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post #136 of 3354

I just received mine from Amazon UK, sold by a vendor called total digital stores.

 

Ordered on Tuesday afternoon and got them here in the Netherlands on Saturday (today) at 2pm.

 

400     400

What comes in the mail.                             The headset up close

 

 

400

The tips they come with (photo is of the largest pair)

 

Build quality is acceptable to me, the jack and housing are pretty rugged, and the cable doesn't give me cause for much concern (other than comfort, which I'll come to in a moment).

 

Wearing these, I don't feel like the housings will come loose as I made sure mine are seated quite deeply, (not as deeply as the HF3s with triple flanges of course). I used the default tips on both sides.

 

The good news is that mic controls work flawlessly with my Samsung Galaxy S3 (save for the smartkey). I think mic quality is about average. I recorded my voice on the galaxy s3 using skype's call test service and the sony headset sounds clearer than the default microphone on the samsung phone. I still can't quite get used to the height of the mic and controls though.

 

comfort and microphonics is improved when using the shirt clip as well.

 

I can't really describe sound well, so take what you read with a pinch of salt.

 

I own 3 IEMs other IEMs; a pair of Etymotic HF3s which a fellow headfier very kindly shipped over to Netherlands for me when they were on sale in the US (the infamous cowboom.com sale) a month or so back;a pair of Vsonic GR07 mk1s (didn't bring them with me to Europe); and a Nakamichi NEP S800 IEM. I'll make comparisons with the first 2 as the Sony seems to outdo the Nakamichis in every way.

 

I've only been listening to these for 1 hour, but sound quality is undeniably good to my ears.I can see them complementing my HF3s as these immerse me in the music more. Hearing these makes my HF3's bass sound slightly anemic and less satisfying in comparison. It reaches low with ease (with more quantity) and it does remind me somewhat of my GR07s in terms of sound signature compared to the HF3s. These are definitely a better fit for listening to eurobeat or trance than the HF3s. I got a nice surprise when the bass kicked in as listening to eurobeat got my heart pounding again.

 

Soundstage is about as wide as the HF3s, but losing to the GR07s slightly. However, these do better than the GR07s in portraying depth. I'm currently listening to The Police on youtube (vinyl recording of "every breath you take" recorded on a USB turntable) and you can feel clearly that the rhythm and bass guitars are much closer to you than the singer, and the drums are somewhere in the back (off centre and more to the left side?). Cymbal crashes are more satisfying on the GR07s and HF3s to me. These sound more fun than my HF3s as well.

 

Lastly, I needed to turn up my laptop volume from 4 to 8 to listen to these comfortably compared to the HF3s. Strangely enough, I only needed to turn up the volume by 1 click (2 to 3) on the galaxy S3.

 

In any case, they remind me enough of these top dollar (and widely acclaimed) IEMs that the value proposition is undeniable. I will really call it a diamond in the rough so thanks to Tai for unearthing these gems and helping us give them the attention they deserve.

post #137 of 3354
Thread Starter 
Great, more positive impressions are pouring in - hopefully a good sign that I am not too insane for recommending this sub$30 IEM as deal-of-the-year... I think biggrin.gif
Edited by ClieOS - 10/27/12 at 7:16am
post #138 of 3354
Pair ordered from the same seller on amazon UK.
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Originally Posted by NuckinFutz View Post

Pair ordered from the same seller on amazon UK.

 

 

Mine are also from that seller at Amazon UK. Nice to know they're the real thing! I should get my pair around the middle of next wext...

post #140 of 3354

Yep i got them in 2 days. Whats the best way to burn these in? pink noise?

post #141 of 3354

Normal listening

post #142 of 3354
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Normal listening

 

Oh rolleyes.gif

post #143 of 3354

There's plenty of positive reviews here. I'm starting to think the one I listened to isn't the one being talked about here. Anyway, I've ordered one from amazon uk and i'll find out after I receive them and burn them in. 

post #144 of 3354

From all the genres Ive heard its a good allrounder, best sound without EQ found is Michael Jackson's music. Yep definately shines in mo-town music, marvin gaye and stevie wonder.


Edited by koreanzombie - 10/27/12 at 8:31am
post #145 of 3354

haha now look what you have done, this thing is going mental

 

sellers might be wondering 'wth is going on?' and try it for themselves and go.. blink.gif basshead.gif

 

are you interested to sell your 2nd pair? the black is sold off at DealExtreme and im trying not to get the white one.. ugh

 

i like the deal at ebay $22 but im just worried they are fake

http://www.ebay.com.my/itm/Sony-MH1c-Headset-SmartKey-Control-Xperia-Bulk-Packing-Black-/170876113045?pt=PDA_Accessories&hash=item27c9029095

 

it also did not mention anything about including eartips and shirt clip

 

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Originally Posted by ClieOS View Post

Great, more positive impressions are pouring in - hopefully a good sign that I am not too insane for recommending this sub$30 IEM as deal-of-the-year... I think biggrin.gif
post #146 of 3354

Yea, it's been unanimous solid praise. And of course, needless to say, clieOS knows his stuff!!

 

Maybe the ones I heard may have been fakes? Well, i'll let the listening decide.

post #147 of 3354

Re: [REVIEW] Sony MH1

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Originally Posted by ClieOS View Post

Great, more positive impressions are pouring in - hopefully a good sign that I am not too insane for recommending this sub$30 IEM as deal-of-the-year... I think biggrin.gif

Hmm... why oh why did I buy Brainwavz R1s this week lol
post #148 of 3354
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Originally Posted by koreanzombie View Post

From all the genres Ive heard its a good allrounder, best sound without EQ found is Michael Jackson's music. Yep definately shines in mo-town music, marvin gaye and stevie wonder.

hopefully this is the real chan sung jung posting here!

post #149 of 3354

Not messing around, the more i listen to these even if they were around £120-£150 id probably be in on them.  Rodrigo y gabriela sounds about as good as it can, 20hs burned so far.  INCREDIBLE.

post #150 of 3354
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Originally Posted by ertai View Post

haha now look what you have done, this thing is going mental

 

sellers might be wondering 'wth is going on?' and try it for themselves and go.. blink.gif basshead.gif

 

are you interested to sell your 2nd pair? the black is sold off at DealExtreme and im trying not to get the white one.. ugh

 

i like the deal at ebay $22 but im just worried they are fake

http://www.ebay.com.my/itm/Sony-MH1c-Headset-SmartKey-Control-Xperia-Bulk-Packing-Black-/170876113045?pt=PDA_Accessories&hash=item27c9029095

 

it also did not mention anything about including eartips and shirt clip

 

Yes smily_headphones1.gifLook at the sold ones after October 23.They're melting down pretty quick.

 

I've asked that seller about the tips but I haven't got any respond (yet).That's why I ordered the $28.99 ones


Edited by Patsy - 10/27/12 at 9:46am
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