Martin Logan Mikros 90 On-Ear Headphones - Page 30
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It has not surpassed the ES FC300 in bass, air, soundstage, and balance, but damn the treble is as good if not better. The vocals sound a little more aired out with the ES FC300, more distant, though not lacking in intimacy. No where near the soundstage, but I guess that'd be expected.
How many hours on your pair? To my ears they did not settle down until about 200+. En route I kept thinking: "These can't get any better." But, to my surprise and delight, the Mikros 90 did keep getting better.
Last night, I finally optimized source (EVS-modded SONY BDP-S780) and amplifier (Fitz-improved Bada PH-12), but had to play around with cables. I ended up replacing he Neotech UP-OCC copper interconnects with the SoundSilver Trilogy silver and got the best sound. Will roll some tubes later tonight, God willing, and probably remove one stage of AC filtering from the amp to look for improvement in dynamics.
The Mikros 90, IMHO, are very sensitive to system changes of any sort. They scale up exceptionally well and seem limited in their capacities only by the upstream gear.
My HE-6 produce a larger soundstage than the Mikros 90, but I think the MLs deliver a more dynamic 3-D sense of space and better acoustical realism than the HE-6, in terms of how the musical constituents naturally fill the space and interact with each other in that space. (I guess I am also saying that the Mikros 90 are more coherent than the HE-6, which is one area where I feel the MLs easily surpass the HifiMAN).
Edited by pataburd - 1/23/14 at 5:13am
Same thing happened to me.
Still, I think it could use more treble. But remember, I'm the guy who thinks the DT770 Pro isn't bright enough. So, take it with a grain of salt. ^^;
Anyways. Impressions to come.
Give them 200+ hours. They should settle down across the frequency bands. What is your source, and what are you amping them with?
iPhone 4S and iPod Touch gen 3. cMoy BB V2.03, but I don't notice a difference between amped and unamped.