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post #196 of 227

I dunno, from what I remember I like RX700 soundstage much better than ATH AD900. Never heard A700 but I doubt it has better ss than AD900...

post #197 of 227
Do the JVC's have a better surround sound effect for gaming?
post #198 of 227
Do the JVC's have a better surround sound effect for gaming?
post #199 of 227
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post #200 of 227

The jvc's don't have or advertise a 'surround sound' effect at all. They are standard headphones.

 

I've used them for a couple of months now, and while i enjoy them, I find the hype behind this pair of headphones to be just that: hype. They are a solid value at $35, but they are never going to 'wow' you in any one area. They're not even going to impress you as a top-tier neutral headphone. 

 

These are relatively neutral headphones with a little bit of extra bass. I wish they were a bit cleaner, as surprisingly, there is noticeable sibilance on occasion, even though the treble seems slightly rolled off. Also, the bass can be slightly distorted, which is odd, since I listen at low volumes. These headphones can also highlight recording flaws excessively, which again, is odd, since they don't seem to emphasize any part of the audio spectrum unduly. 

 

These are a nice pair of starter audiophile headphones, which have a nice sound overall, but which will bite you with obvious distortion, even at low volumes. 

 

As far as soundstage, it's not terribly impressive. I'd say it's average. If you want the best sound quality, you'll want to go with an open design.

post #201 of 227
I meant how is there surround sound effect when using virtual surround sound processing like Dolby Headphone?
post #202 of 227
I know the sound of the JVC's aren't the best but I have a low budget now. Most people say that they have great sound and comfort for gaming and multimedia. I'm planning on getting Sennheiser PC 360's once I start working. I'm going to use the JVC's with a Zalman for the next few months until I have the money.
post #203 of 227
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Originally Posted by jaycee1 View Post

The jvc's don't have or advertise a 'surround sound' effect at all. They are standard headphones.

 

I've used them for a couple of months now, and while i enjoy them, I find the hype behind this pair of headphones to be just that: hype. They are a solid value at $35, but they are never going to 'wow' you in any one area. They're not even going to impress you as a top-tier neutral headphone. 

 

These are relatively neutral headphones with a little bit of extra bass. I wish they were a bit cleaner, as surprisingly, there is noticeable sibilance on occasion, even though the treble seems slightly rolled off. Also, the bass can be slightly distorted, which is odd, since I listen at low volumes. These headphones can also highlight recording flaws excessively, which again, is odd, since they don't seem to emphasize any part of the audio spectrum unduly. 

 

These are a nice pair of starter audiophile headphones, which have a nice sound overall, but which will bite you with obvious distortion, even at low volumes. 

 

As far as soundstage, it's not terribly impressive. I'd say it's average. If you want the best sound quality, you'll want to go with an open design.


sibilance? yeah sounds something like stock rx700. and they do improve with amping believe it or not.

post #204 of 227
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sibilance? yeah sounds something like stock rx700. and they do improve with amping believe it or not.

No doubt. A fiio E6 has helped noticeably, in all areas. An amp won't transform your headphones into something they're not, but they will go a long way towards bringing out their full potential. 

 

I tried the foam mod also, but that actually had a negative impact on sound quality, more or less destroying bass response. 

post #205 of 227

Which foam mod? I only did the felt and cotton mod and it pretty much eliminate sibilance for me.

post #206 of 227
Yeah, they're $35 headphones -- not LCD3s. Just keep that in mind. But I'd say, if you don't have several hundred dollars at the moment, you could do a hell of a lot worse. There's a foam mod in which you add extra foam under the ear cushions (which I also found toned down the bass a little (which I preferred as the stock bass seemed a little aggressive for my taste)).

The open mod really opened up the soundstage -- and seemed to smooth things out and bring out detail. As far as comfort, I have yet to find a more comfortable pair. And, yeah, I've found they benefit from an amp.
Edited by RastaDolphin - 4/30/13 at 7:51pm
post #207 of 227

Whoops I forgot that I did that too, been a long time, though I only use a little bit of foam for the back of my ears so the driver angled further.

post #208 of 227

What is the open mod?

post #209 of 227
See page 11 of this thread.
post #210 of 227

That looks like a cool mod. I'll have to try it soon. 

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