The Sennheiser MOMENTUM True Wireless 2 are Bluetooth in-ear headphones. They're the next generation of the Sennheiser Momentum True Wireless, with an added active noise cancelling (ANC) feature and three additional charges in their carrying case. While they isolate you from a fair amount of ambient noise, their ANC is only a slight improvement over their passive noise isolation performance, and their continuous battery life is quite short. They also lack low-bass, and their treble is veiled and dull. Luckily, their companion app has a graphic EQ and presets so you can customize their sound to your liking.
The Sennheiser MOMENTUM True Wireless 2 are alright for neutral sound. They lack low-bass, and their treble is veiled and dull. However, their mid-range is fairly well-balanced, and if you want to tweak the sound, the companion app has a graphic EQ plus some presets. Their in-ear design helps them deliver sound very consistently across users, but also means they can't produce a wide or spacious soundstage.
The Sennheiser MOMENTUM True Wireless 2 are decent for commuting. While they're not the most comfortable for long plane rides, they have a satisfactory active noise cancellation feature. Unfortunately, while their noise isolation performance is satisfactory, their ANC is only a slight improvement over passive noise isolation. Even when on, it struggles to isolate low noise like plane engines. The continuous battery life isn't long enough to last through an overnight flight, but the case can hold roughly three additional charges, which is nice.
The Sennheiser MOMENTUM True Wireless 2 are very good for sports and fitness. They're compact, easily portable, and stable enough for light physical activity. Some may find them fatiguing to wear for long periods. Still, as they're truly wireless, you don't have to worry about an audio cable snagging on anything while you move, and their touch-sensitive controls make it easy to adjust what you're listening to. They're also rated IPX4 for water resistance, although we don't test for this.
The Sennheiser MOMENTUM True Wireless 2 are okay for office use. While they're somewhat comfortable, they can be fatiguing to wear for long periods. Although they have an okay noise isolation performance, their ANC system only offers a slight improvement over their passive noise isolation. That said, it still helps block out background chatter. Unfortunately, their continuous battery life isn't long enough to get you through your day without a pause to recharge.
The Sennheiser MOMENTUM True Wireless 2 are Bluetooth-only headphones and aren't recommended for wireless gaming. They aren't compatible with PS4 or Xbox One consoles, and while you can use them on Bluetooth-enabled PCs or mobile devices, their latency is too high for any competitive gaming.
The Sennheiser MOMENTUM True Wireless 2 are Bluetooth-only headphones and can't be used wired.
The Sennheiser MOMENTUM True Wireless 2 are unremarkable for phone calls. The integrated mic captures voice as thin and lacking in detail, but you shouldn't have too much of a problem being understood. However, this mic also struggles to separate voices from even moderately noisy environments, so if you need to make a call, it's best to do so in a quiet space.
The Sennheiser MOMENTUM True Wireless 2 look almost identical to their predecessor, the Sennheiser Momentum True Wireless. They come in either black or white with a silver metallic accent, and their bulky shape sticks out of your ear. However, they haven't lost the premium look of the previous generation. The only visible difference is that they have several mic holes for their ANC on the earbud.
The Sennheiser MOMENTUM True Wireless 2 are fairly comfortable. Their bulky design can put pressure on the inside of your ear and can cause fatigue if you wear them for long periods of time, especially if you have small ears. On the bright side, they're very lightweight and come with four differently-sized ear tips so you can find the fit that feels best for you.
The Sennheiser MOMENTUM True Wireless 2 have good touch-sensitive controls. They're very similar to the Sennheiser MOMENTUM True Wireless' controls, but they're mappable. By default, most music-related controls like play/pause and track skipping are on the left earbud and are registered by tapping: tap once to play or pause your audio, tap twice to skip to the next track, and tap three times to skip to the previous track. The right earbud turns on/off voice assistant with one tap and turns on/off ANC with three taps. All call management also happens on the right earbud using taps. Controlling volume is fairly easy as you hold down either the left or right ear to decrease or increase the volume, respectively.
The Sennheiser MOMENTUM True Wireless 2 are incredibly portable. They're slightly more compact than the previous generation and should easily fit into most pockets and bags. They also come with a small charging case that should also fit in most pockets.
The Sennheiser MOMENTUM True Wireless 2 come with a great hard plastic case. This solid case is covered in a grey fabric-like material and should protect the headphones from accidental bumps and drops. While there's no lock to prevent the case from opening up if it falls to the ground, it has a magnet to help keep the earbuds in place.
The Sennheiser MOMENTUM True Wireless 2 have an impressive build quality. They're made of dense plastic and have sleek metal surfaces that also double as touch-sensitive controls. They also feel better-built than the Cambridge Audio Melomania 1+ True Wireless and should survive a few drops or impacts without much damage. The case is similarly sturdy. The earbuds are rated IPX4 for water resistance, although we don't currently test for this.
The Sennheiser MOMENTUM True Wireless 2 have good stability. They lack stability fins but should still stay in place during runs or other light physical activities. However, they stick out of the ear a bit and could get caught when you're changing your clothes. Luckily, they don't have any audio cables so you don't have to worry about a cable snagging and pulling the earbuds out of your ears.
Update 02/15/2021: We've received user feedback regarding a firmware update to these headphones that may have improved their frequency response. As a result, we've retested their sound profile using firmware update 4.13.0. However, there wasn't a significant change in the frequency response curve. While we don't test the 'High-End Sound Tuning' feature, we also did a pass with this feature turned on. You can see a comparison graph of our results here. The scoring of our sound boxes haven't changed.
The Sennheiser MOMENTUM True Wireless 2 have a somewhat warm sound profile. They lack a bit of low bass, which fans of EDM and hip-hop may find disappointing. The dip in the treble also reduces clarity, which can hurt more vocal-centric audio like podcasts or pop music. Fortunately, you can customize their sound with a graphic EQ in the companion app.
These headphones have amazing frequency response consistency. Like most in-ear headphones, if you can achieve a proper fit using the included tips, the treble and bass response should be the same every time you use these headphones.
The Sennheiser MOMENTUM True Wireless 2 have great bass accuracy. The low-bass range is underemphasized, so mixes lack a bit of thump and rumble, but the rest of the response is fairly balanced. The slight overemphasis in the high-bass brings warmth and fullness but it shouldn't make your mix overly muddy.
The Sennheiser MOMENTUM True Wireless 2 have excellent mid accuracy. Overall, it's very flat and even, so lead instruments and vocals don't sound muddy or harsh.
The Sennheiser MOMENTUM True Wireless 2 have bad treble accuracy. The underemphasized low-treble can hurt the comprehensibility of vocals and lead instruments. The mid-treble range is also uneven, so sibilants like S and T sounds may sound alternately dull and piercing.
The peaks and dips performance of the Sennheiser MOMENTUM True Wireless 2 is okay. The small peak in the high-bass adds a bit of boominess and a shallow dip in the mid-mids that nudges instruments towards the back of the mix. A peak in the high-mids makes vocals and lead instruments sound harsh, and a bigger dip in the low treble hurts their presence and detail. The spike in the mid-treble also makes sibilants sharp and piercing.
The imaging performance of these headphones is great. Their weighted group delay falls below the audibility threshold for the entire range, ensuring a tight bass and transparent treble. Also, the L/R drivers of our unit are well-matched in terms of frequency, amplitude, and phase response, so objects like voices or footsteps are accurately placed in the stereo image. However, these results are only valid for our unit and yours may perform differently.
These headphones have a bad passive soundstage performance. Like most in-ear headphones, they bypass the outer ear, so their sound seems to be coming from inside your head, rather than from speakers set in the room around you. They also have a closed-back design, so their soundstage seems less open than that of most open-back headphones.
The Sennheiser MOMENTUM True Wireless 2 have a decent weighted harmonic distortion performance. There's some distortion between the high-mid and mid-treble at normal volumes, but it can be hard to hear with real-life content.
These are the settings we used to test the Sennheiser MOMENTUM True Wireless 2. Our results are only valid when listening using these settings.
The Sennheiser MOMENTUM True Wireless 2 have an okay noise isolation performance. Unfortunately, their ANC is only a slight improvement over passive noise isolation, and some headphones without an ANC feature like the Boltune BT-BH024 Truly Wireless actually have a better noise isolation performance than these headphones. That said, the Sennheiser's passive and active noise isolation can still help to block out mid-range sounds like chatter and reduce higher-pitched noise like the hum of A/C systems. They really struggle to cut down low-bass sounds like bus and plane engines, even when ANC is on.
The Sennheiser MOMENTUM True Wireless 2 have an incredible leakage performance. You should be able to listen to your music at loud volumes in a relatively quiet environment like an office without disturbing those around you.
The mic has an okay recording quality. While it's slightly better than the Sennheiser Momentum True Wireless, your voice still sounds thin, slightly muffled, and lacking in detail.
The Sennheiser MOMENTUM True Wireless 2's mic is mediocre at noise handling. It has trouble separating voices from background noise, even in moderately loud environments like an office or cafe, and is best suited for quieter spaces. Take a look at the Sennheiser CX True Wireless if you're looking for truly wireless headphones with superior microphone noise handling capability.
The Sennheiser MOMENTUM True Wireless 2 have a disappointing battery performance. The manufacturer advertises a seven-hour battery life, but that's with the ANC off. With ANC on, they provide a little over four hours of continuous playtime, which may not be enough to get you through your workday without pausing to recharge them. The case also holds roughly three additional charges, which is convenient, but for the amount of continuous use you get out of these headphones, their charge time is a bit long. There's no power-saving feature either. However, it should be noted that battery performance can vary with real-life use, and your experience may be different.
Update 01/04/2020: We originally reported that the Sennheiser Smart Control app offered a parametric EQ. However, we don't consider this to be a true parametric EQ since you can only adjust a single band frequency. We have updated the Equalizer test results to 'Graphic EQ + Presets' to better represent the app's capabilities.
The Sennheiser MOMENTUM True Wireless 2 have an alright companion app called Sennheiser Smart Control which is available on Android and iOS. With it, you can customize the number of taps and holds for registering commands on both earbuds. You can also turn 'Smart Pause' on or off, which is a feature that pauses the music when you take either earbud out of your ear. The app has a graphic EQ and allows you to create custom presets. While you can toggle the ANC feature on and off, you can't adjust its level.
Update 09/09/2021: We now measure negative latency values in test bench 1.5 and have extended our scoring curve accordingly. Negative latency means that your audio comes before your visuals. Previous to this test bench, we gave a score of 0ms when the value was negative. However, using test bench 1.5, we measured -10ms on iOS and -43ms on Android. These headphones still have a good latency value, though, as a good value falls between -55ms to 150ms. You also shouldn't notice a delay in audio or visuals. However, the scoring of this box has changed from 7.1 to 6.9 to reflect these changes.
The Sennheiser MOMENTUM True Wireless 2 have alright Bluetooth connectivity. They don't support multi-device or NFC pairing, so you can only connect to one device at a time, and their PC latency is extremely high, even if you're using their aptX codec instead of SBC. However, on iOS and Android, their latency falls within good levels, so you shouldn't experience too much in terms of audio delay. That said, some apps seem to compensate for latency, so your mileage may vary with real-life usage.
The Sennheiser MOMENTUM True Wireless 2 are Bluetooth-only headphones and can't be used wired. They come with a very short USB-C to USB-A charging cable for the case.
The Sennheiser MOMENTUM True Wireless 2 are Bluetooth-only and therefore aren't compatible with the Xbox One.
The Sennheiser MOMENTUM True Wireless 2 come with a charging case that holds roughly three additional charges and uses a USB-C cable connection. Unfortunately, it doesn't support wireless charging.
The Sennheiser MOMENTUM True Wireless 2 are available in 'Black' or 'White'. We tested the black color but expect our results to be valid for the other color as well. If you come across another variant or your headphones are different, please let us know in the discussions below so that we can update our review.
The Sennheiser MOMENTUM True Wireless 2 are in-ear headphones and are the newest generation of the Sennheiser Momentum True Wireless. They have an added active noise cancelling feature and carry one more charge in their case. However, their ANC isn't as strong as other ANC headphones on the market and for truly wireless headphones, their battery life isn't that long either.
The Bose QuietComfort Earbuds Truly Wireless are better headphones than the Sennheiser MOMENTUM True Wireless 2. The Bose are more comfortable and stable. They have a more neutral sound profile, which some may prefer, and their ANC feature can reduce more noise than the Sennheiser. Their battery performs better overall. However, the Sennheiser offer a graphic EQ and presets via their companion app, which is nice if you like to tweak their sound to your liking.
The Sony WF-1000XM3 Truly Wireless are better overall headphones than the Sennheiser MOMENTUM True Wireless 2. The Sony have a more neutral default sound profile, which some listeners may prefer. They also have a longer continuous battery life and are slightly more comfortable. Their ANC is also better at isolating noise, especially in the bass and mid-range.
The Jabra Elite 85t Truly Wireless are better than the Sennheiser MOMENTUM True Wireless 2. The Jabra are more comfortable, and their default sound profile is more neutral, which some listeners may prefer. They also have a better noise isolation performance and a longer continuous battery life.
The Samsung Galaxy Buds Pro Truly Wireless are better headphones than the Sennheiser MOMENTUM True Wireless 2. The Samsung are more comfortable and have a more neutral default sound profile, which some may prefer. Their ANC also isolates you from more noise. However, the Sennheiser are better-built, and their companion app has a graphic EQ.
The Sennheiser MOMENTUM True Wireless 2 and the Sennheiser CX 400BT True Wireless are very similar headphones, but the CX 400BT are slightly better. While both earbuds are similarly comfortable and well-built, the CX 400BT have a very similar noise isolation performance to the MOMENTUM, even though they don't have an ANC feature. The CX 400BT also have an integrated mic with a better performance.
The Jabra Elite 75t Truly Wireless are better overall headphones than the Sennheiser MOMENTUM True Wireless 2. The Jabra are more comfortable, have a longer continuous battery life, and can pair with up to two different devices at the same time. They also have a more thumpy, excited sound profile, which is good for genres like EDM and hip-hop and can isolate more noise around you.
The Jabra Elite Active 75t Truly Wireless are better headphones for sports and fitness than the Sennheiser MOMENTUM True Wireless 2. The Jabra are smaller, more comfortable, and have long continuous battery life. They even have a more bass-heavy sound to keep you pumped up while you exercise. While the Sennheiser have active noise cancelling, the Jabra are still able to reduce slightly more noise without having an ANC feature.
The Apple AirPods Pro Truly Wireless are better overall in-ear headphones than the Sennheiser MOMENTUM True Wireless 2. The Apple are more comfortable, have a better-balanced and more neutral sound profile, and their ANC is more effective at reducing background noise. Their battery life is also longer, and their charging case provides two additional charges over that of the Sennheiser. However, the Sennheiser have a slightly better performing microphone.
The Sony WF-1000XM4 Truly Wireless are better in-ears than the Sennheiser MOMENTUM True Wireless 2. The Sony are more comfortable and have significantly better noise isolation and battery performances. Their companion app also offers more features. However, the Sennheiser have better controls.
The Sennheiser CX True Wireless are better than the Sennheiser MOMENTUM True Wireless 2. The CX have a slightly less dark default sound profile, offer better microphone noise handing capability, have more options in their companion app, and last longer on a single charge. They also have an auto-off timer to help conserve charge when not in use. While the MOMENTUM do have an ANC system, they perform similarly to the CX when blocking out ambient noise. That said, the MOMENTUM also have a fuller-featured control scheme, a sturdier charging case, and superior microphone recording quality.
The Sennheiser MOMENTUM True Wireless 2 and the Bowers & Wilkins PI7 True Wireless are similarly performing in-ears. Both headphones are fairly comfortable and very well-built. The Bowers & Wilkins have a more bass-heavy sound profile, which some users may prefer, a significantly better noise isolation performance, and their carrying case can be used as a wireless transmitter. However, the Sennheiser have a companion app with a graphic EQ and presets to help you adjust their sound to your liking. They also have better controls.
The Sennheiser MOMENTUM True Wireless 2 is the next generation of the Sennheiser Momentum True Wireless. They're almost the same headphones and they even have a very similar sound profile, but the newer generation has one more charge in its carrying case as well as an ANC feature. However, it doesn't offer much improvement over the headphones' passive noise isolation performance, and the previous generation does a better job of isolating you from ambient sound, despite not having an ANC system.
Depending on your listening habits, you may prefer either the Sennheiser MOMENTUM True Wireless 2 or the Klipsch T5 II True Wireless Sport. While both headphones have a customizable sound profile via their respective companion app's graphic EQ and presets, the Klipsch are more comfortable, have longer continuous battery life, a better noise isolation performance. However, the Sennheiser are better-built.
The Sennheiser MOMENTUM True Wireless 2 and the Klipsch T5 True Wireless ANC have different strengths, and you may prefer either one. While both headphones are comfortable, the Sennheiser are better built and have a more stable in-ear fit. They're also able to isolate you from more background noise. The Klipsch have a more neutral default sound profile, which some users may prefer, and their overall battery performance is better. They also have features like built-in Bragi Moves, which allows you to register commands with head gestures, and they support Dirac HD sound technology, which is advertised to enhance the headphones' sound profile. However, we don't currently test the performance of these features.
The Beats Solo Pro Wireless and the Sennheiser MOMENTUM True Wireless 2 have different strengths, and you may prefer either depending on your usage. The Beats are on-ear headphones with a much better ANC performance, a much longer continuous battery life, and a more bass-rich default sound profile, which some may prefer. They're also equipped with an H1 chip for easier pairing with Apple devices. On the other hand, the Sennheiser are much better for sports, thanks to their in-ear design, more stable fit, and IPX4 rating for water resistance, although we don't test that currently. Unlike the Beats, their sound profile can be customized using their companion app.
The Sennheiser MOMENTUM True Wireless 2 are slightly better in-ears than the Google Pixel Buds A-Series Truly Wireless. The Sennheiser are better built, have ANC so they can block out more ambient noise, and they have a companion app with a graphic EQ and presets so that you can adjust their sound to your liking. The Google earbuds have a more stable and comfortable in-ear fit. Their battery performance is somewhat better, too.
The Boltune BT-BH024 Truly Wireless perform similarly to the Sennheiser MOMENTUM True Wireless 2 and depending on your listening habits, you may prefer one over the other. The Boltune have a somewhat more neutral sound profile, and they have a more consistent frequency response. While the Sennheiser have a slightly more neutral bass reproduction, some users may prefer the Boltune's bass-heavy sound. Despite the fact that the Sennheiser have an ANC feature, the Boltune have a better noise isolation performance. They also have longer battery life. However, the Sennheiser have easier-to-use controls and a companion app that allows you to customize the sound profile using a graphic EQ.