After checking them out at IFA Berlin, we can honestly say that the Sennheiser Momentum True Wireless are not perfect and that we definitely felt, rather than saw their biggest drawback. That said, the minor flaw pales by comparison with the AirPods one.
It all comes down to the design of the earbuds.
The Sennheiser Momentum True Wireless are definitely good-looking. They look worthy of the $299 price tag and come in an elegant case that holds USB-C ports to link to laptops or sockets. Once you take them out, you’ll notice they are kind of chunky! Even if you do manage to put them in, they will still feel a bit snug, to the point of uncomfortable.
Are AirPods better? If you’re looking for the most discreet earbuds around, the answer is no. From a design point of view, the Sennheiser ones are still better than Apple’s wireless earbuds just because the latter are impossible to ignore thanks to that protruding “stick”.
If you choose to fit your ears to the buds and not the other way around, you’ll appreciate the Transparent Hearing mode, built-in EQ, noise-cancellation tech and Bluetooth 5.0 connectivity.
The Sennheiser Momentum True Wireless go on sale in November and you can see them up close in the video above!