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post #6181 of 8117
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Originally Posted by Mackem View Post


Still not sure whether I'd find the S500s comfortable even with some on-ear pads like the WS55s. I haven't tried many on-ear headphones tbh. Anyone share any light?

Why don't you just get a pair and find out?

They are so cheap, missing out on buying them is ridiculous.
post #6182 of 8117
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Originally Posted by geko95gek View Post


Why don't you just get a pair and find out?

They are so cheap, missing out on buying them is ridiculous.

Oh I know they're cheap, but I seem to have a track record for having comfort or sound issues with headphones (DT770 Pro and M-Audio Q40 are the two most expensive ones).

post #6183 of 8117
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Originally Posted by Mackem View Post

Oh I know they're cheap, but I seem to have a track record for having comfort or sound issues with headphones (DT770 Pro and M-Audio Q40 are the two most expensive ones).

Well you won't find out if you don't try.

Its hardly a price to worry about.

If you want over ear just do the HM5 mod, if you want the most comfortable on ear then get the WS55 pads.

Simples.
post #6184 of 8117

So glad I Rockbox'd my clip. I feel like I got the perfect sound now. 

 

Kind of wondering if I should try removing the tape I put on from 1 or all of the bass ports to see if it sounds better... blink.gif


Edited by Syndicat3 - 5/7/13 at 4:52pm
post #6185 of 8117
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Originally Posted by Syndicat3 View Post

So glad I Rockbox'd my clip. I feel like I got the perfect sound now. 

 

Kind of wondering if I should try removing the tape I put on from 1 or all of the bass ports to see if it sounds better... blink.gif

Well, you have 10 bands of parametric potential within your grasp now.   So you got options! 

 

Very best, 

 

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I want RockBox for the C3... cool.gif

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post #6187 of 8117
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Originally Posted by geko95gek View Post


Well you won't find out if you don't try.

Its hardly a price to worry about.

If you want over ear just do the HM5 mod, if you want the most comfortable on ear then get the WS55 pads.

Simples.

 

Yes, yes, yes, yes and yes!

 

Mackem, if you get the HM5 pads, you will be fine. I have my HM5 pads right on top of the stock pads, and I can feel the stock pads a little bit. But if you instead just remove the stock pads and put on the HM5 pads, and then do a bit of paper towel stuffing into the HM5 pads to give them some more depth, then they will be plenty deep enough even for your magnanimous ears!

post #6188 of 8117
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Originally Posted by Mackem View Post

Oh I know they're cheap, but I seem to have a track record for having comfort or sound issues with headphones (DT770 Pro and M-Audio Q40 are the two most expensive ones).

If you think comfort is your main goal, try something like the MDR-1R or Brainwavz HM5. Both are very comfortable and sound divine.

post #6189 of 8117

After much testing, I strongly recommend taping only 2 of the bass port if you're going to use the Sennheiser Adidas HD 25 pads with these.

 

Also, take this hearing test: http://www.digital-recordings.com/hearing-test/www-ht-pro/ht_help_p.html to help build your perfect EQ. 

 

Right out of the box they sounded "okay", but after several hours of using them, the tape mod, and adding these new pads, I find that these sound incredible.

post #6190 of 8117
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Originally Posted by Syndicat3 View Post

After much testing, I strongly recommend taping only 2 of the bass port if you're going to use the Sennheiser Adidas HD 25 pads with these.

 

Also, take this hearing test: http://www.digital-recordings.com/hearing-test/www-ht-pro/ht_help_p.html to help build your perfect EQ. 

 

Right out of the box they sounded "okay", but after several hours of using them, the tape mod, and adding these new pads, I find that these sound incredible.


^ Just give it some time to cook, peps seem to always come around when they finally hear the true sound of these. Enjoy!!! deadhorse.gif

post #6191 of 8117

Hello everyone,

Long time creep here.


I purchased my s500's yesterday through ebay and was wondering if it would be worth getting a headphone amp for it. I plan on using these headphone with my computer mostly that has

'AMD High definition Audio Device' for it's soundcard.

 



Would there be a noticeable difference in sound quality to my ears between a 50-100 dollar headphone amp and my computer's sound card using these headphones?


I've had a pair on sen hd II's in the past that I returned because they hurt my ears being so tight on my head, Will these headphones do the same?


Thanks!

post #6192 of 8117
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Originally Posted by chib View Post

Hello everyone,


Long time creep here.



I purchased my s500's yesterday through ebay and was wondering if it would be worth getting a headphone amp for it. I plan on using these headphone with my computer mostly that has
'AMD High definition Audio Device' for it's soundcard.




Would there be a noticeable difference in sound quality to my ears between a 50-100 dollar headphone amp and my computer's sound card using these headphones?



I've had a pair on sen hd II's in the past that I returned because they hurt my ears being so tight on my head, Will these headphones do the same?



Thanks!
A cheap amp and dac will do wonders for this. ELE DAC + E11 should be nice. wink.gif
post #6193 of 8117

Do you think the HAs500 are actually good considering you have headphones like the HE400 in your sig?

 

It makes me more interested if people who have experience with good headphones like HE400 still the think the S500 are actually good instead of people using them as first headphones etc.

 

Also what does modding these to "over ear" do to the soundstage and bass? Do these have a good soundstage?


Edited by nicholars - 5/9/13 at 3:18pm
post #6194 of 8117
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Originally Posted by gopanthersgo1 View Post

A cheap amp and dac will do wonders for this. ELE DAC + E11 should be nice. wink.gif

Or just C&C BH biggrin.gif
post #6195 of 8117
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Originally Posted by geko95gek View Post


Or just C&C BH biggrin.gif


Better use just Hifimediy DAC - amazing sound quality and will push it well beyond comfortable sound levels without an amp.

Remember, no amplifier can bring back what DAC has lost .

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