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post #1246 of 1392
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Originally Posted by Darknet View Post

Lol well speaking of nyc... Since I'm passing through, assuming b and h carries the s400 in store in going to be picking up a pair tomorrow

Lol yes i know that the nyc store stuff was 10 days ago tongue.gif

 

Funny - they do free shipping so it'll be more expensive to buy it at the store since you'll have to pay taxes. blink.gif

post #1247 of 1392
Besides listening via portables... has anyone tried connecting this JVC S400 headphone to a stereo component (separate pre-amplifier and power amplifier) I wonder if connecting it to stereo component will make it sound "fuller", "wider" by open-up the treble range and "tighten" the bass and low mids...?
post #1248 of 1392
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Originally Posted by TheBoss View Post

Besides listening via portables... has anyone tried connecting this JVC S400 headphone to a stereo component (separate pre-amplifier and power amplifier) I wonder if connecting it to stereo component will make it sound "fuller", "wider" by open-up the treble range and "tighten" the bass and low mids...?

It depends on the quality of the headphone amp. Some better home stereo components  have a good headphone amp, but many home components have a poor quality headphone amp.

post #1249 of 1392
Well thats ok the cost isnt my primary concern since they arent too expensive to begin with. Just too impatient for shipping and i figured since I was going to nyc for vacation might as well.

Main issue is if they don't have it in store in going to have to buy it online anyways lol
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Originally Posted by charmerci View Post

Funny - they do free shipping so it'll be more expensive to buy it at the store since you'll have to pay taxes. blink.gif
post #1250 of 1392
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Originally Posted by TheBoss View Post

Besides listening via portables... has anyone tried connecting this JVC S400 headphone to a stereo component (separate pre-amplifier and power amplifier) I wonder if connecting it to stereo component will make it sound "fuller", "wider" by open-up the treble range and "tighten" the bass and low mids...?

 

There's a huge difference in sound from my Denon receiver and my cheap mp3 player.

 

With my receiver, I can easily hear the short-comings in this very inexpensive set of phones as nice as they sound for the price. With my mp3 player, I rather like it because it's a good combination of masking each others' shortcomings for a sound that's tolerable with longer listening periods with decent sound quality.

 

Which I guess really doesn't answer your question!

 

So it really depends on the quality of the files in your portable and how high quality the components are in your home system. If you're one who believes/thinks that there is no sound differences in changing components - then no.

 

Maybe I'll have to think about this answer more.

 

What's your portable and what home system do you have or are wanting to compare?


Edited by charmerci - 7/29/13 at 8:52am
post #1251 of 1392
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Originally Posted by Darknet View Post

Well thats ok the cost isnt my primary concern since they arent too expensive to begin with. Just too impatient for shipping and i figured since I was going to nyc for vacation might as well.

Main issue is if they don't have it in store in going to have to buy it online anyways lol
I bought mine in store, so they should have them unless they sold out. They also have a large selection to try.
post #1252 of 1392
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Originally Posted by 77Pat View Post

I bought mine in store, so they should have them unless they sold out. They also have a large selection to try.

Yup got the black one yesterday or uh... 2 days ago i guess... Lol time differences in ny and california...

Time to just let them burn in for a while. Though the only other closed headphone i have to compare is a dynamat modded mdr 1r... Which really isnt fair given that it costs like 8x more lol
post #1253 of 1392

If anyone is interested, I put a couple of the K518DJ pads up for sale in the Head-Fi classifieds section.  They are practically new.

 

http://www.head-fi.org/t/675458/original-new-replacement-earpad-for-akg-k518dj-leather-ear-pad-jvc-ha-s400

post #1254 of 1392

hmm so has anyone tried doing an open backed mod for these? I'm tempted to since these aren't getting much head time with my other headphones so not much to loose really but I don't really have experience in these things.

post #1255 of 1392

Hi guys - thinking of ordering these today. Can anyone please comment on S400's leakage and isolation? I will be using them in the library and work a lot, so leakage is important to me. Thanks!

post #1256 of 1392

For on-ear, I think they are pretty good at "normal" listening levels.

post #1257 of 1392
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Originally Posted by WideBoy View Post

For on-ear, I think they are pretty good at "normal" listening levels.


Thanks. Normal would be at 50-70%?

post #1258 of 1392

Yes, that is if you can get a good seal. I have mine on my desk right now hooked up to my ipod with the ear pads pressed together at 75% and they are drowned out by the air conditioning. :) I would say they may be slightly better at isolation than leakage.

post #1259 of 1392

Cheers, I'll order these today and see how it goes.

post #1260 of 1392
Just got mine yesterday, pretty good for £20!
Has made me curious about the s500 , are they much better?
Also how does the top hinge hold up? Seems like a weak point to me.
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