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post #4741 of 5892
Been a while since I heard the Marley's. Are you sure they are more detailed than the 90's?
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Originally Posted by waynes world View Post

Been a while since I heard the Marley's. Are you sure they are more detailed than the 90's?

Yeah I'm positive! For the price under 60 bucks I can't believe how good these sound.. The mids especially is to die for... The built material is very unique as well.. However the only down side is that the fit is not that comfortable. Otherwise, the sound is superb for the price wink.gif
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Hi there

 

I've had my Mikros 90's for about a week now and they sound pretty good for a lowly 20 hours of burn in ;-) I also got a couple of "beats" style red cables to try,via Hong Kong, 

more just to save wear and tear on the original microphoned cable.

However after comparing them listening to a 320kbps track on my Macbookpro I was shocked, firstly in the level of volume (the Mikros cable being about a third less

in volume), then, even when attempting to equalise the sound levels so they sounded the same, the cheap red cable has a fuller sound overall, though perhaps with a muddier

bass.

I suspect my original ML cable is slightly compromised in some way, and suggest that for those feeling that they are not getting the best from their new, soon-to-be a cult 

phones that they try a few cables...even cheap ones.

Having made up a few cables in my yoof, I have seen that wires can be ever so slightly earthed to the shield if care isn't taken with assembly.

 

enjoying the thread :-p

post #4744 of 5892
Hmmmm....I need another 10% morevolume to my iPad, this cable should be the answer...instead of getting a portable amp
post #4745 of 5892
Try some complex orchestra music n the marley will be outpaced..?
But the designs are quite ethnic:-)

just ruminating... and being defensive...lolz
hate to spend more monies on another can,
and that creative can coming my way sooooooon.
pocket is screammming at me.

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slapped 4 pieces of corkchops into the base floor of each DT770/600ohm cup,
mine....these chops are getting me insanely happy with them...
i can really taste the corkysmell of em chops in my ears.
( i can crank up the vol on john williams, and the cup is innert and holding up to the orchestra poundings..)
....ok too many shots of whisky..toking nonsense zzz

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Edited by Lorspeaker - 4/6/14 at 3:25am
post #4746 of 5892
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just ruminating... and being defensive...lolz
hate to spend more monies on another can,
and that creative can coming my way sooooooon.
pocket is screammming at me

Which creative cans? The CAL?
post #4747 of 5892

.........one of the new brownies :P

post #4748 of 5892
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Originally Posted by zeroviz View Post
 

Hi there

 

I've had my Mikros 90's for about a week now and they sound pretty good for a lowly 20 hours of burn in ;-)

 

 

Hi!!!   Enjoy your 90s.  :beerchug:

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and that creative can coming my way sooooooon.
pocket is screammming at me.
 

 

Haha...yet another pad we can try on the Mikros.

post #4750 of 5892

The bass mod makes these crazy, bass get in your face, dirvers vibrate, and the sound gets very warm (even muddy).

Even stock hey have an intimate sound, but the clarity and detail is something else. Something like the es10 has a unique sig, not nearly as clear between instruments but they have this fun/easy-going thing about them (SM3-ish) with bigger soundstage and separation. 

 

Bass-mod M90 means much more bass than es10

Stock M90 mean less bass than es10 (makes es10 sound bassy)

 

 

btw, my left cup had extra tape over two wholes... anyone else see that?

 

The sound is very refined on the mikros but...

Fit on these I just cant stand though, shame in that sense its like sony MH1c. I dont think i will be keeping them...


Edited by daveyostrow - 4/6/14 at 9:30am
post #4751 of 5892
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Originally Posted by daveyostrow View Post
 

The bass mod makes these crazy, bass get in your face, dirvers vibrate, and the sound gets very warm (even muddy).

Even stock hey have an intimate sound, but the clarity and detail is something else. Something like the es10 has a unique sig, not nearly as clear between instruments but they have this fun/easy-going thing about them (SM3-ish) with bigger soundstage. 

 

Bass-mod M90 means much more bass than es10

Stock M90 mean less bass than es10 (makes es10 sound bassy)

 

Fit on these I just cant stand though, shame in that sense its like sony MH1c. I dont think i will be keeping them...

 

Did you try stretching the headband?   I'm still looking for the right pads to improve the comfort.   Do you have the ES10s at hand?  If so, can you try the pads on the Mikros and tell us how they fit?

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Initial Impressions-Approximately 40 hours Burn-In

 

Listening to "Project October's" 2 Studio CD's and "The Civil Wars" 2 Studio CD's, also to check bass response I listened to "Talking Heads-Live" CD.

 

The mids are wonderful, especially will female vocals, with these Mary Fahl's vocals are sublime. All other instrumentation in the midrange is spot on.

 

I believe if someone thinks these are bass light I think they need their hearing checked. They are fast and go all the way down to the beginnings of the sub-bass with no low end bumps or actuation. The could have a little bit more quantity sub bass, but the bass quality is almost visceral. I believe the bass in total is one of there major strengths.

 

The highend could have a little bit more extension with some air. But I must say what highend that is there is very good.

 

The soundstage is not very wide, you know you are listening to a small portable headphones but that being said I am very impressed with the depth of the soundstage, some of the best I've heard with closed headphones.

 

So all-in-all my general impressions are the ML90's are very good headphones. A wonderful bargain at purchase price of $54 USD. I believe them to be very neutral in nature not warm or cold with amazing midrange and bass response. Will probably still keep burning them in for at least another day or so. For me at this time no modifications are needed. Happy Listening.

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Initial Impressions-Approximately 40 hours Burn-In

 

I believe if someone thinks these are bass light I think they need their hearing checked. They are fast and go all the way down to the beginnings of the sub-bass with no low end bumps or actuation. The could have a little bit more quantity sub bass, but the bass quality is almost visceral. I believe the bass in total is one of there major strengths.

 

Good to hear that you are liking them...and I'm glad there is nothing wrong with your ears.  :beerchug:

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Originally Posted by elvergun View Post
 

 

Did you try stretching the headband?   I'm still looking for the right pads to improve the comfort.   Do you have the ES10s at hand?  If so, can you try the pads on the Mikros and tell us how they fit?

I do have them on hand, and the es10 pads are too big. im sure someone can super glue a plastic oval shape for bigger pads, even those heating plastic guns with plastic "cartrigages" that are user friendly. http://www.amazon.com/Enjoydeal-110V-240V-Electric-Heating-Professional/dp/B00FQAS722/ref=sr_1_15?s=hi&ie=UTF8&qid=1396807656&sr=1-15&keywords=glue+gun+plastic

 

but its not something im interested in doing right now.

post #4755 of 5892
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Originally Posted by daveyostrow View Post
 

I do have them on hand, and the es10 pads are too big. im sure someone can super glue a plastic oval shape for bigger pads, even those heating plastic guns with plastic "cartrigages" that are user friendly. http://www.amazon.com/Enjoydeal-110V-240V-Electric-Heating-Professional/dp/B00FQAS722/ref=sr_1_15?s=hi&ie=UTF8&qid=1396807656&sr=1-15&keywords=glue+gun+plastic

 

but its not something im interested in doing right now.

 

Damn.

 

Thanks for the info.  It seems that the best fitting  pads are the ones from the ESW10...but they are expensive.

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