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Sennheiser unveils Momentum 4 earbuds and updated sports buds featuring health sensors

Sennheiser has introduced a trio of new headphones at CES, featuring the Momentum Sport, a robust set of exercise-focused headphones designed to withstand intense workouts while incorporating advanced health-tracking capabilities. These headphones are unveiled alongside the flagship Momentum True Wireless 4 earbuds and the over-ear Accentum Plus headphones.

The Momentum Sport headphones stand out with their durability, making them suitable for rigorous physical activities. They are equipped with features to track heart rate and body temperature, marking a notable addition compared to Sennheiser’s previous exercise earbuds like the Sport True Wireless. The built-in photoplethysmography (PPG) sensor allows for heart rate monitoring, syncing seamlessly with popular sport devices and apps from brands such as Apple, Garmin, Strava, Peloton, and Polar. Notably, the earbuds can transmit real-time biometric data to the Polar Vantage V3 smartwatch during workouts.

In addition to health-tracking features, the Momentum Sport earbuds boast an IP55 rating, ensuring resistance to dust and water splashes (e.g., sweat). The semi-open design facilitates environmental awareness, while adaptive noise cancellation is available for users who prefer isolation. Battery life is impressive, offering up to six hours for the earbuds alone and extending to a total of 24 hours with the charging case, compatible with USB-C and Qi wireless charging. Supported codecs include AptX Adaptive, AAC, and SBC.





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Sennheiser’s New Momentum True Wireless Earbuds 4 Get Battery Life and Signal Upgrades

For those seeking a more premium audio experience, Sennheiser’s flagship Momentum True Wireless 4 earbuds prioritize sound quality over ruggedness. Featuring Qualcomm’s AptX Lossless technology, these earbuds deliver high-quality, lossless audio when paired with compatible devices. Additional support for Bluetooth LE Audio and Auracast, allowing one-to-many broadcasting, enhances the overall audio capabilities. Adaptive noise cancellation is also integrated for an immersive listening experience.

Battery life for the Momentum True Wireless 4 earbuds is rated at up to 7.5 hours, extending to 30 hours with the charging case. This competes favorably with leading true wireless earbuds like the Sony WF-1000XM5. The case supports USB-C and Qi wireless charging.

In the over-ear category, Sennheiser introduces the Accentum Plus noise-canceling headphones. Boasting an impressive battery life of up to 50 hours, these headphones feature touch controls on the ear cups, AptX Adaptive support, and multipoint connectivity. The USB-C charging capability allows for quick charging, with just 10 minutes providing a claimed five hours of listening. A 3.5mm port is also included for wired audio sources.

The release dates and prices for these new Sennheiser devices vary. The Accentum Plus headphones will be available first on February 20th at a price of $229.95 (€229.99 / £199.99). Following closely, the Momentum True Wireless 4 earbuds are set to release on February 29th, priced at $299.95 (€299.99 / £259.99). Finally, the Momentum Sport headphones, equipped with heart rate and body temperature sensors, are scheduled for release on April 9th, priced at $329.95 (€329.99 / £259.99). These offerings demonstrate Sennheiser’s commitment to providing diverse audio solutions that cater to various preferences and needs.

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