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post #1051 of 5012
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Originally Posted by hillbilly559 View Post
 

Yeah, I read that post and stretched them to fit my large noggin

That helped lots, but they still move quite a bit when I walk around

I'll see how the bigger pads help when they get here

If they still move about, I'll try to remove the stock headband and put on a Beyerdynamic band?


The main reason I like my Amperiors, the double headband really keeps them stable when I'm moving around at work, they don't isolate as good as the ML's or reach as deep in the bass, but still great sounding cans, and its so noisy where I work, that true reference listening is best left for me at home. Keep us posted on how you work out the fit issues, glad to see you like them, like so many others now days. The Mikros 90's are just to good to keep secret for to long, glad to see I wasn't crazy loving how these sound.


Edited by PredatorZ - 2/8/14 at 7:15pm
post #1052 of 5012
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Originally Posted by hillbilly559 View Post

Yeah, I read that post and stretched them to fit my large noggin
That helped lots, but they still move quite a bit when I walk around
I'll see how the bigger pads help when they get here
If they still move about, I'll try to remove the stock headband and put on a Beyerdynamic band?

Just realized u ordered a size that s 3 inches....guessed u measured the cups?
Where's the link to the pads u bought..I am curious how these will fit tongue.gif


If u managed to take out the Mikros headband ..the beyer bands should fit. biggrin.gif


Worst case scenario...just buy a refurb Sansa clip zip for 19bucks on amazon..load with lossless...
And u are good to go in a gym on the stock earbuds, sounds quite good to my ears.
I just gotten one.
post #1053 of 5012
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Originally Posted by Lorspeaker View Post

Worst case scenario...just buy a refurb Sansa clip zip for 19bucks on amazon..load with lossless...
And u are good to go in a gym on the stock earbuds, sounds quite good to my ears.
I just gotten one.

 

+1. If never found head-fi, I coulda/woulda been more than happy with only my clip zip. As it is though, I still use it all of the time. Great little gizmo (especially when rockboxed - can then use 64G cards).

post #1054 of 5012
Confession...wat the heaven is rock box? It's a software?
Sonically any improvement?
post #1055 of 5012
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Originally Posted by Lorspeaker View Post

Confession...wat the heaven is rock box? It's a software?
Sonically any improvement?


^ http://www.rockbox.org/

 

Supposedly and can add more EQ/ customization etc, etc, etc into you iPods, sansa clips, etc.

post #1056 of 5012
Got one smily_headphones1.gif
post #1057 of 5012
I still use and love my QB2s, they're actually my main IEMs until I get the special edition which is on my way. Underrated, people need to use Meelec aTriflanges with it.

I just want to make that clear, the rest of the post is basically blank to me
post #1058 of 5012

I use ATH-ESW-11LTD and Mikros 90 during working hour, and ATH-W1000 in my bed room.

 

 

I test 11LTD and 90 back and forth using X3 DAP. Conclusions from my old ears are

  1. I like sound stage of Mikros
  2. I can hear more details in high frequency from Mikros (this really annoy me too much, why on earth that 90$ phone blow my 700$ phone away)
  3. Mikros has a better tonal balance for my taste but some time I also want more fun feeling that I can get from 11LTD
  4. Female vocal seem to be more pleasure on Mikros. 11LTD also do good job, but high note from female vocal on 11LTD make me not so comfortable
  5. Only week point on Mikros is bass. Don't get me wrong, I'm 51 and not bass head. I listen to vocal, jazz and some classical. When I talk about bass, I mean double bass from standard jazz or bass from contemporary jazz such as four play, Grover Washington, etc

 

I will try Mikros with some better player such as AK120 or HM901. If it make Mikros better in low frequency area, I will buy another one as spare.

post #1059 of 5012
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Originally Posted by mikroski View Post
 

I use ATH-ESW-11LTD and Mikros 90 during working hour, and ATH-W1000 in my bed room.

 

 

I test 11LTD and 90 back and forth using X3 DAP. Conclusions from my old ears are

  1. I like sound stage of Mikros
  2. I can hear more details in high frequency from Mikros (this really annoy me too much, why on earth that 90$ phone blow my 700$ phone away)
  3. Mikros has a better tonal balance for my taste but some time I also want more fun feeling that I can get from 11LTD
  4. Female vocal seem to be more pleasure on Mikros. 11LTD also do good job, but high note from female vocal on 11LTD make me not so comfortable
  5. Only week point on Mikros is bass. Don't get me wrong, I'm 51 and not bass head. I listen to vocal, jazz and some classical. When I talk about bass, I mean double bass from standard jazz or bass from contemporary jazz such as four play, Grover Washington, etc

 

I will try Mikros with some better player such as AK120 or HM901. If it make Mikros better in low frequency area, I will buy another one as spare.

those woods are beautiful :)

 

The bass on my Mikros has more body when i plugged in an Ultrasone extention cable that i had in my drawer...

so i reckon a suitable cable change would solve that. 

 

 

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Originally Posted by sfwalcer View Post
 


^ http://www.rockbox.org/

 

Supposedly and can add more EQ/ customization etc, etc, etc into you iPods, sansa clips, etc.

ooo....i taken a peek at that site...too complex for me, blush. i 'll be content with wats original. 

( trying to upgrads hisoundaudio firmware had driven me nuts...hehe)

 

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post #1060 of 5012
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Originally Posted by mikroski View Post
 

I use ATH-ESW-11LTD and Mikros 90 during working hour, and ATH-W1000 in my bed room.

 

 

I test 11LTD and 90 back and forth using X3 DAP. Conclusions from my old ears are

  1. I like sound stage of Mikros
  2. I can hear more details in high frequency from Mikros (this really annoy me too much, why on earth that 90$ phone blow my 700$ phone away)
  3. Mikros has a better tonal balance for my taste but some time I also want more fun feeling that I can get from 11LTD
  4. Female vocal seem to be more pleasure on Mikros. 11LTD also do good job, but high note from female vocal on 11LTD make me not so comfortable
  5. Only week point on Mikros is bass. Don't get me wrong, I'm 51 and not bass head. I listen to vocal, jazz and some classical. When I talk about bass, I mean double bass from standard jazz or bass from contemporary jazz such as four play, Grover Washington, etc

 

I will try Mikros with some better player such as AK120 or HM901. If it make Mikros better in low frequency area, I will buy another one as spare.

 

 

About the bass...I don't think this is a weakness of the Mikros.  It seems you would prefer a little more bass (or perhaps a different presentation).   IMO, the bass produced by the Mikros is one of its strengths.

 

The Mikros 90's bass is more like the bass of the T1, H800 and T5p (cans I currently own), than the bass of the HD650, the Ultrasone HFI-780 and the Momentum (can's I owned and sold).   

 

I could say that one of weak points of the HD650 is the bass (all mid-bass  and not sub-bass), but some people are in love with the HD650 and the bass it produces, so I would rather just say that I did not like the 650's bass.

post #1061 of 5012
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Originally Posted by elvergun View Post
 

 

 

About the bass...I don't think this is a weakness of the Mikros.  It seems you would prefer a little more bass (or perhaps a different presentation).   IMO, the bass produced by the Mikros is one of its strengths.

 

The Mikros 90's bass is more like the bass of the T1, H800 and T5p (cans I currently own), than the bass of the HD650, the Ultrasone HFI-780 and the Momentum (can's I owned and sold).   

 

I could say that one of weak points of the HD650 is the bass (all mid-bass  and not sub-bass), but some people are in love with the HD650 and the bass it produces, so I would rather just say that I did not like the 650's bass.

I think that we have different preference or may be judge the same phones on different music genre.

 

I almost listen to female vocal and acoustic jazz. My main hobby is in two channels system for long time, but due to illness of my wife I have no chance to listen to my system anymore. So, let say that I'm very new to headphone world :):)

 

for example, my current two channels is in below picture

 

 


When I listen to standard jazz with my two channels system, I not only hear the low frequency of double bass but I can hear the details on string. For example, Spanish Harlem track that bass will go down to 2x Hz. and many people use this track for justify how good of system's for low frequency response.

 

But I never hear the double bass from Mikros go deep as it should be, neither from Monk, Coltrane, Bill Evan, Oscar Peterson, or let say all from my CDs collection. And that annoy me since, I think I know how the sound of double bass should be. From Mikros the low frequency quite roll off.

 

I cannot comment on other music genre, since I not listen to rock, heavy, hip hop, etc. And cannot comment Mikros performance for electrical bass, I do not listen much to judge it from my experience.

 

I have high appreciate for Mikros, and if you read through this thread you will see all my good comments about Mikros.

 

But I just share my opinion from my old ears that, the weak point of Mikros is in low frequency area.

post #1062 of 5012

tot i would own a pair of ML floorstanders ...one day...zzz

 

that two walls of your room is acting like a reverb tunnel..sending all the love from the low freq to your ears. :beerchug:

post #1063 of 5012
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Originally Posted by Lorspeaker View Post
 

tot i would own a pair of ML floorstanders ...one day...zzz

 

that two walls of your room is acting like a reverb tunnel..sending all the love from the low freq to your ears. :beerchug:


I just jump into this hobby for a few months, even I have ATH-W1000 for long time. Since my main system is Martin Logan, so I blind buy Mikros without hesitation. I live in Thailand and cannot audit before purchase it from amazon.

 

Hope that you will own this special Martin Logan in near future :beerchug:

post #1064 of 5012

hey bro, since u have both the esw11Ltd n mikros90....

do u think the AT pads can fit the Mikros?? 

and if so, how does it affect the sound or soundstage?

 

http://www.ebay.com/itm/Audio-technica-ear-pad-HP-ESW11-for-ATH-ESW11LTD-Freeshipping-/271176440766?pt=LH_DefaultDomain_0&hash=item3f23601bbe

post #1065 of 5012
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Originally Posted by elvergun View Post
 

Welcome to the club.   You won't regret it...and if you do, you are only down $59.

 

 

:beerchug:

Thanks! I don't think I will. I hadn't paid much attention to Mikros thread after the first few weeks then picked it up again in the last week or so. Turns out they seem to be much better than the first impressions and now they are cheaper to boot. $90 still seemed worth it but if you get to match the cheapest price too all the better.

 

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Originally Posted by sfwalcer View Post
 

^ I'll gladly buy them used from ya' for that price shipped. :)

 

So no risk whatsoever. :tongue_smile:

 

I got yo' back bro. :bigsmile_face:

Are you sure these are your signature mister troll sir? Think the Mikros is lush enough for you?:smile:

 

 

Anyhow since I doubt I'll carve up my Cardas since I use it on the HM9 and plenty of Aux-in use, I'll probably grab another separate cable for the Mikros and not switch out that much. Straight plug, non-mic that will fit. Anybody have a Nuforce Transient that can shed some light on the plug size and the SQ/ possible signature influence?


Edited by jant71 - 2/9/14 at 8:39am
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