Sony’s WF-1000XM3 has been the gold standard for true wireless ANC earbuds ever since it was released in 2019. It featured excellent active noise cancellation and very good audio. Since then, there have been quite a few true wireless ANC earbuds that have been released, and one of them is the Sennheiser Momentum True Wireless 2.
Sennheiser Momentum 2 vs Sony WF-1000XM3 Comparison Chart
|Price||Check Price||Check Price|
|Active Noise Cancellation||Yes||Yes|
|Battery Life||Up to 7 hours (ANC off)|
Additional 21 hours from charging case (ANC off)
|Up to 6 hours (ANC on)|
Additional 18 hours from charging case (ANC on)
|Quick Charge||10 minutes for up to 90 minutes (1.5 hours) of playtime||10 minutes for up to 90 minutes (1.5 hours) of playtime|
|Codecs Supported||aptX, SBC, AAC||SBC, AAC|
Both earbuds protrude from the ears but they are still quite comfortable to wear.
Sony’s WF-1000XM3 features an oval shaped design that is very similar to the Bose QuietComfort Earbuds. It’s oval shape can either be a plus or a negative depending on the user. However, even though it is quite large, it is still comfortable to wear. Also, it’s large body actually makes it easier for its touch control due to a larger surface area.
As for the
The charging case for both earbuds are on the small side so they are easy to put in your pocket. That said, Sony’s charging case is a bit smaller. Both use USB-C, thankfully.
One thing that the
Sound Quality and Active Noise Cancellation
Audio quality is better on the
As Sennheiser is a company that is primarily focused on audio products, it’s no surprise that the sound quality on the
The bass on the
Another advantage to the
As for active noise cancellation, it’s a toss-up as both perform very well. Both earbuds’ ANC can be turned off, if you want to save battery life. Additionally, both earbuds also feature a transparency mode so that you can hear your surroundings better, if you need to.
Battery Life and Other Features
Sony’s WF-1000XM3 has the better/longer battery life.
When it comes to runtime, the
Same with the charging case, the additional 21 hours that you get with the Momentum 2 is with ANC off, while the extra 18 hours for the WF-1000XM3 is with ANC on. Needless to say, the extra battery life that you get with the Momentum 2 charging case will go down if the earbuds are used with ANC turned on.
Other features worth mentioning are Sony’s better voice control support and Sennheiser’s more comprehensive mobile app. Sony’s WF-1000XM3 works with Alexa, Siri and Google Assistant while Sennheiser only supports Siri and Google Assistant.
As for their mobile companion apps, Sony’s Headphones Connect app and Sennheiser’s Smart Control app are both easy to use. You can turn on ANC, transparency mode and personalize and adjust how your earbuds sound. However, Sennheiser’s Smart Control app is better due to its more intuitive equalizer.
If you want the better pair of earbuds, you should definitely go with the
If budget is a concern, the Sony WF-1000XM3, with its more affordable price, is the better option. You will still get a very good pair of earbuds that come with top of the line active noise cancelling with Sony’s earbuds.
Sennheiser is better than Sony when it comes to audio equipment and sound quality as those are their specialties. In our comparison of the Momentum 2 and WF-1000XM3, the
Yes, if you have the budget for it. The Sennheiser Momentum 2 is one of the best true wireless ANC earbuds in the market.
Yes, for its price, the Sony WF-1000XM3 is hard to beat.
Yes, unlike the previous generation
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