Many China sellers offer MH1C for 20-25€ shipped nowadays, on AliExpress someone sells them for 21€
at the moment.
I just received a pair from him and compared with my original MH1, from build and sound quality they seem genuine.
However, the accessories are not genuine. The medium-sized tips on the earphones are original, but the small and large size ones and the shirt clips are fake and pretty bad.
It's not a problem for me because I have lots of original MH1 tips, but if you need got S or L size tips, don't rely on the ones from the Chinese sellers.
I think MH1 packaging wasn't really documented yet. MH1 was / is sold as retail (boxed) and bulk. Both always include 3 pairs of colored tips (S, M, L; green for black and orange for white), 3 pairs of black / white tips (S, M, L) and a shirt clip that's adjusted to the flat cable (shirt clips from China are not adjusted and don't fit to the flat cable well).
This is not counting the M pair that's always sitting on the MH1, so in total you get 7 pairs of tips.
In boxed packaging, the tips are in a transparent tube. It's a bit difficult to get them out of it, but it's a kinda cool carrying case I think.
In bulk packaging, they are in small "GreenHeart by Sony Ericsson" labeled fabric bags, one for each color. Shirt clip is included in the black / white bag.
MH1 were available on Amazon.de for less than 5€ shipped sometimes, so needless to say I hoarded them.
One pair I recabled for use with my good old Meizu M6TS, or for going running - the flat cable and microphone / control unit weight is bothersome even when using the shirt clip there to me.
Cable used is the 8$ one from Lunashops
. Nowadays I'd go for the 2€ "KZ" cables with 90° plug from AliExpress
though, they are good too and I can't really justify paying more for the replacement cable than the earphones themselves.
Soldering to the cut-off flat cables like I did here is difficult / frustrating though. The MH1 wires hardly take the solder at all. Multiple burning and scraping off the coating with scalpel / cutter was necessary. I'll only solder the KZ cables to my MH1 once the original cable breaks because of that.Edited by Kadano - 3/11/17 at 4:38pm