Originally Posted by mikroski
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
- I like sound stage of Mikros
- 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)
- Mikros has a better tonal balance for my taste but some time I also want more fun feeling that I can get from 11LTD
- 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
- 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.
^ OH SCHIIT!!! HANGS WITH THOSE GODLY ATH ESW-11LTDs HYPED!!!
Great impressions meng, i might be able to hear a modded ATH that supposedly sound close to theose ESW-11LTDs in the near future. Can't wait!!!
Originally Posted by Lorspeaker
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.
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)
^ Let us see that GODLY cable!!!
Originally Posted by elvergun
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.
^ Not a "weakness" per se BUT the bass is not enough in quantity for people that really likes their bass BIG and FULL. The bass quantity and quality of these Logans is not the "conventional" type as you have hinted at ie: that of the HD650s, even the Philips Fidelio X1s but it is more mid bass centric than sub bass that is for sure. These got amazing clean fast punchy bass but just doesn't have that voluptuous/ fullness that most bass centric cans have.
You know even a semi-bass head such as myself i am pretty damn happy with the bass presentation/ quality of these Logans, but i was thinking last night when i was listening to them that if these Logans had that clean/ full/ and transparent qualities of the ATH WS99s, this lil' can would be truly unstoppable. Just imagine if these have more extension/ fullness/ texture in their sub bass also some added volume in their mid bass as well, MY GOD!!! G.G GAME OVA' ENDGAME FO' SHO!!!
There might be some crazy modder in the near future that can mod them to achieve this cuz they hype train is taking off on these so there is hope due to the growing fan base.
Originally Posted by jant71
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.
Are you sure these are your signature mister troll sir? Think the Mikros is lush enough for you?
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?
^ Yeah i probably wouldn't be THAT impressed with them if i had quick audition of them esp. in a noisy environment cuz all their nuances/ micro details might have lost. But in quiet night time setting lordy lord!!! That was when i realized how glorious these sounded and i am sure their lack of fullness in bass end was why they failed to impress many when they had briefly auditioned them.
Originally Posted by nehcrow
Pulled the trigger
Let's see how these stack up my HE-500's
^ GREAT another victim!!!
Originally Posted by mochill
Everyone go buy the fostex te-05 now!!!! I demand you😈😎
Meh you don't even have those TE-05 Frosties meng, dunno whatcha' be talkin' 'bout.
Originally Posted by geobrick
Newegg will have these for $68 today at 1:00PM pacific time but it requires a rebate to get it down to that price from $88. It's one of their shell shocker deals that will run from 1:00PM and 2:59.
I paid $130 in the initial discount of these headphones and found it to be a great deal. then it went to $99 and then less. I really don't need another set but if they were this price without the rebate, I'd consider it.
^ Yeppp same here, would LOVE to get another set of these new for that low price since the set i got was used, but that goodness was abused. Best $63 i have spent on audio PERIOD!!!
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Those Beyer DT-250s for $30 comes close @
Originally Posted by RAZRr1275
You guys are making my decision hard. I have some money to jump on the bandwagon with but I have to decide between this and a double helix cable for my HE-6 for a different sound sig and for use as a backup.
^ C'mon meng a cable??? LMAO
Like i be saying cable guys meng you just can't trust them. Too much snake oil with that 'ish. haha
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Plus you need to save up for dem cables you be rollin' on these Logans.