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Originally Posted by PakoBoy View Post


well it says MH1C!


Is the MH1-BL an older model?

http://www.amazon.co.uk/Sony-Ericsson-MH1-BL-LiveSound-Headset/dp/B005GDVBAE/ref=pd_cp_ce_0

post #2207 of 3320

How does this compare to Vsonic GR06?? any one knows?

post #2208 of 3320
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Originally Posted by Jozurr View Post

Can anybody confirm that buying from the below is fine and that these are actually going to be the MH1C instead of the older version:

 

http://www.amazon.co.uk/Sony-Headset-MH-1C-SmartKey-Control/dp/B008BRAQJO/ref=sr_1_2?ie=UTF8&qid=1366790322&sr=8-2&keywords=mh1c

 

Or if there is any better place to buy these from in the UK?

I bought mine there a couple of months ago and got the MH1C as advertised.

post #2209 of 3320
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Originally Posted by HonestAbe View Post


Is the MH1-BL an older model?

http://www.amazon.co.uk/Sony-Ericsson-MH1-BL-LiveSound-Headset/dp/B005GDVBAE/ref=pd_cp_ce_0


It is the same, at least in sound. The difference is in the compatibility.

post #2210 of 3320
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Originally Posted by rickstalker View Post

How does this compare to Vsonic GR06?? any one knows?

I have both but have not done any real A-B testing with them. They're very different sounding. The GR06 has more forward mids and also more sparkle to them (in my opinion).

 

I prefer the GR06, still find the bass on the Sony's to be to bloated. But I'll guess it's all a matter of taste.

post #2211 of 3320
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Originally Posted by peter123 View Post

I bought mine there a couple of months ago and got the MH1C as advertised.

Can you please confirm to me the seller name where you bought yours from? There are two sellers selling at around 15 pounds. One is "Mobile style" and the other is "Total digital stores". In the user comments some people have mentioned they got the older version. I just want to order from the seller which actually sells the MH1C as advertised.

post #2212 of 3320
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Originally Posted by ClieOS View Post

Actually it is an insider information straight from Sony - the way that housing of MH1 has to be manufactured is a very costly process. Sony is able to do it because they have massive manufacturing plant and can manufactured in very large quantity, thus resulting in relatively cheap part. The same housing (or even something that look somewhat like a MH1 housing), when manufactured by a third party (*cloner) will result in a much higher price tag. Why so? It is deliberately done so by Sony Mobile to deter copier. The original retail price tag of MH1 is about $80~$90, bulk price is around $25~$35. A fake copy will cost roughly the same as bulk package to make just a very slim profit - while if you look at something like EX700, priced over $300 at launch and a fake one can be sold at $100~$200 and only take around the same manufacturing cost of a fake MH1 (so we are talking about 5X to 10X the profit, if not more). If you are a cloner, you will be smart enough to know that there isn't enough meat left on the bone to clone MH1. Your better option is to clone EX700, or XBA-4, or any of the higher end models since that is where the money at. No one will risk jail time just be make enough for scrap.

 

Anyway, Sony is a big company. The Sony we are talking here is the Sony Mobile, which is a different department from the regular Sony Japan that makes most of Sony headphone. Despite your belief, Sony Mobile does care about fake and about MH1's performance. That's why their engineer is participating in the MH1 discussion here at Head-fi while you don't see a Sony Japan engineer doing the same thing here. Unlike Sony Japan, Sony Mobile only makes a handful of headset every year ( like 2~5 models) so they can keep track of the market much easier than Sony Japan. But sometime marketing decision is from higher power and there is nothing the engineer can do about it except to keep an eye out. That basically sum up why the bulk package is dumped in the first place.

 

Also, Sony Ericsson was basically run by the same group of people that run Sony Mobile before/after the 'buy out'. Nothing is really changed after the buy out but the name, well, except which HQ to call. I will like to tell you the detail of the whole mess but I have agreed not to reveal them. I can however tell you right now that I have had the Sony logo MH1 even before Sony completely bought the share off Ericsson. Things are not always as simple as they seem.

 

I think at least we can agree that Sony has nothing to do with whether you receive the right packaging or not. Of course no one can guarantee there is not single fake MH1 in this world, but at least for those who has paying attention, none has been spotted so far. I don't think you can ask for more than that on any headphone in a market full of fake.

 

Thank you for your time.  I rather not get into an argument about bulk earphones, business or how things are run in the world.  These will simply go into the garbage as they have been nothing but a headache.   

post #2213 of 3320
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Originally Posted by Jozurr View Post

Can you please confirm to me the seller name where you bought yours from? There are two sellers selling at around 15 pounds. One is "Mobile style" and the other is "Total digital stores". In the user comments some people have mentioned they got the older version. I just want to order from the seller which actually sells the MH1C as advertised.

Total digital stores is where I got mine.

post #2214 of 3320
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Originally Posted by HonestAbe View Post


Is the MH1-BL an older model?

http://www.amazon.co.uk/Sony-Ericsson-MH1-BL-LiveSound-Headset/dp/B005GDVBAE/ref=pd_cp_ce_0

 

BL means 'Black'. It is still MH1, not MH1C.

post #2215 of 3320
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Originally Posted by peter123 View Post

Total digital stores is where I got mine.

Thanks!

post #2216 of 3320

Mobile style is where I got mine MH1C and today I have ordered one more from him.

post #2217 of 3320
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Originally Posted by TekeRugburn View Post

Thank you for your time.  I rather not get into an argument about bulk earphones, business or how things are run in the world.  These will simply go into the garbage as they have been nothing but a headache.   

^ Like I always say, hook a brotha' up meng. biggrin.gif

Damn you ever gonna report back on how that junk pair sounds with more burn in??? Been asking you, but your @ss always avoid the question.
post #2218 of 3320
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Originally Posted by Jozurr View Post

Can anybody confirm that buying from the below is fine and that these are actually going to be the MH1C instead of the older version:

 

http://www.amazon.co.uk/Sony-Headset-MH-1C-SmartKey-Control/dp/B008BRAQJO/ref=sr_1_2?ie=UTF8&qid=1366790322&sr=8-2&keywords=mh1c

 

Or if there is any better place to buy these from in the UK?

Agree with PakoBoy, as there is no SE logo on the rear of the IEM, this is the newer version...

 

If you buy, and it comes with the SE green swirl on the back, then almost certainly will not work without an adaptor, at which point you can quite rightly send back...

post #2219 of 3320
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Originally Posted by Duncan View Post

Agree with PakoBoy, as there is no SE logo on the rear of the IEM, this is the newer version...

 

If you buy, and it comes with the SE green swirl on the back, then almost certainly will not work without an adaptor, at which point you can quite rightly send back...

Thanks. Ordered! Can't wait to get them now :D

post #2220 of 3320
Can someone confirm if the MH1C is compatible with the Droid Razr M?
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