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The JVC HA-S500 thread. - Page 414

post #6196 of 8319
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Originally Posted by Kierkes View Post

Did this happen to anyone else's S500's? confused.gif


^ Are these the black color ones, cuz the paint on them doesn't seem to be a scratch proof as the gun metal ones. My black set is still like-new with only a tiny paint chip. Is water stain??? LoL

post #6197 of 8319
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Originally Posted by nicholars View Post

Do you think the HAs500 are actually good considering you have headphones like the HE400 in your sig?

It makes me more interested if people who have experience with good headphones like HE400 still the think the S500 are actually good instead of people using them as first headphones etc.

Also what does modding these to "over ear" do to the soundstage and bass? Do these have a good soundstage?

The S500 I have is modded but does well against my more expensive phones. They remain my bedside phones.
post #6198 of 8319
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Originally Posted by BigCabDaddy View Post

The S500 I have is modded but does well against my more expensive phones. They remain my bedside phones.
Awesome to hear cos I just bought a pair last night. Are there any other simple mods for these other than replreplacing the pads?
post #6199 of 8319
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Originally Posted by shdl83 View Post

Awesome to hear cos I just bought a pair last night. Are there any other simple mods for these other than replreplacing the pads?

Look for the port taping messages on here. Not sure what does what but it's easy. Mine came with different cables. Not sure how much difference they make but they sure are cool aesthetically. I'm not that good with a soldering gun so for me, cable mods would not be easy. Oh, mine have the HM5 pads to for what it's worth.
Edited by BigCabDaddy - 5/9/13 at 11:13pm
post #6200 of 8319
Taping over the ports increases the bass to mind blasting proportions lol!
post #6201 of 8319
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Originally Posted by waynes world View Post

Taping over the ports increases the bass to mind blasting proportions lol!

Can make it bass bloated in some cases.
post #6202 of 8319

I left one of the vents open, which hopefully keeps the sound quality in tact. 

post #6203 of 8319
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Originally Posted by sfwalcer View Post


^ Are these the black color ones, cuz the paint on them doesn't seem to be a scratch proof as the gun metal ones. My black set is still like-new with only a tiny paint chip. Is water stain??? LoL

They are the black ones. I have no idea how they got that way. This looks more like a smudge instead of a scratch, although the other earpiece has a small scratch.

 

At least they still sound great! beyersmile.png

post #6204 of 8319
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Originally Posted by geko95gek View Post


Can make it bass bloated in some cases.

I agree with this. I tried taping the ports and the quality of the bass decreased dramatically. The quantity was nice though.

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Originally Posted by Kierkes View Post

They are the black ones. I have no idea how they got that way. This looks more like a smudge instead of a scratch, although the other earpiece has a small scratch.

 

At least they still sound great! beyersmile.png

I have the black ones, although they're not exactly black xD Mine look perfect still, no scratches or smudges. I've dropped them a few times too.

post #6205 of 8319

Ok so I ordered a pair of hm5's to go along with my s500's because I'm an absolute comfort freak and I just know that if they are anything like the hd II's they are going to piss me off.



I plan on doing the paper towel mod inside the stock earpads then crazy glue the hm5's carefully on top or find some O rings from somewhere local. Does this sound like a good idea?


Or should I skip the paper towel mod if I'm going to be putting the hm5's over the stocks.
 

post #6206 of 8319
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Originally Posted by 7S Cameron View Post

I agree with this. I tried taping the ports and the quality of the bass decreased dramatically. The quantity was nice though.
I have the black ones, although they're not exactly black xD Mine look perfect still, no scratches or smudges. I've dropped them a few times too.

Yeah the bass was wobbly.

Just getting the WS55 pads made the S500 perfect for me.

My black ones got no scratches on them whatsoever, and that's after 6 months.
Edited by Lifted Andreas - 5/10/13 at 2:36am
post #6207 of 8319

Agreed. I don't like the tape mod either.

WS55 pads bring up the bass coming from AT pleather. just perfect quantity (accuracy).

post #6208 of 8319
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Originally Posted by Kierkes View Post

Did this happen to anyone else's S500's? confused.gif


mine are even 'worse'.

but i like it, headphones with 'ages' are sexy.biggrin.gif

post #6209 of 8319
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Originally Posted by chib View Post

Ok so I ordered a pair of hm5's to go along with my s500's because I'm an absolute comfort freak and I just know that if they are anything like the hd II's they are going to piss me off.

 

This is more-or-less the reason the HM5 pads I got for my S500's were relegated to my 7506's. I use the 7506's as tracking headphones, but not even the velour earpads did much for its comfort (HM5 pads all the way)! There's something magnificent about the bass in the totally stock S500's that allow me to judge bass in a mix far better than any other headphone, and most low-end monitor speakers I've heard.

 

I, of course know, this isn't what most people are using them for haha.

 

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Originally Posted by Seekky View Post


mine are even 'worse'.

but i like it, headphones with 'ages' are sexy.biggrin.gif

 

That's the problem. This stuff started smudging, but so far, it's been that one thing for months! I want the rest to match it! biggrin.gif

post #6210 of 8319

Do the HM5 pads make the bass worse?

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