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post #2686 of 3560
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Originally Posted by cpapakon View Post
 

Is there any guide (preferable with pics) on how to remove the filter.?

I am afraid I damage them in the process.

http://www.head-fi.org/t/634193/sony-mh1-r-d-story-and-discussion

post #2687 of 3560

I ordered two more for friends and one more me as a backup.

Now as far as the adapters, unfortunately the info on ebay is not clear so any input will be great do you think the following will work? (they look like they should work but....)

 

http://www.ebay.com/itm/3-5mm-Male-to-3-5mm-Female-M-F-Plug-Earphone-Audio-Adapter-Fr-Apple-iPhone-Nokia-/360615229681?pt=US_Audio_Cables_Adapters&hash=item53f657b8f1

 

http://www.ebay.com/itm/3-5mm-Earphone-Audio-Sound-Voice-Adapter-Converter-for-iPhone3-3G-3GS-DR-/300915841515?pt=LH_DefaultDomain_0&hash=item460ffb59eb

 

 

post #2688 of 3560
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Originally Posted by cpapakon View Post
 

Is there any guide (preferable with pics) on how to remove the filter.?

I am afraid I damage them in the process.

You can use a pin or a sharp art knife..and use it to remove the filter while working from the edges..its just stuck onto the nozzle so it won't give you much trouble. Just don't poke a hole in it..:D

post #2689 of 3560
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Originally Posted by cpapakon View Post

I ordered two more for friends and one more me as a backup.
Now as far as the adapters, unfortunately the info on ebay is not clear so any input will be great do you think the following will work? (they look like they should work but....)

http://www.ebay.com/itm/3-5mm-Male-to-3-5mm-Female-M-F-Plug-Earphone-Audio-Adapter-Fr-Apple-iPhone-Nokia-/360615229681?pt=US_Audio_Cables_Adapters&hash=item53f657b8f1

I bought the exact same one and it works!
post #2690 of 3560

Thanks for your answers and tutorials! In the end I cancelled the other headphones. I'd have to pay $62 for a pair to have them shipped to Mexico, and so far, I'm not liking them as much as many of you. I find them to be far too bassy, with a "bass cloud" everywhere and with recessed highs.

 

They are the MH1-WO's, btw. I wonder if there's a bad batch or something similar, with very bassy units (I've read most of the thread and this is a common complaint) with "normal" units being the standard for most people here.

 

I've been burning them in for 2 days straight, but in all honesty, I see no way how it'll help the sound. "Breaking them" would mean loosening the internal components - doing that would actually lower, not raise Fs (just as any normal speaker does when its broken in) - and they'd eventually become even more bass heavy. 

 

Still - I did recable them with 24GA copper wire and used a Radio Shack gold plated heavy duty 1/8" plug. Big mistake! I thought I'd get rid of microphonics, but the wire is too stiff and heavy - microphonics are worse! Be warned. They do look very cool, though.

 

I'll give them a second chance later during the week and see if I can get used to their sound. I'm sure all the praise has to be for a reason. I just can't stop wondering if the real issue here is QC.

post #2691 of 3560
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Originally Posted by fjhuerta View Post
 

Thanks for your answers and tutorials! In the end I cancelled the other headphones. I'd have to pay $62 for a pair to have them shipped to Mexico, and so far, I'm not liking them as much as many of you. I find them to be far too bassy, with a "bass cloud" everywhere and with recessed highs.

 

They are the MH1-WO's, btw. I wonder if there's a bad batch or something similar, with very bassy units (I've read most of the thread and this is a common complaint) with "normal" units being the standard for most people here.

 

I've been burning them in for 2 days straight, but in all honesty, I see no way how it'll help the sound. "Breaking them" would mean loosening the internal components - doing that would actually lower, not raise Fs (just as any normal speaker does when its broken in) - and they'd eventually become even more bass heavy.

 

Still - I did recable them with 24GA copper wire and used a Radio Shack gold plated heavy duty 1/8" plug. Big mistake! I thought I'd get rid of microphonics, but the wire is too stiff and heavy - microphonics are worse! Be warned. They do look very cool, though.

 

I'll give them a second chance later during the week and see if I can get used to their sound. I'm sure all the praise has to be for a reason. I just can't stop wondering if the real issue here is QC.

 

The MH1's are indeed bassy but I don't find the highs recessed. The Highs to me, are linear and smooth (which may sound recessed to some). Have you tried EQ setting: bass reducer on ipod? If it's still bassy after that, then I guess you may have QC issues with your unit?

 

Goodluck!

post #2692 of 3560

I though the MH1 I had very good quality bass, very detailed, but not exaggerated like "bass head" phones. . 

post #2693 of 3560
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Originally Posted by Sparky191 View Post
 

I though the MH1 I had very good quality bass, very detailed, but not exaggerated like "bass head" phones. .

 

The preference in terms of bass quantity can really vary drastically from one person to another.

Personally I find the MH1/c bass quality as good but a bit to much for my preference.

Fortunately it's really easy to EQ those to your liking! :D

Or you can do various mods as well...

post #2694 of 3560

True and some times it varies depending on the source device you use with it. 

post #2695 of 3560
A huge factor is the depth. These are meant to be inserted shallow. If you put them deep they'll be a lot bassier.
post #2696 of 3560

I always insert them as far as they can go... hmm. Sadly I can't try them at the moment. I feel a massive ear infection starting... I think I have a fever. :(

 

Anyway, here's a pic of my recabled MH1s being broken in with AudioSizzler.

 

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post #2697 of 3560
No
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Originally Posted by fjhuerta View Post

I always insert them as far as they can go... hmm. Sadly I can't try them at the moment. I feel a massive ear infection starting... I think I have a fever. frown.gif

Anyway, here's a pic of my recabled MH1s being broken in with AudioSizzler.

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no, no! Insert them just enough to seal in your ear and no more. They were designed shallow. Deeper = more bass and thus less treble.
post #2698 of 3560
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Originally Posted by luisdent View Post

No
no, no! Insert them just enough to seal in your ear and no more. They were designed shallow. Deeper = more bass and thus less treble.

+1

Deeper fit can also cause a sizeable treble dip.
post #2699 of 3560
Bass is seal dependant not insertion depth dependant, so your basically having a loser seal whether shallow or not.

For iOS users the iOS bass reducer EQ is PERFECT on these
post #2700 of 3560
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Originally Posted by Inks View Post

Bass is seal dependant not insertion depth dependant, so your basically having a loser seal whether shallow or not.

For iOS users the iOS bass reducer EQ is PERFECT on these
Not true with the mh1. I can get a perfect seal with the mh1. Push them deeper and you get more bass. Whether it's because deep fit cuts all the treble or boosts the bass doesn't really matter. The end result is a more bassy sound. They are still bassier than neutral when shallow, but not really "that" bassy. Just more than neutral, but less than a deep fit. Not a drastic difference, but the treble is lowered and the bass increased. :-o
Edited by luisdent - 11/27/13 at 5:57pm
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