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Poll Results: MH1C really that good?

 
  • 41% (62)
    Compares to $130+ headphones
  • 35% (53)
    Beats headphones double it's original price ($50-$80)
  • 23% (35)
    Not really
150 Total Votes  
post #181 of 207

Just tried the tape mod. WOW. I didn't mind the lower end before. But, now their is an increased cohesiveness and tightness overall. Maybe a dot more fatiguing now?? I don't see how they could be described as boomy after this mod. Good stuff.
 

post #182 of 207
160 hours of burn in and I dont think it changed. at least not as much as the 1st 8 hours. Note: I have used "woofer cooker" as my burn in track. The treble has smoothened out a bit and the bass mellowed down. But the most dramatic change in the bass region was attributed to blocking the port. The bass no longer dominated the sound signature and mids are presented very well now. Overall sound signature is not as warm as out of the box, but still warm. Against my GR07 and my BA200, I think the MH1C can stand proud with its lush vocals, deep bass and overall clarity. Technically, the 07s and the Ba200 will run circles around the MH1C, but when it comes to the "fun factor", these little gems can shine.
post #183 of 207
Duplicate post...sorry
Edited by Annafrancesca - 12/7/12 at 11:46pm
post #184 of 207

I bought them last week. I used them for a couple of days and then gave them away to a friend. For $30, I couldn't really complain about the sound. However the bass is way too overpowering for my tastes. For comparison, my regular iems are the Phonak Audeo Perfect Bass. Granted I didn't have the Sony's long enough to do extensive burn in, they did not sound nearly as good as the Phonak.

 

Everything sounds so much more refined and controlled. I ordered some black filters for the Phonaks and they came in around the same time as the Sony's. With the black filters, the Sony's are not even in the same league. Then again they're not in same price range so that may not be a fair comparison. I thought about keeping the Sony's as a backup but the cables are one of the worst I've seen on any headphones. And the original tips were uncomfortable for me to use for extended periods of time. I tried the hybrid tips. They worked better but the sound was a little bit worse.

 

I could see myself giving these away as gifts to friends who are using the stock earbuds that came with their phone/tablet/whatever. I can't imagine spending more than $50 based on the overall package but they're not bad at all for what they are.

post #185 of 207

I think you should EQ down the bass a little and see what happen.

post #186 of 207

The more I've listen to these they're priced just right with its original price of $80.  They might sound as good as a few $100 to $150 but things like the R-50 and BA200 sound quite a bit better and I thought the MH1C sounded better than the EPH-100 I don't think they do know as the hype virus I had has worn off now.

post #187 of 207

Got these today, they are damn good. To my ears, they sound better than the GR07 and put up a good fight against the EPH-100 (but ultimately lose in clarity and instrument separation). Shame about the cord, I don't think I'll be wearing these outside - the mic/controller looks ridiculous hanging next to my left cheek and sticking out.


Edited by regiapemid - 12/15/12 at 1:38am
post #188 of 207
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Originally Posted by regiapemid View Post

Got these today, they are damn good. To my ears, they sound better than the GR07

LOL, I got wowed myself at first listen. I think it has a decent amount of WOW factor. Head pounding bass and great treble extension, with warm mids. very BOSE-like and it has a very strong appeal to casual listeners like myself smily_headphones1.gif I am glad you are enjoying them. Have you tried the tape mod?
Edited by Annafrancesca - 12/15/12 at 6:47am
post #189 of 207
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Originally Posted by Annafrancesca View Post


LOL, I got wowed myself at first listen. I think it has a decent amount of WOW factor. Head pounding bass and great treble extension, with warm mids. very BOSE-like and it has a very strong appeal to casual listeners like myself smily_headphones1.gif I am glad you are enjoying them. Have you tried the tape mod?

 

I haven't, but just might when I get more free time over the holidays. Thanks for the tip!

post #190 of 207

A little bit off-topic, I met this guy on a train in Singapore today who was looking for a iem after his consonance died out. I gave him a try on the gr06 and MH1C and he said the MH1C sounded really good. Hope i will keep him in touch tho. biggrin.gif

post #191 of 207

Bit about my opinion here!

 

post #192 of 207
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Originally Posted by Annafrancesca View Post

Am I crazy if I say, I like them better than the X10i? They both have consumer friendly sound signatures but I think the mids on the MH1Cs are more relaxing to listen to. i am not saying one is better than the other in terms or performance...I just like the sony better smily_headphones1.gif

Edit January 19, 2013

I am listening to the X10 now and....I was right, I was temporarily insane when I made that comment smily_headphones1.gif Now, I know better smily_headphones1.gif

Taking back my statement smily_headphones1.gif
post #193 of 207
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Originally Posted by Annafrancesca View Post


Taking back my statement smily_headphones1.gif


Which one??? LMAO

post #194 of 207
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Originally Posted by sfwalcer View Post


Which one??? LMAO

LOL! Taking back what I said bout liking the MH1c over the X10...
post #195 of 207
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Originally Posted by Annafrancesca View Post


LOL! Taking back what I said bout liking the MH1c over the X10...


That you were taking back the take back of the take back, which leads us to your original statement. THESE MH1Cs RULEZ!!! LoL

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