5 Reasons Why Sennheiser’s Momentum True Wireless 3 Could Be The Best Flagship Earbuds of 2022
Sennheiser’s Momentum True Wireless offerings have always been quite highly regarded, and the new Momentum True Wireless 3 earbuds could just be the best flagship earbuds of 2022. Here are five reasons why.
Let’s start with sound quality. The MTW 3 are using Sennheiser’s tried and tested 7mm extra wide-band TrueResponse Transducer, and you get the same clear and refined sound that Sennheiser’s known for. The bass is impactful and dynamic while still retaining clarity and definition. The mids are nicely sculpted and you get plenty of character and emotion here, while the treble has a good amount of air and detail.
The soundstage itself is wide and high, and there’s a good amount of depth to it as well. Instrument imaging is accurate, with plenty of room and space for instruments and vocals to breathe and shine. This is, of course, helped by the fact that the earbuds support the aptX Adaptive codec, which allows for music streaming up to 24bit/96kHz.
Moving on to ANC, these earbuds perform superbly. Low-pitched noises are very effectively cancelled out, with only higher-pitched noises slipping in from time to time. With music playing and ANC turned on, though, everything is essentially covered up. The MTW 3 is using a hybrid-adaptive ANC system here, along with four microphones to automatically optimise the ANC. There’s also a Transparency mode available for easier conversations without having to pull out your earbuds.
And with how good these earbuds look, you might want to keep them in to show them off. The design has changed quite a bit, looking even more sleek and stylish than before. If you miss the ringed metal faceplate though, take a closer look at the logo on the earbuds where the ringed metal design has been kept. The earbuds come in two colours for the Singapore market, Graphite and White. Truthfully, we think this design is much nicer and more subtle in the ear. The earbuds also come with stabiliser fins that help to provide a bit of security and grip, while not being as intrusive as stabiliser wings, so that’s nice. Overall, it’s just a really comfortable pair of earbuds to wear. There’s also IPX4 water resistance so you can take these to the gym or out and about with no need to worry.
Sennheiser has managed to maintain the same seven-hour battery life in the earbuds while reducing the size by 16%, which is quite impressive. There are also an additional three charges in the case for a total of 28 hours. There’s also Qi wireless charging here and a quick 10-minute charge will give up to an hour of playtime. Additionally, if you really need to prolong the battery life, the earbuds can be used individually as well.
As for the software, Sennheiser recently revamped the Smart Control app, and it looks and operates much better now. Some of the interesting new features are Sound Check and Sound Zones. For easier EQ adjustments, there’s Sound Check. You’ll be asked to play a song and then the app will offer three options three times, with you needing to select which one sounds best. It’s just the app automatically adjusting the bass, mids and treble, but it’s definitely a more convenient option for most people.
As for Sound Zones, it’s essentially getting your earbuds to put on different EQs and ANC profiles when you’re in different places. If I leave my home, maybe I want ANC to be turned on, and I want a neutral EQ profile. But if I go to the gym, maybe I want to turn ANC off and boost the bass. It’s all easily customisable through Sound Zones, so that’s cool. And of course, Sennheiser’s touch control customisation system is one of the best in the market, with the ability to customise pretty much every control to exactly what you want.
The earbuds are pretty decent for taking calls as well, with two three-mic voice pick up for calls. Additionally, Sennheiser’s gone green with their packaging, removing all the plastic from it except for the security sticker, so that’s nice.
Sennheiser has even priced these at S$399 or US$249, allowing these earbuds to stay attractive in a very competitive market. With all that, it’s hard not to say the Momentum True Wireless 3 are one of the best earbuds released in 2022.
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