AirPods Pro and Momentum True Wireless 2 are two high-end Bluetooth headsets for sale. While the Apple accessory is one of the references in the category, Sennheiser was appointed the best product in the segment in 2020-2021 by the European Association of Image and Sound (EISA). Both have an in-ear design, promise good sound quality, and bring features such as active noise cancellation and IPX4 certification for water resistance.
Concerning prices, the Apple model costs $249 at the official store, while Sennheiser appears for more: $299.95, also at the brand’s store. Check below more details of the headphones wireless and know which of them is better for you.
Sennheiser Momentum True Wireless 2 vs Apple AirPods Pro
|Specifications||Sennheiser Momentum TWS2||Apple AirPods Pro|
|Launch||March 2020||October 2019|
|Drivers||7 mm dynamic||Unknown|
|Codecs||SBC, AAC and aptX||Unknown|
|Connectivity||Bluetooth 5.1||Bluetooth 5.0|
|Weight||6 grams||5.4 grams|
|Colors||Black with gray or white with gray||White|
Both headsets focus on different schools of design. The Momentum is an in-ear headset with a traditional design. Handmade, the headset looks cool and discreet, being found in black with grey or white with grey. The Momentum tips are removable and the user can choose the ideal size for a better fit – there are three options in the box. There is also IPX4 certification, which protects the accessory against splashes and sweat – something also present in Apple earbuds.
The AirPods Pro, on the other hand, are made of plastic and have a minimalist design, using a support rod to facilitate the installation of the earbud. Also, with removable tips, the Apple earbuds have no other color than white.
Sennheiser’s model is a headset for more demanding users regarding sound quality. Equipped with dynamic 7 nm diameter drivers, the German brand accessory offers good response and fidelity when playing music. The bass, middle and treble bands, in turn, is balanced since the device works in a spectrum from 5 Hz to 21 kHz.
Apple is very reticent about technical specifications and other details of its headphones and does not disclose much-related information. As far as audio quality is concerned, Apple offers an adaptive playback mode, adjusting features according to what you are playing at the moment.
Another advantage of Sennheiser is the support for codecs such as SBC, AAC, and aptX, the main formats today. Apple does not inform what are the standards supported by AirPods Pro.
Both phones feature active noise cancellation and bring fifth-generation Bluetooth for good stability and fast connection to mobile phones in general. Momentum True Wireless 2 is compatible with different voice assistants, while AirPods Pro makes it easy to access Siri’s functions through voice commands, without having to resort to a physical command.
Another interesting feature present in Sennheiser is the possibility of configuring the actions available on the touch-sensitive surfaces on both sides using its app. The software also brings an equalizer that allows you to completely customize the footprint of the product, highlighting certain sounds, and applying usage profiles that can best fit your favorite songs.
By using the same application it is also possible to control the amount of noise that will be captured by the active cancellation microphones, an interesting feature not to leave the user completely isolated in the middle of the street or at work, for instance. AirPods Pro, on the other hand, has Environment Mode similar function, allowing you to capture or no noise from outside.
Sennheiser adds a total of 7 consecutive hours of music to the headphones, plus 21 hours available in the charger case. According to the manufacturer, the accessory has fast charging and can play for about 1.5 hours of sound after 10 minutes in the case.
AirPods Pro is a little behind, with 5 hours of sound in the earphones. The Apple case also delivers another 19 hours of charge for a total of 24 hours of music. The advantage here is the recharging time, requiring only 5 minutes to use the earbuds for up to one hour.
Price and competitors
With premium design, both models have higher values about a great part of the wireless options in the market. Sennheiser Momentum True Wireless 2 is officially sold on the brand’s website for $299.95, value $50.95 higher than the $249 that Apple charges at its official store by AirPods Pro. While the German manufacturer offers a two-year warranty, the apple covers up to 12 months against manufacturing defects.
At a lower level, it is possible to find several options of fully wireless Bluetooth headset. An alternative to Momentum True Wireless 2, for example, is the WF-1000XM3, by Sony, which costs $178 on Amazon. Another model that can hit head-on with both is the recently launched Live 300TWS, by JBL, which can be found on Amazon for $99.95.
On the same track is Samsung’s Galaxy Buds+, which features dual drivers with great playback quality. Also, from the South Korean giant, Buds Live is a little above, costing $169.99 on Amazon and offering features such as active noise cancellation and the promise of good ergonomics.