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With the stock pads you don't have to worry about this little mod as the stock pads actually cover these vents giving out more bass. So it looks like it was an intentional design for the type of commercial tuning JVC wanted on these cans but using wider more comfier pads meant lesser bass end. I sill like the stock sound of the ATH pleather the best without the tape mod but using the ATH velours. I get comfort and bass with my headphones now. Good for walking around in the streets with ear muffs and more bass to drown out the street noise. I covered the 3 sound vents.. I can poke holes in them to lessen the bass for better clarity in the lower mid. Mid bass registers..Custom tuning on the cheap.

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Tried the tape mods with my AT leather and AT velours....I lose clarity as the bass seems muffled/conjested, this doesn't sound natural for me, but there is more quantity of bass.  As far as soundstage, the HM5 pads give me the best/biggest soundstage, clearest sound on both the S500 and S400.....HM5 pads awsome, still better than any combination of mods that I have tried!  I have HM5 pads on all three pairs of JVC's 2-S500 and 1-S400......I am getting full size headphone sound and comfort....HM5 works for me!

 

Where did you get the HM5 pads?

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Where did you get the HM5 pads?

check out page 198
note how its 1 pad so you have to buy 2 of them
and below in one of the posts on the same page, theres a discount code you can use on them
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With the stock pads you don't have to worry about this little mod as the stock pads actually cover these vents giving out more bass. So it looks like it was an intentional design for the type of commercial tuning JVC wanted on these cans but using wider more comfier pads meant lesser bass end. I sill like the stock sound of the ATH pleather the best without the tape mod but using the ATH velours. I get comfort and bass with my headphones now. Good for walking around in the streets with ear muffs and more bass to drown out the street noise. I covered the 3 sound vents.. I can poke holes in them to lessen the bass for better clarity in the lower mid. Mid bass registers..Custom tuning on the cheap.

im wondering why they would put holes there if they are going to be covered up by the stock pads
thanks for the help dsnuts!
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check out page 198
note how its 1 pad so you have to buy 2 of them
and below in one of the posts on the same page, theres a discount code you can use on them
im wondering why they would put holes there if they are going to be covered up by the stock pads
thanks for the help dsnuts!


to make it more fun for us durrrrr!!! biggrin.gif

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check out page 198
note how its 1 pad so you have to buy 2 of them
and below in one of the posts on the same page, theres a discount code you can use on them

 

Thanks. Tempting! Maybe I'll just buy one to test it out... wink.gif

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For those of you who have ordered these through ebay, what was the shipping time like? And if you're Canadian, was there any customs or anything like that that you needed to pay? I've got the same questions about ordering the AKG pads.

 

Thanks! :)

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For those of you who have ordered these through ebay, what was the shipping time like?

 

Too long! Well, it was something like 2 weeks, but it seemed like forever lol.

 

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And if you're Canadian, was there any customs or anything like that that you needed to pay? I've got the same questions about ordering the AKG pads.

 

Thanks! :)

 

Nope, no customs on the S500's or the ath pleather pads.

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Thank you! That's good to hear

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Just curious.. have you tried the ath pleather pads?

Nope, I'm waiting on the HM5 pads. I did replace them with pads from my crappier Sennheiser HD205s for comfort. They're a fair bit larger, make the earphones practically circumaural.

I do have to concede that these headphones are sounding way, way better as they burn in. Treble isn't bothering me as much, bass is phenomenal. I still boost my mids, though, but like I mentioned, it may just be a signature I prefer personally because it allows me to really hear what's happening with the guitar and bass guitar. In intricate detail, I mean.

Seriously good detail coming out of these. With the boosted mids, I can really hear a lot more to my music. Hearing things I didn't hear before and separation of instruments is wow.

I'm starting to get a big grin on my face whenever I listen to them. The new Skunk Anansie album was already great. Now it's mind blowing. I'm seriously going to go back and listen to all my music again. At the highest quality possible. I've even listened to some songs I never used to like particularly and have enjoyed them far, far more.

And the film sound. Breaking Bad just got better, if you can believe it.

Contrary to what others are doing with stuffing and whatnot, I think these would sound better - for my purposes at least - if they were closer to my ears. The clamping force really is minimal. If I lightly press down with my palms in the cups, I get a boost in mids and bass and the highs don't seem to stick out so much.

I seriously hope JVC makes full-sized versions of these soon.

So, now that that gushing session is done with... Any ideas on how one would increase clamp on these phones? The design doesn't offer an obvious solution.
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Ordered the HM5 pads just now!
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Hah, I totally opened my 681s up by removing most dampening material (including a special "Do Not Remove" sticker, what a rebel.), and removing the dampening from the back as well. I also replaced the endcaps (You know, the ones that say "Superlux") with quarters to increase clamping force (and apparently it reduces resonance, ask the people of RockGrotto.) This is obviously treble overload, so I then run the 681s through heavy equalization to reduce the tinniness. Lastly, I replaced the pads with some Creative World of Warcraft pads, and I recommend that all K240/HD681 owners do the same.

And while we're on the topic of hype trains and de-railing (see what I did there?), out of the box, my HA-S400s were probably the most repulsive headphone I have ever heard. Worse than the Coby's I pad-cannibalized for the HA-S500s. Just. Bad. Hopefully burn-in works miracles.

Edit: common sense.

 


I am not alone tongue_smile.gif

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I bought the CAL! around the same time I bought the S400 and S500, and it's no competition, both the JVC (with stock pads) wins easily in the sound department..


Maybe i missed your impresions of the S500, would like to know what you think about them.

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Nope, I'm waiting on the HM5 pads. I did replace them with pads from my crappier Sennheiser HD205s for comfort. They're a fair bit larger, make the earphones practically circumaural.
I do have to concede that these headphones are sounding way, way better as they burn in. Treble isn't bothering me as much, bass is phenomenal. I still boost my mids, though, but like I mentioned, it may just be a signature I prefer personally because it allows me to really hear what's happening with the guitar and bass guitar. In intricate detail, I mean.
Seriously good detail coming out of these. With the boosted mids, I can really hear a lot more to my music. Hearing things I didn't hear before and separation of instruments is wow.
I'm starting to get a big grin on my face whenever I listen to them. The new Skunk Anansie album was already great. Now it's mind blowing. I'm seriously going to go back and listen to all my music again. At the highest quality possible. I've even listened to some songs I never used to like particularly and have enjoyed them far, far more.
And the film sound. Breaking Bad just got better, if you can believe it.
Contrary to what others are doing with stuffing and whatnot, I think these would sound better - for my purposes at least - if they were closer to my ears. The clamping force really is minimal. If I lightly press down with my palms in the cups, I get a boost in mids and bass and the highs don't seem to stick out so much.
I seriously hope JVC makes full-sized versions of these soon.
So, now that that gushing session is done with... Any ideas on how one would increase clamp on these phones? The design doesn't offer an obvious solution.

 

 

 

 

I think whe need to create a new thread called:

 

"New JVC S600 - 50mm Carbon Nanotubes?"

 

Maybe it gets some atention from the JVC guys and they start with these new proyect!.   JVC, you got my money!!  Hurry up!

 


Edited by rickdohc - 11/12/12 at 6:18am
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Here you go, the JVC S600 tongue.gif


Edited by RoMee - 11/12/12 at 6:44am
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hahahaa.,... tongue_smile.gif

 

 

Funny thing is that i had those phones for like,  2 days biggrin.gif


Edited by rickdohc - 11/12/12 at 6:59am
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