Wow.. Sennheisers’s “MOMENTUM ON-Ear Contest”, ahhh life is good. They say timing is everything…. And at least for me in this case it could not be more “on time”. So what do I have to do???
Tell us how the Sennheiser MOMENTUM ON-Ear would fit into your style.
Be Creative Head-Fier’s! We will be selecting on uniqueness and originality!
Ok I can do that.. I hope …..So okay, I’m a 60 year old male, a retired Facility Maintenance Engineer that thinks he’s 25 years old. Well.. Since retiring, I had gotten use to listening to music during (most) the day on either my beat up laptop, an old classic iPod, or more recently my old 4s iPhone. As you can see my hardware is not very current, but I’m happy with them. (for now)
Well one day my stock earbuds finally quit working. In my web surfing, I found a very wide selection and price range of earbuds. So in the course of reading consumer ratings to navigate through the endless choice of the low end IEM’s… I ended up at, the “Head-Fi” Forum, and the wonderful world within …… It was like… Whoa.. wait up… what??…. Amps? DAC’s?.. oh really… portable…. Desktop…. Whoa…. I never knew!!!!!….. my listening education began …So I lurked in the fringes of the forum for months, reading everything I thought pertinent to my type listening. Never seeing the need to register, as being new and not knowing anything about audio, I felt was not qualified to post, at least on anything Tech. The other day, outta the blue.. for some reason, I did finally register at Head-Fi. I know it was “Karma” telling me that your contest was yet to be discovered by me, so you can imagine my pleasant surprise at discovery of your contest…
So after some research, I decided on the lower priced Schiit, Modi and Magni, Amp and DAC, both for price and reader reviews at Head-Fi and Cnet. I thought I should purchase a Amp and DAC first, then some mid priced headphones.. I felt those Schiit Products, were a good entry level desktop set-up (and first time buy, at $200 bucks). I really wanted to see if they would make that big a difference in sound. Like I mentioned, I don’t have very sophisticated sources. (Laptop, iPod, and iPhone, that’s it) I knew the sound would improve….. but just how much???.
The difference was amazing specially with the cheap laptop, the DAC made my music pop. Now I’m hooked…. I’m listening not just hearing…
I am very happy with my first choice in this “journey of sound”…. Just how happy, I am yet to find out. I have yet to acquire a really good set of headphone that can do the Schiit, Amp and DAC, any justice. I only have very low end IEM’s.. but their sound is very, very nice… Im sure they are some of the better sounding IEM’s for under $50… After reading posts that mentioned them, at Head-Fi. I decided to try the Monoprice 109927 Noise Isolating Earphones, for around $11 bucks at amazon. Yea… 11 bucks!!! For un-amped listening, they sound great coming right out my 4s iPhone… but slam that Magni amp in there and…..I mean really sounding great.. they’re a little bass heavy, I suppose… but, not so much it robs from the mids and highs. Yeah that’s right!!!! I’m learning….
I really can’t wait to get some “Over-the-Head” Headphones hooked into the Schiit combo. Hence my entry in the, Sennheisers’s “MOMENTUM ON-Ear Contest”, yeah…. I use to watch that blinking ad on Head-Fi’s web site, showing the MOMENTUM’s ….. yeah…..brown ones… nice…. I know they would be a great pairing, for that Schiit combo of mine.
I live way up in Northern California, about 2 hours to any major store. Most shopping is done online. Its only me, and my dog “Jake”, I listen to music most the day. Winter is coming and it sure would be nice to sit listening to those Sennheiser, MOMENTUM’s, on a snowed-in winter day. I think they would be a great addition to my just-started headphone collection, and would be a honor, to own…as well as a great story to tell any that will listen, about how I got that outstanding, double mean, set of Sennheiser MOMENTUM headphones. (What is the correct term???? “Pair” or “Set” of headphones?? Anyway..). If I won I would also post a review of the “MOMENTUM’s”, with my limited tech knowledge, short experience, and new found appreciation for this form of audio.
So what’s a 60 year old man listen to???? Reggae of course!!! some Electric Blues, a bit of Country oldies, and a touch of Classical.. Just think about a old man sporting those Sennheisers’s “MOMENTUM’s” listening to some “Lean & Mean” portable set-up (yet to be acquired) walking along some outstanding state park trail…… or sitting plugged into a desktop amp by a wood burning stove with it snowing outside, my dog laying by my feet… now that’s not just my style… that’s my life….
So no matter if I win or lose….. its been a pleasure to write this entry, as my first official post on Head-Fi. More posting to come, Ill probably just lurk for awhile longer……. until I know what I’m talking about…
So until again….