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post #901 of 3238
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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,



Don't worry, there were no real fireworks here either. Sort of like SHE3580 level to me. But I was listening to T-Peos H-100 all week prior. I still think CK700 from focal price is the best budget IEM I've heard. I do get a laugh out of all this though. I shall enjoy my $20 Sony tips and clip. wink.gif
post #902 of 3238

Wow, people really have no care for detail/instrument presentation, and only care about sound signatures/bass.
 

post #903 of 3238
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Originally Posted by soundstige View Post

Wow, people really have no care for detail/instrument presentation, and only care about sound signatures/bass.

 

Oh don't worry , there's plenty of bass, there's no problem there. Lots and lots of bass. wink.gif

By all means as I said on the last page they have decent separation and detailing is nice, they're just to warm for my tastes.

Smooth, very smooth but to bloated with muted treble.

I'm sure others enjoy them and in no way would I want to stop that.
post #904 of 3238
Originally Posted by soundstige View Post

Wow, people really have no care for detail/instrument presentation, and only care about sound signatures/bass.

But sound is holistic, a bloated bass will make great instrument separation more cloudy and obscures detail as well. So yes, great separation and detail in the midhighs and treble, but the bass takes it's toll on things to some extent. 

 

Though, it's a budget product, it's still not bad at all and EQing helps the signature. 


Edited by Inks - 11/11/12 at 10:39pm
post #905 of 3238

Achieving a smooth response throughout the range was the major engineering achievement with these.  But the overall sound signature may not be to everyone's taste (that's impossible anyway), which is where EQ comes in.  These EQ like champs--and I'm not talking about my usual 24-point parametric EQ, I'm talking about a simple 10-band or even 5-band graphic EQ.

post #906 of 3238
I'll run through my FiiO E10 a little later and drop the bass down with VLC media player, let that mid range shine through a little better, possibly lift treble a touch. Five months ago I would crave for such bass quantity but not today. I think with some EQing they have potential because the mid range is there and rather smooth, I'm just concerned how much I can lift the treble before over compensating.

$20 no harm done. Better than a large majority of the first IEM's I tried in this hobby from my local shopping mall.
post #907 of 3238
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Originally Posted by H20Fidelity View Post

I'll run through my FiiO E10 a little later and drop the bass down with VLC media player, let that mid range shine through a little better, possibly lift treble a touch. Five months ago I would crave for such bass quantity but not today. I think with some EQing they have potential because the mid range is there and rather smooth, I'm just concerned how much I can lift the treble before over compensating.
 

 

I wouldn't worry about that--I've lifted treble 10+dB on experimenting with some terribad bundled IEMs and nothing went wrong, in fact I'd even say I can turn turds into diamonds tongue.gif But the roller coaster stock-market crash-esque EQ graph for those phones testifies how bad their stock FR is.  The MH1C just needs smooth wide boosts and cuts.  If you're boosting treble with the E10's controls (supposing it has them) nothing can go wrong.  If boosting with software EQ, make sure to keep the whole graph below 0dB (cutting the bass instead of boosting the treble) or use negative preamp to compensate.

post #908 of 3238
Got to be completely honest here, spend all last week with the MH1C and have just switched over to the GR07......a quite noticable improvement in resolution, more significant than my brief A/B had suggested.
post #909 of 3238
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Originally Posted by NuckinFutz View Post

Got to be completely honest here, spend all last week with the MH1C and have just switched over to the GR07......a quite noticable improvement in resolution, more significant than my brief A/B had suggested.

I had the same experience. In my direct A/B comparison the main difference that was hitting me the most was the slow and kinda loose bass of the mh1c. After I gave the mh1c several days for some mental burn in I really started to enjoy it a lot but then I made the mistake to go back to the gr07 and then the difference was a lot bigger, especially the gr07 with the mh1c's tips. Yeah, the sony is great and for any price below 100 bucks it is a great performer let alone for $20-25. It is though clearly not on par with the gr07.

post #910 of 3238
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Originally Posted by kova4a View Post

I had the same experience. In my direct A/B comparison the main difference that was hitting me the most was the slow and kinda loose bass of the mh1c. After I gave the mh1c several days for some mental burn in I really started to enjoy it a lot but then I made the mistake to go back to the gr07 and then the difference was a lot bigger, especially the gr07 with the mh1c's tips. Yeah, the sony is great and for any price below 100 bucks it is a great performer let alone for $20-25. It is though clearly not on par with the gr07.

I was listening to my damaged GRO7, which still works at times.  The difference is very noticeable between MH1 and GRO7.  GRO7 has better soundstage and fuller sound compared to the MH1.  The Sony is a great little IEM for it's price but it is not something I am willing to use everday as a portable.  

 

The Sony actually sounds a little better then my TF10s, but there is something about the TF10s that I like over the MH1, like I had mentioned the MH1 is missing the full bold sound effect/full headphone, that the TF10s and GR07 have.   


Edited by Ince - 11/12/12 at 7:40am
post #911 of 3238
I actually prefer the mh1c on the go. The additional resolution of the GR07 isn't that noticeable when out and about, plus the signature of the mh1c is more suitable for those kinds of environments.

Besides, it makes my gr07 time that much more rewarding.
post #912 of 3238

I got mine at friday, today I back home and tested them. All work ok with android phone (HTC Evo - just sound, I didn't tried remote or mic), but no luck with FiiO E10, seems E10 cant digest CTIA type connector, also no way for 3/4 insertation as E10 have some kind spring on bottom of plug, so when remove jack, it is pushed out.

 

So.. I need some splitter for E10, like 4-pole to 3-pole converter, or similar.. Tried to find on net, hadnt luck (cant say that I searched hard).

 

Do anyone already have something like this? I would really appreciate link or company. Thanks!

post #913 of 3238
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Originally Posted by eke2k6 View Post

I actually prefer the mh1c on the go. The additional resolution of the GR07 isn't that noticeable when out and about, plus the signature of the mh1c is more suitable for those kinds of environments.
Besides, it makes my gr07 time that much more rewarding.

Not really had the chance to use them on the go yet but I would pick them anyway....I actually like the cable and the remote works ace with my phone. Plus isolation is better.

Can't help but feel all that tuning foam its restricting some of this resolution... Certainly takes some power to get the sound through it!
Edited by NuckinFutz - 11/12/12 at 9:53am
post #914 of 3238
@muzzy
Try pulling the plug out of the E10 a bit and twist it here and there. I need to do that on my unit
post #915 of 3238
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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?

Anyone have any suggestions to get these to stay in my ears while commuting to and from work?  Different tips?

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