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I just recieved mine in the mail from Japan, letting them burn in. Initial impressions, they are amazing as the are and as my first on ear i really love them. I dont know how they could get any better or get any better.
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I got mine today too.. They are in fact amazing.. My favorite of D's recommendations so far.. It was the XBA-3 previously but for the 50 I got these I like them more.. Now on to burning them in =)

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First, happy holidays to everyone !

 

I spent the better part of the day with representative for Bruel & Kjaer todayregular_smile%20.gif, measuring JVC nanotubes, HA-S 500 and HA-S 770. Graphs will be processed in few days - suffice is to say that (almost) stock 500sL3000.gif with ATH velours mop the floor with stock 770s angry_face.gif.

 

As always, enjoy yourcool.gif music !


you are talking about THE B & K, the ones that graphed my AT-705 vintage electrets back in the day, THE main measurement people...? If so, that's incredible. Looking forward to this for sure.

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Looking forward to see them graphs and measurements.


I'm selling mine off because they don't pair very well with my tubeamp.

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penmarker have you tried a resistance cable or adapter?

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Nope, haven't thought of that really.

What's a resistance cable and adapter?

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you are talking about THE B & K, the ones that graphed my AT-705 vintage electrets back in the day, THE main measurement people...? If so, that's incredible. Looking forward to this for sure.

The one and only, http://www.bksv.com/ . The gentleman in question, owner and #1 of the http://www.ims.si/ , has more than 30 years working with/for B&K under his belt - there is hardly any place left on the walls at IMS' headquarters to put any more certificates of his by B&K. As I type this and you read it, he is probably preparing the report in form that can be published ...IMS headquarters are 15 min walk from my home - or the same by car due to the parking blues.

 

BTW, AT-705s are great, I have their sucessors, ATH-7 and ATH-8, sadly both sent to the eternal hounting grounds by the Telarc's 1812 cannon fire .

JVC HA-S500s can do it - just - and continue playing unscaved.

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I just recieved mine in the mail from Japan, letting them burn in. Initial impressions, they are amazing as the are and as my first on ear i really love them. I dont know how they could get any better or get any better.

Believe me, they get even better. The more burned in they get the more each layer of the music has its own atmosphere. It's amazing really. I've never liked a pair of on-ear headphones until I heard the S500s. Pro tip: they get better and better the more you listen to them.

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The one and only, http://www.bksv.com/ . The gentleman in question, owner and #1 of the http://www.ims.si/ , has more than 30 years working with/for B&K under his belt - there is hardly any place left on the walls at IMS' headquarters to put any more certificates of his by B&K. As I type this and you read it, he is probably preparing the report in form that can be published ...IMS headquarters are 15 min walk from my home - or the same by car due to the parking blues.

 

BTW, AT-705s are great, I have their sucessors, ATH-7 and ATH-8, sadly both sent to the eternal hounting grounds by the Telarc's 1812 cannon fire .

JVC HA-S500s can do it - just - and continue playing unscaved.


oh I have a Telarc disc here ( " Time Warp " ) and saw a warning on the foldout I suppose  should be taken seriously then. None on vinyl unfortunately.  

I was randomly popping in to read here , but these might be on the wishlist radar soon.

 

Thanks for getting that arranged I hope folks realize the reputation and standard they set.


Edited by nick n - 12/25/12 at 3:32am
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oh I have a Telarc disc here ( " Time Warp " ) and saw a warning on the foldout I suppose  should be taken seriously then. None on vinyl unfortunately.  

I was randomly popping in to read here , but these might be on the wishlist radar soon.

 

Thanks for getting that arranged I hope folks realize the reputation and standard they set.

Yes, you should take that warning seriously, as electrets do not like overvoltage at all - terminal failure. AT electrets ( Stax SR 44 might/may be similar/same ) should be by now treaterd with caution and respect due to their vintage status - best at music with reasonable volume requirements, withour too much emphasis on bass: basshead EDM lovers - steer clear of those AT electrets.

 

Because they do offer detail at least on a par with HA-S500s and will keep putting smile on the face of the listeners with moderate requirements for bass indefinitely, whereas basshead desires would likely blow them pretty much instantly. NOT portable at all - at least 30 W amp required to power them through matching transformer.

 

IIRC THE method to destroy AT electrets - depending on model, there is a switch called LOW/HIGH  ( 6 dB ! ) on the transformer box - NEVER,EVER switch it from LOW to HIGH during playback at high(er) levels - kaBOOM and then nothing at all, or much more faint and distorted sound. If you've got children around, better mechanically block that switch - one additional pair met its end like this when I was answering the phone.

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Hope it's not to late for this....

1000

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Hope it's not to late for this....
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Shouldn't be too late, nice pic BTW. redface.gif
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First I keep checking back here for pictures, and I have to say everything so far is rather impressive, this is going to be a tough call for the judge(s)

 

Good luck all!

 

 

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Nope, haven't thought of that really.

What's a resistance cable and adapter?


often if a full/all tube amp does not see a resistive load on the outputs it doesn't like it. This is usually older tube stuff though so if yours is a newer solid state hybrid tube amp that is probably perfectly fine.  These JVCs must be a lower ohm for portable use, it might be too low  of a resistive load for your amp is what I was pondering.( but I have no idea )

 

You can but TRS plug adapters for ~$12-20 on fleabay that add 75 ohms resistance ( or more or less versions ) to your amp headphone TRS output,   this means the amp wiil "see" your headphones differently ( as harder to drive )which might help and the amp may give them some more juice headroom you could say, before you reach your desired volume

People use them to change their etymotic IEM's from one version to another.

Etymotic S to P converter I think it is called

 

( then again I could be full of it wink_face.gif )

 

 

The cables can be made , a DIY cable with a couple matched resistors and TRS ends.


Edited by nick n - 12/25/12 at 12:42pm
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Hey that's a rather neat idea. This tubeamp is a relatively new model, and yes it does put out some adequate juice to power up high impedance phones. The output is quite high enough to make them JVCs sound too dampened.

 

I've decided to sell them anyways since two headphones is one too many than what I need right now beyersmile.png

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