Originally Posted by aBc.CaN
Thanks so much! I saw that link, but then saw a couple others as well and wanted to make sure to get the right one.
lol... Yes, I probably would be underwhelmed, but it's for a friend, who doesn't want to spend money, otherwise I would've got him to buy the 598 that are on sale that I saw on OzBargain!
Thanks Joe for your input, if it was for me I'd probably go for something like the 598 mentioned above.
You're most welcome.
I brought them on a wimp of fancy because they were so cheap, on first listen out of the box, they were okay, nothing spectacular, burned them for about 50 hrs+ and the SQ improved, much better, ....now at the 100hrs+ mark they're starting to impress.
Perhaps the most surprising aspect of the burn in process was the improvement to the Bass, unlike most phones I've experienced where the bass simply got tighter and more controlled with burn, the bass on these seems to have expanded dimensionally as well, you could 'feel' where it's coming from, I am familar with the bass from JVC S500, Sony xb90ex, JVC FX3X but none of them sounds as unique as these MRH8801.
I can't put my finger on it exactly, It's not as large or as deep as xb90ex and yet..... the best way I could describe the sound is that with the xb90ex, you distinctively hear drums playing but with the MRH8801, you could hear how many drums are being played.
Mids and highs are now at about the same levels as the S400.
One last comment, these are hyper critical of your source recordings, they sound very bad with poorly recorded music but play a well recorded track and it is like magic.
Edited by Ghostfit - 12/9/12 at 8:55am