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Thanks for taking one for the team tds101! I trust your opinion and will save my five bones. biggrin.gif
Hey, things happen! I'd recommend getting the ATH pads over these any day! The pads are garbage!!!
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Hey guys, I came to this thread to ask if anyone can compare this to it's predecessor, the s400, as I haven't been able to find any comparisons between the two


There ya' go Arin. Wrote this up on the ATH ES700 Thread.

 

Quote: http://www.head-fi.org/t/645649/the-new-ath-es700/630#post_9604495
 

^ OK, the diff between the S500 v. S400 v. ES700 v. WS99s to me.

 

JVC S500: They have a linear sound that is tilted toward a V type of sound but to me they are pretty balanced. None of the sonic spectrum sounds recessed but they no doubt have more emphasis on the lows and the highs rather than the mids. The bass is relatively fast, tight and goes pretty deep with a medium-large soundstage. A great set of cans that does most genres justice esp. most contemporary types of music like pop, EDM, and rap/ hip-hop, etc. A stupid good bargain for the price with this type of performance.

 

JVC S400: These are mid-centric cans no doubt about it. Their lows and highs are adequate but is nothing to write home about. Others have reported with lots of burn-in the highs will really open up, but for me they are still lacking the extension i get from the S500s. The star of the show on these is their lovely mids, which almost make the S500s feel almost a bit lacking.  Due to the mid focused nature of the S400s, they are an easier/ relaxing listen and many have described as more "musical" when compared to the S500s. Overall i would say the S500s is the more "balanced" headphone out of the two.

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Today's grocery getter rig, the S500-Z's and a 3rd gen nano.

Cranking out Infected Mushroom's IM Supervisor... :basshead:

"IM the Supevisor, can I get a taxi number..."

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Thanks guys, so now the question I have to ask myself is: Midcentric or detailed v-shape...Hmmm... I know I'll go for the s400's as I don't have any (working) mid-centric cans at the moment, plus they are cheaper so easier on me wallet 

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Wait! I forgot to ask one question, what about comfort? are these very comfy, do they fit to all kinds of ears?

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It seems the S680 will be officially released on the 17 of febuary, 2014. I can't wait!!!


It's already available: http://kakaku.com/item/K0000579832/

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Originally Posted by EuphonicArin View Post
 

Wait! I forgot to ask one question, what about comfort? are these very comfy, do they fit to all kinds of ears?


No on-ear headphones are comfy, but with ATH or AKG pads these are OK for a couple of hours. You can use a chair headrest or some books to flex the headband a little to reduce the pressure.

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I think the akg pads would most likely work best. My son has my a kg k518 LE on ears. The pads were really good,...they'd be great on the S500. The sq of the S500 is better than the k518 LE BTW (just an FYI).
http://www.amazon.com/AKG-Limited-Edition-Folding-Headphones/dp/B002F9MFTI/ref=sr_1_3?ie=UTF8&qid=1382922407&sr=8-3&keywords=akg+k518+dj
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By The Way, How much more detailed is the s500 to the s400

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By The Way, How much more detailed is the s500 to the s400


Welp for me the S500s is like owning a new set of flat screen TV and watching a HD channel for the 1st time, while the S400s is akin to getting a nice big screen computer monitor cuz it's sweet and intimate. :)

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alrighty then, I'm fine with that as I haven't had an "intimate" pair of cans since the times before I modded up my hd 439

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Welp for me the S500s is like owning a new set of flat screen TV and watching a HD channel for the 1st time, while the S400s is akin to getting a nice big screen computer monitor cuz it's sweet and intimate. :)

Maybe it's just me, but I find the S500s to be more intimate. At least in the sense that I can "feel" the music a lot more including the emotion. I found the S400s to be pretty disappointing when compared directly with the S500s.

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This is a stupid question, but how do these compare to high ends like HD-25's or DT1350's?

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Today's grocery getter rig, the S500-Z's and a 3rd gen nano.
Cranking out Infected Mushroom's IM Supervisor... basshead.gif


"IM the Supevisor, can I get a taxi number..."

Dem shiny ear cups biggrin.gif
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Dem shiny ear cups biggrin.gif
Yes they do have a nice shine! biggrin.gif
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