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.
Edited by pataburd - 2/14/14 at 9:27pm