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post #1351 of 1496
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The red one sounds better - due to better quality control in Japan.

But the others versions don't suck right? I mean, they still outperform most headphones in their price range?

post #1352 of 1496
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But the others versions don't suck right? I mean, they still outperform most headphones in their price range?


Sure, but the red ones are even better - as they are made for the Japanese market, and others for export to gaijins.

post #1353 of 1496
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Sure, but the red ones are even better - as they are made for the Japanese market, and others for export to gaijins.

Well, I should have the black/gold one tomorrow. I don't expect amazing sound, just something decent that can please while I save up for far more expensive headphones.

post #1354 of 1496
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Well, I'm astounded!  My Brainwavz pads have just arrived and I put them on on top of the AKG K81DJ pads that I had already replaced the stock ones with and these are now unbelievably better!  A clear, open treble now, with maybe just a slight lack in the bottom end - quite the reverse to what they were previously.  If you read my previous posts on my disappointment of these cans, I can hardly believe the transformation they have undergone now, along with the damping mod inside the housing.  Also, they are supremely comfortable with all that padding on and look pretty cool as well!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

I had to mod my sz2000 to get the **** off my ear but the bass is ******* epic. EPIC.

 

The cnt drivers are worth the hassle....JVC needs to line up some final approval guys and shoot em'...wtf??

 

ANyway...you guys are going ghetto mod all over these things...love it...subbed :D

post #1355 of 1496
I've just recently give these another go after much time away and I can say that as stock, they sound pretty bad. With the HM5 pads, they are much, much better in every way, better soundstage and overall tone. They become really quite good for the price. However, if you need any sort of realistic presentation of acoustic sounds, I would say look elsewhere. If most of what you listen to is electronic based sounds, you'll be fine for the price.
post #1356 of 1496
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All the models except the red one are made in China. The red one is made in Japan.

You could've had it for 42$ shipped, your prices sound too high.

http://www.ebay.com/itm/JVC-Victor-Stereo-headphone-HA-S400-R-/110944135582

 

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The red one sounds better - due to better quality control in Japan.

 

Pics of that said red headphone that says "Made in Japan" or this is BS.

post #1357 of 1496

Now listening to them. Not impressed by them, but not disappointed either. 

 

Just how 30 euro cans should sound. But I have like 5 minutes burn in on them, wonder how they will sound after 300+ hours.

post #1358 of 1496

I noticed one thing about them though... 

 

If the drivers are directly to your ears, you get a lot of bass, but the treble kind of subdued. If you push them slightly forward your ears, they sound more clear, but at the same time they have less bass and are more distant sounding.

post #1359 of 1496

What I do notice though, is if there are a lot of instruments and voices playing at the same time, the headphone seems to not be able to handle it, and it gets all kind of messy.

post #1360 of 1496
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What I do notice though, is if there are a lot of instruments and voices playing at the same time, the headphone seems to not be able to handle it, and it gets all kind of messy.

I don't have these cans but I have jvc cnt drivers. Are you amping these?

post #1361 of 1496
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I don't have these cans but I have jvc cnt drivers. Are you amping these?

No, straight from my laptop.

 

Vocals sound crunchy though when they're the only thing playing.

post #1362 of 1496
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No, straight from my laptop.

 

Vocals sound crunchy though when they're the only thing playing.

I dunno what effect the cnt coated drivers has besides delaying distortion but mine seem to open up under amp. My sz2000 sound like **** on my ipod classic but with my amp and Cowon it's Thunder God. 

post #1363 of 1496
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I dunno what effect the cnt coated drivers has besides delaying distortion but mine seem to open up under amp. My sz2000 sound like **** on my ipod classic but with my amp and Cowon it's Thunder God. 

Well, mine don't sound like s**t from my laptop. It's just that they sound too claustrophobic.

 

Treble, vocals and bass sound really good though.

post #1364 of 1496

Some people were saying they had a laid back signature. Well, definitely not with my pair. They're forward in your face sounding.

post #1365 of 1496

I hope they'll get better instrument separation with burn in, and that they'll sound more naturel. Because I can hear a lot of potential from these vocals bass and treble.

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