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post #7396 of 8148
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Originally Posted by needforbeats View Post
 

How good is the noise isolation of HA-S500? I need a pair of headphones mostly for travelling in bus and metro. I'll be listening to pop, rap, electro, acoustic, classical and sometimes, alternate rock. Also, I will listen a lot of audiobooks and Podcasts.

How is HA-S500 when compared to Philips Citiscape Downtown or Creative Aurvana Live! ? 

The isolation isn't good enough for metro, may be not even bus.

Better go with in-ear than on-ear.

post #7397 of 8148
The stock pads works fine for me too. :-)
post #7398 of 8148

hello fellas..warm regards from south east asian guy :)

this thread is seriously attracting my attention as I keep on reading it though cannot be page by page :P

 

I'm a newbie n looking for a close-ear headphone.

recently i just tried ATH-M50 and love the sound quality. i know it sounds a bit ridiculous but is there anyone that could advise me which one to take between M50 and HA-S500?

just put aside the different level of price in a second, only SQ matters, how do they compare? its really difficult to find a demo set of S500 here :(


Edited by ipush - 9/9/13 at 11:32am
post #7399 of 8148
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Originally Posted by ipush View Post
 

hello fellas..warm regards from south east asian guy :)

this thread is seriously attracting my attention as I keep on reading it though cannot be page by page :P

 

I'm a newbie n looking for a close-ear headphone.

recently i just tried ATH-M50 and love the sound quality. i know it sounds a bit ridiculous but is there anyone that could advise me which one to take between M50 and HA-S500?

just put aside the different level of price in a second, only SQ matters, how do they compare? its really difficult to find a demo set of S500 here :(

 

I own both and i prefer the S500's. The M50's highs are somewhat etched out so you'll get ear fatigue if you're sensitive to treble. The S500's are more detailed, have a better midrange, better bass in terms of both quality and quantity. The M50's do have better build quality and better comfort. 

post #7400 of 8148
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Originally Posted by xkonfuzed View Post
 

 

I own both and i prefer the S500's. The M50's highs are somewhat etched out so you'll get ear fatigue if you're sensitive to treble. The S500's are more detailed, have a better midrange, better bass in terms of both quality and quantity. The M50's do have better build quality and better comfort. 

 

wow appreciate your response bro n your exp was just perfectly fit to my question :)

i was really impressed with the SQ of M50..i dont know what terms to be used,it just simply feels like 'nothing were missing' when i tried it with rock (mostly), jazz, RnB, pop, n so on. perhaps i'm talking about mid-bass or something.

 

so (not being apathetic) can i get a 'better' exp from S500 which costs half of M50? if the answer is YES then it would be the bestest options i can choose :D

post #7401 of 8148
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Originally Posted by ipush View Post

wow appreciate your response bro n your exp was just perfectly fit to my question smily_headphones1.gif
i was really impressed with the SQ of M50..i dont know what terms to be used,it just simply feels like 'nothing were missing' when i tried it with rock (mostly), jazz, RnB, pop, n so on. perhaps i'm talking about mid-bass or something.

so (not being apathetic) can i get a 'better' exp from S500 which costs half of M50? if the answer is YES then it would be the bestest options i can choose biggrin.gif

I don't really know what you mean by 'exp'; but if you're asking which one is a better buy, I'd say the HA-S500's.
post #7402 of 8148
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Originally Posted by xkonfuzed View Post


I don't really know what you mean by 'exp'; but if you're asking which one is a better buy, I'd say the HA-S500's.

 

i mean experience.sorry to get u confused..

thanks a lot for your advise bro.appreciate it :)

post #7403 of 8148
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Originally Posted by ipush View Post
 

 

i mean experience.sorry to get u confused..

thanks a lot for your advise bro.appreciate it :)

 

No problem, I hope you'll be happy with your S500's. 

:L3000:

post #7404 of 8148

Wowed a new friend with the S500 after I saw her using the Sennheiser PX100. At least I think it was the PX100, not really familiar with their line. I hope I can get her to buy it and we can be best buds..

post #7405 of 8148
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Originally Posted by penmarker View Post
 

Wowed a new friend with the S500 after I saw her using the Sennheiser PX100. At least I think it was the PX100, not really familiar with their line. I hope I can get her to buy it and we can be best buds..

 

I've got Sennheiser PX90 and formerly had PX100, and I totally understand why someone would be wowed by the S500 in comparison.:L3000:

post #7406 of 8148
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Originally Posted by Achmedisdead View Post
 

 

I've got Sennheiser PX90 and formerly had PX100, and I totally understand why someone would be wowed by the S500 in comparison.:L3000:

 

See, the thing about me is that I don't retain sound signatures for longer than a few days. Admittedly when I tried the PX100 from her, it sounded quite good. And then I used my S500 and it was a different league altogether.

post #7407 of 8148

My set of S500s arrived a few days ago.  I must say that I was initially VERY disappointed with what I heard, especially when compared to me CAL!s and pro-calibrated stereo system.  I did an overnight burn-in with a mix of Pink and Brown noise, but that had little effect.  Up to this point, I had only tested the S500s solely on my PC's near-pro quality sound card's headphone amp.  I decided to plug them into my old Sansa MP3 player, and oh my...what a difference.

 

The S500s sound WORLDS better to me on a lower quality source;  the headphones have boosted bass to account for frequency deficiencies of such sources, and thus they sound terrible on higher quality sources that respond evenly to the entire spectrum.  I did have to modify my Sansa's 5-band EQ settings to -2 / +2 / +4 / +4 / +2 to further bring the bass under control, and step the mids/treble forward, but the result was incredible.

 

These headphones have been specifically designed for use with portable devices, and for this use, they are amazing.  They are easy to drive, small, lightweight, and respond well to EQing.  The clamping force IS a tad high, but as long as I wear my glasses on top of the earpads, I have very little discomfort from prolonged use. 

post #7408 of 8148
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Originally Posted by Darknecron View Post

My set of S500s arrived a few days ago.  I must say that I was initially VERY disappointed with what I heard, especially when compared to me CAL!s and pro-calibrated stereo system.  I did an overnight burn-in with a mix of Pink and Brown noise, but that had little effect.  Up to this point, I had only tested the S500s solely on my PC's near-pro quality sound card's headphone amp.  I decided to plug them into my old Sansa MP3 player, and oh my...what a difference.

The S500s sound WORLDS better to me on a lower quality source;  the headphones have boosted bass to account for frequency deficiencies of such sources, and thus they sound terrible on higher quality sources that respond evenly to the entire spectrum.  I did have to modify my Sansa's 5-band EQ settings to -2 / +2 / +4 / +4 / +2 to further bring the bass under control, and step the mids/treble forward, but the result was incredible.

These headphones have been specifically designed for use with portable devices, and for this use, they are amazing.  They are easy to drive, small, lightweight, and respond well to EQing.  The clamping force IS a tad high, but as long as I wear my glasses on top of the earpads, I have very little discomfort from prolonged use. 
Using a bright DAC definitely improves the sound. The S500s sound better out of my cheap ELE DAC then anything else I own.
post #7409 of 8148

Guys, i spray painted my S500's. I made a thread about it. I strongly advise you look at it if you're going to do this as i mentioned some pretty important stuff. http://www.head-fi.org/t/682348/jvc-ha-s500-paint-job-first-diy-experience

 

What do you guys think?

Final result: 

post #7410 of 8148
Why spray paint the pads?
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