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post #2731 of 6488

LMAO.....bravo !!!

 

:beerchug:

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Was going through my bag and realized I haven't had my SE535's out of their case since the Mikros arrived on Monday.

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yea I got shot down trying to promote it in another thread x-D

Which one?

And how did they shoot you down?

I have not been to the Help/Getting Started thread in a while, but I did post there awhile back.

Lots of inertia and static preconception [until you get to OUR thread!!!]. 

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Does anyone have any pics of mod done to the Mikros side of Pipeline ET-4 cable?  The Auvio is just too short at 3 ft to be a practical alternative to the OTB Mikros cable...the next length available is 6 ft...too long.  The SQ for the stock ML cable is fine, but it twists easily, and I have already snagged it in the zipper on my jacket...need something a bit sturdier for daily use.  I won't entertain the idea of leaving the 90's at home.


Edited by zombywoof - 3/1/14 at 7:04am
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That Auvio plug's sparked a good deal of interest, it's the first metal cased 3.5mm plug that would fit the Mikros, all others are either mould injection made or modded/diy. I need to look out for its manufacturer, see if there's variants.

Found out this thread about 3.5mm plugs last http://www.head-fi.org/t/410135/ultimate-diy-the-3-5mm-1-8-mini-jack-plug-collection-thread

 

 

@pataburd PMed you

 

 

 

 

 

EDIT: found a plug!  Connectronics 35-4CON-LP it's TRRS, $5.95 @ Markertek


Edited by Cagin - 3/1/14 at 9:56am
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Sixth day with the 90's...about 80 hours...no mods except the Auvio cable...listening to Miles Davis "Sketches of Spain" this morning.  Only one word to describe it...breathtaking.  I know this music very well and I have never heard it like this before.

Miles_Davis_-_Sketches_of_Spain.png


Edited by zombywoof - 3/1/14 at 7:58am
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anyone tried using the mikros for games....?  any comments?

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anyone tried using the mikros for games....?  any comments?

 

Yeah, sometimes I play Tetris while I listen to music with my Mikros.

 

 

They are okay...nothing special.   I was able to break a couple of my high scores, but I'm not sure it was the result of using the M90s. ;)

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Sixth day with the 90's...about 80 hours...no mods except the Auvio cable...listening to Miles Davis "Sketches of Spain" this morning.  Only one word to describe it...breathtaking.  I know this music very well and I have never heard it like this before.

Miles_Davis_-_Sketches_of_Spain.png

 

desccribe ....how different was this familiar cd?

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My pair won't arrive until tomorrow, but I was curious if any of the modders have tried Silverstone (http://www.amazon.com/gp/aw/d/B0040JHMH6) or some similar acoustic foam, as was the rage in the fostex modding thread.
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if it works go for it... we need more options n variations...

i havent heard of it..nor seen it in my drawer. lolz 

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desccribe ....how different was this familiar cd?


Whoa, this may be difficult...I don't think I'm very good at this sort of thing.  If you know this music you will understand that the intention was to capture and present a very open, and airy feeling.  The 90's capture this and provide a clear sense of the slowly developing emotion in the music perfectly.  I know that ones sonic memory is imperfect, but I honestly cannot recall any other set of phones giving the same impression of each instrument in its own space...absolutely no overlap or congestion throughout.  And the clarity of the delicate percussion that is present in this music is uncanny.

 

Anxious to try the 90's with Bitches Brew this weekend...just the opposite of Sketches...dense and fast.

 

By the way, I tweaked my P5's as you suggested.  Cleaned the cable connectors with alcohol, and used a very small amount of conductive grease on the connector at the headphone end of the cable.  I can't honestly say that I heard an improvement or difference in the P5's.  I am still liking them, but they won't be getting as much use as they did before the 90's came into the picture.  I appreciate the suggestion though.  I do not want to give up on the P5's.

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The mailman just dropped off my Meier 2stepdance amp (big thanks to angelsblood for awesome service), and I also was pleasantly surprised when he had the package for the et4 cable. So, once again, a big thanks to pata for the cable and predatorz for filing it down. Cheers!

 

Anyway, I have to say that the meier amp is really quite nice in appearance and feel, so i can't wait to power it up. Anyway, here are some pics. I'll prolly take some more later once I have everything set up. 

 

 

 

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Originally Posted by Lorspeaker View Post
 

anyone tried using the mikros for games....?  any comments?

Previous time you asked I didn't have the mikros yet. Today's the second day I stopped using my gaming headset (Logitech G430 http://gaming.logitech.com/en-us/product/g430-7-1-surround-sound-gaming-headset

The G430 has oozes more bass, it's boomy. Too much emphasis on bass, soils your mids. Also the G430 distorts ugly and quickly if you increase the volume. It's a real circumaural and it's light and so comfy you can't wear em endlessly, the cable's sleeved in a fabric, can't tell which but it's hella microphonic.

 

Now I only play 2 games currently so take it with a pinch of salt. Guild Wards 2 mmorpg, and my beloved Battlefield 4 fps.

On GW2, I don't feel the Mikros changing my gaming experience. Maybe I have it's easier to notice the effects they make on the voice acting, since there's a limited number of voice actors but tons of NPCs so you recognize the same actors.

 

On BF4, I clearly notice the differences, BF4 has tons of explosions, playing in 'war tapes' audio mode, can be a bit too bright with the Mikros, but I can't tell you how much I love hearing the sound when I reload my belt fed light machine guns, the brass casings of the belt ratling. Exquisite!

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It took 50+ hours straight of burn in, but I'm finally a believer.

 

Literally overnight, the sound changed quite a bit. A 30hz tone which barely even registered before, has bumped itself up by a good 4db. I'm normally very VMMV with burn in claims, but I've never heard such a drastic change from one day to another on any piece of audio equipment. It's not perception either, as you'll read on.

 

I'm a clarity basshead. I was understanding the thin bass complaints before. It just wasn't as resolving as claimed, and I was scratching my head wondering how people could think there was enough bass. Now I understand. They actually do now where they didn't before. This is the perfect amount now. I had to push and hold the pads into my ears to get this bass level before, which I desired. Now I don't even need to.

 

Almost every complaint I had has literally disappeared overnight. They still aren't as neutral as I'd like around 4-8khz, but it does sound great. They give an enhancement to vocals which can be nicely desired. Damn WTF. This is just with a Sabre 9023 + SMSL 1+1W.

 

There should be a huge disclaimer on these. They should not be used until they hit this change, no matter if it takes 20 hours or 200. It sounds like a completely different headphone, and you'll know when it happens.


Edited by bhazard - 3/1/14 at 10:11am
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