There's a US seller selling a used S500 on Amazon. Good for those who don't want to wait for shipping from Japan
Edited by RoMee - 11/15/12 at 12:03pm
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!
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.
I thought you guys would enjoy this, my take on blue pads and a rewire:
*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
Amperiors should be better, not heard them but almost all reviews are giving them good scores.
S500 is all about Bang for The Buck.