“The Momentum True Wireless 2 is claimed to offer 7 hours of playback through the buds and 28 hours with the charging case”
Sennheiser has launched the successor to its reasonably acclaimed Momentum True Wireless from last year, which is expectedly called Sennheiser Momentum True Wireless 2. The new pair of premium true wireless earphones come with a similar design, and a charging case that is wrapped in stitched fabric material, just like before. The Momentum True Wireless 2 earbuds, however, have reportedly improved in a couple of crucial ways, beginning with battery life.
In terms of battery life, the Sennheiser Momentum True Wireless 2 now claims to offer up to seven hours of music playback just from the buds, and a combined playback time of 28 hours with the charging case factored in. This is a large jump from its predecessor, which was rated for just four hours of playback from the buds, and a total of 12 hours from the charging case. More importantly, Sennheiser has claimed that it has managed to resolve the battery drain issue that the Momentum True Wireless had, by using a new Bluetooth chip. Such claims, however, will need to be tested before being confirmed.
The other big difference is the presence of active noise cancellation on this one. It also comes with an audio pass-through mode that can help you listen in on ambient noise, should someone be talking to you from the side. Sennheiser has also lent a single earbud playback mode, although this is available only on the right earbud. In terms of playback support, the Sennheiser Momentum True Wireless 2 features Bluetooth 5.1, AAC, and AptX, while it also advertises IPX4 splash resistance that can be useful for sweat-proofing.
Reports on the new Momentum True Wireless 2 state that its body is about 2mm slimmer, which should not make any noticeable, real-world difference. With everything else largely remaining the same, the Momentum True Wireless 2 is priced at $279.99 (~Rs 20,600). Going forward, it will be interesting to see when Sennheiser brings the Momentum True Wireless 2 to India, and how they are priced in our country.