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post #856 of 6486

John Wayne...my T50RP was stock, now its thrash....( i was a rookie headfier then, didnt even dare to pull open the pads..ommmgggg..embarassing..sold it within a month :P)

 

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Patabird, u put SILVER on the HE6?...no wonder u sold it..tsk tsk tsk....it should have been a copper blended with 34k gold...errmm 24 k. 

 

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post #857 of 6486
My entire reason for getting a t50rp would be to mod it lol. I'd probably even try to mod the mikros.
post #858 of 6486
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Originally Posted by Lorspeaker View Post
 

John Wayne...my T50RP was stock, now its thrash....( i was a rookie headfier then, didnt even dare to pull open the pads..ommmgggg..embarassing..sold it within a month :P)

 

Ok then. I fixed the below for you.. :smile:

 

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Meanwhile...do not buy the HM5 or T50rp (if you have no intention of modifying them) ...
Simple reason is I sold both of them , simple? biggrin.gif
 
post #859 of 6486
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Originally Posted by Lorspeaker View Post
 

John Wayne...my T50RP was stock, now its thrash....( i was a rookie headfier then, didnt even dare to pull open the pads..ommmgggg..embarassing..sold it within a month :P)

 

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Patabird, u put SILVER on the HE6?...no wonder u sold it..tsk tsk tsk....it should have been a copper blended with 34k gold...errmm 24 k. 

 

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I have always used silver--even on what many consider notoriously "bright" cans, as long as it is done right.  Had a UPOCC solid core copper cable made for the HE-6, too, but strongly preferred the silver for detail, air, accuracy, etc.  Still have that (copper) cable in my closet, come to think of it.

Enjoyed the HE-6 for a year and a half with the HeadphoneLounge silver cable.  The Head-Fier who bought the HE-6 from me (w/silver cable) is reportedly enjoying them very much, too.  


Edited by pataburd - 2/4/14 at 2:31pm
post #860 of 6486

Well, I decide to deflower my ML Mikros 90 today. I am not going to repeat what others already said abt the cans.

 

From my IMac to the USB AE D1 ( yes, I know the limitation of USB DAC), this is what I perceive out of the box .

 

1. Diana Krall- A case of you : Clean, detail but a bit sibilant on the vocals. The piano notes are properly position but still kind of thin.

2. Diana Krall- Temptation: Again some not offensive but a bit sibilant on the ""s", "Sh". The drum sticks nail right on the spot.

3. Patricia Barber- Ode to Bily Joe. The bass strings are more than I can expect. I can hear the vibration of each strings, job well done.

4. Neil young- Harvest moon : Guitar strings is somewhat skinny but the sound of the harmonica is spot on, not in the middle but slight a bit to the left- perfectly reproducing. Sound stage is somewhat 3D image. I can heard the vocal right in the middle, guitar strings extended behind and below the earlobes. Still a bit sibilant in vocal.

5. Dire Straits- Money for nothing: perfect mid bass punch, image is again somewhat more than I expected for a on ear cans, somewhat 3D.

 

These are my and on my first impression of the Mikros 90. I can see that the ML 90 will be a love-it or hate-it on ear can. This is a hi-end piece of gear that the bass head listeners need to stay clear. Very detail, very accurate and very coherent that the 3 adjectives I would describe the Mikros 90. Bass is enough but not for guys who listen to music with a sub-woofer. You will be in for a disappointment. Mid bass is clean and punchy as it can be. I do have a bit problem with the HF, either the Mikros 90s are too revealing or my AU D1 is a brand new unit that needs to be burned in or the AE people change the DAC chip in their new batch. 

 

For under $100.00 buck, beside the initial not quite perfect impression, it is a steal. I will let the AE D1 and the Mikros 90 settle in for some 20/40 hours to smooth out the sibilance. Meanwhile, with the designed look and the build quality, I wish I could make love to them.:biggrin: 


Edited by ACDOAN - 2/4/14 at 1:26pm
post #861 of 6486
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Originally Posted by ACDOAN View Post
 I do have a bit problem with the HF, either the Mikros 90s are too revealing or my AU D1 is a brand new unit that needs to be burned in or the AE people change the DAC chip in their new batch. 

 

I don't think it is your AU D1...give the Mikros around 50 hours and try again (I bet most of the sibilance will be gone).

 

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Originally Posted by ACDOAN View Post
 

Well, I decide to deflower my ML Mikros 90 today.

 

 

Meanwhile, with the designed look and the build quality, I wish I could make love to them.:biggrin: 

 

 

I'm leaving this thread for a while since I think you need a little privacy.   Remember to cuddle when you are done.

 

:o 

post #862 of 6486
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Originally Posted by ACDOAN View Post
 

Well, I decide to deflower my ML Mikros 90 today. I am not going to repeat what others already said abt the cans.

 

From my IMac to the USB AE D1 ( yes, I know the limitation of USB DAC), this is what I perceive out of the box .

 

1. Diana Krall- A case of you : Clean, detail but a bit sibilant on the vocals. The piano notes are properly position but still kind of thin.

2. Diana Krall- Temptation: Again some not offensive but a bit sibilant on the ""s", "Sh". The drum sticks nail right on the spot.

3. Patricia Barber- Ode to Bily Joe. The bass strings are more than I can expect. I can hear the vibration of each strings, job well done.

4. Neil young- Harvest moon : Guitar strings is somewhat skinny but the sound of the harmonica is spot on, not in the middle but slight a bit to the left- perfectly reproducing. Sound stage is somewhat 3D image. I can heard the vocal right in the middle, guitar strings extended behind and below the earlobes. Still a bit sibilant in vocal.

5. Dire Straits- Money for nothing: perfect mid bass punch, image is again somewhat more than I expected for a on ear cans, somewhat 3D.

 

These are my and on my first impression of the Mikros 90. I can see that the ML 90 will be a love-it or hate-it on ear can. This is a hi-end piece of gear that the bass head listeners need to stay clear. Very detail, very accurate and very coherent <-- We can ALL agree here!  that the 3 adjectives I would describe the Mikros 90. Bass is enough but not for guys who listen to music with a sub-woofer. You will be in for a disappointment. Mid bass is clean and punchy as it can be. I do have a bit problem with the HF, either the Mikros 90s are too revealing or my AU D1 is a brand new unit that needs to be burned in or the AE people change the DAC chip in their new batch. 

 

For under $100.00 buck, beside the initial not quite perfect impression, it is a steal. I will let the AE D1 and the Mikros 90 settle in for some 20/40 hours to smooth out the sibilance. Meanwhile, with the designed look and the build quality, I wish I could make love to them.:biggrin: 

Sounds like the beginning of a long and satisfying relationship.

At the moment, I am immensely enjoying The Who: "I Can See for Miles", hearing deep into the details of the recording, with all its merits, limitations and pitfalls.

The bass on "Who are You" goes very deep and the lines are a pleasure to plumb and follow.


Edited by pataburd - 2/4/14 at 3:13pm
post #863 of 6486

It's too bad that great rock bands like the Yardbirds were, by-and-large, terribly recorded.  Even the Repertoire remaster I have spinning right now is fraught with nasties, or from track-to-track is hit-or-miss at best.  (Doesn't prevent me from listening to and appreciating the Yardbirds, though.)

 

Wow! the bass on "Farewell" hits like a pile driver!  That track was pretty well recorded.  "He's Always There", on the other hand, is very stark with a deadpan, backroom feeling.

 

Second round with "Hot House of Omagarishid".  

 

Jeff Beck rocks!


Edited by pataburd - 2/4/14 at 2:48pm
post #864 of 6486
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Originally Posted by pataburd View Post
 

It's too bad that great rock bands like the Yardbirds were, by-and-large, terribly recorded.  Even the Repertoire remaster I have spinning right now is fraught with nasties, or tracks are hit-or-miss at best.  (Doesn't prevent me from listening to and appreciating the Yardbirds, though.)

 

Wow! the bass on "Farewell" hits like a pile driver!  That track was pretty well recorded.

 

Second round with "Hot House of Omagarishid".  

 

Jeff Beck rocks!

This baby is a keeper, period. I plug the Mikros to my Iphone and let Gary Moore playing the Blues for now. I am lucky that it fits me perfect, no pain no hi pressure clamping. Thank you to folks at ML for discontinuing the Mikros 90 that has saved me some mula.

post #865 of 6486
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Originally Posted by ACDOAN View Post
 

This baby is a keeper, period. I plug the Mikros to my Iphone and let Gary Moore playing the Blues for now. I am lucky that it fits me perfect, no pain no hi pressure clamping. Thank you to folks at ML for discontinuing the Mikros 90 that has saved me some mula.

Welcome to the select Brotherhood of Mikros 90 devotees!  : )


Edited by pataburd - 2/4/14 at 3:11pm
post #866 of 6486

i am expecting santa ML claus to walk thru my door within the next 24hours....

warming up my Tungsols , Raytheons...standingby the Mullards,

this is gonna be a tinitusfest !

post #867 of 6486

I received my pair today.  These sound really nice when you get them positioned correctly.  It is a night and day difference.  There is enough bass for most genres of music.  Let's see what happens after burn in with some pink noise.

post #868 of 6486

sobsob...my sansa clip arrived but not the mikros...zzzz

post #869 of 6486
Rockbox it immediately!
post #870 of 6486
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Originally Posted by mr.khali View Post
 

I received my pair today.  These sound really nice when you get them positioned correctly.  It is a night and day difference.  There is enough bass for most genres of music.  Let's see what happens after burn in with some pink noise.

These sound really nice when you get them positioned correctly. +1.

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