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Originally Posted by daveyostrow View Post

so true, makes everything sound so cohesive and natural, and doesnt forget to show you bass. not as much a headbanger as the R1, but a pleasure.

The mh1c are really bassier than the xba-3?


There is certainly more mid bass and sub bass.. But you guys know me and my bass preference. I don't think the XBA-3 would sound correct with more bass. It is perfect with the level of bass it has. The bass end is more accurate to the tune than anything yet it is not neutral in bass. It is very solid bass end but not bass head at all. It has enough bass end to make  hip hop tracks sound correct and not lacking which is one of the aspects I love about the XBA-3.  And the big surprise. dweaver did a test for sub bass and the MDR-1R seem to have less sub bass than the XBA-3 which is a surprise.


Edited by Dsnuts - 11/1/12 at 10:41pm
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Originally Posted by Joe Bloggs View Post

MH1C

Damn that treble is SMOOTH. Not the most energetic but you can always bump it up if you want. Bass is a bit muddy for my tastes but EQing it down solves it

Just plugged them into my test setup at home and again damn that treble is SMOOTH. In terms of peak height even smoother than the Etymotic MC5 with its one big peak, with the MH1C so far I can only hear a wide gentle little hill. Just like the engineer promised. (his provided graph shows 3 small peaks. I can't even find that much)


This is Joes way of saying he is impressed..We have another fan.

It makes parametric equalization unnecessary... that for me is a breakthrough I've never found with any IEM at any price.

These can score above 10 (ie. space previously only reserved for parametric EQ'ed quality) on my review scale with just a tone control to tame the bass. Not even the self-crowned king of accuracy the etys can do that. If covering the bass port can adjust the bass to my liking mind=blown basshead.gif

Oh yes I'm a fan. Imma like I need to buy ten of these tongue.gif
Edited by Joe Bloggs - 11/1/12 at 10:47pm
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There is certainly more mid bass and sub bass.. But you guys know me and my bass preference. I don't think the XBA-3 would sound correct with more bass. It is perfect with the level of bass it has. The bass end is more accurate to the tune than anything yet it is not neutral in bass. It is very solid bass end but not bass head at all. It has enough bass end to make  hip hop tracks sound correct and not lacking which is one of the aspects I love about the XBA-3.  And the big surprise. dweaver did a test for sub bass and the MDR-1R seem to have less sub bass than the XBA-3 which is a surprise.

Thanks, then i guess the TF10 would have more of a kick if i remember right. I have a pair of xba-3 on the way, but i may just end up preferring the mh1c... I hope not.

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I would add these to your thread Joe. ClieOS gave them his prestigious SONIC DIAMOND.

 

I gave it this the top award

700 Yes it is the first ever Golden nut award.  I think it is safe to say these will win the triple crown of budget fi.

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Thanks, then i guess the TF10 would have more of a kick if i remember right. I have a pair of xba-3 on the way, but i may just end up preferring the mh1c... I hope not.

I don't think it'll happen, but if I end up liking my mh1c's more than the xba3's, I'll get over it pretty quick (as I count the savings lol!). But like I said, it won't happen.
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well, I didn't like the XBA-3 that much when I was auditioning them... but maybe I just assumed I was hearing the usual treble spikes and marked them down with my preconception. If mid-tier Sonys all have this magic treble-resonance cancelling technology I have to give their whole line a whole new long hard look...
Edited by Joe Bloggs - 11/1/12 at 11:16pm
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Thanks, then i guess the TF10 would have more of a kick if i remember right. I have a pair of xba-3 on the way, but i may just end up preferring the mh1c... I hope not.


Oh I wouldnt worry about that. I know these MH1Cs are great but you will understand why the XBA-3 is superior. I didn't know you ended up getting one. Lol. I am finding more and more guys getting them. I think even more once people understand at what level of refinement the XBA-3 represents over the MH1C. I like the sounds of both but once you hear the XBA-3 everything will be clear why the MSRP on those were $300. 

 

So what do you get when you refine the sound on the MH1C? I mentioned the MH1C has around 80% of the sound on the XBA-3. The other 20% is more polish. Sound positioning no other earphone can touch.,Instrument separation, timbre, tonality and detail like you guys wouldn't believe. Wider and out of your head stage.. Faster speed. Almost a holographic type 3D layering to the sound that is shocking when realized for the first time.. .It is technically and sonically a superior phone and clearly separates itself from the MH1C.  Enjoyment wise I love em both. But at the end of the day I grab my XBA-3 and treat my ears to some ear candy every night before I go to bed..

 

The XBA-3 is basically the high end equivalent to the MH1C.


Edited by Dsnuts - 11/1/12 at 11:31pm
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soundstage is the key word for me. TF10 is up there, some ppl grabbing the R1 over them. maybe im missing something, but they are now sold.

thanks for the input, you make me excite.

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The XBA-3 is basically the high end equivalent to the MH1C.

 

Nice. I was interested in the 3s and now I've got a pair of MH1Cs heading my way. I'll get to see what all you guys are raving about biggrin.gif.

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Man, these great value headphones will bite my wallet little by little.

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Does an amp like the E6 work for the MH1C?
I mostly use my IEMs on the go, so I need a portable amp if anything.

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I don't think these need an amp at all, they sound amazing out of my phone. But if you want to, my e17 can comfortably drive them at 0dB gain so I think an e6 should be just fine.
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Oh great, just making sure aye!

Anyway,

How would the MH1C compare to the FX40 or even the FX31?
They sound like they would be quite similar, but I don't have the FX40 or FX31 myself.

Can't wait to the arrival of the MH1C!!!

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I heard the FXD80 and it is a hissy mess for me, huge treble resonance issues there. If the fx40 is like an fxd lite I can't see hoq it holss a candle to the mh1c biggrin.gif
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Hey, it was supposed to be 'the best kept secret'. You'll the one that keeps shouting around, not me biggrin.gif

 

Yup, and when he shouts, my wallet hurts ! wink.gif

 

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Originally Posted by Joe Bloggs View Post


It makes parametric equalization unnecessary... that for me is a breakthrough I've never found with any IEM at any price.
These can score above 10 (ie. space previously only reserved for parametric EQ'ed quality) on my review scale with just a tone control to tame the bass. Not even the self-crowned king of accuracy the etys can do that. If covering the bass port can adjust the bass to my liking mind=blown basshead.gif
Oh yes I'm a fan. Imma like I need to buy ten of these tongue.gif

 

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Originally Posted by Dsnuts View Post

I would add these to your thread Joe. ClieOS gave them his prestigious SONIC DIAMOND.

 

I gave it this the top award

700 Yes it is the first ever Golden nut award.  I think it is safe to say these will win the triple crown of budget fi.

 

Wow !    ...highly recommended by 3 of the top most influential reviewers here in Head'fi !

Bye, bye !   ...I'm off to ebay to order mine !                   

 

 

 

 

...wait a minute, almost forgot I've already order last week at $21.99 when "somebody" kept shouting about it ! tongue.gif

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