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Momentum 4
$379
$300
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Updated January 10, 2024·

If you prioritize a longer battery life and arguably a slightly better overall sound quality for music and media consumption, the Sennheiser Momentum 4 may be a better choice. However, if you're looking for headphones that are more suited to calls and meetings due to higher mic quality and a better performance in noise isolation which can be essential in noisy environments, the Bose 700 might suit you better. Bose 700 is also more portable and slightly lighter than the Sennheiser, making them ideal for travel or commuting. Both offer active noise cancelling and comfortable over-ear designs, but if your budget is tight, consider that the Sennheisers are often slightly less expensive. Give Feedback

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Key differences

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Gaming

5.3
700
Momentum 4
9.0
The Sennheiser Momentum 4 is excellent for gaming, while the Bose 700 is poor.

Phone Calls

8.3
700
Momentum 4
6.8
The Bose 700 is very good for phone calls, while the Sennheiser Momentum 4 is only fair.

TV and Video

5.6
700
Momentum 4
8.9
The Sennheiser Momentum 4 is very good for TV and video, while the Bose 700 is poor.

Battery

20.0 Hours
700
Momentum 4
59.0 Hours
The Bose 700 has 20 hours of battery life. The Sennheiser Momentum 4 has 59 hours of battery life.

Cost

$379
700
Momentum 4
$300
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The Bose 700 has a price of $379 and the Sennheiser Momentum 4 costs $300.
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Key similarities

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Music

7.5
700
Momentum 4
7.5
The Sennheiser Momentum 4 and Bose 700 are both good for music.

Podcasts and Audiobooks

7.8
700
Momentum 4
8.2
Although they have very similar scores, PerfectRec considers Sennheiser Momentum 4 to be very good for podcasts and audiobooks, while the Bose 700 is good.

Noise Reduction

9.1
700
Momentum 4
9.1
The Bose 700 and Sennheiser Momentum 4 are both excellent for noise reduction.

Build Quality

9.0
700
Momentum 4
9.0
The Bose 700 and Sennheiser Momentum 4 both have excellent build quality.

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How the Bose 700 and the Sennheiser Momentum 4 compare to other earbuds and headphones

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Spec Comparison

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Bose 700Sennheiser Momentum 4
Bose 700Sennheiser Momentum 4

GENERAL

Price
$379
$300
Brand
BoseSennheiser
Form Factor
HeadphonesHeadphones
Connectivity
Wired + WirelessWired + Wireless

SOUND

Music Score
7.5/107.5/10
Phone Calls Score
8.3/106.9/10
Gaming Score
5.4/109.1/10
TV and Video Score
5.6/109/10
Exercise Score
5.5/106.4/10

PERFORMANCE

Battery life
20 hours59 hours
Wireless charging
NoNo
Charging time
2.5 hours2 hours
Bluetooth version
55.2

FEATURES

Active Noise Cancelling
YesYes
Noise Reduction Score
9.1/109.1/10
Virtual Surround
N/ANo
Android App
YesYes
iOS App
YesYes
Mic Quality
8/108/10

BUILD AND DESIGN

Build Quality
9/109/10
Comfort score
8.4/108.4/10
Weight (headset or single earbud)
263 grams294.8 grams
Microphone style
IntegratedIntegrated
Waterproof Rating
00

Comparison summary

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Comparison Summary
Better Sound Roughly equal
Better noise reduction Roughly equal
Better for callsBose 700
Better for TVSennheiser Momentum 4
Better for gamingSennheiser Momentum 4

Shopping

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Bose 700

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Sound Guys

Adam Molina | June 2023
"Bose took active noise canceling and made it mainstream but eventually, the market caught up. Well, it seems like Bose was listening, because the Noise Canceling Headphones 700 is a complete redesign of its iconic product. The Bose Noise Cancelling Headphones 700 have a new design, improved sound quality, a touch-sensitive gesture pad for playback controls, and even USB-C charging."

Sennheiser Momentum 4

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Christian Thomas | January 2023
"If you're looking for a slightly more affordable set of ANC headphones in comparison to the Bose or Sony offerings: the Sennheiser MOMENTUM 4 Wireless is not a bad way to go. While its ANC is technically behind the other top-tier headphones, its sound quality is ahead of the pack—as is its battery life. Not bad for $350 USD."

About Bose

Bose is an American audio equipment manufacturer based out of Framingham, Massachusetts. Founded in 1964 by Amar Bose with the goal of creating a speaker system that could accurately recreate the sound of a concert hall, Bose has become one of the most prominent players in the modern consumer audio market due to the premium feel of their products and their wide brand recognition.

About Sennheiser

A family-owned company, Sennheiser is a German, high fidelity, audio equipment manufacturer founded in 1945. Their consumer audio division is now owned by the Swiss hearing aid and cochlear implant manufacturer Sonova. Sennheiser offers a wide variety of, very high quality, audio equipment solutions, from headphones to earbuds, full sets of monitoring speakers, amplifiers and microphones. They also make what is widely regarded as the best, and most expensive, headphones in existence, the HE-1 Orpheus, costing a whopping $59,000 dollars.

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