Did a quick ebay search but could someone direct me to which ath leathers/pleathers that people are having success with? Have not purchased these s500's yet, but very tempted, and just want to make sure I can access the pads first.
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The JVC HA-S500.. Appreciation, fan thread. - Page 161post #2401 of 821410/18/12 at 10:23pm
Gear mentioned in this thread:post #2402 of 821410/18/12 at 10:37pmQuote:
This is the ebay.ca listing:
Just search for the same product name on ebay.com (they should pop up, from the same seller).
Edit: I meant, ebay.australia :)post #2403 of 821410/18/12 at 10:51pm
Might as well start your thread on that one now DS. That sounds serious. What is the expected damage? $$$$post #2404 of 821410/18/12 at 11:16pm
cheers for that waynenumm. Looks like the only place I can get these is from ebay sellers from Japan. Was looking at the s400 as well but they are only $10 less if I get them through ebay - you guys get them cheap in the USA!post #2405 of 821410/18/12 at 11:25pmQuote:
Probably is best to keep everything in the original thread that was started today, just like the JVC FXD thread. Less fragmentation and a better/ easier read over all. But these frankenCNTs do look like some serious stuff, peps better take cover cuz it seem as it wants to blow everything outta the water with those Triple Fire CNT cannons, esp that bass one.Quote:
I know right, these S400s for $25 are stupid cheap for the sound, man wish it was released internationally already so more people can get a taste of it for peanuts.post #2406 of 821410/19/12 at 5:25amQuote:
I was wondering when someone would develop the technology to do that. If they aren't too heavy feeling, that looks very coolpost #2407 of 821410/19/12 at 9:54am
found this about CNTs
Nanotubes produce sound by a different mechanism, known as the “thermoacoustic effect”, which is also responsible for the thunderclap that follows a burst of lightning. Lightning is created when an electrical arc jumps between clouds, or between clouds and the ground. The arc heats the air surrounding it and causes that air to expand rapidly, producing a shock wave that is heard as thunder. With the nanotubes, variations in the electrical current cause the air surrounding the tubes to heat up (and thus expand) or cool (and thus contract), which produces pressure waves that register as sound. The beauty of generating sound this way is that no bulky magnets or moving diaphragms are needed.
original link: http://www.economist.com/node/12630225post #2408 of 821410/19/12 at 10:13ampost #2409 of 821410/19/12 at 11:01pm
I believe JVC is using carbon nanotube material to create the diagrams for their traditional dynamic drivers because it's both strong, light weight, and sounds better then plastic.
Arthurpost #2410 of 821410/20/12 at 2:21amQuote:Originally Posted by Dsnuts
Hey. How you been. Glad you are back on. Looks like JVC has pulled a new rabbit out of their hats. Take a look at this!
Fellas what you all are looking at is some serious business. Oh yes 2 carbon nanoube dynamics stuffed in this crazy looking iem with a sub dynamic on the butt end of this. Thats right 3 dynamics. That rear end houses a brass housing containing an actual sub woofer. This is new to me and everyone at headfi today. Completely taken by surprise. Oh yes I will own one. These have thrown a wrench on my plans to get a MDR-1R and the M-100. Still might get one or the other. .But these are number one on my list as of today. Preaching the nanotube gospel.!
No wonder I felt the spare change coins in my pocket jingling the whole morning !
....Something from DSnuts comes !post #2411 of 821410/20/12 at 5:45ampost #2412 of 821410/20/12 at 8:49am
Just want to say I got in some AKG 518DJ pads... these look alot like what I imagine the HD25 pleathers to be (sorry, didn't buy those). Fatter, more cushiony, smaller diameter internal area... initially more comfy but after an hour or so my ears were heating up. Also they're just a bit too big to fit properly on the phones, they actually slide around a bit.
Soundwise, not a fan. it seems to bring them to a more closed in/boomy level. Also seems to bring out a tiny bit of sibilance when I was playing these out of my Dragonfly. I prefer the stock pads to these for sound, but they sure are comfy.
To my ears, these things sound best with the ATH pleathers, although they are just a tad weak in the bass on a neutral source. Using them on my GNex (which according to a frequency sweep shows them pumped up a bit in the midbass and slightly rolled off on top) they are absolutely sublime, just about what I'd call a perfect balance for my preference. I guess the GNex also has some issues with distortion or whatnot, but I'm not sure if this gives it a slight euphonic vibe or blurs up the positioning a bit to give it more of 3d swirly sound. It's one of those special treats where the headphones just seem to melt away and I can go for hours.post #2413 of 821410/20/12 at 9:00amQuote:Originally Posted by Ghostfit
$467! No thanks. I now have a little more faith in just very crappy because of the S400 and S500, but no way am I gonna spend that kind of money on a JVC product.post #2414 of 821410/20/12 at 9:09amQuote:Originally Posted by bobeau
To my ears, these things sound best with the ATH pleathers, although they are just a tad weak in the bass on a neutral source. Using them on my GNex (which according to a frequency sweep shows them pumped up a bit in the midbass and slightly rolled off on top) they are absolutely sublime, just about what I'd call a perfect balance for my preference. I guess the GNex also has some issues with distortion or whatnot, but I'm not sure if this gives it a slight euphonic vibe or blurs up the positioning a bit to give it more of 3d swirly sound. It's one of those special treats where the headphones just seem to melt away and I can go for hours.
Oops - I see that my original post didn't take properly. What I meant to say is...
Very interesting - thanks. By GNex, do you mean the Samsung Galaxy Nexus? If so, are you using the stock music player, or some other player app? Also, do you know if the GNex uses the Wolfsen audio chip? Thanks.
Edited by waynes world - 10/20/12 at 10:01ampost #2415 of 821410/20/12 at 9:11amQuote:
Well, the FX-700s were what, about $300? And then there were the $1000 or so DX1000. Someone correct me if I'm wrong, but I believe those started off the interest in JVC coming to head-fi and were well received, and then subsequently they came out with more value priced models. To much of the world they might be Just Very Crappy (ha)... but inside Japan they could be considered to be a brand that produces quality stuff... is there anyone from Japan who can comment? The rest of us have to import the good stuff. That's a similar situation with Audio-Technica, before coming to head-fi I was only aware of them producing budget mics and recording equipment. I guess now they sell their higher end headphones worldwide, but that certainly wasn't the case 7-8 years ago, where you had only AudioCubes/PriceJapan/Bluetin to get them from. I remember what a revelation is was at a time that they had this rich history of fairly exotic wooden headphones that extended back into the 90s. I picked up some used L3000s in late '05 for $1500 and I remember thinking to myself... holy crap, I just spent well over a grand for something from Audio-Technica. Head-fi had totally warped my mind.
It's also not too far-fetched considering that VSonic's GR08 will be priced about the same and quite a few people are eagerly awaiting their release, including myself. This adds another entry to the list of new IEMs in the $400-500 range, also including the 4.ai and UE900. Hopefully a few head-fiers will pick up one and we can have some shootouts between the bunch :) JVC and UE probably have the advantage as far as engineering resources and R&D budgets are concerned.
Have to say that the idea of a multi-driver dynamic is pretty insane. Not sure how well that will fly, but I'm curious to find out...
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