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Originally Posted by sfwalcer View Post

^ LoL is that your 2nd brand spanking new set still in plastic wrap???!!! eek.gif

Damn right!

And they are under the watchful protection of God, the martins brother, and his new friend, the ath-re700s!

And these also came in today!



And it doesn't fit for my two headphones....

Great. smily_headphones1.gif
Edited by vlenbo - 2/14/14 at 3:17pm
post #1487 of 6488
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Originally Posted by cn11 View Post
 

 And I expected them to be finicky with pad position on the ear, but sheesh, that's an understatement! The slightest movement creates a quantum shift in sound location and tone!!! 

If you cut (increase the circumference) the foam inside the pads you can decrease the quantum shift area.  I've been thinking of doing this...but I'm too lazy...and after a week or two I found where the sweet spot is so I can put them on correctly at first try.   But yeah, quantum shift is just about right.

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Originally Posted by vlenbo View Post


Damn right!

And they are under the watchful protection of God, the martins brother, and his new friend, the ath-re700s!

And these also came in today!



And it doesn't fit for my two headphones....

Great. smily_headphones1.gif

^ LoL that should be a given that they don't fit, cuz it was mentioned you have to sand/ machine them down a bit. :triportsad:

 

Congrats on the 2nd Logans meng!!! .................... i hope to get my 2nd set........... soon. :ph34r:

 

Here are pics of the cables for funzies. :)

 

 

... and THEY ALL FIT!!! Just to rub it in. :p 


Edited by sfwalcer - 2/14/14 at 3:33pm
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Originally Posted by sfwalcer View Post
 

^ Ooops typo i meant "night" why of course. :wink_face: Though the typo makes sense as well. haha :ph34r:

 

 

^ You sure you weren't............................ check reply quote above. ;)

 

 

 

^ My exact sentiments on the sub bass front, like i said in my initial impression there is good extension/ depth BUT there is very little texture/ fullness in the sub bass regions. With the beats cable this is improved slightly but not really THAT much. They have good reach but not great in the visceral sense that great quality audiophile bass iems/ cans can give you like the JVC FXZ200s, ATH WS99, ATH CKS1000s, etc etc etc.

 

 

 

^ yeppp 100% agreed as well, if these Logan had the bass texture and sub bass extension of the VSonic VSD1s OH MY GAWD!!! ENDGAME nuff said. Let's just say i am so happy with my VSD1s that i traded away my gr07 BEs with no regrets WHATSOEVER!!!

 

So yes, VSonic is a master in bass depth extension and texture like no other i have heard before for such a low price. That's why i am a big fan of their iems even though it takes them literally forever to release stuff. LoL

 

Haha, yeah, I wasn't sure if you meant it or not. It was late so i was at least on a deprivation high. Had to catch myself a few times before I slammed my face into the desk. 

 

Anyway, the sub bass could be better, but it's not really an overall detriment to the headphones IMO. I just bought the CAL 2 for that purpose and it should be here tuesday. And I'll just send it back if I don't like it. Also,  my other stuff should be here next week and I'm guessing that et-4 cable that ptaburd is sending should end its trip across America in the next two weeks taking the stop at predatorz's place into account. So, I should be able to see the 90's full range soon. 

 

And, for me, I think that the 90s get somewhat close to the VSD1s's bass, but only when a song calls for it. Sub bass still lacks for it though. The Havi B3 actually has the best sub bass out of all 3 IMO. The VSD1S does have great bass texture, but I think that the 90 separates the bass notes better. Depth on the bass is awesome as well. Really, my only faults with the VSD1S bass is that due to the lack of soundstage in comparison to the B3 and 90, it can sound really congested when listening too some songs and it how the sub bass is portrayed. I can really feel it in my head but it doesn't seem to extend downward as much in comparison to the 90 and B3. I do have to give Vsonic a ton of credit though. They were able to make the mids quite clear for the amount of bass added. 

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These are now officially the best closed cans I've owned (or heard). I don't listen to bass heavy stuff, or any mainstream music (at least not American). Pretty much just a bunch of J-Rock. I May put on some Lupe Fiasco , Bruno Mars, or Ne-Yo from time to time, but that's not too often.

These respond SO WELL to EQ it's crazy. I've eq'd these to my liking (recessed the mids a bit, the upper mids to lower treble moderately, slightly tone down the bass). No sibilance or noticeable distortion.

If you can find it go listen to these two tracks for some music goodness:
Won't You Stay By FLOW
and The Beginning by One OK ROCK
perhaps Hi Mandaisaku by UVERworld

I know the first one is on iTunes and Amazon. Not sure about the others.
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They have good reach but not great in the visceral sense that great quality audiophile bass iems/ cans can give you like the JVC FXZ200s, ATH WS99, ATH CKS1000s, etc etc etc.

 

 

Oh, and I actually do want to eventually try out one of the higher end bass headphones to see how they sound. But, for right now, the CAL 2 should suffice. 

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HERE!  HERE!  I am not the only Mikros 90 nutcase, then!:beerchug:

 

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These are now officially the best closed cans I've owned (or heard). 
post #1493 of 6488
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Originally Posted by Trunks159 View Post

These are now officially the best closed cans I've owned (or heard). I don't listen to bass heavy stuff, or any mainstream music (at least not American). Pretty much just a bunch of J-Rock. I May put on some Lupe Fiasco , Bruno Mars, or Ne-Yo from time to time, but that's not too often.

These respond SO WELL to EQ it's crazy. I've eq'd these to my liking (recessed the mids a bit, the upper mids to lower treble moderately, slightly tone down the bass). No sibilance or noticeable distortion.

If you can find it go listen to these two tracks for some music goodness:
Won't You Stay By FLOW
and The Beginning by One OK ROCK
perhaps Hi Mandaisaku by UVERworld

I know the first one is on iTunes and Amazon. Not sure about the others.

 

Yeah, these seem to very flexible in how they handle external forces. I imagine this is every tube amp fan's dream can. Pataburd seems to be enjoying rolling amps with them a lot. 

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Originally Posted by FajroMangxanto View Post

 

Have you heard something like from the VSD1 series? The bass has fair amount more impact/loudness to it, but it lacks the quality or extension. It's like a higher quality of head banging bass from Beats headphones/IEMs with almost not sub bass. It's literally all in head, but it's, again, loud and impactful. I still think that the 90s get close enough to that level when the song calls for, plus adds more extension and layering. It also doesn't muddy the rest of the spectrum. 

 

Now, i admit that there are probably much better headphones than the VSD1 series that can retain a lot more quality, but we're still in the sub $100 territory. And, again, I'm pretty interested in the CAL 2 at only $130 since it's said to have both quality and quantity, though it might still be a bit too bassy at times and a maybe a bit loose as well. Really, I just don't want a headphone that colors everything. 

The Mikros 90 have AMPLE sub-bass.  I have heard them get low enough--and stay clean enough--to make it seem like the ground was shaking beneath me.


Edited by pataburd - 2/14/14 at 9:31pm
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The Mikros 90 have AMPLE sub-bass.  I have heard them get low enough--and stay clean enough--to make it seem like the ground was shaking beneath m

 

+1

post #1496 of 6488
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Originally Posted by Grayson73 View Post
 

Try listening to Dark Horse by Katy Perry.  Compared to my other headphones, it doesn't reach as low.  Maybe it's missing sub-bass?

Are we talking Mikros 90, here?  Then surely you jest.

post #1497 of 6488
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Originally Posted by FajroMangxanto View Post
 

 

Haha, yeah, I wasn't sure if you meant it or not. It was late so i was at least on a deprivation high. Had to catch myself a few times before I slammed my face into the desk. 

 

Anyway, the sub bass could be better, but it's not really an overall detriment to the headphones IMO. I just bought the CAL 2 for that purpose and it should be here tuesday. And I'll just send it back if I don't like it. Also,  my other stuff should be here next week and I'm guessing that et-4 cable that ptaburd is sending should end its trip across America in the next two weeks taking the stop at predatorz's place into account. So, I should be able to see the 90's full range soon. 

 

And, for me, I think that the 90s get somewhat close to the VSD1s's bass, but only when a song calls for it. Sub bass still lacks for it though. The Havi B3 actually has the best sub bass out of all 3 IMO. The VSD1S does have great bass texture, but I think that the 90 separates the bass notes better. Depth on the bass is awesome as well. Really, my only faults with the VSD1S bass is that due to the lack of soundstage in comparison to the B3 and 90, it can sound really congested when listening too some songs and it how the sub bass is portrayed. I can really feel it in my head but it doesn't seem to extend downward as much in comparison to the 90 and B3. I do have to give Vsonic a ton of credit though. They were able to make the mids quite clear for the amount of bass added. 

^ yeah it is good to have a variety of options for specifically genre needs............... but these Logans are pretty damn versatile already and i am happy with pretty much everything i listen with them even hip hop, maybe esp. hip hop cuz they really present it in a nuanced way.

 

Those CAL 2s should be pretty damn good, think it has a biocellulose diaphragm just like the VSonic gr07s cuz that would interesting to see how theu compare performance wise.

 

Congrats btw on dem CALs!!! :beerchug:

 

Hmmm did you get the "Pro" version of that Havi B3s??? Cuz it seems to be as elusive as the Loch Ness Monster tbh. LoL i do wonder if they are REALLY that good sounding or that bhazard is just blowing hot air. haha :rolleyes: 

 

 

 

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Originally Posted by Trunks159 View Post

These are now officially the best closed cans I've owned (or heard). I don't listen to bass heavy stuff, or any mainstream music (at least not American). Pretty much just a bunch of J-Rock. I May put on some Lupe Fiasco , Bruno Mars, or Ne-Yo from time to time, but that's not too often.

These respond SO WELL to EQ it's crazy. I've eq'd these to my liking (recessed the mids a bit, the upper mids to lower treble moderately, slightly tone down the bass). No sibilance or noticeable distortion.

If you can find it go listen to these two tracks for some music goodness:
Won't You Stay By FLOW
and The Beginning by One OK ROCK
perhaps Hi Mandaisaku by UVERworld

I know the first one is on iTunes and Amazon. Not sure about the others.

^ Congrats!!! I guess.............. :triportsad:

 

 

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Originally Posted by FajroMangxanto View Post
 

 

Oh, and I actually do want to eventually try out one of the higher end bass headphones to see how they sound. But, for right now, the CAL 2 should suffice. 

FOR THE LOVE OF GOD DO NOT AND I MEAN DO NOT GET THE JVC FXZ200s!!! Worst sounding/ under performing hyped gear of late hands down. For me they sound like they are worth $75 MAX sonically. LoL

 

 

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HERE!  HERE!  I am not the only Mikros 90 nutcase, then!:beerchug:

^ Nah its just you and all you only. :tongue:

post #1498 of 6488
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Originally Posted by pataburd View Post
 

The Mikros 90 have AMPLE sub-bass.  I have heard them get low enough--and stay clean enough--to make it seem like the ground was shaking beneath m

 

I definitely agree that the sub bass extension is great along the y axis. I just think that reverberation type bass that a woofer gives is lacking. But, then again, yeah, I am comparing it to the bass oriented VSD1S and the B3 has a fairly significant sub bass emphasis. Who knows, though? That's why I can't wait until next week until I get all my goodies and really put this baby through its paces. You've definitely been able to experiment more than me. 

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UPOCC silver cable from Ted's Headfood coming NEXT WEEK!

Ohhhhh, Baby!!!

Might have a copper one made, too, following impressions of the Ag.

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Originally Posted by pataburd View Post
 

Are we talking Mikros 90, here?  Then surely you jest.

 

I looked at the headphones he lists in his signature...and most are known for their bass.   I have not heard any of the models he owns (except for the GR07, which has about the same amount as the 90s), so perhaps the Mikros indeed does not go as low as his other headphones.  That does not mean that the 90s do not have excellent sub-bass.  

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