Originally Posted by hitme987
Get yourself a Sony MH1C. Its performs exceptional for its 20-30$ price tag and surely is a competitor for 100-150$ IEM's. TF 10 performs like 15-20% better for me than MH1C, but surely doesnt justify the massive price difference. Its Fit may not be for everyone, but I seriously like the flat and the J-Shaped design of MH1C. I am experiencing excellent isolation and comfort with the stock tips. Much better than the stiffy fit of TF10..I use Comply T-400, but I prefer MH1C comfort a lot better..
Meelectronics M6 isnt bad anyway. I do think it doesnt fit you well. I changed a lot of tips before coming into the stock triple flange tips which used to give me unbeatable isolation and comfort. It does things well when perfectly fitted. Its punchy bass is awesome which only comes through good fit. Mids and Soundstage is decent for its price. Highs arent great, but it does fit well for R&B. The reviews are right for those, but fitting them perfectly is a big pain..
I tried two pairs of the M6 earphones along with 10 different types tips for them. I got them to fit me perfectly but I still didn't like them.
The M6's were about the 8th pair of earphones I have tried. I just found that the sound to me was terrible - no offence!
I am a classical pianist and working in a couple of studios so listening to me is critical.
My hearing is very sensitive. I thankfully have a very good range of hearing which I think is significant considering I listen to quite a lot of EDM besides classical music. (and no, that's not tinnitus although I do get that on occasion)
I only use headphones at home and (when required) in the studio.
Just needed acceptable something for "on the go" listening.
The M6's were very comfy. I just recoiled slightly when listening to them without drastic EQ.
In the near future after some saving, it won't be an issue to spend some money on a decent pair of IEM's.
I have just about had enough of all the claims about other cheaper earphones which are said to be of the same, or similar quality as more expensive brands.
I do not think that I will ever be convinced that there is such a thing as a "cheap" IEM that delivers to critical listeners.
Are you absolutely sure that the Sony MH1C is comparable to the Etymotic HF5?
Thanks for the reply!