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post #1606 of 6488
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Originally Posted by hatefulsandwich View Post


They price matched for me down to $75. Can't stack discount codes on top of the price match. Shipping two pairs to South Africa is about $40.

Where did you find them for $75?

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Sonic Electronix pricematched Newegg's price. Not sure why SF's was rejected.

post #1608 of 6488

depends on the level of snowfall....zzz

post #1609 of 6488
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Originally Posted by pataburd View Post
 

You're making me wish I'd kept every headamp I'd ever owned.

I almost re-bought the G&W T 2.6F.  Thinking about the Darkvoice 337SE (but remember that it did not do well with low impedance loads).  Enjoyed the DV 336SE with the DT880/2003.

The Lehmann looks like a great direction to go with the Mikros 90--THANKS!

Need to post some pics of the Fitz-improved Bada PH-12.  : ) 

 

Will try to get some topside pictures up with those three 6SN7s glowing.  Fitz put in a nice 3-stage crossfeed, which I usually use on the lowest setting.

 

Here's the humble KMF:

 

 

For its modest [and baby blue!] appearance, the KMF--built by Kent M. Faqua--performs surprisingly well.

 

been reading up on your arsenal...:P

 

the GnW is a hybrid huh....how does it compare to a LYR? 

U still have your KMF...u tried to sell it a year or two ago..? 

The FItz mod is to add the crosfed? read that the Bada is an euphonic sounding amp..how does this compare to the 336se ?

Have u tot of upgrading the dac in your Sonyplayer .. EVS did some magic there i read.. can this player do an optical out to the latest high res dac in the mkt?

 

i dun get into modded players/amp stuff...just buy..listen..n sell..lolz.

Did some tube rolling, n thats about as adventurous as i can be.

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Originally Posted by Lorspeaker View Post
 

 

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 )

very nice car, looks about the same year as my ZX, a little nicer though, but same body kit I am getting, its the 30th anniversary package, mine is a slick top (no t-tops), which I prefer, since I am fully modding the suspension and want the rigid roof. I am going for street racer /auto crosser with my ZX. I recently killed my 84, got t-boned in an ice storm, only 80k miles... ouch,the pic above is a few month before she died, but I found a nice 86 body to drop my motor in.


Edited by PredatorZ - 2/16/14 at 7:08am
post #1611 of 6488
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Originally Posted by FajroMangxanto View Post
 

 

Decay. yeah, that's the word I was looking for. I definitely need to refine my terminology. And, I definitely understand your dimemma. The 90s were competing for my time last night and I had a paper due before midnight. And I couldn't listen and write because I kept getting so lost in the music. 

 

I think anyone who has these should give the band Ocoai a chance, even if they end up not liking them. They're a small progressive rock/instrumental/experimental band that I think really shows how much these 90s can shine. The spashiness of the cymbals is ridiculous; the way the overtones disperse (edit:diffuse is a better word ) from across your head them is just amazing. The guitar play, is again, insane as well. I was listening to I think the son Grimpeur and the way that you can still hear the notes being strummed even through the long decay/extension of the guitars sounds amazing. And, I love how the drums are set up because they're distinctly in the back of your head and the transition from a more impactful bass to that lighter bass that goes low is awesome.  The best way I can describe the album is as more captivating/entrancing/mesmerizing/euphoric than anything I've heard to date. Maybe equivalent to hearing great [post] rock in an opera house/concert hall, or something similar. It's just so awesome how nothing seems to unintentionally overpower something else. 

 

The two songs I listened to and fell in love with earlier off their second album The Electric Hand were  Grimpeur and Marchand de Sommeil. 

 

Also, I just now found a write up for the band on another site that I think explains the music better than I can : "'Waking Fear' opens softly with a clean, delayed guitar and a mournful cello line, the sombre melancholic melody of cello bringing a certain colour to the composition that emerges time and again throughout the album. Suddenly overthrown by a wall of chaos, the war-like sounds wipe the slate clean for the closing clean guitar chord that rings out over the sound of a train gunning into the distance. One minute into 'Niveus Hills' and the album is lifted skyward with colossal cymbal-drenched chords, the wave crashing into a heavy groove riff that is as forceful as it is majestic. The lead work of the thirteen minute 'Grimpeur' throughout this track is breath-taking. Utterly beautiful, it's straight out of the David Gilmour book on melodic texture and blues feel. Opening with a beautiful acoustic guitar piece counterpointed with a melancholic cello melody and a slide guitar line that drifts through the reverberant breeze. Epic in structure and featuring suitably grand Yes-styled crescendos and lavish landscapes as broad as the horizon is deep, this is a magnificent and majestic instrumental. 'Somnium' toys with eastern scales and ambience, blending in elements of Pink Floyd's synth experimentation similar to 1975's 'Welcome to the Machine' and almost acts as an introduction to the heavy riff-driven piece 'La Main d'Electrique' that is similar in muscular rage to Pink Floyd's 'One Of These Days', the hard-hitting slide guitar melody played over the organ-heavy coda is laden with prog-rock grandeur. 'Marchand de Sommeil' slows the pace down and warms the atmosphere a little with its open expanse and gentle guitar melody that is soon lifted into more passionate skies, the blues-infused melody weeps over an emotive rollercoaster of a piece. The dirty bass, thumping drums and the eastern scales in the coda are particularly outstanding. 'Marchand de Sommeil' is a masterful piece on a par with the aforementioned 'Grimpeur'. And 'Morte Audaciter', in its solitary, mournful melancholy, is a beautifully vast and vacant track that closes the album with a sense of empty futility." - http://www.seaoftranquility.org/reviews.php?op=showcontent&id=11036

 

Lastly, I was listening to some piano and wow!. I was listening to the heavier notes of Libere le Piano last night and could feel the notes hit my chest with relative ease plus give a solid sense of head feel. But earlier I was listening to Günther Fessl and the 90s really showed a sense of musicality where you could hear each note on the piano being struck and then get this visceral sense of the overtones sweetly floating up to form the overall harmony. Notes seemed to extend down to about the upper neck for me. Overall, it was quite nice. 


I refined my audio vocabulary reading Stereophile for years, those guy can be a bit snobby, but they really work hard at trying to describe what they hear, plus some of those guys are audio engineers, so they have the book knowledge too.

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Originally Posted by PredatorZ View Post
 

very nice car, looks about the same year as my ZX, a little nicer though, but same body kit I am getting, its the 30th anniversary package, mine is a slick top (no t-tops), which I prefer, since I am fully modding the suspension and want the rigid roof. I am going for street racer /auto crosser with my ZX. I recently killed my 84, got t-boned in an ice storm, only 80k miles... ouch,the pic above is a few month before she died, but I found a nice 86 body to drop my motor in.


I always wondered if you had a Z-car based on your username and picture, but the Z logo in your picture isn't the same as the one on my '72 240Z so I dismissed it. I guess I was wrong!

post #1613 of 6488
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Originally Posted by hatefulsandwich View Post


They price matched for me down to $75. Can't stack discount codes on top of the price match. Shipping two pairs to South Africa is about $40.

Haha nice!  Enjoy 'em when you get 'em :) 

mines are being held hostage at the customs, thinking of mounting an audiophonic assault at their compound to free 'em

 

ps: j/k they passed customs, tomorrow my door bell better ring or I will ask SF to gif spam them till mass hysteria ensues!

post #1614 of 6488
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Originally Posted by FajroMangxanto View Post
 

 

Decay. yeah, that's the word I was looking for. I definitely need to refine my terminology. And, I definitely understand your dimemma. The 90s were competing for my time last night and I had a paper due before midnight. And I couldn't listen and write because I kept getting so lost in the music. 

 

I think anyone who has these should give the band Ocoai a chance, even if they end up not liking them. They're a small progressive rock/instrumental/experimental band that I think really shows how much these 90s can shine. The spashiness of the cymbals is ridiculous; the way the overtones disperse (edit:diffuse is a better word ) from across your head them is just amazing. The guitar play, is again, insane as well. I was listening to I think the son Grimpeur and the way that you can still hear the notes being strummed even through the long decay/extension of the guitars sounds amazing. And, I love how the drums are set up because they're distinctly in the back of your head and the transition from a more impactful bass to that lighter bass that goes low is awesome.  The best way I can describe the album is as more captivating/entrancing/mesmerizing/euphoric than anything I've heard to date. Maybe equivalent to hearing great [post] rock in an opera house/concert hall, or something similar. It's just so awesome how nothing seems to unintentionally overpower something else. 

 

The two songs I listened to and fell in love with earlier off their second album The Electric Hand were  Grimpeur and Marchand de Sommeil. 

 

Also, I just now found a write up for the band on another site that I think explains the music better than I can : "'Waking Fear' opens softly with a clean, delayed guitar and a mournful cello line, the sombre melancholic melody of cello bringing a certain colour to the composition that emerges time and again throughout the album. Suddenly overthrown by a wall of chaos, the war-like sounds wipe the slate clean for the closing clean guitar chord that rings out over the sound of a train gunning into the distance. One minute into 'Niveus Hills' and the album is lifted skyward with colossal cymbal-drenched chords, the wave crashing into a heavy groove riff that is as forceful as it is majestic. The lead work of the thirteen minute 'Grimpeur' throughout this track is breath-taking. Utterly beautiful, it's straight out of the David Gilmour book on melodic texture and blues feel. Opening with a beautiful acoustic guitar piece counterpointed with a melancholic cello melody and a slide guitar line that drifts through the reverberant breeze. Epic in structure and featuring suitably grand Yes-styled crescendos and lavish landscapes as broad as the horizon is deep, this is a magnificent and majestic instrumental. 'Somnium' toys with eastern scales and ambience, blending in elements of Pink Floyd's synth experimentation similar to 1975's 'Welcome to the Machine' and almost acts as an introduction to the heavy riff-driven piece 'La Main d'Electrique' that is similar in muscular rage to Pink Floyd's 'One Of These Days', the hard-hitting slide guitar melody played over the organ-heavy coda is laden with prog-rock grandeur. 'Marchand de Sommeil' slows the pace down and warms the atmosphere a little with its open expanse and gentle guitar melody that is soon lifted into more passionate skies, the blues-infused melody weeps over an emotive rollercoaster of a piece. The dirty bass, thumping drums and the eastern scales in the coda are particularly outstanding. 'Marchand de Sommeil' is a masterful piece on a par with the aforementioned 'Grimpeur'. And 'Morte Audaciter', in its solitary, mournful melancholy, is a beautifully vast and vacant track that closes the album with a sense of empty futility." - http://www.seaoftranquility.org/reviews.php?op=showcontent&id=11036

 

Lastly, I was listening to some piano and wow!. I was listening to the heavier notes of Libere le Piano last night and could feel the notes hit my chest with relative ease plus give a solid sense of head feel. But earlier I was listening to Günther Fessl and the 90s really showed a sense of musicality where you could hear each note on the piano being struck and then get this visceral sense of the overtones sweetly floating up to form the overall harmony. Notes seemed to extend down to about the upper neck for me. Overall, it was quite nice. 

Thank you very much for Ocoai, didn't know 'em

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Has anyone tried both the Sennheiser HD600s and the Denon AH-D600s? The Denons felt amazing. Like super comfortable and awesome sound. I know the 600s are open which I prefer, but what would you say is more worth it for the $300 or so price tag on the both of them?

Also, has anyone here tried the Xiaomi Pistons that has also tried the ATH IM-50/70s? I'm looking at those as well. I might even invest in a nice AMP/DAC for my desktop at home use.
Also got to try out the Mikros 90s at best buy. Sounded and felt pretty good smily_headphones1.gif can't wait to get them in soon...
post #1616 of 6488
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Originally Posted by ssrock64 View Post
 


I always wondered if you had a Z-car based on your username and picture, but the Z logo in your picture isn't the same as the one on my '72 240Z so I dismissed it. I guess I was wrong!


Ya ssrock64 that is the hood (bonnet) Emblem on my 84 300zx NA. I had an S30 for a while, loved that car, 77 280z, blew the motor and sold the body. Cheers to all my Z brothers.. keep them running !!

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Update on my initial impression of my (now modded) Mikros 90 vs HP 50 (for those who’re interested).

 

Mikros now give an overall fuller sound, due to increase in amount of bass, and an overall more enjoyable sonic signature imo. Bass quantity on both headphones is now comparable but the bass on HP 50 doesn’t reach quite as deep as on Mikors.

 

Midrange on both headphones is very good. Initially, I thought that the midrange presentation on Mikros is slightly more forward than on HP 50s; however after doing the mod, midrange on Mikros does recess a little bit putting the midrange presentation on both headphones to about the same level. Both do give a very clear and open midrange however, is a slight difference, probably due to treble quality/presentation, that gives me the feeling that Mikros have a more “musical” tonality while HP 50s have a more “neutral” tonality.  

 

Treble is where Mikros really shine. To me, highs on Mikros have a better resolution, extension and a more airy feel. Treble on HP 50 is ultimately lacking those airy feel that Mikros have, thus making it, for me, sound slightly less refined.

 

While both are very good headphones and are very well worth their asking price, I feel that, price and sound quality wise, Mikors is a better headphone, for general music listening, for me. Currently, I listen to most of my music on Mikros while I sometime switch to HP50s for a more “neutral” feel.

 

Ps. I found that by removing the entire adhesive tape that covered the back of the driver gave me too much bass. Instead I use a small needle to create a hole on the tape then put a small cotton pad into the cup, which gave me a right amount of bass. Those who are already satisfied with the amount of bass on mikros do not need to do the mod as it won’t change anything else except the quantity of bass.

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Why alter perfection 😢
post #1619 of 6488
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Originally Posted by mochill View Post

Why alter perfection 😢

 

If you have two pairs, why not?

 

Maybe perfection for some people can be found in the bass enhanced Mikros 90. 

 

I'm not touching mine though...I do find the bass to be just right for my tastes.

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Originally Posted by YEYimeh View Post
 

Update on my initial impression of my (now modded) Mikros 90 vs HP 50 (for those who’re interested).

 

Are you kidding?  I think most people are interested.  

 

Thanks for the comparison.

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