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Originally Posted by shotgunshane View Post

Mine is significantly more than 12 db over neutral.  I can eq 10 db in sub bass and it's still a bass head iem.  Without EQ it's basically bass fatiguing.

That's weird, i've tried 3 pairs of MH1C and after a few hours of usage/burn-in they gave me consistent results which sounded to my ears a little over 10db at 30hz. Maybe you've got a bad pair?

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Originally Posted by SkiesOfAzel View Post

Thanks for clarifying this for us mate. 12db over natural is more or less what i hear as well. I would have liked them even more with a delta of 6db to zero at the 30-300hz range (which is the setting i usually go for with my sound card's equalizer). A delta of 10db makes them sound even better but oh well, you can't have everything :). They are still a great value for money.

 

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Originally Posted by shotgunshane View Post

Mine is significantly more than 12 db over neutral.  I can eq 10 db in sub bass and it's still a bass head iem.  Without EQ it's basically bass fatiguing.

 

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Originally Posted by SkiesOfAzel View Post

That's weird, i've tried 3 pairs of MH1C and after a few hours of usage/burn-in they gave me consistent results which sounded to my ears a little over 10db at 30hz. Maybe you've got a bad pair?

 

My experience on FooBar mimics SkiesOfAzel. With a slow slope starting under 1kHz and down to 55Hz (-12dB) pretty much gives me a flat, neutral bass. If I made the slope any steeper, most of the bass will be missing. The result is consistent to the equal loudness test I did earlier. It could very well that there are a small number of badly tuned MH1(C) leak into the market due to poor QC in the China factory? I doubt they have checked every pair and I don't think it has anything to do with MH1 vs. MH1C since I have both and they sound the same.

post #1368 of 3345
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Mine is significantly more than 12 db over neutral.  I can eq 10 db in sub bass and it's still a bass head iem.  Without EQ it's basically bass fatiguing.

 

yup! almost the same findings here.. bass fatiguing.. I eq it down 6 dB though, or just use the bass reducer eq on my ipod.. 

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I doubt I've got a 'bad' pair.  I really wouldn't be surprised if the amount of bass vary from unit to unit.  Mine will just collect drawer dust but I'm glad I got them for the tips alone.

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Mine have less bass than my FX700.
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Let's not forget equal loudness contours and that listening volume plays a role in how we perceive bass.
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Originally Posted by P098 View Post

 Go for MH1C, mine just arrived today, and im blown away by the sound quality of these, they work perfectly with my laptop as well as my Cowon S9 mediaplayer but doesnt work with my nokia phone, so for sony walkman MH1c should work perfectly fine.

 

Would it make much difference to have a shure se215 or etymotic Hf5 on my cowon J3 instead of the sony MH1c

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Originally Posted by interinfo View Post

 

Would it make much difference to have a shure se215 or etymotic Hf5 on my cowon J3 instead of the sony MH1c

The Shure and Ety are completely different sound signatures to the MH1C. I don't think it's fair to compare them at all.

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Originally Posted by james444 View Post

Let's not forget equal loudness contours and that listening volume plays a role in how we perceive bass.

These suckers are (sub) bass monsters from the second volume is heard.
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Yep I agree they are sub bass monsters that are up there with my fx101's. My favourite sub bass track at the moment is this one: 

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but they bring subbass only when it is called for. not as the r1 that is always roaring. as i said before, they have cured me from iem-addiction. 

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Originally Posted by sofastreamer View Post

but they bring subbass only when it is called for. not as the r1 that is always roaring. as i said before, they have cured me from iem-addiction. 


 I agree with you. Some of the mid bass emphasis songs sounds me just a hint of bass. But if it is sub bass oriented song, it is become bass fatiguing


Edited by yalper - 12/3/12 at 11:36am
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Originally Posted by shotgunshane View Post

These suckers are (sub) bass monsters from the second volume is heard.

 

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I've only heard the MW1 version, but they didn't strike me as such extreme bass monsters.

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Originally Posted by james444 View Post

 

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I've only heard the MW1 version, but they didn't strike me as such extreme bass monsters.

 

Nor for me. I just listened to that "Dirty Bass" song, and my mh1c's seemed to have less bass (or sub-bass) than my other iem's (even less than my FXD70's). Strange.

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