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post #1411 of 1441

Hey guys, I'm having a problem with the S400. The earcups on both side that can swing from left to right, are very loose right now, which makes the imaging qualities very bad when I listen to music.

 

Is there any way I can make them more sturdy?

post #1412 of 1441
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Originally Posted by dakanao View Post
 

Hey guys, I'm having a problem with the S400. The earcups on both side that can swing from left to right, are very loose right now, which makes the imaging qualities very bad when I listen to music.

 

Is there any way I can make them more sturdy?


Did you see if tightening the screws inside the headband helped? If they're solid, try unscrewing them and looking inside.

post #1413 of 1441

Has anyone here ever done an A-B Comparison between these and the MEElec HT-21's (preferably the new 2nd Gen edition which was just released recently)?

 

I am thinking about getting either one or the other ... But then again, maybe I should just get BOTH, and decide for myself  :confused_face_2:

post #1414 of 1441
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Originally Posted by Louis8ball View Post
 

Has anyone here ever done an A-B Comparison between these and the MEElec HT-21's (preferably the new 2nd Gen edition which was just released recently)?

 

I am thinking about getting either one or the other ... But then again, maybe I should just get BOTH, and decide for myself  :confused_face_2:

I don't know about the MEElec's, but I know about the S400.

 

Here is my opinion on them:

 

They sound FANTASTIC, if you get the AKG K81 pads for them, remove the dust filter in the pads and make the hole in the pads bigger by extending them with your fingers.

 

I've tried out many things to make them sound at their best, and this is my final attempt.

 

I'm not exagereting here, but they have more clarity in this setting than the Philips X1 with onboard audio.

post #1415 of 1441

I ordered the S400 now too, I'm really curious how these hold up to the hype. Unfortunately, the S500 is not available in my country. How different do they sound to the S400?

post #1416 of 1441

Alright, got them now and gotta say I am kinda disappointed. They're pretty boomy and muddy in the low end and have almost no treble sparkle. Does burn in change that? I also tried K518/K81 pads on them and they only became muddier!

post #1417 of 1441
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Originally Posted by SSSN View Post
 

Alright, got them now and gotta say I am kinda disappointed. They're pretty boomy and muddy in the low end and have almost no treble sparkle. Does burn in change that? I also tried K518/K81 pads on them and they only became muddier!


Burn-in definitely helps.

Leave them on for 200 hours.

post #1418 of 1441
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Originally Posted by SSSN View Post
 

Alright, got them now and gotta say I am kinda disappointed. They're pretty boomy and muddy in the low end and have almost no treble sparkle. Does burn in change that? I also tried K518/K81 pads on them and they only became muddier!

As BenF said, burn them in for about 200 hours.

 

Mine sounded horrible as well in the beginning.

 

Oh, and one more thing. You need to cut a hole in the K81 dust pads, and extend them with your fingers so the hole in the pads become bigger.

post #1419 of 1441

Alright, I cut the holes into the dust filter, but they sill sound much worse. I prefer the stock. I will burn them in and then check again

post #1420 of 1441

After trying out many of these mods I finally found a way to really enjoy these: by removing the shiny plastic rings from behind the cups three little holes open up and release that congested sound I was hearing before. The shouty mids are gone and it sounds a little more airy, but now they don't look as nice as they used to be.

post #1421 of 1441
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Originally Posted by Whylost View Post
 

After trying out many of these mods I finally found a way to really enjoy these: by removing the shiny plastic rings from behind the cups three little holes open up and release that congested sound I was hearing before. The shouty mids are gone and it sounds a little more airy, but now they don't look as nice as they used to be.

How did you remove them?

post #1422 of 1441

I've used a screwdriver to pull it from the sides. I knew the damage would be unrepairable but I don't regret it.

post #1423 of 1441

Are any fake S400?

I`m looking to buy an white one to my sister.

(Or maybe the black/red one, if you say that they tend to get dirty)


Edited by altrunox - 7/24/14 at 4:15pm
post #1424 of 1441
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Originally Posted by Louis8ball View Post
 

Has anyone here ever done an A-B Comparison between these and the MEElec HT-21's (preferably the new 2nd Gen edition which was just released recently)?

 

I am thinking about getting either one or the other ... But then again, maybe I should just get BOTH, and decide for myself  :confused_face_2:

 

I have the HT21's and didn't really like the sound. They sound very thin and muffled, IMO, and they have that closed can honky-ness in the mids that I can't stand. I am not a fan of forward mids (in the vocal range), so some people may like them.

 

I ended up with the HA-S600's, which are listed as having carbon diaphragms, but I can't tell if they also have the nanotube drivers. They sound pretty good IMO, if you like a darker treble (I do). The best way to describe their sound would probably be "smooth", or "laid back" across the spectrum. I go to them if I am having ear fatigue from some of my other cans. :P  Anyone know if they use the same drivers as the 400 series?


Edited by cam94z28 - 8/17/14 at 11:57pm
post #1425 of 1441
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Originally Posted by cam94z28 View Post

I have the HT21's and didn't really like the sound. They sound very thin and muffled, IMO, and they have that closed can honky-ness in the mids that I can't stand. I am not a fan of forward mids (in the vocal range), so some people may like them.

I ended up with the HA-S600's, which are listed as having carbon diaphragms, but I can't tell if they also have the nanotube drivers. They sound pretty good IMO, if you like a darker treble (I do). The best way to describe their sound would probably be "smooth", or "laid back" across the spectrum. I go to them if I am having ear fatigue from some of my other cans. :P The problem with the S600's is that they are ported, so the bass gets farty, and generally sounds bad below the tuning frequency. Anyone know if they use the same drivers as the 400 series?
the s600s are no where near the s4/500s, completely different drivers and such.
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