These Earbuds Are Probably The Only MartinLogan Speakers You Can Afford

These Earbuds Are Probably The Only MartinLogan Speakers You Can Afford

MartinLogan makes expensive speakers. They’re the kinds only the most anal-retentive audiophile would consider buying. The company’s Motion Vision Soundbar costs $US1500, and forget about the $US25,000 top-end CLX speakers. At $US150, the new Mikros 70 in-ear headphones aren’t a bargain either — but if they sound good enough, your average joe might actually consider them.

On specs alone, the Mikros 70 headphones might look like others on the market: they’re aluminium with 6.6mm drivers, so they should deliver a nice mix of tones. The Mikros 70 are in-ear buds, so the little gel tips seal sound into your ear canal, making the low-end sound better and blocking outside ambient noise. The headphones are definitely designed to be used with a phone, as they come with an inline remote and microphone. The headphones have a sensitivity of 98dB (@ 1kHz), which is high enough that the output from a phone is plenty to drive the headphones.

So if these headphones are better than the rest, it’s because of superior engineering that doesn’t show on specs alone. MartinLogan is a company with quite a pedigree, so hopes are high. They may or may not be worth the money, but one thing’s for sure: they’re freaking gorgeous. [MartinLogan]

These Earbuds Are Probably The Only MartinLogan Speakers You Can Afford

These Earbuds Are Probably The Only MartinLogan Speakers You Can Afford

These Earbuds Are Probably The Only MartinLogan Speakers You Can Afford
These Earbuds Are Probably The Only MartinLogan Speakers You Can Afford

These Earbuds Are Probably The Only MartinLogan Speakers You Can Afford