Sennheiser’s MOMENTUM headphone range has entered its third generation, with the launch of the new MOMENTUM Wireless at IFA 2019 (September 6-11).
Auto On/Off instantly turns on or off playback as the earcups are folded open or closed, while Smart Pause uses proximity sensors to pause audio when the headphones are removed and to resume playback when they are slipped back on. A three-button interface gives control of audio or calls. Via a dedicated button, the MOMENTUM headphones feature one-touch access to voice assistants such as Siri and Google Assistant, while Amazon Alexa integration will be available soon with a firmware update via the Sennheiser Smart Control app. Pairing is available with NFC and an automatic pairing mode.
The high-quality speaker system is powered by 42mm transducers to reproduce the balanced depth and precision of a studio recording. This is ensured by Bluetooth 5 compatibility and support for codecs including aptXTM, AAC, and SBC, as well as aptXTM Low Latency for synchronising audio with onscreen visuals. Whether listeners are enjoying music, movies or podcasts or simply want to fine-tune the audio experience to their taste, it is possible to tailor the audio experience with the built-in equaliser via Sennheiser’s Smart Control app.
When on the go, Active Noise Cancellation with three different modes blocks out the outside world. Alternatively, the Transparent Hearing function lets listeners enjoy their music and still be aware of ambient sounds in their surroundings – perfect for environments that require greater situational awareness.
Designed to be comfortable enough to endure all-day listening sessions, they feature sheep leather and soft padding on the earpads and headband.
“Our MOMENTUM range has been synonymous with a unique blend of superior sound quality, progressive technology, and remarkable craftsmanship, and with the third generation, we are bringing this contemporary classic into the always-on, connected age,” said Stephane Hareau, global head of products consumer at Sennheiser.
“The new MOMENTUM Wireless is a smart headphone that gives you fast, effortless control: whether enjoying entertainment or making calls, escaping it all or staying connected – it anticipates your needs and lets you interact intuitively and instantly,” added Sebastian Rodens, product manager at Sennheiser.