Had an enjoyable listen with the Mikros 90 cabled with the FiiO RC MH1 last night. Up until midnight again!!!
That added tincture of midbass presence seems to have settled down and sounds better integrated with the rest of the bass response, providing appreciable depth and articulation [atop the added midbass presence]. I did swap my driver tube to the Raytheon 6SN7GTB (tall bottle/gray plates), so that may have had something to do with it as well. Absolute treble and bass extension still go to the ET-4, though.
Steve Miller Band's "Threshold" came across with nice push and added drive. Subtle, but "there".
Hiroshima, from their Go album: Barbara Long's vocals on "Even Then" and "Why Can't I Love You" were simply delicious and incredibly transparent. Background vocals were emerging from a HUGE soundstage that was not only large but naturally proportioned and laid out in organic 3-D space--believable.
Different cable + different driver tube = "Different" Mikros 90. MAN, THESE HEADPHONES ARE INCREDIBLE!!!!
Best Audiophile purchase I have ever made--I'm with mochill on this one.
Edited by pataburd - 2/14/14 at 9:36am