I agree. Mr @Curawong might be watching :)
I agree (although I fought with you about it earlier lol). The 90's have better SQ.. period. The M500's have good/great SQ, but much better comfort.
I don't do well with high clamp factor on-ear, typically it hurts very much. I tried the M500 today and it was very comfortable, almost slightly loose. Is the Mikros really that much tighter? If so, and I know this is difficult, but using a scale of 1 to 5 with 1 being very comfortable to wear, and 5 being possibly painful to wear, where do you both rate these headphones? Thanks.
Never hear the Mikros, but picked up a new KEF M500 and it sounds fantastic. I have a feeling we would not be dealing with much beyond sound signature preferences between these headphones. After all, why would Martin Logan possess this secret to headphone design that nobody else can get right? Makes no sense. They certainly didn't come up with new technology did they? No, it is a straight up dynamic driver headphone and I'm sure the quality of these would be rather similar so logically it is going to be sound signature differences more than anything. Otherwise, what specifically have ML done that nobody else has managed to figure out? I get that the voicing of the Mikros is excellent, but it stands to reason there will be a great deal of subjective personal preference at play and it also is quite logical and possible to assume that other well designed headphones can achieve this level of quality sound reproduction. I just struggle with the idea that only ML has discovered this secret approach that nobody else can figure out. I guess that is possible, but it still seems improbable.