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So I should have bought the mh1?

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So I should have bought the mh1?

No. It seems the mh1c has issues with sound cards and DACs but works fine with DAPs. 

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Actually, I dug up my old samsung headset which is OMTP and it plays fine straight out of my asus xonar while the mh1c doesn't. So maybe the mh1 will play fine out of a pc but just not out of every DAP? Or it's probably those magical Samsung headphones that play fine out of everything but they sound sooo bad LOL. I don't have the mh1, so maybe clieos can do some tests and tell us if it sounds fine with desktop rigs.

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guys, i am now use the small tip. it Reduce dramaticaly the bass if somebody dont like it. smily_headphones1.gif

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Originally Posted by -sandro- View Post

This is the one smily_headphones1.gif

great, thanks!
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Originally Posted by jugate View Post

guys, i am now use the small tip. it Reduce dramaticaly the bass if somebody dont like it. smily_headphones1.gif
great, thanks!

Actually, I find for me, to get the most balanced sound out of these I use a sony tip that is a bit larger than I normally would choose, then wear them over-the-ear with a very shallow insertion. BAM! The veiled highs have opened up big-time, bass has been reduced to a more natural level (though far from analytical, and still warm... which is good imo), there is more overall detail yet the majority of the warmth remains. I was thinking of purchasing an analytical IEM next for under $100 but after getting the sound just right on these I'm not sure I'll find a better overall sound for that price unless I get a steal on something great (I'm looking at you Vsonic GR07, or the JVC HF90).

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Originally Posted by bhima View Post

Actually, I find for me, to get the most balanced sound out of these I use a sony tip that is a bit larger than I normally would choose, then wear them over-the-ear with a very shallow insertion. BAM! The veiled highs have opened up big-time, bass has been reduced to a more natural level (though far from analytical, and still warm... which is good imo), there is more overall detail yet the majority of the warmth remains.

 

Your post prompted me to play around a bit more. Firstly, I said I'd never say it again, but the cable drives me insane. The best sound for me results in wearing these over ears. But the cable always ends up being pushed up and around my ears. Drives me bonkers! But, I don't want to complain about it any more, so I put a comment in my sig which will hopefully shut me up about it (you can all say hallelujah lol!).

 

Ok, back OT. My R1's are in love with those large mh1c tips - they sound pretty darned good with them. But i tried them on the mh1c, and yes, they sound pretty good on the mh1c as well. But, they kept popping out of my ears. We won't go there. So I tried the R1's double-flanged tips on the mh1c. Not only do they stay in better for me, but because they have a wider bore, it also results in everything that you described above. I'm really enjoying this sound now actually.

 

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I was thinking of purchasing an analytical IEM next for under $100 but after getting the sound just right on these I'm not sure I'll find a better overall sound for that price unless I get a steal on something great (I'm looking at you Vsonic GR07, or the JVC HF90).

 

Not sure where you live, but the Sony XBA-3's go on sale every now and then at futureshop.ca for $100-$130 (down from $200). At those sale prices, they are a steal (they truly do sound awesome). So, if you do get into the market again, you may want to consider them.

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I have to say, though its been said by many: The cable didn't bother me at first, but now that I prefer wearing these IEMs over the ear... oh god the j-cable must go. What rational reason is there to make a j-cable over a y-cable?

 

I live in the US, so futureshop is a no go for me I believe. I haven't used my R1's since after doing 1 A/B test on them vs the MH1C. They are relegated to my back-ups.

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Originally Posted by WAYNENUMM View Post

 

Your post prompted me to play around a bit more. Firstly, I said I'd never say it again, but the cable drives me insane. The best sound for me results in wearing these over ears. But the cable always ends up being pushed up and around my ears. Drives me bonkers! But, I don't want to complain about it any more, so I put a comment in my sig which will hopefully shut me up about it (you can all say hallelujah lol!).

 

Ok, back OT. My R1's are in love with those large mh1c tips - they sound pretty darned good with them. But i tried them on the mh1c, and yes, they sound pretty good on the mh1c as well. But, they kept popping out of my ears. We won't go there. So I tried the R1's double-flanged tips on the mh1c. Not only do they stay in better for me, but because they have a wider bore, it also results in everything that you described above. I'm really enjoying this sound now actually.

 

 

Not sure where you live, but the Sony XBA-3's go on sale every now and then at futureshop.ca for $100-$130 (down from $200). At those sale prices, they are a steal (they truly do sound awesome). So, if you do get into the market again, you may want to consider them.

Might have to try that,

Tips just don't work for me on these MH1Cs, I've tried everything!

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Originally Posted by bhima View Post

I have to say, though its been said by many: The cable didn't bother me at first, but now that I prefer wearing these IEMs over the ear... oh god the j-cable must go. What rational reason is there to make a j-cable over a y-cable?

 

I live in the US, so futureshop is a no go for me I believe. I haven't used my R1's since after doing 1 A/B test on them vs the MH1C. They are relegated to my back-ups.

 

I keep trying to relegate my R1's, but they keep getting used. I quite like their sound and bass with the large mh1c tips (great seal). Also, they wear over the ears and stay in the ears very nicely (aka no diabolical cable). So ultimately they are working better for me at the gym. And for that matter, they (and their cable) are most comfortable when in bed falling asleep to tunes.

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Anyone having problem using the mh1c with iphone 4?

 

If I use this on a pc, it works perfectly fine, nice sound no problem at all, however if I hook up with my iPhone 4, it will auto drop the volume to 50% for a sec then it jump back to the normal volume, WITHOUT touching the remote buttons! This happened quite alot especially when I'm interacting with the screen (ie. browsing checking email) This is annoying as hell.

 

please see:

 

http://www.head-fi.org/t/634136/the-king-of-value-sony-mh1c-impressions-appreciations-thread/90#post_8883457


Edited by skinnyp - 11/21/12 at 4:17am
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Originally Posted by -sandro- View Post


You are wrong smily_headphones1.gif I got it from the same seller as yours in just 3 working days and it shipped from Cheshire, UK.


I'm glad to be wrong, if I'm lucky I'll have them before the weekendgs1000.gif

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these are beasts. not as loud as the beats tour i previously had, but so what, just increase the volume lol.

 

the bass is so clear, and the mids and highs are clean too. i kinda knew what to expect because whenever i  have had a walkman phone, the IEMs supplied have been quality.

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these are beasts. not as loud as the beats tour i previously had, but so what, just increase the volume lol.

 

the bass is so clear, and the mids and highs are clean too. i kinda knew what to expect because whenever i  have had a walkman phone, the IEMs supplied have been quality.


These need a lot of power to sound its best, they sound fantastic with amping and a good source. (E11+My Inspiron 15-R lappy is just great on these)

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I just ordered another pair lol to have if  these ever break. They seem sturdy (metal head + jack, solid rubber cable), but they're too good to pass up for this price lol.

 

I'm surprised how well they can pick  up the low end, 20hz region, can actually feeeel the vibration.

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These need a lot of power to sound its best, they sound fantastic with amping and a good source. (E11+My Inspiron 15-R lappy is just great on these)

 

I just ordered another pair lol to have if  these ever break. They seem sturdy (metal head encasing + jack encasing, solid rubber cable), but they're too good to pass up for this price lol.

 

I'm surprised how well they can pick  up the low end, 20hz region, can actually feeeel the vibration.


Edited by meridion - 11/21/12 at 9:17am
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