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I think isolation really depends on how loud  you play your music and what pads you're using. With the HM5 pads, they wrap completely around my ears and seal things off quite nicely.

I'd definitely be interested in the S770 if it's mid-centric, but they're so... ugly and cheap-looking compared to the S500. I know the S500 is plastic, but they feel solid. Those S770s have that gross shiny plastic look about them. Not going to be very successful pad-rolling with those rectangular cups either. Bah, if only JVC were to know how much we get out of these things by changing the pads  :).

Something I noticed recently since I got some Brainwavz R1s - does anyone else find that the S500's most upper treble sounds a little off on songs with "real" cymbals? I mainly listen to Alternative/Rock and I always thought the cymbals sounded kinda compressed, but didn't know for sure until the R1s showed me a better resolution of cymbals. I'm sure many people won't notice, but seeing as I jam with a drummer regularly, I'm very familiar with how these things sound IRL. I was just wondering if it's just me. 

I'd still be interested to know how Doc's going with the HM5 pads? I'm also finding them a bit, well, shrill. Like it enhances the v-shape. I was just wondering how various pad-on-pad mods might affect that and I don't have many pads to try. The HM5's make these stupendously comfy, like little pieces of heaven gently sitting on my ears. I just don't dig how much fullness seems to get taken out of the sound, like my dear mids are being sucked out again. 

Oh, and to the guy who's so very concerned about how these look on the head... I really think that you will NOT like them. They're not slim-fitting around the head at all, especially if you put on more comfortable, larger pads. If you're concerned about how you look in public with headphones, then I'd probably just consider IEMs. Most headphones will land up making you look dorky to some degree or the other, no matter how fashionably they were designed.

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Originally Posted by goonda61 View Post

Interesting. I have the HA-M750's and they look exactly like these.

I like the sound of the M750's. It's decent, but I can't wear them for long. Maybe an hour max? My ears start to hurt or get too sweaty.

Hopefully the S500's don't have this problem as that's going to suck.

 

 

Also, can someone comment on the sound isolation of the S500's. ie. if I go to the library/silent study and use the S500's will people hear my music?

Comfort in 750 vs 500 depends on - form of your skull. Since 750/770 earcups do not swivel, they introduce sore poin/line in front or behind your ear, if bones of your skull do not match the angle of 750/770 to lie exactly perpendicular/flat to your bones. 500 is long term comfier, particularly using velour pads, which cut too much of bass even for normal people, let alone for bassheads. Tape mod necessary in case of using velour. Please see the general earpad discussion here.

 

No, if you listen at anything like normal listening levels that do not lead to permanent hearing demage, your fellow librarians should have no idea what you are listening to.

post #3363 of 8108
Since the S770s are being sold in France (they're on Amazon.fr for €59, which is about $75), would this imply that they are coming stateside as well?
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Since the S770s are being sold in France (they're on Amazon.fr for €59, which is about $75), would this imply that they are coming stateside as well?

With the JVC policy which products to sell in which market, as well as that of other firms from Japan, you can only hope and pray ...

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How does drum & bass sound on these bad boys. Anyone care to comment?
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Has anyone bought a pair of S500s from Amazon.fr? It works out to be 52EUR shipped to the UK, which would be less than buying it from eBay. Just curious to know if it'll be the same pair of headphones as the Japanese ones.

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Has anyone bought a pair of S500s from Amazon.fr? It works out to be 52EUR shipped to the UK, which would be less than buying it from eBay. Just curious to know if it'll be the same pair of headphones as the Japanese ones.

Link??

Anyways, if I was you I'd buy them from eBay. It's not that much more expensive, even works out cheaper if you don't go for EMS shipping. Buy either from jp-ken or dtwhisper. wink.gif
Edited by Lifted Andreas - 11/28/12 at 4:53am
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Link??
Anyways, if I was you I'd buy them from eBay. It's not that much more expensive, even works out cheaper if you don't go for EMS shipping. Buy either from jp-ken or dtwhisper. wink.gif

 

Ah, I just checked again and they're the SR500's, not the S500s. Damn.


Yeah, I was going to buy from them but I'm a little worried about it being picked up by customs. It'd add a ton to the cost if it was.

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Ah, I just checked again and they're the SR500's, not the S500s. Damn.


Yeah, I was going to buy from them but I'm a little worried about it being picked up by customs. It'd add a ton to the cost if it was.

Don't worry about that, if you search the thread you will find my posts where I explained that both of those sellers agreed to mark the item as a gift so you won't get extra charges from customs. wink.gif

I've messaged nearly every seller on eBay about these headphones, and the best ones to buy from are those 2. cool.gif
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How does drum & bass sound on these bad boys. Anyone care to comment?

Sound great on them, the bass is very controlled and the authority is admirable. The highs also draw you in nicely. Everything should be in their place, and more.

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were there any custom fees? im still waiting for mine to come in, same seller.

no custom fees
everything ive bought so far off ebay, most of the coming from overseas, and up to the $150 vsonics, i havent been hit with custom fees so far
i bought off buyfromjapan since they had the lowest price+shipping out of all the ebay ones
post #3372 of 8108
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Sound great on them, the bass is very controlled and the authority is admirable. The highs also draw you in nicely. Everything should be in their place, and more.

Thats awesome to hear. Another plus for me lol

So far, from reading this thread I gather that these HPs excel at anything Electronic.

However, band music seems to be slightly random on them...
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Thats awesome to hear. Another plus for me lol
So far, from reading this thread I gather that these HPs excel at anything Electronic.
However, band music seems to be slightly random on them...

Yep that's the gist of it. Electronic music usually have minimal soundstage and vocals or human in it with natural sounds. They sound artificial and man-made, and these S500 has very small soundstage with a slightly V shaped signature with a fun sound so they are a good mixture. Live music is a little no-no for me with these cans, naturally because of the soundstage, they make the singers sound too forward.

 

Imaging is quite good IMHO, should be okay with those types of music. Anybody who want to correct me just help yourselves.

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Thats awesome to hear. Another plus for me lol
So far, from reading this thread I gather that these HPs excel at anything Electronic.
However, band music seems to be slightly random on them...

Personally, I've liked these for almost every band that I listen to. Bands that I thought had terrible mixing before actually seem to work in the S500s.

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Just wondering if any of you think the JVC S500 would be better than the new Tiesto AKG K67 or K167's?

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