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The more they burn-in the more crisp the high start to sound but they never sound harsh or sibilant, I like the way the treble sound now and they're quite a bit brighter than the BA200 but they never sounded as smooth to begin with.

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I just received a pair. Out of the box I'd say they're more enjoyable than the Yamaha eph-100. Similar sig with better over all tonality (especially treble) but considerably slower bass. The slow bass is the only real SQ issue I have.

As to the cable, I'll just put some Velcro straps around it like the tape mod and call it a day. These will probably be my new lawn mowing iem, since the bass is so boomy and slow. Good $21 value.
post #1053 of 3324

I agree they sound better than the EPH-100, the treble doesn't have that metallic sound to it and I like the slower bass because of the longer decay times the sub bass has a good amount of rumble.

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Have had these about a week. Burned in and all that jazz and wow these are the business. I paid £12 from amazon and was not sure what I was gonna get. Until now the mono price 8320 is the only thing that I have found enjoyable for the price but although this a different signature this just an alround better product with sleek comfortable metal housings and awesome advanced hybrid tips.

The remote pauses my iPhone but that's about it. The cable is the only real downside with the Isolde down split, and the flat j chord.

The sound out of the box but I was hoping the bass would die down and tighten a bit with burn in but I still think its slow and a tad boomy and a but sub bass happy. Tonality of treble is great as is the presence although when i EQ these I add a touch. Why do I EQ because it something I don lt do normally? I need to get rid of a but of bass. Mids are great, well positioned, impressive in timbre and honesty. Overall these are the great buy that they are said to be. If you don't like them, doubt it'll happen, then you'll be getting some great tips anyway wink.gif
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Originally Posted by Swimsonny View Post

Have had these about a week. Burned in and all that jazz and wow these are the business. I paid £12 from amazon and was not sure what I was gonna get. Until now the mono price 8320 is the only thing that I have found enjoyable for the price but although this a different signature this just an alround better product with sleek comfortable metal housings and awesome advanced hybrid tips.
The remote pauses my iPhone but that's about it. The cable is the only real downside with the Isolde down split, and the flat j chord.
The sound out of the box but I was hoping the bass would die down and tighten a bit with burn in but I still think its slow and a tad boomy and a but sub bass happy. Tonality of treble is great as is the presence although when i EQ these I add a touch. Why do I EQ because it something I don lt do normally? I need to get rid of a but of bass. Mids are great, well positioned, impressive in timbre and honesty. Overall these are the great buy that they are said to be. If you don't like them, doubt it'll happen, then you'll be getting some great tips anyway wink.gif

The MP8320's to me were good in terms of how it could bring out sonic qualities otherwise not found in other earphones of that price range but enjoyable. I will have to respectfully disagree. 

 

This is much better. Not as smooth across the whole range as the cheaper($15) PL11 in my opinion but the PL11 doesn't hold a candle to this. What I mean by smooth is that it doesn't get too harsh, too energetic or just unbearable on some tracks as these MH1C's may tend to. That is because the PL11 doesn't try. The PL11 is like that kid in school that is laid back and fun and just one of those kids that doesn't try and gets B's. While the MH1C's is that kid that does try and get's an A. But the thing is, the grade difference is very slight. The MH1C tries and "studies" many times more than the PL11 student but none the less the PL11 student only gets a few points lower. However if we isolate the traits of the two "students" together. The one that ultimately doesn't try will not get anywhere. And thus this is how I see it. I didn't have to care about how the PL11 would react. It was very mellow. It wasn't accurate but just did it's thing with its bass and played along, never too harsh or too anything really. But that also means it will get nowhere while the MH1C's do.

post #1056 of 3324
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Originally Posted by shotgunshane View Post

I just received a pair. Out of the box I'd say they're more enjoyable than the Yamaha eph-100. Similar sig with better over all tonality (especially treble) but considerably slower bass. The slow bass is the only real SQ issue I have.
As to the cable, I'll just put some Velcro straps around it like the tape mod and call it a day. These will probably be my new lawn mowing iem, since the bass is so boomy and slow. Good $21 value.

Would you post a pix with the Velcro please?

post #1057 of 3324

Watching True Tears, I noticed that someone also has one of those J cords. I never noticed it here in U.S.A but I guess its popular in Japan?

 

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My Sony XBA-1 has the J cord but I thought the US version was to have a regular Y type cord or am I just mistaken?

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Apparently the US version does also.
post #1060 of 3324
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Originally Posted by shotgunshane View Post

I just received a pair. Out of the box I'd say they're more enjoyable than the Yamaha eph-100. Similar sig with better over all tonality (especially treble) but considerably slower bass. The slow bass is the only real SQ issue I have.
As to the cable, I'll just put some Velcro straps around it like the tape mod and call it a day. These will probably be my new lawn mowing iem, since the bass is so boomy and slow. Good $21 value.

Always so spot on. 

 

And LOL at these appearing in an anime. 

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Boweii, I was saying the mono price are good, why are you disagreeing with that? I'm confused.

As for J chords, loads of kids in my sixth form have smart phone IEMs with I chords.
post #1062 of 3324
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Originally Posted by Swimsonny View Post

Boweii, I was saying the mono price are good, why are you disagreeing with that? I'm confused.
As for J chords, loads of kids in my sixth form have smart phone IEMs with I chords.

Just thought I would. I just cringe at the word "enjoyable" is all. My opinion. rolleyes.gif

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Fair enough, it was basically me saying its the only IEM in the price that i can tolerate, i normally cant really listen to that cheap for long. The MH1 with a nice bit of EQ on that bass though, woah!

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Prior exposure plays a large role in how you perceive the mh1c. I spent two whole days with the xba - 3 cuz I was chilling at home. Couldn't stand the thought of taking it out with me so I took the mh1c.
The ones claiming they are slow and heavy on bass are justified. The ones claiming they are perfect are justified. The ones claiming some treble boost is necessary are also justified.
post #1065 of 3324

Well, looks like the harshness has either burned out or I am achieving a better seal. I must like these..... I just ordered a second pair to put in the closet. ;)

I have been listening to the Ety 4rp's for years. I love them. But, always wanted a little bit more warmth, soundstage, depth and lower end. Well, I'm blown away. I couldn't ask for more than these. The lower end can be a BIT flabby at times. I really am not sure if the er4p's will have much listen time for awhile. They are so analytical and they do a good job of that. But, I found myself skipping certain tracks at times because they didn't seem suited to the Ety's. Well, I'm listening to everything with these MH1c's. They are very versatile. They are very musical, layered and possess immense depth. At least to me. Is the clarity on par with the Ety's? Probably not. But, they are just so musical and enjoyable. I guess that is what it's about anyway. These little guys are an absolute steal for the price. Personally, I don't even feel a need to amp them from a Sansa Fuze. Thanks for recommending these. :)


Edited by todd92371 - 11/17/12 at 2:17pm
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