Originally Posted by niron
I am a Head-Fi reader for many years, but only now am "logging in" -- for the FIRST TIME. I love this thread and have been following it since early on. In addition, I have recently decided to add a pair of ML Mikros 90 to my headphone collection. Looking forward to give 'em a try, hopefully by the end of this coming week.
I am looking for a reasonably priced after-market cable to replace the stock version. So far I have read that the Pipeline ET-4/ET-1 will not be able to fit in unless modded (or if you're lucky enough to get the 1/4 OD). I have also read about the Auvio cable which unfortunately is listed as "out of the stock" online at the moment (on Radio Shack).
Would love to hear some other recommendations.
What do you say about the Media Bridge cable? http://www.amazon.com/Mediabridge-3-5mm-Stereo-Audio-Cable/dp/B004LTEUDO/
I also have a Monster iCable 800 cable and a bunch of others, but not so sure they can be easily hooked inside the ML cans.
Welcome to the Mikros 90 Madhouse/Social HYPE Experiment!
These are the ones I recall:
Mikros 90 Stock--respectable sound. might be a little edgy in the HF and not the most coherent in the LF
Beats knock-off (4ft/$0.99)--smallish soundstage, some midbass boost, a little thin and/or lacking detail in the MR and HF
FiiO RC MH1 (4ft/$30.99)--soft and slow, nice sense of space w/some midbass boost
VModa(xft/$xx.xx)--can't comment, but heard less-than-stellar reviews for this cable
Auvio (3ft/$14.99 or 6ft/$2.97/clearance)--fast, fun, snappy
ET-4 (4ft/$19.99-$24.99 Radio Shack or 10ft/$8.97 Amazon)--detailed, balanced and clear
(1) If you know of any other cables, please supplement the above list. [We need to catalogue/update results on a single linked page.] Supplement this post: Post #2926 for all further cable inquiries.
(2) If you know of an adapter (1/8" male to 1/8" female) that will engage the M90 and allow for a fatter input barrel, please post that here, as well.
At this point, probably the best after-market cable to try--unless you are willing to spend appreciably more money on a custom cable--would be the ET-4. You may have to file/dremel the input plug barrel to get it to fit [or PM PredatorZ for assistance].
Edited by pataburd - 3/3/14 at 9:40am