Well, based on nehcrow and lorspeaker's impressons I think I'm going to hold off a bit on fiddling with my 90s and bought the beats solo replacement pads.
Originally Posted by Lorspeaker
suspect i will be bored quite fast by another potentially pop-ish can from the initial feedback on the Cal2 :P
What i really wanted is a portable can that resembles a P5 in physical quality...but with high clarity. ( enuf to play classicals on my ipad in a Mcdonalds )
But what i didnt expect is how HOW CLEAR this Mikros is...those texturesssss on the soundssssssss....
( there goes...hyping myself into buying a 2nd pair.. somebody SHOOT ME PLS.)
Understood. Well, I'll be comparing the two starting later today, so I'll let you (and everyone else) how they compare later this week. I also bought the Shure replacement pads for the CAL 2 that someone recommended, so I'll be testing them out as well.
Originally Posted by RAZRr1275
Well I've been listening to them for the past 45 mins. I don't think they're comparable to the HE-6 or HD650. That said, they're still a pretty good headphone. They're pretty musical. I'm find some edge in the upper mids which makes them sound a bit odd at times. Vocals and detail extraction are pretty great. I wish they were open - I'm missing the extra soundstage and thud of snare drums instead of the snappy noise. You're right that they love tubes.
Aren't snare drums supposed to be snappy? I suspect that you may need some brain burn in time. It also may just be the snare drum type or recording. I think the consensus is that the Martins are pretty true to the source. Youtube is a pretty good place to go to listen to different snare drum sounds/tuning.
Also, it seems as if a lot of people seem to have better impressions after about the 50-100+ hour mark, so... Right now, if it's not all in my mind, my new pair of 90s sound a bit congested with less extension on the highs than my first pair of 90s that over 100 hours on them.
Either way, it'll be interesting to see how you like them later down the road.