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They'll sound great, but they'll get even better!
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I think things have gotten a bit better with my burn in. I've found that those flat vocals still remain to some degree, just with those recordings. If anyone here listens to hip hop I like Tech N9ne and Strange Music a lot, but their recordings don't seem to do so well under scrutiny. Deep good bass is not a common occurrence, nor does a spread out/well mixed soundstage seem to be. And the vocals have that airiness to them that bothers me.

 

Other recordings have a nice wide soundstage as well as depth, which I haven't yet really experienced with my Sennheiser HD650s (the depth). Maybe they need a better source/supply chain to shine (one definitely can do better than an Audio-gd Compass integrated $200-300 dac/amp) but $60 portables that can do it over sub-flagship ~$350 cans definitely says something ;)

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Originally Posted by jtaylor991 View Post

I think things have gotten a bit better with my burn in. I've found that those flat vocals still remain to some degree, just with those recordings. If anyone here listens to hip hop I like Tech N9ne and Strange Music a lot, but their recordings don't seem to do so well under scrutiny. Deep good bass is not a common occurrence, nor does a spread out/well mixed soundstage seem to be. And the vocals have that airiness to them that bothers me.

Other recordings have a nice wide soundstage as well as depth, which I haven't yet really experienced with my Sennheiser HD650s (the depth). Maybe they need a better source/supply chain to shine (one definitely can do better than an Audio-gd Compass integrated $200-300 dac/amp) but $60 portables that can do it over sub-flagship ~$350 cans definitely says something wink.gif
Try a few mods... Vocals will get better!
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Originally Posted by Seekky View Post

Thanks guys, i will try to find one on the sale/trade forum first, if not, i will buy a brand new one.

do they sound good without mods? too lazy to do mods lol

I'm loving how they sound without mods, but I'm not very experienced with how headphones are supposed to sound. I just know that the clarity on these make my SE215's sound a little muffled in comparison.

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Try a few mods... Vocals will get better!

Not that I think you're totally wrong, I notice it with my 650s too and not as much with my Klipsch Image S4 IEMs. Could it just be the cans are less forgiving of them? I'll have to see after the mods though..what mods would be good, the HM5 mods with the 2 of 3 vents taped to bring the bass back?

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Originally Posted by jtaylor991 View Post

Not that I think you're totally wrong, I notice it with my 650s too and not as much with my Klipsch Image S4 IEMs. Could it just be the cans are less forgiving of them? I'll have to see after the mods though..what mods would be good, the HM5 mods with the 2 of 3 vents taped to bring the bass back?
There are a few free mods I'd try first... these cans may not be as forgiving as your S4s though, but I'll tell you a mod I've done that made it a little better... smily_headphones1.gif
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[iPod Touch 2G + Fiio E11 + JVC HA-S500]

this is gonna be the set up that i will be playing around for a month.

 

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ZO2.3 is amazing with these!
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Originally Posted by gopanthersgo1 View Post


There are a few free mods I'd try first... these cans may not be as forgiving as your S4s though, but I'll tell you a mod I've done that made it a little better... smily_headphones1.gif

 

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ZO2.3 is amazing with these!

 

I'd love to hear it (both the amp and the mod I guess)!

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I'll try to record a video tomorrow, but it might take a while... wink.gif
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Originally Posted by Eugguy View Post

Japan amazon. I bought one today, 35 dollars US. Will come out to 45 after shipping to us. eBay costs about 55-65 after shipping.

Do you have a link? i can't see them anywhere near that price.
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I was listening to some dnb today...the bass is pretty awesome.  Ear rattling awesome

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Originally Posted by FloconsDeMais View Post


Do you have a link? i can't see them anywhere near that price.

 

No Problem. http://www.amazon.co.jp/JVC%E3%82%B1%E3%83%B3%E3%82%A6%E3%83%83%E3%83%89-JVC-%E3%82%B9%E3%83%86%E3%83%AC%E3%82%AA%E3%83%98%E3%83%83%E3%83%89%E3%83%9B%E3%83%B3-%E3%83%96%E3%83%A9%E3%83%83%E3%82%AF-HA-S500-B/dp/B008FWB9TQ/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1360428795&sr=8-1

 

It might have not made a difference to buy it from Japan honestly. It may only be a few dollars difference, but still saving nonetheless. However, if you are buying the JVC FX700, or JVC FXZ100/200's, Japan Amazon is the place to buy them from! I saved a buncha moneys. Purchased a FXZ200, CKS1000, and JVCS500. Was holding my nuts to not buy the FX700, as the FXZ may be the newer, better iem for me.

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Thanks. I get "...HA-S500-B cannot be shipped to the selected address. " for my Canadian address. I tried a New York address and got the same error. ????
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