The previous Sennheiser over-ear wireless, the Momentum 3 was acclaimed by many for its ease of fit, affordable price and correspondingly excellent sonic characteristics. I was lucky enough to try the Momentum 3 from a fellow reviewer’s collection and came away with those same feelings listed above. Relatively diminutive of size, but sonically large, the Momentum 3 impressed me with an overall excellent character for its affordable price.
Sennheiser has a rich tradition of quality offerings across the board. The Sennheiser Momentum 4 will make its global debut to the public in August 2022. With a completely redesigned shape, performance is said to be enhanced as well, continuing the excellent characteristics of the Momentum series, but wirelessly. With a reported 60 hour battery life, Sennheiser again sets the bar for longevity of performance.
Enhanced Active Noise Canceling (ANC) characteristics along with the new design are purported to give even better comfort levels than before. Aiding this is an audiophile-inspired 42mm transducer system, said to deliver “brilliant dynamics, clarity, and musicality for exceptional high-fidelity sound.” With angled speakers channeling the sound slightly in front of the user’s ears, the effect is to give a more natural soundstage according to Sennheiser. Advanced voice pick up provides for optimized calls and easier voice assistant access as well. Since most wireless headphones have very good to excellent voice call characteristics already, we look forward to these potential enhancements.
With an advanced customization, the Momentum 4 offers multiple options for the user to adapt the sound to their environment and unique preferences. Even though the unit will be light, the design is said to be optimized for acoustic performance, combining with the deep cushioned earpads. Those synthetic earpads aid in comfort when worn, as well as the performance of the Active Noise Canceling when used.
Look for a review on the ecoustics site before the release.
The Sennheiser MOMENTUM 4 Wireless Over-Ear Headphones will be available globally from August 2022. Price still TBD.
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