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||Sony LinkBuds S||Sennheiser Momentum True Wireless 3|
|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||5mm||7mm|
|sound pressure level||✗||107dB/mW|
|has a neodymium magnet||✓||✗|
|battery life of charging case||14hours||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 is the level of protection given by an enclosure, against solids and water. In the format of IPXX, 'X' represents a number The first value of the IP rating represents protection against solids say dust, followed by the one that refers to protection against liquids (sweat).
Having a value of IPX4, the Sony LinkBuds S's rating for solids indicates that no data available to specify a protection rating, and of liquids that they can withstand low pressure spray similar to that of a shower head when tilted at 180° for 10 minutes.
Compared 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 prefer a lower weight better for the reason that lighter devices are easier to move with.
The Sennheiser Momentum True Wireless 3, at 140g weigh more than the Sony LinkBuds S with a difference of 130.4g
For a device to be true wireless it must have no cables connecting any part of the device together, Sony LinkBuds S are true wireless for this matter since they have no wires. This is a key distinction as some wireless earbuds have wires connecting the two earbuds .
Sennheiser Momentum True Wireless 3 also is true wireless because it doesn't have cables connecting the pair of earbuds .
Sony LinkBuds S have sweat resistance
Sennheiser Momentum True Wireless 3's resistance to sweat makes both devices fit for use during long-distance running, marathons, training in workout bodysuits, 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, this creates a richer sound and a better listening experience.
The Sennheiser Momentum True Wireless 3 also have stereo speakers
Active noise cancellation utilises advanced technology to reduce ambient sounds. How it works, it studies 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 (sound from your surrounding) and producing -1 (inverted noise) to make zero hence "diluting" the noise.
The Sony LinkBuds S have ANC enabling you to listen at lower levels of volume, good for your ears as you don't need to crank up the earbuds volume to overcome background sounds.
The Sennheiser Momentum True Wireless 3 too have ANC which makes both earbuds ideal for flights and morning commutes. Each work with different noise cancellation modes, pick the mode that suits your commute or that suites your relaxation time.
Sony LinkBuds S stay well in place, creating a sound covering that reduces your environment noise while preventing the device voice audio from leaking out at the same.
Both Sennheiser Momentum True Wireless 3, and Sony LinkBuds S have passive noise reduction which implies that they tone down ambient noise instead of actively using ANC to cancel it out.
Sony LinkBuds S have a unit size of 5mm in diameter, the bigger the unit the more powerful, and can produce better bass.
A driver unit is basically a mini speaker that makes sound in the device, its size dictates 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 , many people have a misconception that driver units of a bigger size automatically produce better sound quality.
However, large drivers find it difficult to produce high frequencies so yeah, larger drivers can generate louder sound, but this does not mean that they deliver better quality sound.
The Sony LinkBuds S's lowest frequency is at 20Hz, low-frequency response measures if and how well an audio device produces low frequencies that can be heard, and if it alters the signal while at it.
Sennheiser Momentum True Wireless 3's lowest frequency is at 5Hz, this implies that Sennheiser Momentum True Wireless 3 make sound with a juicier bass than the Sony LinkBuds S
The Sony LinkBuds S's highest frequency is at 40000Hz, high-frequency response shows how well a particular audio component produces high audible frequencies and if it adjustments to the signal on its way through.
Sennheiser Momentum True Wireless 3's highest frequency is at 21000Hz, this means that Sony LinkBuds S generate a clearer and crispier treble than the Sennheiser Momentum True Wireless 3
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 Sony LinkBuds S have neodymium magnets, if used in earbuds 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, with the use of high magnetic flux.
Sony LinkBuds S's battery life is 6 hours, a device's battery life is commonly given by the manufacturer, and with longer battery life, 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 earbuds, they get a little less listening time. The effect is not noticeable at first, but over time, your wireless earbuds will have shorter listening time.
This is given by the vendor, and the Sony LinkBuds S's case is said to have a charge of 14 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, more than that of Sony LinkBuds S by 7 hours
It takes 2 hours to fully charge the Sony LinkBuds S's battery. It is highly adivsable to charge fully the battery before using the earbuds for the first time.
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
Sennheiser Momentum True Wireless 3, the device supports wireless charging. To charge the earbuds, you simply put down on a supported charging pad.
Sony LinkBuds S have a battery level indicator, an indicator alerts you when the earbuds has a low battery. Its lights show the charging status of your device and charging case.
Sennheiser Momentum True Wireless 3 too have a battery level indicator, these allow you to tell the charging state of your device, whether fully charged, or the battery is running low.
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 use USB TYPE-C. This USB-C plug is part and parcel of most current laptops, phones, and tablets.
Sony LinkBuds S have Bluetooth version of 5.2, Bluetooth is a wireless technology standard that allows 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.
The Sony LinkBuds S have a 10meters distance connecting 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 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.
Since its the highest quality codec that any Bluetooth-supporting Apple product supports, the Sony LinkBuds S will work fine with your iPhone. 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 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, providing high-resolution audio.
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).
The Sony LinkBuds S have 6 microphones.
Sennheiser Momentum True Wireless 3 microphones are 6, equal to that of the Sony LinkBuds S . More microphones result in better sound quality and help the earbuds to filter out noise.
Sennheiser Momentum True Wireless 3 have a noise-canceling microphone, these microphones are made to reduce noise from the desired sound.
The Sony LinkBuds S support ambient sound mode, which uses microphones to pass through ambient sound 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 while being aware of your surrounding, say you’re having a run but still want to hear traffic.
Sony LinkBuds S 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.
Sennheiser Momentum True Wireless 3 too support in/on-ear detection, automatically pauses your music, or audiobook when you remove earbuds from your ears saving battery life.
If lost in a room, or can't easily find them in your bag, Sony LinkBuds S support the find earbuds feature.
The Sony LinkBuds S support fast charging. Most often, technologies like Qualcomm’s Quick Charge, are used to reduce the amount of time it takes to charge the earbuds.
Also the Sennheiser Momentum True Wireless 3 too support fast charging. It's very similar to regular charging, just that the battery fills up much faster. Say, with Quick Charge 3.0, the battery can be charged to 50% in just 30 minutes.
The 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 too have the mute function. It means that you are in position turn off the earbuds' microphone, but you can still hear the other party talk.
The Sony LinkBuds S, so you can access the volume control, pause, play, mute, etc whichever features are supported on the earbuds.
Sennheiser Momentum True Wireless 3 also have a control panel on them.
Sony LinkBuds S support voice prompts. Automatically receive information via audio messages, like if there is an issue with the connection.
Sennheiser Momentum True Wireless 3 too have voice prompts meaning the earbuds will notify you if the battery is low, and it's time to recharge the earbuds.
The Sony LinkBuds S come with their own special pouch. Carrying earbuds openly, or placing them in your bag without a cover can easily put them at risk of getting damaged.
Sennheiser Momentum True Wireless 3 too have a case included, which offers safe transportation.