Except the soundstage, they sound good. Well, they are closed headphones, right? So it makes sense they can't beat the HTF-600 in that department, but if the bass and clarity is better than that's already amazing. I'll keep researching the different headphones, but I definitely have these on my radar. Thanks.
Edit: These also have better build quality from the sounds of it compared to the Pana's, while good looking they are quite flimsy. Just saw a red version of the JVC's (red ring, not entirely red), damn, they look so nice, but unfortunately, no Ebay sellers are selling them :(
Hi there Tiger... i had the 600 a few days ago, sold them cause they where only ocupying (sp) space on my desk. The S500 is much better, IMHO the Panas are like 7.5 points, the S500 8.5 points, easy.. they that much better. Even the $30 bucks S400 is better than the Panas.