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No problem! I read you could also stuff the HM5 pads, but I forget where and how...
Get the ZO2.3! tongue.gif

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No problem! I read you could also stuff the HM5 pads, but I forget where and how...
Get the ZO2.3! tongue.gif

Too bad I can't afford that right now..

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The FiiO E6 is much cheaper than the ZO2.3 and sounds pretty sweet on Eq. 2. You can often pick them up pretty cheap  here in HF from someone upgrading. I bought one on Amazon for 23 bucks shipped and then another from a Head Fi'er for 15 bucks. Just a thought.

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The FiiO E6 is much cheaper than the ZO2.3 and sounds pretty sweet on Eq. 2. You can often pick them up pretty cheap  here in HF from someone upgrading. I bought one on Amazon for 23 bucks shipped and then another from a Head Fi'er for 15 bucks. Just a thought.

Awesome, thanks! I'll look into a cheaper amplifier then.


Edited by 1ofamillion - 1/26/13 at 5:52pm
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So I just finally sprang for a set of these. It is really ironic because around the time these came out in Japan I was actually over there. I was riding my bike around with a friend and we stopped to look at cameras. I saw a big bin of these phones for the equivalent of $40 a piece and when I saw the JVC name and the nanotube diaphragm technology I thought they might really be something...but did not pick them up because I had been overspending. Then I got home and saw this thread!

 

Anyway, I bought a used pair of Beyer T1's a few months ago and while they are pretty awesome, I use them rarely and have considered selling them. If these get somewhere close to the Beyers I will probably let them go.
 

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TBH I like the CAL over the S500. 

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TBH I like the CAL over the S500. 
What do you like more about? I'm not trying to start anything, just wondering your opinion. redface.gif
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Awesome, thanks! I'll look into a cheaper amplifier then.

Just bear in mind that it won't have the same bass quality as the ZO2.3

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TBH I like the CAL over the S500. 

 

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What do you like more about? I'm not trying to start anything, just wondering your opinion. redface.gif

I'm curious about this too. I got some CAL recently but I haven't really compared them closely with the S500.....I do like both of them though.smile_phones.gif

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I can't get technical but for me the CAL is a bit clearer. The comfort is also way better than the s500 . The s500 get uncomfortable after 10 minutes.
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Well I'm at 60 hours burn in time.  I keep stopping to listen to them.  They sound pretty awesome!

 

Couple of sweet songs to listen to

 

 

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I can't get technical but for me the CAL is a bit clearer. The comfort is also way better than the s500 . The s500 get uncomfortable after 10 minutes.

 

You must have a really weirdly shaped head.

 

I can wear the JVCs for hours and hours without any discomfort.

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You must have a really weirdly shaped head.

 

I can wear the JVCs for hours and hours without any discomfort.


Same for me. In the past I've had problems with supra-aural phones, but not with s500's.

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I can't get technical but for me the CAL is a bit clearer. The comfort is also way better than the s500 . The s500 get uncomfortable after 10 minutes.

I tried mine back and forth last night after reading your earlier post. I don't find the S500 uncomfortable, in fact I love how I can wear them with my glasses without interference, but I would agree that glasses aside, the CAL are more comfortable.

 

I think that what you described as the CAL sounding a bit clearer to you, after going back and forth with them last night, is that the CAL seem to have a wider soundstage....and it may be a simple as the fact that the drivers are a little further away from the ears. I think the S500 drivers are a little more tightly controlled, but as I said before, I still enjoy both headphones.

I traded my ATH-WS55 for the CAL and I have no regrets.L3000.gif

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It's probably just my left ear that doesnt like the pressure. 

 

Friend of mine said that he liked the ultrasones hfi 580 more than the jvcs. Didnt really listen to those. More share the same opinion?

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