Sennheiser Momentum 3 vs Bowers & Wilkins PX

Sennheiser Momentum 3 review
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Bowers & Wilkins PX review

Sennheiser Momentum 3 vs Bowers & Wilkins PX are over-ear wireless headphones. Both of them have an audio cable and are closed back. Bowers & Wilkins PX has impressive noise-canceling the same as the other one does.

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Features

The headphones Sennheiser Momentum 3 have impedance 100 Ohm which is quite high compared with Bowers & Wilkins PX that has 22 Ohm. Also, there is a difference between the rates of frequency response, as the first device has 6-22 Hz and the second one — 10-20 Hz. However, the sensitivity of Sennheiser Momentum 3 is 99 dB which is similar to the sensitivity of Bowers & Wilkins PX (111 dB).

Sennheiser Momentum 3 battery life is 17 hours after 3 hours charge but Bowers & Wilkins PX live up to 22 hours (50 hours battery life without noise-canceling). There is no option of speed charge in both cases, however, the headphones have battery-free listening mode.

Sound

Bowers & Wilkins PX sounds wonderful with ANC off. It has a warm and round sound profile that is best suited to rock. The sound is significantly more "neutral" than earlier B&W products.

The stronger bass response of Sennheiser Momentum 3 blends well with mids and highs. When you are listening to music with Anti-Wind or Max mode, it recesses the low end, depending on the song.

Comfort and design

The weight of the headphones Sennheiser Momentum 3 is 305 g while Bowers & Wilkins PX weighs 335 g. These devices have an adjustable headband and a built-in microphone. A detachable cable makes the use convenient.

Sennheiser Momentum 3 pros and cons

Sennheiser Momentum 3 pros and cons

Pros

  • App-based controls
  • 3 modes of noise cancelation: Anti-Pressure (low), Anti-Wind (medium), and Max (high)
  • Quick charging to generate 1.5 hours of playtime on a 10-minute charge.

Cons

  • The buttons of control are not flush, this gives the controls a cluttered look and feel
  • Battery life is very short

Bowers & Wilkins PX pros and cons

Bowers & Wilkins PX pros and cons

Pros

  • Has very strong isolation, naturally with their closed-back design and tightly sealing leather ear cups.
  • Turn on automatically when you take them out of your bag and put them on
  • Acoustic/rock/classical music sound incredible

Cons

  • Not foldable
  • The ear cushions are more like thin rims around the earcups, and the clamping pressure is high, so they dig into your skin

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Rating 5 5

Headphones comparison chart

Overall
Sennheiser Momentum 3
8.6
Bowers & Wilkins PX
8.1
10
7
10
10
8
8
Bowers & Wilkins PX

Bowers & Wilkins PX review

May 27, 2020

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Common

Product

Sennheiser Momentum 3
Bowers & Wilkins PX

Model

Momentum 3
PX

Brand

Sennheiser
Bowers & Wilkins

Reviews

125
1420

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
40/1.5

Impedance, Ohm

100
22

Frequency response, Hz

6Hz-22KHz
10Hz-20KHz

Total harmonic distortion (THD), %

0.3
0.3

Sensitivity (SPL), dB

99
111

Magnet type

Weight (headphones), g/oz

305/10.7
335/11.8

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

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, bluetooth, noise cancelling

Wireless connectivity

Bluetooth

Bluetooth version

5.0
4.2

aptX

aptX HD (Hi-Res Audio)

Bluetooth profiles

A2DP, AVRCP, HFP, HSP
A2DP, AVRCP, HFP, HSP,GAP,SDAP, DIP

NFC

Wi-Fi

Battery

Battery type

rechargable
rechargable

Battery life, hrs

17
22 (50 without noise cancelling)

Charging time, hrs

3

Charging port

USB-C
USB-C

Charging cable

USB-C to USB-A
USB-C 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
Bowers & Wilkins PX
Sennheiser Momentum 3
Bowers & Wilkins PX

Headphones HeadphonesArena comparison rating

  • better
  • worse
  • 8.6
  • 8.1
  • 8.6Sennheiser Momentum 3
  • 8.1Bowers & Wilkins PX

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