Sony WF 1000XM3See price on Amazon
Overall Score 6.6 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||Sony WF 1000XM3||Sennheiser Momentum True Wireless 3|
|DESIGN||ingress protection (ip) rating||✗||ipX4|
|has no wires or cables||✓||✓|
|has an earbud foam||✓||✗|
|has stereo speakers||✓||✓|
|SOUND QUALITY||has active noise cancellation (noise control)||✓||✓|
|has passive noise reduction||✓||✓|
|driver unit size||6mm||7mm|
|sound pressure level||✗||107db/mw|
|has a neodymium magnet||✓||✗|
|battery life of charging case||24hours||21hours|
|has wireless charging||✗||✓|
|has a battery level indicator||✓||✓|
|CONNECTIVITY||has usb type-c||✓||✓|
|maximum bluetooth range||10meters||10meters|
|has aptx adaptive||✗||✓|
|supports bluetooth pairing using nfc||✓||✗|
|MICROPHONE||number of microphones||4only||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 an enclosure, against solids and liquids. The letters 'IP' are followed by two values The first value represents protection against solids such as dust, while the second refers to resistance against liquids (sweat).
Scoring IPX4, the Sennheiser Momentum True Wireless 3'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.
The Sony WF 1000XM3 have a weight of 17g . We prefer a lower weight better for the reason that lighter devices are more comfortable to transport.
Sennheiser Momentum True Wireless 3, at 10.6g are lighter than the Sony WF 1000XM3 with a difference -6.4g
True wireless devices have no wires connecting any part of the device together, Sony WF 1000XM3 are true wireless for this case since they don't have cables. This is a major distinction since wireless earbuds have wires connecting the 2 earbuds .
Sennheiser Momentum True Wireless 3 also is true wireless since it doesn't have wires connecting the two earbuds together.
Sony WF 1000XM3 have wingtips, these are reserved for earbuds for workouts and come as an optional add-on to each silicone ear tip for a more secure fit.
Sennheiser Momentum True Wireless 3 have sweat resistance
The earbud foam is designed to be ultracompact and lightweight, with little interference with earrings, spectacles, hats, or hairstyles. The Sony WF 1000XM3 have an earbud foam for some people it is more comfortable than the in-ear foam.
Sony WF 1000XM3 have stereo speakers, what this means is that Sony WF 1000XM3's speakers deliver sound from separate channels on both left and right sides, this creates a richer sound and a better listening experience.
Both Sennheiser Momentum True Wireless 3 and Sony WF 1000XM3 have stereo speakers
ANC utilises more advanced technology to reduce ambient sounds. ANC works when, it studies the sound pattern of incoming noise and generates a mirror signal to counter it. Simply put, it's like having +1 (sound from your surrounding) then producing -1 (counter sound by the device) giving zero therefore "diluting" the noise.
The Sony WF 1000XM3 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 noise.
Sennheiser Momentum True Wireless 3 too have Active Noise Cancellation making both devices ideal for flights and morning travels. Each work with different noise cancellation settings, pick the mode that you prefer for commute or that enhances your chill time.
Sony WF 1000XM3 stay well in place, this creates a sound covering that tones down your environment noise while preventing the device music from leaking out at the same.
Both Sennheiser Momentum True Wireless 3, and Sony WF 1000XM3 have passive noise reduction this means that they reduce ambient noise without using ANC to cancel it out.
Sony WF 1000XM3 have a unit size of 6mm 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 device, the unit size dictates the sound made by the device.
Sennheiser Momentum True Wireless 3 driver unit is 7mm in diameter, making them have a larger driver unit than that of Sony WF 1000XM3 by 1mm , a common assumption that driver units of a bigger size automatically produce better sound quality.
However, large drivers usually have difficulty producing high frequencies so it's true that, larger drivers are capable of generating louder sound, but this does not imply that they produce better quality sound.
The Sony WF 1000XM3's lowest frequency is at 20Hz, low-frequency response inidcates how well a particular audio component produces low audible frequencies and if it alters the signal on its way through.
Sennheiser Momentum True Wireless 3's lowest frequency is at 5Hz, this implies that Sennheiser Momentum True Wireless 3 produce a juicier bass than the Sony WF 1000XM3
Sony WF 1000XM3's highest frequency is at 20,000Hz, high-frequency response measures if and how well a particular audio component makes high recognizable frequencies and if it adjustments to the signal on its way through.
Sennheiser Momentum True Wireless 3's highest frequency is at 21,000Hz, this implies that Sennheiser Momentum True Wireless 3 can produce a clearer and crispier treble than the Sony WF 1000XM3
SPL, is the level of pressure 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 WF 1000XM3 have neodymium magnets, if used in earbuds produce a higher sensitivity and substantial sound output while using less power. They can help generate music at quite a high sound pressure level, with the use of high magnetic flux.
The Sony WF 1000XM3's battery life is 8 hours, these last longer than 5 hours of listening which is considered average before recharge. 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 Sony WF 1000XM3 by 1 hours . Every time you recharge your earbuds, they get a little less playing time. The effect is not 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 the Sony WF 1000XM3's case is said to have a charge of 24 hours. A charging case with more battery hours allows you to recharge your earbuds on the go multiple times before having to recharge the case itself.
Sennheiser Momentum True Wireless 3's charging case has a battery life of 21 hours, less than that of Sony WF 1000XM3 by 3 hours
It takes 3.5 hours to fully charge the Sony WF 1000XM3's battery. It is highly adivsable to charge fully the battery before using the earbuds when they have been unused for extended periods.
Sennheiser Momentum True Wireless 3 takes 1.5 hours to fully charge the battery, less than that of Sony WF 1000XM3 by 2 hours
Sennheiser Momentum True Wireless 3, the device supports wireless charging. To charge the device, you just put down on a compatible charging pad.
Sony WF 1000XM3 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 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 having a low battery.
The Sony WF 1000XM3 use USB TYPE-C, a standard connector for transmitting both data and power through a single cable.
Sennheiser Momentum True Wireless 3 too support USB TYPE-C. This USB-C plug is part and parcel of most current electronics.
Sony WF 1000XM3 have Bluetooth version of 5, 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, newer than that of Sony WF 1000XM3 . Newer versions provide faster data transfers.
Sony WF 1000XM3 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 WF 1000XM3
Sony WF 1000XM3 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 the same bit rate.
Being the highest quality codec that any Bluetooth-supporting Apple product supports, the Sony WF 1000XM3 will work fine with your MacBook. If you intend 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.
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 WF 1000XM3 support fast Bluetooth pairing using NFC so it can communicate with other devices over Bluetooth. You can fastly pair devices without entering a code by simply holding one device next to the device with which it is to be paired.
The Sony WF 1000XM3 have 4 microphones.
Sennheiser Momentum True Wireless 3 microphones are 6, more than that of Sony WF 1000XM3 by 2 . More microphones record better sound quality and enable the earbuds to filter out noise.
The Sony WF 1000XM3 have a noise-canceling microphone, these microphones are intended to reduce noise from the earbuds' sound.
The Sennheiser Momentum True Wireless 3 too have a noise-canceling microphone. Especially useful in noisy areas.
Sony WF 1000XM3 support ambient sound mode, which uses microphones to channel ambient sound so that they can still be heard even when wearing them
The Sennheiser Momentum True Wireless 3 support ambient sound mode as well, helpful when you want to listen to music while being aware of what’s happening around you, say you’re having a jog but still want to hear traffic.
The Sony WF 1000XM3 support in/on-ear detection, the sensors in the earbuds can detect when they are removed from your ears .
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 be found in your bag, the Sony WF 1000XM3 support the find earbuds feature.
The Sony WF 1000XM3 support fast charging. Usually, technologies like MediaTek’s Pump Express, are used to lower the time it takes to charge the earbuds.
Sennheiser Momentum True Wireless 3 support fast charging. This kind is similar to regular charging, only that the battery fills up much faster. For example, with Quick Charge 3.0, the battery can be charged to 50% in just 30 minutes.
Sony WF 1000XM3 have a mute function, they support the option to mute/unmute a conversation directly from the device.
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's voice.
With the Sony WF 1000XM3, 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.
The Sony WF 1000XM3 have a warranty period of 2 Years, the period of time that warrant free repair and adjustment services in case of a malfunction occurring under normal use that has followed instruction manuals.
The Sony WF 1000XM3 have voice prompts. With voice prompts, you receive information via audio messages, say if there is an issue with the connection.
Sennheiser Momentum True Wireless 3 too support voice prompts meaning the earbuds notifies you when the battery is low, and it's time to recharge the device.
Sony WF 1000XM3 come with their own special pouch. Carrying earbuds without a case, or putting them inside your bag without a casing may easily put them at risk of getting damaged.
Sennheiser Momentum True Wireless 3 too have a case included, which offers safe transportation.