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post #1786 of 5892

OK...ordered from Amazon...$79.99 + tax (since Feb 1 in NC...bastard politicians).  Shortly, I will know with certainty whether or not you guys are legit...or just plain NUTS.  It is almost worth $80 just for the entertainment of following this thread.  Also ordered some replacement pads from Amazon...will see if they fit.

 

"Just when I thought I was out, they pulled me back in."

post #1787 of 5892
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Originally Posted by zombywoof View Post
 

OK...ordered from Amazon...$79.99 + tax (since Feb 1 in NC...bastard politicians).  Shortly, I will know with certainty whether or not you guys are legit...or just plain NUTS.  It is almost worth $80 just for the entertainment of following this thread.  Also ordered some replacement pads from Amazon...will see if they fit.

 

"Just when I thought I was out, they pulled me back in."

as trunks said

 

Welcome to mikros-fi!

 

leave your current gear behind and step forth to this thread!

post #1788 of 5892
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Originally Posted by vlenbo View Post
 

as trunks said

 

Welcome to mikros-fi!

 

leave your current gear behind and step forth to this thread!

 

We shall see.

post #1789 of 5892
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Originally Posted by zombywoof View Post
 

OK...ordered from Amazon...$79.99 + tax (since Feb 1 in NC...bastard politicians).  Shortly, I will know with certainty whether or not you guys are legit...or just plain NUTS.  It is almost worth $80 just for the entertainment of following this thread.  Also ordered some replacement pads from Amazon...will see if they fit.

 

"Just when I thought I was out, they pulled me back in."


What if we are legit..and also just plain nuts???

 

Blew your mind, huh?  :D 

 

 


Edited by elvergun - 2/18/14 at 7:06pm
post #1790 of 5892
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Originally Posted by elvergun View Post
 


What if we are legit..and also just plain nuts???

 

Blew your mind, huh?  :D


That hadn't occurred to me, but now that you bring it up it does seem like the most probable explanation.

post #1791 of 5892
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Originally Posted by zombywoof View Post
 


That hadn't occurred to me, but now that you bring it up it does seem like the most probable explanation.

 

 

Well...welcome to the nuthouse.

  :beerchug:

post #1792 of 5892

So, I've been listening to the CAL 2 for about the last half hour. Out of the box: the added warmth is readily apparent (not bad by any means just noticeable), bass is nowhere near as offensive as I thought it would be though a little loose, more sub bass on outer ears due to the circumaural pads and just a more out of head feel, maybe less extension, slight sibilance on vocals,. Overall large soundstage but vocals sound a tad recessed compare to the 90s. I think it's clearer than the 90s for vocals . I'm hearing more breathiness than what I hear in the 90s, but will need more time to really see. 

 

Overall, I think it has promise. I will test out the Shure pads later or tomorrow. I'm actually super sleepy right now, so you may have t take what I said above with a grain of salt. 

post #1793 of 5892
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Originally Posted by FajroMangxanto View Post
 

So, I've been listening to the CAL 2 for about the last half hour. Out of the box: the added warmth is readily apparent (not bad by any means just noticeable), bass is nowhere near as offensive as I thought it would be though a little loose, more sub bass on outer ears due to the circumaural pads and just a more out of head feel, maybe less extension, slight sibilance on vocals,. Overall large soundstage but vocals sound a tad recessed compare to the 90s. I think it's clearer than the 90s for vocals . I'm hearing more breathiness than what I hear in the 90s, but will need more time to really see. 

 

Overall, I think it has promise. I will test out the Shure pads later or tomorrow. I'm actually super sleepy right now, so you may have t take what I said above with a grain of salt. 

OH SURE SURE!!!

 

Test those SHURES then meng! (see what I did der?)

 

Nice impressions, somewhat disappointed, but then again...

 

the martins also have slight silibance, but are definitely not as silibant as the re700s. Close, but not exactly at the same level!

 

This is not bad so far, except for the recession of mids. Though I am surprised to hear that it has more....clarity?

 

Is it thinner sounding compared to the  martins by chance?


Edited by vlenbo - 2/18/14 at 7:19pm
post #1794 of 5892

who is the NUTcase who suggested i pull off the centre tape...inside the driver ?? 

:confused_face_2:

i tore off the tape into two pieces..and on the other cup that tape got meshhed up...sighhh.

 

and i broke the first rule of all DIY work...

i conducted it on my SOFA, and placed the 3 tiny screws on the filp side of a plastic box..

and the inadvertent accident occurred, i flipped the box..n the screws onto the sliding sofa surface...

and spent half an hour searching for one of the screws along the dusty seams of the sofa..omgggg..

finally found it betw some longlost hairs..yuckssss.

 

And the tiny screws are not sitting easily back onto the cups as i tried to put it back..rats...

uneven plates...gotta hold it down really firm b4 i screw them on.

 

 

Ok now listening to music with the hole unblocked...

the sound can full access the base of the cups, 

alot of resonance going on inside, biggggbloatedbassss..biggggoodbass on some songs :P

if u are a TRANCE addict ..u might just LIKE IT.

not me...

need to get some blue tag n come up with a formation of walls to confuse/diffuse the standing waves..

and to snip off a sweat-infused piece of leather to add some organicity..

rubbing my hands..this is gonna be another denon d1100 job.

:D 

 

edit : the bass notes seem to hold onto the air longggger.... is that called resonance..or bloated..? watever.

:tongue_smile:


Edited by Lorspeaker - 2/18/14 at 7:26pm
post #1795 of 5892
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Originally Posted by Lorspeaker View Post
 

who is the NUTcase who suggested i pull off the centre tape...inside the driver ?? 

:confused_face_2:

i tore off the tape into two pieces..and on the other cup that tape got meshhed up...sighhh.

 

and i broke the first rule of all DIY work...

i conducted it on my SOFA, and placed the 3 tiny screws on the filp side of a plastic box..

and the inadvertent accident occurred, i flipped the box..n the screws onto the sliding sofa surface...

and spent half an hour searching for one of the screws along the dusty seams of the sofa..omgggg..

finally found it betw some longlost hairs..yuckssss.

 

And the tiny screws are not sitting easily back onto the cups as i tried to put it back..rats...

uneven plates...gotta hold it down really firm b4 i screw them on.

 

 

Ok now listening to music with the hole unblocked...

the sound can full access the base of the cups, 

alot of resonance going on inside, biggggbloatedbassss..biggggoodbass on some songs :P

if u are a TRANCE addict ..u might just LIKE IT.

not me...

need to get some blue tag n come up with a formation of walls to confuse/diffuse the standing waves..

and to snip off a sweat-infused piece of leather to add some organicity..

rubbing my hands..this is gonna be another denon d1100 job.

:D 

 

edit : the bass notes seem to hold onto the air longggger.... is that called resonance..or bloated..? watever.

:tongue_smile:

yeah...not doing the mod.

 

I'm pro mochill here. "Why mess with perfection?"

 

Now for those who can't stand the upper mids (which aren't that bad to be honest. It's random, but not as bad as the re700s in some cases).

 

Then the mod is for you!!!!! :D

 

That and people who NEED to have more bass on their pair, then go for it. 

 

and that bass note holding longer is called an increase in bass quantity! 

post #1796 of 5892
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Originally Posted by elvergun View Post
 

 

 

Well...welcome to the nuthouse.

  :beerchug:


If half of the wild claims are even half true, and considering the $80 price tag, then I will gladly take my place in the padded cell with the rest of you. :tongue_smile: Save a spot.

post #1797 of 5892
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Originally Posted by vlenbo View Post
 

OH SURE SURE!!!

 

Test those SHURES then meng! (see what I did der?)

 

Nice impressions, somewhat disappointed, but then again...

 

the martins also have slight silibance, but are definitely not as silibant as the re700s. Close, but not exactly at the same level!

 

This is not bad so far, except for the recession of mids. Though I am surprised to hear that it has more....clarity?

 

Is it thinner sounding compared to the  martins by chance?

 

Haha, yeah the shures shure are supposed to make the CAL 2s sound, and I quote, "Better bass, soundstaging and mids." 

 

To me the vocals sound like they're pulled back a bit when I imagine the stage in my head. Maybe they're not recessed but recessed compared to the 90. Or I may just be triippin and need a shot of coffee. For clarity, I seem to be hearing breath and consonants better on the CAL. As far as sibilance, it's much more noticeable on the CAL, but I don't find it offensive at all. Really, on the 90s I don't really notice the sibilance unless i look for it. It'll be interesting to see how everything adds up once all my stuff finally arrives. 

 

Oh, last thing, these CAL 2s are stupidly comfortable. If it wasn't for the center of the headband, I really wouldn't feel these. Looks-wise i prefer the continental style of the 90s, but the CALs look pretty cool. 

 

Edit: I think I should have said less forward vocals instead of recessed. 


Edited by FajroMangxanto - 2/18/14 at 7:43pm
post #1798 of 5892

try hearing seven days by sting, then you'll hear that silibance on those martys. ;)

 

So the mids are still pretty balanced, but recessed compared to the mikros? Does this mean that the mikros are mid forward then?

 

Seriously? Are you the silibant immune headfier? Silibance, no matter how miniscule, kills me!

 

The re700s do it worse there, but I do hear slight silibance on those martys too. If the Cals DESTROY YOUR EARS, then that means it is even worse than the re700s and I win. :ph34r: 


Edited by vlenbo - 2/18/14 at 7:48pm
post #1799 of 5892
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Originally Posted by vlenbo View Post
 

try hearing seven days by sting, then you'll hear that silibance on those martys. ;)

 

So the mids are still pretty balanced, but recessed compared to the mikros? Does this mean that the mikros are mid forward then?

 

Seriously? Are you the silibant immune headfier? Silibance, no matter how miniscule, kills me!

The re700s do it worse there, but I do hear silibance on those martys too. If the Cals DESTROY YOUR EARS, then that means it is even worse than the re700s and I win. :ph34r: 

 

I don't know if you saw my edit, but I think it would have been better if I just said it sounds less forward than the 90s right now. Ultimately, I think I'll have a clearer head tomorrow, so...

 

 

But, yah, they're pretty balanced as far as I can tell. Nothing seems to be getting lost or muddled. The bass just seems a bit loose, so we'll see if that tightens up. I don't think I want it too tight though. I do have to say that the warmth plus texture on the CALs do make for a nice and smooth listen. Was listening to Spiders and Vinegaroons and the drums sound nice. 

 

Nah, I think I just like the sibalance which why I sometimes don't really notice it. My Tiinlab t114s are super sibilant and I still enjoy listening to them, but I think a lot of other people would done with them after the first song. Really, it's just the sibilance at the end of esses and the beginning of some words that are breathy is pretty noticeable on the CAL 2s, and it doesn't bother me at all. I'll definitely give seven day a go. 

post #1800 of 5892

Ugh, I keep forgeeting to say this. 

 

@Lorspeaker 

Pretty sure I'm definitely not going to be doing the mod now after your last post. Will wait for refinements. Hopefully the solo pads fit. 

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