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The PCM270X series are pretty old USB receiver/DAC chips and not particularly good.

 

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What's more current or better?

 

Yes, the PCM270# series is a bit old and dates back to 2009, and before.  However, I still think that for basic listening, they still perform well.  They are a proven product.  While the newer ESS Sabre flavors do offer the possibility of an improvement in areas, it still comes with a cost. I think when one factors in cost / performance, the Muse DAC for $30 is quite a good performer and for most people, spending upwards of $200, or greater on a better DAC, their ears might not be able to tell the difference when using compressed music as most people tend to do nowadays.  Plus, we all know that the "better" options do provide some improvements, but usually those improvements tend to be a bit more costly and the gain to be only single-digit percentage increases.  To me, I've tried far too many upgrades to realize that many were never upgrades at all, and each of them took a bite out of my wallet at the same time.

 

As to the DAC with the PCM2704c vs. the PCM2707, I still think the "04" option may still be fine and the "07" option marginally better.  But, I have not heard both, so don't quote me on that.  wink.gif

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Yes, the PCM270# series is a bit old and dates back to 2009, and before.  However, I still think that for basic listening, they still perform well.  They are a proven product.  While the newer ESS Sabre flavors do offer the possibility of an improvement in areas, it still comes with a cost. I think when one factors in cost / performance, the Muse DAC for $30 is quite a good performer and for most people, spending upwards of $200, or greater on a better DAC, their ears might not be able to tell the difference when using compressed music as most people tend to do nowadays.  Plus, we all know that the "better" options do provide some improvements, but usually those improvements tend to be a bit more costly and the gain to be only single-digit percentage increases.  To me, I've tried far too many upgrades to realize that many were never upgrades at all, and each of them took a bite out of my wallet at the same time.

 

As to the DAC with the PCM2704c vs. the PCM2707, I still think the "04" option may still be fine and the "07" option marginally better.  But, I have not heard both, so don't quote me on that.  wink.gif

 

thanks for the info... I'll have something to read up on smile.gif

 

back to the S500. i think my unit is burning in quite nicely. when i first got it, i thought the mids were a bit laid back. it's now coming back. it could be my brain getting used to the phones though. there's quite a bit of details in these. i am still using it stock cause it's quite comfy to me (as compared to my V-Moda M80). 

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thanks for the info... I'll have something to read up on smile.gif

 

back to the S500. i think my unit is burning in quite nicely. when i first got it, i thought the mids were a bit laid back. it's now coming back. it could be my brain getting used to the phones though. there's quite a bit of details in these. i am still using it stock cause it's quite comfy to me (as compared to my V-Moda M80). 

Nothing wrong with using it stock, despite all the mods you see here in the thread. I use and enjoy mine stock.smile_phones.gif

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I thought I was the only one that enjoyed the S500 stock. Nice to know I'm not alone.

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another stock user here
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I use stock pads, but have the tape mod, and cotton behind drivers. wink.gif
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what does a tape mod? cannot find any description.

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Stock here as well, haven't had the nerve to modify such splendid headphones... although more comfortable earpads may be in order some day. 

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Funny. I have this acoustic foam and i tried to put it around the inner plastic ring before i did HM5 pad mod today. Long story short, don't bother. Bass almost completely vanished. Whole sound became super congested. This foam worked great on fostex but not on my JVC

 

Interesting.  Is it too thick?  I was thinking of trimming it.  I already sold some so no returning it but I dont want it to damage the S500 when I try it out.  is it easy to remove?

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Stock here as well, haven't had the nerve to modify such splendid headphones... although more comfortable earpads may be in order some day. 
The mods don't require ANY work thatmay damage them, and takes AT MOST 5 minutes. biggrin.gif
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The mods don't require ANY work thatmay damage them, and takes AT MOST 5 minutes. biggrin.gif

 

And 5 minutes is stretching it, even for doofuses like me smile.gif

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The mods don't require ANY work thatmay damage them, and takes AT MOST 5 minutes. biggrin.gif

And 5 minutes is stretching it, even for doofuses like me smile.gif
Yeah, more like 2. biggrin.gif
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Originally Posted by sofastreamer View Post

what does a tape mod? cannot find any description.

 

If you take off the pads you'll see 3 vents on each side which can be taped up for extra bass.

 

I've only taped up 1 vent on each side to add a bit of bass but still keep the soundstage and openness largerly the same, works a treat for my DNB and Trance collection. biggrin.gif

 

Btw, if you still wanna know about comparison of Sony MDR-V55 and JVC S500 then PM me. wink.gif 

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I have about 30 hours of D&B burn in done at a little higher than normal listening volume, and I can already tell the highs are calming down a bit.  Out of the box they were too bright up there, at high volumes I'd get a headache lol

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And btw...they are some truly amazing little headphones. 

 

I'm using them stock so far as well

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