Look at how deep the Sennheiser pads are in comparison to the Sony and Bose.

Sony pads
Sony (right) has a hard plastic band and thinner ear pads
Bose pads
Bose (right) has as more rounded, thinner ear pads

But the headset does not fold flat (it folds in) and the soft, zippered, carry case is tall and round like a tubular hatbox so its less convenietn to carry

Sennheiser Momentum 3 box

GadgetGuy’s take – Sennheiser Momentum 3 at $599 are a conundrum

I really like both the Bose 700 and the Sony WH-100XM3 – these are premium headphones in the same class, and the latter is available for $388 or less. The Bose 700 is $595.

On a value basis, Sony is outstanding and has excellent ANC and music. It only lacks the killer feature of USB-DAC charging and music at the same time.

On a poseur/fashion/snob value basis the Bose 700 make a statement, has excellent ANC but is not quite to the music standard with BT/SBC support only. Ditto to USB-DAC

And on a precise German-made device that will last 20 years (or more) with the best sound, I have ever heard then spend $599 and be joyous. It rates 5-out-of-5 for me.

But wait, GadgetGirl has her say on Sennheiser Momentum 3

The Sennheiser Momentum 3 are too ‘manly’ for me – larger, heavier, thicker and that precision engineering feel means I would overlook them at JB’s.

The Sony WH-1000XM3 are light, stylish and comfortable but look a little bland. They interest me and at $388 would be hard to pass up.

But I love the simplicity and style of the Bose 700, and that is what I would pick. No, I am not shallow – I married a very complex indivudual – Ray!

I then asked her to listen to the same musci track on each. “I see what you mean – Sennheiser is ahead, Sony next and Bose is clean but not quite as deep. Using your rating system, it is close to perfect.”

Sennheiser Momentum 3 BT/ANC over-the-ear headphones - superb
Name: Sennheiser Momentum 3 Bluetooth, ANC, over-the-ear headphones Price (RRP): $599.99 Manufacturer: Sennheiser
The best BT music yetHuge, wide sound stageHi-res codecsGreat ANCBT 5 for fast and reliable auto-connect (if you have a BT 5.0 source)
Larger cloth hatbox carry caseCan’t lay flat
Value for money
Ease of Use
5.0Overall Score
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