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post #7996 of 8119

I've had these headphones for quite awhile now and been very happy with them. Listening to pop or electronic music have been very enjoyable. However, I've noticed that the headphones perform poorly with quiet sounding tracks or instrumental solos. Its the most noticeable at low volumes. Sometimes, the headphones will fail to play some of the very quiet sounds that my Etymotic HF-5 have no problems producing. Additionally, a pervasive and annoying hissing sound can be heard throughout the track along with an unpleasant resonance (not an audiophile so don't know how to succinctly describe it). Even at normal or loud volumes, the same hissing and resonating sound can still be heard.

 

I was hoping someone could try to recreate the problems I am having in order to know that I am not the only one facing them. Here is a track from my music collection that might better help illustrate what I mean.

http://www.4shared.com/mp3/mprbrW2bba/05_Lyrical_Pieces_Op_38_-_Melo.html

Try listening to it at low volumes and then at normal or high volume.

post #7997 of 8119
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Originally Posted by baka-kun028 View Post
 

I've had these headphones for quite awhile now and been very happy with them. Listening to pop or electronic music have been very enjoyable. However, I've noticed that the headphones perform poorly with quiet sounding tracks or instrumental solos. Its the most noticeable at low volumes. Sometimes, the headphones will fail to play some of the very quiet sounds that my Etymotic HF-5 have no problems producing. Additionally, a pervasive and annoying hissing sound can be heard throughout the track along with an unpleasant resonance (not an audiophile so don't know how to succinctly describe it). Even at normal or loud volumes, the same hissing and resonating sound can still be heard.

 

I was hoping someone could try to recreate the problems I am having in order to know that I am not the only one facing them. Here is a track from my music collection that might better help illustrate what I mean.

http://www.4shared.com/mp3/mprbrW2bba/05_Lyrical_Pieces_Op_38_-_Melo.html

Try listening to it at low volumes and then at normal or high volume.


Question, what are you playing the music with? Is it your laptop?

 

I listened to the track with my laptop and S500 but it sounds correct. No resonances or anything resembling it. There are also no hissing or noise, at least nothing out of the ordinary. I know my laptop has a just-ok onboard sound card so the hissing is permanent on sensitive headphones like the S500.


My advise to you is to try plugging the headphones to different sources and if the problem persists, you might own a defective one.

 

**added

also, check your audio file. If the file's quality itself is low then it will sound bad. But the link has a good track to test out.


Edited by penmarker - 2/17/14 at 11:23am
post #7998 of 8119
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Originally Posted by goonda61 View Post
 

 

How would that work with these headphones? Each driver has wires coming from them... 

sorry, my bad :\

 

you can fit a female rca jack on each earcap

like this http://www.ebay.com/itm/2pcs-Gold-Phono-RCA-female-jack-nut-bulkhead-deck-clip-solder-CHASSIS-PCB-PANEL-/321098014249

 

and plug it with a 3.5 to rca

post #7999 of 8119

I recently got these, i ordered some when i realized that i lost my iems; along with when i ordered my HA-500s. Needless to say these came in earlier than the HA-500s(importing). I broke these in while waiting for my HA-500s to arrive from japan and i have to say these IEMS gave me faith in IEMs, i never considered paying more than 50+$ on iems because i am not a major fan of them from a comfort point but they do stay in when i am Skateboarding and i dont have to worry about breaking them at their price point. Man o man do they exceed everything i was expecting them to do so i went here to see if there was a thread and lone and behold they are here...I couldnt be happier with what JVC is doing to the Headphone Game and the approach they are taking is flawless IMO they are out there and the competition better fell the heat. The HA-500s are exceptional as well Grade A+ products now all i have to do is make sure all my audio files are tip top.

post #8000 of 8119
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Originally Posted by crybabygohan View Post
 

I recently got these, i ordered some when i realized that i lost my iems; along with when i ordered my HA-500s. Needless to say these came in earlier than the HA-500s(importing). I broke these in while waiting for my HA-500s to arrive from japan and i have to say these IEMS gave me faith in IEMs, i never considered paying more than 50+$ on iems because i am not a major fan of them from a comfort point but they do stay in when i am Skateboarding and i dont have to worry about breaking them at their price point. Man o man do they exceed everything i was expecting them to do so i went here to see if there was a thread and lone and behold they are here...I couldnt be happier with what JVC is doing to the Headphone Game and the approach they are taking is flawless IMO they are out there and the competition better fell the heat. The HA-500s are exceptional as well Grade A+ products now all i have to do is make sure all my audio files are tip top.

Which IEMs are you referring to?

post #8001 of 8119
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Originally Posted by Grayson73
 
Which IEMs are you referring to?

FX-40s, i got them for 18$ i heard they were budget priced but "big money" sound. I had Skull Candy cheapy iems because i got a "Christmas wishlist" giftcard from a website(CCS) and i had like 15ish $ left over from the Giftcard so i popped in those budget iems...I broke them snowboarding so i saw these FX-40s and since they were shipped domestically they arrived in a couple days...(vs the 4 weeks the HA-S500s which was to be expected) i also picked up some Fx-101s for my sister and i was also surprised at how they performed at the price point since shes a teen i figured she would appreciate some bassy iems for her music tastes.

post #8002 of 8119
Fx40s are bassy iems too... Ultra V shaped sound
post #8003 of 8119

Anybody happen to know if there's been a review/comparison between these and the HA-S680's? I'm really leaning towards these unless the benefit from the 680's are really that great. 

 

Also wanted to know if an ipod is strong enough to drive these as that's my main device for listening.

post #8004 of 8119
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Originally Posted by El3mental View Post

Anybody happen to know if there's been a review/comparison between these and the HA-S680's? I'm really leaning towards these unless the benefit from the 680's are really that great. 

Also wanted to know if an ipod is strong enough to drive these as that's my main device for listening.
You would be better off asking that question in the S680 thread, and yes your iPod has enough power to drive the S500's.
post #8005 of 8119
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Originally Posted by TrollDragon View Post


You would be better off asking that question in the S680 thread, and yes your iPod has enough power to drive the S500's.

I have, and it seems nobody there has the 500's; I thought I may as well try asking here as well

post #8006 of 8119
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Originally Posted by El3mental View Post
 

I have, and it seems nobody there has the 500's; I thought I may as well try asking here as well


Try reading here.

 

http://www.head-fi.org/products/jvc-ha-s680-over-ear-headphones

post #8007 of 8119
The S500s have been in my collection almost since they were available. They put a halt in my HP purchases since they did everything so well cept the stage. The funny thing is that these are <$50 "PORTABLES". the only other HP I've heard that was close was a Philips that still cost more but wasn't quite as detailed. I own a few other full sized HPs that are better in some regards but still cost way more than the 500s. The 500s are still some of the best sounds for the money. Can anyone make a better <$50 suggestion?
post #8008 of 8119

Hey guys,

 

What do I need to do to mod my S500's so I can put the HM5 Pads on them? Can't seem to find the answer so I figured someone here would know ;) 

 

 

Thanks,

 

 

:evil:

post #8009 of 8119
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Originally Posted by DemonFox View Post

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What do I need to do to mod my S500's so I can put the HM5 Pads on them? Can't seem to find the answer so I figured someone here would know wink.gif 



 



 



Thanks,



 



 



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post #8010 of 8119
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Originally Posted by sfwalcer View Post
 
Quote:
Originally Posted by DemonFox View Post
 

Hey guys,

 

 

 

What do I need to do to mod my S500's so I can put the HM5 Pads on them? Can't seem to find the answer so I figured someone here would know wink.gif 

 

 

 

 

 

Thanks,

 

 

 

 

 

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Alls you need are dem rings. smily_headphones1.gif

http://www.head-fi.org/t/621063/the-jvc-ha-s500-appreciation-fan-thread/4095#

 

 

Thank you sir!! 

 

 

Thanks,

 

:evil:

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