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Hey guys, try cranking this up a bit (I hope I didn't hurt myself! lol) on your S500s!! I tried ot see hwo high I could handle mine and they literally vibrated off my ears, no distortion. Wow basshead.gif

 

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anyone know how the S500 compares to the sony XB400 or XB600?

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Originally Posted by ledrummer View Post

anyone know how the S500 compares to the sony XB400 or XB600?

I haven't try XB400/600 but i tried the XB500.

S500 wins every way, except comfort. imo

Even with stock pads, S500 > XB500.

So, S500 > XB500 > XB600 > XB400

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Anyone knows of a replacement pad comfortable enough for long time listening without it looking ugly/stupid on the HA-S500?  

Stock pads really hurt after very short time.

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taping 2 vents and using hd25 velours should help

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Anyone knows of a replacement pad comfortable enough for long time listening without it looking ugly/stupid on the HA-S500?  

Stock pads really hurt after very short time.

Depends on your sound preference. If you want it to look good while having the best sound possible and increased comfort I would go with the ATH pleathers.

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Depends on your sound preference. If you want it to look good while having the best sound possible and increased comfort I would go with the ATH pleathers.

 

+1

 

ATH Pleathers and 2 vents taped is a winning combo! L3000.gif

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+1

 

ATH Pleathers and 2 vents taped is a winning combo! L3000.gif

I don't like the vents taped personally. But I also love the stock pads. :P

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I don't like the vents taped personally. But I also love the stock pads. :P

 

Why not?

 

I went back to stock pads once for about 5 mins, was disappointed with the congested sound compared to ATH Pleathers.

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Every pad swap changes the sound though, even with taping the vents the stock sound will be gone. Don't let them fool you wink.gif
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Why not?

 

I went back to stock pads once for about 5 mins, was disappointed with the congested sound compared to ATH Pleathers.

I feel like the quantity of bass increases while the quality decreases. Maybe I'm just picky, but the texture just wasn't as good. I have the HM5 pads and although I love the comfort I think the stock pads have better sound. I still haven't gotten around to getting the ATH pleathers, maybe I should. I have the HD25 velours and I like the stock pads WAY better.

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I feel like the quantity of bass increases while the quality decreases. Maybe I'm just picky, but the texture just wasn't as good.

This. I just let my ears get used to the stock pad pressure, though they still hurt a little when putting off the phones after a longer session wink.gif
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This. I just let my ears get used to the stock pad pressure, though they still hurt a little when putting off the phones after a longer session wink.gif

I feel like the more I listen to them the more comfortable to pads get. I think it's the headband stretching out.

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 I have the HD25 velours and I like the stock pads WAY better.

The sound is better with the stock pads than with the HD25 velours, true. The comfort is better with the velours, but I don't find the stock pads all that uncomfortable except I know in the summer there will be sweaty ears. I just listened to them lying in bed with stock pads for two hours with no comfort issues.

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