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post #1096 of 8148
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Originally Posted by cyloh View Post

Hey guys,

 

I've transplanted the S500 driver to the S600 quite a while ago and didn't have the time to update here with pics or impressions.

In summary, the S500 in S600 body were okay, roughly the same sound sig but much more closed in compared to stock.

Comfort wasn't better for me either as the S600 was barely "over-the-ears" for my ears.

 

So....

 

A pair of Brainwavz pleather cushions

Canare cable

Philips SHP2000

 

 

Fully disassembled SHP2000 with drivers and cables discarded.

 

 

S500 drivers, welcome to your new home.

 

 

Bare twisted Canare star quad cable here. Soldered to the driver and sound tested to be good.

 

 

Discard stock velour pads (they're horrible and uncomfortable...) and fit on the Brainwavz pads.

 

Kinda missed you, "upside down cat" ( I am cat lover extraordinaire myself ).

 

So - how does your latest creation sound like ?

post #1097 of 8148
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Originally Posted by analogsurviver View Post

Kinda missed you, "upside down cat" ( I am cat lover extraordinaire myself ).

 

So - how does your latest creation sound like ?


LOL your upside down cat comment made me chuckle.

 

Well what I have now sounds a whole lot wider. Soundstage is definitely nearer to full sized cans right now.

The bass seems to be boosted by quite a wide margin and there is some sibilance on vocals and highs right now... depending on the music that is.

 

Overall the comfort is top notch now and despite introducing some new flaws to the sound, it is still really quite enjoyable.

 

---- EDIT ----

 

Wrong impressions earlier (I played flo rida, that explains the boosted bass lol) . Bass is actually less and the mids and highs has more clarity to it.


Edited by cyloh - 9/7/12 at 6:30am
post #1098 of 8148
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Originally Posted by Dsnuts View Post


A 9.2 from me. Lol. Check out Ghosts pics of the new HA-S400. http://www.head-fi.org/t/626332/the-new-jvc-ha-s400-30mm-carbon-nanotubes#post_8677987

 

Nice!!

post #1099 of 8148
Mine have been in customs at LAX for 2 days now....... Grrrrrrrrrr. Frustrating that they are just down the street and i cant have them yet!
post #1100 of 8148
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Originally Posted by Doc-holliday View Post

Mine have been in customs at LAX for 2 days now....... Grrrrrrrrrr. Frustrating that they are just down the street and i cant have them yet!

 

Same thing happened to me here on the East Coast. 

post #1101 of 8148
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Originally Posted by Achmedisdead View Post

Same thing happened to me here on the East Coast. 
Did they hit u with any import duties out of curiosity?
post #1102 of 8148

I ordered mine from Ace of Bicycle this morning... no shipping info yet, but hoping they arrive without delay!
 

post #1103 of 8148
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Originally Posted by Doc-holliday View Post


Did they hit u with any import duties out of curiosity?

 

I don't think so. If they did, it was included in the stated shipping cost, which was $23.55.

post #1104 of 8148
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Originally Posted by cyloh 

 

 

Wrong impressions earlier (I played flo rida, that explains the boosted bass lol) . Bass is actually less and the mids and highs has more clarity to it.

I had similar results transplanting to the Koss dj100. The highs were actually a little too bright. I used the foam driver covers that were stuck in the s600 cups and with those over the drivers on the dj100 the sound balanced back out.


Edited by Norml - 9/7/12 at 2:08pm
post #1105 of 8148
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I don't think so. If they did, it was included in the stated shipping cost, which was $23.55.
Oh good. Hope im clear too.

BTW my next post will make one hundred and bring me to a higher coveted head-fi "status". I am going to have to formulate something very deep, meaningful and learned to post to celebrate it.
Wait a minute...... this post....... Crap, oh well..... 😜
post #1106 of 8148
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Oh good. Hope im clear too.
BTW my next post will make one hundred and bring me to a higher coveted head-fi "status". I am going to have to formulate something very deep, meaningful and learned to post to celebrate it.
Wait a minute...... this post....... Crap, oh well..... 😜



Welcome to the "100 Group"  biggrin.gif

post #1107 of 8148

I'm finally going to get my S500s tomorrow! They came today, but no one was at the house so I have to go to the post office to get them. I can't wait :D

post #1108 of 8148
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Originally Posted by cyloh View Post


LOL your upside down cat comment made me chuckle.

 

Well what I have now sounds a whole lot wider. Soundstage is definitely nearer to full sized cans right now.

The bass seems to be boosted by quite a wide margin and there is some sibilance on vocals and highs right now... depending on the music that is.

 

Overall the comfort is top notch now and despite introducing some new flaws to the sound, it is still really quite enjoyable.

 

---- EDIT ----

 

Wrong impressions earlier (I played flo rida, that explains the boosted bass lol) . Bass is actually less and the mids and highs has more clarity to it.

Thanks !

post #1109 of 8148

Is this still an import only headphone?  If so, has anyone heard when they will get released from a stateside dealer?

post #1110 of 8148
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Originally Posted by nonsupremous View Post

Is this still an import only headphone?  If so, has anyone heard when they will get released from a stateside dealer?

As far as I know, still import-only.....ebay or Amazon.com.  Don't know about stateside arrival......they're not on JVC's US website, for whatever that's worth.

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