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Dsnuts or DannyBai,

 

Could one of you do a quick comparo of the XbA-3 and MH1C? Mine is sitting at home, but I want a little mental preview.

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Originally Posted by eke2k6 View Post

Dsnuts or DannyBai,

 

Could one of you do a quick comparo of the XbA-3 and MH1C? Mine is sitting at home, but I want a little mental preview.

I think Ds said that it retains 80-85% of the xba-3's with a stronger bass and I can agree with him from preliminary hearings.  I will be comparing the two after I have a couple of days of burn.  

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Originally Posted by WAYNENUMM View Post

 

See what I mean? Things move too quickly around here. Must stop the bleeding. It can't be 1 week from the time when I ordered my R1's based on this crazy thread, and now the main instigator is throwing them under the bus. Nasty lol! I guess the upside is that you "tell it like you hear it", whether the masses want to hear it or not!

 

Just curious.. how the heck do you guys sell all of your iem's and headphones? Just here on head-fi? Ebay? Elsewhere? How much do you figure you can sell your R1's for?


The good news is we all got em on sale. They are no longer on sale anymore so I would ask what you bought them for on the for sale thread here at headfi. See if someone wants to snap them from you. Or like I said those were definitely worth what we payed for em and if you like em keep em and enjoy them. You guys don't have to do whatever it is that I do. Having a collection of earphones with different sound signatures is always nice imo. The stage on them and actually after burning them in real good they sound good actually. It's not because I don't like them. I just can't see myself grabbing for them when I have so many others. My FAD IIIs I just got does everything better over them too. So my advice is enjoy what you have.

 

I have so many earphones it makes no sense for me to keep ones I don't plan on using much so unfortunately the R1s will find a new home. Also I found myself messing with the fit on them way too much. They have a very weird shape that my ears are somewhat uncomfy with.


Edited by Dsnuts - 10/29/12 at 3:23pm
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Originally Posted by DannyBai View Post

I think Ds said that it retains 80-85% of the xba-3's with a stronger bass and I can agree with him from preliminary hearings.  I will be comparing the two after I have a couple of days of burn.  

 

Wow. I'm seriously considering leaving work early.

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Wow. I'm seriously considering leaving work early.

I just popped them in again and it's got a lot of bass but I like it.  The clarity of instruments and layering is just unheard of at this price.  I haven't heard my FXD's in a month or so but these remind me of those off memory.  

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DS , 

Sony MH1C are for real! PG- 283

but i dont see it on pg 283??

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Originally Posted by eke2k6 View Post

Dsnuts or DannyBai,

 

Could one of you do a quick comparo of the XbA-3 and MH1C? Mine is sitting at home, but I want a little mental preview.

They have a very similar balanced tuning as the XBA line. Think dynamic version but what is retarded about the MH1C is they do sound positioning almost as good. Which is nuts for a small single driver. The stage is not as wide or as deep but has a solid sense of space with no congestion..Everything just sounds right on them. Sony tuning is more focused on mids and bass with just a hint of sparkle and that is what these have. Making them sound warm n sweet as clieOS would put it. These don't lack any detail in the highs which is also a nice surprise. The highs mids to bass ratio is very similar to the XBAs. A very versatile sound tuning for all types of music.

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Originally Posted by Zelda View Post

DS , 

Sony MH1C are for real! PG- 283

but i dont see it on pg 283??


Well that page is where the impressions will start from.

post #4269 of 26054
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Originally Posted by Dsnuts View Post


The good news is we all got em on sale. They are no longer on sale anymore so I would ask what you bought them for on the for sale thread here at headfi. See if someone wants to snap them from you. Or like I said those were definitely worth what we payed for em and if you like em keep em and enjoy them. You guys don't have to do whatever it is that I do. Having a collection of earphones with different sound signatures is always nice imo. The stage on them and actually after burning them in real good they sound good actually. It's not because I don't like them. I just can't see myself grabbing for them when I have so many others. My FAD IIIs I just got does everything better over them too. So my advice is enjoy what you have.

 

I have so many earphones it makes no sense for me to keep ones I don't plan on using much so unfortunately the R1s will find a new home. Also I found myself messing with the fit on them way too much. They have a very weird shape that my ears are somewhat uncomfy with.

 

I grok everything you said, and thanks for the explanation. The only thing that I don't agree with is "You guys don't have to do whatever it is that I do". That simply is not true. You are dsnuts aka the messiah!

 

Seriously though, I can see that it would be crazy for you to try keeping all of those iem's and phones. And yes, it is up to us individuals to try and exhibit some iota of self control (seems incredibly hard sometimes once that hype train starts rolling lol!). But I do really appreciate you getting all of these iem's and hp's and testing them out for us. For me personally, I would probably never have found gems like the S500's, FXD70's or the MH1C's without the likes of you and ericp doing what you're doing. So cheers to you guys!

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Ohhhhhhh the strings in the MH1C ksc75smile.gif

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@ Waynenumm I appreciate the support my friend. My situation is one where I find myself listening to a lot of music on my down time. The place I work has so much noise happening. I make it a point to treat my ears with good sounding stuff and when I joined headfi a while back the one thing that was lacking was great sounding cheap stuff. I am sorry to say not everyone at headfi can afford 2K headphones a 5K rigs. Especially in these times. I did a lot of research into good sounding cheaper stuff for myself but I ended up sharing that with people here at headfi. I quickly found a niche for what I do. I know there are great sounding stuff out there in audio land that we as a collective have no idea about and the way I see it. When we do find great gear. Why not share it with others that would appreciate these finds the most. 

 

I actually sell some of the stuff I review at my work so it is a combination of my own curiosity and research..As much as I love hearing the higher end stuff. I love finding a good cheapo that does so many things right as far as sound goes. It goes against what our society says it should be about..I remember a while back another headfier was pissed that I was writing threads about a cheap $7.11 Mp8320. Pissed. These threads should be about high end stuff was his point..I just laugh at that. To me if it sounds right. I don't care if it cost $7.11 or 2K. It sounds right. The great thing about great cheap gear is. I can share with others how a proper cheapo sounds. That to me is the best part of this hobby.. You guys are hearing what I am hearing. You guys get to enjoy exactly what I am enjoying. To me that is worth the countless Poop earphones I look at just to find the right ones.

 

The discovery thread is about discovering new sound not just for me but for you too..That my friends is what it is all about.


Edited by Dsnuts - 10/29/12 at 4:59pm
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Originally Posted by ericp10 View Post

Ohhhhhhh the strings in the MH1C ksc75smile.gif


You seem impressed ericp. Lol. Ya now you know why i gave the command. Buy them now..Those will only get better too.

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Ok, you guys made me curious. Very curious. Since my XB90EX will take another week or longer and I have to order a new SD card for my Clip+ from Amazon anyway, I'll just throw in those MH1Cs. They are currently at 20€ (yeah, germany can have good prices too it seems ^^). Having a second set of IEMs as a backup or as an extra for my mobile never hurts :-)

One question dsnuts: are the tips from the MH1C the same that come with the XB90EX? That would be a nice way to pretest the fit.

P.S. They should really put a warning label on this site. "Will hurt your wallet" :-P
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Originally Posted by kwerdenker View Post

Ok, you guys made me curious. Very curious. Since my XB90EX will take another week or longer and I have to order a new SD card for my Clip+ from Amazon anyway, I'll just throw in those MH1Cs. They are currently at 20€ (yeah, germany can have good prices too it seems ^^). Having a second set of IEMs as a backup or as an extra for my mobile never hurts :-)
One question dsnuts: are the tips from the MH1C the same that come with the XB90EX? That would be a nice way to pretest the fit.
P.S. They should really put a warning label on this site. "Will hurt your wallet" :-P

The nozzle size is about the same size as the hybrids but these buds are different. A bit longer than the hybrids that come with the XB90s.

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MH1C on left. Hybrids on right.

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Originally Posted by kwerdenker View Post

Ok, you guys made me curious. Very curious. Since my XB90EX will take another week or longer and I have to order a new SD card for my Clip+ from Amazon anyway, I'll just throw in those MH1Cs. They are currently at 20€ (yeah, germany can have good prices too it seems ^^). Having a second set of IEMs as a backup or as an extra for my mobile never hurts :-)
One question dsnuts: are the tips from the MH1C the same that come with the XB90EX? That would be a nice way to pretest the fit.
P.S. They should really put a warning label on this site. "Will hurt your wallet" :-P


Actually.

That's an oft quoted phrase in the headphone section of the forums.

Usually mentioned when someone posts for the first time.

"Welcome to head-fi. Sorry about your wallet"

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