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post #6121 of 8034

I am thinking about trying some of these...

 

Just wondering if someone can tell me that has modded the pads on these to be over ear...

 

Is the bass still good? And also is the soundstage good? Can you compare them to expensive headphones?

post #6122 of 8034
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Originally Posted by 7S Cameron View Post


When I use the HM5s and the rings I can feel the stock pads underneath. Its definitely not uncomfortable, but you can feel them. And it sounds like your ears are bigger than mine.

Yeah, I don't think I'm going to buy the S500s then. Shame since everything else about them sounded really positive but I suppose they are portable on-ears at the end of the day.

post #6123 of 8034
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Originally Posted by nicholars View Post

I am thinking about trying some of these...

 

Just wondering if someone can tell me that has modded the pads on these to be over ear...

 

Is the bass still good? And also is the soundstage good? Can you compare them to expensive headphones?

Here: http://www.head-fi.org/t/621063/the-jvc-ha-s500-appreciation-fan-thread/4080#post_9023880

Lacked bass with just the stock pads with MH5 pads over them so............

 

Here: http://www.head-fi.org/t/621063/the-jvc-ha-s500-appreciation-fan-thread/4200

Double stuffed the stock pads as well as the HM5 pads for the best bass i have heard from these S500 with crazy bigger soundstage with mids and highs still intact.

 

Result is a set of S500s that can hang with my WS99s, though the bass is of different flavor/ quality/ quantity, they are almost as satisfying to listen as my WS99s. nuff said.

post #6124 of 8034
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Originally Posted by nicholars View Post

I am thinking about trying some of these...

 

Just wondering if someone can tell me that has modded the pads on these to be over ear...

 

Is the bass still good? And also is the soundstage good? Can you compare them to expensive headphones?

 

HM5 pads here. Yes, the bass is still good though not excessive. Compared to expensive headphones? They are much cheaper.

post #6125 of 8034

Just joined the club, my pair arrived today(dropped doing my HW to mod it, it's just hw thats due tomorrow... xD). Modded it with tape + Ws55+ tissue mod I'm liking it except the tops of my ears hurt when wearing this... I have HM5 pads coming soon hope that will feel better with stock/ws55 pads + HM5.

post #6126 of 8034

So I have another question lol. Has anyone tried the HM5 pads over the WS55 pads? Or would the 55 pads be too big for the HM5's to fit over?

post #6127 of 8034

There we go re-stuffed the ws55 pads leaving about 3/4 of an inch of space empty in front of the pads. And results in an 'over the ear' pads if I tuck my ears in the pads a bit. Comfort is excellent and creates a nice seal. I'm not adept at describing sound so I can't comment on it other than it sounds different and I prefer the ws55 + partially stuffed pads over the stock ones.

post #6128 of 8034

where can i find the hm5 pads? are these the recommended pads to transform these cans into over ear headphones?

post #6129 of 8034
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Originally Posted by shdl83 View Post

where can i find the hm5 pads? are these the recommended pads to transform these cans into over ear headphones?

 

You can find them on http://mp4nation.net

 

Yes they are the recommended way to transform the S500 into over-ear.

post #6130 of 8034
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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

what kind of cloth are the cloth ones? like a velour or more like a t-shirt?

post #6131 of 8034

any one tried the ES700 pads on this JVC? i find them rather comfy, and they don't change the stock pad sound much. in fact, i think bass is nicer and soundstage is a wee bit wider. 

post #6132 of 8034
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Originally Posted by osiris1 View Post

any one tried the ES700 pads on this JVC? i find them rather comfy, and they don't change the stock pad sound much. in fact, i think bass is nicer and soundstage is a wee bit wider. 

do they hurt less over time compared to the stocks?

post #6133 of 8034

they are actually quite comfy to me. i don't feel they hurt. 

post #6134 of 8034
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Originally Posted by geko95gek View Post

You can find them on http://mp4nation.net

Yes they are the recommended way to transform the S500 into over-ear.
So $17 for a pair is a good price? ?
post #6135 of 8034

I've never understood the people that say the stock pads "hurt" their ears. I've got a fairly large-sized head, so you'd think if it was going to hurt anyone, it would be someone with a larger head which could cause a stronger clamping force. The WS55 had much more clamping force and could be uncomfortable until you stretched it out.....I never had to do so with the S500.

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