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post #3961 of 5785
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Originally Posted by dweaver View Post

I ordered a pair from Newegg Canada for $99 shipped. Not as good as the US price but good enough I decided to give them a try. I am hoping they will keep me from wanting the FXZ850 or SRH-1540 LOL.

 

When did you order them? They've been $89 at newegg.ca for a while now.

 

Either way, they are magical little beasts!

post #3962 of 5785
It was 89 plus shipping and gst which added up to $99
post #3963 of 5785
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Originally Posted by dweaver View Post

It was 89 plus shipping and gst which added up to $99

 

Got it. Can't do much better in Canned Land! Make sure you let them burn in quite a bit.

post #3964 of 5785

can anyone compare the mikros to the ATH-ES700? im getting either of the two. and i want to know which one is better.... can someone be so kind to offer some inputs about them?

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Hi guys - what have you led me into....I just bought a second Mikros 90.

I'm not related to Zaphod Beeblebrox, so why do I need 2 pairs of these cans?

I've just realized that my carefully reasoned justification is actually a sign of incipient self-delusional madness (have I just become a hobo on the Hype Train?).

 

I bought my first set before Christmas and tbh was not super-wowed (I know...but this heresy is brief). However I liked that they were portable and cheap! After a few weeks....hmmm these actually sound OK, I wonder what they sound like on some better gear....OH MY (serious understatement). These cans are a real joy and scale up very nicely. But they take ages to burn in......

 

Also just bought a Pipeline ET4 cable (10 ft), its easy to scrape off the plastic near the plug to make it fit the Mikros (I wound electrical tape around the trs connector to protect it and then whittled off the plastic with a utility knife). I'm burning the cable in now (yes it changes with burn in). It has a nice honeyed-tone to it, but is not quite as detailed and airy as the stock cable (but the Pipeline has only been burning in for 1 day). However the ET4 is very microphonic, so no good for portable uses (but the 10 ft length lets me sit on the couch when the cans are plugged into my 2-channel pre-amp).

 

The Mikros is an incredible bargain at the moment. I find it comfortable, the sound is surprisingly good from these small cans and they scale up impressively with more refined sources. These are some of the nicest closed headphones I have tried (admittedly, I have not tried many, since I prefer open cans). They do not sound as refined as (the open) beyer t90s, but are more fun and sound better on poor quality recordings.

 

I really like the Mikros and am glad that I just ordered a second pair (being forthright and bold in my craziness).

 

Thanks to sfwalcer, lorspeaker, pataburd, elvergun and others its been a joy lurking on this thread with you'se guys - cheers and now back to the awesomeness of music thru the Mikros.

post #3966 of 5785
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Originally Posted by hikergrl View Post
 

Hi guys - what have you led me into....I just bought a second Mikros 90.

I'm not related to Zaphod Beeblebrox, so why do I need 2 pairs of these cans?

I've just realized that my carefully reasoned justification is actually a sign of incipient self-delusional madness (have I just become a hobo on the Hype Train?).

 

I bought my first set before Christmas and tbh was not super-wowed (I know...but this heresy is brief). However I liked that they were portable and cheap! After a few weeks....hmmm these actually sound OK, I wonder what they sound like on some better gear....OH MY (serious understatement). These cans are a real joy and scale up very nicely. But they take ages to burn in......

 

Also just bought a Pipeline ET4 cable (10 ft), its easy to scrape off the plastic near the plug to make it fit the Mikros (I wound electrical tape around the trs connector to protect it and then whittled off the plastic with a utility knife). I'm burning the cable in now (yes it changes with burn in). It has a nice honeyed-tone to it, but is not quite as detailed and airy as the stock cable (but the Pipeline has only been burning in for 1 day). However the ET4 is very microphonic, so no good for portable uses (but the 10 ft length lets me sit on the couch when the cans are plugged into my 2-channel pre-amp).

 

The Mikros is an incredible bargain at the moment. I find it comfortable, the sound is surprisingly good from these small cans and they scale up impressively with more refined sources. These are some of the nicest closed headphones I have tried (admittedly, I have not tried many, since I prefer open cans). They do not sound as refined as (the open) beyer t90s, but are more fun and sound better on poor quality recordings.

 

I really like the Mikros and am glad that I just ordered a second pair (being forthright and bold in my craziness).

 

Thanks to sfwalcer, lorspeaker, pataburd, elvergun and others its been a joy lurking on this thread with you'se guys - cheers and now back to the awesomeness of music thru the Mikros.

 

Yes you have.

 

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post #3967 of 5785

pataburd finally sold me on these and I bought 'em for $65.99 from Amazon late one night last week.

 

Very first impressions before burn in:

 

Sound: solo vocals sound especially good, strings are very clear and defined, attack on piano is precise, cymbals ring true, soundstage on organ and choral works is congested, drums sound artificial. Overall, somewhat bright sounding.

 

Build: clamping is not an issue because I simply stretched the headband and . . . done. The cable bears a little noise above the control; I might want to replace it.

 

Burn in at 75 hours: still kind of bright BUT I figured out where to position it on my ears for the best sound (more forward) and soundstage is no longer congested for organ, which is very important to me. Choral works still congested, but that's much less important. Forgot to check drums. Leaning toward keeping it as it's improoooving.

 

"Engage burn in."

"Captain, we are engaging burn in."

post #3968 of 5785
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Originally Posted by hikergrl View Post

Hi guys - what have you led me into....I just bought a second Mikros 90.
I'm not related to Zaphod Beeblebrox, so why do I need 2 pairs of these cans?
I've just realized that my carefully reasoned justification is actually a sign of incipient self-delusional madness (have I just become a hobo on the Hype Train?).

I bought my first set before Christmas and tbh was not super-wowed (I know...but this heresy is brief). However I liked that they were portable and cheap! After a few weeks....hmmm these actually sound OK, I wonder what they sound like on some better gear....OH MY (serious understatement). These cans are a real joy and scale up very nicely. But they take ages to burn in......
Haha...

You are officially a hoarder now. Congratulations!!!

People in other threads, those who have not heard the 90s, think we are absolutely nuts...and that this Mikros thing must all be some kind brain washing, hype induced phenomenon.

Little do they know what they are missing.
post #3969 of 5785
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Originally Posted by Claritas View Post

pataburd finally sold me on these and I bought 'em for $65.99 from Amazon late one night last week.

Very first impressions before burn in:

Sound: solo vocals sound especially good, strings are very clear and defined, attack on piano is precise, cymbals ring true, soundstage on organ and choral works is congested, drums sound artificial. Overall, somewhat bright sounding.

Build: clamping is not an issue because I simply stretched the headband and . . . done. The cable bears a little noise above the control; I might want to replace it.

Burn in at 75 hours: still kind of bright BUT I figured out where to position it on my ears for the best sound (more forward) and soundstage is no longer congested for organ, which is very important to me. Choral works still congested, but that's much less important. Forgot to check drums. Leaning toward keeping it as it's improoooving.

"Engage burn in."
"Captain, we are engaging burn in."

MAKE IT SO!!!
Report back after 50 hours, ensign.
post #3970 of 5785
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Originally Posted by elvergun View Post


Haha...

You are officially a hoarder now. Congratulations!!!

People in other threads, those who have not heard the 90s, think we are absolutely nuts...and that this Mikros thing must all be some kind brain washing, hype induced phenomenon.

Little do they know what they are missing.

 

shhhhhhhh, thats our chant in the inner committee man, y are u revealing this ????

wash them brains...hype the train...wash em brains...hype the train....wash em train...hype the brain...

 

 

spot the mikros...its somewhere under the leathers.

post #3971 of 5785

^ WOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!

 

Got a new pad over pad mod, that makes these Logans comfy as hell and does not mess with the stock sound whatsoever, except it adds bigger staging/ better separation cuz the stock pads are not as compressed onto your ears. A more "lifted" sound if you will. : P

 

But it involves some skullcandy schitt. LMAO :ph34r:

 

It should work with most over-ear pads tbh. Pics tomorrow with the tutorial. It looks kinda' funky but is crazy comfy.

post #3972 of 5785

 

...and i was about to invest in a major way into the latest sonic-balancing foam, design by a stealth company.

ok lets see the skullcandy...bring it on TEASER !!!!

post #3973 of 5785
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Originally Posted by Lorspeaker View Post
 

 

...and i was about to invest in a major way into the latest sonic-balancing foam, design by a stealth company.

ok lets see the skullcandy...bring it on TEASER !!!!


^ Lets just say I CRUSH YOUR PUNY foam like an ant!!!

 

.... just imagine the foam of the pads ripped off and painters tape is used to keep them on/ over the stock Logan pads. ;)

 

... think the after market pads i have are bootlegs but pretty close to the original ones. Not sure if Skullcandy sells these replacement pads tbh. :ph34r:

 

But all other over ears pads should work if they aren't THAT big.

post #3974 of 5785
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Originally Posted by pinoyman View Post
 

can anyone compare the mikros to the ATH-ES700? im getting either of the two. and i want to know which one is better.... can someone be so kind to offer some inputs about them?

^ I use to own the ATH ES700s and their mids are lovely and sweet indeed, but the bass and treble is a bit lacking in depth and extension, esp. the treble. Bass is a bit "bigger" on the ES700s with the ATH WS55 pads but the bass quality is better and tighter on the Logan 90s. The mids of the Logans is just as lush and forward as the ES700s, but the ES700s has a very very tiny legs up on that department due to its sweetness. But the extension and refinement of the treble in Logans wins hands down, and to me it sound like a much more balanced can across the sonic spectrum compared to the more mid-centric presentation of the ES700s.

 

These Logans are half the price of the ES700s with a real leather headband that is not LUMPY when you wear it unlike the ES700s. The Logans just feels/ sounds much more higher end as a whole compared to the ATHs and I sold those ES-700s off with ZERO regrets after i got the Logans.

 

Hope this helps. :)

 

 

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Originally Posted by hikergrl View Post
 

Hi guys - what have you led me into....I just bought a second Mikros 90.

I'm not related to Zaphod Beeblebrox, so why do I need 2 pairs of these cans?

I've just realized that my carefully reasoned justification is actually a sign of incipient self-delusional madness (have I just become a hobo on the Hype Train?).

 

I bought my first set before Christmas and tbh was not super-wowed (I know...but this heresy is brief). However I liked that they were portable and cheap! After a few weeks....hmmm these actually sound OK, I wonder what they sound like on some better gear....OH MY (serious understatement). These cans are a real joy and scale up very nicely. But they take ages to burn in......

 

Also just bought a Pipeline ET4 cable (10 ft), its easy to scrape off the plastic near the plug to make it fit the Mikros (I wound electrical tape around the trs connector to protect it and then whittled off the plastic with a utility knife). I'm burning the cable in now (yes it changes with burn in). It has a nice honeyed-tone to it, but is not quite as detailed and airy as the stock cable (but the Pipeline has only been burning in for 1 day). However the ET4 is very microphonic, so no good for portable uses (but the 10 ft length lets me sit on the couch when the cans are plugged into my 2-channel pre-amp).

 

The Mikros is an incredible bargain at the moment. I find it comfortable, the sound is surprisingly good from these small cans and they scale up impressively with more refined sources. These are some of the nicest closed headphones I have tried (admittedly, I have not tried many, since I prefer open cans). They do not sound as refined as (the open) beyer t90s, but are more fun and sound better on poor quality recordings.

 

I really like the Mikros and am glad that I just ordered a second pair (being forthright and bold in my craziness).

 

Thanks to sfwalcer, lorspeaker, pataburd, elvergun and others its been a joy lurking on this thread with you'se guys - cheers and now back to the awesomeness of music thru the Mikros.

^ Congrats on the hoarding, i meant your 2nd set for rainy days/ future modding projects. ;)

 

And thanks for the kind words. : P

 

But please don't encourage this tomtrollery. ;)

 

 

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Originally Posted by Claritas View Post
 

pataburd finally sold me on these and I bought 'em for $65.99 from Amazon late one night last week.

 

Very first impressions before burn in:

 

Sound: solo vocals sound especially good, strings are very clear and defined, attack on piano is precise, cymbals ring true, soundstage on organ and choral works is congested, drums sound artificial. Overall, somewhat bright sounding.

 

Build: clamping is not an issue because I simply stretched the headband and . . . done. The cable bears a little noise above the control; I might want to replace it.

 

Burn in at 75 hours: still kind of bright BUT I figured out where to position it on my ears for the best sound (more forward) and soundstage is no longer congested for organ, which is very important to me. Choral works still congested, but that's much less important. Forgot to check drums. Leaning toward keeping it as it's improoooving.

 

"Engage burn in."

"Captain, we are engaging burn in."

^ Yeppp same here my new set even after like 3 weeks of burn-in is still a bit brighter/ tighter and leaner sounding than my 1st used set of Logans which is now pretty bold in their bass end presentation. The sound is more laid back with less tightness, brightness to it while still is very clear and precise. They only get better with more burn, esp. if you pair them with better sources that has some warmth to it. These Logans TRULY scale beautifully like no ones business!!! :triportsad: 


Edited by sfwalcer - 3/18/14 at 12:05am
post #3975 of 5785

 

PAINTER's TAPE....????  LIFTED sound????  

ohhhhhh u gotta be KIDDING.... game over, THIS WONT WORK...

PROOF IT...fly them to PATABURB for a thorough PROOFING!

STOP HYPPPING these poor followers...

just bring it down to 140 Km/hour.

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