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post #1531 of 6488
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Originally Posted by vlenbo View Post
 

Nice mod maxx!! It looks pretty good!

 

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


^  Oh yeah....  v

 

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Don't be a wimp sf! 

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post #1532 of 6488

....

 

:tongue: I may just be lying to maxx and am secretly modding my current mikros.

 

Why do you think I had the extra pair unopened?! :veryevil:

 

Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)
BUUUUTTTTT
 
You got me! I guess now you have to humiliate me further by modding them yourself. :) 
post #1533 of 6488
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Originally Posted by vlenbo View Post
 

....

 

:tongue: I may just be lying to maxx and am secretly modding my current mikros.

 

Why do you think I had the extra pair unopened?! :veryevil:

 

" BUUUUTTTTT
 
You got me! I guess now you have to humiliate me further by modding them yourself. :) "

 

^ Not a chance for now, cuz i only have one set. Maybe when i get a 2nd one and after maxx reports back with some comparos with a stock set then yeah..... haha Sure would be tempting. :basshead:

post #1534 of 6488
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Originally Posted by pataburd View Post
 

More likely than not, the input plug barrel on the Pipeline will have to whittled down--to 6.5 mm--to fit the Mikros 90.  You might get lucky, like I did, but that seems to be the exception.

 

I think PredatorZ graciously offered to do the mod for anyone interested. 


It is in the works, soon some Pipelines will be coming my way, and Ill get them out asap.

:beerchug:

post #1535 of 6488

PM me if you want me to mod the barrel to fit the ML's, easiest way would be to send them to me with a prepaid return label included, then I would have zero hassle. I should be able to get them right back out the next day. Cheers !

post #1536 of 6488
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Originally Posted by Maxx134 View Post

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..

 

 

thanks Maxx for the pad notes...saved me a bundle$$, surprised that the esw9 is loose..and the esw10 should be loosER still right? 

 

How would u rate the quality of your bass after the felt-mod? hows the resonance.. is bass still tight , n textured..when it gets bigger?

post #1537 of 6488
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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: 


Chills up and down my spine.... Carlos Santana - The Greatest Guitar Classics Of All Time, holographic !

post #1538 of 6488

i just had a quick audition thru a series of Focal One, Classic, Pro..MU41, NAD Hp50, KEF500, 

the two that stood out were MU41, and KEF500...both v clean sounding n well extended with a roomy feel.

The 3 Focals dropped out really fast, there is this slight gritty-ringing-sheen across the frequencies...

If i had to pick one from the 3 Focals it would be the Prof..sounded most balanced...but i wont.

Nad50 was very one dimensional..left to right...not much depth, v evident vs the rest.

 

Betw MU41 n KEF500, on pure sonic quality i would pick KEF500...by a whisker./

but FITwise,, the MU41 wins.

 

Valuewise...i pick MIKROS90...Soundwise..i pick MIKROS...c

omfortwise...i pick MU41..if it can be found at 90bucks to 100bucks.

 

 

caveat:...just sharing quicknotes above...incase u are lookg at any one of them...off my humble ipad :P


Edited by Lorspeaker - 2/15/14 at 1:53am
post #1539 of 6488
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Originally Posted by Lorspeaker View Post
 

The next can that ML designs, should be an over-ear can

with an extra outer cellulose driver with a crossover for ...

chest thumping...balls wrecking subbbb subbbbbb basssss

 

As it is, this Mikros satisfy most/all of my music taste...

i actually use/tune a Pro900 for classicals..lolz.

But its dead now..sigh, so this Mikros is standing in very well indeed.

That sense of INNER SPACE, with CLARITY is effortless on this gem.

Bass : i can feel the quality of the hide on the cattledrums, how hard its been hit...

ok, i am exaggerating ...forgive me,

....actually i could see the brand of the skins they use. lolz.

 

I am saving some coins for the next Mikros...

what we want is a MAKROS..

i want ALL of my EAR to be bombarded by music !!

not just the tunnel...

MARTIN LOGAN DESIGNERs...u heard us????!!!!

 

 

ermmm...or something likethis..? :P

Serious Business !  +1

post #1540 of 6488
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Originally Posted by FajroMangxanto View Post
 

 

Forgot to say that the 3Dness is awesome as well. Drums all around, above, and beneath you. And, when I said the cymbal was oh so splashy I didn't mean uncontrolled but like a thousand fine, but noticeable, sparkles ever so swiftly cascading from the heavens. Lol

 

Anyway, I can't wait to get my other schiit and compare. 


After reading your post I started listening to the decay on cymbals, and I too, am hearing it fade to one side, as the sound wave diminishes. Cymbals can be so hard to make sound real, my ML's just do that and so much more so right. It's almost 3am, and I cant stop listening. The Z part of my Avitar, refers to the fact that I collect and restore old Datsuns / Nissans, I have an 81 280zx in my garage begging to have some tlc, but alas I will sleep in tomorrow, and do my best to get something done.

post #1541 of 6488
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Originally Posted by PredatorZ View Post
 


After reading your post I started listening to the decay on cymbals, and I too, am hearing it fade to one side, as the sound wave diminishes. Cymbals can be so hard to make sound real, my ML's just do that and so much more so right. It's almost 3am, and I cant stop listening. The Z part of my Avitar, refers to the fact that I collect and restore old Datsuns / Nissans, I have an 81 280zx in my garage begging to have some tlc, but alas I will sleep in tomorrow, and do my best to get something done.

 

exactly....i mentioned it once too..in more general sweep...sound swaying left to right to left.. 

u heard it in a more delicate manner...cymbal decay..EPICEPICEPIC !! 

:beerchug:

 

add Fajro's ...cascading from heaven.. thats an OMG !


Edited by Lorspeaker - 2/15/14 at 2:16am
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are u gonna throw in a pair of Mikros  FREE OF CHARGE for owner of the beau..? :P

(of cos add it into the bill... hehe )

post #1543 of 6488
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Originally Posted by pataburd View Post
 

Hoping to get a Burson HA-160 next week, too--with the money from the sale of the HE-6 (with dollars to spare).

Decided to start with the 160 and do some solid state reconnaissance.  Don't need the Soloist as a pre-amp (and it is appreciably more expensive right now, anyway).

I have a feeling that the Mikros 90, with good solid state, is going to sound even better.  My KMF SS amp does well, but I think the MLs will do better with some solid state BEEF offered by the Burson.  From the reviews, it also sounds like the Burson should reinforce the Mikros 90's inherent strengths of detail retrieval, low level resolution and tonal hue/density.

 

i bought the Burson twice over...its not the most refined sounding amp ..heard side by side with a BCL..BCL excels in microdetails.

 

Burson has got that BEEFY big sound..i suspect might just hit it off with a Mikros.

waiting to hear your feedback :P

post #1544 of 6488
Hp50 one dimensional? I certainly don't hear it that way. I have my KEF up for sale because of the hp50 and On1.
post #1545 of 6488
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Originally Posted by Lorspeaker View Post


thanks Maxx for the pad notes...saved me a bundle$$, surprised that the esw9 is loose..and the esw10 should be loosER still right? 

How would u rate the quality of your bass after the felt-mod? hows the resonance.. is bass still tight , n textured..when it gets bigger?
The esw10 are not larger es10 sized.
The es10 pads are simply too large.

The Esw10 are supposed to be for 40mm size like esw9 pads BUT they are tighter to put on so they fit these mikros perfectly.
Too bad these stock replacement pads sound too bright on any can I try.

Anyway I haven't listened to the stock sound long enough to compare much,
Because when I did a comparison with modded cup to stock cup they sounded just better to me with more bass and more low mids.
It was like a linear increase across the board.
I did one side at a time to compare.

Think of headphones like a pair of glasses.
They all have different sonic "prescriptions" so you hear the music differently.
These cans have great resolution that I would expect from the smaller 35mm driver.
The issue with bass impact is due to smaller size pads which work for me but if not on properly, others with large ears may not get a proper seal.
The sound is overall brighter than my esw11 and reminiscent of my es700.
The stock es700 has a deeper more airy bass.
These have a nice solid hit and with mod sounds more balanced.
To me the stock was a little too much on the bright side.

The size reminds me of my past Vmoda m80 but it is true these sound very different with each sound track I play so I have to rate these cans higher than the m80 or the es700 but that's a tall order and hard to admit but only when modded,
as these cans stock sound border close to and play more on the bright side,
while stock es700 more balanced.

These cans play dangerously in the trebles where you think it may get a little too much or near sibilant ...
BUT NO!! Amazing how trebles are this clear and not fall into pitfalls like other cans with sibilant highs.
I am impressed.
The bass hits fast and tight yet cones alive only when really there I am impressed.
I believe the felt in back was to control the driver from over- excursion at high levels as the max recommended input is a lowly 300mw which is a silver lining in disguise as they are very efficient with portable devices.
Looks like I am going to have to buy a second set to compare.
Even if I fall out of love they would be an easy sell later down the road..
I have a ultrasone ed8 coming so I may do that!
Which headphone will I sell?
Stay tuned wink.gif
Edited by Maxx134 - 2/15/14 at 6:57am
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