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post #5266 of 6492

Teds Headphone Lounge UPOCC ("105 strand") copper cable is in-house!

 

Still breaking it in, but I really like how it sounds so far.  In absolute terms, not as open, finely detailed and nuanced as the UPOCC silver.  What I like, however, is the copper's increased tonal density and bolder tonal contrasts, especially its more rounded, sculpted, weightier and well-driven bass lines.

 

Definitely the best copper cable I have used so far with the Mikros 90: detailed, coherent, 3-dimensional and tonally succulent. 

 

Mikros 90 with copper cable upgrade = something a lot more engaging than the DT990/600.  :smile_phones: 


Edited by pataburd - 5/15/14 at 7:47am
post #5267 of 6492

Another plug for the Teds/Headphone Lounge copper cable: expansive, weighty and unconstrained.  

Working really well with the MikrosHypedBass mod.

These Mikros 90 are still "somethin'"!!!

My fourth or fifth time through The Guess Who Collection. 

post #5268 of 6492
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Originally Posted by naeropagnis View Post
 

So general consesus indicates that the Hifimediy Sabre USB DAC and C&C BH amp work well with the Mikros, but would they be powerful enough to use on other headphones such as the RE-400 and Grado SR225is?
(This is basically the last thing I'm trying to work out before making my decision.)

 

I run my Nickerfied T50RP's off of the BH amp no problem. I suspect there wouldn't be a problem with the HE-400's, but you should do a "HE-400" search through the thread just to be safe:

http://www.head-fi.org/t/644363/c-c-bh-portable-headphone-amp-80-hours-from-a-single-charge-buyer-review/3150

post #5269 of 6492
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Originally Posted by Lorspeaker View Post

First time I put on the mikros in reverse, isolation was superb...
But after an hour I realised both ears were numbbbbed:-)

What hole? :-)

 

I find when wearing them in the normal position, the way they tend to want to rotate forward sometimes causes my left ear canal to become closed a bit, resulting in swearing and adjustments etc. But in reverse, not only is the isolation superb, but for me it kinda forces open my ear canals which results in "insta-sweet-spot" and great sound. And yes, very numbed ears after a while!

post #5270 of 6492
I didn't experience my first pair rotating, but lately the left cup jus felt like looking around the place when it is on duty..:-)
post #5271 of 6492
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Originally Posted by pataburd View Post

Another plug for the Teds/Headphone Lounge copper cable: expansive, weighty and unconstrained.  
Working really well with the MikrosHypedBass mod.
These Mikros 90 are still "somethin'"!!!
My fourth or fifth time through The Guess Who Collection. 

Another plug? U meant an adaptor?
I settled for the ultrasound extentioncable if I feel like having more body:-)

Hey pata...do u hv a doublesidedsocket where u can link the silver to the copper?
This will blow your mind man?!:-)
Edited by Lorspeaker - 5/15/14 at 4:28pm
post #5272 of 6492
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u need to fulfill your calling as a pathfinder....not a backtrekker...

go get something NEW, n report back :P


Onkyo ES-FC300

$150 (watch for sales on Amazon for this model and HF300).

[ES-HF300 is same HP with "better" cable and $30 higher price tag.]

Almost "over ear" size cups...larger than most "on ear."  Not too large...still portable.

Very good comfort.

Fold flat..but no hard case.

Solid build quality.

Isolation is fair (not suitable for use in air).

Good review from Innerfidelity.

Replaceable cables (MMCX connectors), flat tangle free...no microphonics.

Sound is very nice.

  • Treble, clarity and instrument separation close, but not quite to Mikros standards
  • Bass and mids comparable.
  • Sound stage may be a bit larger.

Overall, I would say these are a keeper.

post #5273 of 6492

So I made my mind up on these, however there is a slight problem. Does anyone know a site that ships these to NZ? Amazon doesn't, the one I could find from an NZ site costs $65 more and has an unreliable product warning and the Sonic Electronix site are out of stock. Anyone aware of other alternatives?

post #5274 of 6492
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Originally Posted by zombywoof View Post
 


Onkyo ES-FC300

$150 (watch for sales on Amazon for this model and HF300).

[ES-HF300 is same HP with "better" cable and $30 higher price tag.]

Almost "over ear" size cups...larger than most "on ear."  Not too large...still portable.

Very good comfort.

Fold flat..but no hard case.

Solid build quality.

Isolation is fair (not suitable for use in air).

Good review from Innerfidelity.

Replaceable cables (MMCX connectors), flat tangle free...no microphonics.

Sound is very nice.

  • Treble, clarity and instrument separation close, but not quite to Mikros standards
  • Bass and mids comparable.
  • Sound stage may be a bit larger.

Overall, I would say these are a keeper.


the mikros have much better highs. more clear and natural, while extending more. the onkyo have similar clarity and what i would call real bass... extended, powerful, and clean. comfort is much better too.

the mikors bass mod gives it weight/warmth, but it felt more like midbass to me.

post #5275 of 6492

when i opened the hole n modded it...the soundsweep i heard went down to 5hz...

the other pair which i didnt open the hole, but still modded it, it went down to 10hz. 

It was just IPAD...stockcable..to ModdedMikros.

 

The IPAD is GREAT !!! LONG LIVE THE IPAD  !!! :P

post #5276 of 6492
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Originally Posted by zombywoof View Post
 


Onkyo ES-FC300

$150 (watch for sales on Amazon for this model and HF300).

[ES-HF300 is same HP with "better" cable and $30 higher price tag.]

Almost "over ear" size cups...larger than most "on ear."  Not too large...still portable.

Very good comfort.

Fold flat..but no hard case.

Solid build quality.

Isolation is fair (not suitable for use in air).

Good review from Innerfidelity.

Replaceable cables (MMCX connectors), flat tangle free...no microphonics.

Sound is very nice.

  • Treble, clarity and instrument separation close, but not quite to Mikros standards
  • Bass and mids comparable.
  • Sound stage may be a bit larger.

Overall, I would say these are a keeper.

http://www.head-fi.org/t/718540/onkyo-es-hf300-grado-sr80i   up for grabsss

post #5277 of 6492

I feel like the bass has gone down in levels on my pair with burn-in or pads softening or maybe clamp loosening... it is of course all just more incentive to mod once I reach those 200s.  But I'd say that the bass is not slightly too low for my taste. 

 

Playing around with sinegen has revealed linearity until 200Hz, 100Hz is about 75% of 200 in volume, 50Hz is about 50% of 100Hz in volume and 35 is halved again and lower than that can barely be considered audible - my previous test where 25hz were clear now has it much lower volume on 25hz. Also that test is not nearly as accurate as sinegen, and I believe the 25hz there is much closer to 35 actually.

 

However on a more positive note, the highs are absolutely wonderful, and I can't find any music that sounds sibilant. Mids have opened up somewhat but I'm still expecting more from the mids.

 

All in all, this is a very beautiful representation of music that appeals very well to me despite a slight lack in bass (let's say currently). I love to listen to violins, guitars and saxophones in these phones.

post #5278 of 6492
I found the fc300 had a pretty good soundstage, and good base, with nice treble, but the Mikros would expose the flaws of the midrange and treble detail. Be weary of the FC300. For a lot of people the left channel starts to go out, including me. Dont treat the like headphones with detachable cables because the tiny connectors they have are fragile.

I haven't used anything but my Mikros QC3 modded for like a month.
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Originally Posted by zombywoof View Post


Onkyo ES-FC300
$150 (watch for sales on Amazon for this model and HF300).
[ES-HF300 is same HP with "better" cable and $30 higher price tag.]
Almost "over ear" size cups...larger than most "on ear."  Not too large...still portable.
Very good comfort.
Fold flat..but no hard case.
Solid build quality.
Isolation is fair (not suitable for use in air).
Good review from Innerfidelity.
Replaceable cables (MMCX connectors), flat tangle free...no microphonics.
Sound is very nice.
  • Treble, clarity and instrument separation close, but not quite to Mikros standards
  • Bass and mids comparable.
  • Sound stage may be a bit larger.
Overall, I would say these are a keeper.
post #5279 of 6492
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Originally Posted by Trunks159 View Post

I found the fc300 had a pretty good soundstage, and good base, with nice treble, but the Mikros would expose the flaws of the midrange and treble detail. Be weary of the FC300. For a lot of people the left channel starts to go out, including me. Dont treat the like headphones with detachable cables because the tiny connectors they have are fragile.

I haven't used anything but my Mikros QC3 modded for like a month.

I got the QC3 pads with the mikros, I haven't tried them yet, but I will as soon as I start experimenting with mods :D until then these suckers need to buuurnnn

post #5280 of 6492
They dont sound good with the QC3 pads. You need to put the mikros' stock foam inside of the QC3 pad and shift it 90deg. Be sure to post impressions on them when you use them!
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