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Just wanna say... I'm not having issues with treble here using FiiO E11 on EQ2 and ATH Pleathers.
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check hibernation "second nation"

 

Looked, but couldn't find it.

post #4488 of 8124
bout a week after I first got my S500s the treble did become a pinch fatiguing for me like the fx40s. but just like the 40s the treble calmed down and smoothed out after a few more days of use.
edit: if anyone still has the AKG felt pad that comes installed on the K518 you could use that to tame the highs a bit.
Edited by musubi1000 - 1/17/13 at 2:16pm
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So, I finally got to try the ELE with the S500. Pretty much felt like I was getting a frontal lobe lobotomy with the aggressive sou d. When I play around with EQ, it seems to be the around the 6hz or 8hz range that's getting to me.

Not entirely sure why I seem to be the only once suffering so much with this. It's not bitrate or badly sampled albums, either.

I don't know if this is the case for you, but the same thing happened to me when I first got it. I had it plugged into a front USB port and my computer didn't install drivers for it, nor did it even say I was using a DAC, but the sound came through it anyway. And it had the same sound that you are describing.

 

Then I tried using a port in the back and my computer immediately installed drivers for it and it is recognized by my computer as a DAC. Before I did this it was WAY too loud too.

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Originally Posted by hatefulsandwich View Post

So, I finally got to try the ELE with the S500. Pretty much felt like I was getting a frontal lobe lobotomy with the aggressive sou d. When I play around with EQ, it seems to be the around the 6hz or 8hz range that's getting to me.

Not entirely sure why I seem to be the only once suffering so much with this. It's not bitrate or badly sampled albums, either.

I don't know if this is the case for you, but the same thing happened to me when I first got it. I had it plugged into a front USB port and my computer didn't install drivers for it, nor did it even say I was using a DAC, but the sound came through it anyway. And it had the same sound that you are describing.

 

Then I tried using a port in the back and my computer immediately installed drivers for it and it is recognized by my computer as a DAC. Before I did this it was WAY too loud too.

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Originally Posted by hatefulsandwich View Post

So, I finally got to try the ELE with the S500. Pretty much felt like I was getting a frontal lobe lobotomy with the aggressive sou d. When I play around with EQ, it seems to be the around the 6hz or 8hz range that's getting to me.


Not entirely sure why I seem to be the only once suffering so much with this. It's not bitrate or badly sampled albums, either.
I don't know if this is the case for you, but the same thing happened to me when I first got it. I had it plugged into a front USB port and my computer didn't install drivers for it, nor did it even say I was using a DAC, but the sound came through it anyway. And it had the same sound that you are describing.

Then I tried using a port in the back and my computer immediately installed drivers for it and it is recognized by my computer as a DAC. Before I did this it was WAY too loud too.
Maybe the front USB had a dirty power?
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Maybe the front USB had a dirty power?

 

Correct.  Most of the front panel headphone and USB connectors are connected via a bundle of wires that flow from the front panel of the computer to the motherboard.  The bundle usually has two headers: One for AC97, and the other for HD Audio.  Needless to say, one of the jumper blocks remains unconnected and the wires in the bundle are not shielded from noise in any way other than cheap plastic insulation that covers the wires.  With such a connection system, there is / are  many issues with proper power, disruption and continuity.  The USB ports on the back of the computer should be soldered directly to the motherboard - and the signal travels thorough the signal traces embedded in the PCB.  

 

I can see that the connection on the back would be better.  Also, using a USB DAC connected to a USB hub might mean that it will not function correctly either.  The signal / power that's preset at a hub is usually greatly reduced to a tiny trickle.  Even my secure Sandisk USB thumb drive can't be properly activated / accessed as there isn't enough juice flowing to the hub to allow it to be fully recognized.

 

Best of luck.

 

Oh, I figured out what the joke was with me typing "ETE DAC" nearly ten times in a post.  D'oh, it's the ELE DAC.  Now, I feel stupid ... but, still at the keyboard and typing with just one eye open as I'm dead tired.  Enter Sandman.

 

Enjoy!

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Maybe the front USB had a dirty power?

Front and or top mounted USB ports are notorious for having issues because they're not a direct connection to the motherboard but rather a header that connects to the motherboard via a cable.  The cable can cause issues with the signal and power quality. It's always best to use try the rear USB ports when an issue arises from a case mounted USB port.

 

"Front ports require extra cabling - from the mainboard to the connector in the case. Thus those cabling and additional connectors have impact on the signal quality (480 MBits/s require high frequency!) and power (every cable is like a resistor - some 0.1 Volts will left on the cable)"

 

Edit: I see wje beat me to the explanation :)


Edited by Stereophonics - 1/17/13 at 8:38pm
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Maybe the front USB had a dirty power?

Correct.  Most of the front panel headphone and USB connectors are connected via a bundle of wires that flow from the front panel of the computer to the motherboard.  The bundle usually has two headers: One for AC97, and the other for HD Audio.  Needless to say, one of the jumper blocks remains unconnected and the wires in the bundle are not shielded from noise in any way other than cheap plastic insulation that covers the wires.  With such a connection system, there is / are  many issues with proper power, disruption and continuity.  The USB ports on the back of the computer should be soldered directly to the motherboard - and the signal travels thorough the signal traces embedded in the PCB.  

I can see that the connection on the back would be better.  Also, using a USB DAC connected to a USB hub might mean that it will not function correctly either.  The signal / power that's preset at a hub is usually greatly reduced to a tiny trickle.  Even my secure Sandisk USB thumb drive can't be properly activated / accessed as there isn't enough juice flowing to the hub to allow it to be fully recognized.

Best of luck.

Oh, I figured out what the joke was with me typing "ETE DAC" nearly ten times in a post.  D'oh, it's the ELE DAC.  Now, I feel stupid ... but, still at the keyboard and typing with just one eye open as I'm dead tired.  Enter Sandman.

Enjoy!
Yes, I was right! Also, what are your favorite headphones you have?
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Yes, I was right! Also, what are your favorite headphones you have?

 

Is that a trick question?  biggrin.gif  My favorites are all of them when I use each of them when I'm in the right mood.  wink.gif  Overall, though, I'm partial to my HifiMAN HE-400s.  They just do so much, so well.  But, we have these other headphones such as the JVC HA-S500 that also does things quite well, and for a crazy low price.  If I were a boutique headphone company, I'd be a bit worried about some headphone that is 1/10th the cost might come into the picture and out-gun the costlier option.  If it hasn't happened yet, it soon will and I'm quite sure of it.  In a sense, we all benefit from competition.  However, competition can be brutal and a tough game for manufacturers to partake in.

 

Enjoy!

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troLoLoLoLoLoLoLO!!! I have made it you'll!!!

It's official now, the TROLL MASTER is in business, thank you my birdie friend, you rule!!! beerchug.gif

 

Was kinda sad to not see any changes for most of the day. But I just took a look and there it is. haha

 

................. WOOT WOOT!!!

400

 

 


Edited by sfwalcer - 1/17/13 at 9:35pm
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Yes, I was right! Also, what are your favorite headphones you have?

Is that a trick question?  biggrin.gif
  My favorites are all of them when I use each of them when I'm in the right mood.  wink.gif
  Overall, though, I'm partial to my HifiMAN HE-400s.  They just do so much, so well.  But, we have these other headphones such as the JVC HA-S500 that also does things quite well, and for a crazy low price.  If I were a boutique headphone company, I'd be a bit worried about some headphone that is 1/10th the cost might come into the picture and out-gun the costlier option.  If it hasn't happened yet, it soon will and I'm quite sure of it.  In a sense, we all benefit from competition.  However, competition can be brutal and a tough game for manufacturers to partake in.

Enjoy!
I've seen myself wearing my HA-S500s just as much as my HD650s! biggrin.gif
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I've seen myself wearing my HA-S500s just as much as my HD650s! biggrin.gif

 

You've got HD650's??? You lucky so and so! Tell me why I shouldn't be coveting them?

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I've seen myself wearing my HA-S500s just as much as my HD650s! biggrin.gif

You've got HD650's??? You lucky so and so! Tell me why I shouldn't be coveting them?
Well they aren't portable, and the HA-S500 with ZO2.3 is better for dubstep and the like, but the HD650s are amazing, especially with vocals! smily_headphones1.gif
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Has anyone tried to do an open-back mod with these yet?
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