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post #1036 of 3320
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Originally Posted by Techno Kid View Post

These sound much better than the T-Peos H-100 ($130 to $175 depending on were you get them) because the mids are full sounding and still have pretty much the same amount of detail and the highs don't make me go deaf like the H-100.

 

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$ ph34r.gif 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
post #1037 of 3320

For the MH1C owners who would like some more detailing from this iem, try out the bass reducer EQ on your devices.

 

The bass of the MH1C won't be affected that much, since there's so much of it. What it does is clean up the sound a lot, and push the mids and highs more forward in the mix. Imaging gets better too.

 

Give it a shot

post #1038 of 3320

good call eke

post #1039 of 3320
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Originally Posted by eke2k6 View Post

For the MH1C owners who would like some more detailing from this iem, try out the bass reducer EQ on your devices.

 

The bass of the MH1C won't be affected that much, since there's so much of it. What it does is clean up the sound a lot, and push the mids and highs more forward in the mix. Imaging gets better too.

 

Give it a shot

 

I tried it and I didn't hear much of a difference at all,  I'll try it on a few devices and see if I hear a change.

post #1040 of 3320

Guys, the pair I ordered have given me a bit of a problem.  The left ear bud only gives off about 15% of the sound it's supposed to.  I've contacted the seller on ebay to see if I can get a refund or new set.

post #1041 of 3320

not sure if these will accomodate the wide cable, found them linked in another thread.

 

http://www.headphones4.com/phonak-audeo/PHONAK-Audeo-PFE-Silicone-ear-guides

post #1042 of 3320
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Originally Posted by nick n View Post

not sure if these will accomodate the wide cable, found them linked in another thread.

 

http://www.headphones4.com/phonak-audeo/PHONAK-Audeo-PFE-Silicone-ear-guides

 

Not a chance. It's shaped for thinner, spaghetti shaped wires. Not for unwieldy, flat, tapeworm cables...

post #1043 of 3320

I've finally got about 100hrs of burn in time on these so I could get a fair impression of them; they are indeed an amazing value for the level of performance.  I am in the camp of people who need to EQ the midbass down a few db in order to achieve a more realistic balance.  But I don't get the impression of the mids and highs changing in their signature at all from this.  While I enjoy their sound overall after EQ I find myself still longing for a more sophisticated sound signature so I'm still looking to purchase a higher end IEM. The mids are placed well but I wish they were more fluid.  The treble is composed well but I kinda wish they were more detailed and effortless.  But these are small gripes, for less than $30 invested my MH1's aren't going anywhere - they will have a spot in my collection as long as they last. 

 

One thing I noticed was when hooked up to my O2 amp they are a little more composed in the midbass but I still had to EQ cut them.  Other thing I noticed is that the MH1's can take power without complaint.  I was able to hit the gain switch on the O2 and get past 9 o'clock position on the pot and they stayed composed.  It's almost where I have my AKG Q701's at and those are some power hungry cans.  But the MH1's don't scale enough using an amp to change it's sound profile from it's unamped signature IMO.  

 

As far as the cord goes I guess I'm in the minority.  The design doesn't bother me as I wear them at home cord down.  I'm used to the J cord as I have another Sony IEM(can't remember the model #(EX45?) they are 7-8 years old) But I do understand how the flat cord coupled with the J cord design can annoy people.  I guess if I needed some IEM's for the gym I would not consider these but I'm lazy and haven't worked out in years so no worries there... smile.gif  

post #1044 of 3320

WOW... These are great! :)

Was wondering.. has anyone tried the ETY triple flanges on these?
 

post #1045 of 3320
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Originally Posted by todd92371 View Post

WOW... These are great! :)

Was wondering.. has anyone tried the ETY triple flanges on these?
 


Not sure about etys, im using meelecs triple flanges on these and they give good seal, bass response and isolation for me

post #1046 of 3320

I'm going to try it. My only concern is that it may put the driver too far into the ear. It seems that the original tips place the driver farther  back? Just not sure yet.

post #1047 of 3320

They Ety tri flange has to small of a tip not that it wont fit but the sound me be hurt because of the smaller opening.  When I tried them on my Tandem they sound a bit thin and grainy but with a larger bore tip they sound great.  I think small bored tips only work good with IEM's that have small openings like the R-50, MG7, Ety's and so on because there designed and tuned to make them sound good but IEM's with large openings that just constricts the sound imo..

post #1048 of 3320
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Originally Posted by jv92red View Post
I guess if I needed some IEM's for the gym I would not consider these but I'm lazy and haven't worked out in years so no worries there... smile.gif  

 

Lol! Btw, you may want to consider the xba3's when checking out other iem's.

post #1049 of 3320
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Then you have people like me who love these with zero burn in

 

+1 beerchug.gif

post #1050 of 3320
I'm on board! Now just to wait...
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