Ha, I harbor no delusions of what gear is actually worth since a vast majority of it is hilariously overpriced, it's just that we've all been trained like Pavlovian mutts to respond well to shellin out princely sums for quote, unquote, "refinement" to our sound. Diminishing returns are indeed a very real thing and more apparent than they've ever been if you just know where to look. With that said, I do feel that the MH1 is a true anomaly, and with some EQing, definitely doles out a bullet list of audiophile approved buzzwords. It punches way, way above its price IMO.
To be clear, the K3K still bests it in some key areas, such as in timbre, perceived space, detailing, imaging, etc. and that's before we even arrive at the criminally, and woefully formed spastic linguini that the MH1 calls a cable. Sooo... Whether those aforementioned characteristics are worth shelling out the cashola indeed boils down to possibly how neurotic you are. I have also shared news of the MH1's prowess with the real deal Mcsteal birdman himself (since I, myself, am the officially sanctioned K3K shill appointed by his honorable avian form himself, so in a sense we got a Father/Son/Holy Spirit trinity thing going on), and he, being a huge fan of Apple's EarPods will certainly enjoy the MH1s as well or at least find them adequate as some form of nesting material
I have gone on record as sayin that the MH1 can duke it out with some seriously expensive gear over at another forum and basically urged all newcomers to cop a pair and never question just HOW good it gets further up the chain. Just don't, cause I personally feel that the MH1 is a unicorn in that respect. It's got no egregious flaws and delivers a balanced, and mostly tonally accurate sound while yielding a surprisingly generous sense of space to the recording.
You just don't come in expecting that sort of performance from a measly $20. That's cheaper than dinner at ****** Red Lobster after all. So with that said, I did have to sorta have a laugh when a few new owners chimed in sayin, "well, they're decent for $20 buds I guess." I'd really hate to know what these guys would think of the sheer performance boost garnered from hackin off a few limbs for a 1P2, K3K or UERM lol.
My friend Soundfreaq probably put it best when he shared the following:
"I've got $25,000 of the best audio gear in the world here and I'm sitting here listening to a cheap ass $20 phone with a ****ty cable out of my phone and totally obsessed with them. And I'd like to take a minute just sit right there. I'll tell you how I became the prince of a town called Bel-air. In west Philadelphia born and raised On the playground where I spent most of my days. Chilling out, maxing, relaxing all cool. And all shooting some b-ball outside of the schoolWhen a couple of guys, they were up to no good. Started making trouble in my neighbourhood. I got in one little fight and my mom got scared. And said "You're moving with your auntie and uncle in Bel-air"
I whistled for a cab and when it came near the License plate said "fresh" and had a dice in the mirror. If anything I could say that this cab was rare. But I thought nah, forget it, yo homes to Bel-air! I pulled up to a house about seven or eight And I yelled to the cabby "Yo, homes smell you later!" Looked at my kingdom I was finally there. To sit on my throne as the prince of Bel-air. Audiophile tight bass warm microdetail immaculate air hot cold premium silver/gold core wire DX50 1.2.5 FWEdited by Idsynchrono_24 - 11/29/13 at 2:09pm