Sennheiser Momentum 4 WirelessSee price on Amazon
Overall Score 5.9 Represents average audio ecosystem compatibility score.
Bowers & Wilkins Px8See price on Amazon
Overall Score 4.7 Represents average audio ecosystem compatibility score.
|Category||Features||Bowers & Wilkins Px8||Sennheiser Momentum 4 Wireless|
|has a detachable cable||✓||✓|
|has a tangle free cable||✓||✓|
|has an over-the-ear foam||✓||✓|
|has stereo speakers||✓||✓|
|SOUND QUALITY||has active noise cancellation (anc)||✓||✓|
|has passive noise reduction||✓||✗|
|sound pressure level||✗||106dB/mW|
|driver unit size||40mm||42mm|
|has a neodymium magnet||✗||✓|
|has a battery level indicator||✓||✓|
|has wireless charging||✗||✓|
|has a rechargeable battery||✓||✓|
|CONNECTIVITY||can be used wirelessly||✓||✓|
|has usb type-c||✓||✓|
|has aptx adaptive||✓||✓|
|has aptx hd||✓||✗|
|has bluetooth aptx||✓||✓|
|maximum bluetooth range||✗||10meters|
|has a 3.5mm male connector||✓||✗|
|MICROPHONE||number of microphones||2only||4only|
|has a noise-canceling microphone||✓||✓|
|highest mic frequency||✗||10000Hz|
|lowest mic frequency||✗||50Hz|
|EXTRAS||has ambient sound mode||✓||✓|
|has in/on-ear detection||✓||✗|
|has a mute function||✗||✓|
|control panel placed on a device||✓||✓|
|can be used as a headset||✓||✓|
|travel bag is included||✓||✓|
|See price on Amazon||See price on Amazon|
The Bowers & Wilkins Px8 have a weight of 320g, these weigh below 320g, which we consider as the highest average a headphone should weigh for comfort during long use.
We prefer a lower weight best because lighter devices are more comfortable to move with.
The Sennheiser Momentum 4 Wireless, at 293g are lighter than the Bowers & Wilkins Px8 with a difference -27g
Detachable cables are cables that have connectors on both ends. One end goes into your headphone cups, while the other end is inserted into a source device. Some new headphones, and not just the expensive ones, are coming with detachable cables, Bowers & Wilkins Px8 are one of those.
With a detachable cable, Sennheiser Momentum 4 Wireless too can use alternative cables and if the cable is pulled, it will pop out instead of breaking.
Twisted headphone cables can be a great source of annoyance and inconvenience, Bowers & Wilkins Px8's cable is designed to minimize tangling. Constant twisting of the cables can also lead to microfractures in the copper wires, affecting sound quality, or
completely damaging your headphones.
Sennheiser Momentum 4 Wireless too have a cable designed to help prevent tangles.
A long cable ensures more freedom of movement, but remember that every cable based on the conducting material used has a certain amount of parasitic resistance, inductance, and capacitance. How much depends on the length and construction. Bowers & Wilkins Px8 comes with a 1.2meters cable.
Over-ear headphones have larger earpads that fit around your entire ear Bowers & Wilkins Px8 have a comfortable full-size form with earcups that fully enclose your ears. This design is loved for its increased sound isolation and the fact that it won't leak sound to your neighbors.
Sennheiser Momentum 4 Wireless with this design offer potential for maximum bass and loudness levels.
Bowers & Wilkins Px8 have stereo speakers, what this means is that Bowers & Wilkins Px8's speakers deliver sound from independent channels on both left and right sides, creating a richer sound and a better listening experience.
Both Sennheiser Momentum 4 Wireless and Bowers & Wilkins Px8 have stereo speakers
Active noise cancellation uses more advanced technology to actively counter noise. How it works, it detects and analyzes the sound pattern outside and inside the earbud and then generates a mirror signal to cancel it out. In simple terms, it's like taking +1 outside (noise from your surrounding) and adding -1 inside (counter sound within the device) to make zero hence "diluting" the noise.
Bowers & Wilkins Px8 allow you to listen at lower volume levels, causing less ear fatigue as you don't have to crank up the volume to overcome background noise.
Sennheiser Momentum 4 Wireless too have active noise cancellation making both devices ideal for plane rides and morning commutes. Each may work with different noise cancellation modes, pick the setting, mode, or noise cancellation type that you prefer for commute or that enhances your relaxation time.
Passive Noise Cancellation uses well-designed ear cups to seal out environment noise. This is used for both in-ear earphones and over-ear headphones where the headphone itself will keep surrounding noise out. The Bowers & Wilkins Px8 sits tightly in place, creating an acoustic seal that reduces background noise and prevents your music from leaking out.
Low-frequency response measures if and how well an audio device reproduces low audible frequencies and if it makes any changes to the signal while at it. Sennheiser Momentum 4 Wireless's lowest frequency is at 6Hz, the lower the low-frequency response, the stronger and juicier the bass.
High frequency response measures if and how well an audio device reproduces high audible frequencies and if it changes to the signal on the way through. Sennheiser Momentum 4 Wireless's highest frequency is at 22000Hz, the higher the high-frequency response, the clearer and crispier the treble.
Sound pressure is the average variation in atmospheric pressure caused by the sound, the sound level .i.e how loud something is can be perceived differently by different people so we need to have a way of getting an objective measurement of sound level expressed in numerical terms.
The sound pressure level, SPL, is the pressure level of a sound, measured in decibels, dB, Sennheiser Momentum 4 Wireless's measurement is 106dB/mW. Devices with a higher sound pressure level are generally louder when supplied with any given audio source.
The driver unit is basically a mini speaker that produces sound in the device, its size dictates the loudness of the headphone. Bowers & Wilkins Px8 driver unit is 40mm in diameter, bigger drivers are more powerful and can produce better bass.
Sennheiser Momentum 4 Wireless driver unit is 42mm in diameter, making them have a larger driver unit than that of Bowers & Wilkins Px8 by 2mm , as many tend to believe that driver units of a bigger size automatically produce better sound quality.
However, large drivers usually have difficulty reproducing high frequencies so it's true that, larger drivers can generate louder sound, but this does not mean that they produce better sound.
Defined as the device's resistance to the electromagnetic current, as electricity flows through a wire, it experiences electrical resistance that counters the flow of current. The resistance of a conductor is measured in ohms. Sennheiser Momentum 4 Wireless's impedance is 60Ohms, the lower the impedance, the easier it is to get higher volume and requires less power.
Neodymium magnets when used in audio devices produce a higher sensitivity and substantial sound output using less power to do so. They can help produce music at quite a high sound pressure level, SPL, with the use of high magnetic flux. The Sennheiser Momentum 4 Wireless have this type of magnet.
If your headphones play wirelessly, cancel ambient noise, or enhance your listening experience with active features, their battery life will reduce over time. The device's battery life is given by the manufacturer, with longer battery life, you get to use it for longer and have to charge the device less often. Bowers & Wilkins Px8's battery life is 30 hours
Sennheiser Momentum 4 Wireless's battery life is 60 hours. Each time you recharge your headphones, they get a little less listening time. The effect is barely noticeable at first. But over a few years, you may find that your device, no longer plays for long like it used to.
It takes 2 hours to fully charge the Sennheiser Momentum 4 Wireless's battery. It is recommended to fully charge the battery before using the headphones for the first time or when they have been unused for extended periods.
Bowers & Wilkins Px8 have a battery level indicator, an indicator shows you when the device has a low battery. The battery indicator lights show the charging status of your headphones.
Sennheiser Momentum 4 Wireless too have a battery level indicator, charging indicators allow you to determine the charging state of your headphones, whether fully charged, or the battery is running low.
Sennheiser Momentum 4 Wireless, the device supports a wireless charging standard such as Qi. To charge the device, you simply put it down on a compatible charging pad.
Battery power, or battery capacity, represents the amount of electrical energy that a battery can store. Sennheiser Momentum 4 Wireless's battery power is 700mAhmAh, more battery power can be an indication of longer battery life.
A rechargeable battery is a type of electrical battery that can be charged, discharged into a load, and recharged many times, as opposed to a disposable or primary battery, which is supplied fully charged and discarded after use.
Bowers & Wilkins Px8's battery can be recharged and used over again.
The Sennheiser Momentum 4 Wireless too have a rechargeable battery.
Bowers & Wilkins Px8 can be used wirelessly, wireless devices allow users more freedom of movement.
The Sennheiser Momentum 4 Wireless also can be used wirelessly
Bluetooth is a wireless technology standard that allows data transfers between devices placed in close proximity, using short-wavelength, ultra-high frequency radio waves. Bowers & Wilkins Px8 has a v5.2
Sennheiser Momentum 4 Wireless has a Bluetooth version of v5.2. Newer versions provide faster data transfers.
Bowers & Wilkins Px8 support USB TYPE-C, an industry-standard connector for transmitting both data and power on a single cable. The USB-C plug is now part and parcel of most current laptops, phones, and tablets, it features reversible plug orientation and cable direction.
Sennheiser Momentum 4 Wireless too have USB TYPE-C
Bowers & Wilkins Px8 support APTX Adaptive, an audio codec for Bluetooth devices that are developed by Qualcomm. It has a variable bit rate (between 279kbps and 420kbps), which means it can adjust the bit rate for different scenarios, such as listening to HD audio or reducing interference from other devices.
Sennheiser Momentum 4 Wireless support APTX Adaptive as well
The Bowers & Wilkins Px8 support APTX HD, an audio codec for Bluetooth devices that are developed by Qualcomm. It supports high-quality 24-bit audio (at a bit rate of 576kbps).
Bowers & Wilkins Px8 support APTX, a codec used for transmitting audio wirelessly with Bluetooth. It is developed by Qualcomm and supports 16-bit audio at a bit rate of 384kbps.
Sennheiser Momentum 4 Wireless support APTX
Bowers & Wilkins Px8 support AAC, a codec that is used for Bluetooth audio. It supports 24-bit audio at 250kbps. Because it uses psychoacoustic modeling, it can provide better results than other codecs at a similar bit rate.
The Sennheiser Momentum 4 Wireless support AAC as well. Designed to be the successor of the MP3 format, AAC generally achieves higher sound quality than MP3 encoders at the same bit rate.
Bluetooth is a short-range wireless technology standard that is used for exchanging data between fixed and mobile devices over short distances. The Sennheiser Momentum 4 Wireless can connect at a 10meters distance via Bluetooth or infrared to another device.
Being an industry standard audio plug, a standard 3.5mm male connector is suitable for use with all MP3 players and computer sound cards. This means that it is commonly used in stereo headphones to your phone or connecting your phone to an external amplifier, sound bars, your car radio, etc. Bowers & Wilkins Px8 has this connector giving it a wider range of connectivity with most of the sound devices out there. All plugs have at least a tip and sleeve with the number of rings that stand as a differentiating factor.
Bowers & Wilkins Px8 have only 2 microphones, more microphones result in better sound quality and enable the device to filter out background noise.
The Sennheiser Momentum 4 Wireless microphones are only 4.
Bowers & Wilkins Px8 use a noise-canceling type of microphone, these microphones are designed to filter out background noise from the desired sound. Especially useful in noisy environments.
The Sennheiser Momentum 4 Wireless too use a noise-canceling type of microphone.
The highest mic frequency of a microphone is defined as its upper limiting frequency. With today's microphones, you can reach a frequency high reaching up to 140 kHz. Sennheiser Momentum 4 Wireless's highest mic frequency is 10000Hz, the highest frequency that the mic can pick up. Better for recording treble.
The lowest mic frequency of a microphone is defined as its lower limiting frequency. With today's microphones, you can have a frequency starting from around 1Hz. Sennheiser Momentum 4 Wireless's lowest mic frequency is 50Hz, the lowest frequency that the mic can pick up. Better for recording bass.
Bowers & Wilkins Px8 support ambient sound mode, which uses microphones to pass through ambient noises so that they can still be heard. It’s useful when you want to listen to music but also be aware of what’s happening around you, for example when you’re having a jog but would still want to be able to hear traffic.
The Sennheiser Momentum 4 Wireless support ambient sound mode as well allowing you to hear the ambient sound even while wearing them.
Bowers & Wilkins Px8 support in/on-ear detection, the sensors in the device can detect when they are removed from your ears so that the music is paused, saving battery life and improving your listening experience while at it.
Sennheiser Momentum 4 Wireless have a mute function, they have an option to mute/unmute a conversation directly from the device. The mute function means that you unilaterally turn off the microphone, but you can still hear the other party's voice.
There is a control panel on the Bowers & Wilkins Px8 body, so you can easily access the volume control or remote without having to interact with a cable or another device it's connected to.
The Sennheiser Momentum 4 Wireless too have a control panel on them.
Bowers & Wilkins Px8 can be used as a headset.
A headset is one headphone or pair with a built-in microphone. Headsets can be used for apps that require communication i.e. Zoom, Google Meet, Skype, games with voice chat, mobile phones, etc.
Sennheiser Momentum 4 Wireless can be used as a headset. since they have a built-in microphone
Carrying headphones without a case, or putting them in bags without a casing can easily put them at risk of getting damaged. The Bowers & Wilkins Px8 come with their own special case or pouch, which is useful for safe transportation.
Sennheiser Momentum 4 Wireless too have a travel bag or case included.