Originally Posted by visanj
Can anyone tell me if there is any other IEM with MH1C's signature?
I like MH1C very much but would like to try similar but upgraded sound in same line
If you want a complete and total upgrade from these MH1/Cs it would have to be the FAD HEAVEN V and the Sony XBA-H3.
The FAD HEAVEN V is very similar in sound with a tighter and more refined presentation cuz of its better extension in the highs, more lush forward mids and tighter deeper lows of similar quantity but much better quality. Pretty shocking to hear such a full dynamic and natural sound from a single balanced armature driver iem tbh. A complete upgrade to these Sony MH1/C without a doubt that can be had for under $200 these days.
But if you want the GRAND DADDY sound of these MH1/Cs with a even bolder/ deeper/ mo' bombastic bass both in quantity and quality the H-3 takes the cake. The Sony XBA-H3 is even a upgrade to the FAD HEAVEN Vs for me cuz the sound is sweeter, smoother, bolder, bigger and overall even more refined. The hybrid tech implemented on these are very natural and holistic sounding with great timbre and its much more musical/fun sounding than other hybrids such as the DUNU DN1000s which seems to do everything "right" but doesn't really connect you to the music in an emotional level due its very pedestrian/ unoffensive presentation.
if you can handle the MASSIVE/ BULKY size/ fit of the Sony H3 then i would go with those, if not i would go with the FAD HEAVEN V for a much more subtle look/ smaller size.
But since i am a cheap bastard and is sooo happy with the sound of my re-cabled Sony MH1 i don't really feel a urgent need to get the FAD HEAVEN V nor the Sony H3 tbh...... that is until their prices drop real low then it's tyme to go in for a killing and cop a set.
Edited by sfwalcer - 7/4/14 at 12:43pm