Truly wireless earbuds are still a relatively new product category but ever since the Apple AirPods launched in 2016, every company has attempted to make a great pair of truly wireless earbuds.

While some companies are focusing on undercutting the AirPods’ price, Sennheiser is putting a stronger emphasis on the sound quality, especially with their new Momentum True Wireless 2 earbuds.

Design & Hardware

The look of the Momentum True Wireless 2 is very minimal with a touchpad where the Sennheiser logo is and swappable ear tips to fit your ears. The rest of the earbud is made from plastic that feels solid and well built. The earbuds are also IPX4 rated splash resistant.

The earbuds use bespoke 7mm dynamic drivers that sound great at all volumes. The bass can get quite deep, and the mids sound natural and the earbuds’ treble is clear and detailed.

Just like the AirPods Pro and Sony’s recent WF-SP800N earbuds, the Momentum True Wireless 2 has Active Noise Cancellation that lets you focus on your music and not the sounds around you. The earbuds do a great job of blocking out sound but I wish there was a way to adjust the level of noise cancelling.

And if you do need to hear the world around you, the earbuds have a Transparent Hearing mode that can be toggled on/off in just one tap.

One thing I didn’t like about the earbuds is that is doesn’t give you voice prompts when enabling different features such as ANC or Transparent Hearing, you just get a beep to let you know you’ve enabled a setting. The earbuds do give a voice prompt when you take the earbuds out of their case and put them in your ears, a British voice will say “power on” and “connected” but nothing else.

While the Momentum True Wireless 2 fit comfortably in my ears, there was occasional discomfort when wearing them for long periods of time because of the plastic build. It might have been better if Sennheiser had a soft-touch on the inside of the earbuds.

The case feels more premium than the earbuds themselves with a fabric design the feels like a bit like a Google Nest Mini/Home Mini speaker. The back of the case has a USB-C port and a pairing button.

While the charging case doesn’t have wireless charging support, you can get around 28 hours from the case and around 7 hours of playtime from the earbuds themselves.

The Momentum True Wireless 2 is available now for $399 CAD ($299 USD) from:

The earbuds come in black and white colour options.

Software

To connect to your Momentum True Wireless 2, you’ll need the Sennheiser Smart Control, which is available on Android and iOS.

When you first open the app, you’ll be asked to connect to your earbuds. After you’ve done that, you’ll be able to start customizing your earbuds.

The main homescreen of the app shows you the earbuds and case battery life, earbuds control, turn on/off Transparent Hearing and Equalizer.

Tapping on the picture of the earbuds will let you customize the earbuds’ touchpad control. So you could have one tap on the left earbud control ANC and two taps for Transparent Hearing. While on the right earbud, you hold it for your phone’s voice assistant.

The Equalizer menu lets you set different presets, so you could have a more bass-heavy option or one that focuses on vocals.

The Transparent Hearing menu lets your turn the feature on/off and also gives you the option to continue playing music when Transparent Hearing is on.

Final Thoughts

Overall, the Sennheiser Momentum True Wireless 2 are a great pair of earbuds that sound great, have good ANC and solid battery life.

Pros

  • Sound great
  • Sleek design
  • ANC works well
  • Good battery life (7 hours from earbuds and 28 from the case)
  • Smart Control gives you customizations for your earbuds

Cons

  • Expensive compared to other ANC earbuds
  • No wireless charging
  • No voice prompts when enabling features

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