Can you name the top five companies in the wireless headphone market? Actually, you could probably get pretty close.
Three are monster tech giants (Apple, Sony and Samsung), while one is America’s premier name in sound equipment (Bose). The last major player in the game may not be quite as familiar to U.S. buyers, although they’ve been Germany’s answer to Bose since … well, before there was a Bose.
Best Sennheiser headphones
Sennheiser has been crafting elite-level audio components since the late 1940s. Whether you’re looking for fully enveloping over-ear headphones or smaller earbuds that maintain the same standards of excellence, Sennheiser likely has the option you want. We pulled together five of Sennheiser’s best headphone models here so you can compare and pick your favorite.
Wipe out the noise
The Sennheiser Momentum Wireless Active Noise Cancelling Headphones carry all the signature elements of Sennheiser headphones: elite performance; a slick, minimalist aesthetic; and the best available materials for a quality build. As you likely can tell by the name, this set also sports Sennheiser’s own NoiseGard tech, which stamps out ambient noise. Meanwhile the high-definition aptX codec separates and defines every facet of the music. If you’re looking for an immersive listening experience, these headphones have to be part of that hunt.
Buy now: $399.95
Wipe out the noise II: Size matters
For those seeking the excellence of NoiseGard in a more portable package — meet the Sennheiser HD 4.50 BTNC Noise Cancelling Over-Ear Headphones. They’ve got it all, from high-definition drivers that spotlight and showcase every facet of the music to an ergonomic design that assures comfort through all 25 hours of the battery’s charge. These are a winners.
Buy now: $179.95
The pound-for-pound best?
When a set of headphones show up on both TechRadar and Wirecutter’s lists of the best headphones of 2019, you may have a contender for the best audio performer in its class. The Sennheiser PXC 500 Over-Ear Bluetooth ANC Headphones lend a lot of firepower to that argument. They deliver deep, powerful audio with a built-in limiter that works with adaptive noise-canceling. The headphones even automatically power up when they’re unfolded, pause when you take them off, and then turn off when folded back up. And did we mention 30 hours of battery life? These cans check all the boxes.
Buy now: $349.95
Tiny but mighty
Can Apple’s AirPods be beat? CNET seems to think so, saying the Sennheiser MOMENTUM True Wireless In-Ear Headphones “crush AirPods on sound quality.” If you watch movies or TV on the go, these earbuds — which come packed with noise cancellation, transparent hearing and Qualcomm aptX Low Latency compatibility — produce better audio-video sync, so you won’t be bothered by the common audio delay that kills your viewing experience. And with the included charging case, you’re sporting up to 12 hours of battery life wherever your listening adventures take you.
Buy now: $299.95
Quality for the fiscally responsible
Yes, I want wireless earbuds that sound brilliant … but can I save a couple bucks, too? The Sennheiser Momentum Free Wireless In-Ear Headphones provide evidence that you can. At less than 2 ounces, they’re the company’s most compact Bluetooth model ever. They come equipped with Bluetooth 4.2 and aptX performance-boosting technology. And even with all that audio enhancement, they still cost less than $200.
Buy now: $199.99