Cambridge Audio Melomania 1 Plus vs Sennheiser Momentum 2: Which Wireless Earphones Are Better

Cambridge Audio is back with the successor to their true wireless earphones, the Cambridge Audio Melomania 1 Plus. The new iteration has a sleek new design and also promises a high score in the audio performance area. Another well-known wireless earphone is Sennheiser, and the company has also released the second iteration of their wireless earphones—the Sennheiser Momentum 2.

Cambridge Audio Melomania 1 Plus vs Sennheiser Momentum 2: Which Wireless Earphones Are Better

The Sennheiser Momentum 2 wireless earphones bundle a sophisticated carry case and are supposed to be a step above the original Momentum earphones.

However, when you compare both wireless earphones, there is a significant price difference between the two. And that brings us to the original question—is it worth spending on the Sennheiser Momentum 2 over the new Cambridge Audio Melomania 1 Plus earphones. More importantly, does the Cambridge Audio Melomania 1 Plus deliver better audio than the ones by Sennheiser.

Well, let’s jump in straight to the article, shall we? But before that,

Design

One of the first things you will notice about the Cambridge Audio Melomania 1 Plus is the sleek charging case. It has a matte exterior, making it easy to grip. It has a row of LED indicators at the front that keeps you in the loop about the charging status.

Interestingly, the buds are bullet-shaped. When we see a majority of the true wireless earphones veering towards AirPods-like style, these bullet-shaped earphones are a welcome break. The buds also have LED-powered lights to indicate the pairing status. While all looks hale and hearty, you may find it difficult to handle these buds if you have big hands.

The Melomania 1 Plus earbuds pack physical buttons to use them judiciously. For instance, you can summon the smart assistant, lower/increase the volume, skip to the next song, etc. Cambridge Audio ships a mini-manual of all the keypresses you need to remember.

At the same time, they have an IPX4 rating which means you can use them occasionally in the gym or when walking/running out without worrying about sweat or water damage. However, the small factor may cause the buds to slip out due to sweat. On the upside, Cambridge Audio ships several ear tips with the earphones. You also get two sets of memory foam ear tips apart from the double share of the S, M, and L ear tips. You also get two sets of memory foam ear tips.

As noted earlier, the ANC is not in the Sony WF-1000XM4 level, but get the work done in sealing your ears from external noise.

Plus, the battery life is not bad either.

As noted earlier, the ANC is not in the Sony WF-1000XM4 level, but get the work done in sealing your ears from external noise.

Plus, the battery life is not bad either.

As noted earlier, the ANC is not in the Sony WF-1000XM4 level, but get the work done in sealing your ears from external noise.

Plus, the battery life is not bad either.

As noted earlier, the ANC is not in the Sony WF-1000XM4 level, but get the work done in sealing your ears from external noise.

Plus, the battery life is not bad either.

As noted earlier, the ANC is not in the Sony WF-1000XM4 level, but get the work done in sealing your ears from external noise.

Plus, the battery life is not bad either.

As noted earlier, the ANC is not in the Sony WF-1000XM4 level, but get the work done in sealing your ears from external noise.

Plus, the battery life is not bad either.

On the other hand, the Sennheiser Momentum True Wireless 2 earphones pack a sophisticated look. The charging case has a fabric finish that lends a premium touch. At the same time, the buds also complement the charging case, thanks to their dual color tone.

Unlike the ones above, they are not bullet-shaped. Rather, they have a conventional design with a slightly longer neck. It’s the latter that ensures a snug fit in your ear canal.

Interestingly, the buds have touch-sensitive buttons at the end. You can do them all, from changing songs and enabling sound transparency to summoning the device’s voice assistant. It’s worth noting that although Cambridge Audio ships four sets of ear tips, they do not include foam-based tips. On the upside, the ear tips are easy to swap and switch.

These buds are comfortable to wear. However, long-term usage can be a little uncomfortable, as per the folks at What Hi-FI. Like the one above, the Sennheiser Momentum is rated IPX4 and can withstand its share of moisture and sweat.

Features

One of the things that stands out about the Cambridge Audio Melomania 1 Plus is the Low Power Mode. When enabled, the earbuds can stay for 45 hours.

Another worth addition is the Melomania app. This app comes with customization features like EQ, presets, Find function, etc. For those unaware, the first-generation earphones didn’t have app support.

The Momentum True Wireless 2 earphones come with Active Noise Cancellation or ANC. While the noise canceling is not the best among its peers, it does its job and keeps annoying and distracting noise at bay.

Momentum True Wireless 2

Like the one above, these buds come with a companion app, and you can do a majority of the customizations like assigning functions to the buttons.

As opposed to the noise-canceling features of the Sennheiser buds, the Melomania 1 Plus doesn’t have any built-in noise-canceling features. On the upside, it handles passive noise cancellation well, especially considering the price.

Battery

As noted earlier, the Melomania 1 Plus comes with Low Power mode, and it’s this mode that helps push the battery life to a whopping nine hours. Combined with the four charge cycles of the charging case, you get a cumulative 45 hours of battery life.

On the other hand, in High-Performance mode, this battery life goes down to seven hours. And together with the four charge cycles, you will get around 35 hours in total. Of course, the numbers may vary depending on your volume levels. All-in-all, the battery life is not bad, and you can get through almost a week without recharging.

The Sennheiser Momentum 2 earphones also boast a good battery life. While the earbuds give you a battery life of seven hours on a single charge, the charging case provides 21 hours. Again, the usual rules apply—if you play songs on higher volumes or keep the ANC on, the battery will deplete sooner. The folks at SoundGuys tested these earphones (while keeping ANC on) and found them to last 4 hours.

Audio Performance

Now, comes the most important part—Audio Performance. For its price, the Melomania Plus 1 truly delivers its best. They deliver dynamic audio with clear and detailed vocals. It handles layers in songs, especially instrumentals really well. In fact, the folks at Tom’s Guide have commended these earphones for their impressive instrumental separation in songs.

As noted earlier, they do not have active noise cancellation. The ear tips do a great job in sealing outside noise, but if someone were to speak loudly near you or run some heavy machinery, you will certainly get to hear them.

As opposed to that, the Momentum 2 comes with ANC. While they may not be the best in the world, they seal environmental sounds well (at least to some extent).

When it comes to the audio performance, the Momentum 2 delivers a wide soundstage with deep, rich bass and detailed vocals. If you are an audiophile, you will love the detailed output these earphones deliver.

Which One Should You Pick

One of the major differences between both earphones is the price. The Melomania 1 Plus costs a lot less than the Sennheiser Momentum 2 and yet delivers dynamic audio. The battery life is impressive, and the app support is the cherry on top.

However, if you want the dual combination of impressive audio quality and ANC, then the Momentum 2 wireless earphones are your best bet.

As noted earlier, the ANC is not in the Sony WF-1000XM4 level, but get the work done in sealing your ears from external noise.

Plus, the battery life is not bad either.

On the other hand, the Sennheiser Momentum True Wireless 2 earphones pack a sophisticated look. The charging case has a fabric finish that lends a premium touch. At the same time, the buds also complement the charging case, thanks to their dual color tone.

Unlike the ones above, they are not bullet-shaped. Rather, they have a conventional design with a slightly longer neck. It’s the latter that ensures a snug fit in your ear canal.

Interestingly, the buds have touch-sensitive buttons at the end. You can do them all, from changing songs and enabling sound transparency to summoning the device’s voice assistant. It’s worth noting that although Cambridge Audio ships four sets of ear tips, they do not include foam-based tips. On the upside, the ear tips are easy to swap and switch.

These buds are comfortable to wear. However, long-term usage can be a little uncomfortable, as per the folks at What Hi-FI. Like the one above, the Sennheiser Momentum is rated IPX4 and can withstand its share of moisture and sweat.

Features

One of the things that stands out about the Cambridge Audio Melomania 1 Plus is the Low Power Mode. When enabled, the earbuds can stay for 45 hours.

Another worth addition is the Melomania app. This app comes with customization features like EQ, presets, Find function, etc. For those unaware, the first-generation earphones didn’t have app support.

The Momentum True Wireless 2 earphones come with Active Noise Cancellation or ANC. While the noise canceling is not the best among its peers, it does its job and keeps annoying and distracting noise at bay.

Momentum True Wireless 2

Like the one above, these buds come with a companion app, and you can do a majority of the customizations like assigning functions to the buttons.

As opposed to the noise-canceling features of the Sennheiser buds, the Melomania 1 Plus doesn’t have any built-in noise-canceling features. On the upside, it handles passive noise cancellation well, especially considering the price.

Battery

As noted earlier, the Melomania 1 Plus comes with Low Power mode, and it’s this mode that helps push the battery life to a whopping nine hours. Combined with the four charge cycles of the charging case, you get a cumulative 45 hours of battery life.

On the other hand, in High-Performance mode, this battery life goes down to seven hours. And together with the four charge cycles, you will get around 35 hours in total. Of course, the numbers may vary depending on your volume levels. All-in-all, the battery life is not bad, and you can get through almost a week without recharging.

The Sennheiser Momentum 2 earphones also boast a good battery life. While the earbuds give you a battery life of seven hours on a single charge, the charging case provides 21 hours. Again, the usual rules apply—if you play songs on higher volumes or keep the ANC on, the battery will deplete sooner. The folks at SoundGuys tested these earphones (while keeping ANC on) and found them to last 4 hours.

Audio Performance

Now, comes the most important part—Audio Performance. For its price, the Melomania Plus 1 truly delivers its best. They deliver dynamic audio with clear and detailed vocals. It handles layers in songs, especially instrumentals really well. In fact, the folks at Tom’s Guide have commended these earphones for their impressive instrumental separation in songs.

As noted earlier, they do not have active noise cancellation. The ear tips do a great job in sealing outside noise, but if someone were to speak loudly near you or run some heavy machinery, you will certainly get to hear them.

As opposed to that, the Momentum 2 comes with ANC. While they may not be the best in the world, they seal environmental sounds well (at least to some extent).

When it comes to the audio performance, the Momentum 2 delivers a wide soundstage with deep, rich bass and detailed vocals. If you are an audiophile, you will love the detailed output these earphones deliver.

Which One Should You Pick

One of the major differences between both earphones is the price. The Melomania 1 Plus costs a lot less than the Sennheiser Momentum 2 and yet delivers dynamic audio. The battery life is impressive, and the app support is the cherry on top.

However, if you want the dual combination of impressive audio quality and ANC, then the Momentum 2 wireless earphones are your best bet.

As noted earlier, the ANC is not in the Sony WF-1000XM4 level, but get the work done in sealing your ears from external noise.

Plus, the battery life is not bad either.

On the other hand, the Sennheiser Momentum True Wireless 2 earphones pack a sophisticated look. The charging case has a fabric finish that lends a premium touch. At the same time, the buds also complement the charging case, thanks to their dual color tone.

Unlike the ones above, they are not bullet-shaped. Rather, they have a conventional design with a slightly longer neck. It’s the latter that ensures a snug fit in your ear canal.

Interestingly, the buds have touch-sensitive buttons at the end. You can do them all, from changing songs and enabling sound transparency to summoning the device’s voice assistant. It’s worth noting that although Cambridge Audio ships four sets of ear tips, they do not include foam-based tips. On the upside, the ear tips are easy to swap and switch.

These buds are comfortable to wear. However, long-term usage can be a little uncomfortable, as per the folks at What Hi-FI. Like the one above, the Sennheiser Momentum is rated IPX4 and can withstand its share of moisture and sweat.

Features

One of the things that stands out about the Cambridge Audio Melomania 1 Plus is the Low Power Mode. When enabled, the earbuds can stay for 45 hours.

Another worth addition is the Melomania app. This app comes with customization features like EQ, presets, Find function, etc. For those unaware, the first-generation earphones didn’t have app support.

The Momentum True Wireless 2 earphones come with Active Noise Cancellation or ANC. While the noise canceling is not the best among its peers, it does its job and keeps annoying and distracting noise at bay.

Momentum True Wireless 2

Like the one above, these buds come with a companion app, and you can do a majority of the customizations like assigning functions to the buttons.

As opposed to the noise-canceling features of the Sennheiser buds, the Melomania 1 Plus doesn’t have any built-in noise-canceling features. On the upside, it handles passive noise cancellation well, especially considering the price.

Battery

As noted earlier, the Melomania 1 Plus comes with Low Power mode, and it’s this mode that helps push the battery life to a whopping nine hours. Combined with the four charge cycles of the charging case, you get a cumulative 45 hours of battery life.

On the other hand, in High-Performance mode, this battery life goes down to seven hours. And together with the four charge cycles, you will get around 35 hours in total. Of course, the numbers may vary depending on your volume levels. All-in-all, the battery life is not bad, and you can get through almost a week without recharging.

The Sennheiser Momentum 2 earphones also boast a good battery life. While the earbuds give you a battery life of seven hours on a single charge, the charging case provides 21 hours. Again, the usual rules apply—if you play songs on higher volumes or keep the ANC on, the battery will deplete sooner. The folks at SoundGuys tested these earphones (while keeping ANC on) and found them to last 4 hours.

Audio Performance

Now, comes the most important part—Audio Performance. For its price, the Melomania Plus 1 truly delivers its best. They deliver dynamic audio with clear and detailed vocals. It handles layers in songs, especially instrumentals really well. In fact, the folks at Tom’s Guide have commended these earphones for their impressive instrumental separation in songs.

As noted earlier, they do not have active noise cancellation. The ear tips do a great job in sealing outside noise, but if someone were to speak loudly near you or run some heavy machinery, you will certainly get to hear them.

As opposed to that, the Momentum 2 comes with ANC. While they may not be the best in the world, they seal environmental sounds well (at least to some extent).

When it comes to the audio performance, the Momentum 2 delivers a wide soundstage with deep, rich bass and detailed vocals. If you are an audiophile, you will love the detailed output these earphones deliver.

Which One Should You Pick

One of the major differences between both earphones is the price. The Melomania 1 Plus costs a lot less than the Sennheiser Momentum 2 and yet delivers dynamic audio. The battery life is impressive, and the app support is the cherry on top.

However, if you want the dual combination of impressive audio quality and ANC, then the Momentum 2 wireless earphones are your best bet.

As noted earlier, the ANC is not in the Sony WF-1000XM4 level, but get the work done in sealing your ears from external noise.

Plus, the battery life is not bad either.

On the other hand, the Sennheiser Momentum True Wireless 2 earphones pack a sophisticated look. The charging case has a fabric finish that lends a premium touch. At the same time, the buds also complement the charging case, thanks to their dual color tone.

Unlike the ones above, they are not bullet-shaped. Rather, they have a conventional design with a slightly longer neck. It’s the latter that ensures a snug fit in your ear canal.

Interestingly, the buds have touch-sensitive buttons at the end. You can do them all, from changing songs and enabling sound transparency to summoning the device’s voice assistant. It’s worth noting that although Cambridge Audio ships four sets of ear tips, they do not include foam-based tips. On the upside, the ear tips are easy to swap and switch.

These buds are comfortable to wear. However, long-term usage can be a little uncomfortable, as per the folks at What Hi-FI. Like the one above, the Sennheiser Momentum is rated IPX4 and can withstand its share of moisture and sweat.

Features

One of the things that stands out about the Cambridge Audio Melomania 1 Plus is the Low Power Mode. When enabled, the earbuds can stay for 45 hours.

Another worth addition is the Melomania app. This app comes with customization features like EQ, presets, Find function, etc. For those unaware, the first-generation earphones didn’t have app support.

The Momentum True Wireless 2 earphones come with Active Noise Cancellation or ANC. While the noise canceling is not the best among its peers, it does its job and keeps annoying and distracting noise at bay.

Momentum True Wireless 2

Like the one above, these buds come with a companion app, and you can do a majority of the customizations like assigning functions to the buttons.

As opposed to the noise-canceling features of the Sennheiser buds, the Melomania 1 Plus doesn’t have any built-in noise-canceling features. On the upside, it handles passive noise cancellation well, especially considering the price.

Battery

As noted earlier, the Melomania 1 Plus comes with Low Power mode, and it’s this mode that helps push the battery life to a whopping nine hours. Combined with the four charge cycles of the charging case, you get a cumulative 45 hours of battery life.

On the other hand, in High-Performance mode, this battery life goes down to seven hours. And together with the four charge cycles, you will get around 35 hours in total. Of course, the numbers may vary depending on your volume levels. All-in-all, the battery life is not bad, and you can get through almost a week without recharging.

The Sennheiser Momentum 2 earphones also boast a good battery life. While the earbuds give you a battery life of seven hours on a single charge, the charging case provides 21 hours. Again, the usual rules apply—if you play songs on higher volumes or keep the ANC on, the battery will deplete sooner. The folks at SoundGuys tested these earphones (while keeping ANC on) and found them to last 4 hours.

Audio Performance

Now, comes the most important part—Audio Performance. For its price, the Melomania Plus 1 truly delivers its best. They deliver dynamic audio with clear and detailed vocals. It handles layers in songs, especially instrumentals really well. In fact, the folks at Tom’s Guide have commended these earphones for their impressive instrumental separation in songs.

As noted earlier, they do not have active noise cancellation. The ear tips do a great job in sealing outside noise, but if someone were to speak loudly near you or run some heavy machinery, you will certainly get to hear them.

As opposed to that, the Momentum 2 comes with ANC. While they may not be the best in the world, they seal environmental sounds well (at least to some extent).

When it comes to the audio performance, the Momentum 2 delivers a wide soundstage with deep, rich bass and detailed vocals. If you are an audiophile, you will love the detailed output these earphones deliver.

Which One Should You Pick

One of the major differences between both earphones is the price. The Melomania 1 Plus costs a lot less than the Sennheiser Momentum 2 and yet delivers dynamic audio. The battery life is impressive, and the app support is the cherry on top.

However, if you want the dual combination of impressive audio quality and ANC, then the Momentum 2 wireless earphones are your best bet.

As noted earlier, the ANC is not in the Sony WF-1000XM4 level, but get the work done in sealing your ears from external noise.

Plus, the battery life is not bad either.

On the other hand, the Sennheiser Momentum True Wireless 2 earphones pack a sophisticated look. The charging case has a fabric finish that lends a premium touch. At the same time, the buds also complement the charging case, thanks to their dual color tone.

Unlike the ones above, they are not bullet-shaped. Rather, they have a conventional design with a slightly longer neck. It’s the latter that ensures a snug fit in your ear canal.

Interestingly, the buds have touch-sensitive buttons at the end. You can do them all, from changing songs and enabling sound transparency to summoning the device’s voice assistant. It’s worth noting that although Cambridge Audio ships four sets of ear tips, they do not include foam-based tips. On the upside, the ear tips are easy to swap and switch.

These buds are comfortable to wear. However, long-term usage can be a little uncomfortable, as per the folks at What Hi-FI. Like the one above, the Sennheiser Momentum is rated IPX4 and can withstand its share of moisture and sweat.

Features

One of the things that stands out about the Cambridge Audio Melomania 1 Plus is the Low Power Mode. When enabled, the earbuds can stay for 45 hours.

Another worth addition is the Melomania app. This app comes with customization features like EQ, presets, Find function, etc. For those unaware, the first-generation earphones didn’t have app support.

The Momentum True Wireless 2 earphones come with Active Noise Cancellation or ANC. While the noise canceling is not the best among its peers, it does its job and keeps annoying and distracting noise at bay.

Momentum True Wireless 2

Like the one above, these buds come with a companion app, and you can do a majority of the customizations like assigning functions to the buttons.

As opposed to the noise-canceling features of the Sennheiser buds, the Melomania 1 Plus doesn’t have any built-in noise-canceling features. On the upside, it handles passive noise cancellation well, especially considering the price.

Battery

As noted earlier, the Melomania 1 Plus comes with Low Power mode, and it’s this mode that helps push the battery life to a whopping nine hours. Combined with the four charge cycles of the charging case, you get a cumulative 45 hours of battery life.

On the other hand, in High-Performance mode, this battery life goes down to seven hours. And together with the four charge cycles, you will get around 35 hours in total. Of course, the numbers may vary depending on your volume levels. All-in-all, the battery life is not bad, and you can get through almost a week without recharging.

The Sennheiser Momentum 2 earphones also boast a good battery life. While the earbuds give you a battery life of seven hours on a single charge, the charging case provides 21 hours. Again, the usual rules apply—if you play songs on higher volumes or keep the ANC on, the battery will deplete sooner. The folks at SoundGuys tested these earphones (while keeping ANC on) and found them to last 4 hours.

Audio Performance

Now, comes the most important part—Audio Performance. For its price, the Melomania Plus 1 truly delivers its best. They deliver dynamic audio with clear and detailed vocals. It handles layers in songs, especially instrumentals really well. In fact, the folks at Tom’s Guide have commended these earphones for their impressive instrumental separation in songs.

As noted earlier, they do not have active noise cancellation. The ear tips do a great job in sealing outside noise, but if someone were to speak loudly near you or run some heavy machinery, you will certainly get to hear them.

As opposed to that, the Momentum 2 comes with ANC. While they may not be the best in the world, they seal environmental sounds well (at least to some extent).

When it comes to the audio performance, the Momentum 2 delivers a wide soundstage with deep, rich bass and detailed vocals. If you are an audiophile, you will love the detailed output these earphones deliver.

Which One Should You Pick

One of the major differences between both earphones is the price. The Melomania 1 Plus costs a lot less than the Sennheiser Momentum 2 and yet delivers dynamic audio. The battery life is impressive, and the app support is the cherry on top.

However, if you want the dual combination of impressive audio quality and ANC, then the Momentum 2 wireless earphones are your best bet.

As noted earlier, the ANC is not in the Sony WF-1000XM4 level, but get the work done in sealing your ears from external noise.

Plus, the battery life is not bad either.

Last updated on 21 April, 2022

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