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Neweggs....79$$$$
post #4637 of 6492
I guess this is a warranty issue so I should contact them.
post #4638 of 6492
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Originally Posted by dweaver View Post

I guess this is a warranty issue so I should contact them.

 

Yes.   They are willing to help you out even if it is not a warranty issue.  They replaced my pads for free after a pet vs Mikros incident.

post #4639 of 6492
I also bought some wood to make my cup extenders today. I need to get the pads to make sure I cut the wood correctly and am still figuring out how to cut the wood. The wood is thin enough (2mm) I am thinking a small fine toothed keyhole saw is going to do the trick.
Edited by dweaver - 4/1/14 at 8:00pm
post #4640 of 6492
I don't find wearing these backwards provides better comfort/seal, personally. I get the best results from having tye headband extended a hit further than I need, which is to main thing for getting a good fit for me. Then I have the headband slightly angled towards tye back of my head.

If people here haven't watched the movie ParaNorman, do yourself a favour and give it a chance. I can't believe I took so long to watch it - really charming, filled with dark humour and has a great soundtrack which sounds very good on the Mikros.
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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??

 

Yes. On average I tend to listen at 90% - 100% w/o an amp. 

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he-6 + copper + AD2000microfibrepads = almost Unbeatable, if only the damm screws will stay still. 

Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)

this is how i listen .. left arm pinning the cable still,

head in a frozen delirium..no lateral shifts allowed.

 

 

 

TOTL cans have their own woeeees... so ennjoy your 60bucks Mikros bros..though there are some quirks too.


Edited by Lorspeaker - 4/2/14 at 1:37am
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http://www.head-fi.org/t/660408/reversible-akg-k701-bass-mod

 

interesting thread....that hole again, but on an open can.

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I have a pair of Q701 and the hole mod really improved them for me.
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interesting...sold all my akgs, vowed not to touch another..lolz

 

if i hv one now...i might open the hole, n stick a few corkchops on the outer cap, making it more semi open,

see if i can get some whammmm on the bass.


Edited by Lorspeaker - 4/2/14 at 1:18am
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Originally Posted by waynes world View Post
 

 

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'? :)

Wayne,

I have two stock pair--both with about 125-150 hours--and, to my ears, one sounds fuller and warmer than the other.  The Mikros 90 that I bought off bhazard are the apparently "better-sounding" pair at the moment.  Given the variation/sensitivity in the pourous membrane "port stickers", maybe it shouldn't be too surprising to reckon with these "stock-to-stock" sonic differences.

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Originally Posted by Lorspeaker View Post
 

interesting...sold all my akgs, vowed not to touch another..lolz

 

if i hv one now...i might open the hole, n stick a few corkchops on the outer cap, making it more semi open,

see if i can get some whammmm on the bass.

With the K701, I was more concerned about the upper midrange/lower treble smear.  The mod cited reportedly does nothing to change this.

Have been seriously thinking about the K550, even though I too had/have foresworn any further experimentation with AKGs.


Edited by pataburd - 4/2/14 at 6:22am
post #4648 of 6492
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Neweggs....79$$$$

Must be all the hype.. Or maybe there's a newegg spy here.. Lol
post #4649 of 6492
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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.

Contact Scott Gribble, Customer Service Representative [sgribble@martinlogan.com].

He has been very good to me and others with Mikros 90 issues.

Great guy to work with!

post #4650 of 6492
Listening to my Philips citiscape downtown atm with my iMod + C&C BH.. Don't kill me but I think it sounds better than the 90....much leaner sound, forward vocal and less warmth in the mids... ;p
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