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Corkchops anyone, Corkchops....Corkchops?!
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This is my first post here, but I've been reading the forum for a few weeks.  I've got my heart set on a pair of PSB M4U-1's, but I've liked the Mikros when I've heard them in Magnolia before.  My concern has been the clamping pressure, which always seemed a little much.  Especially compared to my wife's B&W P5's.  But I stumbled across this thread and the crazy cheap price.  So for $79 from NewEgg I think I at least have to give them a try.  Anyone know exactly what their return policy is?  Worst case, I can give them to my daughter who will love them and buy the PSB's.  I generally prefer the over ears, but I've got to give these a chance...

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Originally Posted by brianbunge View Post

This is my first post here, but I've been reading the forum for a few weeks.  I've got my heart set on a pair of PSB M4U-1's, but I've liked the Mikros when I've heard them in Magnolia before.  My concern has been the clamping pressure, which always seemed a little much.  Especially compared to my wife's B&W P5's.  But I stumbled across this thread and the crazy cheap price.  So for $79 from NewEgg I think I at least have to give them a try.  Anyone know exactly what their return policy is?  Worst case, I can give them to my daughter who will love them and buy the PSB's.  I generally prefer the over ears, but I've got to give these a chance...

You can stretch the headband (don't be afraid to be aggressive, they can go 180°). Comfort gets better over time.
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the skull shrinks a little  after  a few weeks of clamping...nothing to worry abt, welcome to the trainsquuze!

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Originally Posted by brianbunge View Post
 

This is my first post here, but I've been reading the forum for a few weeks.  I've got my heart set on a pair of PSB M4U-1's, but I've liked the Mikros when I've heard them in Magnolia before.  My concern has been the clamping pressure, which always seemed a little much.  Especially compared to my wife's B&W P5's.  But I stumbled across this thread and the crazy cheap price.  So for $79 from NewEgg I think I at least have to give them a try.  Anyone know exactly what their return policy is?  Worst case, I can give them to my daughter who will love them and buy the PSB's.  I generally prefer the over ears, but I've got to give these a chance...


I can't comment on the NewEgg return policy, but I ordered the Mikros from them, and the great folks over at the USPS lost them.  NewEgg sent me a replacement pair no questions asked, and agreed to honor the rebate which had expired by the time the replacements shipped.  Based on this they seem like a customer oriented company.  I went from the P5's to the Mikros and have not looked back, at least not very often.  As noted by dave, the headband can be stretched a bit to ease the clamping force without damaging the phones.  A lot of folks have commented that they stretched them over the box during burn in...that was what I did and it helped a great deal.  Finding the sweet spot or proper fit (for best SQ, maximum comfort, and best isolation) with these phones can be a challenge...but the patient among us are rewarded.  By the way...you will see that some of the folks here recommend up to 200 hours burn in.  I don't think I heard any change after 50 to 60 hours of burn in, but my hearing may not be as good as some others.  You will need to judge for yourself.  Bottom line, these are well made, really nice sounding headphones with just a little effort up front.

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I can't comment on the NewEgg return policy, but I ordered the Mikros from them, and the great folks over at the USPS lost them.  NewEgg sent me a replacement pair no questions asked, and agreed to honor the rebate which had expired by the time the replacements shipped.  Based on this they seem like a customer oriented company.  I went from the P5's to the Mikros and have not looked back, at least not very often.  As noted by dave, the headband can be stretched a bit to ease the clamping force without damaging the phones.  A lot of folks have commented that they stretched them over the box during burn in...that was what I did and it helped a great deal.  Finding the sweet spot or proper fit (for best SQ, maximum comfort, and best isolation) with these phones can be a challenge...but the patient among us are rewarded.  By the way...you will see that some of the folks here recommend up to 200 hours burn in.  I don't think I heard any change after 50 to 60 hours of burn in, but my hearing may not be as good as some others.  You will need to judge for yourself.  Bottom line, these are well made, really nice sounding headphones with just a little effort up front.

 

What he said...

 

:wink:

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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 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...

U mean yours came with a few holes on the left cup taped up???

Hey, u can control the openedhole bassmod with some corkchops inside the cups , tune it to your taste, the bass on mine is quite tight actually.
Edited by Lorspeaker - 4/6/14 at 7:42pm
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U mean yours came with a few holes on the left cup taped up???

Hey, u can control the openedhole bassmod with some corkchops inside the cups , tune it to your taste, the bass on mine is quite tight actually.

yea, weird right? might have had something to do with the tuning

 

cork chips are a good idea, my main issue is the fit though. i usually use iems for that reason, pop in and out. 

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Originally Posted by Lorspeaker View Post
 

the skull shrinks a little  after  a few weeks of clamping...nothing to worry abt, welcome to the trainsquuze!

 

Lol - good one!

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Has somebody got the nerve to post up a consolidated database post of the various mods in here yet? All in one spot? It sure would give some more legitimacy to the thread, not that it matters for those that OWN :)

Look to the T50rp Incremental Mods thread for a template of sorts. Pretty easy to do, maybe if I get time. Maybe

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QC3 pad covers with Mikros foam rotated improves the sound. Really, dealing with bass and soundstage.

Ill be getting the beats pads today.
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OK, I pulled the trigger!  Hopefully I can get these stretched out a bit and made more comfortable.  Just FYI, I'm a "mature student" meaning I'm in my early 40's and going back to school for my doctorate.  These will primarily be used for listening to music while studying in the cafe or library at school.  I hate quiet libraries.  Always did my homework in high school with 80's metal cranked!  So these will help with that.  Also, I'll be using them at home while watching videos from my iPad/MacBook that my wife doesn't want to see on the big screen (think cadaver lab dissection videos). So sources will be iPad/iPhone/MacBook.

 

I may be interested in the bass mod if someone can tell me exactly where to find it, as well as the cable mods and the ear pad mods.  I saw the Beats Solo pads fit the M90's.  Do they look ok like that?  I see them dirt cheap on Amazon so I might pull the trigger on those if they fit well and don't look retarded (my favorite word, growing up in a town where the mental hospital is in Middle GA).

 

Anyway, thanks for your help so far!  I've always liked the sound of the M90's when I've heard them in Magnolia, so $80 is a killer deal!

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Wow.. Mongolia??!!
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Noooo, Magnolia.  As in Magnolia Home Theater in Best Buy!  lol

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