Sennheiser Momentum True Wireless 2 is the second generation earbuds from the brand. There is no denying that the first generation was great because they sounded excellent and were my go-to true wireless earbuds. However, they were not perfect and so we are going to review their revised version today. We will also get to see the performance of Jabra Elite 75T and compare it with the former here.
Going over the physical features, the first and second-generation Sennheiser models look identical. They are classics with reflective metal textures but the second-generation model looks slightly smaller. The finish is ultra-premium and luxurious.
Jabra was an amazing pair of earphone back in the day but the new Jabra Elite 75T is jam-packed with some refined features. The earbuds are ergonomic with three eartips, which you can choose to have a better fit in the canals. The all-plastic built makes it super light and stays almost flush within the ears. The earbuds are smaller compared to the Momentum 2 and have a minimalistic design with a high quality.
Comfort and Stability
Like the previous generation, the Sennheiser Momentum True Wireless 2 stays in the ear and does not fall out while jogging. However, they do experience a slight lift inside the ear, if you bend forward to lift weights and the audio seal seems to open a tad, letting in ambient noises. It has an IPX4 rating ensuring sweat and dust resistance but will not withstand a splash or pouring rain.
Comfort and stability with the Jabra Elite 75T is really well. And I mean really well – especially when you jog, the fit is ridiculously comfortable unlike the Sennheiser Momentum 2.
If you are lifting weights, the teeth-clench often lifts the earbuds in the canals leading to a break in seal between the eartips and ear canals; however, with the Elite 75Ts it did not happen even with much more vigorous movements. IP55 rating makes the Jabra Elite 75T dust and water resistant and can take low pressure water jet sprays
The press-buttons are like smooth buns on the Jabra Elite 75T and highly sensitive and does not need high pressure touches to operate. However, if you are operating one single ear piece, then you can use only the ‘RIGHT’ earbud not the left earbud.
The touch controls on the Sennheiser wireless 2 earbuds have improved and are highly responsive than before. A new feature in the gen2 earphones is that they are customizable with the smart control app. So the choice of controlling the earphones is totally upto you if you are not happy with factory settings.
Jabra and Sennheiser claims 7 hours of battery on a single charge and additional 21 hours from the rechargeable case. With ANC on and 50% volume, the Momentum 2 gave approximately 5.5 hours (6.5 hours with ANC off) while the Elite 75T gave 6.5 hours. However, on the Jabra, there is fast charging that gives an hour of improved battery life with just 15 min of charge.
The Sennheiser Momentum True Wireless has Bluetooth 5.1 and supports SBC, AAC and APTx reducing latency issues considerably compared to its predecessor.
However, comparing with its competition, the distance for Bluetooth connectivity was a letdown as the Momentum 2 only performed about 80% range of the Jabra Elite 75T. Still, the earbuds did perform strong when they were in range without any audio-break. Another letdown is the multi-pairing option as the Momentum 2 can remember upto 8 devices but it can connect with only one device at a time.
Bluetooth 5.0 is offered on the Jabra Elite 75T with 99% range and no latency. They can handle 8 devices and can be paired to two devices simultaneously with easy swapping between the two unlike the Sennheiser. There is auto pause-and-play on both pair of earbuds that stops the music when you take the earbud out and resumes play when you wear them again.
Coming to the most important aspect, the Sennheiser Momentum 2 has something called transparency hearing mode. The sound quality is not amplified, feels very natural and the audio blends with the ambient noise when the ANC is off.
The audio at 50% is great for normal listening experience but at the 75% threshold, the music becomes VERY LOUD. The bass is slightly above the neutral –remaining neither fast-punchy nor deep but more on the warm boomy side. They also have pulled back the mid-range to achieve a bit more balanced audio signature.
The Jabra Elite 75T have higher bass than the Momentum 2 giving an individual character to the earphones. Its punchy, deep and satisfying to listen but more suited for pop and rock genres. Give the EQ a good tweak to bring the Jabra to your optimum taste.
Comparing between the two, both have clear vocals but the Jabra Elite 75T gives a punchy audio while the Sennheiser 2 gives a more natural sound. Overall, the winner based on audio will depends on the taste of the user. Both sound different and both are equally powerful.
Passive noise cancellation is good with the Momentum 2 but with the ANC turned on, a lot of ambient noise on a busy street is reduced and the audio from the mic can be heard loud and clear. Though the mic-audio is not crystal-clear, the ANC performance is top-notch for a pair of premium earbuds and is at par with the competition like AirPods Pros, Sony wf-1000XM3, etc.
The Jabra Elite 75T has excellent passive noise cancellation and has a feature called “hear-through”. The ambient sound is blocked out almost completely and the mic also gives you an isolated audio experience.
However, if you want to stay alert on streets (or in dark alley ways), the hearthrough mode allows you to turn on the microphones letting in surrounding sounds. With no ANC, the Elite 75T does a wonderful job of noise isolating but you will experience some faint white noise during podcasts and online lectures in the background.
Overall, the Jabra Elite 75T surprisingly won me over for the value it provides against the expensive Momentum 2s.
Pros and Cons
Sennheiser Momentum True Wireless 2
|Active Noise cancellation and Transparency mode||Bulky and expensive|
|Bluetooth 5.1||Bluetooth has connectivity problems and lag|
|Excellent Audio and EQ||Ear seal is not that good.|
Jabra Elite 75T
|Ultra-lightweight||Lacks Active Noise Cancellation|
|Ergonomic and tight ear seal||Mic quality is average|
|Excellent passive nose cancellation||No APTx|
|Quick charging case||Lacks wireless charging|
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