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I would imagine the ws55 pads to be bigger than the cups of the s500. I have pretty small ears too so it'll be semi-circumaural for me. PICS!!
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For people that are finding the clamping force on these to much, I accidentally found a solution for this. A few weeks ago I went out to the park and wore them for a few hours, the sun was very hot that day and the headband of the s500's got real hot, the plastic headband seems to soften up quite a lot with heat. I now have perfect clamping, not too firm, not loose.

post #7263 of 8092

I would strongly recommend doing cork mod as per ES-700 thread on HA-S500's. There is no damping inside, cork makes the bass more controlled IMO.

 

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Here are some pictures of the S500 with ATH WS55 pads, enjoy!

http://imgur.com/a/IbyQR


The opening of the pads (which you put onto the headphones) has roughly the same diameter as the stock pads. It was a bit difficult to put them on as they fit quite perfectly. The WS55 pads are a bit thinner in comparison to the stock pads.
It's a snug fit and they won't come off unless you intentionally want to remove them.

 

And to quote myself:

My ears are middle sized but they slide right into the pads when putting them on with only a small portion of my earlobes peeking out.
So they are practically circumaural now and very comfy to wear!
And as an added plus, the boomy (/overwhelming) bass is gone! Sound wise, it was my only gripe about these phones.


Lifted Andreas' first impressions of the WS55 pads:
http://www.head-fi.org/t/621063/the-jvc-ha-s500-appreciation-fan-thread/6000#post_9383002

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-graureiher

post #7265 of 8092
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Originally Posted by graureiher View Post

Here are some pictures of the S500 with ATH WS55 pads, enjoy!

http://imgur.com/a/IbyQR

 

Nice job!

post #7266 of 8092

I know many people here don't like the stock pads, but i actually find them pretty good. They're only uncomfortable for the first 3-4 days or so. I've been wearing these for a lot now and my ears are getting used to them so no more comfort issues for me. L3000.gif

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I know many people here don't like the stock pads, but i actually find them pretty good. They're only uncomfortable for the first 3-4 days or so. I've been wearing these for a lot now and my ears are getting used to them so no more comfort issues for me. L3000.gif

I have no problem with the stock pads either.

post #7268 of 8092
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I have no problem with the stock pads either.

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post #7269 of 8092

I finally got the S500 today.

 

One thing I noticed is that on bass heavy tracks, the headphones vibrate alot.  And the bass is all over the place.  Sounds very muddy/muffled.

 

Perhaps my the Bass EQ on the Poweramp app is a bit too high but, none of my IEM's seem to have issues with the Bass settings.

 

Any ideas?

post #7270 of 8092
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Originally Posted by Swy05 View Post

I finally got the S500 today.

One thing I noticed is that on bass heavy tracks, the headphones vibrate alot.  And the bass is all over the place.  Sounds very muddy/muffled.

Perhaps my the Bass EQ on the Poweramp app is a bit too high but, none of my IEM's seem to have issues with the Bass settings.

Any ideas?

I had the same issue when I got them. Give them some time to burn in, they'll get a lot better.
post #7271 of 8092
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Originally Posted by xkonfuzed View Post

I know many people here don't like the stock pads, but i actually find them pretty good. They're only uncomfortable for the first 3-4 days or so. I've been wearing these for a lot now and my ears are getting used to them so no more comfort issues for me. L3000.gif

 

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I have no problem with the stock pads either.

 

Same here.

post #7272 of 8092

Yeah, stock pads all the way. 

post #7273 of 8092

I wish my S500s had as much bass as everyone else's seem to have. They don't vibrate almost at all unless it has SUPER heavy bass in the mixing or if I over EQ the sub bass. I like that vibration feeling, but I don't like over mixing the bass to achieve it.

 

I love the stock pads myself. I have the HM5 pads and the velours, but they just don't have as good of a sound. I really am curious about the WS55 pads though...

post #7274 of 8092
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I wish my S500s had as much bass as everyone else's seem to have. They don't vibrate almost at all unless it has SUPER heavy bass in the mixing or if I over EQ the sub bass. I like that vibration feeling, but I don't like over mixing the bass to achieve it.

 

I love the stock pads myself. I have the HM5 pads and the velours, but they just don't have as good of a sound. I really am curious about the WS55 pads though...

I have never noticed mine vibrating from the bass. Makes me wonder how loud everyone is listening.basshead.gif

 

I agree with you on the velours, they are a slight step down in sound, even if they are a little more comfortable. I never tried the WS55 pads on my S500 before I traded them away....but I liked the S500 sound better than the WS55 and they were half the price of the WS55, so I have no regrets on making the trade.

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Well, it vibrates from the sub-bass, so it kinda depends on what kind of music your listening to. It also heavily depends on how loud you're listening to. The s500 even paired with a cheap amp like e11 with its bass boost on 1 and pumping the volume can give you a pretty good vibration on some tracks.

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