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post #226 of 365

Anyone planning to use these on a plane, be careful with which tips you're going to use with these. Every silicone tip felt absolutely, overwhelming, excruciatingly painful. Sometimes they just pop off, which hurts like crazy. Had a worse time with these in the air even compared to the ER4P. Since I didn't have any foams, had to resort to the sansa stock buds in the end. Driver flex is a bit grating after lots of re-inserting and re-adjusting. I'd say get some gel/foam tips, pop them in, and try not to mess with them too much while on the go.

 

If I could draw out my own FR graph from listening, it would probably look like a rapidly declining ski slope. Fun stock, and works perfectly with the bass reducer EQ on most DAPs.

Weeee!!!

post #227 of 365

Thanks for forewarning us, I was about to do exactly that error in a few days if it wouldn't have been for you.

post #228 of 365

So, anybody out there still liking the MT300's? I sure am - I still can't believe how good these things sound with various genres, and with various sources, and with no amping or with amping. At the moment, I am marveling how good they are making electonic music - and in particular trance - sound. Very full and engaging sound, with awesome impactfull bass. Love it!

post #229 of 365

Best tips ( silicone ) to date for me are the Sony MH1C things, never had a single problem with them.

Waynenumm, OF COURSE I am still loving these. Lately they have been my go-to IEMs. It's always between these and the T-Peos H-100 when I am on the go in the wintertime anyhow... I need to get a better amp for the Peos ( C&C BH ahem cough ), until then I am totally happy using the MT-300's moreso.

 

The local outlet here I think has been cleaned out! Yep down to ONE left in the local store.

 

The only reason I don't keep posting is that I am still busy enjoying these things !

Still rocking the same tips.  There's got to be some dirt cheapo IEM's around for people to scavenge other tips to try on the cheap. Who needs the actual IEM's they come with when you have these.

 

I should also mention I have dropped them on the ground accidentally quite a few times, not noticed once and kicked them a bit, yarded on them a few times also, bent the cable a ton instead of using a clip ( no more of that ) and they show no dents or signs of misuse or any failure yet.

This  doesn't happen with my stuff generally really careful, maybe they are trying to tell me something. I think they want to tell me they kick butt.


Edited by nick n - 1/16/13 at 6:03pm
post #230 of 365

Ugh.

still haven't posted that comparison I mentioned but bottom line.

The gr07 "distract" me with music. The mt300 is flat-ish and enjoyable without sucking me in.

 

The words "distract" and "flat-ish" refer mostly to the mids. If I listen to the gr07 first before the mt300 it seems like the mids just ran from the front row to the 5th. And if I listen to the mt300 first before the gr07, it's like they came from the second row to absolutely no distance between us. Not even a centimeter.

 

*BUT NOTICE I said that listening to mt300, mids are in second row* Actually bass is in second row as well. and treble somewhere between third and 4th.

Despite these placements, no detail is missed.

 

Similar to what inline mentioned. With the gr07 it takes extra time to put it on though not much longer. So yes, I do reach for the mt300 more than the gr07 even though I seriously enjoy that gr07.

 

I'll also re-iterate what I mentioned sometime ago. I wish the timbre on the mt300 were more real. The gr07 has it beat in that department by a significant amount.

post #231 of 365

Lol, nutter-club ;P.

 

They are my best IEM, I really like them.

 

But they reminded me that the comfort of IEMs isn't the best, so I returned to my Grado SR100 for portable use inside.

 

Outside I'll no doubt enjoy the MT-300 a lot.

 

 

I need to evaluate something though, sometimes I can hear my heart rate inside my right, smaller ear (my ears are about the same size don't worry; but the same way we always have a foot bigger than the other, well my ears are like that too). I feel the blood pressure pumping and it's not fun an impediment when trying to fall asleep. I wore MT-300 all the day yesterday and that happened. I never thought of it but there could be a relation between the two.


Edited by devouringone3 - 1/16/13 at 6:28pm
post #232 of 365

 I still think these are wicked, Wayne.  

post #233 of 365
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Originally Posted by WAYNENUMM View Post

So, anybody out there still liking the MT300's? I sure am - I still can't believe how good these things sound with various genres, and with various sources, and with no amping or with amping. At the moment, I am marveling how good they are making electonic music - and in particular trance - sound. Very full and engaging sound, with awesome impactfull bass. Love it!

Yep, still loving these. These are my beaters. I don't baby them like I do my other headphones but, of course, I don't put them through unnecessary stress. I wrap them around 4 fingers, keep the jack and phones together and stash them in my pocket. One thing though, where the plug cord meets the Y-split, the wires have come out. They sound the same but it still caused panic. Apparently holding the IEM by the cord while adjusting the rather tight cord cinch put too much strain on that area -_-. Didn't have electrical tape on hand so I just used duct tape. If these had a bit more treble presence and no driver flex, they would be my most used pair. They're just...incredibly fun. 

post #234 of 365
Very cool guys. Great further impressions. And nice seeing these cheapies being enjoyed and appreciated by such an esteemed and respected group of nutters lol!
post #235 of 365
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UPS is bringing me one tomorrow, along with two other presents... wink.gif
Hey so what U think?
post #236 of 365

Anyone have an extra pair or two of these left they would like to sell off? Only ones left I can find are on bay and ship from HK and don't feel like waiting a month.

post #237 of 365

Thanks to Inline79 for giving me a pair of these.

 

My first impression was that they are a bassy and dark earphone. Bass is a bit overboosted more than I like and treble is dark with missing details in the low-mid treble region (high hats, rim taps, brush strokes, etc.).

 

I burned them in for about 12 hours yesterday with no noticeable change in sound. I do like the build quality - the aluminum housings seem solid and the cord is very resistant to microphonics (unlike the Sony MH1C cord).

 

The MH1C actually sounds better balanced to me because it has less prominent bass and more treble detail. Overall clarity and refinement seems on par with the MH1C, which is to say good for a budget IEM.

 

I don't like silicone tips at all so I'm thinking about finding foam tips that fit the barrel. The TDKs appear to have the same barrel size as the Sonys, which are in between the Monoprice (big) and Etymotic (small) size. Does Comply make a "mid-size" barrel tip that fit these?

 

I really only use my HF5s when I use IEMs, so these probably will collect dust in my nightstand with the rest of my budget IEMs. But I still cannot resist a cheap earphone, and these are certainly a no brainer for the price.

post #238 of 365

hello.

 

I can't find this $4.97? I can only find the $24 headphone.

is this discount price (4.97)

 

I'm little confuse about the price.

post #239 of 365
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Originally Posted by palmfish View Post

My first impression was that they are a bassy and dark earphone. Bass is a bit overboosted more than I like and treble is dark with missing details in the low-mid treble region (high hats, rim taps, brush strokes, etc.).

 

I burned them in for about 12 hours yesterday with no noticeable change in sound. I do like the build quality - the aluminum housings seem solid and the cord is very resistant to microphonics (unlike the Sony MH1C cord).

 

 

+1 for me as well.  I've set these aside except for certain situations where I can EQ it a good bit (bass down, treble up), and am back to mostly the FocalPrice CK-700 cheapies and the ER-4P.

post #240 of 365
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Originally Posted by palmfish View Post

Thanks to Inline79 for giving me a pair of these.

 

My first impression was that they are a bassy and dark earphone. Bass is a bit overboosted more than I like and treble is dark with missing details in the low-mid treble region (high hats, rim taps, brush strokes, etc.).

 

I burned them in for about 12 hours yesterday with no noticeable change in sound. I do like the build quality - the aluminum housings seem solid and the cord is very resistant to microphonics (unlike the Sony MH1C cord).

 

The MH1C actually sounds better balanced to me because it has less prominent bass and more treble detail. Overall clarity and refinement seems on par with the MH1C, which is to say good for a budget IEM.

 

I don't like silicone tips at all so I'm thinking about finding foam tips that fit the barrel. The TDKs appear to have the same barrel size as the Sonys, which are in between the Monoprice (big) and Etymotic (small) size. Does Comply make a "mid-size" barrel tip that fit these?

 

I really only use my HF5s when I use IEMs, so these probably will collect dust in my nightstand with the rest of my budget IEMs. But I still cannot resist a cheap earphone, and these are certainly a no brainer for the price.

 

Curious: Did you try the mh1c medium sized tips on them? I really enjoy the amount and quality of the bass with them (and the mids, and the treble lol).

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