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Ah so you've joined the party! The Mikos madhouse!
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this reversedAlphapad wrap-over will take away any headache earache..and extend the soundstage like a circumaural. 

( A/B afew times betw stockpads n above.. its a sonicFACT.   didnt doublesidetape them together..supercomfy...60bucks from MrSpkr) 

post #4173 of 6488
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Originally Posted by dweaver View Post

OK got the Mikros 90 and was mostly enjoying them but struggling a bit. Then grabbed my android cable from my M80's and HOLY CRAP did it change the sound off my phone!! Much better sounding more open and less restrained feeling.

Comfort is a bit better than I was afraid of. I have been wearing these for about an hour and half so far and only felt pain a few times. But I will always prefer over ear to in ear.

Isolation seems better than my K545. But the K545 goes deeper and is more pleasing in the bass. But I have a feeling the Mikros may have more detail or is at least a bit brighter making thetreble feel more detailed.

I think the Mikros are a killer deal for the US right now and even a good deal for Canadians from NewEgg Canada at $89. But the M80 cables improved it immensely as compared to the original cable so that also needs to be taken into consideration.

Welcome to the train ride, be patient n dun jump off b4 u reach first base tongue.gif

I have the Vmoda 69inch cable with a short extension socket for sharing...
I plugged the stock cable onto tat, n I get a clearer n Airier soundstage than stock sound.
After some modding I hav been using stock cable since..vmodacable neglected..
Maybe I will take it out for a spin n see wat it does to my latest mod:)
post #4174 of 6488
I like their sound enough to know I will likely keep these. But I am surprised how much they sound like the K545. Right now they definitely loose quite a bit of sub bass to the K545 which I hope changes over time but even so there is a similarity in the signature in the midrange and treble with maybe a bit more lower midrange presence compared to the K545 and maybe a slight boost in treble. If they could be married together sonically I would have the perfect headphone for me. But as it stands I am enjoying them for what they are and will likely start to use these as an alternative to an IEM on the train.

Sitting with them right now using my AudioEngine D1 and find they sound very good with that combination.

If anyone wants a full-size over ear headphone with a similar sound, the K545 might just do you the trick. For me these make for a heck of a one two punch! I just need to find and IEM to match and I will be set! I have a pair of the Rockets coming that will hopefully fill that void but if not I might just quit while I am ahead.
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if u are looking for subbbbASSSSSS.... u will have to wait for your can to settle...

50 to 200 hours depending on who SAYS it...pataburd or his cronies. 

 

then.....u open that HOLE,

 

and fill it with subBASSS ingredients...stir the pot..

and taste the brew..feel the reverbs,

 

then u can quit...in bliss.

post #4176 of 6488
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Originally Posted by dweaver View Post

I like their sound enough to know I will likely keep these. But I am surprised how much they sound like the K545. Right now they definitely loose quite a bit of sub bass to the K545 which I hope changes over time but even so there is a similarity in the signature in the midrange and treble with maybe a bit more lower midrange presence compared to the K545 and maybe a slight boost in treble. If they could be married together sonically I would have the perfect headphone for me. But as it stands I am enjoying them for what they are and will likely start to use these as an alternative to an IEM on the train.

Sitting with them right now using my AudioEngine D1 and find they sound very good with that combination.

If anyone wants a full-size over ear headphone with a similar sound, the K545 might just do you the trick. For me these make for a heck of a one two punch! I just need to find and IEM to match and I will be set! I have a pair of the Rockets coming that will hopefully fill that void but if not I might just quit while I am ahead.


^ Keep listening and keep source rollin' meng. These scale so nicely to better sources that it ain't even funny. Even on my cheapo FiiO E17 dac/ Vali amp combo these already have the fullness/ big bass that was lacking with my ipod classic/ nano via the venturecraft go-dap.

 

Was planning to get those AKG K545s before i got these Logans but now i have no desire for those AKGs, cuz even though i never heard them i already know that those K545s can't scale as beautifully as these Logans can based on impressions so far.

 

These truly are true to your sources, and will take bass boost, etc like a champ. I am not a fan of EQing but can imagine these can take anything you throw at them.

 

Happy listening!!! :L3000:

 

Some says the Fostex TE-05 iems are similar to the sound siggy of these Logans but i don't think it does based on some brief auditioning. The lack of isolation on those TE-05 is a deal breaker for me if plan to use them on the go. For indoors listing they should be great though.

post #4177 of 6488
I will plug these into my desktop computer and feed them music for a couple days and see what happens then smily_headphones1.gif
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I used a lot of pink noise and some orchestral music and metal, but it gave me only some of what I want and not everything. In the end, I actually found that white noise helped (it never did in the past) and Bach's cello suites.

Basically, I threw 140 hours of everything at them and now I'm taking them on the road.
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I have some loops of brown, white, and pink noise plus drumming and cymbal crashes I use along with a selection of regular music ranging from classical to various rock music. I then set the volume to something slightly louder than what I find comfortable to listen to and let them cook. I will see what happens over the next couple of days.

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Originally Posted by sfwalcer View Post
 


^ Keep listening and keep source rollin' meng. These scale so nicely to better sources that it ain't even funny. Even on my cheapo FiiO E17 dac/ Vali amp combo these already have the fullness/ big bass that was lacking with my ipod classic/ nano via the venturecraft go-dap.

 

Was planning to get those AKG K545s before i got these Logans but now i have no desire for those AKGs, cuz even though i never heard them i already know that those K545s can't scale as beautifully as these Logans can based on impressions so far.

 

These truly are true to your sources, and will take bass boost, etc like a champ. I am not a fan of EQing but can imagine these can take anything you throw at them.

 

Happy listening!!! :L3000:

 

Some says the Fostex TE-05 iems are similar to the sound siggy of these Logans but i don't think it does based on some brief auditioning. The lack of isolation on those TE-05 is a deal breaker for me if plan to use them on the go. For indoors listing they should be great though.

 

when are u gonna open up those 3screws????? 

 

Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)


Edited by Lorspeaker - 3/22/14 at 12:02am
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when are u gonna open up those 3screws????? 

When you provide a mikros headphone donation towards his lack of a hoard pair. Please help him attain this Bold bass by providing for his extra headphoneless cause. :) 


Edited by vlenbo - 3/22/14 at 12:03am
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Originally Posted by vlenbo View Post
 

When you provide a mikros headphone donation towards his lack of a hoard pair. Please help him attain this Bold bass by providing for his extra headphoneless cause. :) 

 

Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)

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Originally Posted by Lorspeaker View Post
 

 

when are u gonna open up those 3screws????? 

 

Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)

^ Why mess with a good thing when you are completely happy with them as is??? Stock cable and all, cept for the pads that is. :ksc75smile:

 

 

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Originally Posted by vlenbo View Post
 

When you provide a mikros headphone donation towards his lack of a hoard pair. Please help him attain this Bold bass by providing for his extra headphoneless cause. :) 

 

^ Nah already got extra pairs but got mo' devious plans for them. hoho

 

Only peons mod gear themselves.

 

It's outta' my hands now. :tongue_smile:

post #4184 of 6488
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Originally Posted by sfwalcer View Post
 

^ Why mess with a good thing when you are completely happy with them as is??? Stock cable and all, cept for the pads that is. :ksc75smile:

 

 

 

^ Nah already got extra pairs but got mo' devious plans for them. hoho

 

Only peons mod gear themselves.

 

It's outta' my hands now. :tongue_smile:

 

Im sure someone canned has them now. 

post #4185 of 6488
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Originally Posted by dweaver View Post

I like their sound enough to know I will likely keep these. But I am surprised how much they sound like the K545. Right now they definitely loose quite a bit of sub bass to the K545 which I hope changes over time but even so there is a similarity in the signature in the midrange and treble with maybe a bit more lower midrange presence compared to the K545 and maybe a slight boost in treble. If they could be married together sonically I would have the perfect headphone for me. But as it stands I am enjoying them for what they are and will likely start to use these as an alternative to an IEM on the train.

Sitting with them right now using my AudioEngine D1 and find they sound very good with that combination.

If anyone wants a full-size over ear headphone with a similar sound, the K545 might just do you the trick. For me these make for a heck of a one two punch! I just need to find and IEM to match and I will be set! I have a pair of the Rockets coming that will hopefully fill that void but if not I might just quit while I am ahead.

Even though I love my stock Mikros, I have always been intrigued by the K545 to have an over ear headphone.  I really like the styling of the K545 as well.  I will be interested in hearing your impressions of how they compare after some burn-in. 

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