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post #4216 of 6488
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Originally Posted by Saoshyant View Post
 

Well, got a chance to try these out...  yeah, that is some serious clamp.  I'd like to get some real listening time in to get an idea of what their actual quality is, but I have too much of a headache as it is already to wear something like this.  Maybe once the noggin isn't floggin...  I do hope these perform well with classical.

 

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post #4217 of 6488

Hmm, this has really good isolation, but I can't help but fidget with the headphone a little trying to find that comfortable spot where I don't feel my ears being squished.  I imagine this is something that with use will lessen, or at least is something I'll become accustomed to.  Listening to some Rachmaninoff atm, very nice sounding out of my clip+ & fiio e6...  I'm looking forward to when I buy a real dap and see how this sounds then.

post #4218 of 6488
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Originally Posted by Saoshyant View Post
 

Hmm, this has really good isolation, but I can't help but fidget with the headphone a little trying to find that comfortable spot where I don't feel my ears being squished.  I imagine this is something that with use will lessen, or at least is something I'll become accustomed to.  Listening to some Rachmaninoff atm, very nice sounding out of my clip+ & fiio e6...  I'm looking forward to when I buy a real dap and see how this sounds then.


Took me a while to find the sweet spot at first.  Stretched them over the box during burn in for several days and nights.  Seem to loosen them up a bit.  Have had them for about a month now...used for an hour or two every day...no issues with comfort.

post #4219 of 6488
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Originally Posted by Saoshyant View Post
 

Hmm, this has really good isolation, but I can't help but fidget with the headphone a little trying to find that comfortable spot where I don't feel my ears being squished.  I imagine this is something that with use will lessen, or at least is something I'll become accustomed to.  Listening to some Rachmaninoff atm, very nice sounding out of my clip+ & fiio e6...  I'm looking forward to when I buy a real dap and see how this sounds then.

The clamping can be reduced by:

(1) gently bending/reforming the band tubes

(2) clamping the headphones over a box/ball that is wider than your head to loosen the tension

(3) waiting and getting habituated [the bands will relax a little over time]

 

Wagner is nice, too!

 

WELCOME!

post #4220 of 6488
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Originally Posted by pataburd View Post
 

The clamping can be reduced by:

(1) gently bending/reforming the band tubes

(2) clamping the headphones over a box/ball that is wider than your head to loosen the tension

(3) waiting and getting habituated [the bands will relax a little over time]

 

Wagner is nice, too!

 

WELCOME!

 

I'm just now starting to listen to classical music, growing a little tired of the lack of variety in my music, so I figured I'd broaden my horizons.  Any musical suggestions would be grand.

post #4221 of 6488
Just want to inform that I am now a certified member of the hoarders club smily_headphones1.gif
post #4222 of 6488

ok what ever the splitter did affected both headphones equally as I came to the same conclusions without the splitter. So I have un-struck my comments and will let them stand. After a couple of days of burnin I will check the two tracks a second time and see what my impressions are. I will also try out the Tragically Hip as well and see if I notice the same issues anymore. 

post #4223 of 6488
Dweaver, how are they positioned on your head?
post #4224 of 6488
I find they seal best and are most comfortable if I extend them down a bit further than some on ears. I find if I tilt them they hurt less but I have to be careful as to much starts to affect the seal. When they are seated nicely they isolate very well and even have a bit of suction seal on my left ear. It's funny but they seem to be crooked on my head when they fit snuggly, I guess my ears must be crooked.
post #4225 of 6488
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Originally Posted by dweaver View Post
 

OK, A/Bing the M90 against the K545 this morning after a night of burnin. I have a small volume controllable splitter so I could volume match between the 2 headphone (done by ear so probably not perfectly volume matched but close). In this test I am using my desktop computer paired with my Little Dot DAC1 and a Bravo Ocean amp with stock tube.

 

Here is one of the tracks I am using for testing. This one has some seriously nice sub bass.

I then used this Patricia Barber - What a Shame song as a second track for overall listening.

 

The end result was the K545 winning the sub-bass end still but even with only one night of burn-in the M90 was getting close and good enough I could be pretty satisfied.

 

I'm glad you are liking what you hear.  Can you believe some people claimed that the Mikros is bass shy? 

 

 

Wait until they reach 200 hours...you will go:  :eek:

post #4226 of 6488
I have to wonder about some people and how they hear stuff. There is the same complaints about the K545. For me these are both excellent HP's with quite similar signatures.
post #4227 of 6488

MARTIN LOGAN MIKROS 90

SUPERIOR SOUND QUALITY + RIDICULOUSLY LOW PRICE = UNBELIEVABLE VALUE + PURE AUDIO BLISS

EXPECTED BY NO ONE SINCE 2012.

post #4228 of 6488

I'm letting mine burn in currently, if I remember these were what, $300 at first release and after a year they've dropped 240ish...  its a very confusing thing to see.

post #4229 of 6488
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Originally Posted by elvergun View Post

I'm glad you are liking what you hear.  Can you believe some people claimed that the Mikros is bass shy? 

Wait until they reach 200 hours...you will go:  eek.gif

Mikros only seems bass shy out of the box because it seems quite bright, but it settles down (to only a little bright tongue.gif) and bass is adequate and detailed.

The Bach cello suites helped as burn in music for that. They have to be useful for something because they're not as music.
post #4230 of 6488
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Originally Posted by waynes world View Post

Just want to inform that I am now a certified member of the hoarders club smily_headphones1.gif

Nice haha. I got a second pair (for about a week) which is left stock though they aren't technically "mine." (but I'll appropriate them heh)

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