Momentums, lateral move or upgrade?

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  • rooftop59rooftop59 Posts: 3,738
    I can see that Kathy. For my wife I bought a number of IEMs for travel and working out, and they all hurt her ears. I finally bought these made for women cheapies on Amazon (that sound like crap) and she loves them because they stay in and don't hurt. FWIW, my wife would never wear the momentums. Even though she is a classically trained musician who has two music teachers for parents, she's all about fashion before audio quality lol. But we also live in a smallish Texas town and drive to work, so she wouldn't have much use for them...

    But I will say that lots of dudes seem to like the momentums. Like I said head and ear sizes (and sensitivity) vary greatly.
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  • MrBuhlMrBuhl Posts: 1,926
    I got my wife a set last year for Christmas, and she was shall we say, less than thrilled as audio basically means nothing to her... fast forward, she wears them all the time, travels with them, and loves them!

    The do sound great IMO, I agree with everyone on that as well.
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  • Joey_VJoey_V Posts: 5,730
    edited December 2016
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    Every time I come across this thread, I think of D'agostino Momentums... and I keep saying to myself... it's never a lateral move to the Momentums.
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    Current Gear:
    Emm Labs DAC2x and TSDX Transport -> Cary SLP-05 preamp -> Boulder 2060 stereo amp (w/ Audioquest WEL Signature B) ) -> new speakers -> :D
    Rotel RA1592 Super Integrated -> Sonus Faber Olympica 3 -> :o
    Rotel RC1570 preamp -> Rotel RB1582 amp -> B&W PM1 -> o:)

    Old Gear:
    Speakers: Rockport Aviors (5/5), Sonus Faber Stradivari (5/5), BW 802D2 (4.5/5), Martin Logan Summits (4.25/5), Martin Logan Vantage (4/5), Sonus Faber Cremona Auditor (3.75/5), AV123 Strata Mini (3.5/5), ML Mosaic (3.25/5), Onix Ref1 (3/5), Sonus Faber Concerto (2.75/5), SF Concertino (2.5/5), Axiom M22ti (2/5), Polk LSi9 (3/5), LSi7 (2.9/5)
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    Preamplification: Rotel RC1070 -> Rogue Perseus -> Cary SLP98 -> Cary SLP98F1 -> Cary SLP05 (sold and then repurchased)
    Amplification: HK AVR330 -> Rotel RB1070 -> Rotel RB1090 -> Plinius SA102 -> Cary 211FE -> Classe M600 -> Boulder 2060
    Subwoofer: Infinity Entra2 sub -> SVS 25-31PC+ sub
  • nbrowsernbrowser Posts: 6,996
    edited December 2016
    Joey_V wrote: »
    Every time I come across this thread, I think of D'agostino Momentums... and I keep saying to myself... it's never a lateral move to the Momentums.

    I'd hate to know how much that thing goes for...however I'll use this to power my Sennheiser Momentum 2.0s. Hell I'm even going to use it as a 2 channel pre-amp this weekend to see what my big system sounds like stripped down to the essentials.

    A little information on it, 1 watt per channel into 32 ohms...100% Class A operation and it does tend to get a touch....warm trust me. Probably overkill for my needs but eh...gotta have some class A power somewhere :)

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  • tonybtonyb Posts: 27,763
    nbrowser wrote: »
    tonyb wrote: »
    Well, I learned something new today....Canada has rats ? Explains your idea of chili. lol

    Yep we do, they are bigger than Chicago rats...they can beat up Chicago rats...lol

    We have Al Capone rats bro, your Canada rats will be swimmin' with the fishes. lol
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  • Joey_VJoey_V Posts: 5,730
    tonyb wrote: »
    nbrowser wrote: »
    tonyb wrote: »
    Well, I learned something new today....Canada has rats ? Explains your idea of chili. lol

    Yep we do, they are bigger than Chicago rats...they can beat up Chicago rats...lol

    We have Al Capone rats bro, your Canada rats will be swimmin' with the fishes. lol

    bahahahahahah
    Joey's Gear:
    Current Gear:
    Emm Labs DAC2x and TSDX Transport -> Cary SLP-05 preamp -> Boulder 2060 stereo amp (w/ Audioquest WEL Signature B) ) -> new speakers -> :D
    Rotel RA1592 Super Integrated -> Sonus Faber Olympica 3 -> :o
    Rotel RC1570 preamp -> Rotel RB1582 amp -> B&W PM1 -> o:)

    Old Gear:
    Speakers: Rockport Aviors (5/5), Sonus Faber Stradivari (5/5), BW 802D2 (4.5/5), Martin Logan Summits (4.25/5), Martin Logan Vantage (4/5), Sonus Faber Cremona Auditor (3.75/5), AV123 Strata Mini (3.5/5), ML Mosaic (3.25/5), Onix Ref1 (3/5), Sonus Faber Concerto (2.75/5), SF Concertino (2.5/5), Axiom M22ti (2/5), Polk LSi9 (3/5), LSi7 (2.9/5)
    Source: Squeezebox 3 -> PS Audio Digital Link III -> Cary 306/200 CDP -> Cary 306 SACD -> EMM LABS DAC2X/TSDX
    Preamplification: Rotel RC1070 -> Rogue Perseus -> Cary SLP98 -> Cary SLP98F1 -> Cary SLP05 (sold and then repurchased)
    Amplification: HK AVR330 -> Rotel RB1070 -> Rotel RB1090 -> Plinius SA102 -> Cary 211FE -> Classe M600 -> Boulder 2060
    Subwoofer: Infinity Entra2 sub -> SVS 25-31PC+ sub
  • nbrowsernbrowser Posts: 6,996
    edited December 2016
    tonyb wrote: »
    nbrowser wrote: »
    tonyb wrote: »
    Well, I learned something new today....Canada has rats ? Explains your idea of chili. lol

    Yep we do, they are bigger than Chicago rats...they can beat up Chicago rats...lol

    We have Al Capone rats bro, your Canada rats will be swimmin' with the fishes. lol

    Meh Al Capone rats ain't got nothin on our winterized specially cyborg'ed rats dude...they can take on medium sized dogs and WIN! :)
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  • txcoastal1txcoastal1 Posts: 8,435
    nbrowser wrote: »
    tonyb wrote: »
    nbrowser wrote: »
    tonyb wrote: »
    Well, I learned something new today....Canada has rats ? Explains your idea of chili. lol

    Yep we do, they are bigger than Chicago rats...they can beat up Chicago rats...lol

    We have Al Capone rats bro, your Canada rats will be swimmin' with the fishes. lol

    Meh Al Capone rats ain't got nothin on our winterized specially cyborg'ed rats dude...they can take on medium sized dogs and WIN! :)

    Move to Alberta
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  • nbrowsernbrowser Posts: 6,996
    txcoastal1 wrote: »
    nbrowser wrote: »
    tonyb wrote: »
    nbrowser wrote: »
    tonyb wrote: »
    Well, I learned something new today....Canada has rats ? Explains your idea of chili. lol

    Yep we do, they are bigger than Chicago rats...they can beat up Chicago rats...lol

    We have Al Capone rats bro, your Canada rats will be swimmin' with the fishes. lol

    Meh Al Capone rats ain't got nothin on our winterized specially cyborg'ed rats dude...they can take on medium sized dogs and WIN! :)

    Move to Alberta
    clxy4a3nk4b1.jpeg

    Guess what, rats HAVE been found in Alberta recently. So there goes that theory.
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