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Call me a basshead but after just 12hrs of burn-in I'm still waiting the bass to explode!

post #3707 of 8103
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Originally Posted by vsls View Post

Call me a basshead but after just 12hrs of burn-in I'm still waiting the bass to explode!

Tape dem ports baby!!! You are gonna hear the bass real well.

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I can still wait a bit more, after all I don't really listen to any EDM/DNB music. But it would be perfect for Tool for example biggrin.gif

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^ yeah it is good to familiarize yourself to how the S500s really sound with stock everything 1st, then mod/ pad like there is no tomorrow to get the desire sound you love. Easy as cake to do and cost little to nothing for a completely different sound siggy.  These S500s are truly crazy versatile not just in sound but how it changes almost completely due to simple mods. basshead.gif

 

 

edit: you know what will make these S500s complete, it would have to be cute's godly set up of these with his glorious pics of each step he did. I need to see them sexy pics of your S500s cute, don't leave us thirsty for so long!!!

 

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Edited by sfwalcer - 12/12/12 at 11:49pm
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Hmm.. I'm wondering, did anyone try to compare the S500s to Grado SR60? Is this better than the Grado?
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Gonna pass on the HM5 pads for now, they look like freaking ear muffs when stuck onto the S500s.

Ordered myself a pair of ATH pleathers thanks to constant recommendations here, so will see how they work out.

I'm running my S500 through an E11 amp anyways, so I can always EQ if needed.
post #3712 of 8103
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Originally Posted by izaku View Post

if they use Beats then they might not be in this forum :)

 

btw i have friend that uses Beats. His first comment is "Wow, nice. But the bass is not as good as Beats. I can hear more vocal and treble but still less bass".

 

My friend has Beats and he likes them better than the S500s too. He says that one thing he likes about the S500s is "you can hear the background stuff". I think I should have him try them with the stock pads instead. They're a lot closer to the sound he likes than the current HD25 velours I have now.

 

EDIT

 

Actually, screw that! I'm going to have him try the HM5 pads once I get them. I'm sure the over-ear awesomeness will make him like them more.

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Originally Posted by vsls View Post

Call me a basshead but after just 12hrs of burn-in I'm still waiting the bass to explode!

12 hours is not enough. wink_face.gif

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Originally Posted by Toapayoh View Post

Does anybody here compared the sound quality with the Beats cans? Seems like quite a high number of users on the road.

 

 

This?

 

 

No, not even close.  The S500 "beats" them hand down,  better bass,  bette mids highs, definition, detail,. you name it.   they have a hard time beating a cheapo $30 JVC S400.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

This?   (Beats Pro on the  Left)

Sounds much better than the Solo's,  but theres is a big resonance in the bass frecuencies that makes the bass sound slow and sloppy,  some will be blown away with its big bass if you are comming from some earbuds or very cheap/bad phones but once you hear a decent headphone like the S500 the Pro's would sound like a mess.  mids are almost non existents and highs are metalic/mediocre.

 

 

 

 

 

Pd:   You guys should also avoid the Senn HD280, what a mess... boring.. boring.. boring... Clamp Force of Death. i would gladly pick the cheapos Coby's over those 280's


Edited by rickdohc - 12/13/12 at 4:35am
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Originally Posted by Achmedisdead View Post

12 hours is not enough. wink_face.gif


Of course not, but I didn't consider myself as a basshead and that's strange!

 

Also I was expecting the stock pads to be way uncomfortable or unbearable judging by everyone's posts here. So far I really enjoy them and I like that they are a bit stiff and not so cushion-like. Probably I won't try the ATH pleather mod. The HM5 of course seems still promising!

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Originally Posted by vsls View Post


Of course not, but I didn't consider myself as a basshead and that's strange!

 

Also I was expecting the stock pads to be way uncomfortable or unbearable judging by everyone's posts here. So far I really enjoy them and I like that they are a bit stiff and not so cushion-like. Probably I won't try the ATH pleather mod. The HM5 of course seems still promising!

 

what other cans you got?

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So after finding the pad-on-pad hard to stomach (using the pads I was), I decided to just sew up the HM5s so they had a tighter fit and stuffed it with cotton around the edges so it isn't so baggy. This is my favorite sound so far. I was considering getting other pads to try and stick under the HM5s, but I figured I might as well just try sewing them up - doesn't cost me anything after all.

II have taped up the ports as well. I think the stiffness of pads underneath the HM5s pushed the driver too far from my ears. I already would've liked more clamping force for sound improvements, so anything that adds more space between my ears and the drivers isn't going to be my cup of tea.

And now I just wait for the ELE. Cannot. Wait.

For those few from the Rock crowd lurking around...
Ermagerd. The roar of the guitar in this track with these HM5 pads. Just ermagerd.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0-coXgl5QxU&sns=em
Edited by hatefulsandwich - 12/13/12 at 6:32am
post #3718 of 8103
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Originally Posted by rickdohc View Post

 

what other cans you got?


All the others are IEMs so no comparison there!

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Originally Posted by hatefulsandwich View Post

So after finding the pad-on-pad hard to stomach (using the pads I was), I decided to just sew up the HM5s so they had a tighter fit and stuffed it with cotton around the edges so it isn't so baggy. This is my favorite sound so far. I was considering getting other pads to try and stick under the HM5s, but I figured I might as well just try sewing them up - doesn't cost me anything after all.
II have taped up the ports as well. I think the stiffness of pads underneath the HM5s pushed the driver too far from my ears. I already would've liked more clamping force for sound improvements, so anything that adds more space between my ears and the drivers isn't going to be my cup of tea.
And now I just wait for the ELE. Cannot. Wait.
For those few from the Rock crowd lurking around...
Ermagerd. The roar of the guitar in this track with these HM5 pads. Just ermagerd.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0-coXgl5QxU&sns=em

Although known as a classical guy in this thread, I do have my moments; hit the 720p and enjoy:

 

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0Mhzj3AaJng&feature=youtu.be&hd=1

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Should I remove the stock S500 first? Or put the HM5 pads over them?

 

 

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Originally Posted by cyloh View Post

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Here's how I rock my S500. iBasso D-Zero DAC/AMP.

 

Just the HM5 pads(cotton stuffed at the sides) over them, nothing else.

 

You guys with the HM5 should try it out evil_smiley.gif

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