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post #871 of 3318
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Originally Posted by calpiyuki View Post

Day 2 listening to MH1C - 30 hours burn time. Right ear piece seems to be outputting higher volume than left giving a sound image " / " with sound leaning down to right.

Edit: It's off from the center by approximately 5~10 degrees. A few degrees only maybe but very noticeable.

Maybe you blew them up with burn in tongue.gif
post #872 of 3318

I would guess again that it may be how the MH1C is inserted into the ear. The stock tips are pretty narrow already so how it is placed may create a curve in the tips hollow point and curve the sound and narrow one piece. This doesn't just happen on the narrow tips such as the stock ones, it can happen with any so that is also a thought if you switched the tips as well.

post #873 of 3318
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Originally Posted by yalper View Post

Do you guys know if there is any mod to improve soundstage for mh1c. I think that is the biggest draw for these iems.

 

I'd like to know the answer to this too. Biggest drawback IMO is the soundstage.

post #874 of 3318
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Originally Posted by Stuff Jones View Post

 

I'd like to know the answer to this too. Biggest drawback IMO is the soundstage.

I found that the soundstage is already quite nice for an IEM that is not only $30, offers nice balanced sound and doesn't sound bad(Monster Inspiration is a space soundstage headphone). 

 

Not to mention it uses a micro driver.

 

Some IEM's rely on more ports to get more soundstage, that is one of a few ways to get it cheaply. I would rather not have that as it may lead to more leakage. Nobody needs to know that I am Justin Beiber's #1 fan. And I mean no one.

post #875 of 3318
I'll make sure to tell everyone in the anime lounge wink.gif They will totally ROFL biggrin.gif
Edited by Joe Bloggs - 11/11/12 at 5:29pm
post #876 of 3318
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Originally Posted by Joe Bloggs View Post

I'll make sure to tell everyone in the anime lounge wink.gif They will totally ROFL biggrin.gif

Wait what!!?? I didn't say anything stupid though?

 

Oh never mind, the Just Bieber thing, I was kidding anyway beerchug.gif  I was talking more on the lines of AKB48, Ayumi Hamasaki, Boa, Perfume, Girls Generation. Just basically Asian pop. It is somewhat embarrassing. My friends wouldn't care or anything but to the people that don't know me too well. 

post #877 of 3318
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Originally Posted by bowei006 View Post

Wait what!!?? I didn't say anything stupid though?

Oh never mind, the Just Bieber thing, I was kidding anyway beerchug.gif

 

Uh huh.. 

post #878 of 3318

Alright, these have the best midhighs and treble for a dynamic IEM I've tried so far, better than GR07 and EX1000. Smoother and more extended than both, yet as detailed and present. The only other dynamics I could think of that may be on par here are RE0s.

 

What spoils it is the bass, it's bloated and too slow. Covering the vent makes it less bloated, but it's a bit slower than it once was. I do prefer it with the mod just a bit still, but the mod only improves it a tiny bit. 

 

I think this mod is a good idea. Tape the vent and then poke a tiny hole with a needle, it's close to fully closing the vent, but it has small differences. 

 

Tips are nice, cable is AWFUL.


Edited by Inks - 11/11/12 at 6:01pm
post #879 of 3318
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Originally Posted by bowei006 View Post

I would guess again that it may be how the MH1C is inserted into the ear. The stock tips are pretty narrow already so how it is placed may create a curve in the tips hollow point and curve the sound and narrow one piece. This doesn't just happen on the narrow tips such as the stock ones, it can happen with any so that is also a thought if you switched the tips as well.

I've switched the stock tips with monster tips and still the same. Each ear piece was and is still being tested only with one ear(right ear).  I also measured the volume output of each piece using my smartphone's sound meter, and got results showing the right ear piece 4~5 db higher than left.

post #880 of 3318
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Originally Posted by calpiyuki View Post

I've switched the stock tips with monster tips and still the same. Each ear piece was and is still being tested only with one ear(right ear).  I also measured the volume output of each piece using my smartphone's sound meter, and got results showing the right ear piece 4~5 db higher than left.

Measuring using smartphone sound meter?

 

Ask a friend or family to do it WITHOUT telling them what is going on. Let them demo it for 5 minutes and then ask if they think audio is louder in a ear and which one. Do this for 3+ people in case one says left, and etc etc.

 

You are right now biased by your thought that one is louder and using a very faulty measurement system such as putting it next to your smartphone so the test above should be much more accurate. I'm not doubting you , just saying to put some facts in there.

 

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Originally Posted by Inks View Post

Alright, these have the best midhighs and treble for a dynamic IEM I've tried so far, better than GR07 and EX1000. Smoother and more extended than both, yet as detailed and present. The only other dynamics I could think of that may be on par here are RE0s.

 

What spoils it is the bass, it's bloated and too slow. Covering the vent makes it less bloated, but it's a bit slower than it once was. I do prefer it with the mod just a bit still, but the mod only improves it a tiny bit. 

 

I think this mod is a good idea. Tape the vent and then poke a tiny hole with a needle, it's close to fully closing the vent, but it has small differences. 

 

Tips are nice, cable is AWFUL.

EQ app. I use Joe's EQ on foobar and it works extremely well. I will be getting a 3rd party app that has a graphic EQ soon so I can recreate it on my smartphone. Or not and just use the FiiO to bring it down a notch if I do decide to start using a portable amp again.

post #881 of 3318
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Originally Posted by Inks View Post

Alright, these have the best midhighs and treble for a dynamic IEM I've tried so far, better than GR07 and EX1000. Smoother and more extended than both, yet as detailed and present. The only other dynamics I could think of that may be on par here are RE0s.

What spoils it is the bass, it's bloated and too slow. Covering the vent makes it less bloated, but it's a bit slower than it once was. I do prefer it with the mod just a bit still, but the mod only improves it a tiny bit. 

I think this mod is a good idea. Tape the vent and then poke a tiny hole with a needle, it's close to fully closing the vent, but it has small differences. 

Tips are nice, cable is AWFUL.

Or you could, you know, use a simple EQ bass reduction. Cuts the bass without slowing it down. I thought Rin says that a delay in the bass is good for cancelling the missing 6dB effect?

I seem to be the only person who knows how to wear the cable rolleyes.gif
post #882 of 3318
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Originally Posted by Joe Bloggs View Post


Or you could, you know, use a simple EQ bass reduction. Cuts the bass without slowing it down. I thought Rin says that a delay in the bass is good for cancelling the missing 6dB effect?
I seem to be the only person who knows how to wear the cable rolleyes.gif

I did what you did in the picture. I still hate it.

post #883 of 3318

I love these things but the tips don't stay in my ears nearly as well as my 310lps or XBA3s.  I've tried using the stock tips, comply t200s and the Sony hybrid (foam/silicone).  Any other recommendations guys?  Is it because of the terrible cable?

post #884 of 3318
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Originally Posted by bowei006 View Post

Measuring using smartphone sound meter?

 

Ask a friend or family to do it WITHOUT telling them what is going on. Let them demo it for 5 minutes and then ask if they think audio is louder in a ear and which one. Do this for 3+ people in case one says left, and etc etc.

 

You are right now biased by your thought that one is louder and using a very faulty measurement system such as putting it next to your smartphone so the test above should be much more accurate. I'm not doubting you , just saying to put some facts in there.

Thank you for the advice on testing methods and you might be right about me being biased at the moment so I'll try with your method. The test with smartphone however has been very useful and accurate, saving me hundreds of dollars from faulty sound bars I bought from best buy.

post #885 of 3318
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Originally Posted by derberts View Post

I love these things but the tips don't stay in my ears nearly as well as my 310lps or XBA3s.  I've tried using the stock tips, comply t200s and the Sony hybrid (foam/silicone).  Any other recommendations guys?  Is it because of the terrible cable?

It depends on how you define in your ear. For me, while on the go in a static enviroment, the seal breaks a tiny bit and the sound gets ruined so every 20 seconds I have to do a medium push on each side. 

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