^ Lame gif is lame!!!
Perhaps it's also important to call into question the performance of other so called TOTL phones as well, as both SGS and Gnarl would place the MH1 above other phones that are labeled as "top tier" by this very community. I already stated my agreement with them, I feel phones like the MH1 and CN40 possess traits and a level of refinement that elevate them out of the budget ghetto and into that select circle. Were they not hampered by odd duck ergonomics, chintzy build quality and had quadruple digit price tags I don't know that anyone would call their performance into question really, but hey, dat hype and all. I just don't really get why the K3003 is singled out and vilified even after all this time when its performance does not in any way lag behind any of the current crop of so called top tier phones is all
^ LMAO cuz AKG gets all the flak no matter WHAT they make these days. From their $1K K812 Pros to their portable "DJ" lines they are taking Ls with every move. LoLs
Maybe cuz they don't have a detachable cable for being a $1K and over IEM??? j/k : P
Every "hero" has to have a villian. K3 I suspect got the honours due to availability.
MH1, no where near the clarity I'm afraid. It gets better if you knock the rear end out of it completely, but once again, is it a bargain if you have to put hours of labour and hundreds of dollars (recabling etc.) into it?
I would like to know what source's were used in testing it. I mean I can hook up anything to an old ipod shuffle and it will do a marvelous job of hiding the differences between phones.
There's hype and there's tripe.:)
^ Tripe is mighty tasty meng, dunno what your beef is......
Just to clarify, I'm only doing this because someone decided to compare the MH1 and k3003. I legitimately didn't know the k3003 existed before this time. And I'd like to go back to those lovely days.Thank you nick.
Yeah...that price drop annoyed me as well, and it was probably 2-3 months after I bought mine but still...50 bucks less. Common son. The fostex TE-05's peaked my interest as well and they are pretty well priced. However I have a thing....where......I really don't like owning many pairs of headphones at once, quite anti-headfi of me I know. I don't see the appeal in amassing a large collection, but maybe one day I will.
^ Will for sure pick up the TE-05s if i see them at $100, but not as tempted to pick them up for $150 tbh, cuz i WAS PROMISED THEY WOULD BE $100 DAMN IT!!! LoL
Anywho same here cuz already have the DN1Ks so don't really feel an itch to "upgrade" of late as well, and don't see the purpose of having so many $100 plus iem laying around just collecting dust. haha Plus i got a set of these damn $30 TEACs that originally cost over $350 MSRP to keep me busy. LMAO
They are not as good as the Sony XBA-3s but is pretty close i'll have to say and those old XBA-3s can be had for like $50 these days so.....
It's AMAZING to be in this hobby for it's crazy variety and bang for the buck these dyas, but yet bad at the same tyme cuz it can be so tempting and overwhelming to get all the latest/greatest.
Edited by sfwalcer - 3/13/14 at 9:35pm