Martin Logan Mikros 70 Reference In-Ear Headphones

by Audiophilia on August 2, 2012 · 5 comments

in Headphones

One of my first experiences with high audio Nirvana was the time I spent with the legendary Martin Logan CLS IIZ electrostatic loudspeaker. They were introduced in 1992 and were in line with previous models - gorgeous soundtstage, with ‘reach out and touch someone’ imaging.

Martin Logan (ML) and I parted company when they began to produce hybrids (standard bass woofer with an electrostatic panel). To my ears, they never worked. One of our former reviewers had a pair and the set was just laggy. He liked them.

ML continued to thrive producing succeeding models of the hybrids. And then, I saw MLs for sale at Future Shop. Stats for the masses. Okay. If it sells, good for them.

And now we get a new ML soundbar and the Mikros 70 Reference In-Ear Headphones. The circle is complete.

Price: $149.95


{ 5 comments… read them below or add one }

marvin fox 08.04.12 at 6:16 pm

I think you are wrong by saying this about ML speakers. I had the Sequel speakers and they worked perfectly with the blending of the woofer and rest of the speaker. Now ML is experimenting with headphones. Good for them.

roy harris 08.05.12 at 6:02 pm

are the headphones using an electrostitic element or conventional transducer ?

by the way marvin, i don’t remember when you had the sequels. what year did you acquire them ?

regarding integrating a cone with a panel, the problem is the dispersion characteristics of different driver types. having heard many instances of panels and cones, i can say with assurance, that i always heard two different driver types.

marvin fox 08.07.12 at 6:30 pm

I had them when I lived in California Roy. How are you by the way? Gimme your email so i can communicate with you. thanks.

Nathan 08.29.12 at 1:19 am

When I first heard and then, after searching the room looking for conventional speakers that were playing, saw the original CLS I just had to have one. The CLS didn’t have enough bass so the Sequels were perfect. I’ve had my Martin Logan Sequels since 3/88. I changed the panels once and they still sound great. I’ll probably pick up these headphones just to try them. Unfortunately they think the world revolves around Apple and included Apple connectivity. That’s the only downside.

Ray Sheridan 12.28.12 at 7:07 pm

Finest set of headphones that I have tried in the last 20 years, which includes several high-end
models. Absolutely wonderful accurate sound.

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