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Originally Posted by BenF View Post
 

 

WS55 pads are more comfortable, but still are too small and press to much on the ears.

HM5 pads give perfect comfort, but affect sound too much.

Anyway, why spend 30$ on just pads, when you can have HA-S680 for 81$? S680 has much bigger and much more comfortable pads...

Thanks, yup just ordered a pair of the ha-s680 headphones. 

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Originally Posted by cloudcover View Post
 

Thanks, yup just ordered a pair of the ha-s680 headphones. 


Another convert!

 

At this point at time, there is no reason to buy a 57$ S500, when 81$ gets you a S680.

The comfort alone is well worth the difference.

I can see why people may still be buying the 25$ S400 though.

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hmm in only bought the s500 because of its small compact size, didnt realize the pads were a tad bit too small

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Originally Posted by edwardnese View Post
 

hmm in only bought the s500 because of its small compact size, didnt realize the pads were a tad bit too small


Can you return them?

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I ordered them from japan off amazon too much of a hassle lol, 

does anyone know what size pads the has500 uses? 

i want to know because if i order pads i dont want them to be too big or too small to replace

post #7746 of 8096

Found my S500s :dt880smile:

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Originally Posted by edwardnese View Post
 

I ordered them from japan off amazon too much of a hassle lol, 

does anyone know what size pads the has500 uses? 

i want to know because if i order pads i dont want them to be too big or too small to replace

Same size as most on-ears like the WS55, HD25-1 ii, K518. I find the stock pads to be the best in terms of sound quality. 

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Originally Posted by xkonfuzed View Post
 

Same size as most on-ears like the WS55, HD25-1 ii, K518. I find the stock pads to be the best in terms of sound quality. 

+1 for the stock pads.

post #7749 of 8096

Mine stopped working after the cable got pulled. Connections are fine. Any idea what the problem could be? Jack kaput?

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hi guys...is there anyone here who happened to compare between ha-s500 and the phenomenal ath-m50?

how is the pros n cons for each cans in terms of comfortable and sound quality wise? like the bass depth/impact,mid,high,soundstage,bass speed,etc? :)

quite hard to find the demo set in malaysia :|

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The M-50s are clearer across the spectrum, but have less bass quantity, and slightly more laid-back mids.  They are also twice the S500's price.  In general, the M-50s are best with classical music with piano, violin, etc.


Edited by Darknecron - 11/23/13 at 11:38am
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Just ordered mines, I'm so excited for this ones!

:L3000:

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I can't wait until Wednesday!

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Originally Posted by ipush View Post

hi guys...is there anyone here who happened to compare between ha-s500 and the phenomenal ath-m50?
how is the pros n cons for each cans in terms of comfortable and sound quality wise? like the bass depth/impact,mid,high,soundstage,bass speed,etc? smily_headphones1.gif
quite hard to find the demo set in malaysia :|
Heres a mini comparison for you
Build quality = M50's hands down.
Comfort = also M50's.

Sound:
They both have equal amounts of bass and both have quite good subbass extension. The s500's have more upper bass and the bass is a bit tighter. Across the spectrum, the s500's sound more full-bodied with more weight and authority. The M50's almost sound thin in comparison. The mids are more recessed on the m50's especially the upper mids. S500 has very slightly recessed mids but you won't notice it unless you're coming from a mid-centric headphone. The highs are what makes these headphones different. The highs on the s500 have a fairly good extension but are very smooth and laid-back. Much easier to listen to. The highs in the m50's are very harsh and grainy, a lot of sibilance which makes it nearly unlistenable to for EDM or treble-focused genres. Soundstage, I gotta give it the m50's.
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Originally Posted by Darknecron View Post
 

The M-50s are clearer across the spectrum, but have less bass quantity, and slightly more laid-back mids.  They are also twice the S500's price.  In general, the M-50s are best with classical music with piano, violin, etc.

 

 

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Originally Posted by xkonfuzed View Post


Heres a mini comparison for you
Build quality = M50's hands down.
Comfort = also M50's.

Sound:
They both have equal amounts of bass and both have quite good subbass extension. The s500's have more upper bass and the bass is a bit tighter. Across the spectrum, the s500's sound more full-bodied with more weight and authority. The M50's almost sound thin in comparison. The mids are more recessed on the m50's especially the upper mids. S500 has very slightly recessed mids but you won't notice it unless you're coming from a mid-centric headphone. The highs are what makes these headphones different. The highs on the s500 have a fairly good extension but are very smooth and laid-back. Much easier to listen to. The highs in the m50's are very harsh and grainy, a lot of sibilance which makes it nearly unlistenable to for EDM or treble-focused genres. Soundstage, I gotta give it the m50's.

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Thanks for all your response guys :)

Actually I own an M50 but I feel that the bass is not that much in quantity (needs an extra amp to satisfy my hunger :P)

and ya I agree with Darknecron that M50 is good with the kind of string instruments like violin n guitars..

 

I also agree with xkonfuzed in terms of M50 got a bright and harsh treble..sometimes it fatigues my ear for a high pitch vocalist listening to. smoother one is a good preference..

Then, is this S500 character similar to AKG K420? since u mentioned about a tight bass n smooth treble..

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