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Sennheiser MOMENTUM 3 Review Rundown

SennheiserPublished on 21 Mar 2021Last Edited on 14 Nov 2021Written by Dr Jiulin Teng w/ Neosummarizer*
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Overview

Neoscore* 72%
Pros**
  • Good sound quality
  • Good battery life
  • Great companion app
  • Good call quality
Cons**
  • Nothing in particular

Summary

Sennheiser Momentum 3 Wireless have a good audio quality and a sleek retro look. They are priced identically to the Bose Noise Cancelling Headphones 700, which deliver the best ANC you can buy. Like many ANC headphones, the Momentum Wireless add in a little bit of high-frequency hiss—it's not unpleasant, but it's noticeable.
This rundown provides our analysis on 8 third-party reviews. The sentiment scores, summaries, and key takeaways that we select are based on these reviews and may differ from the original publication.

Rundown

ndtv[1]

Sentiment Score[*] 58%
Reviewers from ndtv have found the following[***]:
At Rs 34,990, the Sennheiser Momentum 3 Wireless are among the most expensive pairs of headphones in the segment. While the brand and styling might help justify the price to some extent, the important thing here is performance. Regardless of whether we listened to streaming music or high-resolution tracks, the headphones sounded rich and detailed with pretty much every kind of genre we tried. The soundstage wasn't quite as wide and all-encompassing as we've experienced with other headphones in this price range.
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Pros[**]
  • Well-built design
  • Good active noise cancellation
  • Good battery life
Cons[**]
  • Sound leakage at high volumes

laptopmag[2]

Sentiment Score[*] 79%
Reviewers from laptopmag have found the following[***]:
Sennheiser has equipped the Momentum 3 with a Transparency Mode for those moments you have to interact with someone, but don't necessarily want to stop jamming. When the mode is activated, all the ambient noise comes into the cans which, depending on how loud you're playing your music, can blend in rather amusing ways. The Bose 700 did a better job of keeping unnecessary ambient noises out which let me better focus on the conversation.
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Pros[**]
  • Great sound quality
  • Comfortable fit
  • Great battery life
Cons[**]
  • No noise cancelling
  • Mediocre call quality

notebookcheck[3]

Sentiment Score[*] 71%
Reviewers from notebookcheck have found the following[***]:
The Sennheiser Momentum 3 Wireless offer a wide sound stage with a lot of depth. They convince with their playfulness and differentiated reproduction and are at home in all genres. The active noise cancellation muffles low background noise very reliably. The voice quality is decent and the headphones can also be used well for telephony in quiet environments.
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Pros[**]
  • High-quality leather and stainless steel
  • Long-lasting battery life
  • Good sound quality
Cons[**]
  • No aptX HD or aptX Low Latency

pcmag[4]

Sentiment Score[*] 75%
Reviewers from pcmag have found the following[***]:
The Sennheiser Momentum Wireless offer powerful active noise cancellation. It does a great job of tamping down lows, mids, and highs. The transparent listening mode is quite effective, making it easy to converse without removing the headphones. The bass depth is fuller and richer when the ANC is on.
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Pros[**]
  • Powerful active noise cancellation
  • Solid audio performance
  • Good battery life
Cons[**]
  • Mediocre mic quality

techradar[5]

Sentiment Score[*] 82%
Reviewers from techradar have found the following[***]:
The Sennheiser Momentum 3 Wireless feature decent noise cancellation. They don't block out as much environmental noise as rivals like the Sony WH-1000XM3 or the Bose Noise Cancelling Headphones 700, but you'll still be able to listen to your music in relative peace. With 42mm transducers, these headphones are made to replicate the "balanced depth and precision of a studio recording"
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Pros[**]
  • Gorgeous, detailed sound
  • Comfortable fit
  • Decent noise cancellation
Cons[**]
  • Battery life could be better

tomsguide[6]

Sentiment Score[*] 51%
Reviewers from tomsguide have found the following[***]:
The Momentum 3 supports Siri, Google Assistant, and Alexa. There is no power button or sleep mode, so I learned the hard way that the only method of turning them off is by collapsing them. The low volume levels make it difficult to communicate, especially in rowdy environments. Sennheiser makes up for its poor call quality is in wireless performance.
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Pros[**]
  • Sleek, retro design
  • Comfortable fit
  • Good battery life
Cons[**]
  • Mediocre noise cancellation
  • Poor call quality

whathifi[7]

Sentiment Score[*] 88%
Reviewers from whathifi have found the following[***]:
Sennheiser Momentum 3 Wireless are wireless noise-cancelling headphones. Support aptX Low Latency, which improves synchronicity of audio and video. Built-in Bluetooth tracker and support for Tile. Battery life is 17 hours, compared to Bose's 20 hours and Sony's 30 hours.
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Pros[**]
  • Detailed, rhythmic sound
  • Intuitive controls
  • Excellent battery life
Cons[**]
  • On-cup controls aren’t as intuitive as rivals

References

1. ^ Sennheiser Momentum 3 Wireless Review. ndtv. 2019-12-31 Retrieved 2021-10-14.
2. ^ Sennheiser Momentum 3 Wireless Headphones review. laptopmag. 2020-01-19 Retrieved 2021-03-22.
4. ^ Sennheiser Momentum 3 Wireless Review. pcmag. 2020-01-23 Retrieved 2021-03-22.
5. ^ Sennheiser Momentum 3 Wireless review. techradar. 2020-02-10 Retrieved 2021-03-22.
6. ^ Sennheiser Momentum 3 Wireless review. tomsguide. 2020-02-27 Retrieved 2021-03-22.
7. ^ Sennheiser Momentum 3 Wireless review. whathifi. 2019-09-05 Retrieved 2021-03-22.
*. Neoscore is our sentiment analyzer based on natural language processing (NLP). Scaled in the range of 0 to 100, Neoscore eliminates scoring biases from each publisher; it likely differs from the publisher\'s own rating, if available, as a result.
**. Neoanalyzer is our summarizer based on NLP. It identifies key takeaways from each third-party review. The takeaways that it produces likely differ from the publisher\'s own bullets points, if available, as a result.
***. Neosummarizer is based on NLP. It extracts summaries from third-party reviews. It likely that these summaries differ from the publisher\'s own, if available.
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