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post #6436 of 8311

Portapro's are amazing in my setup: quarter modded (super simple), with a small E6 amp. With the highs a bit more open as a result of the mod and amp, along with the thump and impact of the bass, I can't imagine anyone not having fun with the portapro's. :)

 

I can't speak to the quality of the 500's. I just know I was perfectly pleased with the 700's, but thought the hype on head fi was just laughable: exaggerated to a gross degree. 

 

Are the 500's significantly better than the 700's? The 700's are solid, but there's nothing there that should lead to the glowing reviews on head fi and amazon, IMO.

post #6437 of 8311
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Originally Posted by jaycee1 View Post

Portapro's are amazing in my setup: quarter modded (super simple), with a small E6 amp. With the highs a bit more open as a result of the mod and amp, along with the thump and impact of the bass, I can't imagine anyone not having fun with the portapro's. :)

 

 

I never quarter modded the ones I had. That might have been what they were missing....

post #6438 of 8311

It's super simple and makes a noticeable difference. I refuse to even listen to headphones without running them through an amp nowadays as well. Even a small amp like an E6 makes a big difference. 

 

If that's STILL not enough, you can try a modest treble boost/bass cut with your EQ in addition. 

 

Those are three very simple changes that make a big difference in the sound signature, adding a lot of warmth and detail. 

post #6439 of 8311
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Yeah... I think I will go with the white S400s. For $24 and free shipping, I can't resist. 

Where is that?
post #6440 of 8311

Yesterday morning my old headphone died. Yesterday afternoon I found this thread Yesterday evening bought them out of Japan.
Since then spend a lot of time  reading here and I would really like the WS55 pads. My seller on ebay has them on stock so sent him a message just now.
Only ''problem'' is: How do you put them on. I read a lot of pages here and I can't find the answer.
I am totally new to this so sorry in advance if this a total ''noob'' question.
Cheers

post #6441 of 8311
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Originally Posted by Lifted Andreas View Post

Where is that?
Just search S400 on Amazon.
post #6442 of 8311
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Originally Posted by 7S Cameron View Post

Just search S400 on Amazon.

Ah so it's only for you lucky US buyers.
post #6443 of 8311

How does these compare with the CAL?

post #6444 of 8311

Got another question. At the price of the jvc ha s500 you can also get the tdk st700 at the same price. Which one do you think is better?

post #6445 of 8311

I haven't been around lately and I see both love and hate are being spread. Still enough people to keep the hype train on track.

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Got another question. At the price of the jvc ha s500 you can also get the tdk st700 at the same price. Which one do you think is better?

S500 is better of course biggrin.gif 

post #6446 of 8311
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I haven't been around lately and I see both love and hate are being spread. Still enough people to keep the hype train on track.

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Originally Posted by sky777 View Post

Got another question. At the price of the jvc ha s500 you can also get the tdk st700 at the same price. Which one do you think is better?

S500 is better of course biggrin.gif 

 

Do you mind giving me an explanation on why so. Is it because s500 is more controlled with the bass or less muffled in the mids or something along the line?

post #6447 of 8311
Honestly... I think the rule of thumb should be, "Never come into a appreciation thread looking for alternatives". I would try the Recommendation thread for questions of that nature. I mean.. the appreciation thread is biased. For our American audience... that's like going to Fox News looking for liberal coverage. Just saying.
post #6448 of 8311
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Honestly... I think the rule of thumb should be, "Never come into a appreciation thread looking for alternatives". I would try the Recommendation thread for questions of that nature. I mean.. the appreciation thread is biased. For our American audience... that's like going to Fox News looking for liberal coverage. Just saying.

 

You are right.

just wondering if anyone has both of them for comparison sakes.

 

I am always curious to why people like certain item so much. Pure the hype..or it really that good. Looking for a sub 50€ headphones and play around with it...before taking the next step to a M80/Amperior price range headphone.

 

To bad these headphones has not been reviewed by innerfidelity, joker or clieos.


Edited by tan1415 - 5/21/13 at 11:30am
post #6449 of 8311
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Originally Posted by MrEleventy View Post

Honestly... I think the rule of thumb should be, "Never come into a appreciation thread looking for alternatives". I would try the Recommendation thread for questions of that nature. I mean.. the appreciation thread is biased. For our American audience... that's like going to Fox News looking for liberal coverage. Just saying.

Yeah, that's a good advice. In this case I have auditioned the st700 in the store and wasn't impressed - the bass was a bit slow and the texture is nowhere near that of s500's bass. The mids were nothing special and as the first song I always play on my DAP is the acoustic version of Shake It Out coz I like my female vocals and my treble - I was really disappointed with the highs rolling off way too early and the upper mids sounding a bit recessed and dull. And I put aside my prejudice as the store was selling the st700 for 130 bucks, which of course isn't even in the same ballpark with my $37 s500 but even with both at 50 I would pick s500 any day

post #6450 of 8311

I am returning my XB500s because they are crap.

 

Could anybody recommend me something for around $100 to make my JVC HA-S500s sound even better?

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