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post #1261 of 3318

yup even I went through the right channel cut off, and also send a mail to my ebay seller for replacement, but the sound came back immediately ..probably like clieos said, moisture ..

post #1262 of 3318

cool my pair seems to have been languishing in san francisco since the 25th for some reason (i'm in the bay area)

post #1263 of 3318
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Originally Posted by skyline385 View Post

I seriously don't understand this hype over MH1C. It leaks air over the highs like a $5 earphone and while the music is warm and balanced, there is no clarity at all in these. The Bass just muddles everything at high volumes. I am truly disappointed in these and the forums as well. I used to regularly visit here for reviews but i think i seriously need to reconsider. You guys say these are worthy of $50-100. I cannot see that at all. No good IEM should be this bad at the highs, and my 2.5 year old CX400-II sound much better than this even thought they sound a but less natural.....

The highs are one of those points that need slight rectification. It doesn't get too harsh but sometimes it can hurt. Clarity. Well I can see how you are getting that. These aren't the most airy and open sounding and forward vocal based IEM's which is what usually gives the user the feeling of "clarity". In terms of clarity of the vocals and etc, it is up there. Nothing wrong per say.

 

EQ. 

 

 


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Originally Posted by shotgunshane View Post


I don't listen to EDM, so I can't really advise. They do sound good for the few hip hop songs I have. For the most part it's just way too much bass and that's why I'm going to use them in a noisy environment like the riding mower, where elevated bass is appreciated.
Simply put, they have nice clear vocals and nicely extended treble but the bass is off putting for any kind of critical listening. They're a wonderful deal for the sub $30 they're going for, especially since the tips have come in handy for other earphones, but I find the volume of threads recommending this earphone over proven HF mainstays to be ridiculously unhelpful and nonsensical. I'd be seriously disappointed if I paid full price. As it stands, I'm pleased for $21.

I recommend a EQ. If you have a FiiO E17, try a -4dB Bass EQ. If not, just put a -4dB bass EQ and or try to get it to match Joe's EQ graph.

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Originally Posted by atomikn00b View Post


ebay.

I suspect the ones on amazon simply ran out of stock.

Basically

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Originally Posted by Joe Bloggs View Post

I know a head-fier that is preferring these MH1C to his UE11Pro customs for sound quality after EQing down the bass basshead.gif

 

That means very little. It just means that the UE11's weren't really exactly fitting for what he wanted and thus when another pair came along, he preferred this pair more. I wouldn't rate these past $200. They sound very good with that EQ you provided of course but do have some problems and the fit and usability is atrocious for my case.

post #1264 of 3318
WOOT! got them in the mail today, pulled out my old sennheiser CX500 and the stock sony earphones (MH650c) which came with my phone to compare... can't wait for the burn in to finish.
I'm keeping my expectations realistic, there's no way it will compare to my W4 or UM3X
post #1265 of 3318
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Originally Posted by kookoo View Post

WOOT! got them in the mail today, pulled out my old sennheiser CX500 and the stock sony earphones (MH650c) which came with my phone to compare... can't wait for the burn in to finish.
I'm keeping my expectations realistic, there's no way it will compare to my W4 or UM3X

 

They'll sound just as good as your W4 and UM3X so much so you'll want to sale them wink_face.gif

 

Seriously though while I still like them quite a bit to I don't think they sound better than the $150 to $200 IEM's I've heard.  Well worth the $20 I got them for but I think the msrp of around $80 is the perfect price for them.  Now that I've sold my VB they're the bassiest IEM I have so when I need a bass fix they fit the bill nicely.

post #1266 of 3318
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What volume were you listening at?  Sounds like one of the voice coils was overheating from being driven too hard for too long.

 

Same happend to me, just in middle of song, left channel almost completly dissapeared, when I removed right one, I could still hear sound in left one, but faintly, with lot of crackling and static. I thought thats it, done with that pair. But tomorrow, all was ok? I was listened to them at that moment for about 6-7 hours, at med to not-so-high. Could it be the reason you mentioned?

post #1267 of 3318
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Originally Posted by Techno Kid View Post

 

They'll sound just as good as your W4 and UM3X so much so you'll want to sale them wink_face.gif

 

 

I see what you did there tongue_smile.gif

 

A quick listen tells me it's got less bass than the CX500 but more importantly, much more detailed bass which to me now is more important, the stock Sony's still come short of either earphones. The mids seem slightly lacking but that could be due to the fact I've been listening to the UM3X lately. I only wish sony packed these as the stock earphones rather than the smart clip accessory.

Last bit on the fit, they aren't the most comfy though. I'm using the smallest tip but it feels like it's about to pop out. Isolation is...not that great

very happy with the $25 price tag I paid though, definitely will use them when an IEM is not quite appropriate

post #1268 of 3318

To help those out still trying to buy this at a good price try http://www.mobimega.com/sony-mh1c-smart-headset-with-smartkey-control.html . its shipped from HK and i just got mine from them. its genuine and everything looks good. Its in bulk packing so no manual or box but still nicely packaged.

 

My first impressions after having using GR07 for two months as my first higher end IEM.

 

Bass: Good quantity, and good impact awsome for hip-hop rap or any kind of electronica music. A bit much for my taste for anything with band music or orchestral. The quality of the bass is not as good as the GR07 but it is still very decent.

 

Mids: nothing too outstanding , good but not as clear as GR07 on first impression

 

Highs: First impression is good because it made me realize that GR07 is actually very siblant while MH1C was not at all even when i boosted the treble for the extra sparkle and clarity! But i would say overall GR07 does highs better except for the being siblant part.

 

the ear tips are 'bouncier' than the GR07 stock ones so they fit tighter and thus result in more pressure in my ear, but nothing that makes it uncomfortable, just feels different.

 

The sound stage for me was noticeably bigger and wider than the GR07 but not by very much. Separation was on par with Gr07 but i would say GR07 edges out being a bit better on this end.

 

overall MH1C is a good purchase and worth a try, the only down side is that while i adjusted to the J cord it is still annoying, stiff, bouncy, and rubbery.

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post #1270 of 3318
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Originally Posted by mercatorn View Post

To help those out still trying to buy this at a good price try http://www.mobimega.com/sony-mh1c-smart-headset-with-smartkey-control.html . its shipped from HK and i just got mine from them. its genuine and everything looks good. Its in bulk packing so no manual or box but still nicely packaged.

My first impressions after having using GR07 for two months as my first higher end IEM.

Bass: Good quantity, and good impact awsome for hip-hop rap or any kind of electronica music. A bit much for my taste for anything with band music or orchestral. The quality of the bass is not as good as the GR07 but it is still very decent.

Mids: nothing too outstanding , good but not as clear as GR07 on first impression

Highs: First impression is good because it made me realize that GR07 is actually very siblant while MH1C was not at all even when i boosted the treble for the extra sparkle and clarity! But i would say overall GR07 does highs better except for the being siblant part.

the ear tips are 'bouncier' than the GR07 stock ones so they fit tighter and thus result in more pressure in my ear, but nothing that makes it uncomfortable, just feels different.

The sound stage for me was noticeably bigger and wider than the GR07 but not by very much. Separation was on par with Gr07 but i would say GR07 edges out being a bit better on this end.

overall MH1C is a good purchase and worth a try, the only down side is that while i adjusted to the J cord it is still annoying, stiff, bouncy, and rubbery.

Here's the bonus...try out the MH1C tips on your GR07.
post #1271 of 3318
Hello
I am new to this forum and I have just bought one pair of these but I have a problem i cant solve. I use them on my laptop an they work flawlessly , but on my android phone it does't happen. the buttons doesn't work but thats ok for me, the problems is that on my android it onlty reproduces one chanell on both earbuds, and when i click on that button betwen the volume controls on the cord it stars to run good whith the normal stereo sound, but as son i take my finger from thta button than again it looks like giving me mono sound. any hel you can give me?
post #1272 of 3318
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Originally Posted by nunupowa View Post

Hello
I am new to this forum and I have just bought one pair of these but I have a problem i cant solve. I use them on my laptop an they work flawlessly , but on my android phone it does't happen. the buttons doesn't work but thats ok for me, the problems is that on my android it onlty reproduces one chanell on both earbuds, and when i click on that button betwen the volume controls on the cord it stars to run good whith the normal stereo sound, but as son i take my finger from thta button than again it looks like giving me mono sound. any hel you can give me?
Yeah, your phone is older and doesn't support the protocol that the MH1C uses. You won't be able to successfully use these with your phone without an adapter.
post #1273 of 3318
but in that case it shouldnt work well if i press that button right?
Edited by nunupowa - 11/28/12 at 9:26am
post #1274 of 3318
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Originally Posted by nunupowa View Post

but in that case it shouldnt work well if i press that button right?
Yes it should. That button causes some kind of software short circuit that lets audio come through clearly.
post #1275 of 3318
finally got these, missing the clarity and detail id desire but theyre surprisingly refined and natural sounding. i can already tell theyll be a good fit with almost any genre i throw at it. from memory they do kinda remind me of the miles davis tumpet, hough probably not nearly as refined and a maybe messier low end. build quality seems better though! biggrin.gif

personally i tuhink a bunch are overselling these, but a bunch are also unfairly undrselling them. to me they beat the shure se215 and original turbines, not a mean feat at their price. theyre a perfectly fine budget iem! really nice isolation too!
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