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I just ordered a pair
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Originally Posted by Jozurr View Post

What is the most reliable place to buy these from which ship internationally? Where did you guys buy your from? Can you please provide links?

Thanks!

Amazon is the best place.
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Amazon is the best place.

Amazon doesnt ship internationally. Ebay is the way to go for MH1C..

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Amazon doesnt ship internationally. Ebay is the way to go for MH1C..

X2

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Where can you get this in Canada?

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So I just got this in the mail today. First minute of listening and I can understand what all the "hype" was about. biggrin.gif

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Originally Posted by MusicL0ver View Post

Where can you get this in Canada?

 

Didn't you bother to look one post above you?!

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So what would you guys consider to be the most optimal amount of time for burn in for these IEM's? 

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So what would you guys consider to be the most optimal amount of time for burn in for these IEM's? 
40~60 hours for me
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In case this information might be of use to anyone...

 

I'm a fan of Shure olives (Shure PA910 black foam sleeves) because of their overall functionality (they provide good noise isolation, are durable, and enhance bass), and I think I came up with a very good way to get them to fit the MH1C.  Here’s the gist:

 

1.  Cut two segments of .140 inside diameter silicon tubing (I used this: http://www.marinemetal.com/products/accessories/silicone-air-line-tubing-6/item/silicone-air-line-tubing-6) to equal lengths of your choosing, and put them on the monitors.  These will serve as the new cores for the olives.

2.  De-core the olives (I did this by peeling the foam away from most of the core, starting from the narrow end of the tip and using my fingernails, then biting down on the exposed end of the core while slowly pulling the foam completely away from the core with thumb and index finger). 

3.  Wait for the olives to retain their original shape

4.  Doing one side at a time, stretch the inside opening of an olive by putting a needle nose pliers through it, and then opening the pliers enough to enlarge the inside opening to about double its original circumference, if not a little more than double.  While leaving the olive stretched on the end of the pliers, create a thin ring of super glue (I used Krazy Glue) around the entire circumference of the silicon tubing installed on the monitor, near (2-3 mm from) the end farthest from the monitor.  Quickly remove the olive from the pliers, and quickly slide it onto the tubing in the desired position, making sure that the tubing extends through nearly the entire length of the olive (note: the super glue pretty much instantly bonds with the olive—after about ½ second the olive is stuck to the tubing).  If the inside openings of the olives are not stretched/enlarged, they will not slide onto the tubing, as their unadulterated orifice is smaller than the tubing.  If you try to force the olives on without first enlarging their inside opening, you will compress/distort them, and then the super glue will dry them to the tubing in that state (which is not good).  Also, if the tubing does not extend through most of the length of the olives, when you try to put the olives in your ear they will compress/smush near the end without the rigid structure of the tubing, making it difficult to insert them.  Also, if you use too much glue it will bleed out on the end of the olive closest to the monitor and cause the end to harden, such that when you try to insert the olive into your ear it will not fully compress.

 

I’ve found this to be a pretty quick and effective way to get olives to fit on the MH1Cs.  I made my tubing long enough so that the tips go about 2 mm farther into my ear canal than those of my Etymotic MC5s, and I’d say the MH1Cs do as good a job of noise isolation as the Etymotics (while they sound much better).  The super glue does a great job of bonding the olive to the silicon tubing (so much so that after struggling to rip an olive from the tubing during an experiment, a veneer of foam remained where I had lined the tubing with super glue).  The tubing fits very snugly on the monitor, so that you don’t have to worry about pulling the monitor out of your ear and forgetting the olive, and is firm enough that the olives can be easily inserted (olives with a flaccid core tend to compress/smush in the ear, but the rigid silicon core provides for easy insertion).

 

Here are some example photos of the final product:

 

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Edited by Scuttlebutte - 12/19/12 at 9:18am
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Originally Posted by Jozurr View Post

What is the most reliable place to buy these from which ship internationally? Where did you guys buy your from? Can you please provide links?

 

Thanks!

 

I had good luck with seller "Starhall" on eBay, shipped quite quickly from Hong Kong to the US:

 

http://www.ebay.com.au/itm/170876113045?ssPageName=STRK:MEWNX:IT&_trksid=p3984.m1439.l2649&clk_rvr_id=411649886634#ht_667wt_704

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whats the cost of buying these from ebay and shipping them to Toronto Canada? I'm really interested in these,but kinda scared of customs fees :$ http://www.ebay.com/itm/Genuine-Sony-MH1C-Headset-Earphones-w-SmartKey-Android-Control-Bulk-Pack-Black-/130709395457

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you're scared of custom fees on a 30 dollar item?

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Originally Posted by Nyanman View Post

whats the cost of buying these from ebay and shipping them to Toronto Canada? I'm really interested in these,but kinda scared of customs fees :$ http://www.ebay.com/itm/Genuine-Sony-MH1C-Headset-Earphones-w-SmartKey-Android-Control-Bulk-Pack-Black-/130709395457

 

I can only say that I have not been charged any customs or tariffs on items purchased on eBay and shipped from China/Hong Kong to the US.  But of course, the relevant policies and regulations in Canada may be quite different.....

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Originally Posted by Scuttlebutte View Post

In case this information might be of use to anyone...

 

I'm a fan of Shure olives (Shure PA910 black foam sleeves) because of their overall functionality (they provide good noise isolation, are durable, and enhance bass), and I think I came up with a very good way to get them to fit the MH1C.  Here’s the gist:

 

1.  Cut two segments of .140 inside diameter silicon tubing (I used this: http://www.marinemetal.com/products/accessories/silicone-air-line-tubing-6/item/silicone-air-line-tubing-6) to equal lengths of your choosing, and put them on the monitors.  These will serve as the new cores for the olives.

2.  De-core the olives (I did this by peeling the foam away from most of the core, starting from the narrow end of the tip and using my fingernails, then biting down on the exposed end of the core while slowly pulling the foam completely away from the core with thumb and index finger). 

3.  Wait for the olives to retain their original shape

4.  Doing one side at a time, stretch the inside opening of an olive by putting a needle nose pliers through it, and then opening the pliers enough to enlarge the inside opening to about double its original circumference, if not a little more than double.  While leaving the olive stretched on the end of the pliers, create a thin ring of super glue (I used Krazy Glue) around the entire circumference of the silicon tubing installed on the monitor, near (2-3 mm from) the end farthest from the monitor.  Quickly remove the olive from the pliers, and quickly slide it onto the tubing in the desired position, making sure that the tubing extends through nearly the entire length of the olive (note: the super glue pretty much instantly bonds with the olive—after about ½ second the olive is stuck to the tubing).  If the inside openings of the olives are not stretched/enlarged, they will not slide onto the tubing, as their unadulterated orifice is smaller than the tubing.  If you try to force the olives on without first enlarging their inside opening, you will compress/distort them, and then the super glue will dry them to the tubing in that state (which is not good).  Also, if the tubing does not extend through most of the length of the olives, when you try to put the olives in your ear they will compress/smush near the end without the rigid structure of the tubing, making it difficult to insert them.  Also, if you use too much glue it will bleed out on the end of the olive closest to the monitor and cause the end to harden, such that when you try to insert the olive into your ear it will not fully compress.

 

I’ve found this to be a pretty quick and effective way to get olives to fit on the MH1Cs.  I made my tubing long enough so that the tips go about 2 mm farther into my ear canal than those of my Etymotic MC5s, and I’d say the MH1Cs do as good a job of noise isolation as the Etymotics (while they sound much better).  The super glue does a great job of bonding the olive to the silicon tubing (so much so that after struggling to rip an olive from the tubing during an experiment, a veneer of foam remained where I had lined the tubing with super glue).  The tubing fits very snugly on the monitor, so that you don’t have to worry about pulling the monitor out of your ear and forgetting the olive, and is firm enough that the olives can be easily inserted (olives with a flaccid core tend to compress/smush in the ear, but the rigid silicon core provides for easy insertion).

 

Here are some example photos of the final product:

 

1000

1000

1000

 

Nice job! I love Olives. I'll have to try this out soon :)

 

How is the sound vs. the stock silicone?

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