After approx 40 hours of mh1c burn-in, I did a bit of a-b'ing with my xba3's on my Samsung Galaxy S2. Both using flat EQ.
First, the bad: the cable takes some getting used to - sometimes it's like fighting with an big string of uncooperative linguini around your neck lol. And although the controls work for my sgs2, they are too close to the driver and fiddling with them dislodges the driver from my ear. Oh well.
Now the good: SQ. Yup, the mh1c's SQ is mighty impressive. They have a very similar sound as my xba3's. Mids a bit more recessed, and the treble is a bit brighter/thinner. The mh1c's are not quite as dynamic and not quite a punchy. But as dsnuts has said in the past, the mh1c's have maybe up to 80% of the xba3's SQ (I'm giving them 75% at the moment, but they will probably improve more with more burn in). So for $21, that level of SQ is just insane. Interestingly, even though the xba3's cost me $100 more, I find them to be an insanely good deal as well. Lord, may this hobby stop here for me lol!
In summary, the mh1c is amazing for the price.
Edited by waynes world - 11/10/12 at 6:13pm