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The Tenore seems to be on the ascendency...

Zero Audio - ZH-DX200 Carbo Tenore | ZH-DX210 Carbo Basso (Carbon & Aluminium IEM) - Information, Appreciation and...

 

This new orstrichA slightly losing it's shine to the above...

THE OSTRY KC06A ! THE GUY WHO SURPRISES WITH SOUND, CLASS,LOOK AND MANY MORE, :D

 

This is in another price range...

The NEW JVC FX850..Woodie perfection?. (A review)

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Lors, are should get the KC06A as well as the Tenores and 850's. I'd look forward to your comparo :)

 

Btw, I saw the "driver flex" conversation you started. I have it on various IEMs. The only headphones I've ever had it on is the Mikros (2nd pair, left driver).

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I've only had driver flex on Mikros 90, Zero Audio Basso, and KEF M200

post #5344 of 6488

u guys suckg AIR out of bigcans??? wow ...LOOK WHAT LARGE EARS U HAVE ?!!!!!

 

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Warning: Spoiler! ...dangerous... (Click to show)

 

hey guys...if u get a chance...do give the yamaha mt220 a listen...

incredibly GREAT !  Almost every album i throw at it is making me go ooooo wwooowww...

it has an airy quality...on guitar...vocals...drums...n very enveloping.. high extension..soaring..vocals...to die for.

drums tight n clear..layered...off my audiogd amp...

even off my andriod my eyes went woooooo...how can this can singggg that well.

 

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Originally Posted by Lorspeaker View Post
 

u guys suckg AIR out of bigcans??? wow ...LOOK WHAT LARGE EARS U HAVE ?!!!!!

 

------

Warning: Spoiler! ...dangerous... (Click to show)

 

hey guys...if u get a chance...do give the yamaha mt220 a listen...

incredibly GREAT !  Almost every album i throw at it is making me go ooooo wwooowww...

it has an airy quality...on guitar...vocals...drums...n very enveloping.. high extension..soaring..vocals...to die for.

drums tight n clear..layered...off my audiogd amp...

even off my andriod my eyes went woooooo...how can this can singggg that well.

 

 

Interesting review of the mt220's here

post #5346 of 6488
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Originally Posted by cn11 View Post
 

It seems as though the 90 is gonna take on the same sort of modding legend as the T50RP (I can see it coming now). 

Hmmm tHAT WOULDN'T be a bad thing imo 

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I a/b-ed the [stock] Mikros 90 and the [stock] ATH-A1000X last night.

 

Will post comparison on separate thread in the "portables" forum.  Want to head-to-head the ATH and ML with some other genres as well.  (I only a/b-ed them with jazz tracks last night.)

 

I am still enjoying the A1000X but, if I were to be completely honest with myself at this point, probably the ONLY clear advantage that the ATH seemed to have over the MLs--IMHO--is their virtually larger soundstage [which is completely understandable, given that the A1000X are full-size circum-aurals and the Mikros 90 portable supra-aurals].

 

Makes me wish, even more, that Martin Logan would overcome their apparent ambivalence about staying in the headphone arena and possibly develop/market a set of full-size circumaurals [the "Makros 100"] flowering from the conceptual basis of their Mikros 90 drivers.  Such a product could be, I believe, a SERIOUSLY capable competitor with what is currently out there right now among the entrenched, full-size offerings [e.g. Sennheieser, Beyerdynamic, AKG, Audio Technica, etc.].


Edited by pataburd - 5/23/14 at 6:02am
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Current Headphones Ranking:

 

(1) Martin Logan Mikros 90 [(pataburd) Spacey/Bassy Mod]

(2) Martin Logan Mikros 90 [(bhazard) Stock Pair #1]

(3) Martin Logan Mikros 90 [(Lorspeaker) MikrosHypedBass Mod]

(4) Martin Logan Mikros 90 [Stock Pair #2]

(5) Audio-Technica ATH-A1000X [Stock]

(6) Ultrasone HFI-780 [open-cell-foam-in-earcup Mod]

 

:wink:


Edited by pataburd - 5/23/14 at 6:38am
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I'm back and I bring mod pics. After working on modding for a bit I decided to try another comparison to the V-Moda's and in all fairness I'd just say that modding puts the Mikros in another catagory. I'm a fairly average-joe listener, I got the Mikros because I heard they were a great value and modded them because I like taking things apart. That being said I'd appreciate some patience here. Anyhow I took up the idea of implanting a cherry insert behind the drivers for kicks, and after getting a nice ruler-sized piece from the local woodcraft I started working on an appropriate form. 

Here you can see the cherry as shaped by a drum sander, because why not. You may also notice a v-moda cord and a large selection of golf balls. Both are vital to this operation, but neither will be involved in the final form of this mod. 

 

The wooden inserts where then coated with leather to decrease the impact of direct sound and whatnot, honestly I was just trying to make sure they didn't hiss like snakes when I sealed them back up. The use of CA glue to attach the leather to the wood makes me wonder If I shouldn't try again without the leather. For science. Ignore the tape, I did. 

So after sealing these back up I discovered that the sound have changed for the better, better detail across the board and a more crisp signature. However I also found that the mod introduced some sibilance at higher volumes. Being unable to cope with such I began to mess about with them again. After seeing, and being intrigued by, a mod made by a forum poster (I sincerely apologize but I have forgetten his name, if you know let me know and I'll edit this) I sealed up the top half of the circular hole pattern on the ear-facing side of the cup. It was a bit odd at first but in general it added a great deal more clarity to the sound and cut back the harshness of the higher end. I finally obtained some blu-tak and went a bit crazy with it.  I think it has added some needed damping and makes for a more atmospheric sound.  

 

I'd like to credit Lorspeaker for the mods done involving hardfelt and similar. I'd credit the other guy but I just don't happen to remember his tag. Sorry on that. If anyone has ideas to improve this I would be eager to hear them. I'm planning to try this once more but with a "clean" cherry insert and using less blu tac and some cotten.  

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WELL DONE ARMILLARY my bro....

 

looks like the Mikros went thru Mcdonalds Hospital for a Triple Decker treatment...

medical gauze..wood splinter...leather...casting plaster...the whole works..

it's a messsss, thats the way to go at it man !!! 

YOU ARE THE MAN !!!

 

Hope it goes down to 3 hertz...now listen to some BATMAN !!

https://soundcloud.com/ostt

 

enjoy this too...


Edited by Lorspeaker - 5/23/14 at 10:23am
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WELL DONE ARMILLARY my bro....

 

 

Bro? 

 

Look like you got yourself a desciple.

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check this out....

 

and this one plays LOUD...watch your volume !


Edited by Lorspeaker - 5/23/14 at 9:15pm
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I'm looking for portable headphones to take on the streets/subway with me. I was going to get IEM's but I decided not, don't want to sacrifice SQ too much. Looking at the Mikro's or used K271S that I will be able to test out in person (They would be $85).

 

My main home Headphones are HE-400, so anything that resembles that kind of sound will be perfect (Maybe a little less sibilance would be nice, but I doubt anything comes close to that at this price range)

 

I am looking to use these with an HD Radio device (Up to 300kbps), Laptop with a FiiO E10 and .Flac music files.

 

Genres I listen to, in priority:

* Hip-Hop

* R&B

* Vocals (certain songs from Alicia keys come to mind)

* Rock

* Pop

* Jazz

* Talk Radio

 

Will these be fine for me? I am not a basshead despite the fact I listen to alot of Hip-Hop so I don't need a lot of it.

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Originally Posted by Bboy500 View Post
 

I'm looking for portable headphones to take on the streets/subway with me. I was going to get IEM's but I decided not, don't want to sacrifice SQ too much. Looking at the Mikro's or used K271S that I will be able to test out in person (They would be $85).

 

My main home Headphones are HE-400, so anything that resembles that kind of sound will be perfect (Maybe a little less sibilance would be nice, but I doubt anything comes close to that at this price range)

 

I am looking to use these with an HD Radio device (Up to 300kbps), Laptop with a FiiO E10 and .Flac music files.

 

Genres I listen to, in priority:

* Hip-Hop

* R&B

* Vocals (certain songs from Alicia keys come to mind)

* Rock

* Pop

* Jazz

* Talk Radio

 

Will these be fine for me? I am not a basshead despite the fact I listen to alot of Hip-Hop so I don't need a lot of it.

For me the Mikros is satisfactory with hip hop and R&B, but bad recordings will be exposed.

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Originally Posted by Trunks159 View Post
 

For me the Mikros is satisfactory with hip hop and R&B, but bad recordings will be exposed.

 

Not an issue with me, all my bad recordings already got exposed with my HE-400's :)

 

I don't keep low quality songs around anymore.

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