In a hobby where favored technology doesn’t usually advance as fast as the bleeding edge, there are still a few areas that crawl forward into the future along with the rest of the changing pixels, shrinking silicone, and general collective of plastics and metal. One of those areas is wireless tech, especially on the headphone front.
While Apple certainly blazed the trail with their EarPods (now in generation 2) others companies have made due with the bigger real-estate afforded by dongles, neckbands and all other matter of creative fixes. Few big-name attempts have been made to jump into the fray with Apple – but of the majors, Sennheiser’s attempt to navigate this tricky field is the Momentum True Wireless ($300).
Our full breakdown lies in the video embed below. The sound was good, but surprisingly the tech almost feels like the CD player did when it first came out (the advancements in navigation, not the somewhat controversial sound quality). A simple tap move things around, and there is control for phone/playback AND ambient sound listening at the double touch of a button. The price tag does put it above base models, but certainly nowhere near the extremities of high end personal audio. The wireless tech still has a ways to go by this reviewer’s benchmarks, but in the interim tentpoles like these designs help make the wait a little more bearable.