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post #5626 of 8119
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Originally Posted by gopanthersgo1 View Post

Just tightens up the bass a little bit. wink.gif
Great!
post #5627 of 8119

Hello guys,

 

I'm a complete newbie to the headphone world and i have learned a lot so far and still feel that there is still so much more to learn about sound quality and headphones. As of now I have only the HM 3 having purchased it by a local seller after feeling confident about the reviews given to this site. I'm very much satisfied with my HM 3 for the moment 

 

I was contemplating of getting one of the hi-fi or mid-fi phones like the senn hd 6xx, but since I am on a budget and the top senn products would require a decent amp to run them I have decided to go for either the v-moda m-80 or one of the more established cans like the ath-m50, senn 25 hd.

 

Well after scouring rigidly for threads about other cans I heard someone posting about the HA S500 saying how it was such a steal. After reading a few pages and read a review how it was on par with the v-moda sq wise.

 

So a few concerns:

 

1) Has JVC created a new model cost-wise that is an upgrade of these? or these are still there latest model?

2) Is there gonna be a significant difference sound wise with my current HM 3's? (will thse be better)

3) I've read in the first few pages about someone warning about carbon nano tubes being carcinogenic. Is there a potential danger to these phones due to it? Or the cnt used are safe or small amounts? ( I can live with that :))

 

I would like to apologize in advance if most of my questions have been answered by the previous pages. I've only read pages 10-14 and I have to go out and attend a family gathering.

 

Thanks

post #5628 of 8119
No new model. There is the S400 but these are much better. The CNT won't do anything to you unless you use your drivers as respiratory devices. I have no expieriemce with HM3 though, sorry.
post #5629 of 8119
Are these on ear or around ear cans? How do they compare to JVC HARX700?
post #5630 of 8119

try searching the threadrolleyes.gif

post #5631 of 8119

on ear but mods can fix that. mine just came in this weekend biggrin.gif. but they dont sound as terrible as you guys described right out of the  box...

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i posted a few weeks ago, that my second pair that came in couple of weeks after my first pair, sounded just the same ootb as the ones i had with a couple of hundreds of hours burned in. look at my sig. burn in is nothing but a myth. maybe there are some changes during first couple of hours, but thats all about it. no matter if the diaphragm is cnt or biocellulose or what ever. if it would do change the sound, why should it always just turn it better and never worse? and why should the companies not sell already burned in sets than? thats why other forums call this place hype.fi. its the same about scary voodoo cables, that are able to turn a k701 into a hd650. nonsense, if you ask me.

post #5633 of 8119

is there a way to reduce sound leakage? i need to use these in quiet areas with other people (school) and the leak is kinda bad

post #5634 of 8119
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Originally Posted by wburton View Post

is there a way to reduce sound leakage? i need to use these in quiet areas with other people (school) and the leak is kinda bad
hm5 pads. wink.gif
post #5635 of 8119
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Originally Posted by gopanthersgo1 View Post


hm5 pads. wink.gif

is that the only way?

post #5636 of 8119
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Originally Posted by wburton View Post

is that the only way?
I haven't heard of any others yet.
post #5637 of 8119
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Originally Posted by gopanthersgo1 View Post


I haven't heard of any others yet.

two layers of felt in the between the driver and cup helped! 

post #5638 of 8119
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i posted a few weeks ago, that my second pair that came in couple of weeks after my first pair, sounded just the same ootb as the ones i had with a couple of hundreds of hours burned in. look at my sig. burn in is nothing but a myth. maybe there are some changes during first couple of hours, but thats all about it. no matter if the diaphragm is cnt or biocellulose or what ever. if it would do change the sound, why should it always just turn it better and never worse? and why should the companies not sell already burned in sets than? thats why other forums call this place hype.fi. its the same about scary voodoo cables, that are able to turn a k701 into a hd650. nonsense, if you ask me.
I believe in burn in, but I'm curious about wiring. When it comes to speakers wiring makes a dramatic effect on the sound quality. Wouldn't the same apply to headphones?
post #5639 of 8119
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I believe in burn in, but I'm curious about wiring. When it comes to speakers wiring makes a dramatic effect on the sound quality. Wouldn't the same apply to headphones?

I was a nonbeliever about cables changing the sound, but after I got a custom Vero 150 cable with my Goldring DR150, the change was substantial.

The degree of difference is different though between cables and headphones. A lot of headphones already do come with good cables so upgrading cables wouldn't make a lot of difference. Good rule of thumb: if you can't notice it, don't waste your money on it.

post #5640 of 8119

Here is something regarding the burn in, you've probably seen it, but I'll post it again. 


Edited by Jakkal - 3/31/13 at 11:35am
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