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Originally Posted by Nimzerz View Post
 

This or the new LE ATH-M50x?

This, a thousand times this!

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Haha, for real? Is it that great?

 

Also considering getting the quickie instead...for now. Really want a DIY project tbh. I just don't know if the quickie will benefit my rig (in my signature) enough to justify the pricetag.


Edited by Nimzerz - 2/25/14 at 11:16pm
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Originally Posted by Nimzerz View Post

Haha, for real? Is it that great?
The kids are VERY detailed, musical, and engaging, read our impressions and compare them to the author reviews. It'll be worth buying this as the sound stage is expansive depending on recordings, imagery is amazing, and the lows are the most tightest and most eloquent I've heard, just like the hjghs, except highs have detail and crispness not tightness lol
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Originally Posted by Grayson73 View Post
 

Can someone listen to the chorus of this Nickelback song (0:32-0:55 and 1:25-1:48) and see if they can hear the cymbals and hi-hat?  Straight out of my laptop, I can barely hear them , they're not clear, and the electric guitar is much louder.  Out of my Tenore, there is more detail and clarity.  Wondering if it's the Mikros problem or the lack of amp problem.  This is with the stock cable.

If you can, try unamped and amped.

 

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-VMFdpdDYYA

 

I wonder what the quality of some of these Youtube videos are though. I know a lot of them sound more quiet through both the 90s and CAL2. Heck, now that the CAL2 has become so warm, I can barely stand to listen to youtube videos though it. At this point I think that it definitely needs and amp. I also think the 90s need an amp based on what I originally heard from the CAL2 and have read on the forum. Anyway, most of my downloaded music still sounds fine. my amp finally left from where it was being held up and should get here later today or tomorrow. :fingers crossed. 

 

 

Also, here are the solo pad pics. Honestly, these are a pretty tight fit, and I'm not too happy with how much I had to manhandle my 90s. Heck, the right white one has popped off twice now and I still haven't managed to get on both gray ones. I'm thinking I may need to look for different pads. 

 

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Originally Posted by Nimzerz View Post
 

This or the new LE ATH-M50x?


^ LoL, the new ATH-M50X seems to sound about the same as the old models and these Logans can beat those M50s silly from what i have read about them.

 

Even the cheapo JVC S500 can already hang/ bests the M50s methinks. Never heard the M50s myself but have owned the $25 Monoprice cans that supposedly sound very similar them and i wasn't really that impressed with those Mono cans.

 

These Logans are in a completely different/ higher league than the M50s cuz their sound/ performance is not even that competitive in todays budget-fi market anymore tbh. The ATH ES700s and the ATH WS99 is much more relevant and is about the same price range as the M50s so................ the M50s needs to be retired or be sold for around $50-$70 for what they do.

 

That might sound harsh but ATH is milking those M50s for wayyyyyyyyyyyyyy more than they are worth but peps always seem to suggest them to noobs so..... :deadhorse:

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Originally Posted by sfwalcer View Post
 


^ LoL, the new ATH-M50X seems to sound about the same as the old models and these Logans can beat those M50s silly from what i have read about them.

 

Even the cheapo JVC S500 can already hang/ bests the M50s methinks. Never heard the M50s myself but have owned the $25 Monoprice cans that supposedly sound very similar them and i wasn't really that impressed with those Mono cans.

 

These Logans are in a completely different/ higher league than the M50s cuz their sound/ performance is not even that competitive in todays budget-fi market anymore tbh. The ATH ES700s and the ATH WS99 is much more relevant and is about the same price range as the M50s so................ the M50s needs to be retired or be sold for around $50-$70 for what they do.

 

That might sound harsh but ATH is milking those M50s for wayyyyyyyyyyyyyy more than they are worth but peps always seem to suggest them to noobs so..... :deadhorse:

They surprised me tbh... but yeah I still get your point on the milking them and it does seem that based on what has been said about the ML that they can prob beat them.

 

Who has heard both and can comment on the differences/compare??


Edited by Nimzerz - 2/25/14 at 11:41pm
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They surprised me tbh... but yeah I still get your point on the milking them and it does seem that based on what has been said about the ML that they can prob beat them.

 

Who has heard both and can comment on the differences/compare??


^ Maybe you should get a set of these Logans and compare if for yourself. ;)

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Considering that.
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Considering that.


^

In the NAME OF SCIENCE!!!

700

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Considering that.

Nim....giv this can a shot....the separation clarity mids bass texture u hear is more than enough for the price, phenomenal value buy.
Close your eyes n buy a dozen!
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I went down the rabbit hole!!!

 

Did a "stop-gap" MikrosHypedBass Mod last night.  Removed the "bass port blockers" and tucked a 1.875 inch diameter disc of 0.875 inch thick open cell foam into the bottoms of each cup beneath the drivers.

 

BASSSSSSS???  Did Maxx and Lors mention the BASSSSSSS???

 

Want to go back in with doe skin, felt and some BlueTac to properly finish the job [tweak the "Smack" factor], but opening up that Rabbit Hole unleashes THE MOST POTENT, DEEP and CONTROLLED BASSSSSSS I have ever heard from a set of headphones.  Indeed the MHB knocks out the D7000 inside of a minute of the first round: the Denons cannot go this LOW, remain this FULL and stay this CLEAN.*

 

. . . 8! . . . 9! . . . 10! . . . and YER OUT!!!

 

 

*I compared the MHB with the stock 'phones.  But it is too early to say if upper and middle frequency resolution--at gossamer levels--is affected because I modded a brand spanking new set.  So break-in will definitely play a factor as I study the effects of the MHB Mod.  I will concur with Maxx and Lors that the mids seem more open and deep.  Vocals are fuller and better rounded/sculpted in space.  The sense of space overall is enlarged significantly.  Doing the mod is like letting the Mikros 90 breathe.  

 

This takes nothing away from the stock sound of these fine headphones.  But on R&R, I preferred the modded, unbroken-in MHB to the 400+ hours stock Mikros 90.  I must have listened to Fleetwood Mac's "Behind the Mask" four times just to make sure my ears were actually registering what I thought I was hearing.  

  


Edited by pataburd - 2/26/14 at 6:14am
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Maxx and Lors have been officially inducted into the Mikros 90 Hall of Fame for their seminal work with the Mikros 90 BASSSSSSSMODSSSSSSS!!

:beerchug: 


Edited by pataburd - 2/26/14 at 9:41am
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Just ordered two more pair.

 

:biggrin:

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Pataburd, I think it's time to admit that you were onto something! At this point I can't say whether or not they will dethrone my M500's. But I'm not gonna say that they won't either!

Wayne,

Give the Mikros 90 300 hours, do the BASS mod, then prepare the eulogy for the M500.  [You can start writing it now.]

:wink: 


Edited by pataburd - 2/26/14 at 5:19am
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LOL, mister 10 thumbs here, sent the Pipeline cable to PredatorZ to shave it down some to fit. the ML cup! I actually did buy a 2nd ML yesterday, still inexpensive, with 2, maybe I'll chance taking the tape off as described. I doubt I'll get much fancier than that, not likely to finish any bigger mods with positive results happy_face1.gif

Doc,

If you get in there to remove the tiny tape cover, you might as well spend another few minutes to spruce up with one of Maxx's or Lors' bass-ic operations.  The bass might be too much without some damping.  I used foam, but feel that there is still perhaps too much overhang--for my tastes--on some some tracks.  You might want to wait until those of us who have started to mod supplement Lors' catalogue.  Then you can go in once and get the bass proportion and texture you most want.

 

After the mod, Doc, you WILL NEVER WANT FOR BASS EVER AGAIN with the Mikros 90.  The MikrosHypedBass will pummel you into submission and make you retract every doubtful thing you ever said about the Mikros 90.  Then you will be reinstated with full rights and privileges into the Brotherhood.  

 

(Don't know if you realized it or not, Doc, but you were on probation--that's right, on provisional membership, because you had not been gushing only super-positive-HYPE about the MLs.  But, you know, the Boys are willing to let bygones be bygones and are ready to welcome you back with the open hand of Mikros 90 friendship.)   

 

Just DON'T EVER SAY ANYTHING THAT ISN'T HYPER-POSITIVE ABOUT THE MIKROS 90 FROM NOW ON, or the Boys will be back wielding the Mikros 90 bludgeon of retribution.


Edited by pataburd - 2/26/14 at 6:17am
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