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The JVC HA-S500 thread. - Page 487

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Originally Posted by kova4a View Post


Yeah, C3 + E11 (bass boost on 1) + S500 is an awesome portable rig that doesn't break the bank

We know the love, too bad about all the others that don't share in our sonic bliss! beyersmile.png

post #7292 of 8319
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Originally Posted by Achmedisdead View Post

I don't know why anyone uses an amp with the S500 anyways. My Rockboxed Clip Zip can drive them well enough to destroy somebody's hearing very quickly....or is there some other player out there people are using that is lower output than the Clip?

I use the E11 with it because of the bass boost adjustments, and also because the amp of my S2 is not that good. 

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How does the jvc ha s500 compare with the senn hd 25 or amperiors? 

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Originally Posted by tkdk01 View Post

How does the jvc ha s500 compare with the senn hd 25 or amperiors? 

I dont have any experience with any of these headphones, however I can tell you that the sennheisers are very neutral and clear sounding but they lack in terms of comfort for some people (especially those who wear glasses). 

post #7295 of 8319
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Originally Posted by tkdk01 View Post

How does the jvc ha s500 compare with the senn hd 25 or amperiors? 

tds101 has both the S500 and the HD25....maybe he'll stop by and chime in. 

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Originally Posted by Achmedisdead View Post

tds101 has both the S500 and the HD25....maybe he'll stop by and chime in. 

 

Bump this. I'm curious also.
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From what I can remember the 500s had tonnes more bass. The 25s had a lot more detail and a far more neutral sound!
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I got both so will test and post a comparison soon.
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Originally Posted by Kierkes View Post

Changing the subject somewhat:

 

So it's been said that the cups are too small for a real removable cable mod of any kind. Not gonna dispute that, but has anyone thought of terminating the y-split in a 1/8" F jack? So most of the cable is removable? Just a thought, since the cable, while certainly hardy, is my second least favorite thing about the headphones (the first being the chipping).

 

So while we're waiting for comparisons, and this thread is in lull, I figured I'd give this one another shot. While nowhere near as important as sound, this could be cooool.

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I've had tried both and I can say I prefer the s500's...


I returned my hd 25's, Way too expensive and lacked bass (for me)
They were a great sounding phone, but not worth 200 dollars...

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Originally Posted by Kierkes View Post

 

So while we're waiting for comparisons, and this thread is in lull, I figured I'd give this one another shot. While nowhere near as important as sound, this could be cooool.


Do it up!

 

I am going to see If I can route wire from one side to the other, through the hinges if possible so it's not exposed. If I can't have a detachable cable then I would like to have single sided.

 

We have a pile of laptop boards at work, the 3.5mm jacks on those are very small and if I can find one I like I might just have to do a removable single side cable mod.

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Originally Posted by TrollDragon View Post


Do it up!

 

I am going to see If I can route wire from one side to the other, through the hinges if possible so it's not exposed. If I can't have a detachable cable then I would like to have single sided.

 

We have a pile of laptop boards at work, the 3.5mm jacks on those are very small and if I can find one I like I might just have to do a removable single side cable mod.

My birthday is in less than a month. ;)

 

The only three things I've wanted for some time are my student loans paid off, a new laptop, and an RME Babyface (since my TASCAM 1641's drivers are showing their age and putting artifacts in music I get paid to mix), not necessarily in that order. All of them are several birthdays worth, especially the first one which I think I may manage on my own. rolleyes.gif

 

I think that I could finally learn to solder, and I wouldn't even have to mess with the structure of the headphones themselves!

 

And if I mess it up, then I have an excuse to grab the silver ones and never deal with the chipping again!

 

I only have about $50 to lose! Good luck on getting wire through the band; I sense some deliberation on JVC's part with the design so wire doesn't go through it.

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I finally get to have a taste of the hype! A friend of mine just came back from Japan and brought me a pair of S500s, only $35 when converted from yen!

 

First impressions: superb build quality, couldn't be better for something in this price range. Is better than many cans a couple times its price. Mother of bass, at first it sounds a little muddy, but it does extend quite deep, I'm sure after the 100hrs of burn-in required, it will tighten up dramatically. I am quite a bit disappointed in the high range though, not much sparkle at all, especially coming from the FXD80 and the Panasonic RP-HTX7, both of which are quite bright. Again, I'm sure this will change once the required burn-in time is achieved, same with my FXD80s. Not much to say about mids, I'm going to wait until everything is burned in to make a final judgement.

 

WS55 pads already ordered, $10 shipped from AT Parts. Can't wait! 

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Interesting....I never thought the HTX7's were bright. But everybody's ears are different.wink.gif

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