Get a good look at Sennheiser’s new Momentum Wireless headphones

Sennheiser’s stylish new Momentum Wireless headphones sport some fancy upgrades over their wired counterparts. Apart from a newly sculpted design that allows these classy cans to collapse for better portability, the Momentum Wireless offer Bluetooth connection and active noise cancelling. The upgrades are welcome, but at $500, they don’t come cheap.

That price tag puts the new-look Momentum in a class all their own, skyrocketing past similar offerings from the likes of Phiaton’s Chord MS 530, and even the always-pricey Beats Studio Wireless, both of which offer similar features, but run $100-200 less. That’s a ton of cash, but you do get a lot for your money.

Highlights include classic styling and excellent build quality, intuitive control, and premium features like a rechargeable battery with a claimed 22 hours of runtime per charge, Bluetooth 4.0, NFC pairing, and apt-X for CD-quality sound from compatible devices. Sennheiser’s new 4-microphone NoiseGard active noise cancellation is good, but not great — the Bose QC25 best them there, though they aren’t wireless.

As for audio performance, the Momentum Wireless offer that same auditorium sound we loved in the original Momentum, arranging instrumentation throughout a deep soundstage with plenty of dimension and pinpoint accuracy. Bass is firm and occasionally heavy here, and the sound signature is definitely painted with a lot of extra color, but there’s plenty of detail in the midrange and treble, providing intimate moments of real beauty.

If you’re looking for a clean, bass-forward sound with no strings attached, and you’ve got the green, the Momentum Wireless are available now.

Business

Google is buying mysterious smartwatch tech from The Fossil Group for $40 million

Google is about to step up its smartwatch game. The company has agreed to buy an unnamed smartwatch technology from The Fossil Group for a hefty $40 million. Considering the acquisition, it's clear Google is serious about smartwatches.
Home Theater

Set your ears free with the best completely wireless earbuds

If you can't stand the tangle of cords, or you're just excited about completely wireless earbuds, you're going to need some help separating the wheat from the chaff. Our list serves up the best true wireless earbuds around.
Home Theater

Wireless headphones are finally awesome, and these are our favorites

With sleek form factors, prime audio quality, and the freedom of untethered listening, there has never been a better time to pick up a pair of wireless headphones. These are the best ones currently available.
Smart Home

KitchenAid’s multifunction answer to the Instant Pot debuts at CES 2019

At CES 2019, KitchenAid announced the U.S. debut of a multifunction countertop appliance giant steps removed from the brand's category-defining mixer. The KitchenAid Cook Processor Connect is an all-in-one appliance for serious cooks.
Home Theater

Rock out, dance, or just nod along with the best Bluetooth speakers

The market is saturated with wireless audio solutions fit for any and all circumstances. Check out our picks for the best Bluetooth speakers available, whether you'll be listening in the kitchen or on a mountaintop.
Music

A wealth of rich tunes: Cash in with the best songs about money

There may not be as many songs about money as there are songs about love, but it's a close second. If you're looking for a skrilla-inspired playlist, check out our picks for the best songs about money.
Home Theater

Mobile masters: Tidal’s better-than-CD MQA tracks come to Android

Audiophile-grade music tracks and streaming music services don't come together very often, and when they do, it's not always easy to find a device that plays them. That's no longer the case as Tidal's MQA tracks now work on Android.
Home Theater

The best MP3 players of 2018 cram tons of music into a small package

Want to go for a run, but your phone is weighing you down? Don't sweat it. Can't fit your whole music library on your smartphone? No worries. Check out our list of the best MP3 players, and find one that works for you.
Home Theater

Future Apple AirPods may use pressure sensors to tune sounds to your ears

Apple plans to release new AirPods much the same as it does new iPhones, and a wireless charging case, water resistance, and better Siri integration are among the improvements we can expect in future models.
Music

How much is Spotify Premium, and how can you get it at a discount?

Having access to millions of songs comes at a price -- albeit, a pretty small one. Before you figure out how much is Spotify Premium going to cost you, you will want to see if you qualify for a discounted (or even free) subscription.
Home Theater

5 gorgeous turntables that spin stacks of wax in style for less than $500

Vinyl records are awesome, but they're also finicky. To get the best out of your stacks of wax, it's best to play them on a quality turntable. Here are the best turntables to be had for under $500.
Mobile

Music junkie? Here are the 24 best music apps for consuming and creating tunes

We rummaged through the iOS and Android app stores to find the finest mobile music-creation and music-consumption apps in existence. No matter if you're on Android or iOS, here are the best music apps.
Home Theater

Mobile audio gets an upgrade thanks to new Sonarworks apps

Sonarworks is used by audio engineers around the world to get more accurate sound from their headphones. Today, the company launched Android and iOS apps for the same ability on mobile devices.
Music

The best new music this week: Angelo De Augustine and more

Are you looking for the best new music? Each week, we scour the internet to find the most compelling new releases just for you. On tap this week: New albums from Angelo De Augustine and Miss Grit.