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|
Ingress protection ratings refer to the rank of protection given by a casing, against dust and liquids. The letters 'IP' are followed by two values The first value means protection against solids such as dust, followed by the one that refers to protection against liquids (water).
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 best because lighter devices are more comfortable to carry.
Sennheiser Momentum True Wireless 3, at 140g are heavier than the Sony WF 1000XM3 with a difference of 123g
For a device to be true wireless it must have no cables connecting any part of the device together, Sony WF 1000XM3 are true wireless for this case since they don't have cables. This is an important distinction as some wireless earbuds have wires connecting the pair of earbuds together.
Sennheiser Momentum True Wireless 3 also is true wireless because it has no cables connecting the pair of earbuds together.
Sony WF 1000XM3 have wingtips, these are commonly used for earbuds for workouts and come as an optional add-on to the separate silicone ear tip for a better fit.
Sennheiser Momentum True Wireless 3 are resistant to sweat
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 to some it is more comfortable than the in-ear foam.
Sony WF 1000XM3 have stereo speakers, devices with stereo 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
ANC uses advanced technology to reduce unwanted ambient sounds. ANC works when, it listens to the sound pattern outside and inside the earbud and after inverts the soundwaves to counter it. Simply put, it's like taking +1 (sound from your surrounding) then adding -1 (inverted noise) giving zero thus "diluting" the noise.
Sony WF 1000XM3 have Active Noise Cancellation allowing you to listen at lower levels of volume, causing less ear fatigue since you don't need to crank up the earbuds volume to overcome background noise.
Sennheiser Momentum True Wireless 3 too have ANC which makes both earbuds ideal for plane rides and morning commutes. The Sony WF 1000XM3 and Sennheiser Momentum True Wireless 3 work with different noise cancellation settings, pick the mode that you prefer for commute or that suites your chill time.
The Sony WF 1000XM3 sit well in place, this creates an acoustic covering that reduces your environment noise and also prevents the earbuds music from leaking out .
Both of these devices have passive noise reduction this means that both reduce ambient noise without using ANC to cancel it out.
The Sony WF 1000XM3 driver unit is 6mm 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, the unit size corellates with 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 can generate louder sound, but this does not mean that they produce better quality sound.
The Sony WF 1000XM3's lowest frequency is at 20Hz, low-frequency response measures if and how well a particular audio device produces low audible frequencies and if it makes any changes to the signal while at it.
Sennheiser Momentum True Wireless 3's lowest frequency is at 5Hz, this means that Sennheiser Momentum True Wireless 3 can produce a juicier bass than the Sony WF 1000XM3
The Sony WF 1000XM3's highest frequency is at 20000Hz, high-frequency response indicates how well an audio device produces high recognizable frequencies and if it makes any changes to the signal on its way through.
Sennheiser Momentum True Wireless 3's highest frequency is at 21000Hz, this means that Sennheiser Momentum True Wireless 3 produce a clearer and crispier treble than the Sony WF 1000XM3
SPL, 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.
Sony WF 1000XM3 have neodymium magnets, when used in audio devices produce a higher sensitivity and substantial sound output using less power to do so. They can help generate music at quite a high SPL, using high magnetic flux.
Sony WF 1000XM3's battery life is 8 hours, a device's battery life is 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 less than that of Sony WF 1000XM3 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 no longer play for long like they used to.
This is given by the vendor, and Sony WF 1000XM3's case is said to have a full charge of 24 hours. A charging case with more battery hours allows you to recharge your earbuds on the go multiple 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 Sony WF 1000XM3 by 3 hours
It takes 3.5 hours to fully charge the Sony WF 1000XM3's battery. It is recommended 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 WF 1000XM3 by 2 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.
Sony WF 1000XM3 have a battery level indicator, an indicator shows you when the earbuds has a low battery. The battery indicator lights indicate the charging status of your earbuds and 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 having a low battery.
The Sony WF 1000XM3 support USB TYPE-C, an industry-standard connector for transmitting both data and power through a single cable.
Sennheiser Momentum True Wireless 3 too use USB TYPE-C. This USB-C plug comes along with most current electronics.
The Sony WF 1000XM3 have Bluetooth version of 5, 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, newer than that of Sony WF 1000XM3 . Newer versions provide faster data transfers.
The 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. 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 WF 1000XM3 will work well with your MacBook. 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).
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 result in better sound quality and help the device to filter out noise.
Sony WF 1000XM3 have a noise-canceling microphone, these microphones are intended to reduce background sounds from the earbuds' sound.
The Sennheiser Momentum True Wireless 3 too use a noise-canceling microphone. Especially useful in noisy areas.
The Sony WF 1000XM3 support ambient sound mode, which uses microphones to pass through ambient noises to still be heard even when 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 what’s happening around you, for example when you’re having a run but would still want to hear traffic.
Sony WF 1000XM3 support in/on-ear detection, the sensors in the device can detect when removed from your ears so that the music is paused.
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.
If lost in a room, or can't easily find them in your bag, the Sony WF 1000XM3 support the find earbuds feature.
Sony WF 1000XM3 support fast charging. Commonly, technologies like Qualcomm’s Quick Charge, are used to reduce the amount of time it takes to fully charge the earbuds.
Sennheiser Momentum True Wireless 3 support fast charging. It's very similar to regular charging, just that the battery fills up much faster. For example, with Quick Charge 3.0, the battery can be charged to 50% in thirty minutes.
The Sony WF 1000XM3 have a mute function, they have the feature to mute/unmute a conversation directly from the device.
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's voice.
With the Sony WF 1000XM3, so you can easily access the volume control, pause, play, mute, etc whichever features are supported on the earbuds.
The Sennheiser Momentum True Wireless 3 also have a control panel on them.
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.
Sony WF 1000XM3 support voice prompts. With voice prompts, you receive information via audio messages, say if there is a problem with the connection.
Sennheiser Momentum True Wireless 3 too support voice prompts .i.e the earbuds notifies you if the battery is low, and it's time to recharge the earbuds.
Sony WF 1000XM3 come with a special pouch. Carrying earbuds without a case, or putting them in your bag without a cover may easily put them at risk of getting damaged.
Sennheiser Momentum True Wireless 3 too have a travel bag included, which is useful for safe transportation.