Samsung Galaxy Buds 2See price on Amazon
Overall Score 6.4 Represents average audio ecosystem compatibility score.
Sennheiser Momentum True Wireless 3See price on Amazon
Overall Score 6.4 Represents average audio ecosystem compatibility score.
|Category||Features||Samsung Galaxy Buds 2||Sennheiser Momentum True Wireless 3|
|DESIGN||ingress protection (ip) rating||ipX2||ipX4|
|has no wires or cables||✓||✓|
|has stereo speakers||✓||✓|
|SOUND QUALITY||has active noise cancellation (noise control)||✓||✓|
|has passive noise reduction||✓||✓|
|driver unit size||11mm||7mm|
|sound pressure level||✗||107db/mw|
|battery life of charging case||21.5hours||21hours|
|has wireless charging||✓||✓|
|has a battery level indicator||✓||✓|
|CONNECTIVITY||has usb type-c||✓||✓|
|maximum bluetooth range||10meters||10meters|
|has aptx adaptive||✗||✓|
|MICROPHONE||number of microphones||6only||6only|
|has a noise-canceling microphone||✓||✓|
|EXTRAS||has ambient sound mode||✓||✓|
|has in/on-ear detection||✓||✓|
|has find earbuds feature||✓||✗|
|supports fast charging||✓||✓|
|has a mute function||✓||✓|
|control panel placed on a device||✓||✓|
|has voice prompts||✓||✓|
|travel bag is included||✓||✓|
|See price on Amazon||See price on Amazon|
IP ratings refer to the rank of protection given by a casing, against dust and liquids. In the format of IPXX, 'X' represents a number The first value refers to protection against solids say dust, while the second refers to resistance against liquids (water).
Having a value of IPX2, the Samsung Galaxy Buds 2's rating for solids indicates that no data available to specify a protection rating, and of liquids that they are protected against drops falling when tilted at 15° in 4 fixed positions.
Compared to the Samsung Galaxy Buds 2, Sennheiser Momentum True Wireless 3 have a rating of IPX4 meaning that we are not yet certain of their rating with solids (dust) and that of liquids is that, Samsung Galaxy Buds 2 has a lower liquid rating than Sennheiser Momentum True Wireless 3
The Samsung Galaxy Buds 2 have a weight of 10g . We take in account a lower weight best because lighter devices are easier to transport.
The Sennheiser Momentum True Wireless 3, at 10.6g are heavier than the Samsung Galaxy Buds 2 by of 0.6g
True wireless devices have no cables linking any part of the device together, Samsung Galaxy Buds 2 are true wireless for this case since they have no cables. This is an important difference since wireless earbuds have wires linking the two earbuds .
Sennheiser Momentum True Wireless 3 also is true wireless because it has no cables connecting the two earbuds together.
Samsung Galaxy Buds 2 are resistant to sweat
Sennheiser Momentum True Wireless 3's resistance to sweat makes both devices fit for use during long-distance running, marathons, cardio sweat workouts , etc
Samsung Galaxy Buds 2 have stereo speakers, what this means is that Samsung Galaxy Buds 2'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 True Wireless 3 and Samsung Galaxy Buds 2 have stereo speakers
ANC makes use of more advanced kind of tech to actively counter noise. ANC works when, it listens to the sound pattern of incoming noise and generates a mirror signal to cancel it out. Simply put, it's like taking +1 (sound from your surrounding) and producing -1 (counter sound by the device) to make 0 which results in a reduced level of noise.
Samsung Galaxy Buds 2 have Active Noise Cancellation allowing you to listen at lower volume levels, good for your ears as you don't need to crank up the device volume to overcome background noise.
The Sennheiser Momentum True Wireless 3 too have Active Noise Cancellation which makes both earbuds ideal for plane rides and morning commutes. Each operate with different noise cancellation types, pick the mode that you prefer for commute or that enhances your chill time.
Samsung Galaxy Buds 2 sit tightly in place, this creates an acoustic seal that reduces background sounds well as preventing the device sound from leaking out at the same.
Both Sennheiser Momentum True Wireless 3, and Samsung Galaxy Buds 2 have passive noise reduction this means that they limit ambient noise without using technology to cancel it out.
Samsung Galaxy Buds 2 driver unit is 11mm in diameter, the bigger the unit the more powerful, and can produce better bass.
The driver unit is the component that produces sound in the earbuds, the unit size corellates with the sound made by the device.
Sennheiser Momentum True Wireless 3 driver unit is 7mm in diameter, which implies that they have a smaller driver unit than that of Samsung Galaxy Buds 2 by 4mm , many people have a misconception that driver units of a bigger size automatically produce better sound quality.
However, large drivers usually have difficulty producing high frequencies so yes, larger drivers can generate louder sound, but this does not imply that they deliver better quality sound.
Samsung Galaxy Buds 2's lowest frequency is at 20Hz, low-frequency response inidcates how well an audio component generates low frequencies that can be heard, and if it makes any changes to the signal on its way through.
Sennheiser Momentum True Wireless 3's lowest frequency is at 5Hz, this means that Sennheiser Momentum True Wireless 3 make sound with a juicier bass than the Samsung Galaxy Buds 2
The Samsung Galaxy Buds 2's highest frequency is at 20,000Hz, high-frequency response shows how well an audio device produces high recognizable frequencies and if it makes any changes to the signal while at it.
Sennheiser Momentum True Wireless 3's highest frequency is at 21,000Hz, this means that Sennheiser Momentum True Wireless 3 can produce a clearer and crispier treble than the Samsung Galaxy Buds 2
The sound pressure level, is the pressure level of sound, measured in decibels, dB, Sennheiser Momentum True Wireless 3's measurement is 107dB/mW. Devices with a higher sound pressure level are generally louder when supplied with any given audio source.
The Samsung Galaxy Buds 2's battery life is 7.5 hours, these last longer than 5 hours of listening which is considered average for a single charge. A device's battery life is commonly given by the manufacturer, and with longer battery life, you get to use it for longer and requires fewer chargings.
Sennheiser Momentum True Wireless 3's battery life is less than that of Samsung Galaxy Buds 2 by 0.5 hours . Each time you recharge your device, they get a little less playing time. The effect is not noticeable at first, but over time, your wireless earbuds will no longer play for long like they used to.
The battery life of the charging case is given by the vendor, and the Samsung Galaxy Buds 2's case is said to have a charge of 21.5 hours. A charging case with a longer battery life enables you to recharge your earbuds on the go many times before recharging the case itself.
Sennheiser Momentum True Wireless 3's charging case has a battery life of 21 hours, less than that of Samsung Galaxy Buds 2 by 0.5 hours
It requires 1.5 hours to fully charge the Sennheiser Momentum True Wireless 3's battery. It is highly adivsable to fully charge the battery before using the earbuds when they have been unused for long periods.
Samsung Galaxy Buds 2's battery power is 61mAh, battery capacity, shows the amount of electrical energy that a battery can store.
Samsung Galaxy Buds 2, the device supports wireless charging. To charge the earbuds, you simply place down on a compatible charging pad.
Sennheiser Momentum True Wireless 3 also support wireless charging, always look out for the charging standard of the earbuds.
The Samsung Galaxy Buds 2 have a battery level indicator, an indicator notifies you when the device has a low battery. The battery indicator lights show the charging state of your device and case.
Sennheiser Momentum True Wireless 3 too have a battery level indicator, these enable you to determine the charging state of your device, if charged fully, or the battery is running low.
The Samsung Galaxy Buds 2 support USB TYPE-C, an industry-standard connector for transmitting both data and power in a single cable.
Sennheiser Momentum True Wireless 3 too have USB TYPE-C. This USB-C plug comes along with most current laptops, phones, and tablets.
Samsung Galaxy Buds 2 have Bluetooth version of 5.2, Bluetooth is a wireless technology standard that allows data transfers between devices placed in close proximity, using short-wavelength, ultra-high frequency radio waves.
Sennheiser Momentum True Wireless 3 has a Bluetooth version of 5.2, equal to that of the Samsung Galaxy Buds 2 . Newer versions provide faster data transfers.
Samsung Galaxy Buds 2 have a 10meters distance connecting via Bluetooth.
Sennheiser Momentum True Wireless 3 have a maximum range of 10meters, equal to that of the Samsung Galaxy Buds 2
Samsung Galaxy Buds 2 support AAC, a codec that is used for Bluetooth audio. It supports 24-bit audio at 250kbps. Because it uses psychoacoustic modeling, it provides better results than other codecs at a similar bit rate.
Being the highest quality codec that any Bluetooth-supporting Apple product supports, the Samsung Galaxy Buds 2 will work fine with your iPad. If you are planning on using these with Android you need to pay even closer attention to codec support for if they only have AAC they won't provide the best audio quality possible, ensure that they also support aptX HD, LDAC, or LHDC as well.
The Sennheiser Momentum True Wireless 3 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.
The Sennheiser Momentum True Wireless 3 support APTX Adaptive, an audio codec for Bluetooth devices that are developed by Qualcomm. It has a variable bit rate (between 279kbps and 420kbps).
Samsung Galaxy Buds 2 have 6 microphones.
Sennheiser Momentum True Wireless 3 microphones are 6, equal to that of the Samsung Galaxy Buds 2 . More microphones result in better sound quality and help the device to filter out background sounds.
Samsung Galaxy Buds 2 use a noise-canceling microphone, these microphones are made to filter out noise from the earbuds' sound.
The Sennheiser Momentum True Wireless 3 too use a noise-canceling type of microphone. Especially useful in noisy areas.
The Samsung Galaxy Buds 2 support ambient sound mode, which uses microphones to pass through ambient sound to still be heard even while wearing the earbuds
The Sennheiser Momentum True Wireless 3 support ambient sound mode as well, it’s useful when you want to listen to music but also be aware of your surrounding, say you’re having a jog but still want to be able to hear traffic.
Samsung Galaxy Buds 2 support in/on-ear detection, the sensors in the earbuds can detect when removed from your ears .
The Sennheiser Momentum True Wireless 3 support in/on-ear detection, automatically pauses your music, or audiobook when you remove earbuds from your ears saving battery life.
When lost in a room, or can't be found in your bag, Samsung Galaxy Buds 2 support the find earbuds feature.
The Samsung Galaxy Buds 2 support fast charging. Usually, technologies like Qualcomm’s Quick Charge, are used to lower the time it takes to fully charge a device.
Also the Sennheiser Momentum True Wireless 3 support fast charging. This kind is similar to regular charging, just that the battery is filling up much faster. Say, with Quick Charge 3.0, the battery can be charged to 50% in thirty minutes.
Samsung Galaxy Buds 2 have a mute function, they have the feature to mute/unmute a conversation directly from the earbuds.
The Sennheiser Momentum True Wireless 3 also support this function. It means that you unilaterally turn off the earbuds' microphone, but you can still hear the other party talk.
The Samsung Galaxy Buds 2, so you can easily access the volume control, pause, play, mute, etc whichever functions are supported on the device.
Sennheiser Momentum True Wireless 3 also have a control panel on them.
Samsung Galaxy Buds 2 have a warranty period of 1 Years, the period of time that warrant free repair and adjustment services in case of a malfunction occurring under normal use following instruction manuals.
The Samsung Galaxy Buds 2 have voice prompts. Automatically receive information via audio messages, say if there is a problem with the connection.
The Sennheiser Momentum True Wireless 3 also support voice prompts .i.e the earbuds will notify you if the battery is low, and it's time to recharge the device.
The Samsung Galaxy Buds 2 come with their own special case. Carrying earbuds openly, or putting them inside your bag without a cover may easily put them at risk of getting damaged.
Sennheiser Momentum True Wireless 3 too have a case included, which offers safe transportation.