I find that with momentums, it's important to get the headband adjustment spot on. Otherwise, I find that my ears/top of my head can get sore after a small while.Are later versions of these more comfortable? I have the very first incarnation of the momentums and I find them uncomfortable after a short while.
Also, there is a "passthrough" mode by fully sliding the switch past the ANC On mode.Points of correction, Ed. The M3s can both be used without noise cancelling (the switch has Anc off in its three way positioning and 'off' is pushed to the top) and passively - one needs to hold down the multifunction when unfolding the headphones to turn off the headphones. This is a significant difference from the B&W PX7, as it means they can be used wired when tbe battery dies (the PX7s can't).
Also, the M3s do not have Aptx HD as a codec.
Finally, there is no mention of Tile functionality built into the M3s.
Good review otherwise and a good read.
Yes. You can either use them wired without charging the battery, or, if the battery is charged, you unfold the headphones (which normally switches the headphones on) holding down the multifunction button on the right ear cup ( which turns the headphones off) and this means they can be used wired just as a pair of regular, passive headphones. Ed's review misses this important function, as the headphones don't have a conventional on/off button, using the folding hinge instead to engage the electronics. Hence, my correction.I'm still a little confused so please bear with me... Can these headphones be used as good old fashioned wired headphones with no noise cancellation and no app etc?
Can relate to that sick feeling, I tried these M3’s and felt an unnatural pressure, something I didn’t feel with the px’s or Sony’s, even with the NC turned off.I have the M2 On Ear with noise cancelling. I actually like it that the noise cancelling isn't the absolute best; the Bose 35 or Sony make me feel sick and unnatural. I've flown thousands of miles with my and they are plenty good enough noise cancellation for on a place.
I hope the M3 also still allows for the combination of using wired together with noise cancellation. That is how I use them with in-flight entertainment systems. Great option.
Despite a lot of use, the build quality of the M2 was so good that I have no need for the M3...