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Oh well, as great as they are, sold my DN-1000 to a co-worker today. They weren't getting enough listening time next to the H3. I'll probably get the DN-2000 if there is significant upgrade in the sound though (the DN-1K are great though). Plus, I'm happy with the DN-900, AX-35, and AX-30. And the TE-05 and V should be in the mail room, so we'll see how some of these neutral do me. 

 

With the DN-1000 gone, the JVC 850 and/or P7 are on the radar, but more than like the JVC. I can't see the P7 out performing the HP50, although I love the B&W brand.

post #21782 of 32862
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A couple things holding me back from Mikros 90:

 

1.  Living in Canada just means I have to jump through hoops to get proper value.  I have a pretty small budget -- Mikros even at the lowest reported price would be the most I've ever paid for a headphone.  But paying the prices we have here for them, or finding a way to buy them in the US and shipping will still push it well above what everyone else is paying for it.. and that just feels wrong to me regardless of whether or not they are worth it. 

2.  I think someone said it was impossible to wear glasses with the Mikros 90.  I have enough trouble keeping my S400's on with glasses for more than an hour, and I've already changed the pads.

 

Also.. I refuse to succumb to the peer pressure!!

 

Yes. They are selling for $79 on amazon.com right now. Getting them shipped from a U.S. friend to Canada will cost $35 (the box is fairly large). Total is $114US. Then the paypal exchange gods will get you, so you will be paying around $130CN for them. Even though it's a lot more than our U.S. counterparts, it sure is a lot less than when they were new ($300).

 

Regarding glasses, Lorspeaker says it's all good:

http://www.head-fi.org/t/633514/martin-logan-mikros-90-on-ear-headphones/930#post_10244447

post #21783 of 32862
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To be brutally honest, the Vali is great but i wasn't completely floored nor mind blown by it. Maybe it has to do with my weak sauce dacs, but i am not hearing this so call "wetness" factor in them. The amp on my Audinst although not as powerful sound pretty similar, but since i am using the Audinsts dac with the Vali as well it makes sense. haha :duggfloat:

 

Was hoping to hear that they will make my gears sound liquidity, silky smooth and refined or something like that but not hearing it. LoL

 

Thought it seems pretty damn neutral/ uncolored/ transparent for a tube amp, but it is solid state variant so.......

 

 

Like I said... gimmee!  :evil:

 

Seriously, I have my doubts how well it will work with the T50RP's, but we'll see... someday...

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On Shipping to Canadia; You can wait forever (2-3 weeks) via First Class? First Class is $15... biggrin.gif Cuts shipping in half. I dunno about the exchange thing. Send cash?

E: Amazon has a used set via AWD(amazon warehouse deal) for $72.... tempting.
Edited by MrEleventy - 2/13/14 at 9:11am
post #21785 of 32862
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so on a technical level you think they are comparable? 
this would makes very interesting lol
Pretty close from what I'm hearing. I don't hear anything more from the VI's, it's presented differently. Fostex is thinner, lighter sounding and the VI reveals the same details but with thicker notes and it sounds grander.
post #21786 of 32862

Sorry, to clarify what I meant by exchange is the pricing.  Amazon.com vs Amazon.ca pricing, for example are like night and day.  $80 for Mikros on .com, $200 on .ca, despite a 0.91 exchange rate. 

 

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 Yes. They are selling for $79 on amazon.com right now. Getting them shipped from a U.S. friend to Canada will cost $35 (the box is fairly large). Total is $114US. Then the paypal exchange gods will get you, so you will be paying around $130CN for them. Even though it's a lot more than our U.S. counterparts, it sure is a lot less than when they were new ($300).

@waynes world You can also skip the paypal part (if you simply just don't like them) and just order from Sonic Electronix which will ship to Canada, and it still comes out to $130. 

 

I don't like the idea of paying more for something when everyone else was able to pay less.  That's just by principle.  I don't accept that.  Currently I'm trying to find someone who happening to be traveling north of the border to Toronto so they can just bring them to me.  I'll ship it to them.. if I find someone.  Btw thanks for the clarification about the glasses situation.

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On the Logans front....

For those that feel that these Logans sounds a bit thin/lean in the bass department if you have a powerful DAP/AMP that has a clean and warm sound such as the FiiO X3s or the E12 it might just make these Logans sound very musical even with the stock cable. There seems to more changes in sound from change of amps/dacs than from cable changes. Well at least the changes in sound is more dramatic with sources...... 

Hn, E12, hnnnnn, hnnn smile.gif

Getting ready to brave driving, office closed early. As for the ML, I use the X3, usually with ALO National amp, doesn't help bass in my set up. Should get pads today or tomorrow...
post #21788 of 32862
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@waynes world You can also skip the paypal part (if you simply just don't like them) and just order from Sonic Electronix which will ship to Canada, and it still comes out to $130. 

 

I just checked out Sonic:

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Order Subtotal: $99.99
? Canadian Brokerage, Duties and Taxes:
$10.00
Shipping Fee: $30.76
Grand Total: $140.75
Approximate Total in Canadian Dollars*: $157.97

 

 

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Originally Posted by ebrian View Post

 

I don't like the idea of paying more for something when everyone else was able to pay less.  That's just by principle.  I don't accept that.  Currently I'm trying to find someone who happening to be traveling north of the border to Toronto so they can just bring them to me.  I'll ship it to them.. if I find someone.  Btw thanks for the clarification about the glasses situation.

 

 

Well, head-fi must be a painful place for you then!

post #21789 of 32862
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I just checked out Sonic:

 

 

 

Well, head-fi must be a painful place for you then!


Indeed it is!  Very painful!

 

Strange.. I guess you live further out than I do.  It came out to $140 CAD for me.

post #21790 of 32862
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Originally Posted by ebrian View Post
 


A couple things holding me back from Mikros 90:

 

1.  Living in Canada just means I have to jump through hoops to get proper value.  I have a pretty small budget -- Mikros even at the lowest reported price would be the most I've ever paid for a headphone.  But paying the prices we have here for them, or finding a way to buy them in the US and shipping will still push it well above what everyone else is paying for it.. and that just feels wrong to me regardless of whether or not they are worth it. 

2.  I think someone said it was impossible to wear glasses with the Mikros 90.  I have enough trouble keeping my S400's on with glasses for more than an hour, and I've already changed the pads.

 

Also.. I refuse to succumb to the peer pressure!!

^ It's not even peer pressure no mo's, IT'S PURE UNADULTERATED PANDEMONIUM HYPE SPAZZ HAILSTORM!!! :deadhorse:Give in move ova' or get beaten down boi!!! :tongue:

 

 

 

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Originally Posted by waynes world View Post
 

 

Yes. They are selling for $79 on amazon.com right now. Getting them shipped from a U.S. friend to Canada will cost $35 (the box is fairly large). Total is $114US. Then the paypal exchange gods will get you, so you will be paying around $130CN for them. Even though it's a lot more than our U.S. counterparts, it sure is a lot less than when they were new ($300).

 

Regarding glasses, Lorspeaker says it's all good:

http://www.head-fi.org/t/633514/martin-logan-mikros-90-on-ear-headphones/930#post_10244447

^ You can always just wear you glasses on top of the pads for portables since the cups/pads are so small no??? Then you don't have to worry about glasses breaking the seal or clamped between the pads and your ears which hurts like a mofo. :triportsad:

 

 

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Like I said... gimmee!  :evil:

 

Seriously, I have my doubts how well it will work with the T50RP's, but we'll see... someday...

^ Hmmm why would you say that??? I have a great feeling those modded T50RPs will gel amazingly with the Vali and my cheapo dacs. haha

 

 

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Originally Posted by MrEleventy View Post

On Shipping to Canadia; You can wait forever (2-3 weeks) via First Class? First Class is $15... biggrin.gif Cuts shipping in half. I dunno about the exchange thing. Send cash?

E: Amazon has a used set via AWD(amazon warehouse deal) for $72.... tempting.

^ ehhh you rather buy a use set for $72 instead of a new set for only like $7 more straight from amazon??? :blink:  I am a cheap bastard myself but HUH??? Don't see the logic in that. LoL

 

C'mon Mr.E get with the program. But i do see the Asian logic in that though cuz schiit $7 can get me a Chinese lunch buffet or Roundtables pizza buffet (i gots love for white folks as well)!!! haha :tongue:

post #21791 of 32862
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Originally Posted by ericp10 View Post

Oh well, as great as they are, sold my DN-1000 to a co-worker today. They weren't getting enough listening time next to the H3. I'll probably get the DN-2000 if there is significant upgrade in the sound though (the DN-1K are great though). Plus, I'm happy with the DN-900, AX-35, and AX-30. And the TE-05 and V should be in the mail room, so we'll see how some of these neutral do me. 



 



With the DN-1000 gone, the JVC 850 and/or P7 are on the radar, but more than like the JVC. I can't see the P7 out performing the HP50, although I love the B&W brand.


 



What will I be missing if I opted for the DN-900 instead of the DN-1k? I am interested in a BA/Dynamic hybrid but limit my budget $150. I'm also considering the Sony H1. Thanks.
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^ ehhh you rather buy a use set for $72 instead of a new set for only like $7 more straight from amazon??? blink.gif   I am a cheap bastard myself but HUH??? Don't see the logic in that. LoL

C'mon Mr.E get with the program. But i do see the Asian logic in that though cuz schiit $7 can get me a Chinese lunch buffet or Roundtables pizza buffet (i gots love for white folks as well)!!! haha tongue.gif
Depending on condition it's listed as.... sometimes it's brand funky new. Just the package is damaged so they can't sell as new. I am a pro at this cheap-game. My imgur was proof! wink.gif They charged me and haven't canceled yet....... lol

Besides, if it looks really bad off, I just send it back w/ a complaint that it wasn't as advertised w/ no loss to me. biggrin.gif
Edited by MrEleventy - 2/13/14 at 10:27am
post #21793 of 32862
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Originally Posted by ericp10 View Post
 

 

With the DN-1000 gone, the JVC 850 and/or P7 are on the radar, but more than like the JVC. I can't see the P7 out performing the HP50, although I love the B&W brand.

 

2/20/14 ETA on the JVC's. 7 more days :happy_face1:

post #21794 of 32862

MTX dual dynamic drivers for $40 after rebate and coupon code EMCPHWG76. I might pick these up to try.

 

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16826420006

post #21795 of 32862
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Originally Posted by MrEleventy View Post


Depending on condition it's listed as.... sometimes it's brand funky new. Just the package is damaged so they can't sell as new. I am a pro at this cheap-game. My imgur was proof! wink.gif They charged me and haven't canceled yet....... lol

Besides, if it looks really bad off, I just send it back w/ a complaint that it wasn't as advertised w/ no loss to me. biggrin.gif


^Welp it all depends, cuz its really luck of the draw. Bought a supposed stated "new" set from an 3rd party seller on amazon, but i think the order was fulfilled by amazon though and those mofos sent me a used set with the box all old lookin' but that god the cans were in great shape. Called them put and got a $25 store credit instead of returning them which is a pain in the arse to do cuz have waited like more than one week for them due to slow @ss shipping. A total of $63 for my Logans now that's what you call slick. :bigsmile_face:

 

Oh any good news on the Sennie front??? :wink_face:

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