Sennheiser Momentum 3 vs Sennheiser Momentum 2

Sennheiser Momentum 3 review
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Sennheiser Momentum 2 review

This is a comparison Sennheiser Momentum 3 vs Momentum 2, both of which are closed back and wireless. These headphones have an over-ear wearing style and can be used with a wire.

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Features

I will start with the impedance which is 100 Ohm in the case with Sennheiser Momentum 3 and Momentum 2 has only 28 Ohm. There is also a huge difference between their ranges of frequency response.

Momentum 3 works with frequency response 6 Hz - 22 kHz, while Momentum 2 has a range from 16 Hz to 22 kHz. Sennheiser Momentum 2 vs Momentum 3 has a higher sensitivity. The first device has 120 dB and the second one — 99 dB. In addition, they both have Google Assistant and Siri support.

If your priority is long battery life, then Sennheiser Momentum 2 is a better choice as it can work up to 25 hours after you charge it for 2 hours. In contrast, Momentum 3 allows listening to music for about 17 hours after 3 hours of charging. Both appliances have a battery level indicator. However, there is no speed charge function available.

Sound

The bass that you get with Momentum 3 sounds organic. Listening to a drum pedal kick sounds here like a live drum kit.

Momentum 2 makes clarity and cohesiveness of the music. However, with this appliance you will hear congested soundstage and separation. These two pairs of headphones by Sennheiser have active noise canceling.

Comfort and design

A built-in microphone lets you speak on the phone with any of these headphones. For those who are looking for a lightweight device, Sennheiser Momentum 2 vs Momentum 3 is perfect as its weight is only 140 g. You can take the headphones with you everywhere, as they are foldable and come with a carry case.

Sennheiser Momentum 3 pros and cons

Sennheiser Momentum 3 pros and cons

Pros

  • Large ear cups that fully surround your ear
  • Balanced sound profile is really pleasant to the ears
  • Made of premium materials such as stainless steel and lambskin

Cons

  • No aptX HD support
  • Does not block out higher frequency sounds

Sennheiser Momentum 2 pros and cons

Sennheiser Momentum 2 pros and cons

Pros

  • Made of metal and leather which feel really nice
  • Warm smooth sound perfect for non-fatiguing sessions
  • The headband adjustment system is very smooth

Cons

  • The cushion pads are not big enough
  • When the battery is below 10%, it dies in minutes

Votes 2 2
Rating 4.5 4.5

Headphones comparison chart

Overall
Sennheiser Momentum 3
8.6
Sennheiser Momentum 2
8.3
10
10
10
8
8
8
Sennheiser Momentum 2

Sennheiser Momentum 2 review

Jun 09, 2020

Sennheiser Momentum 2 is a multipurpose and very comfortable device for its large over ear closed cu...

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Common

Product

Sennheiser Momentum 3
Sennheiser Momentum 2

Model

Momentum 3
Momentum 2

Brand

Sennheiser
Sennheiser

Reviews

181
1188

General

Wearing style

over ear
over ear

Enclosure

closed back
closed back

Wireless

Wired

Specifications

Transducer

dynamic
dynamic

Driver size, mm/inches

42/1.6

Impedance, Ohm

100
28

Frequency response, Hz

6Hz-22KHz
16Hz-22KHz

Total harmonic distortion (THD), %

0.3
0.3

Sensitivity (SPL), dB

99
120

Magnet type

Weight (headphones), g/oz

305/10.7
140/4.9

Comfort

Adjustable headband

Foldable

Noise cancelling

Active noise cancelling

Adjustable noise cancelling level

Microphone

Built-in microphone

In-line microphone

Detachable microphone

Cables

Detachable cable

Audio cable length, cm/ft

140/4.6

Jack connection (TRS)

3.5
3.5

Balanced connection

Control

Built-in control buttons

In-line control

Touch control

Voice control

Google Assistant, Siri
Google Assistant, Siri

App control

Control functions

volume, answer/end, play/pause, next/previous track, fast forward/rewind, noise cancelling, voice assistant
volume, answer/end, play/pause, next/previous track, fast forward/rewind, noise cancelling

Wireless connectivity

Bluetooth

Bluetooth version

5.0
4.0

aptX

aptX HD (Hi-Res Audio)

Bluetooth profiles

A2DP, AVRCP, HFP, HSP
A2DP, AVRCP, HFP, HSP

NFC

Wi-Fi

Battery

Battery type

rechargable
rechargable

Battery life, hrs

17
25

Charging time, hrs

3
2

Charging port

USB-C
micro USB

Charging cable

USB-C to USB-A
micro USB to USB-A

Speed charge

Battery free listening mode

Battery level indicator

Additional features

Water resistance

Light indication

Additional audio features

In the box

Audio cable

Carry case

Charging cable

1/4 Adapter (6,35 mm)

Interchangeable ear pads

User manual

Manual

Sennheiser Momentum 3
Sennheiser Momentum 2
Sennheiser Momentum 3
Sennheiser Momentum 2

Headphones HeadphonesArena comparison rating

  • better
  • worse
  • 8.6
  • 8.3
  • 8.6Sennheiser Momentum 3
  • 8.3Sennheiser Momentum 2

The Sennheiser Momentum 3 is better headphones in this comparison. Check Sennheiser Momentum 3 price