Regarding the Sony MH1Cs HOLY MACKEREL!!!! DAT REFINEMENT has finally broken through. It is godly tuned.
Quote stolen from ClieOS MH1C thread:
No these sound fantastic. I am listening to them on my newly acquired bravo ocean tube amp hooked up to a clip of all sources..These have a very similar tuning to a much higher end XBA-3. That in of itself is worthy of purchasing..They have been on the burn for the almost 50 hours now and I have to say. I am mighty impressed by how they sound. These seem to scale well with more powerful sources. You would not expect this level of sound from these.
I remembered on first listen without burn. I was like. That ClieOS must be smoking something. lol!
For all you people that don't think "burn-in" is the real deal, you need to get a pair of these Sony MH1Cs with raw drivers as Dsnuts and I did, and you're gonna shut up for the rest of your life, nuff' said. I documented on this thread that my initial impressions of these were similar to bass cannons with tiny highs and mids on open box. But after 3 and a half days of burning them in on full blast, only listening to them for short periods in between, these has finally turned into sonic diamonds and deserves Dsnuts golden nuts trophy. I am finally hearing what ALL of you are raving about, MY GOD THESE ARE RAWWWWWW!!!
I was showing off this cheapo to my cousins and asked the one has some pricier cans and thinks he knows a lot about sound, how much would he pay for what he was hearing from these MH1Cs and he told me this thing is worth $20 dollars. I was like LoL, yeppp i DID pay $20 for them but told him that these are similar/ close to sony's $300 XBA3s in sound for this little. haha He was a bit skeptical cuz yesterday afternoon these still sounded like heavy end bass cannons with mids/ highs heavily veiled. So I give him props for saying what he felt/ heard cuz these sounded ehhhh to say the least NOT so impressive yesterday (he also hates bass heavy headphones/ IEMs, it give him a headache, so it makes sense LoL)
Anywho I was kinda starting to have doubts, thinking that man these fools on head-fi must be trippin' cuz my set of MH1Cs sure don't sound that "refined" or masterfully tuned even after a couple days of heavy burn-in, let alone come close to the sound of sony's XBA 3s. So I was like damn it, these things can never come close to the refinement and clarity of my JVC S500s or my FXD70s so I tossed them on the burner again to burn them to hell, cuz I didn't really care anymore. Thank god, my curiosity got of the best of me and after a full night of further burn-in on max volume, I gave them another listen, WOW I was like these sound soooo much more clear and balanced now. The bass end is really tight and deep, while the mids and the highs are finally shining through. I can finally hear what all of you'll have been raving about for the pass week, the entire sound spectrum is so refined on these BUT with really great/ fun bass MY GOD $20 for this is crazy. I am getting scared, cuz these might top my FXD70s.
P.S Thanks Dsnuts for the heads up, but after a couple of days of burning in without a huge leap in sound, I was kinda losing faith haha, thank god you were right on the money. Oh and a BIG thanks to ClieOS for this amazing discovery, sonic diamonds they truly are.
Edited by sfwalcer - 11/5/12 at 11:49am