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post #4261 of 4412
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Thanks Joker, once again a really helpful review/comparison. 

I would love you to try the Superlux HD-681 EVO, they are really cheap and I have heard some great things about it.

I know it's just huge, but it has some handy features like a 'detachable' cable.

 

I had the 681 EVO for a short time but returned it. They sounded very good, but with even the slightest head movement, I heard squeaking/creaking.

post #4262 of 4412

Ever thought about reviewing Tascam TH-02 or TH-MX2? They are cheap, small, from a well-known recording equipment brand, and pretty well received on head-fi.


Edited by threi - 3/21/14 at 10:24pm
post #4263 of 4412
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Originally Posted by threi View Post
 

Ever thought about reviewing Tascam TH-02 or TH-MX2? They are cheap, small, from a well-known recording equipment brand, and pretty well received on head-fi.

 

Never heard of them before

post #4264 of 4412
Yeah apparently they are very neutral sounding for the money. Not that I haven't heard that before but they do have a nice frequency response graph. Might be worth looking into.
post #4265 of 4412
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Yeah apparently they are very neutral sounding for the money. Not that I haven't heard that before but they do have a nice frequency response graph. Might be worth looking into.

They are ok, but I preferred the JVC HA-S500 and Gemini HSR-1000 (Takstar Pro 80 clone) to the TH-MX2

post #4266 of 4412

I absolutely love these reviews. Some headphones I'd be interested in you taking a look at, Joker:

 

  • Bose AE2
  • Harman Kardon CL
  • MartinLogan Mikros 90
  • Philips Fidelio M1
  • Sennheiser Momentum On-Ear
  • KEF M500

 

If you have the chance to get your hands on some of those headphones, please let us know what you think.

post #4267 of 4412
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Originally Posted by Dragonzeanse View Post
 

I absolutely love these reviews. Some headphones I'd be interested in you taking a look at, Joker:

 

  • Bose AE2
  • Harman Kardon CL
  • MartinLogan Mikros 90
  • Philips Fidelio M1
  • Sennheiser Momentum On-Ear
  • KEF M500

 

If you have the chance to get your hands on some of those headphones, please let us know what you think.

 

Out of those I've briefly tried the HK (wasn't impressed) and the Momentum (liked, but wasn't blown away with). Maybe I'll get to try the rest some day. 

post #4268 of 4412
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Originally Posted by ljokerl View Post
 

 

Out of those I've briefly tried the HK (wasn't impressed) and the Momentum (liked, but wasn't blown away with). Maybe I'll get to try the rest some day. 

Were they terrible for the current $89?

post #4269 of 4412
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Originally Posted by Dragonzeanse View Post
 

I absolutely love these reviews. Some headphones I'd be interested in you taking a look at, Joker:

 

  • Bose AE2
  • Harman Kardon CL
  • MartinLogan Mikros 90
  • Philips Fidelio M1
  • Sennheiser Momentum On-Ear
  • KEF M500

 

If you have the chance to get your hands on some of those headphones, please let us know what you think.

 

Bose? LOL

 

I do respect the first Around-Ear (TP-1?).  That one actually does have good sound and the build quality doesn't seem too bad.  I picked one up for kicks with busted wiring off of fleabay some time back.  It seems to be designed for folks with small ears, and mine just barely fit.

post #4270 of 4412
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Originally Posted by vlenbo View Post
 

Were they terrible for the current $89?

 

Probably not terrible, but I didn't think they were as good as the HD448 that was on the next demo stand over, and you can get those for $70-something. I also thought the UE6000 was better. 

post #4271 of 4412
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Originally Posted by Dragonzeanse View Post
 

I absolutely love these reviews. Some headphones I'd be interested in you taking a look at, Joker:

 

  • Bose AE2
  • Harman Kardon CL
  • MartinLogan Mikros 90
  • Philips Fidelio M1
  • Sennheiser Momentum On-Ear
  • KEF M500

 

If you have the chance to get your hands on some of those headphones, please let us know what you think.

hey hey pssst

v-moda xs

 

i have the mikros 90s, and for the $55 they're selling at now they sound okay. It is not a bassy headphone, althought I haven't finished my burn-in... One thing for sure though, unlike what someone said on the thread, the Mikros 90's are most certaintly not worth their $300 MSRP. 

post #4272 of 4412
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hey hey pssst
v-moda xs

i have the mikros 90s, and for the $55 they're selling at now they sound okay. It is not a bassy headphone, althought I haven't finished my burn-in... One thing for sure though, unlike what someone said on the thread, the Mikros 90's are most certaintly not worth their $300 MSRP. 

Yeah Newegg has it on sale......for $60.99

http://www.newegg.com/Product/ProductList.aspx?Submit=ENE&DEPA=0&Order=BESTMATCH&Description=mikros+90&N=-1&isNodeId=1
post #4273 of 4412
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Originally Posted by poopsockk View Post
 

hey hey pssst

v-moda xs

 

i have the mikros 90s, and for the $55 they're selling at now they sound okay. It is not a bassy headphone, althought I haven't finished my burn-in... One thing for sure though, unlike what someone said on the thread, the Mikros 90's are most certaintly not worth their $300 MSRP.

Any credible judgment should be suspended until about 200+ hours with the MLs.  That has been reiterated ad nauseum.

Readers here should go to the Mikros 90 thread and read impressions there, rather than subscribe to heresay, thirdhand, from the likes of poopsockky.

If you are forming your personal "judgments" from innuendo, rumor and heresay . . . well, your "judgments" will be invalid.

 

Funny thing: this is what poop posted on the ML thread:

"I haven't burned them in yet, so i won't write anything about the sound... but its not like im really qualified to write about..."

 

So, the poop is not qualified to post his impressions, sans burn-in, on the Mikros 90 thread, but he is somehow qualified to post his "unqualified" and highly generalized impressions on the "shootout" thread.  Hmmmm.  

 

I have mentioned it before and I will repeat it again: this thread should include the Martin Logan Mikros 90 as a valid entrant/contender.

 

IMHO, the Mikros 90 ARE worth their $300 MSRP.

 

Unlike the popular Head-Fi darling KEF M500 which, IMHO, ARE NOT worth their $300 MSRP [nor their current street price].

The Mikros 90, IMHE, are among the best headphones--portable or otherwise--that I have heard/owned to date.

 

See the equipment lists in my community profile and decide for yourselves whether I am "qualified" to assert such claims about the Mikros 90.  Or, better yet, get a pair of the MLs and decide for yourselves.  

 

But please, do not form an erroneous opinion based on a thirdhand account from someone who has not even spent a modicum of hours with the Mikros 90 [and has not identified the gear/sources matched with the MLs.].

 

However, if that is the formative "norm" of opinion on this thread, or others on H-F, then these forums have a lot of "growing up" to do.


Edited by pataburd - 4/1/14 at 3:46am
post #4274 of 4412

Disagree. IMO the Mikros 90 are not worth their $300 MSRP. The currently $10 + free shipping KSC-75 sound better IMO.

 

ljokerl's HD448 suggestion sounds much more appealing to me.


Edited by ultrabike - 4/1/14 at 10:04am
post #4275 of 4412
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Originally Posted by ultrabike View Post
 

Disagree. IMO the Mikros 90 are not worth their $300 MSRP. The currently $10 + free shipping KSC-75 sound better IMO.

 

ljokerl's HD448 suggestion sounds much more appealing to me.

[Another] case in point.

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