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Any circumaural headphone recommendations that have a similar sound to the ha-s500? :D preferably something below $100. Thanks! And of course, I'm still loving my ha-s500!

post #7787 of 8117
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Originally Posted by TickleMyPikachu View Post
 

Any circumaural headphone recommendations that have a similar sound to the ha-s500? :D preferably something below $100. Thanks! And of course, I'm still loving my ha-s500!

 

How much of a basshead do you consider yourself?

post #7788 of 8117
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Originally Posted by Darknecron View Post
 

 

How much of a basshead do you consider yourself?

 

 

 

I like bass but I don't think I'm a basshead or anything like that. I'll accept basshead headphones though!

post #7789 of 8117
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Originally Posted by TickleMyPikachu View Post
 

 

 

 

I like bass but I don't think I'm a basshead or anything like that. I'll accept basshead headphones though!

 

The cans I am going to suggest have accentuated bass, but it isn't nearly as "bassy" as a set of fresh-out-of-the-box S500s.

 

They have a more forward / cleaner / clearer midrange and smoother / more accurate treble.  The bass goes just as deep (if not deeper) as the S500s, but isn't as tight.

 

My suggestion:  Creative Aurvana Live

post #7790 of 8117
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Originally Posted by TickleMyPikachu View Post
 

Any circumaural headphone recommendations that have a similar sound to the ha-s500? :D preferably something below $100. Thanks! And of course, I'm still loving my ha-s500!

 

Check out Trakstar HD5500 or HD6000.

post #7791 of 8117
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Originally Posted by Darknecron View Post
 

 

The cans I am going to suggest have accentuated bass, but it isn't nearly as "bassy" as a set of fresh-out-of-the-box S500s.

 

They have a more forward / cleaner / clearer midrange and smoother / more accurate treble.  The bass goes just as deep (if not deeper) as the S500s, but isn't as tight.

 

My suggestion:  Creative Aurvana Live


Sweet, thanks!

post #7792 of 8117
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Originally Posted by mymail0808 View Post


i have my S500 a while and looking for a new toy;



i love the sound of S500, and now i want something can cover the ear;



 



ATH ES700, WS99 or M50?

 



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Originally Posted by TickleMyPikachu View Post

Any circumaural headphone recommendations that have a similar sound to the ha-s500? biggrin.gif preferably something below $100. Thanks! And of course, I'm still loving my ha-s500!


 



http://www.head-fi.org/t/690493/the-jvc-ha-s680-s400s-and-s500s-big-brother-is-here

New HA-S680 is out in Japan, ready to order now! wink.gif
Edited by Lifted Andreas - 12/12/13 at 1:50am
post #7793 of 8117
Hi there,

I'm trying to find in this huge thread a link to amazon/eBay where to buy the leather ATH pads that are compatible with the s500 and I understand open up more the soundstage in them but after reading countless posts I haven't found them yet...

Would anyone please repost the links here?

Thanks a lot!!!

Jpd.

Edit:

After browsing a few more pages I found these:
http://www.ebay.com/itm/Ear-Pads-Audio-Technica-ATH-SJ5-DJ-Style-Headphones-Black-/261120868931?_trksid=p2047675.m1850&_trkparms=aid%3D222002%26algo%3DSIC.FIT%26ao%3D1%26asc%3D11%26meid%3D3123184649684698189%26pid%3D100011%26prg%3D1005%26rk%3D1%26sd%3D251141456324%26

However, are these not circumaural? If so,i would rather keep them supra aural instead, so does that mean that my best choice are the akg-518dj's ones? Is there much difference in the sound? (I don't really like a very strong bass)


http://www.ebay.com/itm/Original-New-Replacement-earpad-AKG-K518DJ-Leather-ear-pad-/261110634277?_trksid=p2047675.m1850&_trkparms=aid%3D222002%26algo%3DSIC.FIT%26ao%3D1%26asc%3D11%26meid%3D3123209210757302410%26pid%3D100011%26prg%3D1005%26rk%3D1%26sd%3D261079367853%26


Thanks again!!!
Edited by Johnpdoe2 - 12/14/13 at 6:18am
post #7794 of 8117
Received my HA -S500 today and first impressions are mostly negative. I don't like them at this point.

To date my collection consists of a KSC-75, CAL Classic and many SuperLux hps (681b, 681f, 662b, 668b), a SoundMagic IEM, Sony IEM, and UE 500 IEM. Edifier 840 (CAL clone).

First impressions out of the box:
Deep bass emphasis and muddied upper bass and lower mids. Sounds congested, not much sound-stage, recessed highs.
Bloated. Synthetic. Muffled. Pulls out bass detail, hum, grounding artifacts in my tube amp, etc.

I shall burn this in for many hours to see if they come around.
post #7795 of 8117
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Originally Posted by marone View Post

Received my HA -S500 today and first impressions are mostly negative. I don't like them at this point.

To date my collection consists of a KSC-75, CAL Classic and many SuperLux hps (681b, 681f, 662b, 668b), a SoundMagic IEM, Sony IEM, and UE 500 IEM. Edifier 840 (CAL clone).

First impressions out of the box:
Deep bass emphasis and muddied upper bass and lower mids. Sounds congested, not much sound-stage, recessed highs.
Bloated. Synthetic. Muffled. Pulls out bass detail, hum, grounding artifacts in my tube amp, etc.

I shall burn this in for many hours to see if they come around.

 

This is EXACTLY how I felt about them right out of the box.  I have the CALs as well, and they offer far better clarity and detail.

 

The burn-in process, as well as the headband stretching with use, will bring bass / midbass back under control.  Use an equalizer to touch up the rest.  I also highly suggest the cork mod.

post #7796 of 8117
After a day of burn-in the bass and lower-mid hump have lessened much but they are still there along with the 2-D cutout sound-stage, the close-in sound-stage, and the narrow presentation. It has most of the detail of a CAL! and far less than any of the SL cans. Nowhere close to the ultra-detail level of the SoundMagic E18.

Perhaps this is a good can for bassheads who like to listen to EDM and electronica only.

Affected greatly by SS or Valve amplification as it pulls the Tube Euphony when in a tube amp but the hump is far less pronounced than with a mobile phone or SS amp.

Possibly very source sensitive. Paired with the proper amp and impedance matching, it may sound very good.

It is very likely that my lower end gear and chain are being revealed.

More burn-in and comparisons to follow.
Edited by marone - 12/16/13 at 12:48am
post #7797 of 8117
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Originally Posted by Johnpdoe2 View Post

Hi there,

I'm trying to find in this huge thread a link to amazon/eBay where to buy the leather ATH pads that are compatible with the s500 and I understand open up more the soundstage in them but after reading countless posts I haven't found them yet...

Would anyone please repost the links here?

Thanks a lot!!!

Jpd.

Edit:

After browsing a few more pages I found these:
http://www.ebay.com/itm/Ear-Pads-Audio-Technica-ATH-SJ5-DJ-Style-Headphones-Black-/261120868931?_trksid=p2047675.m1850&_trkparms=aid%3D222002%26algo%3DSIC.FIT%26ao%3D1%26asc%3D11%26meid%3D3123184649684698189%26pid%3D100011%26prg%3D1005%26rk%3D1%26sd%3D251141456324%26

However, are these not circumaural? If so,i would rather keep them supra aural instead, so does that mean that my best choice are the akg-518dj's ones? Is there much difference in the sound? (I don't really like a very strong bass)


http://www.ebay.com/itm/Original-New-Replacement-earpad-AKG-K518DJ-Leather-ear-pad-/261110634277?_trksid=p2047675.m1850&_trkparms=aid%3D222002%26algo%3DSIC.FIT%26ao%3D1%26asc%3D11%26meid%3D3123209210757302410%26pid%3D100011%26prg%3D1005%26rk%3D1%26sd%3D261079367853%26


Thanks again!!!

 

You need to search for the WS55 pads I believe


Edited by Lifted Andreas - 12/16/13 at 2:19am
post #7798 of 8117
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Originally Posted by Johnpdoe2 View Post

Hi there,

I'm trying to find in this huge thread a link to amazon/eBay where to buy the leather ATH pads that are compatible with the s500 and I understand open up more the soundstage in them but after reading countless posts I haven't found them yet...

Would anyone please repost the links here?

Thanks a lot!!!

Jpd.

Edit:

After browsing a few more pages I found these:
http://www.ebay.com/itm/Ear-Pads-Audio-Technica-ATH-SJ5-DJ-Style-Headphones-Black-/261120868931?_trksid=p2047675.m1850&_trkparms=aid%3D222002%26algo%3DSIC.FIT%26ao%3D1%26asc%3D11%26meid%3D3123184649684698189%26pid%3D100011%26prg%3D1005%26rk%3D1%26sd%3D251141456324%26

However, are these not circumaural? If so,i would rather keep them supra aural instead, so does that mean that my best choice are the akg-518dj's ones? Is there much difference in the sound? (I don't really like a very strong bass)


http://www.ebay.com/itm/Original-New-Replacement-earpad-AKG-K518DJ-Leather-ear-pad-/261110634277?_trksid=p2047675.m1850&_trkparms=aid%3D222002%26algo%3DSIC.FIT%26ao%3D1%26asc%3D11%26meid%3D3123209210757302410%26pid%3D100011%26prg%3D1005%26rk%3D1%26sd%3D261079367853%26


Thanks again!!!

 

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Originally Posted by Lifted Andreas View Post
 

 

You need to search for the WS99 pads I believe

 

This is what you need:

http://www.ebay.com/itm/Ear-Pads-For-ATH-SJ5-SJ-5-DJ-Style-Headphones-Black-/261348825212?pt=US_Replacement_Parts_Tools&hash=item3cd99a987c

or

http://www.ebay.com/itm/audio-technica-replacement-ear-cushions-pats-HP-SJ55-for-ATH-SJ55-Official-NEW-/281224170306?pt=US_Replacement_Parts_Tools&hash=item417a444b42

or

http://www.ebay.com/itm/Replacement-earpads-Compatible-with-ATH-SJ3-ATH-SJ5-Sony-MDR-V150-T-023-/290870830245?pt=US_Replacement_Parts_Tools&hash=item43b940a4a5

 

Audio Technica SJ5s pads, open up sound and tame the bass region, more balanced sound ;)

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Those were the original suggested ATH pleathers, the WS55 pads are more comfy and I think produce better sound ;)

 

I have both of those pads btw.

 

You can order them from ATH services:

http://www.head-fi.org/t/621063/the-jvc-ha-s500-appreciation-fan-thread/5925#post_9367195


Edited by Lifted Andreas - 12/16/13 at 2:20am
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My pair has just arrived having ordered them after read all the positive reviews on here! These are my first pair of proper cans so have very limited knowledge to compare them with. So far I love them but a bit confused about burn in. Is this absolutely necessary and if so do I use the music I most listen to or is there special burn in tracks people use?

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