Sennheiser’s true wireless earbuds may sound the best of any we’ve tested, but frustrating controls and other annoyances hamper what could be an otherwise stellar product. Plus, these respectable options from the likes of Jabra and others are available for nearly half the price.
Design-wise, Sennheiser built some of the better-looking true wireless earbuds I’ve seen. Sure, these devices are tiny, so there’s not much room for aesthetic flourishes, but the company kept it simple here and that’s a good thing. The Momentum True Wireless earbuds are simple and round instead of slightly larger, rectangular housings like much of the competition. And the aluminum touch panels on the outside are much more attractive than plain black plastic. The buds are smaller than most, so they tuck nicely into your ear. They don’t stick out quite as much as models from Bose, Sony and others, which means you look slightly less awkward when you wear them out in public. They’re also lighter and far more comfortable to wear for long periods of time. Even the cloth-covered charging case is surprisingly pretty.