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Originally Posted by WAYNENUMM View Post

I just did the incredibly complex "tape over the vents" mod. And what a pleasure it was to easily slide the pads back on using superstylefacto's sublime method. Took a whopping 5 minutes. Now that's my kind of mod! Beautiful.
So, does that mod really inceease the bass? Oh yeah. Wow, what an amazing full, powerful sound. Love it! Can't wait to try out the ath velours once they get here. As dsnuts says... the s500's are the phones that keep on giving :-)


Welcome to the S500 BASSHEAD CLUB WAYNE!!! beerchug.gif

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Welcome to the S500 BASSHEAD CLUB WAYNE!!! beerchug.gif
Its funny how easy it is to transform these into real life giant killers.
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Its funny how easy it is to transform these into real life giant killers.


Could not agree more, tape tape tape, stuff stuff stuff, pad pad pad and call it a day. biggrin.gif Man thanks a ton for that tape mod, my S500s are literally rockin'!!! I can wear these all day long now and they drive so easily straight from my ipod classic/ nano, crazy.  I am not tempted by any of the new fancy phones that are out, no need for a upgrade. ha Unless JVC comes out with a 50mm over-ears full size sets. LoL deadhorse.gif

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Could not agree more, tape tape tape, stuff stuff stuff, pad pad pad and call it a day. biggrin.gif Man thanks a ton for that tape mod, my S500s are literally rockin'!!! I can wear these all day long now and they drive so easily straight from my ipod classic/ nano, crazy.  I am not tempted by any of the new fancy phones that are out, no need for a upgrade. ha Unless JVC comes out with a 50mm over-ears full size sets. LoL deadhorse.gif
Hahaha I'm in the same boat. I forgot about my AKGs I was gonna get.
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Hahaha I'm in the same boat. I forgot about my AKGs I was gonna get.


But but those AKGs sound amazing from what i have read for now. haha Well at least the 167s that is. Too bad AKG always like to mess around and not make the cable detachable, for a $200 pair of cans that should be a given nowadays. If the 167s drop down to like $150 man it might be actually worth getting.  

 

ATM I am extremely content, but always good to do more research. tongue_smile.gif


Edited by sfwalcer - 11/22/12 at 12:47am
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Originally Posted by geko95gek View Post


Ok, thanks!
Really want to joing the JVC adidas blue club here. biggrin.gif
Might order the pads already, even though I haven't even bought the S500s. tongue.gif
Btw, is buyfromjapan a good seller to get them from?
http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Victor-JVC-HA-S500-Z-Gun-Metallic-Carbon-Nanotube-Stereo-Headphones-/130804298213?pt=US_Headphones&hash=item1e748b31e5


 I bought my HAS500 from them, and after two weeks, yesterday they were at my home in Madrid (Spain).

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 I bought my HAS500 from them, and after two weeks, yesterday they were at my home in Madrid (Spain).

 

Que bien Tio,  nos haces saber tus impresiones!!   biggrin.gif

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I also noticed ridiculous shipping fees from Amazon sellers to me in South Africa (like $80!), so that was out. Ace_of_bicycle on eBay was great. Even if he doesn't list shipping to your country, you can contact him to find out the price. When you buy the headphones, the shipping won't be a part of that quote, so you don't pay with Paypal immediately, but he will send you another quote with included shipping that you can then pay over Paypal.

I finally got my HM5 pads (and R1)! They had been sitting at my post office for 10 days and I hadn't received notification of a parcel. Anyway, super comfortable, but seems to bring out the treble a bit more again. Which depresses me, because they had tamed sufficiently for my listening frown.gif.

I know people have tried pad-on-pad and sewing up and stuffing with cotton. What are the differences/ benefits? I just slipped mine over the silly Sennheiser pads I had on and they fit perfectly (the sennheisers are also oval). But maybe they're part of what's increasing the treble?

Sewing is just a schlep, so I don't want to do it unless there are real benefits.
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 I bought my HAS500 from them, and after two weeks, yesterday they were at my home in Madrid (Spain).

Thanks, they took too long to answer my questions. Plus they dont send it as a gift so there might be customs issues and on top of that the shipping quote they gave me is ridiculous.

Luckily there is a much better seller of these on eBay that I found yesterday, he replied to my EMS quote straight away and said he would send it as a gift so I'd have no delays or other problems.

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Btw guys, can one of you listen to this prog-trance track with your S500s and tell me how it sound pleaassee tongue.gif

It's available to download in 320kbps on SoundCloud btw wink.gif
Edited by Lifted Andreas - 11/22/12 at 6:12am
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Thanks, they took too long to answer my questions. Plus they dont send it as a gift so there might be customs issues and on top of that the shipping quote they gave me is ridiculous.
Luckily there is a much better seller of these on eBay that I found yesterday, he replied to my EMS quote straight away and said he would send it as a gift so I'd have no delays or other problems.

Great news then! What was the total cost of the HPs+EMS? I wasn't satisfied by the prices that I had already found

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Great news then! What was the total cost of the HPs+EMS? I wasn't satisfied by the prices that I had already found

Yeah, he seems to be a great communicator. Answered all my messages almost straight away, others he apologized for not answering quicker.

Total was $52.20 for the S500 + $25 for EMS shipping. All others quoted shipping above that. Buyfromjapan quoted me $35. blink.gif

Btw, the seller I'm talking about is jp-ken. He has both of the colour options available but only the black one is listed on eBay. smily_headphones1.gif
Edited by Lifted Andreas - 11/22/12 at 9:22am
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Originally Posted by geko95gek View Post

Btw guys, can one of you listen to this prog-trance track with your S500s and tell me how it sound pleaassee tongue.gif
It's available to download in 320kbps on SoundCloud btw wink.gif

 

Does "it sounds friggin' awesome" work for you? I went onto soundcloud and listened to that track. Soundcloud has kept on playing related tracks. Thoroughly enjoyable for me with my S500 configuration (ath pleathers and vents taped). I don't think you'll be disappointed smile.gif

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Originally Posted by geko95gek View Post


Yeah, he seems to be a great communicator. Answered all my messages almost straight away, others he apologized for not answering quicker.
Total was $52.20 for the S500 + $25 for EMS shipping. All others quoted shipping above that. Buyfromjapan quoted me $35. blink.gif
Btw, the seller I'm talking about is jp-ken. He has both of the colour options available but only the black one is listed on eBay. smily_headphones1.gif


Not bad! Just +$8 for EMS! I hope that even with SAL they will arrive soon!


Edited by vsls - 11/22/12 at 11:26am
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Does anyone have a photo of how they sit on the head, from the front that is? And please don't link the dude with the 'sock mod'.

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Originally Posted by WAYNENUMM View Post

Does "it sounds friggin' awesome" work for you? I went onto soundcloud and listened to that track. Soundcloud has kept on playing related tracks. Thoroughly enjoyable for me with my S500 configuration (ath pleathers and vents taped). I don't think you'll be disappointed smile.gif

Ah that sounds awesome. If you want some similar tunage, then click the mixes link in my sig.

So you would recommend the ATH pleathers instead of the HD25 adidas blue ones?? Coz I was actually thinking of buying them instead. tongue.gif

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Originally Posted by vsls View Post


Not bad! Just +$8 for EMS! I hope that even with SAL they will arrive soon!

Yeah man, he seems to have the cheapest shipping out of them all.

Hope that yours arrive soon mate. smily_headphones1.gif
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