Originally Posted by jtaylor991
Originally Posted by gopanthersgo1
The mods are EASILY reversable, it's as easy as putting you finger in the pad and working your way around it to get it off. Mids are the vocals and acoustic guitars, like the middle of the spectrum, between the bass and the trebel. keep in mind that it only reduces the bass if you try the ATH pads. The HM5 pads give you more soundstage, and lose or gain nothing else. Too bad no U.S. seller is selling them.
The bass won't ruin them, if anything, it way improve them due to burn in, remember, these are 10x stronger than regular headphones. There is a really cheap DAC that's supposed to go great with these shipping from China for $20 on Ebay
. I do the same thing with my parents, buy something and then pay them back..... the life of an 8th grader! LOL
Some of the mods for the JVCs include: stuffing the pad under the HM5 pad full of cotton balls and brown paper towels (the stiff ones in public bathrooms) (Forgot what this mod does... I think more bass and slightly better soundstage), putting tape over some ports right under the pad (To increase the bass greatly), and putting cotton (Or any insulative material) behind the drivers in the cups (Remove 3 screws on each cup, still very easy and reversible) (This one makes everything a tiny bit more realistic).
Hmm OK cool. Maybe I'll try to get my hands on some HM5 pads then
What's this cheap DAC all about?
It's supposed to be a great DAC (for the price) that can power the S500s without an amp, but can also plug into an amp. It's supposed to have a nice soundstage, and be much clearer than a PCs audio out. The only complaint with it is that the highs are too much for some people, but should get better after burn-in (I don't know anything about burn-in from Solid state DACs and amps, as I've bought all mine used...). I haven't tried this DAC yet, and probably won't, as I already have a soundcard with line out (Titanium HD). There is also a DAC/amp combo that is supposed to be a little better, with more tamed highs for $30 you can get from Amazon
. It has a line out (To plug into the ZO2.3, and a headphone amp (For until you get the ZO2.3. Also, to use it with the ZO2.3, you'll need to provide a male RCA to male 3.5mm aux jack. You'll also need a cable like this
(a standard printer cable) to plug into your PC/Laptop. Please note that you cannot use a DAC with your phone, as it is not supported in both the hardware and software unless you have the Universal S3, or any Note 2.