Sennheiser has recently released the next edition to its Momentum range of premium noise-canceling headphones. The new Momentum 4 Wireless headphones, priced at $349.95, appear quite different from previous versions, with the firm exchanging its characteristic vintage flair for a more lightweight, comfy design. When compared to the Momentum 3 Wireless, Sennheiser claims the Momentum 4s provide “excellent comfort” and improved active noise cancellation. They will be available for presale on August 9th and will be available in shops on August 23rd.
Aside from the new design, the battery life seems to be the main selling factor. Sennheiser says the Momentum 4s may last up to 60 hours on a single charge, significantly beyond the 20 to 30 hours claimed by rivals such as Sony’s WH-1000XM5, Bose’s QuietComfort 45, and Apple’s AirPods Max.
The already excellent sound quality of the third-generation cans seems to have been maintained: both feature 42-millimeter drivers calibrated for “brilliant dynamics, clarity, and melody.” However, the Momentum 4s should provide better voice call performance. Sennheiser has also abandoned physical button controls in favor of the touch and swipe motions used by other popular noise-canceling headphones. While the new headphones no longer fold up, they do come with an enhanced hardshell case.
The Momentum 4s, like their predecessors, include convenience features including multipoint connection, wired USB-C audio, and removable ear pads – now made of artificial leather rather than real leather, as Sennheiser previously utilized. The company’s newest headphones support AAC, SBC, aptX, and aptX Adaptive Bluetooth codecs.