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Bass so strong on these beats pads I am going to re-try my other pads... esw9 & esw10 as they had much less bassssss (!)
I like bass lik lords...
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hi max...i am thinking about the leather pads too. 

if its convenient, can u post a side by side foto of these two leather pads. (side profile )

i wish to find a leather pad that looks more like the shape of the Ntunepads,

instead of a flatish pancake.

 

 

or can u tell me which one looks more like this :P


Edited by Lorspeaker - 2/21/14 at 10:52am
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http://www.amazon.com/Hell-Freezes-Over-Eagles/dp/B000000OU0/ref=pd_cp_mov_2

 

u are making me feel like i have AGEddddddddddd........guess i hav :p

^ Was just trollin' ya', but i really don't have any Eagles stuff in my collection. haha :ph34r:

 

 

 

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Originally Posted by Sil3nce View Post
 

Well. Looks like I'm on the boat. 

hoho FRESH MEAT!!! :veryevil:

 

 

 

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SF,

Got the Beats knock-offs yesterday evening after getting back late from work.

 

My perceptions agree with with yours: The BASS is BOSS with these unassuming cheapos!

 

ANOTHER testament to to the incredibility of the Mikros 90: Different Cable = Different Headphones.  AMAZING on my He-Man rig!

 

Bass is like a dense plasma that is about as articulate as I have ever heard.  Thick, growling, complex.

 

My only issue, with just 4-5 hours of break-in, is with the uber-uber treble resolution, which seems just a bit reticent:  a whisper where there should be a more audible phrase.  For example the tambourine on "If You Feel" from the remastered Crown of Creation disc is not as well relieved with the ersatz Beats as with the Pipeline.  Also, the cheapos lack the ultimate balance and coherency of the ET-4.  Right off the bus, the ersatz Beats sounded a little harsh in the highs, too, but after a few hours they began to settle down.

 

With the Beats knock-offs the Mikros 90 can produce prodigious bass while simultaneously resolving feathery delicate treble detail.  Gracie Slick's vocalizations were AMAZING!!
 

Interested in your observations with more burn-in hours.  I''ll hook them up to my desktop rig today for further run-in.

 

                                               99 cents on Amazon. . .99 cents on Amazon. . .99 cents on Amazon. . . 

 

. . . and a potential stop gap solution for those hesitant to do the Maxx/Lors MikrosHypedBass Mod just yet (because they have only one pair of the Mikros).

 

Good call, sfwalcer!!!

 

C'mon folks, how about a nice round of applause for the SF meng!!!

 

:beerchug:

^ glad that you're diggin' the el cheap beats cable and is hearing it similar to how i heard them Godfather Pata Hypa' Priesta'. Funny that you mentioned the treble on them cuz compared to the treble of the stock cable it is a lot less fatiguing but still have good presence, so yeah not bad at all for the price. Makes these logans sound the most "mainstream/ fun" no doubt.

 

And it gets better with mo' burn in. ;)

 

 

 

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Plastic surgery can permanently alter your skull for a perfect fit "every time".  Mikros-Surgery will be up-and-coming in the years ahead.

 

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" Which model has been assigned to Trunks...the MikrosPetite v1.05, or the MikrosAbyssBass 12.73 ? "

 

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Oh snap...I thought that was the picture of sfwalcer's lobotomy.

 

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That would require a Balanced mode on the Mikros...

i believe the surgeon will need to drill another hole somewhere...on the right. 

 

 

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Originally Posted by pataburd View Post
 

Here's an alternative for those who cannot afford Mikros-Surgery right now:

 

With the money saved, you can buy that SECOND PAIR!!

^ No need to waste precious lobotomy monies on lil' old sf, or even that alternative surgery kit, cuz has already been zombified by those damn Twinkies!!! :angry_face:

 

On a Twinkies binge in order to save up for my 2nd set and it has literally turned into one of these things which i despise so dearly.......

 

.... the horror!!! You see people what i do for these Logans!!! Damn skippy your love is NOT WORTHY!!! :tongue:

 

 

 

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Welcome to the Mikros 90 Madhouse!

 

Leave your preconceptions and all your other headphones at the door with sfwalcer.

 

:beerchug: 

^ Meng what i look like a trash can??? Don't want none of those other junk, gimme yo' Logans OR STAY THE HELL OUT!!! You will have to sacrifice one to the Logans Gods ie: me,  in order to get in da' brotherhood.:evil:

 

 

 

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Originally Posted by pataburd View Post
 

Plastic surgery can permanently alter your skull for a perfect fit "every time".  Mikros-Surgery will be up-and-coming in the years ahead.

 



And the smart plastic surgeons will charge extra for a "bass mod" to your head...who knew that a discontinued headphone would spawn it's very own economic offshoots!

^ So THATS Martin Logans real hustle huh??? Trying to expand into the medical field is an ingenious move to say the least with mandatory nationalized health care and all.

 

Buy one Logans 90s and get a 10% off discount on your next bass head "enhancement" in your local Martin Logan clinic coming soon near you.

 

 

 

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The way you guys keep talking about these headphones... I ordered the last pair for$79 on Amazon, expected to arrive tomorrow (also my first pair of serious headphones) If tears aren't flowing out of my eyes the moment I start listening to them, I got trolled.

^ Man am i eating good today, so much fresh grub, guess i can even stash those Twinkies away for my rainy 3rd set days......  :triportsad:

 

 

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Originally Posted by pataburd View Post
 

Listening to the Mikros 90 [stock] with the Beats knock-offs.  Some welcome midbass fullness--recording-dependent (not a whole lot on this recording of the Guess Who's "These Eyes").  

Soundstage seems not as open as with either the stock or ET-4 cables.  Ditto what SF said already: some loss in transparency and resolution compared with stock cable--as well as speed IMHO.  "Laughing" has some nice deep bass.

Test Track: "Pretty as You Feel" from Jefferson Airplane's 2400 Fulton Street collection.  Bass is full, tight.  Nice rendering of this tough track.  Vocals/harmonies are intimate and well sorted out.  Have really gained a new appreciation for the bass tracks on this collection: nice work by Jack Casady.  The acoustic guitar work is also very enjoyable ("Good Shepherd").   "Eskimo Blue Day" . . . some great big rollin' bass licks.

Not sure how the cable changes with more burn-in.  SF notes that some fullness might be lost.  Could be loss of ultimate coherency across the bass bands.

For 99 cents, these cables will show you another side of the Mikros 90, a more "popularly tuned" take on things as SF also notes.

 

I'm off to audition the Mikros 90 with the SPL Phonitor!!!

^ Yeppp the cheapo beats cable makes these sound more conventional that is for sure, but is still a very enjoyable sound/ presentation nonetheless. Much more versatile than the V-Moda cable for me.

 

Happy auditioning Pata!!! :beerchug:

 

 

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Originally Posted by Lorspeaker View Post
 
My final mod to share with u guys, the one that i used on the denon d1100.. think this is my favorite,
cos i am bassically not a basshead or rockhead....just a classicalromantichead who likes to hear MORE of the percussion. :P
 
 

Introducing MikrosSonusBass, the most musical bass i ever heard todate in a Mikros..

for the audiophile gentlemen who want MORE musical bass..Sonus Faber smoothness,

musically integrated bass to intimate vocals, beautifully extended into the highs.

 

 

 

What u need to do, plaster the sidewall of each cup all around with Blue Tac as above...

Take a piece of Carven Leather ( from your wife's drawer ) cut down to size,

doubleside tape it to the base of each cup. That simple. 

 

Beautiful flowing expansive music with my tube amps, sansa clips+, ipad, samsung Note 1

 

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^ HOLY SCHIIT!!! IT'S OFFICIAL NOW, THESE LOGANS HAS BECOME THE SONIC GARBAGE DUMP FOR ALL THANGS LEFT OVER!!! :deadhorse:

 

Just toss whateves in and BAM!!! EPICNESS. :cool:

.... T O.O EZ!!!


Edited by sfwalcer - 2/21/14 at 11:23am
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Originally Posted by Lorspeaker View Post

hi max...i am thinking about the leather pads too. 
if its convenient, can u post a side by side foto of these two leather pads. (side profile )
i wish to find a leather pad that looks more like the shape of the Ntunepads,
instead of a flatish pancake.



or can u tell me which one looks more like this :P

yes once home, but I can say for shure the most paded pads are the beats solo pads I just got.
LOOK:



The audio technica pads are not as plush and although leather not as soft (!)
They are round and not oval like the beats solo pads which to me seem exact fit.
Maybe we can find an even larger pad that would fit as well but for now I am happy with my new pads.
Just have to tone down my ultra bass as the sig turns like a dennon "U" shaped with just the hole open full.
The mids sound better with stuffing the stock foam in the new pads but kinda hard to squeeze in! Lol.

AsI stated, I feel I am close to perfection & just have to turn that bass down!
Ha
Edited by Maxx134 - 2/21/14 at 11:37am
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bam bam bam,,,,hahahahahahahaaaa...all hype ....can u tell..errr...hear

 

 

 

okok...i  ADMIT, GIVENCHY LEATHER works better, just a tad more organic.


Edited by Lorspeaker - 2/21/14 at 11:29am
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bam bam bam,,,,hahahahahahahaaaa...all hype ....can u tell..errr...hear


^ LMAO spoken like a true Master........................................................................... Chef Moddster. Sprayin' ya'll to death with them incremental improvements until your head explodes. :basshead:

G44

 

Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)

... you moddster killed me and these Logans. R.I.P Martin Logans 90s from 2012-2014. :p

 

.... da' moddster has officially taken ova' pay up for their protection services or get sprayed!!! :triportsad: 

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We need a universal material as everyone here don't have a female drawer to dig into... (!)
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Isnt tat hat italian leather...? Snipsnip...maxxxx...go for it..!
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Originally Posted by Maxx134 View Post

We need a universal material as everyone here don't have a female drawer to dig into... (!)

^ i am sure Lors is more than happy to share his wife.......................................................................... s drawer leather with us. ;)

 

Cuz sharing is caring meng. Spread dat' lovin'. Like i be always sayin'.  :)

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In other mod threads they switched from bluetak to modeling clay... I forgot why...
Anyway tonight my seach for the elusive leather replacement material begins
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@ jants

Any updates on those cables you got??? :popcorn:

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Originally Posted by sfwalcer View Post
 

@ jants

Any updates on those cables you got??? :popcorn:


It has been scheduled for delivery today but tracking doesn't say it is out for delivery. First Class bad tracking updates perhaps? I'll know when my mail comes in an hour or so.

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It has been scheduled for delivery today but tracking doesn't say it is out for delivery. First Class bad tracking updates perhaps? I'll know when my mail comes in an hour or so.


^ Alright nice, no rush meng, just wondering is alls. :ksc75smile:

 

Hope they are a cheapo beats cable redux BUT even more refined and has a sustained fullness/ weightiness to them that don't get burned off. haha :ph34r:

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Well, the mikros does instruments so much justice *especially guitars* that I will now forget my  other headphones existed! *except for those ws99s*

 

After hearing the re700s a few more times, the vocals aren't my favorite of those headphones anymore. The good reason for it is their silibance to the vocals, it's more pronounced than the martin's. The treble is about equal on both, but I will give it to the mikros for having treble a bit more forwarded than the re700s, while having the fullness to the vocals as well! Also, the grainyness on the mikros treble has vanished, so I will be leaving the re700s collecting dust. They WERE pretty good together, but now that the mikros has less of that silibance, the re700s are piercing my hearing (in my opinion).

 

That treble extension, that bass extension and detail, not to mention lovely mids!

 

 

OOHHHHHHHH

 

 

GO MIKROS TRAIN! WOO WOO!

 

http://www.fskidmoreproducts.com/07f40800.jpg

 

That mikro train. :P

 

Will end up selling some of my gear for a third pair.


Edited by vlenbo - 2/21/14 at 1:59pm
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I'm actually using one of my ThinkSound cables on the 90, and the Mediabridge on the On1 (the Mediabridge won't fit the 90).

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