I just got the MH1C, I'm not a fan of the cable. That's not true. I dig the flat cable, but no the J-shape. The mic is just below the left IEM, which is nice, as it weighs nothing. I dig these IEMs. My iPod was dead, so I gave them a quick test on my phone, which I'm starting to think has a massive output impedance. I tried using my impedance matching transformers, but the TRRS plug was picky. Anyway, I tried them straight out of my phone, and am now listening to my iPod. I've got maybe an hour on them. They're nice! I have to disagree regarding similarity to the GR07 (which I have never heard, but I do have the model down from it, the GR04 Flagship). I think that they are a bit bassier, so some may prefer them over the GR04FE/7 for that reason, particularly subbass. I find them slightly more enjoyable than the GR02BE, in part because as someone who is not a big fan of bass, they have less midbass. Are they worth $20? Absolutely!! The $80 MSRP? Probably not.
I just switched back to the GR04 Flagship. The GR04, while slightly sibilant, images better, has more texture and the music feels thicker. I find myself getting lost in it a bit more. But, the MH1C sounds pretty great, perhaps just a bit much in the bass department for my liking.
I want to note, that the $20 ones on Amazon get you the IEM, three sets of tips, and a shirt clip.
They are relatively slender and long, you could get crazy good insertion, but my ear canal veers upward a little bit, which makes over the ear cabling most comfortable, the flat cable/mic location means that I cannot go over the ear.
For the price, these are a great deal, easily on par sonically with the GR02!
Edited by scootsit - 11/1/12 at 9:12am