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Sennheiser’s flagship MOMENTUM range of headphones continues to break new ground through an outstanding fusion of advanced technology, uncompromised sound performance and the highest quality materials.
Sennheiser Momentum True Wireless Bluetooth Earbuds
will make even the staunchest earbud skeptic see the light. I have to admit that I have never been a fan of earbuds. Before wireless technology the cords were always getting tangled, always getting snagged on something and unceremoniously ripped out of your head. They never seemed to last long either, a few weeks and they woud begin shorting out, and you would try to hold the cable a certain way to keep the jams flowing free to little avail. Then of course, there is the poor quality sound, right? It’s like, you have one job earbuds, ONE job! Tinny and empty without the faintest hint of real bass, every earbud of old paled in comparison to over the ear counterparts. I just assumed they didn’t have the technology in such small speakers.
The Momentum TW earbuds have since changed my mind in a big way! Sennheiser is an award winning world leader in wireless technology, long known for their excepetional recording microphones, and these earbuds are no exception. Small but powerful, the Momentum earbuds come in a cute little charging case that has enough residual power once unplugged for two full charges of your earbuds. Each charge gives you an average of about 4 hours of continuous use. Pairing to your device is easy, just removed charged earbuds from case and they begin searching for a bluetooth signal, connect via smartphone, tablet, etc and you are connected! By using the Sennheiser Smart Control app, you are able to control all functions of your earbuds. You can change the language of the voice prompts for example, and you can even adjust the sound to your liking via the app’s EQ for truly customizable sound. And what impeccable sound it is! I have neve heard sound quality this sharp from an earbud, you can FEEL the bass in your neck, it is unreal!
The TW earbuds themselves feel very well made, they can be a little slippery to hold onto so I woud suggest being very careful. Once paired and placed correctly in your ears they don’t feel too heavy or too nonexistent either, just right actually, and with simulated motions and moving my head around quite a bit they didn’t seem to shake loose at all; they fit rather snugly. Sennheiser has included a wide range of ear adapters for optimal fitting no matter what your ear size. They feature very intuitive one-touch control pads on the ends of either earbud that have a multitude of functionality. If unpaired for any reason you can touch and hold for 5 seconds on the L and R panels simultaneously to repair, you can use them for quick volume control, R increases volume, L decreases volume. The Smart Pause functions allows you to single tap the L earbud to pause and again to resume, there is even a Transparent Hearing function that allows one to switch between noise canceling and ambient sound modes.
Normally one would enjoy noise canceling earbuds, which eliminates ambient or outside sound sources from interupting your jam session, but with Transparent Hearing activated (R earbud tapped 2x in succession) it lets you hear outside sources that may be important like overhead announcements, a vehicle approaching, or your spouse telling you dinner is ready, all without having to remove them first! You can even choose whether the ambient sound gets mixed with your music, or if the music pauses when ambient sound is detected via the Smart Control app. The Momentum TW earbuds are a smart earbud, so it goes without saying that they know when they are in your ear as well. When removed from your ears they automatically pause, and restart once secured back in place. They also feature a handy one touch voice assist compatable with Google or Siri. Of course you can also accept or decline incoming calls with a simple tap as well.
The Sennheiser Momentum TW earbuds
are truly cutting edge technology and are very high end earbuds. I would not reccomend them for children or even young teens as they are not cheap and could get lost or dropped very easily. On the contrary, if you know a competent audiophile who relishes great sound and high technology in a convenient package, there are no other earbuds around that combine so much into something so little in such a big way!