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post #2266 of 5883
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Originally Posted by Sil3nce View Post
 

Well, just got them today.

There's a lot of bass :O 

I like the mids, and treble is well-extended.

I don't know why people said these lack in bass-quantity. 

There seems to be a problem with the clamp, since I wear glasses. Also, there seems to be a phenomenon where there appears to be driver flex with left side using the stock ear-pad. 

It's strange, since I never experienced this with any headphones before. 

I experience the driver flex as well when I push the cups to my ear.  Other than annoyance, it has no effect on SQ, correct?

post #2267 of 5883

Sounds like I'm the only one listening to them straight out of my laptop and phone.  

 

They sound good, but not nearly as good as you guys are describing, so an amp is needed to achieve those levels (especially the bass levels you're describing).  These things are power hungry for sure (volume of laptop at 75% or more).

post #2268 of 5883
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Originally Posted by Grayson73 View Post
 

Sounds like I'm the only one listening to them straight out of my laptop and phone.  

 

They sound good, but not nearly as good as you guys are describing, so an amp is needed to achieve those levels (especially the bass levels you're describing).  These things are power hungry for sure (volume of laptop at 75% or more).

 

I only listen to my pair at work, from an iPad.

 

When I have them at hand in my house and I plug them into one of my amps…yeah, they do sound much better. 

 

My K550, on the other hand, sounds about the same no matter what equipment I use.  I don’t hear any improvement when I run it off an amp

post #2269 of 5883
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Originally Posted by vlenbo View Post
 

Hmm, I didn't do that, I'll get to call them later for a rebate as well, maybe they'll give me that or the card.

 

Thanks eric! :biggrin:

:beerchug:

post #2270 of 5883

Just drank the Kool-Aid myself, although ironically independently of this thread. Found this looking for mods to boost the comfort, and have spent half the day reading through everything.

 

I have been really happy with everything but the comfort and the bass. So i embarked on the bass mod to much success. Opened them up and took off the piece of tape (stuck it off to the side so I could reverse later on.), and then stuck in two pieces of foam from a pelican case we had laying around at work. They pretty much filled up the void, and required maybe an 1/8 of compression to get the screws to be able to start. Bass seems much more full, and I don't detect and boominess or anything some others have described. These headphones go properly low, close to if not as low as my XB500's.

 

The sound is great all around, enough that I can forgive the comfort for a while until I can get that sorted out as well. Vocals in particular just sound great.

 

As for the comfort I am going to take a good look through the phones I have sitting around at home and try to find some donor pads. I'm hoping to do the double pad to make these over ears if possible, otherwise looking for some slightly larger ear pads that will fit (the mdr-zx600 pads are just slightly to large fyi).

 

I bought these for use as my vacation headphones along with a biosciencegeek cmoy amp to give me something a little more portable than my work ( Quart Phone 95 X w/ modified Creek OBH-11) and home (superlux HD668B w/ Little Bear hybrid Tube Amp) setups. So far I have just had them hooked up to a C-Media usb headphone adapter and already they sound great. I can't wait to get them hooked up to some proper amplification. I tried to hook them up to my Creek amp but aparently the stock cable and my 1/4" adapter don't play together.

 

If I can readily get the comfort issue sorted out these will definently be my new go to home cans (not at work cause I need the open cans to be able to hear other people/phones/the intercom etc.

 

I am leaving on a trip for a week where these will get extensive airplane and hotel testing with both the cmoy amp, as well as the Go-Dap I just bought today (couldn't resist). I will report again when I get back.

post #2271 of 5883
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Originally Posted by Cagin View Post
 

 

So beautiful, so worth the pain uh ? :devil_face: 

^

 

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G44

post #2272 of 5883
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Originally Posted by aczuprynski View Post
 

Just drank the Kool-Aid myself, although ironically independently of this thread. Found this looking for mods to boost the comfort, and have spent half the day reading through everything.

 

I can't wait to get them hooked up to some proper amplification. I tried to hook them up to my Creek amp but apparently the stock cable and my 1/4" adapter don't play together.

I have had the same problem with the stock cable's plug on the source end.  It will only work if I squeeze the [middle] microphone button up along the cable.  At first, I thought it was a defective plug, but the same thing happened with a replacement.  Seems like another marketing snafu/fumble/oversight on ML's end.

 

WELCOME to the Mikros 90 Madhouse/Social Network!! and keep us posted!

 

:beerchug: 

post #2273 of 5883
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Originally Posted by doctorjazz View Post

fake red Beats cord better after burn in, still not there.
I'm from the "needs more bass" crowd, though, as stated earlier, it is intermittent, sometimes sounds fine, sometimes anemic.

Mod 'em, Doc, ala Maxx/Lors!

:D 

post #2274 of 5883
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Originally Posted by cn11 View Post
 

I just got out my V-moda cable and tried it. I concur with other reports that it muddies the highs and sense of space compared to stock. I will not be using that cable as an option anytime soon again! 

 

...Contemplating stopping at a Radioshack to pick up an Auvio cable to give a try.

You can always bring it back [within 30 days] for a full refund.

post #2275 of 5883
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Originally Posted by Cagin View Post
 

Cheers thanks :)   Got lots of questions on them haha

Did Ted use these http://www.viablue.de/com/phono_plugs_3_5_t6s_small.shtml  ? Viablue T6 item # 30539  as they have OD of 9.0mm, so trimmed outer barrel off 3mm? The other T6 item # 30540 has 13.5mm OD.

 

Until you get a camera :D, do you know which braid type you got ? round or flat ? Impressed that we can get a 4 wire 24awg braid into our tiny plugs for the Mikros, now I'm *_* over the possibility of an 8 wire 26 or 28awg square braided recabling.

 

Is yours bare naked or did you pick the offered MDPC free sleeving?

 

pricewise I guestimate: 5′ pure 24awg 40 strant OCC silver with Viablue plug 3.5mm $220 +  $20+10 to get to 6.5feet (2meter) + $5-10 for trimming job  + $7 shipping

Rounded braid.

Cable is nude.

post #2276 of 5883
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Originally Posted by pataburd View Post
 

 

WELCOME to the Mikros 90 Madhouse/Social Network HYPE Experiment!!! and keep us posted!

 

:beerchug: 

^ FTFY!!! :)

post #2277 of 5883
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Originally Posted by ericp10 View Post
 

I ordered the Auvio cable on ebay. I found it for $9.99.

EricP,

Keep us posted.

I am enjoying the Auvio with pop venues.

 

Just put the FiiO back in.  Not bad.  But not great--particularly for their MSRP of $31.  You get a little more midbass/midbass weight. The music seems somewhat emasculated and Perry Como-ish, albeit a little more fluid and dimensional as well [nice features].  (Maybe they still need more break-in.)


Edited by pataburd - 2/25/14 at 2:39pm
post #2278 of 5883
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Originally Posted by Lorspeaker View Post

Geeezzz...u still hv lotsa leftover$$$ from the he6sale...
U need custom doeskin leatherpads !

Will probably do the RAW Maxx mod first.  Am just worried about repeated opening/closing of the ear cups and stressing the pads.  Might just try some open cell foam as mentioned earlier by ????, that is, until I shoot the deer.  :smile_phones: 


Edited by pataburd - 2/25/14 at 2:46pm
post #2279 of 5883

People HAVE to buy this headphone!

 

I am revisiting my beatles collection at the moment, and I never knew...that You Can't Do That had silent beatles oohing in the lightest way possible! :D

 

Well, I would have probably heard it on the re700s, but this headphone is awesome at its current price point, and does it better regardless.

 

GET THESE NOW! Only 59.99 with rebate, order now! 

 

It has amazing 3d imagery, pretty good bass quantity, despite not being BIG bass in stock, or unamped. Getting my friend to get the beats cable from me, and the amp is already with me, just need to borrow his ipod! :) Not to mention, the beautiful layering of the highs, mids, and lows! The hilarious thing is, some songs put it in that order for me, especially in the height portion of the soundstage. Pretty wide too, to be honest!

 

Thanks to pataburd, lorspeaker, and sf for this hilarious thread!


Edited by vlenbo - 2/25/14 at 2:48pm
post #2280 of 5883
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Originally Posted by vlenbo View Post
 

People HAVE to buy this headphone!

 

I am revisiting my beatles collection at the moment, and I never knew...that You Can't Do That had silent beatles oohing in the lightest way possible! :D

 

Well, I would have probably heard it on the re700s, but this headphone is awesome at its current price point, and does it better regardless.

 

GET THESE NOW! Only 59.99 with rebate, order now! 

 

It has amazing 3d imagery, pretty good bass quantity, despite not being BIG bass in stock, or unamped. Getting my friend to get the beats cable from me, and the amp is already with me, just need to borrow his ipod! :) Not to mention, the beautiful layering of the highs, mids, and lows! The hilarious thing is, some songs put it in that order for me, especially in the height portion of the soundstage. Pretty wide too, to be honest!

 

Thanks to pataburd, lorspeaker, and sf for this hilarious thread!

 

^ Right back at ya'!!!

 

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Edited by sfwalcer - 2/25/14 at 3:27pm
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