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post #6916 of 8117

In that case, I'll stick with the stock pads! darthsmile.gif

 

 

Now to leave them over night and see what I return to in the morning.

 

 

 

Have to say, initial impressions are good, feel they're a bit congested, but in saying that I always feel that way about new headphones out of the box!

 

 

EDIT: GLORY SHOT.

 


Edited by marko93101 - 6/27/13 at 3:34pm
post #6917 of 8117
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Originally Posted by kova4a View Post

Nah, I'm not trusting anyone about any more pads. First was the ath pleathers, which were awesome according to the hype. Then the HM5 pads came - it's good that I had extra point on mp4nation and paid only for one pad. The stock pads are still the best for me and I have zero issues with comfort, so I won't be buying anymore pads just to get back to the stock ones and get fooled again.tongue.gif

Lol, to each there own I guess.

I haven't put the stock pads back on since I received the WS55 pads. They are in my wardrobe gathering dust.

People should try whatever they want and find the perfect sig/fit for themselves.
post #6918 of 8117
Ws55 pads by far are the best. I tried the ws55,akg, stock and others
post #6919 of 8117
I'm in!!! Achmed loaned me his s500's, and mine are on the way from Japan as I type. He was 110% correct about the $$$ vs SQ of these HP's. They are FUN!!!

Now, the funny thing is I own the ath-ws55 (a trade with Achmed). I'm going to try swapping the pads later to find out if the sound/comfort are to my liking. If not I'll stay stock. There's no way I'm modding my set to use full size pads, no matter the isolation or comfort they provide. These, as is, are comfy & sound fantastic.

Oh, yes,...I almost forgot. I own the hd25-1 II as well. I'll test those pads also. I prefer supra-aural to circumaural for most of my HP's. I just find they work nice for me. After the denon ah-d2000 that I used to own I prefer smaller sized cans.
Edited by tds101 - 6/27/13 at 4:43pm
post #6920 of 8117
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Originally Posted by waynes world View Post

 

Mackem, one of these days you're going to have to submit a photo of you ears - they are becoming legendary!

 

I still think that you should get the S500's with the HM5 pads - I'm sure they are big enough to go over your ears. And they are comfortable (the stock pads on your ears may be uncomfortable - they are for me). And the HM5 pads tame the bass just a bit which tworks well with the S500's for me.

My ears are more long than anything (Ear lobes ever so slightly stuck out of the bottom of the DT770 Pros). Hard for me to find comfortable closed cans that sound good.

post #6921 of 8117
I, too, came to like the sound of the stock pads the most. I think comfort increases with wearing, although since I have piercings in one ear, it inevitably becomes painful after a long while.
post #6922 of 8117

After one day of testing and burning in, they sound a little bit better now! Problem is really the comfort, they aren't that comfortable and after one hour my ears will sweat fountains. They also seem to leak some sound.

post #6923 of 8117
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Originally Posted by Ephraim View Post

After one day of testing and burning in, they sound a little bit better now! Problem is really the comfort, they aren't that comfortable and after one hour my ears will sweat fountains. They also seem to leak some sound.

They will get more comfortable over time.

They are not very discreet, but then again what do you expect from supra aural design.
post #6924 of 8117
You guys must listen at extreme volume levels...I honestly don't have any problem with these leaking sound (with the Fiio E9 I usually won't go over 8-9 o'clock of the volume knob, otherwise they'll pierce my ears).

Stock pads do indeed hurt at first, but once they get the right shape of your ears, then they become super comfy and sweat-less. That's my experience with these cans at least, which I can now wear for hours with no problems whatsoever.
post #6925 of 8117

The S500s are popular all over the place...biggrin.gif

 

 

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Originally Posted by nasilemak View Post
 

 

 In fact in China they refer to the JVC as the, literal translation, "Chinese Cabbage God Artifact"! Meaning it is a common product that produces exceptional result combined with almost anything.

post #6926 of 8117

Guys, where are those of you in the US buying your S500's?  The Amazon seller prices seem higher than eBay.  Should I just pick the guy on eBay with the lowest price?  Are there any counterfeit S500's out there, or is that not a concern? 


If someone wants to suggest a specific seller, please feel free to PM me. 

post #6927 of 8117
I got mine on eBay last year. Doubt there are any fakes of these, I'd think they're not mainstream enough to bother copying.
post #6928 of 8117
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Originally Posted by jj69 View Post

Guys, where are those of you in the US buying your S500's?  The Amazon seller prices seem higher than eBay.  Should I just pick the guy on eBay with the lowest price?  Are there any counterfeit S500's out there, or is that not a concern? 


If someone wants to suggest a specific seller, please feel free to PM me. 

 

There are no fakes, no point at this price lol

 

Contact eBay seller jp-ken and say Andrei sent ya, he'll do you a good deal.

post #6929 of 8117
I tried the ws55 pads, they're a bit big. I don't feel like putting extra padding/batting in them to fill 'em out. The stock pads are back in place. And I find them comfortable as is, with no sound leakage to complain about (as in my wife next to me telling me to lower my music). All good!!!
post #6930 of 8117

Oh, dang, I was just about to put these up on ebay... Then I remembered how these sound with retro gaming... There's no way I can get rid of that. Especially after seeing this for the rift. Once I get my rift, I'll end up doing nothing but that for weeks. biggrin.gif


Edited by daleb - 6/29/13 at 12:42am
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