Maybe it's just me, but the color grading looks different in this video. Less vibrant, more true to life. Looks good!
Meanwhile me, who has a shit monitor that marely makes a difference between black and white: Oh yes, of course, the color grading looks VERY different.
@Kirito 101 to each their own
a letdown imo prefer the vibrant look
Must feel good to have an audience that will actually notice these things
Didn't notice any difference at all 😂
Minor comment, regarding the screen about connections where you said "This screen has no reason to exist", thats to choose which device to connect to. It can only CONNECT to one at a time, but it can remember multiple (my MTW2 can remember 3 iirc), so I use that screen to move my pair between my Switch, Ipad, and Phone.
The momentum 3 also has that the software just wasn't ready on launch. I believe they have it now though.
Exactly :) Thank you
Honestly, I actually like having seperate volume controls on the headphones that doesn't interfer with the volume on the phone.
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@Sirius_b_13 That's might because "Disabled Absolute Volume" is turned on on your device
@TV4ELP Most of the Androids now a days already sync it automatically. What I meant is they are still separate from other volumes. For me when I disconnect my Bluetooth earbuds my media volume changes back to whatever it was before. So having separate volumes in Bluetooth device is not really required.
@Utkarsh Mishra on most androids you can force them to be synched in the dev settings
Never judge an earbud by its packaging.
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I had the first iteration of this product and I loved the sound quality, way ahead of anything else. However, BERWARE the case hinge sucks; within a year it broke down. There are plenty of users who have had the same issue, they need to make it metal.
My dog chewed on my case and it still works fine lol. Had them for about a year now
It looks like the $50 also cut the sound quality to be more in line with other products, so it's no longer ahead
@Arslan Khan that definitely sucks man, the experience in Europe is significantly better which I guess is a fault of the company
@Samson Fraser-smith Australia, It was a while ago. They told me I didn't buy it from an authorised dealer, but when I asked them for a list of authorised dealers they could not provide me one.
@Arslan Khan where are you based? That is NOT normal at all if you went through a proper warranty replacement service, I know multiple people who got sent free parts/full upgrades for free in/around Europe
*Love these **Newest.Technology** ear buds, sounds quality is great, the fit is great. Only gripe about them is the cases lid. It feels to lose. Other than that these are great headphones. Improved over last generation ear buds.*
For the seperate volume controls this is a setting within android you can change.
Some things to note, where this review kinda threw me for a loop, when deciding to purchase these headphones. 1. This does not have Multipoint loaded into the firmware currently, BUT Sennheiser has stated they intend to add Multipoint in the future through a FW update (that's great news) 2. The seperate volume controls isnt a Sennheiser thing. Its a Android thing. You can toggle the settings on your phone in android and not have separate volume controls. One thing I am interested to find out is how the Noise Cancellation stands up. Some reviewers are stating the noise cancellation is top tier, rivaling sonys, some say even better. This was the only reviewer that stated the noise cancellation wasn't noticeable. I suspect he didn't fit the tips to his ears to form a seal, which would effect noise cancellation. I don't know if these will be the best headphones. But as far as I can tell, they are the only headphones that have wireless charging, single earbud use, USB C, fully customizable touch controls, and then promise to add multipoint support (all of which are a deal breaker for me if they arent a feature). Jabra's are the only one that comes close, but they don't do single earbud use lol. Its almost like these manufacturers work together to provide ALL but 1 essential feature, and Sennheiser might actually break that mold.
I have them since Tuesday and I think the ANC is really good. Also the anti wind mode works great.
Snapping next to your ear while having noise cancelling on. Isn’t an accurate test. I have the new Bose active noise canceling headphones. I did the same thing. Had the same result.
I think the separate volume control is a new android feature. I have the option to toggle it on and off on my Huawei with my Lenovo LP40 pro. I don't have it before on the same phone, but after an update, all other BT audio devices now have separate volume controls
@Psibug The point is so you can get the right volume level as it introduces more volume steps. Many phones have few volume steps so people tend to just bump up the volume and in doing so, they damage their own hearing permanently.
@Psibug 1. This allows for Bluetooth headphones to be put on a lower volume, thus increasing battery life. 2. This allows for the phone to always be the same volume for every wireless audio device you connect to. 3. It's a toggleable feature in the developer options on Android. It's default to single volume control for both, but can be enabled to allow for two separate volume controls. Now stop complaining since we both can have our ways and be happy.
That doesn’t sound like a feature, more like a fault. A hella annoying one at that! Two volume controls on a set of headphones that connect to one device, WHY!
Really? If anything, I thought it was an old Android feature that got removed with Android 10 iirc. I really hated the update, too, since it meant my Bluetooth speaker became pretty crap after I updated my phone. EDIT: It's a toggleable function now hidden in the developer settings. I'm finally happy again and no longer hate Android 10.
Man, I felt that ear wax thing... You are not alone, I can clean my ears at the start of the day and wear earphones fine, but by night forget it, let's just say I prefer headphones for a reason, even though they are a little more bulky...
the anti wind is for the anc and not calls. some anc devices cant handle wind hitting there mic and will create sióme wiered noises
I prefer having my wireless buds having a separate volume from my device. That way I can keep my phone volume on high and my earbud volume low, this has major difference on battery life of my earbuds. So when I'm cycling for 4 hours my earbuds last for 3 instead of 1. I was super pissed that either android update or earbud update eliminated this feature from my skullcandy buds and bound the volume to seemingly having the buds at max and only being able to adjust my phone volume either with the earbud or the phone volume.
@N0aaz THANK YOU. I got so mad at Android 10 (I think it was that update) because it made my Bluetooth speaker sound like absolute shit. I don't think this fixes everything though since the EQ still seems to be broken (since I think the update also broke it), but this at least makes my speaker worth using again.
@Justin Bouchard 💜 np , i use the same settings with my Sennheiser headphones , it allows me to get higher volume overall (eu regulations i Guess for volume control?) And blow my eardrums off
@Vincent if my phone is sending a maximum volume out put signal to the output device then yes it does. I can run the output of my earbuds at a lower volume. Literally the same concept for any bluetooth speaker. If the volume is bound and the only volume you are controlling is the output from your phone or tablet or whatever but the speaker still goes to max volume it's because the speaker is always at whatever volume output the phone is at. If you can lower the speakers pre amp to a lower output it's using less power. I do understand what you are saying but if you test this you will find the results are extremely different running low phone and high speaker compared to high phone and low speaker, or having it bound to the phone.
@N0aaz OMFG I LOVE YOU
I own both pairs. Just got my TW3s in today. Sound quality is much better, bass more intense and blue tooth connectivity is 10x better. The TW2s had poor Bluetooth. (At least mine did) sennheiser killed these new ones. 10/10
Sound is “good enough”? What earphones sounds really good in your opinion? I have the TW2’s and they sound better than any other Bluetooth earphone I’ve ever used. Assessing the audio quality should’ve been like 50% of this video, not 5 seconds of “it’s ok”.
@Taistelu_pelto Really? I think you’re wrong. Sennheiser sound the best in this price bracket until you get up to Bowers and Wilkins PI7 or something similar.
Well you most likely are comparing them to 20-50 euro headphones. Sennheisers are only okay in terms of sound quality in this price range.
Sometimes I thought about this too, but then I also keep forgetting that this is an unboxing, not a review.
I was stung by the first True Wireless. The sound quality was good but everything else was terrible, Bluetooth wasn't great, app was rubbish and the battery life was just broken. They never truly turned off so you could fully charge them, put them away for a couple of days and they'd be dead before you get to use them again. I won't buy anything from them again after how bad my experience was. And I've loved their wired headphones for many years.
@Azaaran Isaac It's worth pointing out I'm talking about 3 months from release. So years ago, their support clearly didn't know what to say or do back then. I then contacted them again when the TW2's came out and they refused the idea of swapping them out plus it had now been so long any warranty I had was gone.
@Chris Burt No support? That's weird. I just sent in my TW1 because of Battery and connectivity issues and they just send me the TW2 for free. Same for my Brother and my GF. Overall, Sennheiser support has always been pretty good in my experience.
I had the same problem with the first MTW but the 2nd gen fixed all those issues. I'm glad they finally put wireless charging on this 3rd gen.
@Big Man It's Sennheiser, it's not like they have a bad rep when it comes to audio. Also, the MTW1's had only just released and the few reviews I could find online while I was waiting around all said they were amazing, I agreed at first, they did sound really good. It's just a shame everything else sucked.
@Chris Burt you seem like a person that makes good, level headed, well informed, financial decisions. Maybe dont buy overpriced shit at the airport, and maybe dont buy first gen products unless you read extensive reviews and know what you’re getting.
The controlls are exactly like the cheaper ones, the CX plus wireless, wich also has anc and trancparency mode. The sound quality is also very similar.
I like the samsung ones i got years ago. good touch feedback, tiny case, similar shape to these.
The app looks great! I really wish that Sony was like that
Sound Zones is an awesome idea. Apple needs to Sherlock that, for sure.
The videos you do James have gotten a lot better! Props! Thank you!
The ANC work on low frequency continuous sounds. The drone of an engine on a bus, train, or if you're walking around next to city traffic. Also, wind. It does zero for a room of people talking. But I assume that's a safety feature. If you don't like that, choose Sony or Bose.
The issue with DSP on TWS products is that DSP is kinda limited based on the drivers power capabilities in it's FR. The onboard amps on the products are already not very good so you are at a hardware limitation. You have to find some really sensitive drivers that don't distort to get EQ to work effectively. Imo apple's managed to get it to work but they had to pour tons of money into driver development to get the DSP to not suck.
Love sennheiser. Still rocking a pair of 558s from 2015. Don't like wireless ear buds. Too easy to lose imo
Have been having the gen2 for years now. Still is my favorite and no need to look for something else!
Got QCY T13 for 25€. Great sound, great battery life, great range, good fit. Maybe a smaller case than these. Much better bang for buck ratio.
I recently purchased the Creative Outlier Pro TWS and think they're fantastic. They have ANC and ambient mode as well as a better battery life. Please consider getting a pair so you can compare them against the Sennheiser
Anything sound, Creative is always a solid option. But they lack in clarity, which is where sennheiser shines.
Yeah they're not gonna do that.
I bought the TW1 back in 2019, and I have mixed feelings. The sound was great for me, but the earphone itself was a buggy mess. It often turned on inside the case and drained the battery constantly. If it hasn't been fixed yet, it is hard to recommend Momentum TW.
Momentum 2's are excellent in pretty much every way, however if you are susceptible to white noise there is definitely some widely reported humming even when noise cancellation is turned off
@Moon Light damn, now I want one
@Ed's Xperience yea I have the mw2’s they’re brilliant, but I bought them for half price so I really got a good deal
@Diego Morales well, I guess that's the consequence of being an early adopter of a new product. Thank you for the information!
That was a huge issue with the TW1. They fixed it for the second model
My True Wireless momentums just broke, I been hoping these came out soon. I also like Linus sleep with earbuds in, that is what I'd like to know about most. These look bigger than the originals, which scares me.
@Limp Wibbler how about the bose sleepbuds?
Another first review said they're 16% smaller than the MTW2. Google might tell you if the MTW2 was smaller than the MTW1.
@Limp Wibbler ah the pillow speakers work even lying on your back.. the sound is vibrated through the pillow and into your skull.. they are stereo.. as long as your head is on your pillow, doesn't matter what position, you have stereo sound.. Brilliant for what you need.. Australian hospitals have them for patients to use.. as long as your head, no matter what position, is on the pillow, you get, sound, music.. I was 3 months bed bound, rolled around couldn't find a comfy sleeping position.. But AC/DC PUMPING through my pillow helped.. you don't have to have your ears on the pillow too hear the sound.. just your Thick Skull.. I am a disability pensioner..
I had the first gen true wireless buds, they were great for music, not so good for calls. If they fixed the call quality issues I’d more than happy to pick these up.
Second gen is much better, I'm sure triple mics will be even better
I still use the first gen, everyone I talk to on the phone hears themselves and no setting can fix it unless I mute myself when they're speaking. I believe the microphones don't turn off and when you hear the other caller the microphone picks up the speakers
@TeddyBear Gaming well duh, but I’ve managed to test whole lot of wireless earphones, and none came close to AirPods/Beats(again essentially the same)
@TalReviews I have airpods and use them every day. Making a call drops the audio quality since bluetooth only supports 2 channels. The mic itself is ok, wired mic is still better
@TeddyBear Gaming have you used the AirPods ever? They also use Bluetooth and you can make great phone calls. It has nothing to do with the stems either, look at the beats buds(essentially stemless AirPods)
I was gonna get a pair of TW2 earlier, but decided to go with another pair of Jaybird Vista instead. The extra price premium doesn't feel worth it
My biggest complaint is the sound quality degradation when in a call. The only ones that seem to sound event enough are my beats fit pro.
hwat i've been interested in is whether you are able to listen to just one earbud wthout the other being needed as the momentum 2 could only play from the right one singularily and would disconnect the left one if the right was put inside the case... it would help to have longer battery time if you could swap them when the other dies.
If the latest CX true queries have mono mode I would assume these do too, iirc it's a codec thing not a hardware limitation
Not sure if this is the case but with my pixel buds 2s i had to change some setting in developer mode or something to change the volume setting into one slider
(3:14) I too hate when apps force tutorials on users without options to skip them, especially if the user were to reinstall the app on another device and get forced to go through it again!
What if someone made earbuds that have CRAZY touch customization ? essentially turning them into a wearable "remote controller"
@Vector Pacer not really i'd still use them with my phone I just mean extended control even beyond whats already possible
@Phillip Anselmo that's kinda my point, if someone dedicated to it they could make it better ... tbh it's just an idea it could also be shit
so you want to controll your pc with an earbud
touch controls are already terrible tho
I've had 2 pairs of the true wireless 2 and both broke in less than 6 months.im now getting a free upgrade to thies now for my inconvenience.now there was a common issue with the true wireless 2 with the receiver/inductor becoming lose but they have rectified this in the 3rd gen they said.
@fionnsda if it's warranty try it.
My sen 2 also packed in last week, love it if they send me the 3s
I want more wireless earbud that are similar to the Sony Linkbuds. You can hear the outside world _while_ hearing your audio. My only complaint about the linkbuds is the quality of audio. If a company can improve on that I'd be willing to fork over more moneys. These Sennheiser wireless buds look a bit too bulky for my liking but I might feel different after using them for a while.
@WhiteTylerPerry I guess wait for linkbuds v2 then LOL
@Samson Fraser-smith I don’t wanna hear the world via an amp. I wanna hear the world from outside straight to my ears AND hear music.
Good thing basically every in-ear bud on the market has a transparency mode, can hear my music/podcasts fine and hear the world around me the only thing that suffers is bass
I thought about sennheisers but ended up with jabra’s def good buds id still take over the apples
I think apart from the price these earbuds almost got everything right if not better than the competition. Amazing!
@Gospelofrye same, got mine as a free upgrade after my momentum 1 case broke, best in-ears by FAR
I have the MW2s and I have to say... it was a big spend but one of the few I absolutely do not regret in any way.
I think the separate volume thing is just an android bug. I have had the same thing happen on my android devices when using Bluetooth headphones. On iOS it works as you’d expect, 1 volume control regardless of whether you change it from the earphone or from the phone.
It's not a bug. It's either set defaulted on or off, depending. You have to go into Developers Option scroll down until' you find " Disable Absolute Volume", turn it on. And, now you have 2 seperate volume sliders that are independent of each other when wearing headphones. However, you obviously can't do that on iOS for some stupid ass reason.
Specifically, iirc it's a setting called Absolute Bluetooth Volume control on Android.