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Originally Posted by jwong View Post

I got my HM5 pads last night. They go on the S500 better than the 840 pads (which was really not at all... curious what you did cute), but they still fall off unless you do something to tighten them up. Since I'm not adept at sewing I'm up for any ideas...

 

I got a pair of Beyer DT250 pads from Sweetwater....they come with a piece that can be fitted behind the AGG pads on the cups of the S500/S400, put the 840 pads over.....I used that as a template.....complicated and $18, so not cheap, but worth it for me.  Transforms the S500/S400 to comfortable, great sounding circumaural phones.....full size headphone soundstage/separation, balanced sound throughout, with glorious mids and vocals, others may not think it is worth the troube and cost, but I only paid $23.99 for the S500/S400....probably not for everyone but I am a fanatic!

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Cute, your mods that you claim sound better than the W1000x is very intriguing. Can you post some pics of it? Its hard to pass up this glorious mod. I haven't compared a lot of headphones but currently I own a used Goldring DR150 with a custom Vero 150 cable tuned for the Goldring, and I must say the neutrality of it is gloooorious. I understand that the W1000x is a flagship model? If the flagship sounds better than my Goldring, and the padded S500 sounds better than the W1000x, my brains could explode.
post #2508 of 8034

did anyone from the UK who got the s500 get charged tax by customs? and how much?

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Originally Posted by koreanzombie View Post

did anyone from the UK who got the s500 get charged tax by customs? and how much?

Not certain how much "smarter" uk customs are vs us customs but the "made in japan online stor" on amazon ships them with a neato little personal looking letter inside with a postcard calling you "friend" and all this crap....

The loophole worked for me I didn't have to pay a dime in the US even though my package sat in customs for no less than 5 days.

In other words they make it look like a gift and not a retail sale. I can't imagine everyone's customs is as loose as ours though. Besides if the US Goverment didn't allow us to send all of our hard earned cash to foreign soil, then they would'nt be able to borrow any more money and we might lose freinds..... frown.gif
Edited by Doc-holliday - 10/25/12 at 11:14am
post #2510 of 8034
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Originally Posted by cute View Post

 

I discovered the S500/AT leather combo......and thought it was the best possible combo......until today!  The AKG/Shure 840 pad combo on the S500 puts the S500/AT leather combo in the back seat, the AKG/Shure 840 combo gives me the comfort and sound of full size headphones.....besting the quality sound of my modded AT-W1000X!

 

Best mids and vocals I have heard to date!

How is the bass?

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Originally Posted by cute View Post

 

I got a pair of Beyer DT250 pads from Sweetwater....they come with a piece that can be fitted behind the AGG pads on the cups of the S500/S400, put the 840 pads over.....I used that as a template.....complicated and $18, so not cheap, but worth it for me.  Transforms the S500/S400 to comfortable, great sounding circumaural phones.....full size headphone soundstage/separation, balanced sound throughout, with glorious mids and vocals, others may not think it is worth the troube and cost, but I only paid $23.99 for the S500/S400....probably not for everyone but I am a fanatic!

If this works how I think it works, it's a ingenious idea cute!!!

 

The left 1st flat piece from the Beyer DT250 combo in the pic below goes onto back of the AKG pads of the S500/S400 and the shure 840 pads wraps over the AKG pads with that flat piece holding them in place. Nice, nice.  beerchug.gif

 


Edited by sfwalcer - 10/25/12 at 1:27pm
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For a headphone that is so highly praised, you guys are sure going through an awful lot of trouble to tweak and change them.  :)

post #2513 of 8034
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Originally Posted by dbdynsty25 View Post

For a headphone that is so highly praised, you guys are sure going through an awful lot of trouble to tweak and change them.  

xD That made me laugh. The ultimate goal is audio nirvana right? So whatever gets us closer is the right thing to do ;) Also, a lot of people think that JVC could've done a better job with the stock pads. I haven't tried the ATH pleathers yet, but I definitely like the stock pads better than the velours.

post #2514 of 8034
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Originally Posted by dbdynsty25 View Post

For a headphone that is so highly praised, you guys are sure going through an awful lot of trouble to tweak and change them.  :)


OUR LOVE for this cheapo IS the reason why we are spending so much time trying to get the best sound/ comfort out of this on-ear portable. 

If it was junk we wouldn't even have bothered, all the effort we have put into it just goes to show how highly these are praised. But.........it is just all pad changes LoL, nothing major but gives you a whole new sound.  cool.gif

 

Well except for cute and those crazy transplanters, they are truly FANATICS and my love for these S500s are not worthy!!! biggrin.gif


Edited by sfwalcer - 10/25/12 at 12:07pm
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Originally Posted by dbdynsty25 View Post

For a headphone that is so highly praised, you guys are sure going through an awful lot of trouble to tweak and change them.  :)

You know another highly praised headphone people are doing the same thing to? The M100, they're stuffing the pads too and if they could they would change the pads as well with all that talk about discomfort. Here's another one, Grado.

 

People do it because they can.


Edited by RoMee - 10/25/12 at 12:30pm
post #2516 of 8034
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Originally Posted by dbdynsty25 View Post

For a headphone that is so highly praised, you guys are sure going through an awful lot of trouble to tweak and change them.  :)

You should take a look at the Koss DJ100 thread. wink_face.gif

I've only made one pad switch....from stock to HD25 velour, and that was just to eliminate sweaty ears, not because I was unhappy with the sound.

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Originally Posted by RoMee View Post

You know another highly praised headphone people are doing the same thing to? The M100, they're stuffing the pads too and if they could they would change the pads as well with all that talk about discomfort. Here's another one, Grado.

 

People do it because they can.

 

I am not really paying attention to the M100 mods since it's a pre-production product that's in the wild right now.  We'll see what happens with the production unti that I pre-ordered when it arrives in a month or two.

 

I still want to try these, but don't know if I want to bother with eBay and importing them.  Hmmm...

 

And yeah, totally understand this place.  Modding and changing things is the way it is.  No argument there, I just thought it was funny.

post #2518 of 8034
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Originally Posted by dbdynsty25 View Post


No argument there, I just thought it was funny.

What i thought was funny was how much of a reaction there was to your comment.
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Originally Posted by unkle View Post

After several tests with different pads (HD25 velour, HD25 pleather, ATH velour, ATH pleather) I came to the conclusion that the best sound to me comes out with the ATH pleather.

More confortable to my ears with good isolation. Balanced sound and more open soundstage. Pure bliss!

 

My only regret is having left the JVCHD25PP club, deadhorse.gif

 

 

 

Where can one get the ATH pleather from? Link?

 

BTW, are the S500 a bass-head can in your opinion?

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Originally Posted by Doc-holliday View Post


What i thought was funny was how much of a reaction there was to your comment.


Flame ON!!! ...............................................................You don't question the power of CNT haha

 

 

edit: @Miow

 

Everyone got their ATH Pleathers on ebay from this guy.

http://www.ebay.com/itm/Ear-Pads-Audio-Technica-ATH-SJ5-DJ-Style-Headphones-Black-/261112637420?_trksid=p2047675.m1850&_trkparms=aid%3D222002%26algo%3DSIC.FIT%26ao%3D1%26asc%3D11%26meid%3D2997647074480724680%26pid%3D100011%26prg%3D1005%26rk%3D3%26sd%3D251139216721%26

 

And no these are not BASS head cans per se, but bass is more than suffice for modern types of music, I listen to lots of hip hop and the bass is more than enough for me. 


Edited by sfwalcer - 10/25/12 at 1:32pm
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