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Originally Posted by Trunks159 View Post

People just don't want a $60 headphone to exceed the level of their $300 cans.

On a different note, am I the only one that whatched the Walking Dead season finale with Mr. Mikros last night?!

The last video I watched with the Mikros 90 was Aeon Flux [and I was not disappointed].

 


Edited by pataburd - 3/31/14 at 2:03pm
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Originally Posted by dweaver View Post
 

Have some irreverent  fun :-)

 


Cool! sounds really good on Mikros.. .thanks

post #4548 of 6488
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Originally Posted by Lorspeaker View Post
the real HYPEhype is.....the Mikros with the HOLE,  and the Alphapads 

 

I'll be getting my 2nd pair pretty soon (which I'll be leaving in their virginal state). Which means that I can venture down the rabbit hole once again with my elastoplasted #1 pair. Not sure what I'll try with them. It will mainly involve playing around with the hole though. Maybe start by poking some holes in the elastoplast. Maybe trying different materials. I might even try the hole completely uncovered again, but that was pretty bass-tense lol

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To all those M90 users,

 

Quick question, does the leather part of the headphone smell like leather or like something else.  For some odd reason, my leather part smells like burnt electric wires...The smell has been like that since I purchased.  I know the headphone is brand new.  I had to remove the plastic wrap...

 

Otherwise, love the headphone!  I think it's been over 120hours of burn time and I can't get enough of these headphone!  Of course my Hifiman HE 400 are way better, but for $60.00, I prefer these over the Grado SR225!  

 

Thanks in advance for anyone replying to this post.

post #4550 of 6488
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Originally Posted by Trunks159 View Post

Bought Beats pads and QC3 pads. We'll see.


I also bought some Beats pads...BlueCell version from Amazon.  I removed the Mikros pads and the plastic insert that is on the back side of the Beats pads.  I could not get them on using the conventional 'stretch and fit" technique.

So, I put the plastic thingies back in but reversed them so that the mounting tabs were facing the foam.  This gave me a flat, rigid surface on the backside of the pad.  Then I stuck the little devils to the Mikros driver plates with double stick carpet tape.  I have listened to some familiar tunes for a couple hours total with this pad mod (otherwise stock Mikros with DIY cable).  Are they an improvement over the stock Mikros pads?  From a comfort standpoint...I don't normally have any problem with comfort on the stock Mikros...these are no worse.  The seal seems to be OK, but maybe not quite as good as the stock Mikros pads as the bass seemed a little weaker with the Beats pads...but it was not a significant difference.  Clarity was just as good as far as I could tell.

post #4551 of 6488
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Originally Posted by waynes world View Post
 

 

I'll be getting my 2nd pair pretty soon (which I'll be leaving in their virginal state). Which means that I can venture down the rabbit hole once again with my elastoplasted #1 pair. Not sure what I'll try with them. It will mainly involve playing around with the hole though. Maybe start by poking some holes in the elastoplast. Maybe trying different materials. I might even try the hole completely uncovered again, but that was pretty bass-tense lol


It would be cool to find a way to use the SE535 style Knowles filters over the hole.  That way you could mod based on the rating of the filter, and have a personally tuned set of Mikos without having to be concerned about the fate of the factory applied sticky tape.

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Originally Posted by zombywoof View Post


I also bought some Beats pads...BlueCell version from Amazon.  I removed the Mikros pads and the plastic insert that is on the back side of the Beats pads.  I could not get them on using the conventional 'stretch and fit" technique.


So, I put the plastic thingies back in but reversed them so that the mounting tabs were facing the foam.  This gave me a flat, rigid surface on the backside of the pad.  Then I stuck the little devils to the Mikros driver plates with double stick carpet tape.  I have listened to some familiar tunes for a couple hours total with this pad mod (otherwise stock Mikros with DIY cable).  Are they an improvement over the stock Mikros pads?  From a comfort standpoint...I don't normally have any problem with comfort on the stock Mikros...these are no worse.  The seal seems to be OK, but maybe not quite as good as the stock Mikros pads as the bass seemed a little weaker with the Beats pads...but it was not a significant difference.  Clarity was just as good as far as I could tell.
Thanks. Didn't think of the mounting tabs. They were supposed to get here by Thursday but it's been delayed to Tuesday of next week. However, the QC3 pads'll be here tommorow.
post #4553 of 6488
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Originally Posted by pataburd View Post

Elvergun, you've really outdone yourself again on this one.  I'm sure--and I'm sure you're sure--Trunksey means that he watched the finale while strapped into his MLs.  

I woulda missed the puddle-jumper to PA, anyway!!  : )

I was very sick last week, so in essence I was among the Walking Dead for a few daze.  Not Dead enough to make the cameo spot, though.

[EDIT*: Just brought the Mikros HYPE thread "signal-to-noise-ratio" down by another few units--dangerously close to the 0.5000 threshold.  Too bad for all those gotta-have-a-stodgy-thread-hounds.  No apologies, geoman.  : ) ]
Ah you'd think that.
post #4554 of 6488
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Originally Posted by zombywoof View Post


I also bought some Beats pads...BlueCell version from Amazon.  I removed the Mikros pads and the plastic insert that is on the back side of the Beats pads.  I could not get them on using the conventional 'stretch and fit" technique.


So, I put the plastic thingies back in but reversed them so that the mounting tabs were facing the foam.  This gave me a flat, rigid surface on the backside of the pad.  Then I stuck the little devils to the Mikros driver plates with double stick carpet .  I have listened to some familiar tunes for a couple hours total with this pad mod (otherwise stock Mikros with DIY cable).  Are they an improvement over the stock Mikros pads?  From a comfort standpoint...I don't normally have any problem with comfort on the stock Mikros...these are no worse.  The seal seems to be OK, but maybe not quite as good as the stock Mikros pads as the bass seemed a little weaker with the Beats pads...but it was not a significant difference.  Clarity was just as good as far as I could tell.

When u stick the plates together, make sure it's fully sealed, n there are no vents leaking sound...
The inner diameter of the beats pad foam is larger than the stock pads right? U might have to narrow down this diameter to gain back some bass.
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Originally Posted by zombywoof View Post
 


It would be cool to find a way to use the SE535 style Knowles filters over the hole.  That way you could mod based on the rating of the filter, and have a personally tuned set of Mikos without having to be concerned about the fate of the factory applied sticky tape.

 

That would be cool. In lieu of that, I might have to try every elastoplast/bandage material known to mankind. Maybe this one will be first!

 

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Originally Posted by Lorspeaker View Post


When u stick the plates together, make sure it's fully sealed, n there are no vents leaking sound...
The inner diameter of the beats pad foam is larger than the stock pads right? U might have to narrow down this diameter to gain back some bass.


I sealed all the way around the Beats pad with the tape so I don't think I have any leakage.  Proof is in how difficult they were to get off...need to find a less sticky tape.  The central hole in the foam on the Beats pads is about the same size as the hole on the stock Mikros pads from what I could tell.  Don't think there is a good way to trim it anyhow since the genuine Corinthian pleather covering is sewn all the way around inside and out.  I think the slightly inferior bass is due to the seal.  The foam on the Beats pads is not as thick and is softer than on the stock pads.  You would think that the softer foam wold conform better to the contours of your ear, but that wasn't my experience.  I'll include some pics when I get home later this week.

 

PS...the Beats pads have crappy isolation compared to the stock pads...further proof that they don't seal as well?

post #4557 of 6488
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Originally Posted by Trunks159 View Post


Thanks. Didn't think of the mounting tabs. They were supposed to get here by Thursday but it's been delayed to Tuesday of next week. However, the QC3 pads'll be here tommorow.


I am curios to know how the QC3 pads work out.  There is a plastic clip gizmo on the back side of the QC3 pads as well for attaching.  Don't know if this will get in the way.  So far I am less than thrilled with the Beats pads.

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Ahhhhhhh...i see......The problem is......u dun have BEATS KIDs' ears....!!! redface.gif
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Originally Posted by waynes world View Post

That would be cool. In lieu of that, I might have to try every elastoplast/bandage material known to mankind. Maybe this one will be first!



This is one tape to...chew on ? ! tongue.gif
post #4560 of 6488
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Originally Posted by waynes world View Post
 

 

That would be cool. In lieu of that, I might have to try every elastoplast/bandage material known to mankind. Maybe this one will be first!

 


These might be more appropriate.

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