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post #2611 of 6488
What's the problem people are having with the stock cable? And you can't just use any off the shelf cable with this because the receptacle jack is recessed into the headphone so some plugs too wide to fit? Would monoprice cables be any good? There is one that looks fairly thin profile.

I see that this back to $69 on newegg. Is it too late to order for the rebate??? Rebate expires 2/28 and today is 2/28?

All the hype makes me really tempted to get this but I don't have an external amp and seems like mod work and extra $$ needed to really get full potential out of them.
post #2612 of 6488

Guys, I just want one-way ticket to this Mikros-hype-train-express - consider me interested. I placed an offer to Sonic Elextronix, let's see if they reply something reasonable :) too bad even Amazon cannot ship them to EU for $79:(

post #2613 of 6488
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Originally Posted by chmod744 View Post

What's the problem people are having with the stock cable? And you can't just use any off the shelf cable with this because the receptacle jack is recessed into the headphone so some plugs too wide to fit? Would monoprice cables be any good? There is one that looks fairly thin profile.

I see that this back to $69 on newegg. Is it too late to order for the rebate??? Rebate expires 2/28 and today is 2/28?

All the hype makes me really tempted to get this but I don't have an external amp and seems like mod work and extra $$ needed to really get full potential out of them.


^ Nothin' is wrong with the stock cable on these, in fact i LOVE everything stock on these. But we're just messin' with them for funzies cuz welp.................... we can. haha :tongue: The cable jack needs to be thin so it can fit into the recessed plug of these Logans is all, most aftermarket cable that are designed for portable cans should work, such as v-moda, beats, etc etc etc.

 

And they are crazy receptive to lil' mods/ cable/ pad changes, etc which makes them very revealing and fun to play around with esp. if you have different sources, etc around.

 

Yeppp i would grab a set with the $20 rebate since today is the last day and they dropped the price back down again. For ~$50 after rebate WHY THE HELL WOULD YOU NOT GET A SET!!! Or even MULTIPLE SETS!!! LMAO :deadhorse: Cuz even some cheapo Mee/ Brainwaz/ other generic brand iems can cost as much if not more, c'mon folks this is a no brainer buy tbh.

post #2614 of 6488
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Originally Posted by Bananiq View Post
 

Guys, I just want one-way ticket to this Mikros-hype-train-express - consider me interested. I placed an offer to Sonic Elextronix, let's see if they reply something reasonable :) too bad even Amazon cannot ship them to EU for $79:(


^ Congrats and welcome aboard!!! We you able to get them to price match amazon or neweggs??? Newegg is currently $69 right now. :)

 

Props for SonicElectronic for shipping overseas, and if you are able to get them to price match even mo' sweet. haha

post #2615 of 6488
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Originally Posted by sfwalcer View Post
 


^ Congrats and welcome aboard!!! We you able to get them to price match amazon or neweggs??? Newegg is currently $69 right now. :)

 

Props for SonicElectronic for shipping overseas, and if you are able to get them to price match even mo' sweet. haha

Response from Sonic, when I sent them neweggs price.

 

We regret to inform that your beat a price request was not approved.
This decision was made because your request did not meet the following
eligibility requirements:

  - The competing retailer sells the item below our own purchase cost.
We also do not match rebate offers. 
 

post #2616 of 6488
Got the pipeline et-4 and they fit perfectly and sounds amazing 😎
post #2617 of 6488

Who here would pay for return shipping if I find that these really don't live up to the hype :P

One thing that I do like is they seem to be VERY portable. Especially with that nice hard case :)

post #2618 of 6488
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Originally Posted by Nimzerz View Post
 

Who here would pay for return shipping if I find that these really don't live up to the hype :P

One thing that I do like is they seem to be VERY portable. Especially with that nice hard case :)

 

Ha - good luck. You shouldn't have any problem selling them though. If I lived 50 miles south, I'd tell you that I'd buy them from you if you don't like them. Sadly though there is a border in between us that costs $35 :(

 

Regarding the portability, they are very much so. They are super light, and the case they fit into is very compact. The case of the M500's is just a bit too fat to be super-portable (unlike the Mikros case).

post #2619 of 6488
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Originally Posted by chmod744 View Post

What's the problem people are having with the stock cable? And you can't just use any off the shelf cable with this because the receptacle jack is recessed into the headphone so some plugs too wide to fit? Would monoprice cables be any good? There is one that looks fairly thin profile.

I see that this back to $69 on newegg. Is it too late to order for the rebate??? Rebate expires 2/28 and today is 2/28?

All the hype makes me really tempted to get this but I don't have an external amp and seems like mod work and extra $$ needed to really get full potential out of them.

The mod is very easy.

My modded pair sounds great straight out of my laptop.

*Edit:  The stock pair sound great, too!!


Edited by pataburd - 2/28/14 at 6:12pm
post #2620 of 6488
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Originally Posted by mochill View Post

Got the pipeline et-4 and they fit perfectly and sounds amazing 😎

mochill,

You and I must have gotten the 1/4" OD version of this cable.  Most of the others are 3/8" OD on the plug barrel end.

Glad to hear that you are enjoying the ET-4, along with the Predator and myself.

 

[elvergun, sfwalcer, RAZR, Fajro . . . and the Good Doctor should be reporting next week as well.]  :smile_phones:


Edited by pataburd - 2/28/14 at 5:34pm
post #2621 of 6488

Got the 3 ft Auvio cable today, and have been listening for about 2 hours.  The barrels are 0.23" (approx. 6 mm) diameter.  The socket on the Mikros is about 0.28" (a hair over 7 mm).  The cable is not very flexible and the 3 ft length is just long enough for me to stow my iPod in the pocket of my hooded sweatshirt while listening...too short to reach pants pocket (I am 6'4").  The cable appears to be well made, and pretty sturdy.  It is not very flexible, but this may change with continued use.  I am not certain how much improvement, or difference, there is in the SQ compared to the stock cable...too soon to tell, but clearly there is no degradation to the SQ...the sweet Mikros sound transcends cable choice.   This was purchased at Radio Shack for $14.99.  I ordered the $2.99 cable from their web site (free ship to boot)...6' and not really practical for a portable set up.

Took my Mikros to RS today, and eyeballed the Pipeline ET4.  The clerk took one out of the box and as expected it doesn't fit the Mikros OTB as others ave indicated.  Didn't get it, but like the longer 4 ft length though.  May need to have another look at it.  What is with the arrows?  A directional electrical conductor...who comes up with this marketing nonsense.  Next thing you know we will have peeps saying that the SQ is degraded if you put it in backwards.


Edited by zombywoof - 2/28/14 at 4:50pm
post #2622 of 6488
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Originally Posted by pataburd View Post
 

The mod is very easy.

My modded pair sounds great straight out of my laptop.

 

Bassoperating room ready for action:

 

 

Felt... check. Blue tac... check.

 

And should I have a couple of glasses of wine and decide to go for it with MikrosSonusBass, then leather in the form of a thrift store leather purse & double sided tape... check!

post #2623 of 6488
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Originally Posted by waynes world View Post
 

 

Bassoperating room ready for action:

 

 

Felt... check. Blue tac... check.

 

And should I have a couple of glasses of wine and decide to go for it with MikrosSonusBass, then leather in the form of a thrift store leather purse & double sided tape... check!

Go for it, Wayne.

Chug a bottle of Lambrusco first, only if absolutely necessary, but go for it!

Am listening to Steely Dan's "FM" . . . wooooo-weeeee, so much space and so much BASSSSSSS, I almost didn't recognize he opening bars.

These Mikros 90 are KILLERS!!!

post #2624 of 6488

Hey guys - check out this album with the Mikros. Damien Rice sounds absolutely fantastic with them

post #2625 of 6488
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Originally Posted by pataburd View Post
 

Go for it, Wayne.

Chug a bottle of Lambrusco first, only if absolutely necessary, but go for it!

Am listening to Steely Dan's "FM" . . . wooooo-weeeee, so much space and so much BASSSSSSS, I almost didn't recognize he opening bars.

These Mikros 90 are KILLERS!!!

 

Will do! I might hold off on the chugging until after getting the tape off THE HOLE intact. After that, chug fest!

 

Tbh, I'm a bit surprised that you enjoy them with the bass mods. I thought the bass might be too much for you, or that you would think that other facets are degraded. So, it's pretty cool that you are liking the mods.

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