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Originally Posted by elvergun View Post

The 90s also sound good out of my iPad.  This is a very versatile headphone.

This is so true, I tried a few songs at 320kbps on my iPad, it's not bad, not bad at all.
Speaking of which, after roughly 50 hours of burn in, I'm starting to hear the difference. Maybe give it another 100 and mod it then :P
post #4907 of 5892
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Originally Posted by mikehepro View Post


This is so true, I tried a few songs at 320kbps on my iPad, it's not bad, not bad at all.
Speaking of which, after roughly 50 hours of burn in, I'm starting to hear the difference. Maybe give it another 100 and mod it then :P

i load AIFF onto my ipad ...i could hear locusts scratching their wings :P

 

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Was thinking of snagging an alphadog n started reading the thread again..

n read the alphadogs are given felt stickers to tune the soundpeaks a little??

geeezz... i guess everyone has to tune his cans to his taste nomatterwhat. 

 

we can tune the mikros too...go dig that hole :P

Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)

 

if u r keen to read...these are the posts:

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Edited by Lorspeaker - 4/11/14 at 12:33am
post #4908 of 5892
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Originally Posted by mikehepro View Post


This is so true, I tried a few songs at 320kbps on my iPad, it's not bad, not bad at all.
Speaking of which, after roughly 50 hours of burn in, I'm starting to hear the difference. Maybe give it another 100 and mod it then :P

 

The difference you hear will stop at around 200 hours.  That will be a good time to mod.

post #4909 of 5892
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Originally Posted by mikehepro View Post


This is so true, I tried a few songs at 320kbps on my iPad, it's not bad, not bad at all.
 

 

Because the iPad is using a Cirrus chip. 

post #4910 of 5892

Impressions after 60+ Burn-In on ML90's:

 

Bass: Sub-bass and Bass output seemed to be diminished (kinda bummed), but Upper Bass seems to be filling in an and warming up slightly.

 

Midrange: Maybe a little bit fuller and richer sounding, not much change.

 

Highend: Extension seems to a little better, not much sparkle or air.

 

Soundstage: I can't tell any change.

 

 

Will try to post again after 100+ Burn-In. Happy Listening.

post #4911 of 5892
Anyone knows how these compare to the soundmagic hp100? I'm debating whether to buy the hp100 or not now I have the 90.

Thanks
post #4912 of 5892
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Originally Posted by rhfactor1 View Post
 

Impressions after 60+ Burn-In on ML90's:

 

Bass: Sub-bass and Bass output seemed to be diminished (kinda bummed), but Upper Bass seems to be filling in an and warming up slightly.

 

Midrange: Maybe a little bit fuller and richer sounding, not much change.

 

Highend: Extension seems to a little better, not much sparkle or air.

 

Soundstage: I can't tell any change.

 

 

Will try to post again after 100+ Burn-In. Happy Listening.

 

So are you liking the changes?

post #4913 of 5892

NNot much, mainly due to bass response.

post #4914 of 5892
200 hours is the point of enlightenment.
post #4915 of 5892
Did anyone ever try the Pipeline ET-1 cable? Did it work without modification?
post #4916 of 5892
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Originally Posted by brianbunge View Post

Did anyone ever try the Pipeline ET-1 cable? Did it work without modification?

Yep, lots of folks have tried it, but it does require some whittling on the Mikros end to get it to fit into the receptacle on the left cup.  In my opinion it was not worth the effort...but others say it makes an audible difference.  You will have to decide for yourself...very subjective effort/benefit ratio, I would say.

 

PS...if you decide to try it you will see that the cable is marked to imply that there is directionality...this is hogwash.  I whittled both ends, and tried it both ways...no difference.

post #4917 of 5892
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Originally Posted by zombywoof View Post

Yep, lots of folks have tried it, but it does require some whittling on the Mikros end to get it to fit into the receptacle on the left cup.  In my opinion it was not worth the effort...but others say it makes an audible difference.  You will have to decide for yourself...very subjective effort/benefit ratio, I would say.

PS...if you decide to try it you will see that the cable is marked to imply that there is directionality...this is hogwash.  I whittled both ends, and tried it both ways...no difference.

Isn't that the ET-3? The ET-1 has a right angle plug on one end. I have no desire to buy a cable and modify the connector's housing.
post #4918 of 5892

Right, the ET-1 is absolutely directional as it can't possibly be plugged into the 90 on the RA side deep enough to give any sound :biggrin:. Does need grinding down to fit though.

post #4919 of 5892
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Originally Posted by brianbunge View Post


Isn't that the ET-3? The ET-1 has a right angle plug on one end. I have no desire to buy a cable and modify the connector's housing.


Sorry...you are correct...I was talking about the ET-4...both ends have straight plugs.  I never bought the ET-1, but I tried it at Radio Shack and the straight plug end was still too large to fit the socket on the cup.  After modding the ET-4 with no benefit that I could hear, I decided not to get the ET-1.  There is an very nice three foot cable by Auvio that has the woven jacket, etc. and mini straight plugs that fits without whittling (pic below).  It is also available at Radio Shack ($14-$15, if I recall).  Again, I didn't hear any improvement over the stock cable.  My goal was to find a cable without the Apple controls as I don't need them.  However, with the braided fabric cover, the Auvio cable is a bit too microphonic for portable use...as was the ET-4 after modding.  I ended up buying a $6 Belkin cable that has mini straight plugs on both ends and fits the Mikros end without whittling.  Sounds OK to me so I am happy.

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