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Originally Posted by WAYNENUMM View Post

 

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).


Yes, I tried the Med and Lg Sony tips. The bass is just too strong for my taste.

 

I really don't like rubber tips though... I dont like the fit because it feels insecure. I prefer foam tips for a deeper fit.

post #242 of 365
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Yes, I tried the Med and Lg Sony tips. The bass is just too strong for my taste.

 

I really don't like rubber tips though... I dont like the fit because it feels insecure. I prefer foam tips for a deeper fit.

 

Thanks. I find the bass a bit too strong with the large mh1c tips, but perfect with the mid sized ones (Nick likes the large ones though). I look forward to your impressions f you do try them out with some foam tips (although my experience with foam tips is that they usually increase the bass). Cheers.

post #243 of 365

MH1C actually has two different medium tips. One is slightly elongated while the other is the "normal" shape. Unless mine is just weird.

 

I seem to have new thoughts about wearing them around ear recently; they do not sound the same worn that way than straight down. Mostly because of the immediate shape in the ear canal when placed in slightly different angles; the original angle I had them would slightly kill the treble and was reduced in overall volume. So I tried different angles and finally came with something that fit my ears a bit better.

 

On another note, if you don't get a perfect seal the apparent amount of bass is also reduced quite a bit. This can be helpful as "soft" EQ method.

post #244 of 365
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Originally Posted by Maxx134 View Post
Hey so what U think?

 

The MC300 lasted about 10 seconds in my ears - the bass was unbearable.  Way over-boosted and boomy.  It isn't obvious from pics, but it has a port in the back of the all-aluminum housing.  Will burn them in, but for now it's a big BUST compared to the MT300

 

The other surprises are TDK EB750 and IE500... we'll see.

 

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Originally Posted by gmahler2u View Post
I can't find this $4.97? I can only find the $24 headphone.

It was on sale at www.shopxscargo.com.  no longer.

 

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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 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.

 

Thanks for the impressions!  The seal was problematic for me too with the stock tips, and indeed most silicones which would result in too much bass.  I tried the MH1C tips too but I've settled on the Monster Supertip Foams as a good balance for myself.  Hope you find a nice foamie that might improve the experience.

 

And  yes, there's no comparison with my HF5s.  This week I've also been experimenting with the seal on my XBA-3s and am getting very favourable results.  The real on-airplane tests come over the next few weeks when I'm back on the road.

post #245 of 365

what happens if you fully or partially block that MC-300 rear port it should tighten/lock up the driver excursion, depending on driver size and space etc etc.  Would be an easy test ( if you want to that is )

 

NOTE PEOPLE this is different than the MT 300


Edited by nick n - 1/19/13 at 8:53pm
post #246 of 365
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It becomes a darn muddy mess with ports blocked. And they're bigger than the MT300 so don't tuck into my ears as well. The MT300 is an easy choice over these. Same cable even. Oh well, let's see who's birthday is coming up, heh..
post #247 of 365

find someone who is partial to current consumer tuning and they will love them then. Worth a shot though thanks very much for checking those MC-300 out.( Note not the MT-300  which this thread is all about )  waitaminnit, did you do the required 10000 hours of break-in period on them ph34r.gif that might fix it.


Edited by nick n - 1/19/13 at 8:55pm
post #248 of 365
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 waitaminnit, did you do the required 10000 hours of break-in period on them ph34r.gif that might fix it.

 

I think I've only logged 500 hours on these. Not for burn-in purposes, just typical day to day usage. So 5% of the way there....

 

Hopefully by that time, they'd either:

1) Begin to secrete liquid gold into my ears

2) Blow up

post #249 of 365

ZAGG (iPhone skin/"shields" company) SMARTbuds

 

 

 

 

Re-branded OEM design

 

Costing 50 dollars :D (http://www.zagg.com/audio/smart-buds.php)

post #250 of 365
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Originally Posted by devouringone3 View Post

ZAGG (iPhone skin/"shields" company) SMARTbuds

 

 

 

 

Re-branded OEM design

 

Costing 50 dollars :D (http://www.zagg.com/audio/smart-buds.php)


wow.

If they share more than just the housing, then all who currently own the mt300 now know they have $50 earphones :-D

post #251 of 365
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Originally Posted by atomikn00b View Post

wow.

If they share more than just the housing, then all who currently own the mt300 now know they have $50 earphones :-D

Also see, according to |joker|, Xears Resonance:

http://www.xears.com/produkte/resonance-black-edition

post #252 of 365

Well. bad news.

After using the mt300 for about two weeks, I go "hmmm. whatever happened to that mh1c?"

So. fired up some tracks and laid in my bed for some listening time.

 

I like the mh1c's sound better. It's more balanced.

The bass/subbass is lower in quantity and the mids are more present. The difference was striking since I had come to think of the mt300 mids as flat.

Now I'm more inclined to say recessed. The experience is similar to when I received my brainwavz hm5 after using the denon d2k for some months.

The highs in the mh1c are also more present and sparkly.

 

Overall the mh1c sound is more smooth and refined than the mt300s.

 

And that complaint I've had with the mt300 about the timbre.

No such flaw here.

 

So. I'd put it this way.

The mh1c is a much better all rounder than the mt300. Especially with the right tips. I swapped the mt300 and mh1c tips out of curiosity and was pleasantly surprised. It's like the mh1c tips were designed for the mt300 and mt300 tips for mh1c. I should note that the mh1c tips didn't alter the mt300 sound signature. It simply made the signature more obvious. In other words, it brought out its potential. And one aspect of the mt300 that EXTREMELY impressed me was the positional cues and the front to back placement of instruments (I call that soundstage depth). Your ears may hear different though.

 

Now I'm off to try to deal with the mh1c cable while moving. If I'm fine with them, the mt300 will have to be given away to a curious head-fier.

If not, I'll have to compare the mt300 to my abandoned brainwavz m4 and see which I like better.

 

Oh and for those who care. The mh1c is harder to drive than the mt300. I had to volume match when comparing. And yes, the mh1c bass is still slow (to those who can discern that).


Edited by atomikn00b - 1/21/13 at 11:26pm
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I want to thank inline79 for meeting me today in the cold Chi-town temperatures (of all days this winter it finally hit zero here), and bringing me a pair MT-300s. I only got to hear the MT-300 very briefly, but very initial thoughts had me highly impressed for the cost. Too early to compare the sound with anything. I let inline79 hear briefly the ATH-CKN50. He seemed to like the sound, but I'll let him chime in more if he wants to add his thoughts. He also heard briefly the TDK MA600. Thanks again inline79. Enjoy my beautiful (but cold) city and let me know if I can be of assistance in any way.


Edited by ericp10 - 1/22/13 at 9:16pm
post #254 of 365
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I want to thank inline79 for meeting me today in the cold Chi-town temperatures (of all days this winter it finally hit zero here), and bringing me a pair MT-300s. I only got to hear the MT-300 very briefly, but very initial thoughts had me highly impressed for the cost. Too early to compare the sound with anything. I like inline79 hear briefly the ATH-CKN50. He seemed to like the sound, but I'll let him chime in more if he wants to add his thoughts. He also heard briefly the TDK MA600. Thanks again inline79. Enjoy my beautiful (but cold) city and let me know if I can be of assistance in any way.

Zero degrees. I wish it were 0 degrees C here right now. -13 degrees Celsius, it's been two years since we've hit negative double digits.
I do miss Chicago though. Best and most beautiful weekend I've had so far.

Anyways, these headphones still amaze me. They have much better bass quality than the VSonic GR02 BE, not as much quantity though the GR02 can be boomy at times. Mids are great but I think needs a little more detail. Treble is smooth and rolled off, never harsh or sibilant. Today at work, these babies took me to another world. Might as well have been dancing, I was sure as heck singing and whistling.
Initial D&B burn-in of 50 hours plus 50 or so hours of casual use. I realized that the bass has tightened since the initial burn-in too. Much clearer and just better quality in general. Haven't noticed the mids change since burn-in and the treble is still somewhat elusive. Apologies for the stream of consciousness.  Anyone have a recommended tip to enhance the treble? 

post #255 of 365
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Originally Posted by ericp10 View Post

I want to thank inline79 for meeting me today in the cold Chi-town temperatures (of all days this winter it finally hit zero here), and bringing me a pair MT-300s. I only got to hear the MT-300 very briefly, but very initial thoughts had me highly impressed for the cost. Too early to compare the sound with anything. I like inline79 hear briefly the ATH-CKN50. He seemed to like the sound, but I'll let him chime in more if he wants to add his thoughts. He also heard briefly the TDK MA600. Thanks again inline79. Enjoy my beautiful (but cold) city and let me know if I can be of assistance in any way.

 

I liked the CKN50 a lot - it's right down my alley for an IEM, somewhat reminding me of my HF5s with, I think, a bit more bass impact.  Also thanks for bringing the MA600, I love hearing oddball stuff, and it certainly fit that category.  An IEM that challenges you to really describe its sound is an IEM with character Thanks ericp10 for being the highlight of my otherwise drab week watching machines move boxes around.

 

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Zero degrees. I wish it were 0 degrees C here right now. -13 degrees Celsius, it's been two years since we've hit negative double digits.
I do miss Chicago though. Best and most beautiful weekend I've had so far.

Anyways, these headphones still amaze me. They have much better bass quality than the VSonic GR02 BE, not as much quantity though the GR02 can be boomy at times. Mids are great but I think needs a little more detail. Treble is smooth and rolled off, never harsh or sibilant. Today at work, these babies took me to another world. Might as well have been dancing, I was sure as heck singing and whistling.
Initial D&B burn-in of 50 hours plus 50 or so hours of casual use. I realized that the bass has tightened since the initial burn-in too. Much clearer and just better quality in general. Haven't noticed the mids change since burn-in and the treble is still somewhat elusive. Apologies for the stream of consciousness.  Anyone have a recommended tip to enhance the treble? 

 

Actually 0 degrees in Chicago is -17 degrees in Toronto.  The news here in the Windy City calls it is "bitterly" cold today, which in Canada I think we'd call it "M.F." cold, which I still consider to be warmer than "cold as F".  Either way it is not a day to walk around with aluminum housing IEMs outside.

 

Thanks also for the GR02BE comparison - I've been waiting to see one, and glad to see they made you a little less productive today.  If you're losing the treble, it could be too good of a seal blowing the bass up.  Try any foam or a smaller silicone?

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