Originally Posted by Dsnuts
I am sure your modded HA-S500 will sound wonderful no doubt but. These cans are fully open using new proprietary 53mm drivers.. The scope of sound we are talking about. The stage. Unless you have vents and have open cups on your mod. I am gonna seriously doubt your modded HA-S500 is gonna have the air, the depth, the stage of these cans. Oh yea the drivers are angled too. Did I mention they use new plush cloth covered pads that feel like pillows on your head?.. A different animal. I would say. I want to see one of you guys get these cans as I know you guys would appreciate them like Danny and Ghost both will tell ya.. I am a big fan of these cans. Nothing has given me more WOW moments than these cans.
These simply separate themselves from everything I own. Lol. No exaggeration.
I inquired about the for sale, but they were sold! I am going to stick my neck out here, ordered from amazon.jp, for $196 + tenso charges. I will see if they are better than the Cute S500, with my home gears. But I had $800 into my modded W1000X with 2000X drivers, and they got sold after my ears said the Cute S500 sounded better. I had the FXZ200 for about ten days, and my S500 kicked them out of the ballpark by quite a bit! I should see the 900X in a week from tenso....will give them a fair audition, can always recoup the cost. But I do know, there is not an IEM that can best my S500......I do know where to get the 2000X drivers for them if I decide they are worth the upgrade, new cable and such modd! Considering the fact that the modded W1000X I had were closed, there may be possiblities here.....time will tell! I like a ballanced full sound, but my gears have crossfeed and other audiophile settings that may work!
Not so sure these are totally new 53mm drivers though.....ATH pulls some tricks reusing old drivers from what I have read.....implementation, and wire in the cable can change the sound!
Edited by cute - 1/20/13 at 11:55am