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post #5476 of 6492
Yup, I had no problems with the FC300's Sound Sig. It's not as audiophily as the Mikros but I think it still is pleasant.
post #5477 of 6492
So I've been getting the hell- in with this stupid 4-pole connector not playing nice with older audio gear and I decided to make an enquiry to Lunashops about customizing their 7N OCC cable to have a 3.mm connector on both sides. I've also asked about reversing the channels so that the Mikros can be worn backwards without the channels being switched. I've also found, over time, that backwards is the most comfortable and consistent fit.

They've replied asking about what connectors and what length I'm interested in, as well as what channel reversing means. Seems like they're willing to customize the cable as per my specifications. Perhaps it would be best to just get it wired correctly and then get an adapter to reverse the channels - then at least the cable could be used with other gear if I want. Anyone know if it's possible to get such an adapter already-made for not too much dosh?

I know I could possibly just get some kind of adapter for the current cable made, but... I would rather like an upgrade cable.
post #5478 of 6492

Just make sure the input barrel on the plug to the Mikros 90 is narrow enough.

When Ted made my silver cable, he could not use the ViaBlue at the ML end.

post #5479 of 6492

Yeah, looking at the cable it seems like the current 3.5mm connector is pretty slim, but I'll make extra sure. I'll ask for something chunkier on the source-end, though. http://www.lunashops.com/goods.php?id=4256

post #5480 of 6492

Wow!

Looks like a nice cable for $33!

The 3.5mm connector looks definitely too big for the Mikros 90.

Ted had to finish the input end of the cables he made for with me with a sleeve of heatshrink in order to ensure proper fit. 

post #5481 of 6492

The Oppo PM-1 are due to arrive next week.

Stock Pair #3 are burning in as we speak . . . 

"Let the games begin!"

:smile_phones: 

post #5482 of 6492

oppo should be a big contrast to the Mikros...awaiting your feedback.

post #5483 of 6492

Lors,

You are almost certainly to be correct in your forecast.

 

Based on what I have been reading up on the PM-1, I am not expecting much more than a "warm, mass market aimed" type of sound signature, but who knows?  Some reviewers have put the PM-1 in the Audeze LCD 2.2 camp, and I really didn't care for the Audeze LCD 2.2--too rolled off and uninvolving in the treble. 

 

The Mikros 90 "Stock Pair #3" are breaking in right now, and blowing me away in the process.  They sound virtually "perfect" to my ears.

post #5484 of 6492

i am using a silver toxic cable on the LCD2, so that adds some brillance to the highs..

and that bass mass is v satisfying to my ears, everytime i pick up this can i am happy...

as in EVERYTIME.

post #5485 of 6492

When I owned the LCD2.2, I had a UPOCC silver cable made for them, but still felt that the HF was lacking.  Enjoyed the HE-6 a lot more.  


Edited by pataburd - 6/6/14 at 12:11pm
post #5486 of 6492
Quote:
Originally Posted by hatefulsandwich View Post

So I've been getting the hell- in with this stupid 4-pole connector not playing nice with older audio gear and I decided to make an enquiry to Lunashops about customizing their 7N OCC cable to have a 3.mm connector on both sides. I've also asked about reversing the channels so that the Mikros can be worn backwards without the channels being switched. I've also found, over time, that backwards is the most comfortable and consistent fit.

They've replied asking about what connectors and what length I'm interested in, as well as what channel reversing means. Seems like they're willing to customize the cable as per my specifications. Perhaps it would be best to just get it wired correctly and then get an adapter to reverse the channels - then at least the cable could be used with other gear if I want. Anyone know if it's possible to get such an adapter already-made for not too much dosh?

I know I could possibly just get some kind of adapter for the current cable made, but... I would rather like an upgrade cable.

Nice to find someone else that finds them more comfortable backwards. I'll be curious to see what you come up with for reversing the channels.

post #5487 of 6492
Quote:
Originally Posted by hatefulsandwich View Post

So I've been getting the hell- in with this stupid 4-pole connector not playing nice with older audio gear and I decided to make an enquiry to Lunashops about customizing their 7N OCC cable to have a 3.mm connector on both sides. I've also asked about reversing the channels so that the Mikros can be worn backwards without the channels being switched. I've also found, over time, that backwards is the most comfortable and consistent fit.

They've replied asking about what connectors and what length I'm interested in, as well as what channel reversing means. Seems like they're willing to customize the cable as per my specifications. Perhaps it would be best to just get it wired correctly and then get an adapter to reverse the channels - then at least the cable could be used with other gear if I want. Anyone know if it's possible to get such an adapter already-made for not too much dosh?

I know I could possibly just get some kind of adapter for the current cable made, but... I would rather like an upgrade cable.

 

Yes, the adaptor is free if you have a Clip Zip, and it's called "Rockbox" ;)

post #5488 of 6492
I'm lazy therefore I don't want to have to keep switching channels for different earphones on different devices.
post #5489 of 6492
Quote:
Originally Posted by pataburd View Post
 

The Oppo PM-1 are due to arrive next week.

Stock Pair #3 are burning in as we speak . . . 

"Let the games begin!"

:smile_phones: 


Congratulations!!

 

 

I'm really interested in hearing what you think of them.

post #5490 of 6492

Is there any consensus on the best cheap replacement cable for these? Thanks.

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