Sennheiser Momentum 4 Wireless Headphone Review: Excellent sound and battery, average ANC

Pros: – Excellent sound quality- Outstanding battery backup- Compliant with aptX and aptX Adaptive codecs- Elegant design, comfortable to wear- Good call quality- Smart controls, wear detection

Cons: – Average ANC for the segment- Temperamental companion app- No ingress protection

Price: Rs 34,990Rating: 4.3/5

The Sony WH-1000XM4 has pretty much been unchallenged in the near Rs 30,000 segment of wireless headphones in India over the past couple of years. Be it sound quality or industry-leading active noise cancellation (ANC), it has been an excellent product. Sony recently launched its successor, WH-1000XM5, and upped the game further in almost every department. Long-time rival, Sennheiser didn’t want to sit idle and let Sony run away with the game. Enter Momentum 4 Wireless, and we have a great contest on our hands. Read on to know the results.

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This is twice the battery life that Sony WH-1000XM5 offers on a full charge. But to be fair, Sony does include more potent ANC circuitry that obviously consumes more power and delivers better results. Despite that, over 50 hours with ANC is mighty impressive. The Momentum 4 supports fast charging too with just 5 minutes of charging provides you with close to 4 hours of playtime, which is sufficient to watch a full movie and some. It takes just 2 hours to charge fully, which is not bad given its long battery life.

Sennheiser Momentum 4 Wireless – Price and verdictThe Sennheiser Momentum 4 Wireless is priced at Rs 34,990 with two years warranty. That’s the exact official price of the Sony WH-1000XM5 in India, though it is almost always available for purchase under 30K. Interestingly, the Momentum 4 Wireless is cheaper than the two in several markets abroad, but not here. That being said, 35K is a fair price for what it offers, especially its balanced sound output and crazy good battery backup. So should you buy the Momentum 4 Wireless or the XM5?

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