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post #5581 of 6077
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Originally Posted by Stuff Jones View Post
 

 

Duh, forgot about the Mikros 70s. Anyone heard them? How does the sound signature compare to the 90s?


The Mikros 70s have the same great clarity but are rolled off on both ends. Bass is fairly similar being lean but well defined. The 90s have better treble extension but the 70s still have enough to keep things enjoyable. Overall the 70s offer a more laid back, mellow, less fatiguing sound.

post #5582 of 6077
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Originally Posted by pataburd View Post
 

Oh.  I forgot to mention that the Monster Ntunes came in at First Place after all the a/b/c-ing was done!!! 

 

I have been out of town and very busy. Sorry about falling behind on the thread.

 

I put SGD on ignore. He can troll some other threads. His Monster Ntunes post was classic for comedy, though.

 

If SGD wants to troll and disrupt a thread, I think he/she deserves being flamed. Or the mods should put a short ban on him/her.


Edited by H T T - 6/17/14 at 9:51am
post #5583 of 6077
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Has anyone here played final fantasy vii?

 

Me.

 

http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-Uyhf1KaRATg/TfZgIvCVxZI/AAAAAAAAA4s/Cx4dX9yJaBU/s1600/wow_red_xiii_cat_druid_.jpg


Edited by H T T - 6/17/14 at 9:46am
post #5584 of 6077

Had another late session with both the PM-1 and the [Stock Pair #3] Mikros 90 w/UPOCC silver cable.

Spent roughly equal amounts of time with each set of headphones.  Each is very different, but enjoyable in its/their own right.

With the lambskin pads and poor recordings, the PM-1 can sound overly bright in the upper mids on occasion.

Finished the evening with Paul Simon's Graceland.

 

Mikros 90:

open, clear, wonderfully balanced [frequency-wise, tonally and dynamically], soaring highs, pristine midrange, deep dense extended bass, with elements anchored in natural 3-D space, vocals have a sense of immediacy, rhythmic and fast, straightforward presentation  

 

PM-1:

resolution of fine detail, rendering the intricacies, complexities and delicacies of each instrument/vocal with incredible adroitness and speed when called-for layered against dead-quiet background, midrange is exceptionally detailed and seductive, alluring "come hither" presentation

 

Overall, the Mikros  90 are more evenly balanced.  Overall, the PM-1 are more finely detailed/nuanced.

 

A very nice complementary match!

post #5585 of 6077
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Originally Posted by H T T View Post
 

 

I have been out of town and very busy. Sorry about falling behind on the thread.

 

I put SGD on ignore. He can troll some other threads. His Monster Ntunes post was classic for comedy, though.

 

If SGD wants to troll and disrupt a thread, I think he/she deserves being flamed. Or the mods should put a short ban on him/her.

It's baffling that HatefulSandwich got censored instead of SGD--or even me, for that matter--at the last thread go-round.

Collectively, SGD's posts tend to be negative, and any of his/her commentary either non-descript, or at best "wishy-washy" in their own right.  For example, touting the Monster Ntunes as "pretty darn good" and classifying the Mikros 90 as a minimally capable sub-$100 set of cans with no comparative descriptions lends no credibility at all to his/her otherwise hasty and sweeping generalizations.  

post #5586 of 6077

Then why have you not listened to the soundtrack on the Mikros 90?!

post #5587 of 6077
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Originally Posted by pataburd View Post
 

It's baffling that HatefulSandwich got censored instead of SGD--or even me, for that matter--at the last thread go-round.

Collectively, SGD's posts tend to be negative, and any of his/her commentary either non-descript, or at best "wishy-washy" in their own right.  For example, touting the Monster Ntunes as "pretty darn good" and classifying the Mikros 90 as a minimally capable sub-$100 set of cans with no comparative descriptions lends no credibility at all to his/her otherwise hasty and sweeping generalizations.  

 

I think you are being too generous. I feel for HatefulSandwich. I'm surprised that SGD got away with his derision of other members' use of audio-related figurative language, using terms found in this thread: http://www.head-fi.org/a/describing-sound-a-glossary.

 

Like the old saying goes: 

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 Strictly considered, writing about music is as illogical as singing about economics. All the other arts can be talked about in the terms of ordinary life and experience. A poem, a statue, a painting or a play is a representation of somebody or something, and can be measurably described (the purely aesthetic values aside) by describing what it represents.

 

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Originally Posted by Trunks159 View Post
 

Then why have you not listened to the soundtrack on the Mikros 90?!

 

Ya know, that is one classic game I do not have the OST. I have too much of a backlog to play the game again. Do you have link for an economical version I can download? Thanks.

post #5588 of 6077
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Originally Posted by H T T View Post
 

 

I think you are being too generous. I feel for HatefulSandwich. I'm surprised that SGD got away with his derision of other members' use of audio-related figurative language, using terms found in this thread: http://www.head-fi.org/a/describing-sound-a-glossary.

 

Like the old saying goes: 

 

 

Ya know, that is one classic game I do not have the OST. I have too much of a backlog to play the game again. Do you have link for an economical version I can download? Thanks.

"economical version"? Free or not free?  I have both, but excuse my ignorance .

post #5589 of 6077
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Originally Posted by Stuff Jones View Post
 

Anyone have any suggestions on IEMs with a similar sound signature to these (+ a bit more bass and lower mids)?

 

Check out the HAVI B3 Pro 1...twin dynamic drivers. 

post #5590 of 6077
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Originally Posted by Lorspeaker View Post
 

 

Check out the HAVI B3 Pro 1...twin dynamic drivers. 

 

You got those puppies? If so, hand them over! :)

post #5591 of 6077
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Originally Posted by Trunks159 View Post
 

"economical version"? Free or not free?  I have both, but excuse my ignorance .

 

Sorry. I was in a hurry and too vague. iTunes has it for $24.99. That is a little steep, price-wise.

post #5592 of 6077

Another "just one more disc" evening with the Mikros 90 and PM-1.

 

The MLs are definitely more balanced across the board, with more "THERE" there across the frequency and dynamics spectra.

 

Finished with the last two movements of Tchaikovsky's 6th Symphony.  The third movement is one "to die for".  [I think I could listen to this symphony once a week and never tire of it.] 

 

The PM-1 are exceptionally detailed and expressive, with finesse, albeit a bit emasculated compared with the Mikros 90.

 

Timpani strikes sounded more rounded and warm with the PM-1, with incredible mid-bass contour/detail.  The Mikros 90 definitely go deeper, with more solidity/impact and lend greater ambient support to the overall hall acoustic.

 

Both headphones extract a lot of detail, with the PM-1 getting the edge with respect to subtle, inner detail.

 

The short of the long of it: Tchaikovsky's 6th came across equally enjoyably through both the Mikros 90 and the PM-1.

 

Add another aspect of the Mikros 90/PM-1 complementarity:

 

Mikros 90:

more "masculine" in delivery

 

PM-1:

more "feminine" in delivery

 

At the office:

Beatles: Revolver: "Good Day Sunshine":

Spacey/Bassy Mikros 90, Auvio cable, EVS-modded Oppo DV-970HD w/MAC digital power cord, KMF Audio headamp, Virtue Audio interconnects, DakiOm F203 Feedback Stabilizer

OH YEAH!!!

Martin Logan, BRING IT ON!!!  

Inveterate BassHeads need look no further.


Edited by pataburd - 6/18/14 at 12:55pm
post #5593 of 6077

Pataburd, thanks for the comparisons. From your descriptions, I'd love to buy a pair of PM-1s, but my wallet says, "no". :(

 

Maybe I can justify pair of Yamahas like Lors has been writing about...

post #5594 of 6077
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Originally Posted by H T T View Post

Sorry. I was in a hurry and too vague. iTunes has it for $24.99. That is a little steep, price-wise.
I just bought the songs I liked like Tifa's theme, Cid's theme, and others.
post #5595 of 6077
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Originally Posted by Lorspeaker View Post
 

 

Check out the HAVI B3 Pro 1...twin dynamic drivers. 

 

Just ordered the Tenores. I suppose at the prices both go for I could get both. Oh Headfi :basshead: 


Edited by Stuff Jones - 6/18/14 at 2:44pm
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