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post #481 of 6041
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Originally Posted by sfwalcer View Post
 

LoL, i kinda already know where those Pistons are at exactly at sonically, so don't need them. Plus i got a set of DUNU DN1000s coming in this week from a trade. hoho :veryevil:

 

These fugly cans if they live up to the hype has A LOT mo' potential than those lowly Pistons, and for not THAT much more. $88 shipped with no taxes is a pretty sweet price for them. Hope i get them soon though, cuz it seems to be on back order or some 'ish but it is fulfilled by amazon so no biggie. :atsmile: 

 

 

 

edit: Plus there seems to be some folks here that are season vets and knows what they are talking...... or they are complete mental cases. :rolleyes: 


Awesome...what did you trade the dn1000s for? :O it is so worth it.

 

IF that happens, (hopefully not respectable headfiers), it's time for you to taste those re700s. *wink*


Edited by vlenbo - 1/24/14 at 2:44pm
post #482 of 6041

I...love...this...bag.  That will be all.

post #483 of 6041
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Originally Posted by pataburd View Post
 

The stock cable on the Mikros 90, while respectable, does not do these headphones justice IMHO.  A few of us are using the AudioQuest Pipeline ET-4 (you may have to shave/sand down the OD on the input plug barrel to get it to fit)  The Pipeline seems like a good affordable match with the MLs.  I am having a UP-OCC silver cable made and possibly a copper one, too, 

 

Last night I swapped out my driver tube in the Bada PH-12 amp from a Sylvania 6SN7GTB to the GE 6SN7GTA.  A really nice change, and the Mikros 90 faithfully conveyed the improved dynamics and punch that this tube brings to the mix. To me, the Mikros 90 are wonderfully balanced in their own right, and the GE tube makes the perfect "side man", since it really doesn't add any unique coloration of its own.  The GEs are great "utility" tubes, very even-keeled and good across the board.  I ended up listening to the entire Lee Ritenour "Festival" disc--AGAIN (must be the third time in as many weeks).  Also listened to Santana's remastered "Abraxas".  The very demanding bass tracks on this album were done the best I've heard so far with the Mikros 90.  We are talking about deep, tight, articulate bass response here, not flabby, over-emphasized midbass.


   Pata you inspired me to play some Santana, back in 1970, when Abraxas was released I got a copy from lawn mowing money, I had a pair of Koss Pro4AAA (pretty sure on the model number), the best I could find from a local Hi-fi repair shop, I listened on my parents old Console Hi-fi, I ran an extension and sat up un the stairs just loving this album, I have Abraxas (MFSL UDCD 552) now, I am listening to as I type this. I love all on my Mobile Fidelity CD's, and the cool way they pop up when you open the case. Just wish I was listening using my future oppo rig, will be ordering it in about 6 days... woot !

post #484 of 6041
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Originally Posted by Trunks159 View Post

It takes about a full minute to actually hear the goodness that comes out of these. They must conform to your ears first.


Yes , its the same for me, like it takes a while for your ears to pressurize and adjust, a certain synergy that takes place. I often will restart the track I started with to fully enjoy it.

post #485 of 6041
Exactly. These aren't the type of cans you audition.
post #486 of 6041
There's very little talk of the bass here. I love it. Bass is not anywhere near as important as other things.

EQ works wonders for these, since they're so technically capable.
post #487 of 6041
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Originally Posted by Trunks159 View Post

Exactly. These aren't the type of cans you audition.


Very true, and key to why the drive by Best  Buy kiosks reviews were so negative. if you can get past the fussy fit, these really do have a lot to offer, so glad you are hearing good things Trunks !

post #488 of 6041
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Originally Posted by Trunks159 View Post

There's very little talk of the bass here. I love it.
What? Check the thread 10 or so pages back when pataburd and I first got our pair.

The bass is freaking incredible.
post #489 of 6041
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Originally Posted by Trunks159 View Post

There's very little talk of the bass here. I love it. Bass is not anywhere near as important as other things.

EQ works wonders for these, since they're so technically capable.

  I think I have been one of the biggest fans of the bass of the Martin Logans , I really like how it digs so deep, it reproduces notes that my other headphones just hint at, and for me I feel bass is the foundation of music, in essence a wide firm, solid resolving bass adds to the realism and musicality, real life has incredible sub bass and the ML's are the best I have at making music. These have a very true bass, like a studio monitor should have, so you hear the entire recording, its amazing how much low level content isn't being reproduced by so many popular headphones, for me the ML is a reference. These have a visceral bass, reminds me of 4th row seats I had at an Alice in Chains Concert, I felt the bass in my chest, it hit you like a power wave of energy, you can feel you insides vibrate.

post #490 of 6041
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Originally Posted by PredatorZ View Post

  I think I have been one of the biggest fans of the bass of the Martin Logans , I really like how it digs so deep, it reproduces notes that my other headphones just hint at, and for me I feel bass is the foundation of music, in essence a wide firm, solid resolving bass adds to the realism and musicality, real life has incredible sub bass and the ML's are the best I have at making music. These have a very true bass, like a studio monitor should have, so you hear the entire recording, its amazing how much low level content isn't being reproduced by so many popular headphones, for me the ML is a reference. These have a visceral bass, reminds me of 4th row seats I had at an Alice in Chains Concert, I felt the bass in my chest, it hit you like a power wave of energy, you can feel you insides vibrate.

A headphone with no sub-bass = total fail.
post #491 of 6041
Ok. Now what I realized is that these headphones ARE NOT neutral. The frequency graph may look flat, but because of the human ear, and some uneven dips and dives in the graph, they sound weird. Our ears hear the upper mids to lower treble quite louder, probably since that's roughly the frequency of human speech. Also, treble is heard even easier in headphones than in speakers.

Anyway, I eq'd the hell out of them, and now the sound is much less offensive. Nice clean sound. Wonderful with EQ (THE BEST, and I'm an EQ spammer).

Now there is another option, and listen closely to closely: get used to it! If you get used to it the results will be equal.

This is only my theory...so take it with...an abnormally large grain of salt.

My rant is over now.
post #492 of 6041
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Originally Posted by sfwalcer View Post
 

^ Alright you punks just ordered these for $88 shipped. They better live up to Da' HYPE or else. :evil:

 

I AM A WEAK SOUL!!!:deadhorse:

OK, boys, mission accomplished!  :beerchug:

post #493 of 6041

welcome to our secret society, the force is strong with you

post #494 of 6041
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Originally Posted by Trunks159 View Post

There's very little talk of the bass here. I love it. Bass is not anywhere near as important as other things.

EQ works wonders for these, since they're so technically capable.

What.

Bass is so important to the realism of the music

It's the difference between music sounding tinny and hollow/realistic and full

post #495 of 6041
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Originally Posted by elvergun View Post


A headphone with no sub-bass = total fail.

 

Rubbish

 

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Originally Posted by nehcrow View Post
 

What.

Bass is so important to the realism of the music

It's the difference between music sounding tinny and hollow/realistic and full

 

So you could not listen to solo violin, flute, woodwinds, harp etc?

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