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post #5431 of 6492
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Originally Posted by Dragonzeanse View Post
 

I saw a pair of Mikros 90s on a demo shelf at a Best Buy recently, and you could plug your own device into it. Unfortunately, it wasn't working properly. Too bad; I was hoping to find out whether or not they were worth flaming people over.

. . . definitely worth the flaming . . . and then some!!!

:beerchug:

post #5432 of 6492
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Originally Posted by kevb View Post
 


Back from the abyss......just received 2 of these cords today.  IF (and that's a big if) you can get past the color, these cords sound promising!

 

http://www.ebay.ca/itm/271366928660?ssPageName=STRK:MEWNX:IT&_trksid=p3984.m1439.l2649

 

I haven't been around much for the latest and greatest in cords, but I would like to point these out (if is hasn't been done already) as low cost options for longer cords that sound very good.  So far I have had the cord on for a couple of hours, and it really allows for a solid underpinning in the low frequencies albeit with a slight diminishment of high frequency air, yet retaining most of the speed and detail that I have grown to love.  Ironically enough, even though there seems to be less "air", in direct comparison to the stock cord it seems like I can hear further into the music because everything is so easy to discern without that slight crispness that the stock cord seemed to impart to the onset of transients.  So yes, there may be a tiny perceived slowing of the Mikros speed, but without direct comparison to the stock cord one would be hard pressed to notice any difference.

 

Will report back when I have more hours on this thing.....promising for a low cost option! 

 

Oh, and the barrel is an easy fit in the Mikros....room to spare, actually.

kevb,

Keep us posted.

I was fortunate to get the Auvio 6-footer on clearance for $2.97 at "The Shack".

The Auvio is probably my favorite [mass]after-market cable.

Teds UPOCC silver is my most favorite cable, though.

post #5433 of 6492

Carpenters: Love Songs.

Absolutely stunning with the Mikros 90!

 

I don't miss the HE-6--not in the least!!

 

The A1000X are up for sale; they're not even in the same league as the Mikros 90.

Have no desire to swap in the W1000X at this time, either.

[The W1000X might be posted on the FS forum pretty soon, too, I think.]

 

The Mikros 90 deliver all the detail, extension, speed and resolution I could ask for, but with a remarkably proportional and concordant musicality.

 

The MLs are, when it's all said and done, eminently MUSICAL cans.

 

Diggin' my Logans all over again, Man!!!


Edited by pataburd - 5/30/14 at 1:57pm
post #5434 of 6492

Had these for about 6 weeks then the headphone connection started to get funky resulting in inconsistent sound in the right ear. Returned them under warranty (had to pay shipping) for a new pair which features a left ear attachment that doesn't click out and hold in place unfortunately. Debating whether to return them too.

post #5435 of 6492

http://youtu.be/3znw4gCk5R0

 

Listening to this thru the T1... taking it out for a fortnightly spin ..dust dust..phoophooo:P

post #5436 of 6492

If anyone is interested my stock, lightly used Mikros shoot me a PM. I'll get back to you after work today. Just not using them.

post #5437 of 6492
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Originally Posted by Stuff Jones View Post
 

Had these for about 6 weeks then the headphone connection started to get funky resulting in inconsistent sound in the right ear. Returned them under warranty (had to pay shipping) for a new pair which features a left ear attachment that doesn't click out and hold in place unfortunately. Debating whether to return them too.

Demerits for ML's hit-or-miss QA with the Mikros 90.

I wish Martin Logan would release a full-sized circumaural, and have the headphone built here is the USA.

bhazard's stock pair sound really nice, but they have that pesky "flip-off-your-ears" fit issue and an uneven torsion along the tubular band.

post #5438 of 6492
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Originally Posted by pataburd View Post
 

Demerits for ML's hit-or-miss QA with the Mikros 90.

I wish Martin Logan would release a full-sized circumaural, and have the headphone built here is the USA.

bhazard's stock pair sound really nice, but they have that pesky "flip-off-your-ears" fit issue and an uneven torsion along the tubular band.

 

 

Hey pataburd, if you still want that over the ear Mikros, be aware that it has been released as the HP50. 

 

I just got a pair and so far the Mikros is better at some things, and the HP50 comes out ahead here and there.

 

 

The HP50, unfortunately, is very uncomfortable (surprising since it is an over the ear model). 

post #5439 of 6492
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Originally Posted by elvergun View Post
 

 

 

Hey pataburd, if you still want that over the ear Mikros, be aware that it has been released as the HP50. 

 

I just got a pair and so far the Mikros is better at some things, and the HP50 comes out ahead here and there.

 

 

The HP50, unfortunately, is very uncomfortable (surprising since it is an over the ear model). 

 

Congrats elvergun! Now for the greater good, please post pictures of both the Mikros and the HP50's on your head (I confirm that there will be no sniggering or chuckling.. unless there is sniggering or chuckling!). 

post #5440 of 6492
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Originally Posted by waynes world View Post

 Now for the greater good, please post pictures of both the Mikros and the HP50's on your head

 

At the same time? :eek:

 

 

No can do...the Mikros is always at work...and the NADs are too ugly to show in public.  :redface:

 

They do sound great though.  Too bad the HP50 is so uncomfortable.  The Mikros, IMO, on my head, is more comfortable. 

 

 

 

 

I have a feeling these HP50s are going to suffer the same fate as your DT1350s.

post #5441 of 6492
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Originally Posted by elvergun View Post

 

At the same time? :eek:

 

No can do...the Mikros is always at work...and the NADs are too ugly to show in public.  :redface:

 

Wuss lol!

 

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They do sound great though.  Too bad the HP50 is so uncomfortable.  The Mikros, IMO, on my head, is more comfortable. 

 

I have a feeling these HP50s are going to suffer the same fate as your DT1350s.

 

Wow - I thought that you were kidding about the comfort! Is the problem the band on the top of your head?

post #5442 of 6492
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Originally Posted by waynes world View Post
 

 

 Is the problem the band on the top of your head?

 

 

Yes.   Also, the pads are too soft, so with the clamping they compact and the ears get squeeshed.  Since there is little room inside the pads, my ears get quite hot too.  

 

I don't know if these issues will be enough to let them go, but I was surely expecting something better from a circumaural model.


Edited by elvergun - 5/30/14 at 10:15pm
post #5443 of 6492

one more little issue...might nag at u...HP50 is very LEFT n RIGHT when i heard it. 

i neeeeeed Deeeeeepth. arghhhh

post #5444 of 6492

The HP 50s are great. Quite comfortable on my head.

Now I need to find a way to compare them with the Yamaha MT220.

post #5445 of 6492
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Originally Posted by elvergun View Post
 

 

 

Hey pataburd, if you still want that over the ear Mikros, be aware that it has been released as the HP50. 

 

I just got a pair and so far the Mikros is better at some things, and the HP50 comes out ahead here and there.

 

 

The HP50, unfortunately, is very uncomfortable (surprising since it is an over the ear model). 

elvergun,

I do have my doubts that the HP50 are truly a full-sized equivalent of the "Mighty" Mikro 90, but I'll humor you for the time being.

Kindly enumerate the "here and there" of the HP50.

The Inner Fidelity review found the HP50 wanting in the upper treble and tipped up in the upper mids.

:rolleyes: 


Edited by pataburd - 5/31/14 at 4:38am
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