German manufacturer Sennheiser has been delighting users with its products for almost 75 years. These are the devices necessary for recording, broadcasting and playing sound. Among the diverse range of products of the company, headphones and headsets are a separate line. Buyers note their uniqueness, high quality workmanship and excellent performance. The company recently introduced another model, the details of which will be discussed below.
External data and characteristics
Sennheiser's previous generation headphones featured white seams. There is nothing flashy and contrasting in the design of the Sennheiser Momentum III gadget. There are only silvers and darks to create an almost perfect, graceful style.
At the very first acquaintance with this accessory, it becomes clear that it is the embodiment of quality and precision inherent in many products from Germany. Everything speaks about it here: soft sheepskin ear cushions, tightly clasping the ears; solid metal arches that securely fix the speakers, but do not press on the head due to the presence of a soft pad; good-looking cables connecting both earbuds without degrading the appearance of the product.
Despite the rather large size, the headphones are lightweight and compact. A fabric cover is provided for their storage and carrying. When placing the device in it, bending of any of the headphones is allowed.
The Momentum III package includes a USB-C charging cable, instructions, a USB-A to USB-C adapter and a 3.5mm cable for wired listening.
When choosing such a gadget, everyone pays attention to its technical equipment. It is worth noting here the presence of a wide frequency range in which the device operates - from 6 Hz to 22 kHz. It also supports Bluetooth 5.0, sound profiles A2DP, AVRCP, HSP, HFP and audio codecs SBC, aptX, aptX Low Latency, AAC. Fans of contactless payments will appreciate the presence of the NFC module.
Thanks to the 330 mAh lithium battery, the device can run for 17 hours.
Management and functionality
The right earpiece contains all the buttons for physical control of the Momentum III.
They are easy to click and do a great job.
In order to adjust the sound volume, press one of the corresponding keys, which is easy to find by its size. It is the largest, like the other two, with which you can control playback.
The top button enables active noise cancellation, the bottom one helps to interact with voice assistants. One of three can work - Siri, Alexa or Google
. Also on the case there is a proximity sensor that activates the headphones when put on, a light - a charging indicator and two connectors - USB-C and 3.5 mm.
The Germans pay attention to even the smallest details: the wire, which is inserted into the 3.5 mm jack, is fixed by turning it at a certain angle. This prevents it from being detached.
The Sennheiser Momentum III can be controlled using the app. It has a number of useful features.
1. Active noise cancellation. This functionality is divided into three modes: "Comfort", "Wind protection" and "Maximum". The first completely isolates external sounds, the second only suppresses noise, and the latter, simultaneously with a decrease in external influence, reduces the sound pressure on the ears.
2. Equalizer mode. Allows you to customize the sound in accordance with the wishes of the user.
3. "Transparency" function. With its help, you can hear an important message or announcement for yourself without removing the headphones.
Installing the application is straightforward. After that, you only need to synchronize with the headphones via Bluetooth.
Sennheiser Momentum IIIs deliver quality sound. This can be determined when using several genres of music. Regardless of whether the speakers are playing "classics" or modern instrumental pieces, you can really hear most of the details. Other devices cannot do this.
The sound is clear, with no distortion in high frequencies and with balanced bass. If you use a wired connection, the sound quality will slightly improve.
Noise reduction and autonomy
The gadget almost completely cuts off all external sounds and noises. You can, if you wish, find models from other manufacturers, with the best quality noise reduction capabilities, but what there is will be enough for both a simple layman and a picky music lover.
The "Transparency" mode will be useful, which is activated by means of a special button on the body or through the application. It allows, for example, to hear, without removing the headphones, the announcement of the beginning of boarding a train or bus.
Users note that the autonomy of the Sennheiser Momentum III is almost the same as stated by the manufacturer. Without access to an outlet, they can work for 15-16 hours.
Sennheiser Momentum III has practically no minuses (except for the cost, averaging about 30,000 rubles ). The buyer receives a stylish and functional device. It produces high-quality sound and has a ton of additional modes.
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