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post #5101 of 6492
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Originally Posted by thievesarmy View Post
 

Some quick thoughts… I got these last week and tried them on and was immediately repulsed by the way they clamped and pushed on my ears. I didn't think the sound was all that great at first but I didn't want to keep them on for more than a few minutes. I took them off and didn't really feel like giving them another chance, but finally did last night. After listening to a few songs, I have to say the sound IS pretty good, but the clamp & force on my ears is still a big issue. I have to say, these are actually the most uncomfortable phones I think I have EVER worn. I know others have mentioned the clamp, but it seems like no-one else is as sensitive to the force of these as I am. The force also makes my ears very warm, which is a further annoyance, and the remote buttons REALLY suck - definitely the worst I've come across, and I'm not a fan of their aesthetic look… but despite those shortcomings, the sound is very good, especially for the price. I guess I will try to find a way to stretch them out and see if that makes them better.

 

Yeah, the clamping is a bit of an achilles heel for them. You can definitely reduce the clamping though. Some people put them over a shoe box. I just grab the headband at both sides and bend it out until I think it's gonna break lol. They still have a bit of clamp, but much less than stock. I find that sometimes I can wear them for quite a while, and other times, for not so long. But one thing is for sure, they do sound great!

 

Fwiw, I've hardly even noticed the remote (in fact, I had to look at the cable to make sure that mine had one!).

post #5102 of 6492
The pain is part of the initiation rite....
Be a good boy, tough it out:-)
post #5103 of 6492
Just stretch 'em over something and burn them in while you're not listening. Even if you don't believe in burn-in, it's not going to hurt and many people noticed an improvement in sound over time. I don't know when it happened, but at some point they just became much better than they were out of box for me.
post #5104 of 6492

For me, there was harshness in the treble and some boxiness initially. Within ten hours they sweetened up noticeably. I'm not sure they changed much after that.

 

For clamping, give them a stretch before putting them on. Works wonders for me. They still have a good amount of clamp, but that is also how they get such a good seal. YMMV

post #5105 of 6492
Anyone having fit issues needs to change for a conventional type of earpad instead of that leather covered sponge(!)
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See here I have two pads...
Oh and don't look at that other stuff as that is confidential experimentation,
On a need to know basis..

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Edited by Maxx134 - 5/2/14 at 12:05pm
post #5106 of 6492

is that your snacks right in the middle...that black barrrrr of choco..or jello

post #5107 of 6492

I have been running two stock pairs of the Mikros 90 over the last month: a pair that I bought off bhazard and a pair that I bought for myself.  They both have in the neighborhood of 200 hours, but the bhazard pair sound much warmer/fuller and just plain better.  The other pair sounds thin by comparison, with almost no deep bass extension.

 

Have been enjoying the bhazard pair at work with the beta 22 amp and the Auvio cable.  Need to check with Ted to see if the UPOCC cable is ready.  Want to compare Mikroa 90 w/UPOCC silver v. copper cable,


Edited by pataburd - 5/3/14 at 1:26pm
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Bhazard's loss! :-)
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I'm trying cherry behind the drivers now as a bit of an experiment. So far so good, but I look forward to actually finding some blutac to seal the sides and getting some pads to replace the stocks. 

post #5110 of 6492
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Originally Posted by Armillary View Post
 

I'm trying cherry behind the drivers now as a bit of an experiment. So far so good, but I look forward to actually finding some blutac to seal the sides and getting some pads to replace the stocks. 

these should add some JUICE under the drivers :P

post #5111 of 6492
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Originally Posted by Lorspeaker View Post
 

these should add some JUICE under the drivers :P

After a quick sample of All Along the Watchtower followed by DLZ I can say that these cherry's are, indeed, juicy. Or maybe crunchy. Either way I think they add a bit of extra detail, especially to guitar and drums. I'll write more on it when I do the final modded ML90's vs V-moda m80's review. 

post #5112 of 6492

No question in my mind.

Modded Mikros 90 = more natural and involving sound than stock Mikros 90--and did we mention the BASS(?).

Also, I think there may be more sonic variation among stock sets than there would be amongst [equivalently] modded sets.


Edited by pataburd - 5/3/14 at 5:59am
post #5113 of 6492
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Originally Posted by Armillary View Post
 

I'm trying cherry behind the drivers now as a bit of an experiment. So far so good, but I look forward to actually finding some blutac to seal the sides and getting some pads to replace the stocks. 

Yeh.  Right.

post #5114 of 6492

I need a favor from one of the hoarders in this thread...:tongue:

 

 

Can one of you guys sell me one of your extra 1/4 adapter that came with your Mikros?  I lost my plug. :frown:

post #5115 of 6492
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Originally Posted by elvergun View Post
 

I need a favor from one of the hoarders in this thread...:tongue:

 

 

Can one of you guys sell me one of your extra 1/4 adapter that came with your Mikros?  I lost my plug. :frown:


PM me.  You can have mine...no use for it.  I can drop it in the mail.

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