Update on the Mikros 90's after 2 days...When i got the Mikros yesterday i only listened to it directly connected to my windows tablet. Tonight, i used it using my ipod touch (Gen 2) using a line out cable and a Fiio E11 amp and i'm going to take back when i said that the Mikros is not worth the $300 price tag because this thing is sounds great when using an amp. My tracks are not even hi res by any means but this is pretty good. I am really enjoying this headphones compared to my other headphones. What a difference an amp makes! instruments sounds great! just exactly how it suppose to sound. i know now what ML means when they said they designed it to sound like an ESL. It wasn't fair yesterday when i said that it doesn't come close to an ESL sound because i was listening to streaming music (MOG) which i realized shouldn't really be used to review headphones. It's definitely fast like an electrostat. I have really no complaints about the lack of bass on the Mikros 90 because it sounds perfect when amped. oh did i mention that the bass is deep and defined! it's just effortless. in fact the bass response is the best i heard on headphone in this price range. I can't say anything wrong with this headphones and don't understand the bad reps it has received. Maybe teenagers using BEATS headphones are the one's giving it bad reviews :P
I now want to try it using my SACD player and NAD integrated amp. I have been using streaming services like Spotify and MOG so much lately (for convenience reasons) that i forgot how hi res music sounds
This is a steal for $60, but i definitely recommend an amp to drive it. I understand what others said that it could sound anemic for others without an amp. Believe me, It's night and day with an amp. Headphone fit and clamping is not really an issue now. It feels comfortable. You just need to get used to it. BTW, i almost pulled the trigger on the B&W P3 two weeks ago (i have not listened to the P3's) but i'm so glad i went with this.
Im also looking into getting a USB DAC...Anyone have tried or compared async DAC's like the Audioquest dragonfly and HRT Microstreamer?
Edited by cscamp - 12/21/13 at 9:46pm