The Sennheiser Accentum Wireless headphones is a mid-range headphones that offer premium features like hybrid ANC and up to 50 hours of battery life, all for $179. So in this Sennheiser Accentum Wireless Headphones review going over through it’s design, comfortability, Setup and controls, battery life and sharing my final thought.
Sennheiser Accentum Headphones Design, Setup and App Support
Sennheiser’s design is slick and straightforward. Available in black or white, the fit is initially firm but becomes more comfortable over time. The rotating cups add convenience, although they don’t fold flat for easy storage. The controls are basic, with Bluetooth being the primary connectivity.
I found that connecting to my Android smartphone was quick and easy. If you download Sennheiser’s Smart Control app, which I highly recommend, you’ve then got further customization. The app has pretty much all the features you would expect.
You can quickly and easily check on the remaining battery life. Also, see what devices you’re connected to at the moment, up to two at a time. You can manage those connections right here in the app, which is pretty helpful. There’s an equalizer, a sound check feature, the ability to swap between active noise cancellation and the transparency mode, and you can also play around with a handful of different features.
Controls and Active Noise Cancellation
The button situation is pretty straightforward on the Sennheiser Accentum Wireless headphones. There are only four of them: power on, pause/play, and then you’ve got a volume up and a volume down. However, these buttons are multi-purpose as well; they can do different things based on, for instance, if you long press them or double-tap. A double-tap of the play/pause button will skip you a track. I found the button placement was okay, even though they are definitely on the compact size, and the buttons do feel quite cheap and plasticky. But they function exactly as expected, so there’s no complaints.
The firm fit and padded ear cups effectively isolate from the outside world. The ANC is pleasingly effective, reducing various background noises without completely blocking them. The transparency mode is handy for quick awareness without needing the app.
It’s worth noting that there’s no way to turn off ANC, only switch to transparency mode. This mode is activated with a double push of the power button, offering quick relief from interruptions like Wind noise reduction, accessible through the app, ensures a pleasant experience outdoors.
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Sennheiser Accentum Headphones Audio and Mic Quality
Sennheiser has finely tuned the audio on the Accentum Wireless, you get that distinctive sound, and despite the smaller drivers compared to the pricier Momentums (17 mil drivers here), I genuinely enjoyed the audio. Out of the box, the sound is well-balanced, not overly bass-heavy. So, if you’re not a big fan of heavy bass, no worries. With aptX HD support, you get rich, finely detailed audio, provided your phone isn’t subpar.
For audiophiles, investing more in headphones like the Momentum might be worthwhile for a fuller, more detailed audio experience. However, for most users, the Accentum Wireless should be more than satisfactory. You can adjust audio settings through the Equalizer in the Sennheiser app. A bass boost feature lets you emphasize the lows. There’s also a handy podcast feature that enhances vocals, ideal for podcasts and audiobooks. The app includes a sound check feature meant to tailor the sound to your preferences. Unfortunately, I found the differences between options A, B, and C to be subtle; they all sounded the same to me.
Sennheiser employs a dual-mic setup, ensuring clear voice pickup during calls. While I’m in a quiet studio now, the Accentum headphones should still pick up my voice even in noisy environments.
Sennheiser Accentum Headphones Battery life
Wrapping up Sennheiser Accentum review, let’s talk about battery life. The claim is up to 50 hours on a single charge, which is impressive. I charged them before a week-long work trip to Berlin, using them solidly for five days. I still have 30% battery left. So, for frequent short trips, you won’t have to worry about charging on the go.
I haven’t kept precise track of usage hours versus battery percentage, but I doubt they’ll reach a full 50 hours on this cycle. It might take a couple more charges for them to settle and approach that mark. When you need to charge them, it’s straightforward with the USB Type-C, just like your smartphone—even for iPhone users. There’s also fast charging support, giving you hours of use with just a 10-15 minute charge. Otherwise, a full charge takes a couple of hours.
So, my final thought on the Sennheiser Accentum Wireless headphones, I’m quite impressed with them considering the price $179. They come with some great premium features, a sleek and straightforward design, impressive noise cancellation, good performance, and reliable battery life.
The Sennheiser Accentum Wireless headphones are a well-balanced choice for users seeking a mix of affordability and premium features. While there are some minor considerations, such as the compact button design and non-foldable structure, the positives outweigh the negatives. Whether you're a casual listener or an audiophile on a budget, these headphones offer a compelling package.
Design and Comfort8.5
Connectivity and Controls7.5
Active Noise Cancellation (ANC)8
App Support & Customization8