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Haha, I get what you mean. I did get sucked in by the ATH-CKM500 thread. They do some things well like immersive soundstage and extended treble, but ultimately aren't something I would use day-to-day. GR07 are my cup 'o tea and to be quite honest, I can't wait to get these and report on them. I'll give my honest opinion - I'm no fanboy or devotee of any brand. I'll be able to say how the two compare.

 

Why don't you change the price to $30 in your thread ClieOS?

I know what you mean,I also bit on the ATH's and was not impressed..Hope this impulse buy turns out better. I also bit on the new earpods as well in hopes to find a good replacement pair for my sony x player to use while at the gym.

post #92 of 3320
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Originally Posted by Lourdes View Post


I think my first post on here was about the SHE3590's as it happens. They don't sound bad but I was really put off by the bass, it goes very low but the sub-bass is so slow that it sounds separate from the track to me. Really put me off. Although I've actually put maybe 60 hours on them listening to audio books when out as they're very comfortable, easy to insert and pocketable.

 

Oh right, must have missed it. Disjoint sub bass. I guess it's overly present compared to other iem's especially the armature based ones, but to me it's not a bad thing. I mean it only comes into play when it's called for. The clarity all round is fantastic as is the tonality. Soundstage is brilliant too!

I just think it's a bit tizzy up top. They are better than these sony's in enough ways I think and are still the standard for cheap IEM's for me. I'm burning in the brainwavz R1 (think it's reached 100 hours) and i'll compare it to the philips tomorrow. Not sure who will win! 

post #93 of 3320
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Originally Posted by Zelda View Post

thanks for the info. i hope they wont need too much volume out of a sansa

It will be fine. I listen to it out of a Fuze without any problem. It is not exactly a hard to drive IEM per se.
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Originally Posted by Bina View Post

Got my pair of mh1 today( older with Se logo) and what surprised me, they dont work with my mp3 players or phones when jack is fully inserted, I have to slightly pull it out. But it works ok with some adapter from my hifiman 272.

As I have said in the review. You need the newer CTIA version of MH1 (= MH1C) to be compatible to mp3 player.
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Originally Posted by jarrett View Post

Why don't you change the price to $30 in your thread ClieOS?

Don't see the need to. It was rated in the 'regular' stable price tag and I think people who notice the difference in price can adjust the rating accordingly.
post #94 of 3320
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Originally Posted by CantScareMe View Post

 

Oh right, must have missed it. Disjoint sub bass. I guess it's overly present compared to other iem's especially the armature based ones, but to me it's not a bad thing. I mean it only comes into play when it's called for. The clarity all round is fantastic as is the tonality. Soundstage is brilliant too!

I just think it's a bit tizzy up top. They are better than these sony's in enough ways I think and are still the standard for cheap IEM's for me. I'm burning in the brainwavz R1 (think it's reached 100 hours) and i'll compare it to the philips tomorrow. Not sure who will win! 

I have the 3580, which is essentially the same phone afaik, and while it is a nice little phone, IMO it isnt exactly 'right' to compare the two since they do have fairly different signatures.

post #95 of 3320
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Originally Posted by ClieOS View Post


I won't say MH1 is better than GR07. At most I think you will find them roughly on par or even GR07 winning by only a bit. They are both warm sounding, but GR07 is more neutral in tone and sound better at lower volume, while MH1 is more dynamic and hard hitting. I guess I would describe as MH1 being more fun to listen than GR07. Soundstage isn't as wide as GR07, but better in depth.

Hey Tai,

Reading your review posted at inearmatters.net (same as the one in this thread) piqued my interest. But reading your comment above sent me over the edge. Ordered a pair from eBay at 14.50 GBP. Hope it's really a genuine item. 

post #96 of 3320
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Hope you'll like it as well smily_headphones1.gif
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Hi Clieos, this is interesting indeed. I am considering of getting one however I couldn't find the MH1 at DealExtreme. Im not sure if I missed out anything specific. Thanks in advance

post #98 of 3320
well thats me screwed, guess ill be sending mine back.  Ordered the older ones thinking the were the ones that would work with mp3 players.  Maybe edit in a simple explanation ie SE logo - doesnt work with anything but old phones.   Sony branded works with new phones and mp3 players.
post #99 of 3320
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Originally Posted by ertai View Post

Hi Clieos, this is interesting indeed. I am considering of getting one however I couldn't find the MH1 at DealExtreme. Im not sure if I missed out anything specific. Thanks in advance

That is a problem with DX's search engine for not properly indexing their own inventory. Search 'Sony LT28i' instead.
post #100 of 3320

My MH1C came today, I bought the white one from ebay for 20$ shipped, Its a bulk package, I was provided with 4 set of Single Flange sony hybrids and a shirt clip. I can confirm its the original MH1C.

 

After 2 hours of testing with Clip Zip and Galaxy S2, Im just amazed by its SQ.SQ is just INCREDIBLE for its price!! Cable looks durable. Sony hybrids provided are so comfortable and better than the colored ones that I bought seperately. Remote controls works well with Samsung Galaxy S2. Isolation is good, very much comfortable with the sony hybrids.My only complaint would be its flat cable, except for 20$, I cant really ask for anything more.

 

My impressions would be the exact same as how ClieOS described it. Im glad I bought this one, Comparing it to TF10 and R-50, both win with a little difference , but MH1C really is capable of thumping them in certain aspects, particularly in its deep soundstage and smoothness in high treble frequencies. MH1C owns my other inventory, i.e Meelec M6, S6, R1 and just sounds as a bit bass improved Brainwavz M4. I compared it to my friends SHE 3580 and MH1C pretty much owns in every aspect.

 

I would recommend this to all of my friends before Sony sees this thread and stops the bulk packages :P

 

Thanks a lot again ClieOS for bringing this great IEM into light!


Edited by hitme987 - 10/26/12 at 4:32am
post #101 of 3320

Re: [REVIEW] Sony MH1

Wow, that's a nice review.

I just got my R1s this morning, pretty impressed so far.

I think I'll have to order some MH1s to do a comparison. As they are both in the same price bracket.


Spun out from my RenovateD and NCX'd HTC One X!
post #102 of 3320

Wow just came in and these things sond incredible out the box, clieos was spot on in the assessment that these have top tier sound.  

 

More impressions to gome after a week or so but holly heck get buying folks.

post #103 of 3320

my two cents

 

Got the MH1C this morning and they will be burning throughout the weekend. All and all I certainly agree with Clieos

 

Out of the box;

 

- bass - a bit loose and not too much in sync with the remaining range. But there is bass, its certainly there (which is good to start out with) and will surely tighten up after a few dozen hours

 

- mids - out of the box this was a bit of a surprise. Not sibilant at all, not in your face and not recessed either, just the right amount. So in time can only improve

 

- treble - again a bit of a surprise. Although not high resoluted as some other high end´s but clear enough, solving and enjoyable. Makes you think you are listening to a set 4x the price. Again will surely improve.

 

Remote commands do work as advertised with my galaxy S2 (take a call, pause, next and previous track) but none of them work with my walkman (was expected)

 

Now the cable is a nightmare in itself really! in my take all a cable should not be: flat and stiff, microphonic and J shaped. This is the only thing detracting this one to be a higher range earphone killer.

 

For the really low price got a real sony (no fake for sure) with very small, small, mid size and big tips as well as a cable clip suited for flat cable.

 

So what more can I ask of it.. not much really. This would be the cost of tips and the clip themselves!

 

I still think most of us (me included in some ways) do suffer from HPES - High Price Earphone Syndrome !

meaning we only feel good at it when we buy costly earphones but tend to forget in many cases (bolded to opposite to "all" which is not what I mean) its just marketing hype to steal our money! then we go trying to justify the money we´ve spend with unmeasurable (i.e. totally subjective) sound profiling details just not to look like fools! lol

 

So this one proves that assumption right on target!

post #104 of 3320
Where are you guys buying them? Link please

Thanks
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Re: [REVIEW] Sony MH1

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Where are you guys buying them? Link please

Thanks

They are on eBay.
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