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I got my ZO2.3 in today, and with these at max bass boost for EDM and pop, they are AMAZING!!!!! I do turn it to lowest when listening to real music though.
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Originally Posted by gopanthersgo1 View Post

I got my ZO2.3 in today, and with these at max bass boost for EDM and pop, they are AMAZING!!!!! I do turn it to lowest when listening to real music though.

 

You got that whacky ZO2 gizmo! Very cool go! What I have read about it makes me want it. Please don't make it worse for me lol!

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Thanks Currawong for unlocking the thread. I think. Hope guys will be cool from this point on. I like to think these HA-S500 is well deserving of this thread. Lets keep it that way shall we?


Yeppp sorry Ds. Lets not let this amazing S500 thread get locked again. Lesson well learned. beerchug.gif

 

Thanks again Currawong!!!

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Originally Posted by WAYNENUMM View Post

 

You got that whacky ZO2 gizmo! Very cool go! What I have read about it makes me want it. Please don't make it worse for me lol!

You'll know i loves my bass but that ZO2 contraption puts the fear of god in me for some strange reason. My head would probably explode if i have it in my hands.

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I feel my face vibrate with it!!! Okay, sorry for tempting you guys. I actually tried to cancel the order. but with it being third party they shipped it, so I figured I'd try it, then return it, but boy is it AMAZING!!! And yes, the bass is so much, I thought someone was jumping when I put it on, and don't get me started with Daft Punk - Daftendirekt, It's GREAT! So is Bassnecter - Bass Head, and Pendulum - 9,000 Miles. So the bass seriously vibrates the cans, making them shake, but still has the amazing mids and treble, but the mids to get overpowered by the bass on normal songs, but the treble doesn't! smily_headphones1.gif
Edited by gopanthersgo1 - 1/15/13 at 7:36pm
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I'm really enjoying my s500's so far. Moving from the 400s to the 500s is a pretty big jump in terms of sound. Just waiting on the HM5 pads to finally make their way here..

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Originally Posted by 1ofamillion View Post

I'm really enjoying my s500's so far. Moving from the 400s to the 500s is a pretty big jump in terms of sound. Just waiting on the HM5 pads to finally make their way here..

 

Yup - those HM5 pads should pretty much complete you (along with the rings of course lol!).

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Yup - those HM5 pads should pretty much complete you (along with the rings of course lol!).

Yea :)

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All,

 

It's great to be back with the "family" here.  I was dying inside with the thought that this thread might remain permanently locked.  I had a plan to start posting in the other JVC thread on the around-the-ear Carbon Nanotube headphones if needed.  However, I want to give props to Currawong and any of the other administrators here who were involved in the clean-up efforts.  For those who have unsubscribed or headed away from this thread out of fear, I hope you'll come back and stay tuned in on the mods that various members keep applying within this particular thread.  There is lots of great ideas that get shared here and having the chance to apply them to take some great headphones and make them even better is just the icing on the cake.

 

Enjoy !

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All,

 

It's great to be back with the "family" here.  I was dying inside with the thought that this thread might remain permanently locked.  I had a plan to start posting in the other JVC thread on the around-the-ear Carbon Nanotube headphones if needed.  However, I want to give props to Currawong and any of the other administrators here who were involved in the clean-up efforts.  For those who have unsubscribed or headed away from this thread out of fear, I hope you'll come back and stay tuned in on the mods that various members keep applying within this particular thread.  There is lots of great ideas that get shared here and having the chance to apply them to take some great headphones and make them even better is just the icing on the cake.

 

Enjoy !

 

Wayne's world! beerchug.gif

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I have been following the thread for a while and recently ordered the S500, and I thought I heard you could superpose the earpads on top of each other (HM5 pads on top of the stock ones) and that therefore you wouldn't need a ring... Do the HM5 pads by themselves with the ring sound better?

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Hello people, sorry my first post is resurrecting an old thread but I was doing the usual trawl of the web to find any info about the Technics SE-A1 and came upon this.
I am one of the worlds very few owners of this power amplifier that's taken me nearly fifteen years to find one. There is very little info available about them but basically they employ a class A+ topology which combines class A zero cross over distortion without the inefficiencies of class A (a lot of radiated heat at standby). The Matsu****a Corporation submitted a patent in 1976 in the name of three of its employees who invented this design. To cut along story short I was skeptical of its music quality, its design is of course 35 years old!!! But wow the first time you hear this amp you are in no doubt that its incredibly special, its far better than anything I've ever heard before, truly a master piece of engineering and proves the Japanese were able to make world leading equipment.
As much as people maligned the Japanese hifi it had a lot of brands that produced incredibly good equipment, its probably this competition that pushed everything along in technology, it helps breed invention.
Sadly I feel people today accept poorly reproduced music and there isn't the appreciation as there was for properly produced sound as they listen on those horrendous iPod docking stations and claim it sounds good!!!! Whattttt!?!?
Well reproduced music sounds simply amazing......

So, one SE-A1 "surfaced" at last !

 

I am not only green, but traffic light colour with envy - because SE-A1 must be exceptional in every way and probably still is the best power amp in existance.

 

So, how does it sound, compared to something good but "widespread" enough to be reasonably accesible to hard core audio nut ?

 

I hope SE-A1 is more reliable than SE-A3, which can be divided in two categories: the ones which did blow their output transistors and the ones that still have to do it - but you can rest assured they will. When up and running, still awesome amp.

I use SU-V8 integrated as power amp, because it is the same circuit as SE-A5 power amp minus those "sexy" meters and plus two separate power transformers, not just separate secondary windings as in SE-A5. Perhaps any experience with any of the mentioned amps ?

 

iPod etc - heavens forbid, but it is reality these days. I find it appalling good mastering engineers now are forced to learn how to in fact mangle good recordings in order for them to sound acceptable as MP3s. Try to send your friend a tune attached to your mail in anything with better resolution than MP3 and you will quickly learn why this is so. Standard limit per single attachment is 25MB of data and that is roughly one minute of 44-1 kHz/16 bit CD resolution. Whole CD with approx 80 min is 700MB and is mission impossible as attachment to email. There are ways around it, but you generally have to use services of others if you want to send bigger files over internet.

 

Sad but true - really good audio equipment is too expensive and too low in numbers to be really interesting to manufacturers anymore. iPods and similar gizmos outsell serious stuff by mind boggling percentage, despite late Steven Jobs being an avid analog vinyl user and collector. It is hard for the iPod generation to accept older technologies were ultimately better - but they were not portable, they could not store one's entire library in a pocket sized device, etc,etc - life style and priorities have changed, and although I can accept it in this thread, all allarms start to sound when people on head-fi start talking about sound quality of 1k$ phones with MP3s - THAT is too much. The same as comparing Ferraris on dirt non asphalted road.

 

BTW, JVC HA-S500s would not be totally out of place besides your SE-A1 - they have at least some of the qualities to be possible to mention them in such exclusive company, regardless of their modest cost.

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2 Wayne and SWF.

 

for some reason there is no smiley faces when i post from my ipad, so you guys just chill you know, you guys are cool ,a little bit crazy.. but hey. "thats what friends are for"  you know  biggrin.gif

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How well do these isolate with HD25 pads? Anybody used them on the train etc?

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2 Wayne and SWF.

 

for some reason there is no smiley faces when i post from my ipad, so you guys just chill you know, you guys are cool ,a little bit crazy.. but hey. "thats what friends are for"  you know  biggrin.gif

 

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