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post #886 of 3326
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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 don't want to sound like an xba3 fanboy, but I will anyway.. I think you'd like them :)

 

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Tips are nice, cable is AWFUL.

 

Yup. I tried using the mh1c's at the gym today (using the shirt clip, with the right driver around my neck), but while moving around, the left cable kept hitting my jaw and causing the driver to fall out. Also, there was some considerable microphonics. It seems that the cable being flat combined with it not being very flexible, results in the drivers coming out of the ears more often. I think the term "diabolical" has been used in reference in the past lol.

post #887 of 3326
Originally Posted by WAYNENUMM View Post

 

I don't want to sound like an xba3 fanboy, but I will anyway.. I think you'd like them :)

 

 

Yup. I tried using the mh1c's at the gym today (using the shirt clip, with the right driver around my neck), but while moving around, the left cable kept hitting my jaw and causing the driver to fall out. Also, there was some considerable microphonics. It seems that the cable being flat combined with it not being very flexible, results in the drivers coming out of the ears more often. I think the term "diabolical" has been used in reference in the past lol.

I think I may get the chance at one in the future, maybe. Despite the outstanding performance mentioned, I feel the bass is incoherent to the whole sound, sounds like it's running in slow-mo at times while the other frequencies are fine. But it does add in a "fun" factor I guess. 
 

post #888 of 3326

Just picked up my pair and they sound pretty good to me without any burn-in.  I started playing with tips however and ripped the medium stock tips I was quite enjoying. :(  Anybody know where the stock tips can be purchased?  Are the Sony Hybrids very similar?

post #889 of 3326
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Originally Posted by mr.khali View Post

Just picked up my pair and they sound pretty good to me without any burn-in.  I started playing with tips however and ripped the medium stock tips I was quite enjoying. :(  Anybody know where the stock tips can be purchased?  Are the Sony Hybrids very similar?

...... I feel sorry for you. Maybe see if anyone here has the Auvio tips or the Sony or Monster selections to see if they fit and sound similar?

 

I don't have any of the 3 selection tip kits that are popular.

post #890 of 3326

Setting aside the cable issues, I come back to the fact that these things have a friggin' amazing signature and SQ. They handled Rush's awesome YYZ with aplomb...

 

post #891 of 3326
Mine arrived today, only been using them about 10 minutes.

These actually have decent separation, bass is a bit bloated, it's a nice smooth sound for sure, has that Sony house feel to it. But overall they're touch to warm for my tastes. There's pretty good detail and dynamics though. Just a little bleeding in the low end hurting the mids atm, slightly muted treble.

Tips are awesome!
Edited by H20Fidelity - 11/11/12 at 7:29pm
post #892 of 3326
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Originally Posted by bowei006 View Post
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.

 

I just found a global equalizer app for my android phone, just called Equalizer

https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.smartandroidapps.equalizer&hl=en

 

It's just a primitive 5 band EQ but the MH1C sounds like a bawss with just a simple cut to the 60 and 230Hz bands.  That's the beauty of these babies biggrin.gif

 

I know it's not applicable to your iPhone but thought I'd throw this out here for everyone L3000.gif

 

Just had a quick look and it seems there are no global equalizers for iOS yet?  But plenty of apps to EQ music on your phone so yeah.

post #893 of 3326
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Originally Posted by bowei006 View Post

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. 

 

That does sound pretty bad.  Is it because of the tips or the cable?

 

You could try large size (as in thicker foam, not bigger core) comply T140 or T200?

post #894 of 3326
Originally Posted by Joe Bloggs View Post

 

I just found a global equalizer app for my android phone, just called Equalizer

https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.smartandroidapps.equalizer&hl=en

 

It's just a primitive 5 band EQ but the MH1C sounds like a bawss with just a simple cut to the 60 and 230Hz bands.  That's the beauty of these babies biggrin.gif

I know it's not applicable to your iPhone but thought I'd throw this out here for everyone L3000.gif

 

Just had a quick look and it seems there are no global equalizers for iOS yet?  But plenty of apps to EQ music on your phone so yeah.

  IMO even with EQing the bass is a bit laggy, it's just the nature of the beast. EQing does help tons though, rarely use my IP4 with them, mostly my computer. 


Edited by Inks - 11/11/12 at 7:57pm
post #895 of 3326
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Originally Posted by Joe Bloggs View Post

 

I just found a global equalizer app for my android phone, just called Equalizer

https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.smartandroidapps.equalizer&hl=en

 

It's just a primitive 5 band EQ but the MH1C sounds like a bawss with just a simple cut to the 60 and 230Hz bands.  That's the beauty of these babies biggrin.gif

 

I know it's not applicable to your iPhone but thought I'd throw this out here for everyone L3000.gif

 

Just had a quick look and it seems there are no global equalizers for iOS yet?  But plenty of apps to EQ music on your phone so yeah.

 

Global EQ would be denied by the system's sandbox.  Jailbreak would allow it, but no one has made it :p You only get apps that use the music APIs to EQ music or files in the app's directory. 

post #896 of 3326
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Originally Posted by Joe Bloggs View Post

 

I just found a global equalizer app for my android phone, just called Equalizer

https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.smartandroidapps.equalizer&hl=en

 

It's just a primitive 5 band EQ but the MH1C sounds like a bawss with just a simple cut to the 60 and 230Hz bands.  That's the beauty of these babies biggrin.gif

 

I have PowerAmp on my SGS2. Is this what you're talking about?:

 

700

 

Either way, the above does sound pretty good :)

post #897 of 3326
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Originally Posted by WAYNENUMM View Post

 

I have PowerAmp on my SGS2. Is this what you're talking about?:

 

700

 

Either way, the above does sound pretty good :)

 

I only mentioned those two bands because the system equalizer app only has 5 bands.  With poweramp I would make a taper down starting at 250Hz and bottoming out at 62Hz and 31Hz.

 

These MH1C just need a bass cut tapering down starting from 0dB at 400Hz down to your choice of cut bottoming out somewhere below 100Hz.  It's easy to figure out no matter how many or few bands your equalizer has

post #898 of 3326
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Originally Posted by Joe Bloggs View Post

I only mentioned those two bands because the system equalizer app only has 5 bands.  With poweramp I would make a taper down starting at 250Hz and bottoming out at 62Hz and 31Hz.

These MH1C just need a bass cut tapering down starting from 0dB at 400Hz down to your choice of cut bottoming out somewhere below 100Hz.  It's easy to figure out no matter how many or few bands your equalizer has

Got it - thanks!
post #899 of 3326

Well the MH1Cs have arrived today, and initially am not so impressed,

I have been listening to the R1's for the past few days and they have just been brilliant for me,

Hopefully with a lot more burn in they should be a whole lot better.

They just don't seem to wow me at the moment,

post #900 of 3326
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Originally Posted by Omnom View Post

Well the MH1Cs have arrived today, and initially am not so impressed,

I have been listening to the R1's for the past few days and they have just been brilliant for me,

Hopefully with a lot more burn in they should be a whole lot better.

They just don't seem to wow me at the moment,

 

IMHO these phones' sound signature isn't one that awes you on open box--that might be the cause of all those burn in comments.  The highs are tame and even and the bass is boosted.  Makes for a bit of a muffled sound.  EQ the bass down like I wrote above and crank up the volume a bit and these will show their true colours. L3000.gif

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