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  • Rated 4 out of 5 stars

    Great Sound + Sound Cancelling and I LOVE the case

    Posted .
    Pros mentioned:
    Noise cancellation, Sound quality, Use with apps
    Cons mentioned:
    Ease of use, Volume

    This is my first pair of Sennheiser earphones and I am impressed. I'm not an audiophile, but I do love my music. The ultimate test for me with new earphones is if you put them on and listen to a song you have listened to 100x before, do you go WOW and feel like you have never heard the song before. With the Sennheiser Momentum 2 it was the first time, in a long time, that I has WOW moments. The channel separation and mixing was so clear that it was like I could pick out the layers of each and every instrument. That's amazing. In terms of the more routine use, call and voice quality. No complaints from me or the people i was talking to. You can use just one earpiece at a time, so I love that. I'll talk about call controls later. Noise Cancellation. Superb. At the right volume it drowned out all background noise. There is also none of that weird air pressure feel that I have experienced with headphones from that famous headphone company starting with B. Sennheiser have really outperformed with noise cancelling. Comfort. The Momentum 2's are very comfortable. They fit almost flat to your ear, so it's not obvious you are wearing them and there's no stupid stalk like other headphones.The feel safer, more comfortable, and less intrusive that other headphones. Pairing. Pairing was straight forward. I changed the case first. Should note, the case uses USB C (Thank you Sennheiser for getting with the future!). You put both headphones in, touch the buttons on the side and you can pair in a few seconds. Pairing instruction and tones are spoken in English, and yes, you can change the language in the app. The App - is my only complaint and I deducted 1 store for possibly a trivial reason. The app is free, works great, but there's no other equalizer presets included. You can add and save your own presets, but outside of Neutral you have to fiddle with the qualizer yourself and it's a non-intuitive equalizer control. Also, FYI, you can adjust the touch controls on each side of the Momentum 2s using the App. The default controls were not intuitive to me, but kudos to Sennheiser for letting people customize them. In the box: Momentum 2s, USB C cable, and some instructions. I have attached a photo with a quarter in the box so you can get a sense for the relative size of the Momentum 2s and case. The description/photo on Best Buy makes them seem huge and they're not. They're compact and nice. Finally, a confession I owned the original headphones from a fruit company (not he noise-cancelling ones) and the stupid case was too slick and smooth and flew out of my jacket one day and was lost forever. So I vowed never to buy the fruit company headphones again because of that case design flaw. i LOVE the Sennheiser case, it's got a texture fabric feel, so it's easy to hold, sturdy, and I don't feel like I am doing microsurgery whenever I open to put the Momentum 2s in or out. Thank you Sennheiser for making a great product.

    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Rated 5 out of 5 stars

    Excellent earbuds with a few quirks

    Posted .
    Pros mentioned:
    Battery life, Sound quality, Use with apps
    Cons mentioned:
    Ease of use, Equalizer

    I'm just going to jump right in here. I'm listening to music on these as I write this review, and the quality of sound is impressive. Granted, this is my first experience with true wireless earbuds, but they're far superior to any other bluetooth earbuds I've used in the past. They honestly rival my favored set of wired, over-the-ear monitors. The default "Neutral" equalizer preset (the only one it has) has a somewhat muddy sound, but after a few minutes of tinkering with the app, I was able to reach a balance that works extremely well for my ears. The noise-cancelling and passthrough functions work very well. I'm typing on a relatively noisy mechanical keyboard and even at a lower volume level, I'm unable to hear it with the noise cancelling on, while it comes in clearly with passthrough on. Passthrough has two modes (audio on or audio mute) which can be changed in the app. You control most of the earbuds' functions by tapping on the left or right earbud. You can play/pause, skip/previous track, accept/reject calls, activate voice controls (if you're connected to a phone) and control the volume. These are done by single, double, and triple tapping on a specific earbud, or touching and holding your finger to them. This method isn't at all intuitive, and I've had to reference the instructions several times to refresh myself, but I can't fathom a better way to control the earbuds without a cord, remote, or app. I'm sure I'll memorize them eventually. The included charging case is covered in an attractive grey cloth with a nice texture. It's light but has enough weight to feel premium, and the ports that seat the earbuds are magnetic, so it's easy to make sure you've got them inserted properly. The lid is also magnetic and has just the right amount of pull to keep it from accidentally opening if you toss it into a bag, but still opens smoothly without effort. They fit me very well out of the box, and I could see myself wearing them four hours on end if I wanted. Four sizes of earpads are included to help you find the right fit. They feel secure in my ears and I'm confident I could engage in a vigorous workout with no danger of them falling out. If I have a complaint, it's the companion app. The app serves several useful purposes, and is pretty much required. It's how you update the device firmware, and change the way the earbuds behave (automatically answering a call when removing them from their case, for example). It's where you can switch the passthrough mode as I mentioned earlier. It's also where the equalizer lives, and you're going to want that. The equalizer itself is unlike any I've ever experienced, and leaves much to be desired. It comes with one singular preset (you're able to add more, and name them as you please), and instead of being able to adjust various ranges of the equalizer individually, you're given an extremely unintuitive X/Y-style slider that I still don't fully comprehend (screenshot attached). You basically move a dot around a strange +/- treble/bass field looking for the sound you want. I eventually stumbled across something that worked, but I couldn't tell you how to replicate it. For a product that appears to be doing it's best to cater to audiophiles, it's an odd decision. Hopefully they'll improve this function of the app in the near future. All in all, these are a fantastic pair of earbuds with an excellent range of sound, and I'd recommend them to anyone.

    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Rated 5 out of 5 stars

    Hear It With Style & Confidence

    Posted .
    Pros mentioned:
    Battery life, Features, Noise cancellation

    Sennheiser - MOMENTUM True Wireless 2 Noise-Cancelling Earbud Headphones I’ve always had a cynical approach to earbuds, whether they were the wired type from the early 2000s or the wireless types of recent years, they all had one basic common trait which was that they either never stayed in my ears or they delivered a sound that felt compromised. I eventually got wireless neckband earbuds. It’s served me as well, allowing me to go for my morning runs and do other outdoor activities. But, I always had to deal with the neckband always sliding around my neck if I moved too much or I would suddenly feel the neckband dangling at the back of my neck because it ‘fell’ off and was being held by the earbuds that it was connected to. In the past year, I had seen the progress true wireless earbuds but I was always hesitant because I didn’t want to deal with the buds falling out within 50ft of my morning run or having one fall out of an ear all because I did a simple turn of the head. Never in a million years would I have imagined myself gushing over a set of Earbud Headphones like I am with the Sennheiser- Momentum True Wireless 2! Ready To Go: The Momentum 2 is ready to be easily paired with your device as soon as you take the Earbuds out of the box. Within two minutes, my phone was paired and I was listening to music. There wasn’t any of that ‘holding’ down a button and waiting for a notification to pop up on the screen. And let me tell you that as soon as I hear the friendly voice say, “connected”, I had a feeling that these Earbuds were going to be different from the others that I have owned in the past. The Sound: The Momentum 2 comes with four earbud sizes which are: Large, Medium, Small and X-Small. You’re going to find that these gently fit into your ears and not feel like someone is shoving their uncomfortable fingers in your ears where all you can hear is your own breathing. These are truly comfortable, allowing your ears to ‘breathe’ as it were. I honestly didn’t think Earbuds were capable of delivering astonishing sound as the Momentum 2 does. This kind of rich sound is something that I had only experienced with my large over the ears noise-canceling wireless headset. In fact, I am going to state that the Momentum 2 Earbuds do a better job at delivering sound compared to my once favorite over the ear headset. I listen to a lot of EDM (electronic dance music), Grimes and some rock. It felt as if I was hearing these groups for the first time because of the rich, crisp and detailed sound coming out from these Earbuds! I then decided to watch a couple of movies and some shows using the Momentum 2 Earbuds. Again, I was impressed with the level of detail that I was hearing as I watched The Dark Knight and John Wick. You can almost feel every punch or crunching of metal as the rain pours down in the background of those scenes. I watched a couple of episodes of Westworld and the dialogue was sharper than I had ever heard before with my previous earbuds. Then came the true moment of truth when I went for my run. The Momentum 2 earbuds STAYED IN MY EARS! There wasn’t any need for me to adjust or constantly worry that they would fall out at any moment of impact of my running. I even did a head-shaking test and the earbuds never came close to falling out of my ears whereas my neckband earbuds would have either fallen out or my neckband would’ve been hanging sideways off of my neck. Ease of Access: Previous wireless headsets required me to memorize buttons or sensors that would usually have me pressing the wrong function. It was frustrating and tiresome. With the Momentum 2, there aren’t any buttons to ‘feel’ for. Each earbud has its own function(s). for example; the Left bud will Pause/Play, control Volume down, skip a track or go to previous track all by tapping the earbud. Tapping the Right earbud will access voice assistance, increase volume or activate/deactivate the Transparent Hearing function. It’s incredibly easy. And if you download the Smart Control app, you will be allowed to not only customize the equalizer but you can also customize the earbud controls. Another cool feature of the Momentum is that when you remove one of the earbuds, the music pauses. And when you place the earbud back into your ear, the music will resume. I mentioned Transparent Hearing which, when turned on, allows the user to hear the surrounding noises which are good if you’re out in public and might need to be aware of sudden dangers. When the Noise Cancelling function is activated, you are allowed to be in ‘the moment’ of whatever you are enjoying (assuming that you are in a safe environment). Maintaining the Momentum 2 earbuds is simple. The Momentum 2 provides a small and efficient charging case. I really like that the case has a magnetic pull for each earbud and pulls them into their appropriate slot. The case will recharge the earbuds when placed and the case itself seems to have a VERY LONG charge life from what I have observed. The case comes with a micro USB cord. Just plug it into your USB port on your computer or phone/device charger and you’re good. I have only made a couple of calls using the earbuds and I didn’t notice any issues. I could hear the persons on the other end and they could hear me easily. I am extremely happy owning the Momentum 2 earbuds because they fit, they deliver theater-quality sound and possess a smooth style that you can’t help but admire.

    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Rated 5 out of 5 stars

    Outstanding Sound Quality with User Options

    Posted .
    Pros mentioned:
    Battery life, Features, Sound quality

    The Sennheiser - MOMENTUM True Wireless 2 Noise Cancelling Earbud Headphones - Black offers incredible sound quality with several customizable user controls built in. Each earbud has 3-level touch controls which allow total control over the user's listening experience. My experience with in-ear earbud headphones is broad. I have used several brands over the years and truly love the quality of these Sennheisers. They were comfortable in the ear, which I have struggled with other brands in this area. The noise-cancelling feature are good but not overwhelming (the underwater feeling). The ability to wear them and hear through to the ambient sounds is great. The battery life is outstanding compared to other brands. I have only charged the case one in a week, but have used the earbuds well over 5 hours straight per day. The adjustable/interchangeable ear pieces was nice as the factory size was too big and put pressure on my ear canals. The smaller size was perfect and comfortable! PROS - Sennheiser brand and quality!! A+ - Quality build and feel - Splash resistant - Customizable User Controls - App is easy to use and edit settings - Battery life is top of the industry CONS - Not a fan of the textile feel to the case. Unlike plastic/rubberized cases of competitors, this one would be hard to clean if it got spilled on - The Bass, Mids, Highs options in the app are very limited. I like the ability to control each setting independently, but the app is more of a fluid selection process. These are must have for music heads, business professionals who are on calls all day long - in the car or office, and anyone who wants top quality sound from a minimal sized earbud!

    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Rated 4 out of 5 stars

    Sleek

    Posted .
    Pros mentioned:
    Battery life, Sound quality

    This ear buds look sleek. Charging case is a cloth so try not to get it dirty. Charging is easy and quick. I suggest doing so over night. They come with different size earbud rubber so make sure you have the right size before you set them in your ear, this will make for a comfortable wear. Pairing them is easy just hurt and hold both earbuds for three seconds and find momentum TW2 on your device. Tapping the sides of the earbud provides touch control which is really cool you just have to remember the sequences. You can except a call or reject the call and we’re talking on the phone you hear the person clearly based on my conversation they could hear me clearly as well. The sounds quality is good as well. Nice bass!!!

    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Rated 3 out of 5 stars

    Great sound, expensive, bad battery life with aptX

    Posted .
    Pros mentioned:
    Noise cancellation, Sound quality
    Cons mentioned:
    Ease of use, Equalizer, Listening to music

    Some technical info regarding what was used during my testing for this review: Phone: Samsung Galaxy Note 10+ OS: Android 10 ===Pros=== -Excellent sound for true wireless earbuds -Relatively small for true wireless earbuds that have active noise cancelling -All touch controls are customizable through app (*EXCEPT* for controls during calls) -Touch controls have audio cues -USB-C -Magnetic case and earbuds -Good bluetooth range ===Cons=== -Poor value for the price -[ANDROID] Mediocre battery life on Android devices that support aptX -Battery reporting from the earbuds is highly inaccurate -Mediocre call quality (sounds muffled), can sound distorted when the mic is obstructed -Groove on earbuds easily collects dirt over time [SOUND] The sound is probably the best I’ve heard with true wireless and tethered wireless earbuds. It never sounds muddy to me while having responsive bass. I’m not much of an audiophile or have any expertise in the audio field to describe what I’m hearing to give it justice but I think the best way I can put it is that they have a very neutral sound out of the box and sound the most accurate of out all the wireless earbuds I’ve used before. I can easily use the Equalizer to pump more bass or treble as I see fit though the range I can set it to is admittedly tighter. I can’t get the exaggerated/excessive bass that’s like booming from your car stereo when playing bass-heavy hip hop if I wanted to. But I can get to thumping levels where it wasn’t so much out of the box. So the booming bass is with these buds if you want it. It just won’t kick your ear drums like another earbud I’ve tried. Also worth noting is that the maximum volume of the MOMENTUM True Wireless 2 is lower than the average wireless headphone I’ve tried. If I had to guess I would say the max volume feels about 15% lower than the competition’s max volume. So what I mean is, if you set your volume to 100% on the MOMENTUM True Wireless 2, you can get that same volume of sound on most other headphones, including earbuds, at 85%. Will that matter to you? Maybe not. I’ve been able to compensate this so far by raising the volume. The problem may lie with lower volume recordings, like say a movie where they’re whispering in a hall, or some ASMR videos on YouTube. You may be one of those people in the comments complaining about the volume being too low when everyone else is saying they’re not having that problem. It’s your earbuds. [ACTIVE NOISE CANCELLING or ANC] I still own full-size over ear noise cancelling headphones. When I compared that to the MTW2 inside my apartment, the MTW2 did a better job blocking out my computer’s fan noise and my TV. It didn’t silence them because I still heard them. But it dulled the sound, and did a better job than my over-ear headphone. But when I went outside to test, to my surprise, it was different. I live in Brooklyn, New York, one of the 5 boroughs of New York City. I live 1 block away from an above-ground subway line (The Q/B lines). There is no short supply of noise in my neighborhood. The MTW2 couldn’t block out the subway noise to my liking. Nor did it block out the bus and truck rumblings when I was nearby by them as they passed by me. The whole time I was wondering if I actually had noise cancelling on or not, so I kept triple-pressing my right earbud back and forth to hear the difference between ANC on and ANC off. The MTW2 is already aided by the benefit of being an in-ear earbuds so it has passive noise cancellation via sound isolation, provided you get a good tight fit. You’ll want a tight fit for the best sound anyway. But it didn’t matter. The ANC didn’t do that much better of a job than my sound isolation only earbuds of another brand. Here’s the thing though: You can tune out the background noise when you have music playing at a certain volume. The default 60% on my phone does a good job, and of course the higher the more effective. But you’re only drowning out the outside noise with your music. That’s not the ANC doing its job. When I’m listening to sports talk radio at the same volume (60%) that’s when the actual effectiveness of the ANC was exposed. It wasn’t much more effective than my other in-ear earbuds that were smaller and lighter with no ANC. [BATTERY LIFE] I was NEVER able to get the 7-hour claimed battery life in my tests. Volume was played at 60% through all tests. aptX with ANC: About 4 to 4.3 hours aptX without ANC: About 4.5 to 4.75 hours AAC with ANC: About 5.3 hours AAC without ANC: About 6.5 hours This was interesting to test because Apple’s iOS does NOT support aptX. So the earbuds will always stream with AAC by default. So theoretically, Apple devices won’t ever need to worry about battery life dramatically outside of Sennheiser’s claim. 6.5 hours with ANC off, is close to 7 hours. Perhaps at a volume lower than 60%, 7 hours can be done. Android devices are a whole different story. If your device supports aptX typically it will choose it by default. I can’t say for certain that this is the behavior across all Android devices, but I can confirm this with the Samsung Galaxy Note 10+ and the Samsung Galaxy Tab S6. The average user is not going to know how to change the codec to AAC, which is to unlock the hidden by default Developer options menu then change the Bluetooth codec to AAC. Even then, this setting does not save. The moment you turn your MTW2 off or disconnect it from the device, your Android device will forget that setting. The next time it connects to your phone it will default to aptX again. Charging the battery takes roughly 1 hour to charge from 0% to 100%. [CASE] The case is the largest true wireless earbud case but it is still pocketable. It uses USB-C to charge. I got 3 full charges of 0% to 100%. On my 4th attempt, it only charged up to 80% before it stopped charging the earbuds entirely. The case looks very attractive although I have some concern about the case’s material. It uses a cloth/fabric type of material. I’m worried this type of material will soak up oils easily and be harder to clean. The case locks itself with magnets, which never are in danger of accidentally opening itself. The buds themselves also have magnets that allow it to clasp on to the case and keeping them attached, even when I held the case upside-down while open and aggressively tried to shake them out. [APP] You can change all of the touch controls functions as you see fit EXCEPT for the touch controls for call functions. It also lets you disable touch controls which is convenient, but also annoying in that it doesn’t follow through this concept all the way. You can disable touch but you’ll still hear the audio cues when you touch your earbud’s control pad even though they don’t do anything. The EQ doesn’t allow you to configure it by each frequency response, like most EQs. Instead you’re given an X/Y graph based on bass/treble levels (x-axis) vs high/low (y-axis). This makes it difficult for experienced audio users to configure mids to the way they want it to sound. I get what Sennheiser is trying to accomplish though. Their idea is simplifying the process of finding the sound you’re looking for by playing your music, then moving the target point on their EQ until the you find the sound you want. Oh, there are also NO EQ presets besides the neutral/flat out of the box setting, “Default”. But perhaps what I’ve found to be the most annoying thing about the app is that it almost always doesn’t stay connected to your earbuds after a period of time. [TOUCH CONTROLS] It makes a sound whenever you touch the touchpad. This helps me know if my press actually registered as a press on the buds. Even better is that the audio cues have different sounding tones for the button presses. The touch controls themselves are responsive. [CALL QUALITY] From my tests, the receiver of the call described the call as me sounding close, but I sounded muffled. This was evidenced from my end when they sounded unsure, hesitant, when I asked them how I sounded. Microphone placement seems to have a factor with the quality as well. When I twisted the earbud so that the microphone holes are more obstructed with the flap of skin outside of my ears (face-side) I was told my call sounded distorted. When is swiveled them back out of the way of that skin (I don’t know what it’s called) the distortion was gone but I still sounded muffled. Strangely though, I tested the microphone for sound quality on a voice memo and it sounded fine to me. I suspect the other functions that are only active during a phone call (e.g. sidetone) are the factors that degrade the call quality as opposed to using just the microphone itself. [BLUETOOTH RANGE/LATENCY] As far as range goes, I can only test up to 24 feet in my apartment, going through one wall of obstruction that’s 5 inches thick and it plays without any drops. However, when I have 2 layers of obstruction (so that’s about 10 inches of my walls) that’s when the drops start occurring and it’s no longer a listenable experience. With that said, 30 feet is probably well attainable provided it is in open space with no walls in the way. I didn’t experience many dropouts from the left and right, slave/master connection with the earbuds. I didn’t experience any latency issues with videos on YouTube or Netflix. The only time I did was when I played a rhythm game on an emulator, which tells me that a very slight latency issue does exist but it’s only a noticeable problem when you require extreme accuracy. I couldn’t really perceive any lag with lip-syncing in videos, even if they probably do exist. [CONCLUSION] Great sound but the cons outweigh the pros for me, especially when it’s not kind to the battery life of my phone. I can spend my money for less and get better features with comparable sound through adjusting the EQ.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend
  • Rated 4 out of 5 stars

    Great but It could be better

    Posted .
    Pros mentioned:
    Features, Noise cancellation, Sound quality
    Cons mentioned:
    Equalizer

    Coming from the original AirPod and Powerbeats Pro. It took me a minute or 10 to find the correct placement on my ear where the sound and fit was best. The manual tells you to insert them in your ear then twist them. Simple enough I guess. Comes with four different size silicon plugs. Finding the right plug for your ear is important for comfort, overall sound, noise cancellation and so that it won’t fall out of your ear. Unfortunately for me, I need one in between two sizes but it’s not a deal breaker. You can personalize the earbuds through the Smart Control app which is available for iOS and Android. You can change touch control functions. I found that the default configurations is just about all that you can do, not that flexible and pretty useless for me. You can change the sound with the equalizer. The equalizer has a neutral preset by default and you can add up to nine presets of your own. These earbuds really sound great but I think the real challenge is finding the right sound with their version of an equalizer. Since you can’t individually set the frequencies like in a normal equalizer, you have to find the balance that suits your listening style by moving the cursor around bass, treble and mid. It was really hard for me to dial in my right sound so I really don’t like it much. I think these earbuds has the potential to be really great sounding ones but their equalizer just doesn’t do it justice. High, mid and low are well balanced, not over powering. Spacious and luxurious sound as it should with its price range. Bass is a bit lacking compared to my Powerbeats Pro. Again that might be the fault of the equalizer. I am using this earbud with Apple devices and for some reason, Siri sounds low and distorted. Voice calls are also not as clear as I expected and people on the other end tell me that the sound is muffled. My AirPods and Powerbeats works better with voice calls. The Transparent Hearing feature lets you listen to your tunes while being able to hear the outside world around you. Pretty neat feature. It almost gives you bionic hearing. The Active Noise Cancellation is very good in my opinion. Of course, over the ear headphones are still superior with ANC but these come close. Auto pause feature works but one time I found the earbuds still playing when I put them down on the counter. So if you place the earbuds where the sensor is facing an object, countertop in my case, then it will resume play. This can pair with multiple devices but it won’t let you switch between devices without having to disconnect it first unlike the AirPods or Powerbeats where they will automatically disconnect from one device so you can connect to another device. Having to take that extra step can be annoying, at least for me that is. The charcoal colored cloth covered carrying case is compact and light weight. The lid is kept closed magnetically. The earbuds are also held in their place with magnets. The case and earbuds are charge via a USB-C. There is a button on the back of the case along with an LED light to indicate battery level. The earbuds are IPX4 rated so can sweat with these on. The built quality is excellent. I really wanted to love these earbuds but I can’t wholeheartedly. It sounds great but in my opinion, it can sound better, a lot better. These are quality earbuds and it should be considered on the top 5 in this price range.

    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Rated 4 out of 5 stars

    Great sound quality, strange quirks

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    Posted .
    Owned for 1 week when reviewed.

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    Pros mentioned:
    Battery life, Features, Noise cancellation

    The Sennheiser MTW 2s are very similar in sound to my first gen mtw earbuds. They are very full and immersive, with a good soundstage and are very so slightly more detailed than the first iteration. Sennheiser also decided to tone down the bass in the 2s, resulting in a more neutral sound signature. This may be a pro or a con depending on personal preferences, but with a little testing using the equalizer in the app, I roughly matched the sound of the first gen earbuds. Overall the sound is top notch for wireless earbuds, but will not match wired iems in terms of quality. The earbuds themselves are smaller than the first generation, and are shaped slightly differently. I have large ears, so these fit less snugly, but the redesigned surface makes the contact with my ear more comfortable as the metal contact pads scratched my ear on the first generation. Sennheiser also changed the case design, giving the case a darker canvas color as well as a sturdier hinge. Sennheiser, however, did not change the molds on the inside of the case, so the earbuds dont actually match the case perfectly when placing them in, so I have to be more careful when placing the earbuds back in the case, otherwise the earbuds may not charge or turn off. The transparency mode on these earbuds has also been changed. On the first generation the transparency mode was very true to life, but was still drowned out by an music. As a result, sennheiser has increased the volume on the transparency mode, but I have noticed a lot of white noise in the background while transparency mode was active(note this was mainly at night when my ears were more sensitive when this became a noticable issue). These earbuds also have a white noise that plays whenever they're on, as well as a very faint crackling of static whenever a youtube video loads, or generally whenever the earbuds are preparing to play sound. Active noise cancelling on earbuds still seems like a gimmick to me as well. I do notice a difference when noise cancellation is turned on, but it's not really worth the extra battery drain in my opinion. Getting a good seal with the silicon tips will already do a great job at sound isolation. Note: these earbuds seem to turn off by themselves after a few minutes of inactivity, and this will turn off transparency mode as well. I found this very annoying as I want to leave my earbuds in while browsing the web. These earbuds also take longer to connect, and I suspect this may be due to the fix that sennheiser developed for the battery drain issue on the first generation. I'm assuming these turn off fully in the case, while the first generation didnt, resulting in a connection time that's nearly triple the time of the first generation's. These earbuds also have a main and secondary, or master and slave connection. This means that the right earbud can be used by itself, but the left one cannot, as the signal is sent from the phone to the right earbud, which then sends it to the left. One curious thing about this is that the earbuds turn on individually and the left one can turn on before the right one can. Perhaps sennheiser will patch in individual connections? Overall these earbuds are very good, a combination of great sound quality, combined with the feature set makes these a contender for the best wireless earbuds on the market. I just wish sennheiser had ironed out the previous items mentioned, as with a pair of earbuds that cost 300, I did expect a slightly more seamless experience.

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    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Rated 4 out of 5 stars

    Great Sound, Features, and a Few Quirks

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    Pros mentioned:
    Battery life, Features, Sound quality
    Cons mentioned:
    Equalizer, Listening to music

    The Sennheiser Momemtum TW 2's provide excellent sound, good fit, long battery life, and a nice range of functionality. There are a couple of minor quirks that make them less than perfect, but more on that later. I'm writing this after using them for an hour and a half on a bike trainer where they performed admirably and I definitely proved them to be sweatproof! The sound quality is absolutely stellar, rivaling over the ear headphones. Using the flat setting on the equalizer, I listened to a variety of music (rock, classical, jazz) and some video tracks. The bass was present and clear without being thumpy or muddy, kind of the bane of earbuds. The sonic clarity is excellent, midrange and treble are clean anc crisp. I could pick out individual instruments in all kinds of music, they never ran together. Sennheiser also seems to have solved the 'sync' problem common in wireless earbuds, where one earpiece seems slightly behind the other; I couldn't detect any trace of it. Setup was easy, but definitely do it in the order Sennheiser describes, pair first with your phone or other device, then connect to the app. I installed the app (Android, btw) and connected the TW2's to it before pairing with my phone. That seems to have caused problems with the bluetooth profile on the phone, preventing it from recognizing an audio playback device. Fortunately, 'forgetting' the TW2's in the app and starting over in the recommended order fixed everything. NOTE: The app works on ChromeOS as well as an Android device, which makes it very convenient. Battery life seems to be pretty close to the specified 7 hrs - I was able to get through the day, including a workout session, a movie, and some chat time without a problem. The case has recharged the earbuds twice now without being plugged in, so I don't doubt the claimed four charges. I did try the 'short charge' (10 min charge for 1.5 hrs play time) and it seems to work. Spend the time to try out the included array of earpads; the seal makes a big difference both in comfort and sound quality. Seating the earbuds is easy, you kind of give them a quarter turn twisting them into your ears. They seem to fit securely through walking and cycling and didn't seem to pop out like some others have. The touch controls, once you get used to them, work really well, much better than physical buttons. Not having to fumble around for some tiny little button, especially during a workout, is a real boon. The large touch surface is easy to use and the functions are user configurable. The app is pretty good and provides a plethora of configuration options. It uses a relatively new bluetooth innovation to remain connected even while the earbuds are connected to another device. Which brings me to the annoying quirks and one serious missing feature of the TW2's. The equalizer is a bit funky to use and can only be adjusted and stored in the app, although the current settings are stored in the earbuds. There is no way to switch equalizer settings (eg., rock to jazz) on the earbuds. The one missing feature, which will hopefully be added in an update, is to support switching between multiple connections on the earbud. Bluetooth now allows audio devices to keep multiple connections alive and switch between them. The TW2's support this and can be connected to, for example, a laptop and a phone at the same time. But the only way to 'switch' between the connections (say, to answer the phone) is to bring up the app and switch in the app! Sennheiser, please make one of the 'soft control' options the ability to rotate through connections! In spite of the one deficiency, I'm really happy with the TW2's and highly recommend them to anyone looking for headphone quality sound in a earbud package.

    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Rated 4 out of 5 stars

    Nice Earbuds!

    Posted .

    PROS: * syncing is basically foolproof and takes mere seconds * fit and style is great * charging case is big enough to not get lost easily but is still sleek and small * buttons on the actual earbuds (the center of the earpiece) allows you to use your digital assistant (i.e., Siri, Alexa, etc), control the volume, turn on and off active noise cancelling, skip songs, and more, instead of having to dig out your device * crystal clear sound!! * free app, though quite limited in what it can do, is well designed and easy to use * call quality was great for both myself and the person on the other end CONS: * while this might not be an issue for others, the active noise cancelling made it so I could hear myself breathe (thanks, allergies) and chew, which drives me crazy, while blocking out other noises * when I turned on Transparent Hearing (turning off the noise cancelling feature) while on a call, I couldn't get it to turn back off, which was very aggravating because I was in a noisy location and ended up having to disconnect Bluetooth and hold the phone up to my ear to continue the call (I know, first world problem) * the lack of sound profiles was disappointing and frankly surprising to me at this price point. There's an equalizer in the app, but unless you know what you are doing (which I don't), it is pretty pointless.

    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Rated 3 out of 5 stars

    Great, but with some serious flaws

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    Posted .
    Owned for 2 weeks when reviewed.

    Features

    Quality
    4 out of 5
     
     
     
     
     
    Value
    2 out of 5
     
     
     
     
     
    Ease of Use
    3 out of 5
     
     
     
     
     
    Pros mentioned:
    Battery life, Noise cancellation, Sound quality
    Cons mentioned:
    Ease of use, Listening to music, Volume

    I wanted to love these so much. I only like them. Pros: at a regular, mid-to-loud volume, these do sound great. The app's equalizer is helpful, and at a normal setting they provide a fairly rich sound. The most recent app update lets you turn active noise cancellation off, so you're not forced to choose between ANC and the very strange "transparent hearing" option. This saves battery and is the best choice for when you're listening somewhere other than a plane, loud public transportation, etc. (I have not tested these in any crowded environments... hello pandemic... so I cannot speak to how well the noise cancellation works). Cons: really needs the foam ear tips (sold by a different company) to be truly comfortable. Not great at low sound - there's an audible hiss that's really quite distracting, and the volume even at just one step above mute isn't all that quiet. Not the item to purchase if you like to listen to things while trying to fall asleep, meditate, or really anything quiet and peaceful. The earbuds themselves are touch-controlled, meaning you can tap on them to skip songs, turn on noise cancellation, etc. Mostly convenient. However, the touchpads are VERY sensitive - brush your hair back, go to adjust the fit of the earbuds (even when being careful to try and only grab the outer edges), etc., and you've just stopped the music, turned on a voice assistant, or done something else you didn't want to do. It's very annoying. You can disable touch controls entirely in the app, but it would be better if the touch pad was just smaller. I want to be able to skip a song without pulling out my phone, but I also want to be able to adjust my glasses without Siri beeping at me. Once the battery gets down to 20% there's an audible "recharge headset" alert. It's distracting as heck. Also, the alert doesn't match the volume the headset is set to. If you're listening to nice, quiet music to relax yourself, prepare to be jolted out of your happy place by a very loud alert telling you to recharge the battery. The control app does allow you to switch to tone-only alerts, but the battery alert tone is still loud and obnoxious. It also repeats every few minutes until the battery dies, so essentially you only get 80% of the battery life that isn't painful to listen to, unless you turn voice AND tone alerts off - but I found that if I turn the tones off, it's difficult to understand if I'd skipped a song, just paused it, etc., which with the aforementioned sensitive control pads just led to frustration. Battery life. Advertised at 7 hours. HA. I've listened to these with the volume at the lowest possible volume, with the noise cancellation off (both huge battery-savers), and I got at best 6. I just listened to music at a reasonable, not-too-loud volume, and got 4.5 hours. If I added the noise-cancellation I suspect I wouldn't get enough for a cross-country flight, and do I really want to have to bring two sets of headphones on a flight from Denver to Baltimore? No. Overall... meh. The sound can be great, but I'm still waffling about if I want to return these or not.

    Features

    Quality
    4 out of 5
     
     
     
     
     
    Value
    2 out of 5
     
     
     
     
     
    Ease of Use
    3 out of 5
     
     
     
     
     
    No, I would not recommend this to a friend
  • Rated 5 out of 5 stars

    A step up from the last model.

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    Posted .
    Owned for less than 1 week when reviewed.

    Features

    Quality
    5 out of 5
     
     
     
     
     
    Value
    5 out of 5
     
     
     
     
     
    Ease of Use
    5 out of 5
     
     
     
     
     

    If you had Sennheiser headphones in the past you know the sound can't be beat. However the older model had some connectivity issues, not only did this pair alleviate the issues as well as maintaining the awesome audio quality, they've also added active noise cancellation which works really well if you're into that feature.

    Features

    Quality
    5 out of 5
     
     
     
     
     
    Value
    5 out of 5
     
     
     
     
     
    Ease of Use
    5 out of 5
     
     
     
     
     
    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Rated 5 out of 5 stars

    Fantastics Noise Cancelling Earbuds

    Posted .
    Pros mentioned:
    Battery life, Features, Noise cancellation

    As Spring rolls around, it's time to get back out on the road and do some running. And man is running boring without tunes, so it was perfect timing getting my new Sennheiser Momentum 2 Earbuds this week. I had owned Seinnheiser NC headphones back in the day and was always impressed with the sound quality and overall quality of the product. The same is true for the Momentum 2 Earbuds. They sound fantastic, are full of features including an app and the quality is topnotch! The first thing I noticed when unboxing was the cool cloth-covered carrying/charging case. It's a perfect size to put in your pocket or backpack and is super stylish. The earbuds fit securely into the case for transport and it is also a charging case which will prolong the usability of the earbuds without plugging them in to charge. A USB-C charging cord, 4 different sized silicone tips and instructions are all included in the box. Setup Setup was very straight forward, the earbuds were charged when I received them, so they were ready to go. Simply put them in the correct ear and touch them both for 3 seconds and they will connect with your device. It was that easy. I didn't install the app until after playing with the earbuds for 30 minutes or so. Once the app was installed, I started playing with the equalizer and customized some of the controls. After another 30 minutes or so of adjusting and creating different equalizer profiles, the earbuds were fully customized to my sound and NC preferences. Fit These earbuds are a bit different than some of the other wireless earbuds I've used recently. It took me a couple of tries to get them seated properly in my ears. There are 4 different sized silicone tips so the size can be adjusted for different ears. After installing the large tip, they fit securely and never budged while running and biking outside and running on a treadmill. Sound I'm not necessarily an audiophile, but I know a great sounding earbud when I hear one. Out of the box, in the "Neutral" setting, they are kind of bland. I used the Smart Control app and setup a few new equalizer modes and was able to dial in the audio to my liking. Active Noise Canceling The ANC feature works perfectly and really cuts out the road noise while running and I've started using them for Zoom meeting at work and with friends. The ability to block out surrounding noise and really focus on the music or conversation is key. They can also be setup "Transparent Hearing" to allow for some sound passthrough. Overall I was really impressed with the ANC capabilities. Controls The earbuds are controlled by simply tapping or holding the individual earbuds. It's a bit of a learning curve to get them dialed in, but they are also customizable in the Smart Control app. The controls for the phone features are not customizable. Pros - Sounds quality and customization - Build quality of the earbuds and case is top-notch - Ability to control earbuds with finger touches - Battery life - with the included case, I've used them for an entire day without needing to recharge - Fit - once adjusted to my ear size, they fit snug and are comfortable during long runs - Smart Control App - great for customizing controls and sound quality - Ease of setup and use - Water-resistant - great for the active user Cons - Sound quality is a bit "muted" on phone calls, have to crank up the volume on some alls Overall the Sennheiser Momentum 2 ANC Wireless Earbuds are very impressive in all areas and I would certainly recommend them to anyone looking for a set of wireless earbuds.

    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Rated 5 out of 5 stars

    Apparently I have never heard music till now!

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    Posted .
    Owned for 2 weeks when reviewed.

    Features

    Quality
    5 out of 5
     
     
     
     
     
    Value
    5 out of 5
     
     
     
     
     
    Ease of Use
    3 out of 5
     
     
     
     
     
    Pros mentioned:
    Battery life, Noise cancellation, Use with apps
    Cons mentioned:
    Ease of use, Listening to music, Price

    Listening to high quality music on my paid app (Spotify) was a waste since I was listening to it on poor quality headphones. After investing in these I feel like I’m in a record studio hearing all the subtle nuances that are often lost in budget headphones. The app interface leaves something to be desired and is not very user friendly unfortunately. There is a learning curb on how to use the touch controls but are very convenient now that I customized them on the app. People say I sound like garbage while using the headset driving. I’m constantly being ask to take them off Bluetooth because they can’t hear me. The active noise canceling is not reliable to use as a way to still hear others speaking to you with the plugs in but seems more useful when driving because you can hear the road noise of cars speeding past you on the 405. I use them on my motorcycle in carefully shoved in my helmet one ear at a time and am glad I have it as an option. Battery life is great except if you want to be enveloped in sound like I do constantly in noise canceling mode. Great buy but The price of them burned holes in my pocket. I don’t care because the music is that good! It’s like soothing aloe on charred piece of flesh where my wallet once was. - Zaaaang!

    Features

    Quality
    5 out of 5
     
     
     
     
     
    Value
    5 out of 5
     
     
     
     
     
    Ease of Use
    3 out of 5
     
     
     
     
     
    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Rated 5 out of 5 stars

    Best Sounding Wireless Earbuds I've Owned

    Posted .
    Pros mentioned:
    Battery life, Noise cancellation, Sound quality
    Cons mentioned:
    Listening to music

    Each bud is high quality, made of black plastic with a Sennheiser logo etched on a silver touch-sensitive area. You insert and twist downwards in order to get a good seal in your ear. For my ears, they fit snugly and securely with the tips provided. I can seriously wear these all day, or until the battery runs out at least. You press the touch-sensitive area on both buds at the same time to enter pairing mode and they can be paired with up to 8 devices at one time. Sound quality is superb, I think they actually sound very close if not better than my favorite noise cancelling over-the-ear headphones. They deliver rich, full sound, and there’s a simple equalizer included with the app that works really well. You can dial in just the exact amount of bass that you are comfortable with. What’s awesome is the equalizer settings stay saved to the headphones themselves, so you do not need the app if you use them with another device. I’ve been playing the game Jurassic World Evolution while in lockdown over the past week or so and it’s something I fired up with these headphones and was instantly reminded how awesome John Williams soundtrack is. It was so much better through these buds than what I was used to through my computer speakers. It’s amazing how good active noise cancelling (ANC) is getting in these tiny wireless earbuds while still maintaining excellent battery life. The ANC here is just as good if not better than what I’m used to on big over-the-ear wireless cans (like the ones people wear on planes). Turning it on, background noise such as my keyboard as I’m typing this review just…disappear. The Transparent Noise or “listening” feature, works well but I did have issues switching between one mode or the other. By default, three taps on the right earbud activates or deactivate ANC while two taps on the same bud activates transparent mode. This is completely customizable in the app but I just left the defaults as is. I know my taps would register cause it beeps at every tap but sometimes I’d get stuck in transparent mode or vice versa and have to do it a second or third time for the mode to engage. Usually this issue occurred after pausing music on my iPad, so it could be just a weird software bug. I also had a few issues where Siri wouldn’t respond. Honestly, doesn't affect my review much because I just put them in and enjoy the sound, which is fantastic, but you may want to check other reviews to see if anyone else has had similar issues or if it was just me. I had no problems using them on my Windows PC. The charging case is a little larger than most competitors but still very much pocketable. The case charges only via USB-C, no wireless here unfortunately. It is covered in a fabric which makes it much more premium looking than almost any other case I have used or seen. Pros: Great sound for music, movies, or games. Snug Comfortable fit, includes multiple tips. Active Noise Cancelling works really well Transparent Hearing Splash and/or Sweat resistant. Bluetooth 5.0 Charging case is made with high quality cloth material Cons: Tapping to switch modes sometimes didn’t work. No wireless charging. Overall, if you value sound quality, noise cancelling, and comfort over anything else these are the hard to beat.

    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Rated 5 out of 5 stars

    Possibly The Best True Wireless Experience

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    Posted .
    Owned for 3 weeks when reviewed.

    Features

    Quality
    5 out of 5
     
     
     
     
     
    Value
    5 out of 5
     
     
     
     
     
    Ease of Use
    5 out of 5
     
     
     
     
     

    I have been a fan of Sennheiser for a long time, but had always only wear earbuds for runs. I bought some AirPods when they first came out to use for running, and rarely used them for anything else, as the sound quality on them isn't great. The AirPods started failing after only a year, and recently became completely unusable. Totally dissatisfied with my experience with Apple's earbuds, I decided to give these a go. Man was I blown away. The sound quality is so good, that I find myself using them in favor of some of my other over ear sets. I was expecting the sound quality to be much better (Apple / Beats isn't exactly known for their sound quality), but the overall user experience is much better than the AirPods as well. You get 4 gestures on each earbud, giving you far more control than you would get on AirPods, the pairing process is actually less buggy, and they are much more comfortable than the AirPods were. These are expensive earphones, and if you are in the market for true wireless in ear headphones, these are the best I have ever tried.

    Features

    Quality
    5 out of 5
     
     
     
     
     
    Value
    5 out of 5
     
     
     
     
     
    Ease of Use
    5 out of 5
     
     
     
     
     
    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Rated 5 out of 5 stars

    Great Sound and Comfortable

    Posted .
    Pros mentioned:
    Battery life, Features, Noise cancellation
    Cons mentioned:
    Equalizer, Listening to music, Volume

    A rich and balanced sound is what you would expect from Sennheiser and it is delivered across the many different types of music from Latin to American Standards to Symphonic that I enjoy. At first I thought these would be clunky and feel heavy. I was completely wrong. You must use the "twist" as they are placed in your ears. I did not have to use any of the earpiece adapters included in the package. I have worn them for several hours and they are comfortable and stable. Right out of the box they are charged and ready to pair. There is a small fold out leaflet giving you initial instructions. Following the instructions they paired easily with my Android phone and I had music playing without any issues at all. The same was true with pairing with my iPad. It was also nice to watch movies on the iPad with these buds. So much dialogue seems to be whispered these days. The instructions pointed me to an APP to access some control configurations and update the buds. Be sure to pick the correct APP as some have similar names. The APP install was quick and the buds performed an update without issue. For some reason the APP required Location Access to perform the Bluetooth Low Energy Scan. This seemed odd but I allowed it. The APP is used to configure the core device settings. The equalizer is very basic and does not allow for individual frequency band adjustments and levels for those who want such granular control. Some nice options are controlled by touching either the left or right bud. These are described in the APP. Phone calls will ring in gently and provided great audio in both directions on my calls. A feature I use often is transparent hearing to allow me to hear my surroundings without having to remove the buds. I can also use one tap on the bud to bring up my voice assistant which is a nice touch and has come in handy. Of course the noise canceling works great. It is turned on/off with taps on the bud. I no longer have to listen to leaf blowers and lawn mowers when sitting outside on my patio reading a book. Noise levels in suburbia are getting louder and louder. I suspect they will work great on airplanes as well. Be aware that no charging power supply is included, only a short USB-C cable is provided but who doesn't have many of these lying around. The hard shell storage/charging case is well done and holds the buds in magnetically and has a battery charge indicator. I look forward to enjoying these buds for years to come.

    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Rated 4 out of 5 stars

    THEY FIXED THE BATTERY DRAIN ISSUE but...

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    Posted .
    Owned for 1 month when reviewed.

    Features

    Quality
    4 out of 5
     
     
     
     
     
    Value
    3 out of 5
     
     
     
     
     
    Ease of Use
    5 out of 5
     
     
     
     
     

    The battery drain issue from the firat gen ones was a straight deal killer as they would always be dead even if I never used them after charging them. However, that was because they paired with your phone even if they were in their case. The new 2nd gen iteration fixed the battery issue, but I noticed a distinct decline in audio quality from the 1st gens. Also, it might be just me but I noticed that the fit isnt as good as the last gen ones (might be just ear tip size) they're still good but I would recommend the sony wf1000x if it wasnt for their bulky size.

    Features

    Quality
    4 out of 5
     
     
     
     
     
    Value
    3 out of 5
     
     
     
     
     
    Ease of Use
    5 out of 5
     
     
     
     
     
    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Rated 5 out of 5 stars

    Outstanding

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    Posted .
    Owned for 1 month when reviewed.

    Features

    Quality
    5 out of 5
     
     
     
     
     
    Value
    4 out of 5
     
     
     
     
     
    Ease of Use
    5 out of 5
     
     
     
     
     

    Best sound quality of any truly wireless earbuds period. Blows my Beats Pro wireless away (btw the Beats sound really good). Customizable EQ with Sennheiser app is okay. Noise cancellation better than AirPods Pro and they stay in your ear. The touch controls on the buds can be finicky. Overall, if you want the best sound, really good noise cancellation and a top notch ear bud, these Sennheisers are worth every penny. Better than Bose QC30s, AirPods Pro and Beats Wireless Pro. Not even close.

    Features

    Quality
    5 out of 5
     
     
     
     
     
    Value
    4 out of 5
     
     
     
     
     
    Ease of Use
    5 out of 5
     
     
     
     
     
    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Rated 5 out of 5 stars

    Best True Wireless Headphones on the Market!

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    Posted .
    Owned for 1 month when reviewed.

    Features

    Quality
    5 out of 5
     
     
     
     
     
    Value
    5 out of 5
     
     
     
     
     
    Ease of Use
    5 out of 5
     
     
     
     
     

    You can’t get better audio, in a pair of true wireless noise canceling headphones. You can find similar audio clarity, but not audio separation. The audio separation on these headphones is so good that it makes you feel like you are listening to a band playing right in front of you or a movie happening in real life.

    Features

    Quality
    5 out of 5
     
     
     
     
     
    Value
    5 out of 5
     
     
     
     
     
    Ease of Use
    5 out of 5
     
     
     
     
     
    I would recommend this to a friend
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