At IFA 2019 in Berlin, Sennheiser revealed a wireless version of its popular Momentum headphones, the Momentum Wireless.
The headphones include auto on/off and smart pause features, and start up instantly once unfolded. They can sense when they are put on or taken off using proximity sensors and pause and resume playback accordingly.
Designed to be comfortable for all-day listening sessions, they feature genuine sheep leather and soft padding on the earpads and headband. Active Noise Cancellation and a Transparent Hearing function allow listeners to experience their audio as they desire by either blocking out the world or staying aware of their environment. One-touch voice assistant access lets them stay connected on the move.
"Our Momentum range has been synonymous with a unique blend of superior sound quality, progressive technology, and remarkable craftsmanship, and with the third generation, we are bringing this contemporary classic into the always-on, connected age," says Stephane Hareau, Global Head of Products Consumer at Sennheiser.
"The new Momentum Wireless is a smart headphone that gives you fast, effortless control: whether enjoying entertainment or making calls, escaping it all or staying connected - it anticipates your needs and lets you interact intuitively and instantly," adds Sebastian Rodens, Product Manager at Sennheiser.
A three-button interface controls audio or calls. Via a dedicated button, the headphones feature one-touch access to voice assistants such as Siri and Google Assistant, while Amazon Alexa integration will be available soon with a firmware update via the Sennheiser Smart Control app. Pairing is via NFC and an automatic pairing mode.
The high-quality speaker system is powered by 42mm transducers to reproduce the balanced depth and precision of a studio recording. With Bluetooth 5 compatibility, they support codecs including aptXTM, AAC, and SBC, as well as aptXTM Low Latency. Users can further tailor the audio experience with the built-in equalizer via Sennheiser's Smart Control app.
Comfortable for long listening sessions thanks to the genuine sheepskin leather earpads aand pearl-blasted stainless steel sliders, they can run for up to 17 hours per charge. The folding headband design allows the headphones to fold away in their fashionable fabric carry case.
The headphones also include smart Tile technology, with an integrated Bluetooth tracker that ensures you can find your headphones via the Tile app shouldthey be misplaced.
Sennheiser's Momentum Wirelesss headphones come in black and currently sell for an MSRP of $399 Euros, or about $580. A sandy white colour will be available in November.