Just tried out the Mikros 90 last night. Immediately switched the cable to the Pipeline ET-4--much better than the stock cable. Listened through modified SONY BDP-S780 via Linn Intek headphone out using the Dakiom F-203.
Really nice first impressions: highs are extended and even; mids are clear, rich, tonally complex and energetic; bass is tight, deep and well-balanced. (There might be a hint--at least initially--of lower midrange/upper bass leanness, but it didn't bother me, especially because the mids overall were delightful.) Sweeter, better balanced and more involving than the HFI-780 that I also had on hand. Sarah Vaughn was enchanting! : )
Soundstage is not awfully big, but it is well apportioned, with excellent separation and nice dimensionality. All-in-all a very enjoyable and ultimately musical time with the MLs. Well worth the (discounted) price through NewEgg.
Will listen to a bit more later. These are not through the 20-30-hour break-in yet.
Edited by pataburd - 12/3/13 at 3:11pm