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post #256 of 5805

Thank you, slfan, for addressing the Mikros 90 vs. B&W P5/7 differences, for your very informative and helpful observations! Poor placement and/or obtrusive outside noise would tend to diminish or nullify all that fine Mikros 90 detail at either end of the frequency spectrum.

 

I think it is very difficult for a single set of headphones to faithfully deliver elevated midbass pressure without simultaneously eclipsing deep bass detail, especially when deep bass suffers steeper dB loss.  The D7000, as I recall, were able to pull off this feat to an appreciable degree, but they were somewhat bass-forward and not quite as clean way down deep as the Mikros 90. 


Edited by pataburd - 1/14/14 at 7:01pm
post #257 of 5805
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 . . . O.K., O.K.  (the EMTs have just administered me the smelling salts), you must have gotten the impression by now that I am a shameless proponent of the Martin Logan Mikros 90.

 

Yours Truly (while gradually coming out of a Mikros 90-induced hyperventilated state),

pataburd

LOL...I guess people think we are nuts and that this headphone sucks.  

post #258 of 5805
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I think it is very difficult for a single set of headphones to faithfully deliver elevated midbass pressure without simultaneously eclipsing deep bass detail, especially when deep bass suffers steeper dB loss.  The D7000, as I recall, were able to pull off this feat to an appreciable degree, but they were somewhat bass-forward and not as clean way down deep as the Mikros 90. 

 

Agree here. I used to like a little midbass bump in my other phones because it gives me the impression of a fuller body of sounds. But this is much better, to be able to digest the bass region like the rest of the spectrum, not just a blot of rumbles.

 

The whole thing is kind of weird to me, I mean, mikros 90 should be what I consider an audiophile's perfect portable: good to great clarity, great separation, great tonality and speed, balance across spectrum, and all that without being cold or clinical. Yet not a lot of people know or acknowledge this headphone. It is like they give one the exact thing that one asks for but somehow nobody appreciates it lol.      

post #259 of 5805
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LOL...I guess people think we are nuts and that this headphone sucks.  

Let them!

I rather enjoy the anti-establishmentarian pedigree of Mikros 90 ownership!


Edited by pataburd - 1/15/14 at 4:45am
post #260 of 5805
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Agree here. I used to like a little midbass bump in my other phones because it gives me the impression of a fuller body of sounds. But this is much better, to be able to digest the bass region like the rest of the spectrum, not just a blot of rumbles.

 

The whole thing is kind of weird to me, I mean, mikros 90 should be what I consider an audiophile's perfect portable: good to great clarity, great separation, great tonality and speed, balance across spectrum, and all that without being cold or clinical. Yet not a lot of people know or acknowledge this headphone. It is like they give one the exact thing that one asks for but somehow nobody appreciates it lol.      

Well said!

post #261 of 5805
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The really unique thing about the Mikros 90, IMHO, is that they are both very highly resolving and very highly musically enjoyable.  

 

Many headphones that resolve detail lapse into a somewhat cold or clinical sound signature (e.g. SONY MDR-SA5000, Beyerdynamic DT880/600, AKG K70x, etc.).  The MLs are perhaps the first set of headphones I have heard that manage to extract and resolve lots of detail while at the same time maintain a commensurate level of musicality.  

 

Tonal balance and tonal color/"temperature" with the Mikros 90 are among the best--if not THE best--I have heard.  I think this is what sets the MLs apart from the most of the other "detail-oriented" products on the market.  The result is a highly involving, technically masterful yet eminently musically satisfying listening experience.

 

. . . and they are designed and engineered in the good ol' U.S. of A (but--sigh--made in China).

agree 100%

post #262 of 5805

Oh ya Pataburd.....  Stygian nice word, had to look it up, Thanks :)

post #263 of 5805

Heading back to the apartment today.  Have brought the Mikros 90 along for sure!  Want to hear them with the EVS-modded Sony BDP-S780 (my "He-Man" source), the KMF headamp and the SoundSilver Trilogy cables.  

 

Was listening to them straight out of my laptop last night and they sounded very, very good.   

 

The Mikros 90 simply endure in their ability to consistently satisfy and marvel this humble listener.

 

:happy_face1:


Edited by pataburd - 1/15/14 at 3:51am
post #264 of 5805
Getting them soon😃
post #265 of 5805
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LOL...I guess people think we are nuts and that this headphone sucks. 

 

Actually, the Mikros 90 is too good for many people. It's way more than what they need or could sonically comprehend.:devil_face:

post #266 of 5805
Gotta hear what all the rave is about...bought mine for $107.95 I think that's a great deal for something the was $299 😃
post #267 of 5805
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Actually, the Mikros 90 is too good for many people. It's way more than what they need or could sonically comprehend.:devil_face:

 

:wink:

post #268 of 5805
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Gotta hear what all the rave is about...bought mine for $107.95 I think that's a great deal for something the was $299 😃

 

Be sure to let them burn in for a day or two before you give them a serious listen....my pair changed (real or imaginary change :confused_face_2: ) drastically after a couple of days.

post #269 of 5805
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Gotta hear what all the rave is about...bought mine for $107.95 I think that's a great deal for something the was $299 😃

 

I just saw them for $85 on Amazon and couldn't resist getting a second set...they're that good :veryevil:  I paid full price when they first came out but I felt they were worth every penny. They have the nice characteristic of being transparent and dynamic, yet they also have a touch of warmth that keeps it all musical. Also love how the 90 is so tight, clear and non-bloated in the bass.

post #270 of 5805
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Actually, the Mikros 90 is too good for many people. It's way more than what they need or could sonically comprehend.:devil_face:


That's a big woot !

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