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post #7891 of 8319
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Originally Posted by GT-47LM View Post
 

Oh, I thought I saw a mod on here that allowed that lol. Thanks for the recommendation. I've gotten use to the on-ear feel and it is a lot more comfortable than I expected it to be over long usage, I'll probably switch out the pads though in near future to try out new things with it. Thanks again.

 

There was, but it was rather ugly. It involved some HM5 pads plus plastic rings to keep them in place. No one in their right mind should be doing that to their S500 IMO, looks ugly as fudge!

 

If you like on-ear feel then you should really get the new S680, they are a clear and direct upgrade to the S400 + S500! Thread is here - http://www.head-fi.org/t/690493/the-jvc-ha-s680-s400s-and-s500s-big-brother-is-here

post #7892 of 8319
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Originally Posted by dpure View Post
 

I had previously been posting in the s400 thread as i own those but long story short giving my gf my white 400's so thinking of getting the 500's for myself instead of another pair of 400's.

 

I mainly listen to trance, hip hop, rock, metal. I recently got some monster dna's are really like the sound(just using them as a guideline). The 400's are good but the bass is bit soft, not as pronounced, vocals a touch dark I find. I still think the 400's are great but wondering if the 500's would be better suited for myself. I listen to my music quite loud and I read somewhere that the 500 highs get harsh at high volumes, is this true?

 

The 500's also have a "V" shaped sound apparently. Would the 500's sound similar to the monster dna's or v-moda m80's for example?

 

Lastly does the gunmetal finish chip over time like the black?

 

I found the s500 for about $42.xx shipped which is only about $14 more than the s400's. Seems like the 500's dropped a little since I got my 400s awhile back.


can anyone chime in?

post #7893 of 8319
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can anyone chime in?

 

Both chip, its to do with the paint used on the cups.

 

If I was you I'd just go for the new S680.

post #7894 of 8319
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Originally Posted by Lifted Andreas View Post
 

 

You havent got the best pad of them all, which is the WS55 pad. You can get them straight from AT service.

 

was looking for the best comfort earpad,btw how do i order directly from ath? Which material would tat ws55 pad? Pleather? The current Ew9 pleather pad i had kinda squish my ear to the driver housing causing ear pain.

post #7895 of 8319
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Originally Posted by dpure View Post
 


can anyone chime in?

 

The paint chips on both.

 

Personally you'd be better off getting the new S680 which are a direct upgrade to the S400/S500, and are much more comfortable for on-ear. :)

 

 

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Originally Posted by Whaleshark12 View Post
 

 

was looking for the best comfort earpad,btw how do i order directly from ath? Which material would tat ws55 pad? Pleather? The current Ew9 pleather pad i had kinda squish my ear to the driver housing causing ear pain.

 

Yes but they are very soft and the comfiest pads you can get.

 

I said AT service (Audio Technica), not Sennheiser. You need to call them directly btw, coz you cant get the pads any other way!

post #7896 of 8319
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Originally Posted by Lifted Andreas View Post
 

 

The paint chips on both.

 

Personally you'd be better off getting the new S680 which are a direct upgrade to the S400/S500, and are much more comfortable for on-ear. :)

 

 

 

Yes but they are very soft and the comfiest pads you can get.

 

I said AT service (Audio Technica), not Sennheiser. You need to call them directly btw, coz you cant get the pads any other way!

 

I don't feel like spening $80~ at the moment since I just bought some dna's. How about my questions in regard to the s400/s500 differences?

post #7897 of 8319
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Originally Posted by Lifted Andreas View Post

 

 

Yes but they are very soft and the comfiest pads you can get.

 

I said AT service (Audio Technica), not Sennheiser. You need to call them directly btw, coz you cant get the pads any other way!

I mean ATH Srry >< and by calling ath service,which region should i call? Does it look something like this http://www.ebay.com/itm/Audio-Technica-HP-WS55-Replacement-Ear-Pads-for-ATH-WS55-Pair-Freeshipping-/281059716632 ?  Im staying in Asia,Malaysia to be more precise.. 

post #7898 of 8319
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Originally Posted by Whaleshark12 View Post
 

I mean ATH Srry >< and by calling ath service,which region should i call? Does it look something like this http://www.ebay.com/itm/Audio-Technica-HP-WS55-Replacement-Ear-Pads-for-ATH-WS55-Pair-Freeshipping-/281059716632 ?  Im staying in Asia,Malaysia to be more precise.. 

 

Yeah those would be the ones, however you most likely will get them cheaper.

 

Just go to the ATH site and find your region, then they will have the phone number to call for Service.

 

Remember they wont be listen online!

post #7899 of 8319
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Originally Posted by Lifted Andreas View Post
 

 

Yeah those would be the ones, however you most likely will get them cheaper.

 

Just go to the ATH site and find your region, then they will have the phone number to call for Service.

 

Remember they wont be listen online!

Alright,thx. :o I will call tmr. The price is around? :confused_face_2: 

post #7900 of 8319
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Originally Posted by Whaleshark12 View Post
 

Alright,thx. :o I will call tmr. The price is around? :confused_face_2: 

 

Well I'm in the UK and I paid £7 for mine I think.

post #7901 of 8319
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Originally Posted by dpure View Post
 


can anyone chime in?

 

The highs on the S500's are not harsh to me at all. I consider them balanced headphones with a slight emphasis on the bass. I haven't tried any of the other hp in your post. 

 

I would def recommend the S500's for any electronic music their forward presentation and bass emphasis fits well with that type of music. 

post #7902 of 8319
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Originally Posted by ahunatu View Post
 

 

The highs on the S500's are not harsh to me at all. I consider them balanced headphones with a slight emphasis on the bass. I haven't tried any of the other hp in your post. 

 

I would def recommend the S500's for any electronic music their forward presentation and bass emphasis fits well with that type of music. 

+1 Very nice for EDM

post #7903 of 8319

Hey everyone, after reading so many good comments about these headphones I decided to buy them. Unfortunately for me I live in a country where good stuff is hard to come by. Whats the best way of getting JVC HA-S500? I live in Serbia and Amazon does not ship there :( If some kind soul can recommend me a good online store/site where I can make a purchase or a trustworthy seller, please let me know via PM. I am planning on using these with Sansa Clip+ by the way. Hopefully I didn't post in the wrong forum, I apologize in advance, I am still new and sleepy :) 

post #7904 of 8319
I ordered mine off eBay from a Japanese Seller (boughtfromjapan) I think, was a while ago. It took 4 weeks to arrive here in Canada.
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post #7905 of 8319
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Originally Posted by TrollDragon View Post

I ordered mine off eBay from a Japanese Seller (boughtfromjapan) I think, was a while ago. It took 4 weeks to arrive here in Canada.
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This. Or use a Japanese forwarding service like Tenso. The total cost could be lower than eBay's if the headphone is on sale on amazon.co.jp

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