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post #2071 of 6492
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Originally Posted by ericp10 View Post
 

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).

I'm a droolin' over the ON1.....should I be?  

post #2072 of 6492
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Originally Posted by kevb View Post

I'm a droolin' over the ON1.....should I be?  
not really unless it was price of these Mikros
post #2073 of 6492
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Originally Posted by Maxx134 View Post


not really unless it was price of these Mikros

Oh, I know the price.....have the 90's running in on my Audio-GD NFB-11.32 right now.....they've been cranked all day.  Well, not cranked, but loud enough to hear them through the bathroom door with the fan...

 

Just love the wooden goodness of the ON1's.....so purdy!!


Edited by kevb - 2/21/14 at 4:40pm
post #2074 of 6492
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Originally Posted by Maxx134 View Post


not really unless it was price of these Mikros

So better for the on1s to be discontinued as well? :p

post #2075 of 6492
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Originally Posted by nehcrow View Post
 

Thanks for the offer!
I might be interested if I don't get any other offers


Help a brother out guys! :D Want that sweet sweet stock sound back

 

No problem. Just let me know. 

 

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Originally Posted by Maxx134 View Post


They came with plastic part for the beats can but WERE NOT GLUED ON!!!
So I just easily peeled them off the plastic wich is an oval shape just like the mikros so it was perfect snug fit....
I got them on ebay:

http://pages.ebay.com/link/?nav=item.view&id=201023140622
You neeeeeeeeed toooo repost LINK TO THE POST!

 

Thanks man. I guess I just got unlucky. About to order both a gray and white pair.. Also, it's good to see that the pads increased the bass and made them more airy. That's what I was hoping for.  Can't wait to get these. 

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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

 

Hmm...this looks like the mod I want to try. Now to find some leather.. 

post #2076 of 6492
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Originally Posted by Maxx134 View Post

not really unless it was price of these Mikros

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Originally Posted by kevb View Post

I'm a droolin' over the ON1.....should I be?  

Yes indeed!
post #2077 of 6492
Got some replacement cables, 1st the Fiio, did increase the bass, but I think the mids get recessed and slightly veiled to my ears. The Beats cable came today, similar to me, less open, stage, highs imo, bass better. Hooked them up now for burn in, but, overall, of the 3 (and I haven't done head to head), the stock is still overall best. One of these days have to shave the Pipeline down so I can get it to fit the ML. Still having my Love them/Take-them-or-leave-them schizoid relationship with them, usually dependent on whether I can get some bass out of them or not (but not at the sacrifice of some of the other ML goodness). Still playin around w/them...
This was actually my assessment, I quoted Sf, thinking he might be describing the same thing I was. The cheapo Beats cable actually did sound harsh to me out of the box, have them burning now, see what happens. I'd compare the Fiio sound to what people call the Sennheiser "haze", some attribute to the 650's,but more pronounced. Listening out of Fiio X3/ALO National, maybe not the highest end front end, but not bad (I like it)
Edited by doctorjazz - 2/22/14 at 7:40am
post #2078 of 6492
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Originally Posted by doctorjazz View Post

Got some replacement cables, 1st the Fiio, did increase the bass, but I think the mids get recessed and slightly veiled to my ears. The Beats cable came today, similar to me, less open, stage, highs imo, bass better. Hooked them up now for burn in, but, overall, of the 3 (and I haven't done head to head), the stock is still overall best. One of these days have to shave the Pipeline down so I can get it to fit the ML. Still having my Love them/Take-them-or-leave-them schizoid relationship with them, usually dependent on whether I can get some bass out of them or not (but not at the sacrifice of some of the other ML goodness). Still playin around w/them...


^ Just realize that for me the FiiO cable sounds too grainy for some reason, seems the sound is peppered with a lot more texture/ grain than the other cables. Still good but sounds kinda a bit too intense tbh. LMAO if that makes any sense. :rolleyes: 

post #2079 of 6492
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Originally Posted by doctorjazz View Post

Got some replacement cables, 1st the Fiio, did increase the bass, but I think the mids get recessed and slightly veiled to my ears. The Beats cable came today, similar to me, less open, stage, highs imo, bass better. Hooked them up now for burn in, but, overall, of the 3 (and I haven't done head to head), the stock is still overall best. One of these days have to shave the Pipeline down so I can get it to fit the ML. Still having my Love them/Take-them-or-leave-them schizoid relationship with them, usually dependent on whether I can get some bass out of them or not (but not at the sacrifice of some of the other ML goodness). Still playin around w/them...

Doc,

PM the Predator about getting the ET-4 to fit.

post #2080 of 6492

Auditioned the Mikros 90 with a McIntosh MCD1100 player and the following:

 

(1)  SPL Phonitor

Maybe it was due to an impedance mismatch.  Was not impressed AT ALL with the Phonitor.  Brittle, 2-D, with virtually no bloom.  Sterile-sounding and cheap feeling.  Sounded harder/harsher and more distorted at higher volumes.  Am glad I got this out of my system--literally.  My craving for the SPL is officially over.

 

(2)  PS Audio GCHA

Excellent resolution and transparency.  Big 3-D soundstage with excellent balance and bloom from top-to-bottom.  Really nice match with the Mikros 90!  [The $10,000 disc player probably didn't hurt, though.]  Not the last word in dynamics, but a very engaging listen that seems to weigh in on the ML's chief strengths.

 

(3)  Woo Audio 3

Not enough current.  Sounded AWFUL with the MLs.  Small, bright, edgy with the volume turned up to 3 or 4 o'clock.  Terrible mismatch here.

 

(4)  Woo WA7 Fireflies

Has a high/low gain switch on the back.  Sweet, slightly forward, liquid mids.  Bass extension/resolution very good, but not great.  [After listening to the GCHA, the Woo didn't stand a chance.]  Nice 3-D space.  Very quiet and not too tubey-sounding.  Cannot fully tap the low level resolution capabilities of the Mikros 90.  A worthy all-tube option none-the-less.  With more warm-up time, I think this amp would have gotten better.  Might go back next week and try to spend an hour with the Woo.

 

From most to least favorite:  GCHA, Fireflies, Phonitor, Woo 3.  [I might pick up a GCHA this week, and a/b with the Burson.]

 

Concluded the afternoon listening to the B&W 803 Diamonds driven by the Levinson No. 531H monblocks.  Don't get me started with this stuff . . . 

 

Teds Headfood UPOCC silver cable, Burson HA-160 and possibly GCHA due in next week!


Edited by pataburd - 2/21/14 at 7:50pm
post #2081 of 6492
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Originally Posted by pataburd View Post
 

Auditioned the Mikros 90 with a McIntosh MCD1100 player and the following:

 

(1)  SPL Phonitor

Maybe it was due to an impedance mismatch.  Was not impressed AT ALL with the Phonitor.  Brittle, 2-D, with virtually no bloom.  Sterile-sounding and cheap feeling.  Sounded harder/harsher and more distorted at higher volumes.  Am glad I got this out of my system--literally.  My craving for the SPL is officially over.

 

(2)  PS Audio GCHA

Excellent resolution and transparency.  Big 3-D soundstage with excellent balance and bloom from top-to-bottom.  Really nice match with the Mikros 90!  [The $10,000 disc player probably didn't hurt, though.]  Not the last word in dynamics, but a very engaging listen that seems to weigh in on the ML's chief strengths.

 

(3)  Woo Audio 3

Not enough current.  Sounded AWFUL with the MLs.  Small, bright, edgy with the volume turned up to 3 or 4 o'clock.  Terrible mismatch here.

 

(4)  Woo WA7 Fireflies

Has a high/low gain switch on the back.  Sweet, slightly forward, liquid mids.  Bass extension/resolution very good, but not great.  [After listening to the GCHA, the Woo didn't stand a chance.]  Nice 3-D space.  Very quiet and not too tubey-sounding.  Cannot fully tap the low level resolution capabilities of the Mikros 90.  A worthy all-tube option none-the-less.  With more warm-up time, I think this amp would have gotten better.  Might go back next week and try to spend an hour with the Woo.

 

From most to least favorite:  GCHA, Fireflies, Phonitor, Woo 3.  [I might pick up a GCHA this week, and a/b with the Burson.]

 

Concluded the afternoon listening to the B&W 803 Diamonds driven by the Levinson No. 531H monblocks.

 

Teds Headfood UPOCC silver cable, Burson HA-160 and possibly GCHA due in next week!

 

wow u went on a whirlwind soundtour with your micros huh...sobering to know again n again, in headfi its all about matching.

Like how a Carven leather organicized that refined sound of the mighty midget mikros.

 

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Originally Posted by sfwalcer View Post
 


^ Just realize that for me the FiiO cable sounds too grainy for some reason, seems the sound is peppered with a lot more texture/ grain than the other cables. Still good but sounds kinda a bit too intense tbh. LMAO if that makes any sense. :rolleyes: 

 

makes perfect sense...pure hype..lol.

but seriously that sounded like a cross betw a burson amp and a Lyr.. i can almost hear your silent scream.

:D

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earthtoearth, dusttodust...i commit thee to thy rest...some spunky leatherpads will take over your job. 

 

http://www.ebay.com/itm/251271699972  (doesnt FIT...slightly bigger )

ordered a pair of this, looks less puffy than the Beats pad.


Edited by Lorspeaker - 4/7/14 at 10:22pm
post #2082 of 6492
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Originally Posted by Maxx134 View Post

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

 

let me thinketh.....it goes like this (BS) :

modeling clay hardens, to stiffen a resonating plastic shell.. 

blue tac is soft, somewhat absorbent of sound, to reduce standing waves bouncing back n forth to give u headache.

Another reason is, modeling clay was in his drawer, ,and blue tac is in mine.

:deadhorse:

post #2083 of 6492
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Originally Posted by Lorspeaker View Post
 

 

let me thinketh.....it goes like this (BS) :

modeling clay hardens, to stiffen a resonating plastic shell.. 

blue tac is soft, somewhat absorbent of sound, to reduce standing waves bouncing back n forth to give u headache.

Another reason is, modeling clay was in his drawer, ,and blue tac is in mine.

:deadhorse:

 

A mad-modding buddy of mine suggests that Dynamat is good stuff to use, and he suggests putting it in the entire inner surface areas if you are wanting to make the cup itself better for vibration control and bass tightening. Apparently it can also be sliced into the smallest shapes to get into the nooks and crannies. 

 

Me? I know nothing. Well, except that my 90's finally did make their tracking appearance in Canada, and now are about 50 miles away. So early next week for sure. About time, because this hype is killing me lol.

post #2084 of 6492

dynamat is sticky...unpeelable almost, its got metal, which will leach into your soundflavor...u golden ears wann more brightness then go for it :P

nothing sounds like natural leather..as in CARVEN leather, only Carven works, any other cow or lamb or ox wont.

Now go hunt for your Carven..

 

( chants in the background...carven carven carven.. ok...chant some bluetacbluetacbluetac too .)

 

But most important, Dynamat is not in my drawer/ or my wife's . :)

 

http://youtu.be/MMH5Fru-zEs

 

On my mods including the latest, this song hits harrrd, tighttttt...:P

 

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YY33oEDtJv0


Edited by Lorspeaker - 2/21/14 at 10:43pm
post #2085 of 6492
I've been comparing the 90 to the HP50. The Mikros is fantastic ......but falls short of NAD in details, soundstage, depth, fullness and imaging. And of course in bass (although I hear plenty bass). I think I would give the Mikros the edge in guitars. The HP50 is a smoother and bit of a warmer sound. Of course, the NAD IS WAY MORE COMFORTABLE! Still, the ML is not too far behind base on current price. I used the NAD cables for both phones. The NAD cable has great synergy with the 90... So does the On1 cable. Glad I have this little phone that could.
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