I believe I found that quote here www.head-fi.org/t/621063/the-new-jvc-ha-s500-40mm-carbon-nanotubes/1410
yes, IMO its better... but it doesnt demolish them. but thats my IMO and my personal preference.
They demolish phones like the HTF600 for example.
Demolish = blows them away.
No, the S500 does not demolish the M50, but IMO and a few others that own or have owned the M50, whe find them better.
There are those who also got both and prefer the M50, so its about personal preference.
The good thing is that you can buy the ATH pleather pads if you want less bass and a more "open" sound.
Edited by rickdohc - 11/8/12 at 7:20am