Sennheiser, a company well-known for its excellent audio gear, really wants in on the True Wireless earbud game. The company released its first attempt, the Momentum True Wireless earbuds over a year ago and at $300, they weren’t good enough. Now the company is back with the followup, the Momentum True Wireless 2 earbuds, and it’s hoping Active Noise Cancellation (ANC) and better battery life will make the difference.
True Wireless earbuds live and literally die by their battery life expectations. If you spend all your time charging them, you’ll stop using them in the first place. The first Moment True Wireless earbuds had lackluster battery life at best, going for a mere four hours. So Sennheiser focused on improving that facet and promises the new version will go for seven hours on a single charge.
The case, which is a gray fabric-covered affair, will get you 28 hours of playtime with recharging, with is more than double the original case. And Sennheiser added another important feature for the high-end—Active Noise canceling. We should note, though, this is a single-mic setup. It may not work as well as other true wireless earbuds that use a dual-mic system for ANC.
Impressively, despite the better battery life and added ANC, Senheisser manages to shrink the earbuds for a better fit. And the price remains the same, at $300.
The company also touts “Transparent Hearing, which works similarly to Apple’s Airpods Pro. Sennheiser uses the earbud’s microphone to pump in sound when you want it. You can turn it off when you want to drown out the world.
The earbuds come in both black and white, and you can pre-order the $300 Momentum True Wireless 2 earbuds from Sennheiser’s site now. The company says the black set will release in April, with the white pair to follow sometime later.