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post #1696 of 3067
Thanx,
I realized after posting that the Comply site has Sony's listed. While they don't have the MH-1c listed, everything else from Sony uses the 200s so I think that's a very safe bet. Man these Sony's are nice. Not hi-fi mind you but just damned but just beautiful sounding. I'm thinking of grabbing a few more and stashing them where ever I might find myself during the day wink.gif
Edited by listenCarefully - 1/16/13 at 10:16am
post #1697 of 3067
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I'm thinking of grabbing a few more and stashing them where ever I might find myself during the day wink.gif

Whew......I thought I was the only one :)  beerchug.gif

post #1698 of 3067
Take a look at my equipment. The fact these things have won me over is sort of amazing. For $30 - $40 I could get 10 for what I paid for my Shure E500s (and I'm not even sure the E500 is better).
post #1699 of 3067
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Take a look at my equipment. The fact these things have won me over is sort of amazing. For $30 - $40 I could get 10 for what I paid for my Shure E500s (and I'm not even sure the E500 is better).

 

LOL, same feeling here tongue_smile.gif

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Originally Posted by Climber View Post

I found this thread and am too late for the cheap DX and Amazon deals, but after poking around a bit, found these for $21:  http://www.g-plushk.com/sony-black-mh1c-livesound-hifi-stereo-inear-headphones-earphon_p1524.html

 

Any thoughts on if this is the real deal and whether to chance it from this seller?

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Originally Posted by Saraguie View Post

I just bought 4 and will give away as presents ksc75smile.gif   since I just received my back up pair for $27.90 blink.gif

 

Don't forget you have 45 days protection from PayPal when you buy thru them, in case it's not legit.

They just came in and look exactly like they are supposed to. What was it.....6 days from the day I ordered. NOT BAD at all, in fact excellent for no freight charge!

post #1701 of 3067

Comply T-400 works fine?

post #1702 of 3067

I updated my review of the Sony MH1 and the MH1-C (no difference sound-wise) from my Multi-IEM Simple Bass Test Comparative Review:

 

_UPDATES_:

 

[2013/01/17]

added Black Metal music for testing sibilance; reverted negative Sony MH1/MH1-C review to favorable after testing with Black Metal; retracted recommendation of JVC HA-FX101 for Black Metal.

 

[2013/01/15]

rewrote everything; added Fake Sennheiser IE8, Luda SL99

 

[Planned update]

just bought Klipsch S4 and Creative EP-630i; will attempt to make frequency response graphs using a rudimentary set-up with RightMark Audio Analyzer

 

 

 

Sony MH1 ($25 from ebay)

 

FAILED my simple bass test at higher volumes but passed at normal.

Bass timbre: "tuud"

Not recommended Recommended for Black Metal, not recommended for bassheads in general.

 

Perceived through my bass bias, the MH1 sounds balanced--and by balanced I mean it lacks bass. The bass quality is very similar to the Sennheiser's but lower in magnitude than the already bass-shy CX485. The soundstage--which I can describe as the perceived proprioception and separation of sources of sound--feels cozy. I'm not one to use a subjective adjective one sees in wine tasting reviews, but I didn't quite care about soundstage before since I sometimes use the Wide setting in Jetaudio or Crossfeed in RockBox when I felt like it until I went to head-fi and self-proclaimed audiophiles kept pointing at it. If you like that cozy sound with that hint of walnut afterthought, good for you. One extremely weird thing about the bass: just before it cracks, it echoes for a splitsecond. I don't know if the high pressure from the tight fit is causing that.

 

I am updating this review upon listening to Black Metal with the JVC HA-FX101. Many have reacted against my recommendation of the FX101, calling out on its sibilance problem. I have trained myself to like amplified high frequencies after getting the sibilant Sennheiser CX870, so the FX101 sounded "normal" to me. However, when I tried listening to Black Metal music after a long while--using the FX101--I felt massively violated. The grating high frequencies reminded me of the first time I tried listening to Death Metal LOL I had to exorcise the FX101 out of my ears. I don't know if, like my experience with Death Metal where I eventually learned to appreciate its harsh, Hellish environment, that I would soon get used to such noise coming out of the FX101.

 

And then I tried the MH1 with Black Metal. It was like the MH1 invited Satan to a book reading party and sat him the **** down to chill around a hearth on a winter's night. I never listened to Black Metal with such "warmth", so mellow and relaxing, taming the chaos of noise Black Metal aggressively flaunts its enemies. Of course it is but interesting to me. When I listen to X Japan--where the main focus is, apart from the visuals/visual hallucinations (thus "Visual Kei"), is Yoshiki's godly histrionic metal drumming--MH1 fails to satisfy a stadium full of schoolgirls screaming Yoshiki's name. The bass simply just can't be driven up to the satisfcatory level I require.

 

Anyway, I thought the phone compatibility was due to an extra wire so I assumed it'd worked normally when plugged in any stereo jack. It turned out that the positive, negative, and ground wires were configured differently, so you will need an adaptor for this to work on mp3 players. It works normally if you hold the middle button. I mistakenly bought the MH1 first, and, after seeing that the frequency response graph of the MH1-C looked more bass-oriented than the MH1 (as measured and compared by Rin Choi), I relented and got both. They sound exactly the same. Great fitting earbuds; fits deepest than others I’ve owned. The MH1 has a different filter over the opening than MH1-C, and it also has the Sony Ericsson logo (see picture).

 

 

Sony MH1-C ($28 from ebay)

 

FAILED my simple bass test at higher volumes but passed at normal.

Bass timbre: "tuud"

Not recommended Recommended for Black Metal, not recommended for bassheads in general.

 

Sounds exactly the same as MH1. I actually like the cable; I think the flat cable design is currently the best solution for tangled cords. The cable might be heavier than standard but because of the wonderful fit of the earbuds it doesn’t weigh the headphones down.

post #1703 of 3067

I wish I didn't have issues with the J-cord. They definitely fit my ears well, but the moment I use the headset button to change track or change volume, I start to feel the seal loosen up immediately, I dunno......maybe I just have a wide neck lol

post #1704 of 3067

After further listening and comparing I am loving the MH1. It does have that "open"/"clairvoyant" sound to it that is very evident in many songs I've tried so far, as compared to my other headphones. I also love how the earbuds feel in my ears. In most songs, and when I'm not in an extreme mood for bass, I prefer using the MH1 as it can go loud enough for normal listening.

 

ClieOS did a great job discovering this.

post #1705 of 3067
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I wish I didn't have issues with the J-cord. They definitely fit my ears well, but the moment I use the headset button to change track or change volume, I start to feel the seal loosen up immediately, I dunno......maybe I just have a wide neck lol

 

I have that problem too! But my bigger problem is that the buttons are inconvenient anyway. Any gesture that requires me to raise my arm from its resting position is a NO for me. Also only the main button works in my android phone so no volume control.

 

BTW I'm sure this has been pointed out before: while I don't mind the cable, I just don't get why the cable splits into a Y not between the earbuds, but between one earbud and the jack. I mean, the wire below the Y is for one earbud. It's just so weird. I know it's not just my pair because I have both the MH1 and the MH1-C and they're both designed the same.

post #1706 of 3067

So would you say these are better than the VSonic GR02's durability wise and sound quality wise? 

 

Also, does the volume control on these work fine with the iPhone 4?


Edited by AKang - 1/17/13 at 6:51pm
post #1707 of 3067

I keep reading people saying things like:  the MH-1/MH-1c is good... for $20. 

Seriously, I hate it when people make assenine comments just to hear themselves talk. How about someone telling me a headphone for $100 or less that can touch these? 


Edited by listenCarefully - 1/17/13 at 11:02pm
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Edit: post deleted (getting sick of hearing myself talk lol)
Edited by waynes world - 1/17/13 at 11:53pm
post #1709 of 3067

You guys who don't like the J cord get that the right earpiece is routed behind the neck right. I do this and clip the left side to my collar and there is NO problem at all. I don't get why people hate this chord so much. I'm not sure I actually like it but I certainly don't mind it. 

post #1710 of 3067
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Originally Posted by listenCarefully View Post

I keep reading people saying things like:  the MH-1/MH-1c is good... for $20. 

Seriously, I hate it when people make assenine comments just to hear themselves talk. How about someone telling me a headphone for $100 or less that can touch these? 


Headphones or iem??? The JVC S500s, there i have done it. I love these MH1Cs to death but my modded JVC S500s eats them up with pure class. biggrin.gif

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