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post #4276 of 5963
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Originally Posted by Trunks159 View Post
 

I still can't get a good seal.  The soundstage is always off in some way.  Too forward and the soundstage doesn't surround you, and it sounds kind of dull and boring.  Too centered and you get bloated bass and vocals that don't sound like they're in front of you.  Too far back and they just don't sound good.  I just don't know how to wear these damn things lol!  I mean, they sound good, they just sound off.  Not full enough and I'm sure it's because of the shape of my ears/head.  I NEED some sort of over ear mod.  Suggestions?  Do the Beats solo pads fix this, or this:

 

http://www.amazon.com/David-Clark-Comfort-Covers-22658G-01/dp/B003VSCCXG/ref=sr_1_2?ie=UTF8&qid=1395686670&sr=8-2&keywords=david+clark+ear+seals

with this

http://www.amazon.com/Seals-David-Clark-Aviation-Headsets/dp/B008MP7HUG/ref=sr_1_3?ie=UTF8&qid=1395686716&sr=8-3&keywords=david+clark+ear+seals

there are no size indication on these GEL pads...?? 

Any change of FOAM HOLE size and the sound will be altered,

if the hole is too large u get thinnnn sound, lost of bass.

 

 

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or try this :

peel open the pad, rotate the foam 90degrees...reinsert the foam...and u get this oval shaped hole...see if it sits better on your ears :P

 


Edited by Lorspeaker - 3/24/14 at 4:24pm
post #4277 of 5963
I took my pair on the train today and these isolate as good as a medium good IEM which is very good in my opinion.

Had two guys at work try them and both liked them but wanted more bass and both like my K545 more. But both also thought they were a darn fine headphone. I myself like them both equally for the reasons I have already stated.

I have about 60-70 hrs on my pair now. I haven't heardmuch change after the 50hr mark but will continue burning them in each night for another week or two.

Comfort did bother me a couple times throughout the day but I did have them on for one 1-2hr stretch with only minimal discomfort. Not my K545 but pretty darn good for an on ear that offer this much isolation.
post #4278 of 5963

The two changes I noticed with burn in wasn't the usual tightening up of the bass, though that might partly account for what I heard: less brightness and less congested soundstage. 

post #4279 of 5963
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Originally Posted by Lorspeaker View Post

there are no size indication on these GEL pads...?? 
Any change of FOAM HOLE size and the sound will be altered,
if the hole is too large u get thinnnn sound, lost of bass.


===========================================================
or try this :
peel open the pad, rotate the foam 90degrees...reinsert the foam...and u get this oval shaped hole...see if it sits better on your ears :P


Thanks. I'm trying it now and it does help. Now how much it helps I'm not quite sure yet.
post #4280 of 5963
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Originally Posted by dweaver View Post

I took my pair on the train today and these isolate as good as a medium good IEM which is very good in my opinion.

Had two guys at work try them and both liked them but wanted more bass and both like my K545 more. But both also thought they were a darn fine headphone. I myself like them both equally for the reasons I have already stated.

I have about 60-70 hrs on my pair now. I haven't heardmuch change after the 50hr mark but will continue burning them in each night for another week or two.

Comfort did bother me a couple times throughout the day but I did have them on for one 1-2hr stretch with only minimal discomfort. Not my K545 but pretty darn good for an on ear that offer this much isolation.

 

Good observations. Even though my "elastoplast over the hole" modded pair doesn't have as much bass as most of my other headphones (ie M500's), the bass sounds very good to me and I don't find anything lacking. I'm looking forward to getting my hoarder's 2nd stock pair for comparison, because I honestly don't know if my modded pair has more bass than the stock does (but I suspect so).

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evare5u3.jpg

Possibilities possibilities...
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go for cork chops.... best bet. 

 

( slice up a wineCORKstopper...:P )  and be careful


Edited by Lorspeaker - 3/24/14 at 6:03pm
post #4283 of 5963
OK, tried the cable from my wife's Meelec Atlas headphone and it fit perfectly. If you can live with a volume slider (actually seems pretty solid) and a flat cable it is less micrphonic than the Vmoda cloth covered cable.

Sound differences are slight but significant. The Vmoda cable has a bit more detail in the upper mids/lower treble and slightly less bass. The Atlas cable brought the M90 sound a bit closer to the K545. I think I will be ordering a black one from Meelec and using it instead just for the convenience and less noise, plus I actually think I might like the volume slider. Then I will use the Vmoda cable for when I want the added clarity and detail.
post #4284 of 5963

The Mikros 90's are worthy of this song, and this song is worthy of the 90's. Classic progressive rock, and the awesome resolution of the 90's. If you're the impatient type, skip along to the 5:50 mark...

 


Edited by waynes world - 3/24/14 at 7:34pm
post #4285 of 5963
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Originally Posted by robakri View Post

evare5u3.jpg

Possibilities possibilities...


Oh, no....is the color of the felt going to be yet another variable in the Mikros SQ Optimization Process?

post #4286 of 5963
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Originally Posted by dweaver View Post

OK, tried the cable from my wife's Meelec Atlas headphone and it fit perfectly. If you can live with a volume slider (actually seems pretty solid) and a flat cable it is less micrphonic than the Vmoda cloth covered cable.

Sound differences are slight but significant. The Vmoda cable has a bit more detail in the upper mids/lower treble and slightly less bass. The Atlas cable brought the M90 sound a bit closer to the K545. I think I will be ordering a black one from Meelec and using it instead just for the convenience and less noise, plus I actually think I might like the volume slider. Then I will use the Vmoda cable for when I want the added clarity and detail.


Thanks DW...I may pick one up as well.  If the volume control is reasonably sturdy it may make for a good addition to my portable rig.

post #4287 of 5963

Perhaps I should pick up this to use the Mikros 90 with

 

http://www.recordstoreday.com/SpecialRelease/7128

post #4288 of 5963
I ordered a pair of the Meelec cables off of Ebay (cheaper shipping for me in Canada), it says it was for a different headphone than the Atlas but it looks the same so I took a chance. I will post what happens when they arrive.
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moddedmikros with reversedalphapads = T1 with innerfoam

post #4290 of 5963
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Originally Posted by Lorspeaker View Post



moddedmikros with reversedalphapads = T1 with innerfoam


Depending on whom you ask, that's either a compliment or an insult. But I'll try it this weekend.
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