Sennheiser Momentum True Wireless 2 specs: 7mm dynamic driver, from 5 Hz to 21,000 Hz frequency response, THD is less than 0,08%, from 100 Hz to 10,000 Hz frequency response for microphone, one dedicated microphone per earbud for ANC, bluetooth 5.1 with SBC, AAC, aptX supported codecs, weight is 6g per earbud (and 70g with charging case), 1.5h full charging time, 7h autonomy (up to 28 with charging case).
Sennheiser has been famous for their audio products. The company has been making a wide range of high quality electronic appliances which related to audio such as headphones and microphones. Because of the quality of the products, which is excellent in its class, they have also been supplying their products for professionals and companies. Now with true wireless earbuds conquering the market, almost all audio companies made their own version of the products, including Sennheiser.
Back in the end of 2018, Sennheiser introduced their first true wireless earbuds. With their audio technology, they are able to make such products with quality sound, competitive features, and quite decent battery life. As of 2020, Sennheiser Momentum True Wireless 2 was released to the market as the company’s second generation TWS earbuds. So, how good is this product compared to the previous one? Is it worth buying? We will come into conclusion once we have read the full review.
Compared to the first one, Sennheiser Momentum True Wireless 2 earphones have significant improvements in several aspects. The obvious improvements are the battery life and the noise cancellation feature. If the first generation is clearly lacking in those two features, now you can expect much more from the second gen. The first Sennheiser TWS earbuds only provide you with about four hour playback time, now you can expect to have up to 7 hours. Besides the playback time, you can also get up to 3 times additional playback time using the case, giving you a total of 28 hours.
This is a huge improvement from the first gen since it only provides you with 12 hours of total playback time even with the case. Even the bluetooth chip that was causing the battery drain problem in the first gen TWS is fixed. Now with the new chip bluetooth 5.1 installed in the second gen, you don't have to worry about the battery drain problem anymore.
Looking at the design aspect, this Sennheiser Momentum True Wireless 2 doesn't have much differences compared to the previous version. However, the size of the earbuds has been trimmed down a little bit, making them look more compact and powerful when you wear those earbuds. You still need to slide the earbuds in and twist them so they are locked in your ears. Cutting down the size of the earbuds does have an effect on the comfort factor. If previously you cannot wear earbuds for too long, now you can use them longer without any discomfort.
You will get a total four different sizes of silicone eartips pairs. This will make it easier for you to choose the size of the ear tips that suits your ears. The tips could easily fit in your ears, but to change them from the earbuds would require some effort. Just as the previous one, the outer parts of each earbuds also function as touch control. You can easily control the playback, volume, up to activating Siri or Google Assistant. For a price tag of $299, this Sennheiser Momentum True Wireless 2 would not disappoint you.
Sennheiser Momentum True Wireless 2 - soundThat was all about the appearance, and now, how about the performance? Does the Sennheiser Momentum True Wireless 2 have any improvements at all? Looking at the success of Momentum 1, it is not even a question that Sennheiser would try to keep their performance just like that. The second generation has more or less the same sound signature, which is overall good for any kinds of music. If we are to describe the sound profile, it would be as follows.
The bass is deep but still could maintain the other voices, while playing a song with rich instruments, the bass doesn't drag at all. Meanwhile, the midrange and treble are clear and powerful, you could definitely feel the power of the vocals and each instrument very clearly. Such balanced sound profiles create a three dimensional perception for the music which feels quite awesome. You might have been listening to music with your own customized equalizer, but with Sennheiser Momentum True Wireless 2 you already get an excellent sound quality from the standard settings. It competes directly with Sony WF-1000XM3, MW07 Plus, Beoplay E8 3.0, Harman Kardon FLY TWS and Technics EAH-AZ70W.
From what we experienced so far, it has some good points that you couldn't ignore. The sound quality makes this Sennheiser TWS earphones worth your money. You could easily spend hours listening to your favorite music with comfort and great sound quality. The improved battery life could be the second biggest factor for people who just can't pass their time without listening to music.
You can't still use the earbuds in between your schedule, and charge them while you are on the job. With a total of 28 hours battery life, you don't need to worry about running out of battery for the day. If you have a battery draining problem with the previous version, it won't happen with this second gen since they use the latest bluetooth chip. Don't forget about the touch control which obviously makes these earbuds very convenient for people who often move around.
There are also some things that I don't like about these Sennheiser earbuds. It is true that it has considerable improvements compared to the first TWS earbuds. However, some things are still quite difficult to change. The pricing tag is still almost on par with other prestigious brands like Apple AirPods. With the pricing almost $300, maybe not all people would make this TWS earbuds their first choice although it has a great sound quality. The 2mm size trimming wasn’t enough to make these TWS earbuds compact enough.
There are other earbuds with smaller size but almost similar sound quality. The noise cancellation feature is still not good enough compared to the other competitor brands. The main problem is that there is barely a difference between turning on the noise cancellation on and off. While they tried to make the outside noise heard while the feature is turned off, the eartips hold pretty tightly into your ears so that there are barely any sounds going in or out.