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post #2131 of 3318
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Originally Posted by H20Fidelity View Post


Strange you say this inks, because when this thread originally started I purchased a pair of MH1C on eBay and they sounded bad as well, I made comments in the thread what I thought about them being bloated and overly warm, I completely wrote off what others were hearing, but with so many members and reputable ones at that praising MH1C I had pondered if something was wrong with my pair.

Last week something interesting happened, I found a classified on the boards of a member giving a pair away without any tips and jumped in. When this second pair arrived last week, I put them on and my jaw almost dropped to the floor, I was expecting the same sound, but this time they sounded much more like others have been reporting this whole time, absolutely nothing like that first pair I had tried months ago. They're certainly capable, well this pair I have here is.

Hey H2O dood gimme your 1st set please, cuz i can make them shine like there is no tomorrow. I AM DEAD SERIOUS!!!

 

 

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Originally Posted by Gozzer View Post

I got my set from ebay/mobimega (Hong Kong) and they sound bloated.

Go blast the hell outta' them with MAX volume on your mp3 players etc with bass heavy music. My 1st set sounded like muddy slow boomy pieces of sh!T for like a week. But after a full week of burning them in, they started to sound like what others were describing. I thought everyone was trippin as hell by hyping these things since my pair sounded so horrid.

 

The was my most dramatic experience with burn-in EVER, and i documented all of this on this thread so i know it wasn't no mental burn-in. haha


Edited by sfwalcer - 4/6/13 at 6:38pm
post #2132 of 3318

lol there's no burn-in, it's called placebo. 

 

That's the risk you take with these, you can either get a good pair or a bloated one...

post #2133 of 3318
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Originally Posted by sfwalcer View Post

 

Go blast the hell outta' them with MAX volume on your mp3 players etc with bass heavy music. My 1st set sounded like muddy slow boomy pieces of sh!T for like a week. But after a full week of burning them in, they started to sound like what others were describing. I thought everyone was trippin as hell by hyping these things since my pair sounded so horrid.

 

The was my most dramatic experience with burn-in EVER, and i documented all of this on this thread so i know it wasn't no mental burn-in. haha

 

     I don't completely buy in on the burn in, however I do it anyway.  I will give your method a a try. 

     Originally I only gave them the 30-40 hours at normal listening level.

 

    Thanks

post #2134 of 3318
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Originally Posted by Inks View Post

lol there's no burn-in, it's called placebo. 

 

That's the risk you take with these, you can either get a good pair or a bloated one...


Hey you believe what you believe, cuz i ain't gonna knock ya' for thinking if burn-in is real or not. What i experienced is what i experienced nothing more nothing less.

 

My 1st set improved dramatically with burn-in cuz it sounded like sh!T when i initially listened to them.The 2nd set that i traded for sounded great from the start, exactly as how my 1st pair sounded after the long and intense burn-in. My 3rd traded set also sounded great from the get go as well. The micro drivers in these seem to varies a lot, and if you are unlucky to get a set that is bloated sounding, give them a good burn-in and see how they will change. N/M better yet if they sound like sh!T just send them over to me, i am more than willing to give them a good home. biggrin.gif


Edited by sfwalcer - 4/6/13 at 10:26pm
post #2135 of 3318

Without going too far off topic, I can confirm that (at least in the past) Sony drivers exhibited 'changes' as time went on, case in point EX71, after a few hundred hours, the treble evaporated, disappeared into oblivion...

 

Not placebo as even someone who had zero interest in audio would've heard the difference between no treble, and ear seeringly bright...

 

So, if can have negative burn 'out', then why not positive (even if we assume this won't be permanent) burn 'in'?

 

:)

post #2136 of 3318

Tyll got MH1C measured - http://www.innerfidelity.com/images/SonyMH1C.pdf

 

I can't figure it out the impedance measurement tbh, impedance line is at 0 and the phase way above?!!?!? confused_face(1).gif

Can someone explain it?

post #2137 of 3318
Speaking of Monster, something I've thought about these MH1s from day one is that they sound like a high-end Monster IEM. They're clearly better than the pair of Turbines I still have kicking around and compare favorably to my Trumpets.

But what I'm getting at is sound-sig. Bassy, but not too much. Slightly forward, smooth mids. Treble which is almost never sibilant or piercing. Paint the housing gold and the cable blue and I don't think a lot of people would flinch at the $200 Monster PITA.
Edited by Selenium - 4/7/13 at 6:45am
post #2138 of 3318
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Originally Posted by Jakkal View Post

Tyll got MH1C measured - http://www.innerfidelity.com/images/SonyMH1C.pdf

 

I can't figure it out the impedance measurement tbh, impedance line is at 0 and the phase way above?!!?!? confused_face(1).gif

Can someone explain it?

 

It's his scale. MH1C impedance is 15ohms and his impedance scale (left side) goes up to 2500, so it looks like zero. Phase has an independent scale at the right side.

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Hey can anyone measure the length of the cable of the MH1 for me (please? biggrin.gif):

 

  • from the plug to the split
  • from the split to both the left and right drivers?

 

I want to have an asymmetrical cable made for my CIEMs, and I want to make sure that I've got the lengths in the correct ballpark. 

 

Thanks!

post #2140 of 3318
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Originally Posted by Selenium View Post

Speaking of Monster, something I've thought about these MH1s from day one is that they sound like a high-end Monster IEM. They're clearly better than the pair of Turbines I still have kicking around and compare favorably to my Trumpets.

But what I'm getting at is sound-sig. Bassy, but not too much. Slightly forward, smooth mids. Treble which is almost never sibilant or piercing. Paint the housing gold and the cable blue and I don't think a lot of people would flinch at the $200 Monster PITA.

Unamped through my iPhone 4 using lossless they are very very close to the golds. In fact if you we're listening casually I doubt anyone could tell the difference. The golds have a ever so slightly larger soundstage and have a slightly more sub bass that I could only pick up after playing some heavy Drum and Bass. The Sonys get a tiny bit hotter when cranked up and get about 2/3 volume compared to the golds. I'm using Sony hybrid tips for the Sonys and the triple flange cut to a double flange for e golds. IMO the cut double flanges produce a little more bass the the regular silicone or gel filled tips (which both fit me fine as well).

I you can deal with the maligned cable these are a fricken steal!
Edited by JonnyRocket - 4/9/13 at 1:35am
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Received today, quick listen and observations.

  • There is no grill but white looking packing in the nozzle.
  • The supplied tips are probably the best silicone I have had (Can use on my MTPC too)
  • The cable is probably the most ridiculous design ever.
  • The sound is spot on, bassy but doesn`t effect any other part.

 

Will post an image later this week of the grill that isn`t a grill. Again, WTF with the cable design? Not entirely sure how you wear them out. Anyway that isn`t the point at present, will maybe get a chance later to have another listen.

 

Note: They are more like a GR07 than a MTPC which I find an almost industrial/live sound.

 

EDIT: How do you stop the freaking things falling out? I know they are light but so are Klipsch X10`s. Sound good when held in, meh.


Edited by Sinth - 4/9/13 at 12:25pm
post #2142 of 3318

Try wearing them over the ear. I had an incredible difference in comfort as well as isolation this way. Mic would be unusable, but most of us wont use a phone for listening anyways.

 

First I used to opine the same and thought its the worst design, but I'm liking this flat cable and J design better than the normal ones..


Edited by hitme987 - 4/9/13 at 1:54pm
post #2143 of 3318

Ok mate, will attempt tomorrow, thanks.

post #2144 of 3318
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Originally Posted by Sinth View Post

Received today, quick listen and observations.
  • There is no grill but white looking packing in the nozzle.
  • The supplied tips are probably the best silicone I have had (Can use on my MTPC too)
  • The cable is probably the most ridiculous design ever.
  • The sound is spot on, bassy but doesn`t effect any other part.

Will post an image later this week of the grill that isn`t a grill. Again, WTF with the cable design? Not entirely sure how you wear them out. Anyway that isn`t the point at present, will maybe get a chance later to have another listen.

Note: They are more like a GR07 than a MTPC which I find an almost industrial/live sound.

EDIT: How do you stop the freaking things falling out? I know they are light but so are Klipsch X10`s. Sound good when held in, meh.

The y split is sideways causing a loop and for me pulling them out. I taped put the Y split so the part of the wire going to my Iphone is facing down (not sideways or up) and the earbuds are both going up to my ears (instead of one going up and one going down from the y split).
post #2145 of 3318

okay going to give these a second go around, the first pair i had were junk... even with burn-in.  let them play all day and all night for days in the spare room.  ordered the older mh1bl with the sony ericson logo in retail package on amazon; got a omtp/ctia converter.  Let's see...hopefully these are as good as people say.

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