Originally Posted by scootsit
I don't disagree with you in the slightest, and perhaps I was being cranky before. I am normally the one riding through with the white flag saying that we're all entitled to our own opinions (etc, etc). I was simply frustrated that it seemed that my criticisms were not welcomed. I agree that for $20, these certainly ain't bad, and their signature is surely very much a popular one - which many will enjoy. I do however find their bass bloat to be fairly problematic. It's funny, it can actually be kind of enjoyable, and when I switch back to something else, I miss the bass for a few seconds, until I realize how much more detail there appears to be. Those freq response graphs appear to be hand done, are there real ones for these?
Sigh, people never seem to read OP's, in this case ClieOS' advice regarding burn-in on these IEMs in his review. When I 1st got my set they sounded literally like crappy bass cannons with veiled highs/ mids with boomy bass overtaking the rest of the sonic spectrum. These were worse then my mee m9s upon open bag and i was like man all these people must be trippin' to say this cheapo has like ~80% of sony's xba-3s. But I know that the micro drivers akin to the carbon nanotube ones in JVC's IEMs tend to be crazy stiff and needs a good beating with burn-in. Long story short, it took me almost 4 days straight using high volume heavy bass tracks to balance the drivers out on my sets. And no there are no fakes of these, and many have reported burning these in has improved/ refined their sound upon their initial listening even though they were disappointed at 1st.
Just put these on max volume with bass heavy tracks for like couple of days continuously and see what happens. The bass is gonna tighten up, and with the highs/ mids are gonna start to shine, then you will know what all the praise is about. There is a lot of refinement in this lil' iem, even with the big bass.
Originally Posted by Fernito
Now that I'm at home I'm doing a quick comparison between these and my other IEMs (the source is an unamped Cowon J3). The MH1 makes my RE-272 and RE-0 sound slightly dark in comparison, and has less mid-bass than the Radius DDM and the Brookstone Clear DD. Also, there's plenty of detail coming out of these babies (bear in mind that I own the R-50 and RE-272, which are fairly detailed IEMs). As for positioning, I'm not exaggerating here, the MH1 are even more accurate than the RE-272 (sadly I can't compare them to the R-50, as I lent them to a friend).
So, when you guys say your pairs are warm to death and have loads of uncontrolled bass, you're describing a totally different IEM than the one I'm listening to here.
People, if you are disappointed in these that much just toss them on the burner for a week and see what happens, it doesn't hurt a thing. You might get a big surprise, if they still suck hey i am more than happy to trade you my JVC FX40s and FX101s, both of which has great highs and lows along with a nice mid range. Just give me a PM, i'll be more than happy to take these off your hands.