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Great sound but can't play video sound if listening to music
16 January 2019
I bought these earphones and I knew the sound quality would be good as I've always had Sennheiser wired earphones before I needed a wireless one to work with my new iPhone.
Not disappointed by the audio quality, they sound good and have a great clarity. Despite some of the critics, I didn't find that they were lacking of bass at all. They sound perfect however there are some issues which I'm gonna explain below.
- Their design isn't so good. The dangling bits with the battery and remote add some weight which can cause them to fall off or come out very easily. I had to buy some wings separately which cost me £9. Luckily they fit fine with the Momentum Free and haven't fallen off my ears since.
- Another BIG ISSUE for me there, close to being unacceptable: no sound when playing videos (Facebook, Whatsapp etc) if listening to music. All earphones I had in the past would pause the music and play the video with sound. Well be aware that this is not the case with these earphones. You have to pause the music before playing a video otherwise you won't get any sound on your video. I've contacted Sennheiser support myself in November and they have confirmed that this is how the product is and they cannot fix this issue.
So are they really worth it? I would say not at their current price because of all the issues mentioned. When time will come to replace them, I might consider another brand.