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post #1621 of 8148
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Originally Posted by Doc-holliday View Post


Well a "complete list" is impossible but each persons personal opinion of the stuff they own might be an interesting topic. Especially since lots of phones are ideal for different uses. Like to me the super portablility is one of the things that trumps the ATH M50.
If I had to make a pecking order on prefered listening of music it would be something like this: DT990 premium(32Ohm) = DT770 premium(250ohm) > JVC S500 > ATH M50 > HD380 Pro > Sony MDR 7505 > other junk i have.
If I had to thrown my TF10 IEM somewhere in the command line I would say they are equal to the M50 but inferior to the S500.
But "better" again is relative because if I was going to mix an album HD380 would be the top of the list so there you go.
Doc

Well that's a given because everyone has there own opinion, but i mean just a generally accepted list that most people could accept.

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Yes I know what you are saying and I am saying it would be intersting if people simply posted their personal favorites in order showing where the S500 falls. Like I did on my post. I would be eagar to see how other people rank theirs.
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Thread Starter 

Well to me it is about how these sound. My M-80 cost me $230..New.. To me these HA-S500 sound like what a $230 headphone should sound like. The M-80s. Sound like a $100-$150 headphone in comparison. The cost of them now seems about right $155 new.

 

But then with $155 you can get a HA-S400 HA-S500 and a E11 to drive both them with.

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Dsnuts, you must stop posting things like that.  I am getting more impatient by the moment for my own pair.

 

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Thread Starter 

I am just telling it how I hear it..My M-80 is packed in the box ready to be sold. I hate to say it but those are somewhat over rated. But that is just my opinion. There will be guys that don't like the more cleaner sounding better extended. More defined mids and better textured deeper bass that is on the HA-S500. Might be a bit too exciting for guys that like a softer sound I suppose.

post #1626 of 8148
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Originally Posted by Ic3M0nk3y View Post
                                                 

                                     

                             And likewise for the s400's. A complete list of Earpads would be nice too. Oh yeah, i'll post some pictures soon (hopefully) but i found some random earpads that turn these into over ears, however, it is just a big pad placed over the stock pads so no difference in sound, just in comfort. I LOVE THESE THINGS      

 

Yeppp that over ear pad on pad mod adds a ton of comfort especially if you wear glasses, it has done wonders for me with my S500s.  Oh can you share were you got those bigger pads from? Brand etc, would love to know. 

 

 

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Originally Posted by BloodyPenguin View Post

Dsnuts, you must stop posting things like that.  I am getting more impatient by the moment for my own pair.

 

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ahahahahaha he can't help it, DAT BEST HEAD-FI SALESMAN AWARD goes to........ cool.gif I feel your pain meng, next month can't come fast enough, JVC bring on those S400s!!! I AM GAME!

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Doah! Been so long since I've used on ear phones regularly (over 20 years) that I forgot how sensitive they are to positioning.

 

Now wearing the S500s slightly more forward than one would naturally put them on their head. Breaks the seal just enough to remove the little bit of bass bloat that was overshadowing the mids for me, and drums are now crisper and clearer. Definitely a sweet spot there. Just a little too far forward though, and they lose all bass. 

post #1628 of 8148
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Originally Posted by BloodyPenguin View Post

Dsnuts, you must stop posting things like that.  I am getting more impatient by the moment for my own pair.

 

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I was just listening to a track on them S400, over and over and over again, trying to figure out why the vocals are so special, everytime I press the repeat button, it's as if a fresh song is being played because I'm hearing new details I didn't notice before and I could have sworn the song sounds better on the third or fourth repeat.

 

...Sorry, just had to tickle you ! evil_smiley.gif

post #1629 of 8148
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Originally Posted by Ghostfit View Post

 

I was just listening to a track on them S400, over and over and over again, trying to figure out why the vocals are so special, everytime I press the repeat button, it's as if a fresh song is being played because I'm hearing new details I didn't notice before and I could have sworn the song sounds better on the third or fourth repeat.

 

...Sorry, just had to tickle you ! evil_smiley.gif

 

deadhorse.gif

 

 

Staring to check out the eBay site that ships from Japan.  Only $15 more....  have them sooner....  Must resist.   You guys are awful.  Haa!

 

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post #1630 of 8148
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Originally Posted by cel4145 View Post

Doah! Been so long since I've used on ear phones regularly (over 20 years) that I forgot how sensitive they are to positioning.

Now wearing the S500s slightly more forward than one would naturally put them on their head. Breaks the seal just enough to remove the little bit of bass bloat that was overshadowing the mids for me, and drums are now crisper and clearer. Definitely a sweet spot there. Just a little too far forward though, and they lose all bass. 

I know I really noticed the same thing. You can play around with the positioning on your head to obtain different sounds for different songs. I've done the same exact thing when I want a more open airy sound to cause a small gap. Interesting....
post #1631 of 8148
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Originally Posted by cel4145 View Post

Doah! Been so long since I've used on ear phones regularly (over 20 years) that I forgot how sensitive they are to positioning.

 

Now wearing the S500s slightly more forward than one would naturally put them on their head. Breaks the seal just enough to remove the little bit of bass bloat that was overshadowing the mids for me, and drums are now crisper and clearer. Definitely a sweet spot there. Just a little too far forward though, and they lose all bass. 

One of the reasons I was rather reluctant to get them in the first place - on ears in general can sound very different with minute differences in positioning.. The absolute last thing a recording engineer as myself would put on a wish list. I found similar sensitivity to positioning with universal IEMs - my solution is to always have some source of pink noise available at all times, checking each and every time I put phones off and back again. It became second nature to me.

 

Circumarals are better in this regard - one further important reason for doing the transplant of HA-S500 drivers into HA-M750 "everything else" in the near future. It the drivers were not that superb, I would not have bothered.

post #1632 of 8148
hello Just got my 500's . couldnt wait to listen to them before burning. Since im only starting i cant use many of the terms you all use. but hear is what i feel. bass was what i noticed first. those drums do get me now. the music i used to listen to seem to have many layers to me. hear many things i never used to. singers voice doesnt seem distant anymore for some reason. Cant wait to see where this goes from hear.
post #1633 of 8148

Thought this might be of interest to somebody here.....

http://www.head-fi.org/t/629139/sennheiser-hd25-earpads-new#post_8728197

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I was thinking about transplanting options today. I'd really like these to be over-ear. I wonder if these Vibe headphones would work. They have a 40mm driver, and are super cheap at $6.95 shipped:

 

http://www.buy.com/prod/vibe-premium-color-dj-style-noise-reduction-headphones-blue/235528497.html?sellerid=25969172?adid=18094&

 

Or maybe these Panasonics at $16.98:

 

http://www.amazon.com/Panasonic-RPHTF295K-Full-Size-Headphone/dp/B007G54QX4

 

Or some Amazon Warehouse Philips O'Neills at $16.65.

 

http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B003VNKKUS

 

I'm not completely hopeless at DIY, having installed and soldered guitar pickups and such, but I am afraid of destroying my lovely S500s in the process. I should have kept my second set for tinkering.

post #1635 of 8148
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Originally Posted by jwong View Post

I was thinking about transplanting options today. I'd really like these to be over-ear. I wonder if these Vibe headphones would work. They have a 40mm driver, and are super cheap at $6.95 shipped:

http://www.buy.com/prod/vibe-premium-color-dj-style-noise-reduction-headphones-blue/235528497.html?sellerid=25969172?adid=18094&

Or maybe these Panasonics at $16.98:

http://www.amazon.com/Panasonic-RPHTF295K-Full-Size-Headphone/dp/B007G54QX4


Or some Amazon Warehouse Philips O'Neills at $16.65.

http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B003VNKKUS


I'm not completely hopeless at DIY, having installed and soldered guitar pickups and such, but I am afraid of destroying my lovely S500s in the process. I should have kept my second set for tinkering.

I have another pair on the way for that same experiment. They are "circumaural" but they seem like over sized supra aural for guys with big ears.

I went a head and pulled the trigger on those "vibes". 6 bucks.. worth a shot.

I'll try both models. I think you should pull it too and we can compare notes.
Edited by Doc-holliday - 9/26/12 at 9:53am
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