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post #1516 of 6486
Quote:
Originally Posted by FajroMangxanto View Post
 

These 90s keep surprising the heck out of me. I decided to listen to some progressive rock tonight, which I try to avoid due to it being a big time sink, and the 90s portayed the music beautifully with sub bass to boot. Now, the bass wasn't basshead heavy, mainly due to progressive rock not being made to be that way in my experience. But, the bass that was there was tight and the interplay between the snare and the heavy bass notes, while simple, were, IMO, pretty darn breath taking; all just before leading into a more intricate pattern utilizing the entire kit. Not only that but there are these light bass notes that I can hear in the lower-back of my head that I can immediately feel jump down into my chest. And, the cymbals just sound oh so splashy. And, the way the recording is made has it where a lot of the time you'll hear the cymbals start in one ear and fade ever so slightly out the other. The clarity is insane.

 

The extension (?) at the end of some of the guitar notes also has a really nice in head feel to them as well. And, in Liberer Le Piano each strike of the piano can easily be felth throughout my head with the lower notes easily extending down to my chest. 

 

Anyway, the album I'm talking about is Breatherman by OCOCAI. 

 

Lastly, I listened to a couple of songs with solid bass guitar, and I have to say that the notes from the bass guitar can be felt a lot more than what comes from the woofer-like bass. I definitely feel the bass chord reach down to my chest. 

I have had mine for three months, listening on average about 2-4 hours a day, and they continue to surprise the heck out of me, too.

 

IMHO, [reiterating] the Mikros 90 are only limited by the upstream gear.  They are truly REFERENCE class headphones and will, I believe, keep up--in lock-step--with your best source(s) and amp(s).  

 

That is why I have a Burson amp on tap, as well as the EVS-modded Oppo BDP-105.  I have never had this much anticipation about the sheer potential in a set of headphones as I now have with the Mikros 90. They have already surpassed every other set of headphones I have owned or heard to date.  And I think they still have an appreciable amount of forward progress left in them.  

 

:smile_phones: 


Edited by pataburd - 2/14/14 at 9:27pm
post #1517 of 6486

The left arm of mine broke, which in turn broke the crossover for he right channel T_T 

Just shot an email to Martin Logan, hopefully they can replace it. I love it way too much to just get a return.

post #1518 of 6486
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Originally Posted by Endcode View Post
 

The left arm of mine broke, which in turn broke the crossover for he right channel T_T 

Just shot an email to Martin Logan, hopefully they can replace it. I love it way too much to just get a return.


^ LMAO. Nuff said.

.... didn't you just got these like couple of days ago???

post #1519 of 6486
Yeah man, turns out at the very top of the arm (inside the headband) is what seems like a very delicate mechanism. I also think my pair had a slight manufacturing defect on the upper left cuff, which allowed it to slide out past its designed limit. So when I was adjusting it, I think something fell out of place and then it died frown.gif if Martin logan doesn't replace it ill probably just return it to amazon and buy another one tbh.
post #1520 of 6486

Super bass mod coning soon...
post #1521 of 6486
Quote:
Originally Posted by Endcode View Post

Yeah man, turns out at the very top of the arm (inside the headband) is what seems like a very delicate mechanism. I also think my pair had a slight manufacturing defect on the upper left cuff, which allowed it to slide out past its designed limit. So when I was adjusting it, I think something fell out of place and then it died frown.gif if Martin logan doesn't replace it ill probably just return it to amazon and buy another one tbh.


^ Dood just contact amazon CS and get a replacement set. Forget about contacting Martin Logan. I am sure amazon will just tell you to print out a free return label and have you ship them back and they will ship you a new set???

 

i dunno that seems easier to me than to deal direct with Martin Logan. But who knows.....

 

Sucks to hear about this issue though, hope it is just an isolated freak accident. :  (

post #1522 of 6486
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Originally Posted by Maxx134 View Post


Super bass mod coning soon...


^ HYPED!!! BRING DAT HEAT MAX!!! :beerchug:

post #1523 of 6486
Quote:
Originally Posted by FajroMangxanto View Post

 

Honestly, Pataburd may be on to something. These 90s keep surprising the heck out of me. I decided to listen to some progressive rock tonight, which I try to avoid due to it being a big time sink, and the 90s portayed the music beautifully with sub bass to boot. Now, the bass wasn't basshead heavy, mainly due to progressive rock not being made to be that way in my experience. But, the bass that was there was tight and the interplay between the snare and the heavy bass notes, while simple, were, IMO, pretty darn breath taking; all just before leading into a more intricate pattern utilizing the entire kit. Not only that but there are these light bass notes that I can hear in the lower-back of my head that I can immediately feel jump down into my chest. And, the cymbals just sound oh so splashy. And, the way the recording is made has it where a lot of the time you'll hear the cymbals start in one ear and fade ever so slightly out the other. The clarity is insane.

 

The extension (?) at the end of some of the guitar notes also has a really nice in head feel to them as well. And, in Liberer Le Piano each strike of the piano can easily be felth throughout my head with the lower notes easily extending down to my chest. 

 

Anyway, the album I'm talking about is Breatherman by OCOCAI. 

 

Lastly, I listened to a couple of songs with solid bass guitar, and I have to say that the notes from the bass guitar can be felt a lot more than what comes from the woofer-like bass. I definitely feel the bass chord reach down to my chest. 

 

Dammit. Want my damned 90's!

 

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Originally Posted by sfwalcer View Post
 

^ Oh sweet i think those will pair wonderfully with these...........

Warning!!! DON'T SAY I DIDN'T WARN YA'!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! (Click to show)
Photo 5 of 5

.... cuz they will make those straps obsolete. : P

 

 

^ This one right here is the culprit for dat pic above. ;)

 

I truly wish that I could deny that.
post #1524 of 6486
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Originally Posted by nehcrow View Post

 

If there is any audible difference in cable, it's very subtle.

Tell my ears that.  [NOT LISTENING!]

post #1525 of 6486

So I finally got my hands on these.
They are brand new and not burned in they already sound sweet but a bit closed and not the largest sound but clarity and sweetness is there.

Let us proceed to the operating table:

Time to open them up...
Don't worry about the screws falling into driver magnetic field as these screws seem heavy and non magnetic.


Don't worry about the chrome center just keep it together with the driver side...

As you can see, I am on the right side driver.
This unit is totally sealed and so the cup does nothing for the unit!


We will be removing ONLY the small adhesive felt in the center.
This is the "bass port"..!!

Now carefully and slowly pry off with a tiny flat screwdriver...

Once off, it can be saved to reapply at a later time if needed.


I used my felt to secure the wire from vibration which may occur from the tremendous bass you will now perceive,
So let's close it back up!

Align the unit back together without the screws ,
And then apply one screw at a time.
If you don't have screws removed before placing driver, they will get in way to align unit.


OK so now there you have it.
A REAL BASS INCREASE to sound like a BIG CAN ..
Woohoo!
post #1526 of 6486
Quote:

Better than the M500! I owe a full review.
post #1527 of 6486
I should also point out that I did try pad swapping..
The esw9 lambskin was too loose and bass was similar but mids were more closed.
Esw10 pads which are even more expensive sounded more brighter and less bass..
So no go.
The best pads for me so far are stock..
post #1528 of 6486
Quote:
Originally Posted by Maxx134 View Post


So I finally got my hands on these.
They are brand new and not burned in they already sound sweet but a bit closed and not the largest sound but clarity and sweetness is there.

Let us proceed to the operating table:

Time to open them up...
Don't worry about the screws falling into driver magnetic field as these screws seem heavy and non magnetic.


Don't worry about the chrome center just keep it together with the driver side...

As you can see, I am on the right side driver.
This unit is totally sealed and so the cup does nothing for the unit!


We will be removing ONLY the small adhesive felt in the center.
This is the "bass port"..!!

Now carefully and slowly pry off with a tiny flat screwdriver...

Once off, it can be saved to reapply at a later time if needed.


I used my felt to secure the wire from vibration which may occur from the tremendous bass you will now perceive,
So let's close it back up!

Align the unit back together without the screws ,
And then apply one screw at a time.
If you don't have screws removed before placing driver, they will get in way to align unit.


OK so now there you have it.
A REAL BASS INCREASE to sound like a BIG CAN ..
Woohoo!

^

..... let us know how they improve with further burn in meng. We need some kooky moddster up in herrrrrrr!!! Great work as always, but maybe you should get another pair in stock form to compare notes. haha :floatsmile:

 

 

 

Quote:
Originally Posted by ericp10 View Post


Better than the M500! I owe a full review.

^ SENT THEM OVER ERICP, I'LL GLADLY REVIEW THEM REAL GUD!!! :veryevil: 

post #1529 of 6486
Quote:
Originally Posted by pataburd View Post
 

I have had mine for three months, listening on average about 2-4 hours a day, and they continue to surprise the heck out of me, too.

 

IMHO, [reiterating] the Mikros 90 are only limited by the upstream gear.  They are truly REFERENCE class headphones and will, I believe, keep up--in lock-step--with your best source(s) and amp(s).  

 

That is why I have a Burson amp on tap, as well as the EVS-modded Oppo BDP-105.  I have never had this much anticipation about the sheer potential in a set of headphones as I now have with the Mikros 90. They have already surpassed every other set of headphones I have owned or heard to date.  And I think they still have an appreciable amount of forward progress left in them.  

 

:smile_phones: 

 

 

Yeah, I mean I expected to hear the sound improve over time either due to actual burn in or brain burn in, but I was not expecting these things to change so much from song to song. The malleability of these is crazy. At this point based on what I've heard and what I've read here over the past couple years, especially the last 5 months,  I believe that a lot of people could get away with these plus a sub $250 amp with bass boost and be more than happy. I was actually somewhat tempted to get the C5 or CC BH, but I already spent the money on the 2Stepdance and kinda wanted a second set of cans for comparison's sake

 

Really, I think the big draw for me is that I really enjoy hearing the recordings as they are most likely meant to be. I mean, the instruments at the very least sound natural to me minus the effects that artists use. Anyway, I listen to so many genres of music (including country) that I'm appreciating the lack of coloration, even the consistent neutral type, more and more every day. 

 

Lastly, I can only imagine that things will increase when more power is added, because I've definitely heard how low these can go and how hard they can hit unamped. The recording just has to call for it, and when it does I'd say that it gets within about 80 or so % of what the VSD1S delivers with better sub bass for actual instruments. 

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Originally Posted by waynes world View Post
 

 

Dammit. Want my damned 90's!

 

 

 

Haha, yeah, I can't wait for you to get them. I'm curious to know how they sound out the CC BH. That was the original amp I was gonna get, but ultimately had my heart set on a Meier, which actually ended up costing me more than the $200 I didn't want to spend on the C5. 

post #1530 of 6486

Nice mod maxx!! It looks pretty good!

 

If only I wasn't a wuss...:ph34r:

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