Sennheiser MOMENTUM 4 Wireless Review
The Sennheiser Momentum 4 Wireless is a decent option if you’re searching for ANC headphones cheaper than the Bose or Sony models. Although its active noise cancellation (ANC) features lag behind competing high-end headphones, it’s audio quality and battery life shine. That’s really good for $350 in the current US currency.
Sennheiser has been an industry leader in active noise canceling (ANC) headphones for many years. Unsurprisingly, it wants to compete with the best active noise-canceling headphones on the market. Compared to its rivals, Sennheiser prefers to offer fewer but more substantial updates rather than new goods regularly. The Sennheiser Momentum 3 Wireless has been out for a while, and its successor will have to live up to high expectations. We used it for an entire week to get to the bottom of all you need to know about the Sennheiser MOMENTUM 4 Wireless.
Sennheiser MOMENTUM 4 Wireless Specs
|Dimension||45 x 18 x 18 cm|
|Microphone Format||Built In|
|Batteries||1 Lithium Ion battery is required.|
|Charging Time||2 Hours|
- Superb endurance for a battery
- Superb acoustic quality
- Possibilities for Linking Up
- Astonishingly Low Cost
- Average ANC
- Mic noise suppression
Sennheiser completely rethought the architecture of the Momentum 4 Wireless. Sennheiser has taken a decidedly understated approach with these, ditching the metal headband and big branding of the model they replaced. Our White review pair, however, makes us think that this design iteration is the most refined yet. Let’s discuss the layout again in a little while. An aviation adaptor, a 2.5 mm to 3.5 mm audio cable, and a hard plastic carrying bag with a fabric exterior are all included in the box.
There is a mesh compartment inside the case where you can store the cords. The headphones are protected from accidental drops by a sleek and sturdy casing. Let’s discuss the layout again in a little while. An aviation adaptor, a 2.5 mm to 3.5 mm audio cable, and a hard plastic carrying bag with a fabric exterior are all included in the box. There is a mesh compartment inside the case where you may store the cords. The headphones are protected from accidental drops by a sleek and sturdy casing.
Like any other pair of wireless headphones, the Sennheiser Momentum 4 Wireless may be synced with your electronic devices over Bluetooth. You can connect to a computer and play music using the 3.5mm jack or USB cord. You can use SBC, AAC, aptX, aptX HD, or aptX Adaptive to stay with Bluetooth. Depending on the capabilities of the listener’s device, we normally advise them to select between the AAC or aptX HD codecs.
While aptX adaptive offers a lot on paper, in practice, aptX and aptX HD are far more consistent on Android devices than AAC. However, if you’re concerned about latency when using the headphones, using AAC or aptX adaptive would reduce it from approximately a quarter of a second to next to nothing (in principle), although this is really a minor matter now that phones have progressed so far. Because Android phones have a wider range of latencies, consumers may not always see this benefit.
The Sennheiser Smart Control app, which works with headphones, provides access to various settings and customization choices. Despite the lack of a control customization option, the app does provide a three-band equalizer. The headphones’ sound can be adjusted to your preferences, though a 5-band equalizer would have been nice. Preset equalization modes include Bass Boost and Podcast, among others. The new Sennheiser Momentum headphones provide several enhancements over their predecessors.
These include adaptive noise cancellation, transparency mode, sound check, and sound zones. The ANC volume is adjusted automatically based on your environment when using adaptive ANC. Sound Zones uses your preferred volume and ANC settings based on the area you’re entering, while Sound Check generates EQ presets based on the music you listen to. For instance, a bespoke EQ and Transparency Mode for jogging or a bass boost EQ with ANC for the gym. You will, however, need to register with the app to use Sound Check or Sound Zones.
The Sennheiser Momentum 4 Wireless has 42 mm dynamic drivers that produce a frequency range of 6 Hz to 22 kHz, making for a stunningly high-quality listening experience. The headphones work with several different audio codecs and versions of Bluetooth, including SBC, AAC, aptX, and aptX adaptive. While the Sennheiser Momentum 3 Wireless’s overly prominent bass left us cold, the Momentum 4 Wireless’s well-rounded and nuanced sound profile won us over.
The sound is nearly neutral, with a tiny slant toward the low end. This, however, results in tracks that are surprisingly robust and exciting. The bass drums in Glass Animals’ songs like “The Other Side of Paradise” has a decent kick to them without being too dominant. The fast-attacking bass response is excellent as well. Vocals have excellent production quality and timbre. The mix is quite clear and detailed, especially for the lead instruments. Sennheiser has always done a great job of producing sparkling highs that don’t sound tinny.
For closed-back headphones, the image is superb, and the soundstage is respectable in size. Hotel California and other songs like it are incredibly enveloping because it is easy to pick out individual instruments and vocalists on the stage. We were pleasantly delighted by the rich, spacious, and clear sound performance across various genres when using these headphones.
The Sennheiser Momentum 4 Wireless has excellent sound quality and long battery life compared to other wireless headphones. You got yourself a pair of damn decent headphones in 2022 if they have good ANC performance, a sleek design, quick charging, and app support. The Sennheiser Momentum 4 Wireless falls short of its rivals in a couple of key respects, though.