Alright, Jane and the warmth of the CALs are now officially lulling me to sleep. Have to say that I'm thinking that these will make for a nice complement to the 90s. Hopefully after messing around, my second pair of 90s will give me something in the middle, and I'll be more than happy. .
Martin Logan Mikros 90 On-Ear Headphones - Page 121
Gear mentioned in this thread:
Impressions on the bass-port mod? Could do with a bit more bass air flow, just hard flipping through all these pages for impressions lol (this thread really blew up)
Also it's been an hour and comfort is pissing me off already lol, this is like HD25 level of vicegrip on muh head. SFWALCER! How's your over-ear mod? Any changes in SQ?
^ Almost the same or even some improvements as i have already noted here.
With the pad over pad mod the soundstage seems to be lifted a bit with better slightly clarity cuz the stock pads are no longer pressed against your ears as much while the bass quality/quantity is no affected whatsoever.
So they virtually sound about the same as the stock pads, maybe even slightly better sounding but the overall comfort is improved quite a bit for me. Ears still get a tiny tiny bit sore after wearing them for more than 1 hour but it is not nearly as bad as in stock form.
^ The Go-DAP is only an amp, does not have an DAC. Thought it did initially as well cuz it made my crappy nano sound so much better, but realized later on it was just an external amp which is able to bypass the weak internal amp of the nano/ ipods/ ipods using the 30 pin LOD.
Oh and for bigger/ fatter ipods, etc that might not fit cuz the Go-DAP was only made for the old iphone 3GS, you might need to grab one of these adapters.
Bought one on 2/2/2014 and got them in today all the way from the Philippines so not too bad on the shipping speed. :)
Just ordered another one but in white and 99 cents shipped all the way here is sweet haha. : P
They don't give you any track number though.
^ Why did Martin Logan send you extra cables and pads for??? Do they even sell extra pads for these Logans??? If so how much including shipping, etc etc.
^ Nice can't wait to see that vid, these Logans in action is gonna be so sexcee. haha
whaaaaaaaaat....have a cuppa coffeeeeeee!!!!
My Ntune redpads n Vmodacable sounds fine with my ipad, butter..blueberryjam...n peanutbutter :)
If i am in a financial jam..i could easily live with this simple setup...and still enjoy HIGH FIDELITY music.
Anyone has a Momentum? does the pads fit?
^ Dats some nutso jammin' you got going on there meng. Dat Hi-Lyfe!!!
^ Forget mind blown you're gonna get a Logans physical beat down boi!!!
Edited by sfwalcer - 2/18/14 at 9:34pm
Martin Logan quoted me $7.50 each. Don't know about the shipping...
"Here are your replacement pads, sir. Now go #^%@ yourself"
( my favourite :P )
Adding on Alphapads from Mr Speakers,
for added stability n lambskin comfort to snoozzzz in :P
It also angled the drivers if thats a thing with u.
Just sandwich foamtapes all around the greatwall.
This added investment would double up your cost,
but its worth the expansion in soundstage.
ENJOY your Hi END LO COST Mikros !!
Edited by Lorspeaker - 4/28/14 at 7:09pm
^ LMAO each as in each pad, or each set??? Cuz if it is each pad ahhhhhhhhh i see their hustle now. Selling these Logans for dirt cheap so they will make a killing on them replacement pads in the near future.
ANNOUNCING ...10steps to MYKROS/Hyperbass
Items needed :
Vmoda 69in cable, preferably in black.
Monster Ncredible Ntune pads (optional)
Furniture base selfstick felt mat 1inch x 1 inch
1. Rip open the pads :P
2. Find a clean table, unscrew the 3 tiny screws on the left cup...open the cup slowly, do not break the attached THIN wire.
3. Take a razorblade n peel off the thin stickytape off the centre, under the driver, to expose THE HOLE.
4. Cut the 1inch x 1inch felt into half... and stick it to the base of the exposed cup, aligned to the direction of the metal spook.
( see foto )
5. Roll 3 pieces of half inch Blue Tac and stick onto the sides of the inner cupwall, making sure they are stuck firmly
onto the walls. ( again see pic ..humpfff )
6. Repeat for Right cup.
another angle view of the inner cup Blue tac position.
7. Reassemble...if u can get all the screws to align..zzz
8. Replace pads...
9. Plug in the VModa cable
10.. Select your most bass heavy music..n ENJOY the TIGHT BIG BASS !!
Failed attempts :
Tried thin felt ring on base..too much resonance. sustain is too long..bass hanging in the air.
Tried thick half inch FOAM in centre of base, slightly better focus but bass impact still rounded n bleeds to the mids.
The theory/conjecture/BS :
the harder FELT(instead of foam or cotton) in the centre, cushion the first reflection off the centre hole against the opposite basewall.. without rounding off the impact too much.
The standing waves reverberating around the cup is dispersed by the BlueTac..resulting in a clean sounding bass through a bigger chamber.
Ran through my testmusic from jazz to pops to classicals...passed my hearing test :P
Other cans :
(this was implemented on the Denon D1100 with 50mm drivers.. with great success, if u have one...do the same )
Credit : Goes to trial n error n leftovers in my drawer. :P
Disclaimer : It works on my setup.. u tune yours until it works for u...now go get some BASSS!!
^ Fufufufufufufufufufufufufufufufufufufufufufufufufu!!! DAT HUSTLE/ GAME I SEE THROUGH IT ALL NOW. T_T
^ +1 it's gonna reach dat legendary status MUCH quicker cuz they are discontinued just like Bruce Lee's early death before he even truly became famous worldwide. THE LEGEND LIVES!!!
If u open up the can, like what Maxx said, the sound we heard is strictly from/above the drivers+pads onwards..
the base half of the cup is effectively sealed off by the sticker to the hole.
Modding/unsealing the base of the cups allow us to tapp it as a bass-box...
since the mod, i have tested out QUEENs, MJ, J Lo, DestinyChild, Kitaro, etc
Vocals intimate, clear highs, big clear textured bass with hardly any bleeding into the mids, or resonance...if any.
Deep spacious full blown orchestration very impressive to my ears.
i have not heard any annoying song in my albums yet..for the last hour.
Give it a shot ok guys..ENJOY !
your fone was hallucinating... :P
am i hallucinating...am hearing more frontal presence/presentation of the music.
The bassbox is throwing out more depth, my brain is interpreting it frontalwise..oooooooo weeee.
another hypebassing lolz
Putting the modded HypedbassMikros under the full weight of the crushing Fanfare by Copland...
it is holding up..the drivers are reverberating..shaking on my ears,
no tin canish bass...
this is subterraneanBASSSS..
guys...shooot me !!
Edited by Lorspeaker - 2/18/14 at 11:40pm
^ Masa' WAYNE be trippin' about these Logans. Another sign that they are THAT godly. Don't stress it meng, you're gonna get them soon enough.
But sure you weren't doing this instead on your fone cuz that gets to some people ya know???Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)
Edited by sfwalcer - 2/18/14 at 11:41pm
CAVEAT : I tried this HypedbassMikros on my Ipad, and it cant handle/control the bassssssss..
i had to fit back the Mikros stockcable, and EQ the bass to CLASSICAL b4 i get some control.
So guys, please tune according to your SETUP u intend to use. As it is, its fenomenal on my home setup :P
Edited by Lorspeaker - 3/6/14 at 4:09pm
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I got em for free. I sent them an email 5 days ago inquiring about replacement parts and the service tech guy replied back to me the next morning saying that he'd send me the pads and cable. I emailed him back around noon and he mailed them that day, the 14. Got em yesterday.