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post #3061 of 8103

There's a US seller selling a used S500 on Amazon. Good for those who don't want to wait for shipping from Japan

 

edit:

Gone already. 


Edited by RoMee - 11/15/12 at 12:03pm
post #3062 of 8103

For those wanting to use Brainwavz HM5 pads with the S500/S400, here are the O rings I am using......just install these O rings (2 5/8" inside diameter) in the groove where the existing pads fit, then I use rolled paper towel about the diameter of a pencil, 3" piece top and bottom of the arc, this will fill in the gap, then install the HM5 pads.....works for me, comfort and sound is very good!  Actually excellent!

 

http://www.ebay.com/itm/NEW-FASHION-RUBBER-RING-O-RING-BRACELET-3-16-CS-/140600476909


Edited by cute - 11/15/12 at 9:35am
post #3063 of 8103
How do the S500's compare to the Aiaiai Capital?
post #3064 of 8103
So I decided to order a pair before plunking down $350.00 on a pair of Momentums. Does anyone own both pairs, and can comment on how they compare?
post #3065 of 8103
Hey guys, finally received my s500 after a long 3 weeks wait. Got it from ebay cus amazon merchants mostly don't ship to anywhere other than US for some reason! Mine didnt have tracking, so it was pretty much a nail-biting wait, but it arrived right on the last day of exams! Timing couldn't be bettter!

As most of you have attested to it, the S500s sound great right out of the box, am burning them in now using the 2-hour long track from Defqon One 2011 DVD video available from Youtube. Got the ATH pads in today as well, and when i fitted them on, i noticed the bass was significantly less than the stock pads. How did you guys mod the ATH pads to bring back the bass? If there's not way to mod them to recover the bass-loss, i might just sell them off, they're perfectly new

Actually the stock pads aren't as UNcomfortable for me as many of you seem to experience, probably cuz i got smaller ears, so they kinda hug my ears nicely. I'm actually quite curious how these headphones actually fit those with bigger heads, cuz I've got a small-ish head, and i've gotta wear them fully extended!

And as the poison goes around here, i got convinced buying a pair of the MH1s as well!biggrin.gif thought the volume dun seem to work for my iphone 4 at all. all the 3 buttons i press, the volume cuts back almost half for a second, then back to full volume. Anyone got the same problem?
post #3066 of 8103
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Originally Posted by henree View Post

Can someone compare these to the Denon D 2000 and Sennheiser Hd 25-II.

The D2000s sound thin sibilant and a bit overly bright next to the S500. The Bass is good on the D2000 but just comes up well short next to my S500

I was at the mac store and they had the Sennheiser Amperions. The Senns are great with the spacing and imaging but.... The S500 Sub Bass is stronger and the S500 trebles extends better. Both the Senns and the JVCs can rock the house but the Senns are $250??? The JVCs have better balance from what I hear. 

post #3067 of 8103

I thought you guys would enjoy this, my take on blue pads and a rewire:

 

http://i.imgur.com/xqtI7.jpg

 

*Edit: Sorry for the photo quality.  If I liked cameras as much as headphones I wouldn't be able to pay rent in any capacity.


Edited by kevo108 - 11/16/12 at 1:03am
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Originally Posted by kevo108 View Post

I thought you guys would enjoy this, my take on blue pads and a rewire:

 

http://i.imgur.com/xqtI7.jpg

 

*Edit: Sorry for the photo quality.  If I liked cameras as much as headphones I wouldn't be able to pay rent in any capacity.


Sigh if only I was good with my handy work. I always find a way to screw something up when opening them. I'm gonna be rocking it as it is out of the box (along with the ATH pleathers) . The blue looks so nice though triportsad.gif

post #3069 of 8103
ahh... nvm.... found the answers to what i was asking! tape mod it is! no scotch around though, gonna try masking tape. Anyone tried those slightly thicker foam tapes to see the difference in sound? I've got some 3M industrial strength grey double side tape which i might give a go!

and i accidentally discovered what that "cut" in the groove where the pads are inserted does! now it's stupidly easy to install the pads! sorry noob here, this is literally my first proper headphones! tongue.gif
post #3070 of 8103
woah... covering the vents and using the stock pads gave the bass a whole new level, the pads are literally vibrating, feels like i'm physically in the club! sick...

guess i'll be selling off my ATH pleathers, anyone wants them? they're brand new!
Edited by superstylefacto - 11/16/12 at 3:18am
post #3071 of 8103
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Originally Posted by superstylefacto View Post

woah... covering the vents and using the stock pads gave the bass a whole new level, the pads are literally vibrating, feels like i'm physically in the club! sick...
guess i'll be selling off my ATH pleathers, anyone wants them? they're brand new!

You my friend is what one would call a "bass head" lol!
post #3072 of 8103
I found the answere to my question earlier in this thread, and I can't wait to compare them to my Amperiors when they arrive.
post #3073 of 8103
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Originally Posted by retrophonic View Post

I found the answere to my question earlier in this thread, and I can't wait to compare them to my Amperiors when they arrive.

 

 

Amperiors should be better, not heard them but almost all reviews are giving them good scores.

S500 is all about Bang for The Buck.

post #3074 of 8103
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Originally Posted by superstylefacto View Post

ahh... nvm.... found the answers to what i was asking! tape mod it is! no scotch around though, gonna try masking tape. Anyone tried those slightly thicker foam tapes to see the difference in sound? I've got some 3M industrial strength grey double side tape which i might give a go!
and i accidentally discovered what that "cut" in the groove where the pads are inserted does! now it's stupidly easy to install the pads! sorry noob here, this is literally my first proper headphones! tongue.gif
How do you use the groove... I've been forcing pads on there for a while... turns out I am an idiot :P . Thanks for the help!
post #3075 of 8103
I opened them up and put half of a piece of toilet paper in them, increases bass and makes it really textured or something... I'm not good at reviewing headphones and stuff... I just know that these are even freaking awesomer now!

EDIT: I'm still on stock pads, waiting for AKG's and HM5's to come in, and I haven't done the paper towel mod, but have taped up the vents!

EDIT 2: Can anyone take some good impressions with these with the new "Toilet Paper Mod"? It would be very much appreciated... thanks!
Edited by gopanthersgo1 - 11/16/12 at 3:20pm
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