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post #4621 of 6486
Without opening the hole,
Just stuffing corkchops into the cups ...uncorks the champagne in the Mikros.
Bass extends a notch, mids relaxed with more air...
As if u have gotten a good burn in.

Try it....jones, jones...u there??? jones...come back here....jones!
post #4622 of 6486
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Originally Posted by Trunks159 View Post

Yes and yes. I use the X3 mainly.

 

How is the midrange weight and tonality with the X3?

post #4623 of 6486
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Originally Posted by Lorspeaker View Post

How loud do u guy listen at?
My vol is at 90% on the iPad most of the time,
If I do classical, it's maxed out.

U think mikros thrives on loud listening??

Depends on the amp, but I do tend to listen at medium-high levels with most genres.  

The Mikros 90 stay so clean and detailed, it's easy to crank up the volume pot another notch or two.

post #4624 of 6486
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Originally Posted by slowpickr View Post
 

I'm really getting in to wearing these backwards.  The fit is much better (for me anyway).

Maxx reportedly gets into wearing his MLs "backwards", too.

I have that problem with a couple of my pairs, as well.

Might try repacking/repositioning the foam padding in the earcups to fix it.  Otherwise, I tilt the headband backward and lower the earcups slightly.

Might be residual spring torsion in the tubular bands, too.


Edited by pataburd - 4/1/14 at 5:59pm
post #4625 of 6486
If u mod your Mikros, u will need more power to fill up the cups...
Like a bagpipe tongue.gif
post #4626 of 6486
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Originally Posted by Stuff Jones View Post
 

Couldn't resist the hype/low price ratio and ordered these. 

 

Other then fit, I'm a little worried about some reports of thinness of sound. I know bass is a little weak, but does the midrange on these have the necessary weight to give instruments realistic tonality and impact? I recently got the K545s but am mildly disappointed. They don't do much wrong, but they don't give great realistic tonality in the midrange, which to me is where the emotion  of music comes from. And ultimately music is about conveying feeling. The K545s are not offensive, but there are no moments where I just think to myself, "**** these sound amazing". I'm hoping the 90s will give me better midrange tonality. 

 

Here's one review that concerns me:

 

 

Also, can the headband safely be stretched? Do they pair well with the Fiio X3?

The reviewer only had 20 hours on the Mikros 90.

ML recommends 30 hours.

My experience has been on the order of 200+ hours before the drivers really settle down and/or the listener gets fully acclimated.

The midrange in particular takes a long time to bloom and integrate with the bass and treble.  But it develops into some of the purest, most lively and tonally vibrant midrange I have heard.


Edited by pataburd - 4/1/14 at 6:01pm
post #4627 of 6486
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Originally Posted by Lorspeaker View Post

If u mod your Mikros, u will need more power to fill up the cups...
Like a bagpipe tongue.gif

No iPad can drive the MikrosThruBrainMegaMod to audible levels
post #4628 of 6486
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Originally Posted by Lorspeaker View Post

If u mod your Mikros, u will need more power to fill up the cups...
Like a bagpipe tongue.gif

Enter the Lehmann BCL and the Beta 22 . . . :smile_phones:

The Mikros 90 like clean power and [to say it again] scale up extremely well, better than just about any other headphones I have heard to date.

You're right on, Lors, the modded Mikros 90 thrive on even more power [and deliver in Spades].


Edited by pataburd - 4/1/14 at 6:02pm
post #4629 of 6486

Lors,

Do you have your latest "be-all-and-end-all" mod published?

I may clean out the cups in my [superceded] MIKROSHYPEDBASS pair and try some cork.

Haven't tried any of the lamb's wool yet, either.

[Have actually been enjoying the old MikrosHypedBass mod lately, though.]

Thank you [and Maxx and Wayne] for all the modding effort/reporting you've put into this thread.


Edited by pataburd - 4/1/14 at 6:13pm
post #4630 of 6486
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Originally Posted by mr.khali View Post
 

I am usually near max on  my iPhone.  The Mikros need more juice than most portables it seems.  For those that have not tried them on a home rig or with an amp of some kind you have not heard the real beauty of these yet!  I wish someone would come out with a really small portable amp that would do these justice.  I don't want to walk around the bulk of most respected mobile amps.

 

C&C BH amp does the deed.

post #4631 of 6486
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Originally Posted by pataburd View Post
 

The reviewer only had 20 hours on the Mikros 90.

ML recommends 30 hours.

My experience has been on the order of 200+ hours before the drivers really settle down and/or the listener gets fully acclimated.

The midrange in particular takes a long time to bloom and integrate with the bass and treble.  But it develops into some of the purest, most lively and tonally vibrant midrange I have heard.

 

Strange but true story....

 

I had previously gone down the rabbit hole and removed the material covering the holes. Ended up with imbalanced bass in left driver for some reason. Fixed with partial left hole coverage via label material. Still felt the bass was a bit too much in both drivers, so covered both holes with elastoplast bandaid material. Have been loving them this way for about a month. Figured the bass amount is more than stock, but couldn't say for sure. Figured they sound way more awesome than stock, but couldn't say for sure.

 

Got my 2nd pair today - yeah! As far as I know, they have no burn in on them. As far as I know, they are stock. So, no burn in + stock is supposed to mean less refined sound and less bass. Right?

 

So I throw them on and :eek: they have AWESOME amount of bass (head rattling at times, and way more bass than my elastoplast hole covered pair) and they sound friggin' awesome. Have these been burned in to sound this awesome? Can they become even more awesome sounding with more burn in? Is this what I was experiencing before I went down the rabbit hole in the first place? Is this why, before modding, I kept saying how very adequate the bass was?

 

So basically, I don't know what the heck is going on. Maybe the elastoplast material is simply too thick and reduces the bass too much and I just didn't realize it without having a stock pair around to compare to.

 

At any rate, I'm very happy with these stock phones, and also happy that I can go all nutso now on my modding pair. :D

 

In summary: to anyone questioning if the stock 90's have enought bass, the answer is really a resounding YES. And to anyone worried about "recessed mids", well, um, whatcha smokin'? :)

post #4632 of 6486
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Originally Posted by pataburd View Post

Lors,
Do you have your latest "be-all-and-end-all" mod published?
I may clean out the cups in my [superceded] MIKROSHYPEDBASS pair and try some cork.
Haven't tried any of the lamb's wool yet, either.
[Have actually been enjoying the old MikrosHypedBass mod lately, though.]
Thank you [and Maxx and Wayne] for all the modding effort/reporting you've put into this thread.

My current set :

Both my opened n unopened Mikros have corkchops under the driver, and at the base of the cups.
I added a piece of felt. About 1/8th by 1/2inch felt at the lower end of the cup on the opened can , just to add a tad more punch to the bass.

tongue.gif


Diff betw the two I reckon is about 10hz down the bass response...from the signalsweep I heard.
Edited by Lorspeaker - 4/1/14 at 7:07pm
post #4633 of 6486
Received my Meelec cable today and it works perfectly. It sounds a lot like the original cable.

Bad news side, the padding has developed a split in the seam between the leather the plastic that fits under the lip. So will have to buy a new earpad from ML if possible.
post #4634 of 6486
Let us know how much... tongue.gif
post #4635 of 6486
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Originally Posted by dweaver View Post

Received my Meelec cable today and it works perfectly. It sounds a lot like the original cable.

Bad news side, the padding has developed a split in the seam between the leather the plastic that fits under the lip. So will have to buy a new earpad from ML if possible.


I suggest that you contact the MartinLogan support through the website, explain the situation, and ask for a replacement pad.  Their customer service is supposed to be pretty good.  After all, you are a potential customer for some $$$$ speakers, right?

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