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post #5581 of 8148
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Originally Posted by kova4a View Post

Well, I'm more careful with them when burning-in iems. The S500's drivers seem to be able to take anything at any volume. Actually, when I had some friends over few weeks ago I used the s500 as speakers as I was too wasted to change the cables and plug in the speakers. Quite a clean and crisp sound for speakers though.


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post #5582 of 8148
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Oh, they are fine. They didn't sound like they were struggling with all that power or clipping. 


Edited by kova4a - 3/26/13 at 11:24pm
post #5583 of 8148
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Originally Posted by kova4a View Post

Well, I'm more careful with them when burning-in iems. The S500's drivers seem to be able to take anything at any volume. Actually, when I had some friends over few weeks ago I used the s500 as speakers as I was too wasted to change the cables and plug in the speakers. Quite a clean and crisp sound for speakers though.

I've used my S500s as portable speakers too! xD

post #5584 of 8148

Just got a pair of these.  Took 5 days from Japan EMS, extremely quick shipping time!  They sound great but the stock pads sucked, so I began looking for options.  Steelseries just released a new pair of on-ears called the flux with 40mm drivers and some cool looking pads, the wheels started turning and I ordered a couple.  I will report that the cloth ones and the premium leather ones fit fine.  

 

Both pads drastically increase comfort, with the cloth ones offering a bit reduced bass response.  The premium leather ones are a nice step up in quality/comfort without sacrificing too much bass.  I still believe the stock pad provide the best bass output.  Just a heads up to all out there who were looking to play around with ANOTHER set of pads.  

 

 

 

 

http://shop.steelseries.com/us/audio/flux-accessories/steelseries-flux-ear-cushions.html

post #5585 of 8148
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Originally Posted by 7S Cameron View Post

I used to use pink and white noise, but drum n bass seems to speed up the process tremendously.

 

I'm no engineer but if there is anything to this burn in stuff, it seems like what you'd want is that driver extension that you get from drum and bass. (For what it's worth, if you're my age some driving disco or new wave ought to do the trick as well. ;))

post #5586 of 8148
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Originally Posted by trujunglist View Post

Just got a pair of these.  Took 5 days from Japan EMS, extremely quick shipping time!  They sound great but the stock pads sucked, so I began looking for options.  Steelseries just released a new pair of on-ears called the flux with 40mm drivers and some cool looking pads, the wheels started turning and I ordered a couple.  I will report that the cloth ones and the premium leather ones fit fine.  

Both pads drastically increase comfort, with the cloth ones offering a bit reduced bass response.  The premium leather ones are a nice step up in quality/comfort without sacrificing too much bass.  I still believe the stock pad provide the best bass output.  Just a heads up to all out there who were looking to play around with ANOTHER set of pads.  







http://shop.steelseries.com/us/audio/flux-accessories/steelseries-flux-ear-cushions.html
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post #5587 of 8148

do the s500  need a DAC? is it useful? or do they sound crisp from most output devices?

post #5588 of 8148
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Originally Posted by wburton View Post

do the s500  need a DAC? is it useful? or do they sound crisp from most output devices?
S500 does benefit from a good DAC. Better soundstage and separation.

EDIT: and yes, they do sound crisp from most output devices. add an amp for even more crisper sounding.
Edited by Seekky - 3/27/13 at 8:39am
post #5589 of 8148
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S500 does benefit from a good DAC. Better soundstage and separation.

EDIT: and yes, they do sound crisp from most output devices. add an amp for even more crisper sounding.

any good cheap amp or DAC suggestions? bass boost feature would be nice but not necesarry. 

post #5590 of 8148
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Originally Posted by wburton View Post

any good cheap amp or DAC suggestions? bass boost feature would be nice but not necesarry. 

What do you mean by cheap? Can you give a price range?

post #5591 of 8148
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Originally Posted by kova4a View Post

What do you mean by cheap? Can you give a price range?

i have a thread about it but sub 60. the E07K looks great but out of range :(

post #5592 of 8148
i use ELE DAC and E11. The cheapest DAC u can find i guess.
or the E10. DAC/AMP
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E10 is leaning to warm/dark side.
ELE+E11 is aggressive/bright+neutral+open sounding
post #5594 of 8148
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Originally Posted by wburton View Post

i have a thread about it but sub 60. the E07K looks great but out of range :(

Well, then I can only suggest the E11. I saw your thread and as far as a DAC goes you can get the ELE or save up and get something better like the Hifimediy. You obviously can't afford a DAC for your ipod but using an amp and the cleaner line-out signal will improve it. 

post #5595 of 8148
The HiFimeDIY Sabre USB DAC is great if ur just buying DAC alone.
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