Sennheiser Momentum True Wireless 3See price on Amazon
Overall Score 6.4 Represents average audio ecosystem compatibility score.
Sony LinkBuds SSee price on Amazon
Overall Score 6.2 Represents average audio ecosystem compatibility score.
|Category||Features||Sennheiser Momentum True Wireless 3||Sony LinkBuds S|
|DESIGN||ingress protection (ip) rating||ipX4||ipX4|
|has no wires or cables||✓||✓|
|has stereo speakers||✓||✓|
|SOUND QUALITY||has active noise cancellation (noise control)||✓||✓|
|has passive noise reduction||✓||✓|
|driver unit size||7mm||5mm|
|sound pressure level||107db/mw||✗|
|has a neodymium magnet||✗||✓|
|battery life of charging case||21hours||14hours|
|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 is the rating of protection given by a casing, against solids and liquids. The letters 'IP' are followed by two values The first value refers to protection against solids say dust, while the second refers to protection against liquids (sweat).
Scoring IPX4, the Sony LinkBuds S's rating is read as, the first number of X denotes that no data available to specify a protection rating, and the second number of 4 means that they can withstand low pressure spray similar to that of a shower head when tilted at 180° for 10 minutes.
In comparison to the Sony LinkBuds S, 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, they both have the same rating against liquids
The Sony LinkBuds S have a weight of 9.6g . We take in account a lower weight best because lighter devices are more comfortable to carry.
Sennheiser Momentum True Wireless 3, at 10.6g are heavier than the Sony LinkBuds S by of 1g
True wireless devices have no cables connecting any part of the device together, Sony LinkBuds S are true wireless for this case since they don't have cables. This is an important distinction as some wireless earbuds have cables linking the 2 earbuds together.
Sennheiser Momentum True Wireless 3 also is true wireless since it has no cables linking the pair of earbuds .
Sony LinkBuds S are resistant to sweat
Sennheiser Momentum True Wireless 3's resistance to sweat makes both devices good for use during long-distance running, marathons, cardio sweat workouts , etc
Sony LinkBuds S have stereo speakers, what this means is that Sony LinkBuds S's speakers deliver sound from independent channels on both left and right sides, creating a richer sound and a better listening experience.
The Sennheiser Momentum True Wireless 3 also have stereo speakers
Active noise cancellation makes use of advanced kind of tech to actively cancel noise. How it works, it detects and analyzes the sound pattern of incoming noise and inverts the soundwaves to counter it. In simple terms, it's like taking +1 (sound from your surrounding) then adding -1 (counter sound by the device) to make 0 resulting in a reduced level of noise.
The Sony LinkBuds S have Active Noise Cancellation enabling you to listen at lower levels of volume, good for your ears since you don't have to crank up the earbuds volume to overcome background sounds.
The Sennheiser Momentum True Wireless 3 too have ANC which makes either of the earbuds ideal for plane rides and morning travels. Each work with different noise cancellation modes, pick the noise cancellation type that you prefer for travel or that enhances your relaxation time.
The Sony LinkBuds S sit well in place, creating an acoustic covering that tones down background noise while preventing the device sound from leaking out .
Both Sennheiser Momentum True Wireless 3, and Sony LinkBuds S have passive noise reduction this implies that they limit ambient noise instead of actively using technology to cancel it out.
The Sony LinkBuds S have a unit size of 5mm in diameter, bigger drivers are more powerful, and can produce better bass.
The driver unit is the component that produces sound in the device, the unit size corellates with the loudness of the device.
Sennheiser Momentum True Wireless 3 driver unit is 7mm in diameter, making them have a larger driver unit than that of Sony LinkBuds S by 2mm , a common assumption that driver units of a bigger size automatically produce better sound quality.
However, large drivers find it difficult to produce high frequencies so it's true that, larger drivers are capable of generating louder sound, but this does not mean that they deliver better quality sound.
Sony LinkBuds S's lowest frequency is at 20Hz, low-frequency response inidcates how well a particular audio device generates low recognizable frequencies and if it alters 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 Sony LinkBuds S
Sony LinkBuds S's highest frequency is at 40,000Hz, high-frequency response tells how well a particular audio component makes high human frequencies and if it adjustments to the signal while at it.
Sennheiser Momentum True Wireless 3's highest frequency is at 21,000Hz, this implies that Sony LinkBuds S produce a clearer and crispier treble than the Sennheiser Momentum True Wireless 3
SPL, is the pressure level of sound, 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 Sony LinkBuds S have neodymium magnets, when used in audio devices produce a higher sensitivity and substantial sound output while using less power. They can help produce music at quite a high SPL, using high magnetic flux.
Sony LinkBuds S's battery life is 6 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 more battery hours, you get to use it for longer and have to charge the device less often.
Sennheiser Momentum True Wireless 3's battery life is more than that of Sony LinkBuds S by 1 hours . Every time you recharge your device, they get a little less listening time. The effect is barely noticeable at first, but over time, your wireless earbuds will have shorter listening time.
The battery life of the charging case is given by the manufacturer, and Sony LinkBuds S's case has a charge of 14 hours. A charging case with more battery hours allows you to recharge your earbuds on the go several times before recharging the case itself.
Sennheiser Momentum True Wireless 3's charging case has a battery life of 21 hours, more than that of Sony LinkBuds S by 7 hours
It requires 2 hours to fully charge the Sony LinkBuds S's battery. It is highly adivsable to fully charge the battery before using the earbuds when they have been in storage for long periods.
Sennheiser Momentum True Wireless 3 takes 1.5 hours to fully charge the battery, less than that of Sony LinkBuds S by 0.5 hours
The Sennheiser Momentum True Wireless 3, the device supports wireless charging. To charge the device, you simply place down on a supported charging pad.
The Sony LinkBuds S have a battery level indicator, an indicator alerts you when the earbuds has a low battery. Its lights display the charging state of your device and case.
Sennheiser Momentum True Wireless 3 too have a battery level indicator, charging indicators allow you determine the charging state of your earbuds, if charged fully, or the battery is running low.
The Sony LinkBuds S use USB TYPE-C, a standard connector for transmitting both data and power in a single cable.
Sennheiser Momentum True Wireless 3 too support USB TYPE-C. This USB-C plug comes along with most current electronics.
Sony LinkBuds S have Bluetooth version of 5.2, Bluetooth is a wireless technology standard that enables data movement 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 Sony LinkBuds S . Newer versions provide faster data transfers.
Sony LinkBuds S have a 10meters distance to connect via Bluetooth.
Sennheiser Momentum True Wireless 3 have a maximum range of 10meters, equal to that of the Sony LinkBuds S
Sony LinkBuds S support AAC, a codec that is used for Bluetooth audio. It supports 24-bit audio at 250kbps. Since it uses psychoacoustic modeling, it can provide better results than other codecs at the same bit rate.
Since its the highest quality codec that any Bluetooth-supporting Apple product supports, the Sony LinkBuds S will work fine with your MacBook. If you intend on using these with Android , 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 Sony LinkBuds S support LDAC, a codec developed by Sony which allows streaming high-resolution audio over Bluetooth connections at up to 990 kbps at 32 bit/96 kHz. It is capable of a very high bitrate of 990kbps, which provides high-resolution audio.
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).
The Sony LinkBuds S have 6 microphones.
While the Sennheiser Momentum True Wireless 3 microphones are 6, equal to that of the Sony LinkBuds S . More microphones result in better sound quality and enable the device to filter out noise.
Sennheiser Momentum True Wireless 3 have a noise-canceling microphone, these microphones are designed to filter out background sounds from the earbuds' sound.
The Sony LinkBuds S support ambient sound mode, which uses microphones to pass through ambient noises so that they can 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, for example when you’re having a run but would still want to hear traffic.
The Sony LinkBuds S have in/on-ear detection, the sensors in the device can detect when removed from your ears so that the music is paused.
Sennheiser Momentum True Wireless 3 support in/on-ear detection, automatically pauses your music, or audiobook when you remove earbuds from your ears improving your listening experience.
When misplaced in a room, or can't easily find them in your bag, the Sony LinkBuds S have a find earbuds feature.
The Sony LinkBuds S support fast charging. Commonly, technologies like Qualcomm’s Quick Charge, are used to reduce the time it takes to fully charge the earbuds.
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. For example, with Quick Charge 3.0, the battery is charged to 50% in just thirty minutes.
Sony LinkBuds S have a mute function, they support the feature to mute/unmute a conversation directly from the earbuds.
The Sennheiser Momentum True Wireless 3 also support the mute function. The mute function means that you are in position turn off the earbuds' microphone, but you can still hear the other party talk.
With the Sony LinkBuds S, so you can easily access the volume control, pause, play, mute, etc whichever functions are supported on the device.
Sennheiser Momentum True Wireless 3 too have a control panel on them.
Sony LinkBuds S support voice prompts. With voice prompts, you receive information via audio messages, like if there is an issue with the connection.
The Sennheiser Momentum True Wireless 3 also support voice prompts meaning the earbuds will notify you when the battery is low, and you need to recharge the earbuds.
Sony LinkBuds S come with their own special pouch. Carrying earphones without a case, or putting them in your pockets without a cover can easily put them at risk of getting damaged.
Sennheiser Momentum True Wireless 3 too have a travel bag included, which offers safe transportation.