Met a senior music lover yesterday, 'senior' in a sense that he took it seriously, have the standard gear (ak240, chord hugo, tons of cable which each may cost as much as ak100). Had fun trying my low-cost IEMs which can output a heavenly sound from his setups.
Near the end of the micro meet, I asked him to 'judge' my Mikros 90.
After listening by using his setup for about ten seconds, he asked one of the most precious questions: how much do you want for this cans?
I said that I have another new unopened set, and agreed to sell it to him at price. This is really just a hobby (denial) and I am not in this for profit. Such appreciation is enough, a noob like me managed to impress such experienced people. Good job Mikros!
So we opened another box. He said he will buy it under one condition, if he like the old cans better (already burned-in) then he will take it instead of the new one. "Sure," I said. The rest of the afternoon was spent with him trying the two Mikros back and forth, and I am trying my IEMs on his setups. He has a mod ak100 which he said the cost of modification is almost double the price of the ak100 itself. The sound reminded me of the analog sound I once heard from Altmann Tera.
Typing this while listening to my Mikros 90
Need to buy another pair, as my spare pair is just gone.
Edited by nino9 - 6/20/14 at 6:50pm