How many hours of burn in is recommended for the MH1C's? I'm guessing not as long compared to the S500's?
Well i got a raw driver pair that sounded like crappy boomy bass cannons and it took me like 4 days on full blast to get the magical sound a lot of people were hearing on open bag. You might get lucky as a lots of people had with a well burned in pair that sounds great from the start, if not burn them to hell for like a week and you will get that crazy nice smooth refined sound these MH1Cs offer. Good luck!
This one is a bit spendy over the others but right now. I would say it was well worth the money. $200. But and I say but. I know better to reserve judgement until everything is broken in around 100 hours. So far.. impressed.. The sound is easily at a nice high quality level.
These tubes need a burn in as much as the components. I can tell everything is not quite 100% as the sound initially was somewhat hard sounding. Best way to describe and a tad on the bright side. But even now the sound is smoothing out. Vocals already sound liquid..Testing bass. Sounds full clean very much textured using my UE6000..I can tell this will overtake the Fire Phoenix already in SQ even at an early stage as the sound is already comparable. Also very powerful. 3 gain settings will drive any can. Big external power brick is a good indicator. Now I understand why AUNE will not budge on the price of these..Now I can see why there were some hoopla over this T1s online.
I am very much surprised headfiers have not looked at this little unit..I think for the cost this has to be one of the best sounds that I have heard to date.
Some random initial impressions out of the box after a two hour three way between the XB90EX, MH1C and S500:
- both the XB90EX and the S500 sound more lively than the MH1C. Maybe I'm just too used to the sound of the MH1C but the other seem to have a tad more "sparkly" highs.
- bass is the name of the game. XB90EX is the winner but the S500 can hold it's own. before I had these two I thought the MH1Cs had a good amount of bass but the amount, clarity and texture of the other two is just ridiculous good
- staging of the XB90EX is my favorite between the three
- in comparison the S500 seem a bit veiled. is this something that changes with burn-in? also comfort with these is surprisingly good for on-ears. still considering the MH5 pad mod though.
- more after I got some much needed sleep and some more time with these...
Chec out the wrolds tinniest drivers 3mm micros,detachable silver cables,and only cost $39-$41.......called the vsonic vc02.found on ebay.....dsnuts please buy them and give us your take on them.im aslo going to get them.
Example. this one is gibberish but is so interestingly beautiful. (pardon the horrible audio quality)
That's no gibberish, it's latin ;)
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Originally Posted by nihontoman
kwerdenker, glad you like your XB90EX :) Burn them in and change the tips for wide bore ones - it will become even better :D
Since my burn in station is currently occupied by the S500, they will have to burn in "on the go". Currently trying them with the tips from the MH1C and they work quite well, though the jury is still out if these or the hybrid tips are better with them
Sorry for asking this, but I haven't been in here for a while and the thread has EXPLODED. Are there any 'bassy' earbuds/IEMs that are recommended to try out? The pair I have at the minute is the JVC HA-FX101 but that was off hundreds of pages ago.