Martin Logan Mikros 90 On-Ear Headphones - Page 53
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Another 100 hours with these and you will be immovable in your allegiance to the MLs, I bet.
Edited by pataburd - 2/1/14 at 8:03am
I would think a nice set of toxic, say a silver poison with the right connectors for ruffly $255 (155 pounds) for a 6 foot, plus shipping to the states, so it won't be a budget cable, but oh my. Something similar to this.
currently buying them in bulk and putting them in storage, at a hidden, undisclosed location Pre burning them in with 1000 hours, for a discounted 329.95 while they last !
Sounds to me like you are a mid-basshead. Try the HD650 and you will have an eargasm.
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OK, I'm still trying to get the most out of these cans, maybe it's just individual hearing/ear/head differences. I hear a great headphone in here somewhere, but try as I may, can't get the things to put out satisfying bass. Some positioning helps, occasionally it sounds like it's there, but that could be different track variations as well. Part of looking at cables is to see if somehow a better cable lets some more of the bass goodness through. It's not enough for the deep bass frequency response to go down to the nether worlds, if they don't come through with any presence, driving the music. No, I don't want Beats-like take over of the mids, love inner detail, soundstage, all that audiophile stuff. Much music, stuff driven by rhythm sections, needs the bass, not just for the notes to fill in the harmony, but to physically push the music along, which I haven't been able to get from these, admire them as I do. That's why I initially liked the Amperiors more, and now am more likely to pull out the Shure 1540, which do mids, details, highs, staging, but let you feel the bass is there. Still open to suggestions...
Like I stated before, the re700 is a good contender for what you require. They're similar to the martins in SQ, except sound is a bit thicker, bass is more but still balanced with the rest of the frequency. It does have more impact, quality, and quantity. The mids are different than the martin logans in that they're airier, but they do lose a bit of emotion. Not that much though, it's VERY slight as you need to try hard to notice it. I can't tell to be honest. The highs are similar to the martins, but less grainy. I know that the cable will fix the martins, but I'm stating this so you don't need to worry about the sound sig.
You could try the hd650 as well. But it's $500
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EDIT: you do have the hd650, my bad.
Edited by vlenbo - 2/1/14 at 10:42am
I have the HD650, I'm a nitpicker, I guess, find them a bit polite, may need better amp to drive them (I generally find open headphones to lose a bit of presence and solidity compared to closed, the trade off for the wider soundstage they present)...another one I really like, respect, but have yet to come to love.
Hmmm, then perhaps you will like the Momentum. They are closed, they have great mid-bass and, unlike the HD650, they do have some sub-bass. Now that I think about it, if the HD650 and the Mikros 90 had an illegitimate child, it would sound a lot like the Momentum.
The Momentum is also beautiful and built to last.
Thanks for the input, by the way.