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Today arrived my fiio e11 ... although many speak it would not improve the sound ... I felt the difference and I am finding it very good ...

My config: Asus Xonar DX> FiiO e11> jvc ha-s500

post #3317 of 8117

No offense to the guy who posted this pic, but do they seriously look like this? Why would JVC design such a terrible shape. Might as well put a satellite on your head and pretend you're a looney. tongue.gif


Edited by gideonMorrison - 11/26/12 at 2:36pm
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No offense to the guy who posted this pic, but they do seriously look like this? Why would JVC design such a terrible shape. Might as well put a satellite on your head and pretend you're a looney. tongue.gif

 

lol, no, they do not look like that

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No offense to the guy who posted this pic, but they do seriously look like this? Why would JVC design such a terrible shape. Might as well put a satellite on your head and pretend you're a looney. tongue.gif


the pads on those ones loook like mods

check out dsnuts pictures
post #3320 of 8117

Indeed, they are mods. I / we need moar pictures, shape is quite important to me, as I will be rocking these every day through the city. Would be greatly appreciated, guys!

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They are comfy for hours but I would advise getting some pads. The ATH pleathers are really comfy and give some isolation not a lot but better than velours. The velours are too open as you can hear everything. But that might be a good thing in the streets.  The ATH pleathters will give way more comfort over stock pads and even a better sound. I would advise the tape mod coverning the bass vents to bring back the bass to drown out some street sounds.  You could even try that HM5 over the ear mod which seems to be the easiest way to get these to a full sized sound. I got mine on order will give it a try.

 

I took the tape off the vents. I think I prefer the sound the way it was just using the ATH pleathers. It is too cool to cover up some vents for more bass however.  

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I tried the pad fitting method by SuperStyleFacto and it makes pad modding so much easier now. Literally done in about 30 seconds smily_headphones1.gif
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Probably a bit too big, although you can always come up with a solution for that if you are willing. =]
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Just received my S500s! I'd say out of the box the sound is very good for a headphone of this price, but nothing amazing. I'm gonna give them 10 hours of burn in over-night and see what they sound like tomorrow. Anyone care to mention what I should expect? At the moment I find the highs are very sharp, mids are fine and bass is there but doesn't quite "sing". Hopefully after burn-in the highs will calm down and the bass will mature smily_headphones1.gif

 

P.S. any ideas on what I should use to burn then in?

 

I'm sure this has been talked about in the thread before but I don't have the patience to look through it, thanks!

Ok after about 30 hours of burn in the headphones are much improved. The bass has really opened up and the highs are no longer fatiguing, mids seem to have stayed the same, which is very good. 

 

However I'd say where these headphones could do better is in instrument separation and detail, but it's still very good for a headphone of its price. I'd also say these headphones aren't very comfortable, but maybe that's just what you have to deal with with on ear headphones.

 

In conclusion: these headphones have the quality of a £100 pair of cans, but in reality are half the price. You will not be disappointed. 

 

I'm now at the stage where I want to mod these headphones to increase comfort, but not change the sound. What are some cushions that are the same size as the stock (I want to keep them on-ear) and don't change the sound quality (especially in the bass), but increase comfort?

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Probably a bit too big, although you can always come up with a solution for that if you are willing. =]

 



I wanted a velour pad :(

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Originally Posted by Hovis View Post

Ok after about 30 hours of burn in the headphones are much improved. The bass has really opened up and the highs are no longer fatiguing, mids seem to have stayed the same, which is very good. 

 

However I'd say where these headphones could do better is in instrument separation and detail, but it's still very good for a headphone of its price. I'd also say these headphones aren't very comfortable, but maybe that's just what you have to deal with with on ear headphones.

 

In conclusion: these headphones have the quality of a £100 pair of cans, but in reality are half the price. You will not be disappointed. 

 

I'm now at the stage where I want to mod these headphones to increase comfort, but not change the sound. What are some cushions that are the same size as the stock (I want to keep them on-ear) and don't change the sound quality (especially in the bass), but increase comfort?


Sadly no one has tried this pad-on-pad mod besides me, and I POSTED THIS BACK ON PAGE 53 of this thread. LoL This thing fits like a glove over the S500/ S400 stock pads. They go on sale on Amazon used/ like new for like $6 to $8s shipped. It is everything you are asking/ looking for on your previous post. I can literally wear my S500/ S400s all day long with almost zero discomfort even with glasses on. These cheapo pads on the Sound Storm Laboratories Headphones is it buddy cuz the long lips on them can wrap around the entire pad of these JVC portables with a snug fit.

 

And if you tape the ports of the S500 and stuff the stock pads with one ring of cotton ball as the inner layer and a ring of paper towel as the outer layer, make sure you don't block the driver opening (or you can just stuff then with all paper towel, which i found not as good sounding), these S500s are gonna sound blissfully bassy with the SS Lab headphone pads over them.  Better bass/ soundstage/ comfort and overall general sound presentation of these S500s/ S400s. So cheap and so easy yet so much improvement in sound straight out of my ipod/ nano on flat EQ setting, just crazy!  

 

http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0015C3UB8/ref=ox_sfl_cart_mbc_s1?ie=UTF8&serverToken=Obidos

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I'd also say these headphones aren't very comfortable, but maybe that's just what you have to deal with with on ear headphones.

 

In conclusion: these headphones have the quality of a £100 pair of cans, but in reality are half the price. You will not be disappointed.

 

They made my ears very, very sore when I first got them. I gave them a little stretch and kept wearing them, for a few days or so, taking them off only when they became too uncomfortable. I can't say I recommend bending them, but they're no longer uncomfortable.

 

I've been comparing the S500 to with HD-650 (usually US$500) and DT 990 Premium (often ~US$350.) The S500 definitely comes in third place, in my opinion, but the difference isn't anything like "night and day." Tomorrow, the competition is Beyerdynamics' T70.

 

I'm not disappointed in the least especially at US$75 shipped.

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Thanks for the reply sfwalcer but that would make the headphones over-ear, i'd quite like to keep them on-ear so they stay very portable and don't look too silly :P

 

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They made my ears very, very sore when I first got them. I gave them a little stretch and kept wearing them, for a few days or so, taking them off only when they became too uncomfortable. I can't say I recommend bending them, but they're no longer uncomfortable.

 

I'm finding the same thing at the moment, after about an hour or 2 my ears will be very sore. However I'll give them another week or so to loosen up and see whether I still have the same problem.

 

I'm still interested in getting some more comfy cushions though.


Edited by Hovis - 11/26/12 at 5:10pm
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I wanted a velour pad frown.gif

I'm wrong, they're the perfect size: http://www.head-fi.org/t/347587/es7-and-esw9-ear-pads-interchangeable#post_4528073
You want 70mm earpads for S500.
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