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Well got lots of friends over here on this thread so I thought it would be a suitable place to spam my 1500th post! biggrin.gif
Thanks guys for all the discussion and tinkering around.


Joined 7/2012 and already 1,500 posts how is that humanly possible??? I see now, doc is a bot mystery solved! The doc bot be on a posting rampage. biggrin.gif


Edited by sfwalcer - 11/24/12 at 11:42pm
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thats mighty lot of posting...

i myself will get to taste the s400. hopefully will do the trick as long as i keep myself from the s500.

 

 

 

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Interestingly, and I believe someone pointed this out before, I can increase bass, punch, and overall listening pleasure by just pushing in on the headband just above the ears (creating a greater clamping force, I suppose, something I usually don't like comfort-wise). This could be a head and/or ear size/shape issue as much as a materials/build issue...

 

 

maybe the HM5 would do the trick, get them to cup the ear instead should keep from leaking punch.


Edited by daveyostrow - 11/25/12 at 12:32am
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Originally Posted by analogsurviver View Post

JVC certainly does use Carbon Nano Tube also for marketing - proudly and justly so. Butt it is NOT just a snake oil term//buzzword  used in order to sell better - CNT used for the diahragm in HA-S500 is a genuine technological braktrough, one that would cost you dearly in the not so distant past. Let's simply be grateful JVC decided not to put an exhorbitant price tag on it ( they could have chosen to do so and still get away with it, given the SQ ) and - enjoy.

I do not see HA-S500 as competition for rivals priced 2-3 times their price, but far higher. Despite all teething troubles - just look at the earpad blues going on like forever on this thread -  that driver is simply unheard of at the price and can hold its own practically against anything, regardless of price.  Will see/hear what this driver can do in the new HA-S770s - can't wait.
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Here is a link to the article that I was trying to post:

http://2020science.org/2008/11/26/carbon-nanotubes-rock—literally
I think this really tells a lot of the story here. Nice find
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So as it stands at the moment you guys recommend ATH pleathers over the HD25 and stock pads?
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Velours might be more comfy but according to some owners here they also might muffle the sound a bit as well.
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thank you geko95gek

i bought blue pleathers since they are cheaper and at least, must be more comfortable than the jvc stock pads.
 

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Alright so, I can get the jvc s500s for around $67 and the s400s for about $27ish so which one do you think would be more worth the money... If possible can someone comare these to the ad700s and CAL! (I know they're really different headphones xD)

oh and also would they complement the m100s to anoyone who has tried them?

 

 

 

Thanks, Darknet


Edited by Darknet - 11/25/12 at 1:28pm
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Velours might be more comfy but according to some owners here they also might muffle the sound a bit as well.

They are more comfy. They do not muffle the sound at all it is quite the opposite. All of the midbass the S500 has pretty much evaporates which is nice if you are trying to lessen it but it also makes everyhing thinner overall and to my ears quite fatiguing and painful in the highs. I couldn't use the velour pads for longer than a few mins before I changed them out. There were a couple guys who liked them and they may be fine for low volume listening.
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thank you geko95gek


i bought blue pleathers since they are cheaper and at least, must be more comfortable than the jvc stock pads.

They don't necessarily add to the comfort but they do tame the bass and highs and present more midrange than any of the other pads I tried on these headphones.

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Originally Posted by Darknet View Post

Alright so, I can get the jvc s500s for around $67 and the s400s for about $27ish so which one do you think would be more worth the money... If possible can someone comare these to the ad700s and CAL! (I know they're really different headphones xD)
oh and also would they complement the m100s to anoyone who has tried them?

Thanks, Dakrnet

Get the S500. It is a clear choice over the 400 unless you want a more laid back sound experience. The 400 did not sound good to me with stock pads. But once I changed them with the AT pleather pads that get talked about on here they sounded quite enjoyable. Smoother highs but less detail.

Don't have the cal but pretty much everyone on here who does say the S500 is superior in sound. Dont have ad700.
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Velours might be more comfy but according to some owners here they also might muffle the sound a bit as well.

The HD25 velours for me muffled the highs slightly and also lessened the bass a little bit too. Come summertime I might put them back on and correct for that with EQ, to cut down on sweaty ears.

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Velours might be more comfy but according to some owners here they also might muffle the sound a bit as well.
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The HD25 velours for me muffled the highs slightly and also lessened the bass a little bit too. Come summertime I might put them back on and correct for that with EQ, to cut down on sweaty ears.


Damn I keep doing that... no yes I am talking about the AT velour pads. Those are the ones that are ear piercing to me. Agreed the HD25 velour does muffle. My HD25 velours were actually aftermarket ones and I attempted to stretch the inner diameter (the did stretch a bit) to deal with that issue.

Sorry all these friggin pads! Hard to keep up biggrin.gif
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So after being recommended these, I might as well ask a few questions about these headphones right? smily_headphones1.gif
I currently own a pair of HD205s, their common issues are the lack of bass and the lack of comfort. In fact, my ears will hurt after about 15-30 minutes of wearing them, which is annoying since I tend to wear them for 3-4 hours sometimes. People here have been talking about mediocre/bad comfort, would I be gaining on this? How bad is it? I'd prefer not to buy another set of headphones just to be facing ear-pain again.
The lack of a good bass some describe would also probably annoy me, but some seem to have modded their way out of this problem. How hard is this to do if I find it does have too little bass for me?
Do I buy the Z or the B? I'm assuming from the links posted here it is the Z I want.
Last, but not least, would there be any fakes on eBay? I saw a few $50 ones, which seem okay, but I don't want to end up with fakes (over cautious with eBay, sorry). I have tried searching, but couldn't find much. Sorry.
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Originally Posted by Flozzo View Post

So after being recommended these, I might as well ask a few questions about these headphones right? smily_headphones1.gif
I currently own a pair of HD205s, their common issues are the lack of bass and the lack of comfort. In fact, my ears will hurt after about 15-30 minutes of wearing them, which is annoying since I tend to wear them for 3-4 hours sometimes. People here have been talking about mediocre/bad comfort, would I be gaining on this? How bad is it? I'd prefer not to buy another set of headphones just to be facing ear-pain again.
The lack of a good bass some describe would also probably annoy me, but some seem to have modded their way out of this problem. How hard is this to do if I find it does have too little bass for me?
Do I buy the Z or the B? I'm assuming from the links posted here it is the Z I want.
Last, but not least, would there be any fakes on eBay? I saw a few $50 ones, which seem okay, but I don't want to end up with fakes (over cautious with eBay, sorry). I have tried searching, but couldn't find much. Sorry.

First of all you should have searched for the specs of both those HDs and compared the weight. That would give you a giant clue to how comfortable they would be.

Not sure about bass as I haven't received mine yet.

Z or B are simply colour variants, Z - metallic and B - black. It's your choice in the end.

There are no fakes to me knowledge, these HPs are too new to fake. Plus, whats the point of faking them exactly?? It's a $50 headphone.
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First of all you should have searched for the specs of both those HDs and compared the weight. That would give you a giant clue to how comfortable they would be.
Not sure about bass as I haven't received mine yet.
Z or B are simply colour variants, Z - metallic and B - black. It's your choice in the end.
There are no fakes to me knowledge, these HPs are too new to fake. Plus, whats the point of faking them exactly?? It's a $50 headphone.

Weight would've indeed been a good thing to search, forgot about that, but it's definitely not the only factor. I'm trying to hear from people how comfortable they are for a few hours of usage, an x amount of kgs can give an impression, but doesn't tell you that. Could've probably searched that more. Never noticed they were just colour variants, thanks! I know faking it sounds ridiculous, but I can admit that's just lack of confidence in eBay sellers. Thanks for your answers though!
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