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post #1231 of 5010
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Originally Posted by jant71 View Post
 

^Will take some burn-in and time for the learning curve for the proper fit. I don't think I'm really ready to comment on their sound much yet except that they are great cans. Fit into the CD666 "reference" slot like I thought they would. Clamp is quite stable and fine for me even with glasses. Not any long term comfort issues yet as I go back and forth between the Sony and Mikros comparing them. 

 

Damn UPC is gonna be a bitch to peel off for my rebate. Where's the hairdryer?:tongue: Glad I don't have to cut that box

It's like riding a bike.

 

No matter how I seal the headphones, they do not give me MACHO BASS!!

 

But they do give me enough to be satisfied. (Though the re700s up them on that one)

 

where's your vocabulary today jant?!

 

Great? hah! that's most of the good cans! :rolleyes: 


Edited by vlenbo - 2/11/14 at 4:19pm
post #1232 of 5010
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Originally Posted by Ishcabible View Post

I'm getting plenty of bass (more than the W1000X) but the midrange sounds weird to me.

 

 

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Originally Posted by Ishcabible View Post

The mids sound kind of metallic, which I've never heard in a headphone before.

 

In direct comparison to some other headphones, the Mikros 90's midrange can sound a bit thin and threadbare. You have to "de-program" yourself from the sound of other cans and get into what the Mikros does. In time you will be going "WOW!"

post #1233 of 5010
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Originally Posted by Beagle View Post
 

 

 

 

In direct comparison to some other headphones, the Mikros 90's midrange can sound a bit thin and threadbare. You have to "de-program" yourself from the sound of other cans and get into what the Mikros does. In time you will be going "WOW!"

+1

 

But I was right!! It did sound a bit thin to me, I thought I was crazy.

 

But after listening to them for a while, that doesn't bother me.

 

The re700, I will still say, are slightly more thicker. :p

post #1234 of 5010
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Originally Posted by RAZRr1275 View Post
 

What do you think of the HE-6 vs the Mikros? What sonic differences are you finding?

 

i had the HE6 for 6 months n i struggled to find a sweet spot until i slapped on the AD2000 microsuede pads...then the intimacy came...with a big soundscape.

I find myself captivated for once by the grandiose deep into the night floating on golddustedplates.

Then the right connector had to die on me, now i am left wondering whats the next best thing to do...go for a copper cable..which i think will add to the intimacy?

So its a WIP (workinprogress) to scale this mountain further. This is a crazy hobby, no logic to it..if there is, i would have killed it like PapaMikros :P

:rolleyes:

 

(To be honest, i love CLOED CANs...pro900..dt770/600..D7k...captivates me to no end...that private ambience..oooo)

And i dun like to pit a CLOSED CAN TO AN OPEN CAN...Or to intimidate a $1000can with a $90can:tongue:

 

 

But this Molehilmarvel of a can...

The Mikro$90... is like a cross between a T1(spacious halogenic clarity) + LCD2( textured honeyed impactfulness) 

and the best part is it works remarkably well on simple sansa/ipads stuff,

i felt guilty savoring a bigbig orchestra in full swing with my MacBreakfast,

the world oblivious to my enjoyment.;)

 

 

I am listening to READY FOR LOVE by KELLY SWEET now...

her voice, intense, densely refined..intimate, soaring..

 

let me try to get another for 70? :P

:beerchug:

post #1235 of 5010
Midrange sounds thick to me. Who knows?!
post #1236 of 5010
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Originally Posted by Trunks159 View Post

Midrange sounds thick to me. Who knows?!

 

I think everyone should swap out the stock cable...?

when i added the ultrasone extention cable, it full out the sound,

now with the Vmoda, its similar but airier, n cleaner..

do some experiment with other cables..should yield good returns.

 

==================================

 

...anyone has a EsW9?

can u try out the pads on the Mikros,

how does that affect the sound? 

lambskin is befitting to this can :) 


Edited by Lorspeaker - 2/11/14 at 5:24pm
post #1237 of 5010
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Originally Posted by vlenbo View Post
 

It's like riding a bike.

 

No matter how I seal the headphones, they do not give me MACHO BASS!!

 

But they do give me enough to be satisfied. (Though the re700s up them on that one)

 

where's your vocabulary today jant?!

 

Great? hah! that's most of the good cans! :rolleyes: 


Well best to let them run in at least a little. I heard them as needing a bit of tightening and opening up. I hear them doing just that since my last listen. Easy to compare against My CD666 w/HD497 pads as they are nearly the same sound but the Sony being thinner and more airy and slightly colder which made them seem slightly cleaner.

 

To be honest so far it is like not really having a new can, so no real new toy syndrome. Cooler if it was like you with the RE700 and Mikros which are more different. I guess I don't sound that hype-ful or excited due to that.

 

At least I can say for sure, that those thinking about pairing the Mikros with the C5 should do it cause the CD666/C5 was epic so the Mikros 90/C5 should be the same.  

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QUESTION|

I dun play computer games...just curious,
Would this Mikros be an excellent can for such?
Given its soundstage, clarity, bass texture n slamm ..if u hav a slam cable tongue.gif

post #1239 of 5010
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Originally Posted by Lorspeaker View Post
 


QUESTION|

I dun play computer games...just curious,
Would this Mikros be an excellent can for such?
Given its soundstage, clarity, bass texture n slamm ..if u hav a slam cable tongue.gif

While I haven't truly tested the mikro's gaming capabilities...

 

The re700's and mikros have identical sound stage and imagery.

 

I could hear pretty well the directional positioning and imagery in the games I played with the re700s.

 

The mikros should easily eat sound positioning, staging in gaming for breakfast!


Edited by vlenbo - 2/11/14 at 5:36pm
post #1240 of 5010
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Originally Posted by jant71 View Post
 

 I don't think I'm really ready to comment on their sound much yet except that they ae great cans.

:beerchug:

 

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Originally Posted by jant71 View Post

Clamp is quite stable and fine for me even with glasses. Not any long term comfort issues yet as I go back and forth between the Sony and Mikros comparing them.

 

I had to bend and stretch the headband and now I have a very comfortable fit.

post #1241 of 5010
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Originally Posted by Beagle View Post
 

You have to "de-program" yourself from the sound of other cans and get into what the Mikros does.

 

Resistance is futile...

 

post #1242 of 5010
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Originally Posted by Trunks159 View Post

Midrange sounds thick to me. Who knows?!

Oh, I never said I thought the midrange is thin, it has good weight, but the upper mids are even weirder than the K550's/K701's to me.
post #1243 of 5010
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Originally Posted by Ishcabible View Post


Oh, I never said I thought the midrange is thin, it has good weight, but the upper mids are even weirder than the K550's/K701's to me.

 

oooo...i sold  k550 ,k702 n Q701  becos of that weird upper mids :P

 

i didnt hear that on my Mikros though..as in now.

though i must say on my first day, the Mikros sounded sharp shrill..

i let it cook for a day. 

post #1244 of 5010
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Originally Posted by Lorspeaker View Post
 

 

oooo...i sold  k550 ,k702 n Q701  becos of that weird upper mids :P

 

i didnt hear that on my Mikros though..as in now.

though i must say on my first day, the Mikros sounded sharp shrill..

i let it cook for a day. 

Hm. I guess I'm still that weird guy who didn't find a problem with the K702s upper mids/treble

post #1245 of 5010
...so my pair had some really bad driver flex and I tried removing the pad to check out the driver and the pad ripped...I'm off to a bad start with these, which is a shame. I do like them more than the W1000X, but that doesn't say much because they lasted only a few hours before me listing them.
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