Sennheiser simply announced the newest addition to its Momentum lineup of premium, noise-canceling headphones. Priced at $349.95, the new Momentum 4 Wireless headphones look a lot completely different than previous fashions, with the corporate buying and selling its signature retro aesthetic for a more lightweight, comfortable design. Sennheiser says the Momentum 4s supply “exceptional comfort” and superior lively noise cancellation in comparison with the Momentum 3 Wireless. They’ll be up for preorder on August ninth and can be in shops as of August twenty third.
Aside from the revamped type, the opposite large promoting level appears to be battery life. Sennheiser claims the Momentum 4s can obtain as much as 60 hours of playback time on a single cost, far past the 20 to 30 hours promised by opponents like Sony’s WH-1000XM5, Bose’s QuietComfort 45, and Apple’s AirPods Max.
The already terrific sound high quality of the third-generation cans appears largely unchanged: each use 42-millimeter drivers which might be tuned for “brilliant dynamics, clarity and musicality.” But the Momentum 4s ought to supply improved voice name efficiency. Sennheiser has additionally moved away from bodily button controls and adopted the identical faucet and swipe gestures as different well-liked noise-canceling headphones. And whereas the new headphones can now not fold up, they arrive with an improved case with hardshell safety.
Like their predecessors, the Momentum 4s assist comfort options like multipoint connectivity, wired USB-C audio, and they’ve replaceable ear pads — now constituted of synthetic leather-based as an alternative of the real leather-based that Sennheiser used earlier than. For Bluetooth codecs, the corporate’s newest headphones assist AAC, SBC, aptX, and aptX Adaptive.
I’ve been testing the Momentum 4s for a while now, and you’ll be able to read our full review to get a way of whether or not their improved consolation makes up for the very generic design.