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Mine came in 2 days ago. I won't bother describing the sound because so many people have and because i am a noob and don't know how to use any of those fancy smancy words. lol. These sounded amazing to me out of the box though and i only have about 8 hours of burn in so far, so if everything you've all been saying is true, then these will EASILY be the best headphones i have ever listened to. (Which isn't saying much in my case :L The best headphone i have listened to prior to these is the Philips/O'neil Snug) 

 

Unfortunately for me i don't have many high quality songs so these are being rather unforgiving to me for the most part in my itunes collection. For some reason they sound better when i am streaming from spotify, anyone know what the quality for that is? 

 

Oh yeah, and i am definitely going to try analogsurviver's 48 hour burn in method. 

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Originally Posted by Ic3M0nk3y View Post

 

Unfortunately for me i don't have many high quality songs so these are being rather unforgiving to me for the most part in my itunes collection. For some reason they sound better when i am streaming from spotify, anyone know what the quality for that is? 

 

Unless you are paying for spotify, the bit rate is not that great

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Originally Posted by Ic3M0nk3y View Post

Mine came in 2 days ago. I won't bother describing the sound because so many people have and because i am a noob and don't know how to use any of those fancy smancy words. lol. These sounded amazing to me out of the box though and i only have about 8 hours of burn in so far, so if everything you've all been saying is true, then these will EASILY be the best headphones i have ever listened to. (Which isn't saying much in my case :L The best headphone i have listened to prior to these is the Philips/O'neil Snug) 

Unfortunately for me i don't have many high quality songs so these are being rather unforgiving to me for the most part in my itunes collection. For some reason they sound better when i am streaming from spotify, anyone know what the quality for that is? 

Oh yeah, and i am definitely going to try analogsurviver's 48 hour burn in method. 

Icemonkey, if you want something for sleeping and not as big as the s500, with the same technology then get the fx40. They both complimet each other perfctly, th fx40 has more treble and sparcle, you wont regret it. They are cheap but dont be fooled by the price, they are good.


Burn them, they get better.
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Originally Posted by Ic3M0nk3y View Post

Mine came in 2 days ago. I won't bother describing the sound because so many people have and because i am a noob and don't know how to use any of those fancy smancy words. lol. These sounded amazing to me out of the box though and i only have about 8 hours of burn in so far, so if everything you've all been saying is true, then these will EASILY be the best headphones i have ever listened to. (Which isn't saying much in my case :L The best headphone i have listened to prior to these is the Philips/O'neil Snug) 

Unfortunately for me i don't have many high quality songs so these are being rather unforgiving to me for the most part in my itunes collection. For some reason they sound better when i am streaming from spotify, anyone know what the quality for that is? 

Oh yeah, and i am definitely going to try analogsurviver's 48 hour burn in method. 

Icemonkey, if you want something for sleeping and not as big as the s500, with the same technology,easy to use and carry on, then get the fx40. They both complimet each other perfctly, th fx40 has more treble and sparcle, you wont regret it. They are cheap but dont be fooled by the price, they are good.


Burn them, they get better.
Edited by rickdohc - 9/8/12 at 5:02pm
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Interesting, where can you buy these?

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Originally Posted by Fuzziekiwi View Post

Interesting, where can you buy these?

Here or search ebay.

http://www.amazon.com/JVC-Head-band-Portable-Headphones-HA-S500-B/dp/B008FWB9TQ/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1347158745&sr=8-1&keywords=ha-s500
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SO after some more burning (possibly 600 hours) I can comfortably say that they surpass more expensive headphones.

 

Feeding them off a MZ-NH800 (Hi-MD): They sound clean and punchy with Trance. They really dig out the bass and then deliver it in spades. The best part is that the rest of the spectrum is there too!

 

There doesn't seem to be any treble roll-off that I can hear and mids stay strong too.

 

Feeding them through the Objective2 with said MD in line-out mode: The biggest difference would be soundstage as everything seems to really open up and gives a very 3D effect.

 

 

To sum it up: I just ordered two more pairs, one in gunmetal and one more in black!
 

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omg I really want one of these but I hate paying that much for shipping.

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Originally Posted by DaBomb77766 View Post

omg I really want one of these but I hate paying that much for shipping.
Well guess what...... You are gunna pay it anyways even when they are sold in the US. where do u think the import tax and other expenses to distribute in the US get made up? In the retail price thats where....

I betchu the msrp in the us will be about 79 bucks. Thats my guess. Just do it.
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Originally Posted by Doc-holliday View Post


Well guess what...... You are gunna pay it anyways even when they are sold in the US. where do u think the import tax and other expenses to distribute in the US get made up? In the retail price thats where....
I betchu the msrp in the us will be about 79 bucks. Thats my guess. Just do it.

Yeah, I probably will. :P


I kind of regret not getting them back when they were like $20 for a little while there.

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I didn't even have the money back when they were $20, if I did, I'd have bought them instantly.
 

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Originally Posted by Achmedisdead View Post

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.


Thanks.  And I love the new avitar. 

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How are these for DJ headphones? 

 

I was considering getting the ATH-M50's, but I'm a cheap bastid, and Dsnut's thread on the CKM500's made me go out and buy those, got them today and am already in love with them, looking for a pair of cans to match. HOWEVER, I want the cans for DJing purposes, so I'm wondering if these are good enough for referencing (with the HD25 velours, I'm probably going to take that recommendation too). Keep in mind I'm just a basement DJ hobbyist, so I'm not playing at clubs on 50k watt systems.

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Thanks.  And I love the new avatar. 

I originally put it in after seeing the "Sexy September" theme in the explain your avatar thread...but I like it so much I may keep it when the month is over...lol. 

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Originally Posted by Apo0th3karY View Post

How are these for DJ headphones? 

 

I was considering getting the ATH-M50's, but I'm a cheap bastid, and Dsnut's thread on the CKM500's made me go out and buy those, got them today and am already in love with them, looking for a pair of cans to match. HOWEVER, I want the cans for DJing purposes, so I'm wondering if these are good enough for referencing (with the HD25 velours, I'm probably going to take that recommendation too). Keep in mind I'm just a basement DJ hobbyist, so I'm not playing at clubs on 50k watt systems.

I'm no DJ, but for what it's worth, I think they S500's work very well with electronic music.

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how comfortable are they for airplane rides. do they push in on your head like some over-ear do.  or are they a relaxed fit. 

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