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Advice please: Sony MH1C vs Brainwavz M2, Vsonic GR06

post #1 of 9
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Hi everyone, new member here.

 

I'm wondering how big is the difference in terms of sound quality of the Sony MH1C against the Brainwavz M2 which I have now and the Vsonic GR06. Before buying the M2 this week, my daily driver for the last 5 years is a Creative EP630. I am pretty good with the M2 right now, but the MH1C based on reviews here seems really good and there is a good offer for me until tomorrow. Is it like night and day or just minor stuff here and there?

 

After reading great reviews on the MH1C, I'm thinking of replacing the M2 with the MH1C. Just worried that the MH1C might sound weak on my Iphone 4 since I read its power hungry and I don't have any plans of getting a portable amp.

 

Any advice would be really helpful, need to decide today.

 

Many thanks.

post #2 of 9

Whoa hold up now. I have a pair of Sennheiser CX300-II's and a pair of Sony MH1C's, the MH1C's to my ears at least, do sound very nice, but not as good as the CX300-II's. 

 

I have just purchased a pair of Brainwavz M2's as an upgrade to my CX300-II's because the Brainwavz M2's are considered to be much better.

 

*Edit* I just auditioned the two sets of earphones side by side and the Sony's are in actual fact a lot clearer, crisper and more defined than the Sennheisers. Though I do find the Sony's to be horribly uncomfortable compared with the Senns. 

 

If you can wait a few days I will be able to let you know what I think of the Brainwavz' vs the Sony's (Playing various genres in FLAC from a Cowon i10).

 

I am really hoping that the Brainwavz are better because otherwise I just forked out some money on an upgrade to something worse that what has been sitting in my drawer... 


Edited by acme15 - 12/21/12 at 1:14pm
post #3 of 9

Do not look at the price tag and try the MH1C.

 

To my ear, the sound signature of MH1C is superior. u can feel it's SONY once u put it on

 

just $30 bucks, why not give it a try? even as a backup IEM

post #4 of 9

I have Vsonic GR06, Visang R03(Brainwavz M2), and Sony MH1C. Its a toss between GR06 and Sony MH1C (stock cable) in terms of sound quality. They are superior than M2 in all departments but if you recable MH1C, it would be another story. It would be Recabled MH1C>GR06>M2

post #5 of 9

don't forget to consider whether you like a good amount of (sub)bass if you want the mh1c.

post #6 of 9
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Originally Posted by atomikn00b View Post

don't forget to consider whether you like a good amount of (sub)bass if you want the mh1c.

 

Bump.

Anyone have some kind of description of the MH1C's comfort?

Does it feel similar to the Astrotec AM-90 when worn?

post #7 of 9

the comfort of the MH1C is abysmal. some of the most uncomfortable and misfitting IEM's i've ever owned, and these are worse than my UE TF 10's. The hard flat j cord is a joke. The sound isn't as great as some say, and the hype for me is equal to the hype given to the JVC FX40's, which were also very disappointing. My Philips 3580's were superior in sound and fit, and cost me $8.00. 

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Originally Posted by IEMagnet01 View Post

the comfort of the MH1C is abysmal. some of the most uncomfortable and misfitting IEM's i've ever owned, and these are worse than my UE TF 10's. The hard flat j cord is a joke. The sound isn't as great as some say, and the hype for me is equal to the hype given to the JVC FX40's, which were also very disappointing. My Philips 3580's were superior in sound and fit, and cost me $8.00. 

Huh.
Well, I was just about to buy a pair until I read this.
I'm going to get the GR06 instead, then.

post #9 of 9
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Originally Posted by pro1137 View Post

Huh.
Well, I was just about to buy a pair until I read this.
I'm going to get the GR06 instead, then.


very good choice! the GR06's! Well done. 

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