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post #826 of 3065

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
post #827 of 3065
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Originally Posted by steve2151 View Post

I got a pair of MH1C in the same day as I got a pair of Miles Davis Trumpets from the sale forums here. I originally wasn't expecting much from the MH1C, but they are built (microphonic flat cable, three button remote) and sound very much alike. Both have good bass extension with more than neutral sub bass. The Trumpets have more emphasis on the highs and can keep up a faster pace, but they are also more prone to sibilance with poor recordings. 

 

If I were using ljokerl's numerical scale for SQ, I'd give them both the same score, a 8.9. That's good enough to compete with most headphones in the $150-$200 price range. The MH1C would still be contenders at their $90 MSRP, but they are a steal at this price.

 

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post #828 of 3065
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Originally Posted by Ince View Post


To me the GR07 do have better isolation with the large hybird tips.   I find the sound of the GRO7 more bolder then the MH1.  On my Sony X1060 the clear bass was most of the time at 0 and at times 1+ with the GR07.  But with the MH1 I have to boost the clear bass as I find it too thin sounding and lacking bass at flat.   

 

 

Ok, you DEFINITELY have a bad set. The MH1C is at least twice as bassy as the GR07. Either that, or you're simply not getting a good seal. 

 

Would you happen to be using the MH1C with an amp/dac?

post #829 of 3065
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Originally Posted by eke2k6 View Post

 

 

Ok, you DEFINITELY have a bad set. The MH1C is at least twice as bassy as the GR07. Either that, or you're simply not getting a good seal. 

 

Would you happen to be using the MH1C with an amp/dac?


I think it is a bad seal, I tried many tips and the only way it sounds good is upside down fit with deep fit.   I tried to test it with my Nokia E6 phone but it does not seem to work with the phone.  So I tried it on my PC and it sounded different then on the X1060.   The bass is better bolder with my PC then on my X1060.   I

 

I will give them a few days more and then make up my mind wether to use them or just put them in my draw.   It could be that the MH1 and the X1060  don't match very well.


Edited by Ince - 11/10/12 at 7:06pm
post #830 of 3065

Okay, just tried them the Mediam hybird tips that came with the GR07 with upside down fit and the sound is much better now.  Seems less thin/airy sounding and the bass has increased.  Sounds better now and looks to be better then my TF10s?  will give them few more days and see.

post #831 of 3065
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Originally Posted by Ince View Post
 
It could be that the MH1 and the X1060  don't match very well.

 

I really don't think so, it's a seal issue.

post #832 of 3065
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Originally Posted by miow View Post

 

I really don't think so, it's a seal issue.

 

 

I agree it is that, as I have mentioned it sounded thin/airy when i first tried it with many tips.  But now I think I have got a better seal and it sounds better with the X1060.  I have large ear canals which is why the TF10s fit so perfectly for me.  

 

I have been listening to MH1 with my X1060 for a few minutes now and "Edge of the blade" by Journey sounds bolder and not as airy as it did when i tried it earleir on.   And I believe this is up there with the GR07 not better but not far behind it slightly better then my TF10s dare I say now. 


Edited by Ince - 11/10/12 at 7:26pm
post #833 of 3065

I don't know if it's due to a faulty pair but I find my mh1c's right ear outputting more sound than the left.

post #834 of 3065
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Originally Posted by calpiyuki View Post

I don't know if it's due to a faulty pair but I find my mh1c's right ear outputting more sound than the left.

The narrow canals of the standard tips may be causing this. Due to how you pushed it in, how your ear design on the outside is, one of the canals may be more narrower than the other due to how you inserted it.

post #835 of 3065
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The narrow canals of the standard tips may be causing this. Due to how you pushed it in, how your ear design on the outside is, one of the canals may be more narrower than the other due to how you inserted it.

Yeah I changed the eartip of the left ear and its all good now. Is sound magic e10 as good as mh1c? I am planning to buy one too.

post #836 of 3065
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Yeah I changed the eartip of the left ear and its all good now. Is sound magic e10 as good as mh1c? I am planning to buy one too.

Sorry. I only have the SoundMagic PL11.

post #837 of 3065
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Originally Posted by bowei006 View Post

Sorry. I only have the SoundMagic PL11.

Are those any good? $20 bucks on amazon. Not bad.

post #838 of 3065
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Originally Posted by calpiyuki View Post

Are those any good? $20 bucks on amazon. Not bad.

$15 on MP4nation. I liked them. They were very good overall. They weren't critically awesome-sauce but what they were were ones that sounded good musically overal. And by musically I mean popular mainstream music. With others, it failed on many things, and had a similar sound to the MH1C's. Its hard to describe. Read my review

http://www.head-fi.org/t/597603/new-soundmagic-pl11-review

post #839 of 3065
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Originally Posted by bowei006 View Post

I would say that this is akin to the MP8320. In that in terms of sonic qualities, they may have at some parts have had parts of it better than what some other headphones I have can do. This effect can further be amplfiied if you are a person that fell in love with said IEM. I would rather choose the TF10's in that they are much more complete sounding if I recall than the MH1C's. The vocals yes were toned down but they didn't have as huge of a moving around problem as the MH1C's do, the stock cable was still better than this MH1C one and they were just overall much more smoother. The tip top of the vocals on the MH1C's are bright. It kinda hurts sometimes. 

Try using a larger size tip. Might get them more secure on your ear and provide the shallow seal they were designed for. Try some aftermarket tips too?

Try cleaning the contacts or twisting it around in the iphone socket a good few times to resolve the button problems. I sometimes get this kind of problem even with non mic'ed phones on my android phone. Or you could download an app that disables buttons altogether on demand (well at least I can on android)
post #840 of 3065
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Originally Posted by Ince View Post


To me the GR07 do have better isolation with the large hybird tips.   I find the sound of the GRO7 more bolder then the MH1.  On my Sony X1060 the clear bass was most of the time at 0 and at times 1+ with the GR07.  But with the MH1 I have to boost the clear bass as I find it too thin sounding and lacking bass at flat.   

Maybe a bad seal on your MH1C?
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