^ But i wasn't even talkin' about dem mods though.
Someone sure got ahead of themselves.
This is just the start. Soon you will literally be dreaming about modimicatin', as well as coming up with solutions in those dreams. I jest not.
Getting a taste now, then we can move you over to somewhere else soon.
It's a big wide world out there young man.
Think like a driver, think like sound, feel it, become one with it, let not a single thought enter between the sound, and that which you are.
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Why should I wait till the stock pair settles down?
Since the mods discussed on this thread are all completely reversible, there is inherently no risk [other than breaking the wire connection to the leftear driver].
Plus, the really amazing thing about the Mikros 90 is that they seem to always present you with the best possible outcome from any given set of circumstances. For example, I initially removed the tab to the bass port/a.k.a. "[Rabbit] Hole" from the back of the driver and added only a small circular disc of open cell foam to the bottom of the cup. Even though the bass lost some texture, the soundstage seemed to enlarge to an "open can"-like quantity and quality, the mids got deeper, more expansive and better developed and the treble seemed to take on a silky transparency.
I subsequently "undid" this ridiculously simple mod to try Lors' patented MIKROSHEARTHRUBASS mod, and am happy with that, too.
Last night I unpackaged a third(!) pair and have them burning in as we speak. I want to improve the initial "foam" mod to bring the bass texture back while retaining the aforementioned enhancements.
The Mikros 90's uncanny--excuse the pun--ability to draw on seemingly endless stores of sonic potential is one of their most endearing and exciting attributes. You will want to exploit their vast reserves, and you will end up having so much fun making discoveries along the way!!
BUT IT ALL BEGINS BY GOING DOWN "THE HOLE".
You're up early.
Will give this video a spin.
Check out Hiroshima:
Here is a sample cut:
Check out some of the more "traditional" styled cuts:
Really enjoying the Japanese strings, winds and percussion with the Logans.
Ya, I did the same thing, had one sitting in its case on my bookshelf, blended right in, talk about HIGH Anxiety , looked all over, could not figure out what I did with them, and when I go into that mode, I can't relax until I fix or find my problem. I am down to 2 pairs, so I am felling a bit vulnerable, 2 more pair would certainly make me much less nervous.
one serious risk is definitely BREAKING those wires...
i know i will have a hard time soldering them back..my hand shakes, my eyes blurry.
The rest of the work is a piece of cake...reckon i have opened it up more than 20times. 15 times
the screwthreads, the pads are still holding up
Soundwise, i know which of the 20+ variations i liked for what reasons...n its synergy with my diff setups.
Its a discovery process that each must walk thru...
albeit can be more efficient with info from those who have attempted them.
Fear .. is a Thrill to be FACED...
( the risk is 100bucks..:P )
Worst case situation, if you break your wires, and can't get them fixed, send it to me, I will fix it for you and get them right back out. PM me if you run into trouble. Free
Gummy Bear craziness , I have been sensing some outside pressure to change up our forums, I for one don't mind if those who want a sterile conversation without us nuts is a reasonable request, keep us posted on how that goes... I for one will just like hanging with my new buds here, or is ir hear ? Having 2 pairs.. or 6 or more for some, I can have a stock pair and not fear the change, and also have a bass slamming pair that really works well with movies and gaming and music too.
Absolutely...no doubt...for sure. This is far and away the most useful and entertaining thread on Head Fi. Don't mess with something that ain't broke...does not apply, however, to modding perfectly good OTB Mikros 90's.