these most definitely do not have a similar amount of detail as the H-100. ( H-100 much more )
I am A/Bing the 2 right now, and have been for the past few days on a full-size Dynamic Super-A integrated amp. The MH1C have had at least about 48 hours break-in period. No comparison when it comes to that. Two different beasts.
The MH1C sound like a really decent vintage ortho in need of a slight amount of damping to bring up the highs and details more. I think the MH1C are extremely awesome for sure, it's simply a completely different approach and an obvious step below when compared to the H-100 as far as details. Trouble is it might be too revealing for some. You can sure tell a crappy track in a hurry
Agreed that the mids are more upfront. Soundstage is much closer...
It depends on tracks and what you like, I like them both. I do have 5 pairs of these Sonys :)
Very Glad ClieOS recommended the H-100 to me as something different to the MH1C. You can always ask him if you are curious.
I have many excellent older orthos which I enjoy that these MH1C remind me of ( no small feat and for < $30 wow that's some feat. ) , then again I also enjoy stats and the H-100 are right up there with them for details and crystalline clarity and overall speed for what I have(think stat with tight quality deeply extending bass)
Can definitely see why Soundstige placed these MH1C between the Fostex T-10 and T-20 in his signature. Good call.
Different is all.
Especially the price$ between these an H-100 no comparison there if budget matters. ( note I didn't say bang for buck they both are )
Edited by nick n - 11/16/12 at 3:46am