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post #3211 of 5892

Guys do you think this will fit Mikros 90? 

 http://www.amazon.co.uk/3-5mm-Jack-Lead-White-2m/dp/B00G9F4EPW/ref=sr_1_4?s=electronics&ie=UTF8&qid=1394109973&sr=1-4&keywords=profigold+3.5++-RCA

Also I am thinking about Audioquest Mini 3 as someone here posted good impressions with Mikros

http://www.amazon.com/Audioquest-AUDIOQUEST-MINI-3-MINI-TO-MINI-3M/dp/B002YIJRMS/ref=sr_1_18?s=electronics&ie=UTF8&qid=1393899629&sr=1-18&keywords=AUDIOQUEST+mini+to+mini


Edited by Bananiq - 3/6/14 at 5:04am
post #3212 of 5892
Looks like both needs to be filed down.
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Originally Posted by waynes world View Post

You both have the leather on the bottom as well, correct?

Wall-to-Wall deerskin!  : )

 

HEY!

Issue resolved.  Must have been burn-in.  Listened to the modded pair last night and noted: these don't sound like they did a few days ago: more open, less congested in the mids and highs.  Right around the "Magic 60+ Hours" mark.  

Fed them tubes.  Wow!  They have opened up nicely!  Deep, wide and pinpoint soundstage.  Great bass.  Mids have smoothed out and bloomed.  Ditto for the treble.  

Lesson learned: do not mod until break-in is through its first critical stages with the Mikros 90.

All-in-all, I am very happy with the MikrosHearThruBass mod, although I may yet try a very minor tweak or two.  Used a halfmoon of 7/8" diameter felt, not a rectangular piece and Tackied/closed the headband tube ports.

 

Will open up a third pair and look at optimizing the mids.  With the open cell foam only mod--a 1-7/8" diameter, 3/8" thick piece wedged directly beneath the driver, I was getting greater transparency and openness in the midrange, silkier highs and a a bigger sense of space overall.  Bass was a little flabby, though.  Am tempted to work on my well run-in stock pair, but probably won't out of propriety and due to their historical significance.

 

Another "just one more song" night, up to midnight again. 


Edited by pataburd - 3/6/14 at 6:33am
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Originally Posted by sfwalcer View Post
 

@ Every Logan Mofo here PM SPAM me with all the important links ya'll have stashed up!!! The OP finally replied to my request to update the 1st post with all the updated links if i gather it. I know you'll stashed up some important links just like ya'll hoarded these Logans meng. ;) WOOOOOOOOOOOOO WE EATING GUD!!!

 

SO GO GO GO!!! :popcorn:

 

 

 

Lets just say i had a chance to rebuy the X1s for the 3rd tyme when the $150 deal 1st went live but i could not make myself do it. Do i think the Logans are better than them HELLS YEAH, without a doubt. Those X1s i would consider as more FOTM material tbh.

 

And nah ghostfit wasn't the one with all the ideas for the mods in the S500/ S400 thread. His butt has been MIA for a while here, it was some other guy and it's best not to bring him in here based on his past track records regarding mods and recables tbh.

SF,

Thank you very much for doing this.

Your efforts to make this a better thread are appreciated.

 

:L3000:

post #3215 of 5892
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Originally Posted by Nimzerz View Post
 

Hey, as of right now they still cannot touch the HE500 in anything other than tonality in SOME cases (and maybe in bass quantity, which doesn't mean much, but it isn't as tight at all).

Burn them in for 200+ hours and report back.

By then the HE-500 might have some catching up to do.  : )

post #3216 of 5892
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Originally Posted by Nimzerz View Post
 

I don't want it to go. Stop. We will see. I will say that this definitely throws the he500 price/performance out of the water, but it doesn't BEAT it. HE500 definitely wins in transparency, imaging, and refinement of course.

Patience, Grasshopper.

The Mikros 90 will continue to improve and amaze you beyond any prior levels of amazement with their seemingly unlimited reserves for both technicality and musicality.

KEEP US POSTED!!!!

post #3217 of 5892

 

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Originally Posted by Darknet View Post

 

Pataburd, I'll PM you on the weekends also if that's ok with you about the deerskin stuff.

 

Darknet,

I've got a little swath of deerskin ready to go with your name on it!  Just PM me with your address.

post #3218 of 5892
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Originally Posted by pataburd View Post
 

Burn them in for 200+ hours and report back.

By then the HE-500 might have some catching up to do.  : )

Better than the HE-500? No. Mine are at the 200 hr point, and I'm still thinking of doing the bass mod.

Good enough that I don't miss the HE-500? Yes. That alone is a lot to ask of a now $50 headphone against a now $600 one. I'm all about price/performance, and these have it in spades.

post #3219 of 5892
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Originally Posted by bhazard View Post
 

Better than the HE-500? No. Mine are at the 200 hr point, and I'm still thinking of doing the bass mod.

Good enough that I don't miss the HE-500? Yes. That alone is a lot to ask of a now $50 headphone against a now $600 one. I'm all about price/performance, and these have it in spades.

Great bang for the buck even at $300 IMHO.

Don't really/never did quite understand the popular fascination with the HE-500.  Even the HE-5LE, IMHO, makes short work of them.

post #3220 of 5892
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Originally Posted by pataburd View Post
 

Great bang for the buck even at $300 IMHO.

Don't really/never did quite understand the popular fascination with the HE-500.  Even the HE-5LE, IMHO, makes short work of them.

It's what it does with live music, it's open back, and vocals. Most of us who have listened to Hifiman sets know what their mid signature is like now, but when they were new 3 years ago, it was very much new and exciting, with not much to compare it to. Now a lot of stuff has caught up to it.

 

It's a headphone like this that shows that even $1,000+ flagships still have flaws, and that you don't need to spend that much. Much easier to accept minor flaws at $50 compared to $500+


Edited by bhazard - 3/6/14 at 7:23am
post #3221 of 5892

i just gotten a copper cable  for the he6...sounds fuller than the original silver cable...v appealing with my audiogd amp...6watts in balance mode.

will give it a good listen b4 i decide if its gonna be dead.

 

==========

 

listening to my 2nd pair of stockMikros on the Vmoda+Ultasone+stockcable combo ...

( this cable mess combo has a big big big soundstage..full bodied, and clear   post #10315728

 

if i have not modded my first Mikros, i could live with this 2ndpair forever

"the very tot of you " by Chris Botti and Puala Cole..so so seductive...

the drumming is quite sizeable. ( not viscereal )

 

if u have the cheap Beats cable.. u can try changing one end into a 3.5mm SOCKET..

and plug the stock cable into it.. u should hear a BEEFier sound than the stock cable.. ( from my experience with the 3cables :P )


Edited by Lorspeaker - 3/6/14 at 8:13am
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Originally Posted by pataburd View Post
 

SF,

Thank you very much for doing this.

Your efforts to make this a better thread are appreciated.

 

:L3000:

 

Stay focused, SF...

 

post #3223 of 5892
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Originally Posted by Lorspeaker View Post
 

i just gotten a copper cable  for the he6...sounds fuller than the original silver cable...v appealing with my audiogd amp...6watts in balance mode.

will give it a good listen b4 i decide if its gonna be dead.

 

==========

 

listening to my 2nd pair of stockMikros on the Vmoda+Ultasone+stockcable combo ...

( this cable mess combo has a big big big soundstage..full bodied, and clear   post #10315728

 

if i have not modded my first Mikros, i could live with this 2ndpair forever

"the very tot of you " by Chris Botti and Puala Cole..so so seductive...

the drumming is quite sizeable. ( not viscereal )

 

if u have the cheap Beats cable.. u can try changing one end into a 3.5mm SOCKET..

and plug the stock cable into it.. u should hear a BEEFier sound than the stock cable.. ( from my experience with the 3cables :P )

Lors,

I am awaiting a new UPOCC copper cable to complement the UPOCC silver cable that Ted made for the Mikros 90.

:smile_phones:

post #3224 of 5892
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Originally Posted by pataburd View Post
 

Great bang for the buck even at $300 IMHO.

Don't really/never did quite understand the popular fascination with the HE-500.  Even the HE-5LE, IMHO, makes short work of them.

 

If a well tuned modded pair, should punch all the way up to 600bucks...the price i paid for my D7k... and at times up to a T1 which cost more i remember. 

Maybe the stock Mikros could kill the Ed8 quite easily...from my recollection.

post #3225 of 5892
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Originally Posted by pataburd View Post
 

Lors,

I am awaiting a new UPOCC copper cable to complement the UPOCC silver cable that Ted made for the Mikros 90.

:smile_phones:

 

can u have an adaptor where both sides are sockets...and u link the copper to the silver...and blow your brains off????


Edited by Lorspeaker - 3/6/14 at 8:32am
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