I DID IT.
Used dynamat instead cause that's what I had lying around. Can definetly hear more power in the bass, but its still very nicely defined, as I feel the bass boost is in the lowest frequencies allowing the mikros to maintain its excellent PRaT. Listening to "Fotografia" by Yiruma, the mod gives a better sense of weight to the piano, but the articulation is still on point, with notes being able to soar and dive effortlessly. While the piano does seem meatier, it does sound like its in a larger room.
"Ivy" by I The Mighty, a very melodic hardcore band (more shouty than screaming, but more singing than either, it's pretty tasteful imo), it starts with a beautiful mash up of the drums and guitars, and with the mod everything sounds beautifully snappy and well defined, I can't get enough of this band to begin with, and the Mikros makes it a much more satisfying experience for me.
This mod also gives a much more grand sense of scale to large orchestra pieces. One worth mentioning would be "The Shadow of The Past" by composer Howard Shore. This song from the Lord of the Rings through this modded mikros sounds nothing short of epic. The sense of scale and emotion is chilling, making this song almost frightening to listen to in a dark room at night T_T
Still getting used to describing sound, but what I can say is that this mod is worthy of trying.
Great work Lors and Maxxx!
I agree with your [and Lors' prior] comments on what the mod brings to orchestral pieces, really delivering a big, believable and highly emotional scale from the music.
Listened to Eric Kunzel and BPO, Star Tracks II, WOW!! I had to force myself go to sleep after listening to Bill Conti's theme to The Right Stuff.
Also, on Helmut Walcha's rendition of J. S. Bach's Prelude and Fugue in E Minor, BWV 548. The pedal bass was beautifully dense, well-controlled and deep.
I am going to keep the "original foam" mod for this pair until the headphones themselves break in--plus the silver cable. But it just seems to get better and better.
It even sounds great over the Burson HA-160 [LOL]!
Edited by pataburd - 2/28/14 at 4:53am