The Apple AirPods Pro is among the best-selling earbuds of all time, but Sennheiser’s incredible new MTW3 earbuds are attempting to render the airpods obsolete. Did they succeed?
ADDITIONAL REVIEW NOTES:
Apple AirPods Pro = $250
Sennheiser Momentum TW3 = $250
Both have active noise cancellation
Sennheiser buds are available in black, grey, and white, airpods are only white
Case size – Airpods are significantly smaller
Aesthetic – Sennheiser case looks cooler, but the Apple case has a metal hinge
Charging – Both have wireless charging, then USB-C vs Lightning
Earbud shape – Sennheisers have wingtips & are more secure/comfortable for me
AirPods have pressure equalizing vent
AirPods have the classic stem
Controls – Customizable touchpad vs pressure pads
Earbuds battery – 7 hrs with Sennheiser, 4.5 hrs with airpods pro
Case battery – 28 hrs with Sennheiser, 24 hrs with Apple
Aesthetics – VOTE!
FEATURES SENNHEISER 3 vs AIRPODS PRO
AirPods have a fit test
Sennheiser has sound/EQ test
AirPods have adaptive EQ
Sennheiser has Sound Zones
AirPods seamlessly switch between apple only devices
Sennheiser works with all brands and can switch via the app
AirPods Pro has quick pairing
Sennheisers have an EQ
AirPods Pro has no volume controls
AirPods Pro has MagSafe
Both have a mono mode
Sennheiser has Bluetooth 5.2 vs
Both have ANC and transparency modes
Airpods have an emphasis on 1100 Hz, and highlight vocals, but have weak and slightly hollow bass, and acoustic guitars sound good. Definitely lacking bass
Sennheiser sound is much warmer, more accurate, and fuller, with a much nicer balance. Sennheiser has a bass boost mode for anyone who wants to really jam out, but with or without it, the music all has incredible detail, depth, and instrument separation.
There is really no contest here. The Sennheiser buds sound better with every genre I tried listening to (and I listened to quite a few). I used to argue that airPods Pro might be better for podcasts, but Sennheiser now added a podcast mode in the EQ as well
MICROPHONE TEST (indoor & outdoor)
Controls are customizable for anyone using Sennheiser, but only iPhone users using airpods
Please comment below with any questions you might have. Thank you all for watching! I appreciate you!
NOTE: This is not a paid promotion.