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Mine should be here in a couple of hours ūüėÉ
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Be forewarned: the stock cable is made for iPod/iPad use.  Mine would not give me a good connection to a regular 1/8" jack.  In an earlier post, I think, someone mentioned that they had to first use the cable in an i device, then it subsequently worked in a conventional device. 


Edited by pataburd - 1/17/14 at 9:17am
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They are mind blowing ūüė≤
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Give them another 50-100 hours and they'll blow your other mind.  : )

To my ears, the Mikros 90 just keep getting better.  Drive them with some reference gear and they will astonish you.

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Last night I listened to the Mikros 90 for about five hours (a/b-ing them with the HE-6--a review will follow).  Is it me, or have these headphones become warmer, fuller and more "elastic" and pliable/less gossamer in their transparency--meant in a good way--in their presentation?  

 

I am noticing that the foam is relaxing a bit, too, and I don't feel the headphones clamp quite so tightly.  Could have been my (best) source gear--the Mikros 90 indeed rose to the occasion, but the MLs' tone and natural warmth seemed perfectly filled out like I had never heard before.  Coherence was the best I have ever heard, too.  About 200 or so hours at this point.  

 

Am I going mad, or are the Mikros 90 really this good?  hee-hee-hee! (wringing hands and sniveling mischievously)

 

Martin Logan wrote back and said that they do not have a frequency response curve for the Mikros 90.  Maybe if enough of us prevailed upon them, we could see a chart.  : )  Input plug barrel diameter is 1/4" or 6.35 mm as-per the Mikros 90 specs.


Edited by pataburd - 1/17/14 at 4:59pm
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Am I going mad, or are the Mikros 90 really this good?  hee-hee-hee! (wringing hands and sniveling mischievously)

 

 

I think they are that good, but I also think...errr...that you might be going a little mad. :D   I was listening to them today at work and I decided to just sit back and concentrate on the music - I was blown away by the deep, low bass.

 

The Mikros is so much better than the Momentum it replaced. 

 

 

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Give them another 50-100 hours and they'll blow your other mind.  : )

To my ears, the Mikros 90 just keep getting better.  Drive them with some reference gear and they will astonish you.

  My next 2 purchases, thanks to my taxes and a bunch of overtime will be an Oppo BDP-105 add  a Ray Samuels  "The Raptor" Headphone Amp, in that order, plus getting some toxic cables fashioned. I really enjoy my Predator, but I'm sure the DAC is getting a bit long in the tooth compared to the Sabre in the Oppo. Looking forward to exploring what my ML's will do !!

  If we have someone serious that will Review a pair, I have 3,  one still UN-opened,  the other 2 with at least 100 hours each, although now that I think about it,  it's time to rotate them to keep them similar in hours. As Pataburd was saying, they continue to get better, I always look forward to listening to them and fill a bit cheated if I don't set time aside.

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  My next 2 purchases, thanks to my taxes and a bunch of overtime will be an Oppo BDP-105 add  a Ray Samuels  "The Raptor" Headphone Amp, in that order, plus getting some toxic cables fashioned. I really enjoy my Predator, but I'm sure the DAC is getting a bit long in the tooth compared to the Sabre in the Oppo. Looking forward to exploring what my ML's will do !!

  If we have someone serious that will Review a pair, I have 3,  one still UN-opened,  the other 2 with at least 100 hours each, although now that I think about it,  it's time to rotate them to keep them similar in hours. As Pataburd was saying, they continue to get better, I always look forward to listening to them and fill a bit cheated if I don't set time aside.


I would contact ljokerl to ask him if he has time to review your extra pair.  

post #294 of 5883
Mind blowing transparency and details is what I'm hearing on open box and that bass texture is exactly like the monster gratitude.ūüė≤ no more headphones for me...just need the fiio x7 and bye bye headfiūüėÉ
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Originally Posted by PredatorZ View Post
 

  My next 2 purchases, thanks to my taxes and a bunch of overtime will be an Oppo BDP-105 add  a Ray Samuels  "The Raptor" Headphone Amp, in that order, plus getting some toxic cables fashioned. I really enjoy my Predator, but I'm sure the DAC is getting a bit long in the tooth compared to the Sabre in the Oppo. Looking forward to exploring what my ML's will do !!

  If we have someone serious that will Review a pair, I have 3,  one still UN-opened,  the other 2 with at least 100 hours each, although now that I think about it,  it's time to rotate them to keep them similar in hours. As Pataburd was saying, they continue to get better, I always look forward to listening to them and fill a bit cheated if I don't set time aside.

PredatorZ, I have been seriously thinking about the Oppo BDP-105, with Ric Schultz's (Electronic Visionary Systems--EVS) mods.  As I had mentioned before, I am very pleased with the way the Mikros 90 sound when paired with the Fitz-improved Bada PH-12 (hybrid) headphone amp.  Like you, I am curious to find out what (more!) these fine, fine headphones are capable of doing.

 

What kind of cable are you interested in from Toxic?  Have never tried, but have always been interested in the (Toxic) cable.


Edited by pataburd - 1/17/14 at 8:41pm
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Originally Posted by pataburd View Post
 

Give them another 50-100 hours and they'll blow your other mind.  : )

To my ears, the Mikros 90 just keep getting better.  Drive them with some reference gear and they will astonish you.

 

They have better clarity and dynamics than the HD800 and T1 I used to own. If only they were as comfy...

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They have better clarity and dynamics than the HD800 and T1 I used to own. If only they were as comfy...

 

I would not go that far.   They are very close though.

 

The HD800 and the T1 blow the Mikros out of the water where soundstage is concerned.

post #298 of 5883
Now I'm more happy to here that they are better then the hd800 and Tesla t1ūüėúūüėÉ
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My guess is they need at least 500hrs of burn in to be complete ūüėä
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The Mikros 90 have superior tonal quality compared with my HE-6.

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