Sennheiser Momentum Sport

Sennheiser Momentum Sport

Sennheiser Momentum Sport

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BEST RATING
Gaming:
4.7
MUSIC: Good7.5/10
CALLS: Good7.0/10
GAMING: Very Good8.8/10
TV: Good7.8/10
PODCASTS & AUDIOBOOKS: Good7.8/10
EXERCISE: Very Good8.5/10
AIR TRAVEL: Very Good8.4/10
NOISE REDUCTION: Very Good8.0/10
BUILD QUALITY: Excellent9.0/10
BATTERY: Good7.6/10

The Sennheiser Momentum Sport earbuds are a premium option ideal for active users, as they're sweatproof, dustproof, and feature heart rate and body temperature tracking, which integrate with popular exercise apps. They provide very good sound quality and have active noise cancelling for improved audio isolation. With a weight of 6.8 grams and a large earbud size, they might be more noticeable during wear but come with silicone fins for a secure fit. They support AptX Adaptive and AAC codecs, offering good wireless audio quality and low latency, beneficial for watching videos or gaming. Comfort and build quality are commendable, and they have excellent microphone quality for calls. The accompanying app allows customization of equalizer settings and controls. The earbuds have 6 hours of battery life, with an additional 24 hours provided by their case, which also enables wireless charging. These earbuds are optimized for both Android and Apple devices and feature ear detection, pausing the audio when removed from the ear. They are not the most portable option due to their large carrying size and do not support virtual surround sound. Give Feedback

this description is based on the product variant with some specs. At the time of writing, the variant with some specs cost some dollars.




Evaluation

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Pros
  • High-quality sound and mic
  • Robust build quality
  • Exercise-friendly with health tracking
  • Good comfort and fit
  • Effective noise isolation
Cons
  • No wired option
  • Relatively heavy earbuds
  • Long charging time
  • Not optimized for gaming

Ratings by Category

Gaming:
4.7
This score evaluates the product when used to play videogames. It takes into account wireless latency - the perceived delay between the action on screen and the sounds playing in your ears. The score also considers soundstage quality, whether they have a virtual surround feature, and overall comfort. Finally, the gaming score takes into account microphone quality for in-game voice chat. It’s important to note that the device paired with the earbuds heavily influences their performance in regards to latency or delay.
Exercise:
4.6
This score evaluates the product when used for exercise and physical activity. It mainly takes into account comfort, whether or not the products are sweatproof and how secure are the earbuds or headphones while wearing them. We also consider products with wireless capabilities to be more suitable for this particular scenario
Air Travel:
4.5
This score evaluates the product for use on airplanes and other similar kinds of travel. It takes into account noise reduction and portability, including case shape, case size, and weight. It also incorporates the battery life of the product, long-haul comfort, noise reduction (both active and passive), and sound quality. We generally consider wireless products to be more suitable for air travel.
Podcasts & Audiobooks:
4.4
This score evaluates the product when used solely to listen to podcasts or audiobooks. It takes into account sound quality and sound signature, to be able to keep voices clear and intelligible. It also considers battery life, when available, and comfort.
TV & Video:
4.3
This score evaluates the earbuds or headphones when used to watch videos, movies and TV. In the case of wireless products, it takes into account latency - the perceived delay between the action on screen and the sounds playing in your ears. The score also considers soundstage quality, whether they have a virtual surround feature, and overall comfort. It’s important to note that the device paired with the earbuds heavily influences their performance in regards to latency or delay.
Battery Life:
4.3
The Battery Life rating is based on hours of typical, actual usage.
Music:
4.2
This evaluates the product when used solely to listen to music. It takes into account the sound quality, whether or not they support high quality codecs, their ability to reproduce soundstage, and whether or not it has any virtual surround capabilities.
Portability:
4.1
The Portability score is based on an overall assessment that includes volume and maximum dimension of the product (and case, if relevant), and its weight. Special features like foldability for headphones are also taken into account.
Calls:
4.0
This evaluates the product when used solely to make and receive calls. It takes into account how well the products are able to clearly reproduce the human voice, the quality of the integrated microphones and the battery life, when available, to be able to use them for longer sessions or conferences.

Full Specs

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GENERAL

Price
$330
Brand
Sennheiser
Release Date
March 1, 2024
Form Factor
Earbuds
Connectivity
Wireless

SOUND

Music Score
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7.5/10
Phone Calls Score
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7/10
Gaming Score
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8.9/10
TV and Video Score
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7.8/10
Exercise Score
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8.5/10

PERFORMANCE

Battery life
6 Hours
Wireless charging
Yes
Charging time
1.5 Hours
Bluetooth version
5.4
Case Battery Life
24

FEATURES

Active Noise Cancelling
Yes
Noise Reduction Score
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8/10
Virtual Surround
No
Android App
Yes
iOS App
Yes
Mic Quality
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8.5/10

BUILD AND DESIGN

Build Quality
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9/10
Comfort score
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7.6/10
Size
Large
Weight of single earbud
6.8 Grams
Microphone style
Integrated

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Amelia Schwanke | January 2024
"We hadn't been expecting a new pair of dedicated sports buds but the surprise was nonetheless exciting. I got to try out the new buds at CES 2024 and while they have stayed true to delivering that "signature" Sennheiser sound, with a wide soundstage and strong sense of detail, it’s the extra wearable tech inside them that stands out to me against the best workout headphones."

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