OK. Let me get this out of the way...I AM A BELIEVER! The Amazon box was on my desk when I got to my office this morning. No time at work for a quick listen so I plugged them into my iPod, stretched them over the box, and let them play all day on shuffle. At the whistl,e packed them into the sweet case and chucked them into my bag for the drive home. Back on the iPod during dinner...and time for the nightly walk of the dog. Status...about 10 hours burn in and a good stretch to the headband.
Out the door, and I immediately go to my standby track for new phones, "One Word" on Birds of Fire by Mahavishnu Orchestra. (Gear = iPod Classic 160G 7G > Fiio L9 LOD > JDS C5 > 90's)
SQ: I am duly impressed. I should say upfront that I usually use the bass boost function on the C5 so I had it on for first listen. The opening snare salvo is crisp and clean. The bass is at the bottom of my skull...freakin' thumpin' solid. The bass solo...perfect...moving right to the front of the mix, and just as clean and crisp as the snares. McLaughlin on the right, Goodman's viloin on the left, Hammer's keys in the center and up near the top of my head...but still clearly separated from the bass. All the while, Cobham's drums are floating from left to right to center and back again. Separation is the best I have experienced on any of my phones. For closed phones the sound stage is very good.
Comfort: No problem. Getting them into the proper position on the ears is a bit tricky at first but once you find it...oh so sweet. Stretching the headband over the box all day may have helped as I found the clamping pressure just right. I had them on for about an hour during my walk with no discomfort. Isolation seems to be good enough, but perhaps not quite good enough for air travel.
Last words: I will be getting the Radio Shack cable tomorrow. Don't need the remote with the C5 and I do not want anything at all getting in the way of that "oh so sweet" sound. Second pair from Newegg ordered yesterday for $69-$20 rebate...already at my regional PO, should be delivered by Thursday...will be doing the bass mod to see if I can forgo the bass boost on the C5.
Keep the hype alive.
CHOO!! CHOO!! The Mikros 90 HYPE TRAIN is still on the platform.
Welcome to the Mikros 90 Madhouse/Social HYPE Experiment, ZW!!!
ANOTHER SATISFIED CUSTOMER
Edited by pataburd - 2/26/14 at 5:25am