Hey, I just made an account because I'm thinking about buying these headphones as opposed to the MDR V6's, and I have two questions.
1. Are these the kinds of headphones that need an amp to sound good? I'll be playing them either through my computer (which most likely doesn't have the best sound card, being built into the motherboard) or through my Samsung Galaxy Player 5.0.
2. How difficult is it going to be to return these, if I have to, should I buy them from Amazon.
I know you've probably gone over this at some point in the thread, but seeing as how there are 266 pages in it now, I'd rather not read through this thing.
These don't need amping at all to sound good. But simple mods can make them even better. Never heard the V6s but these S500s seems to be a lot more portable and more suited for modern types of music, all genres.
Well, you have to import these from Jpn if you want them new. So it all depends on your seller and their return policy. But you can easily sell these on head-fi or else where since they are pretty popular and hard to find if you don't like them.