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post #346 of 1429
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Originally Posted by rickdohc View Post


keep us updated Please!

 

Sure thing, but I'm enjoying these so much I won't be burning them in.

 

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Originally Posted by Doc-holliday View Post


Great to hear on the 400. If you could PM me or post on here what method you used to remove the glue holding the S500 drivers into the plastic grill I would appreciate it. I am thinking if the S400 works out the way I want it to, I will start playing around with modding my S500 again and prolly put the drivers in a closed full size. I already tried an open set and Im firmly leaning toward keeping these closed as they were designed.
Thanks.
Doc


I used the smallest/thinnest slot screwdriver I could find and stabbed my way around the driver. That and also a lot of glue scrapping using the same screwdriver.

 

Just need to be patient and take your time with it. Once you've gotten around 1/3rd to half of the driver free from the glue you should be able to pry it out with the tips of your fingers.

 

Don't be like me, I ended up banging up the driver plate(consider it pseudo destroyed) and slipping a few times with the screwdriver, stabbed deep on the tip of one of my finger.

Right between the flesh and finger nail.

post #347 of 1429
Thanks. I started on one driver with the same method but aborted to avoid damage (to my fingers as well I made the same mistake, ouch!).

Okay well i'm gunna pick up an exacto or razor blade and cut that glue first then give it a go when I get around to it. Thanks.
post #348 of 1429

Okay, I'm impressed. You guys was RIGHT. The sound from these little 30mm drivers are awesome and that's with ZERO burn in. I don't think these need burn in at all. 

Played some Hardstyle and right now I'm listen to Master P's Ghetto D album and it sounds great. It's taking everything I'm throwing at it, and transferring them to my ears beautifully. 

I'm definitely going to order the S500 and all those extra pads in the next hour.

 

The plugs is exactly was I was looking for too. It fits my nexus with a very recessed jack. This is the first headphone I got that didn't need an adapter.

 

post #349 of 1429
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Originally Posted by RoMee View Post

Okay, I'm impressed. You guys was RIGHT. The sound from these little 30mm drivers are awesome and that's with ZERO burn in. I don't think these need burn in at all. 

Played some Hardstyle and right now I'm listen to Master P's Ghetto D album and it sounds great. It's taking everything I'm throwing at it, and transferring them to my ears beautifully. 

I'm definitely going to order the S500 and all those extra pads in the next hour.

 

The plugs is exactly was I was looking for too. It fits my nexus with a very recessed jack. This is the first headphone I got that didn't need an adapter.

 

 

PHEEEWWWWW !!!  MAAAANN.. I am really happy that you liked them man.. i told you friend, they are BETTER than the HTF600. 


So whe got a new member of the NCT Shark Club

 

Welcome RoMee!!

 

 

 

See Romee at tha back?  thats a happy SharkRomee after having a delicius dinner of NanoCarbon Tubes!!  YEA!

 

 

PD:  So no clasical music at the fire place while siping some tea  !!?!?!!?!  beerchug.gif


Edited by rickdohc - 10/8/12 at 1:43pm
post #350 of 1429
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Originally Posted by rickdohc View Post

 

PHEEEWWWWW !!!  MAAAANN.. I am really happy that you liked them man.. i told you friend, they are BETTER than the HTF600. 


So whe got a new member of the NCT Shark Club

 

Welcome RoMee!!

 

 

See Romee at tha back?  thats a happy SharkRomee after having a delicius dinner of NanoCarbon Tubes!!  YEA!

PD:  So no clasical music at the fire place while siping some tea  !!?!?!!?!  beerchug.gif

 

No I still have my senheisers so classical music, tea and monocle is still in the plan. But not for these JVC. 

 

I've decided to return the CAL! and buy the S500. I can't wait for the AKG pads to get here.


Edited by RoMee - 10/8/12 at 1:51pm
post #351 of 1429
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Originally Posted by RoMee View Post

 

No I still have my senheisers so classical music, tea and monocle is still in the plan. But not for these JVC. 

 

I've decided to return the CAL! and buy the S500. I can't wait for the AKG pads to get here.

 

Man,  Can you give us you impressions on the Cal's compared to the S400?  I suppose its the price?


Edited by rickdohc - 10/8/12 at 1:55pm
post #352 of 1429
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Man,  Can you give us you impressions on the Cal's compared to the S400?  I suppose its the price?

I don't even have it yet. I ordered it the same day I ordered the S400. It should be here sometime this week.

I might just refuse the package and get my money back, but if  temptation kick in and I do decide to keep the CAL! than sure, I can write a quick impression.

I suspect the CAL! might have a bigger punch in the bass department but I'll be surprise if it sound as good as the S400. 

I'll let you know in a few days

post #353 of 1429

...o.k. guys been a lurker on these threads for quite awhile...you guys are doing a great job on these reviews and I have kept pace on the cheapies jvc's especially...I love the ha-fx40 nanotubes but I do agree it takes an inordinate amount of time to break these in...now here's my question...

 

I am loving the looks of those ha-s400 (white's) guys and everything seems to be positive so far...sooo....does anyone think these would be an upgrade to the HD-681 superluxes?...hadn't used them in awhile and I know they are two different styles of headphones but I love the way they sound...however they are not really that sensitive and the 70ft cord is cumbersome...I use a clip+ direct and I love the portability it provides...if someone could provide their opinion it would be much appreciated...and again I love reading these threads...you all do a great job of exposing us to all of this great new stuff...thanks!

post #354 of 1429
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...o.k. guys been a lurker on these threads for quite awhile...you guys are doing a great job on these reviews and I have kept pace on the cheapies jvc's especially...I love the ha-fx40 nanotubes but I do agree it takes an inordinate amount of time to break these in...now here's my question...

 

I am loving the looks of those ha-s400 (white's) guys and everything seems to be positive so far...sooo....does anyone think these would be an upgrade to the HD-681 superluxes?...hadn't used them in awhile and I know they are two different styles of headphones but I love the way they sound...however they are not really that sensitive and the 70ft cord is cumbersome...I use a clip+ direct and I love the portability it provides...if someone could provide their opinion it would be much appreciated...and again I love reading these threads...you all do a great job of exposing us to all of this great new stuff...thanks!

WoW buddy you are in luck, cuz I own both the HD681F and HD668B superluxes. I'll tell you one thing, these carbon nanotubes owns these superluxes in instrument separation, clarity, bass and over-all versatility. The soundstage is bigger on the HD668Bs and HD681Fs though compared to my HA-S500s, and is crazy nice with acoustic/ alternative music, but this has to do with the size of those phones. This is the only advantage the superluxes has over my S500s. The S500s destroys them in almost everything, and since the S400s are so similar in sound signature, I have no doubts that it's gonna be wayyy better than HD681F's.

 

I don't even touch my superluxes any more, cuz my S500s are so comfy and crazy sounding. As I have said before even my FX40s with the carbon nanotube tech has already ruined my superluxes for me, thanks Dsnuts!!!  angry_face.gif beerchug.gif 

post #355 of 1429
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WoW buddy you are in luck, cuz I own both the HD681F and HD668B superluxes. I'll tell you one thing, these carbon nanotubes owns these superluxes in instrument separation, clarity, bass and over-all versatility. The soundstage is bigger on the HD668Bs and HD681Fs though compared to my HA-S500s, and is crazy nice with acoustic/ alternative music, but this has to do with the size of those phones. This is the only advantage the superluxes has over my S500s. The S500s destroys them in almost everything, and since the S400s are so similar in sound signature, I have no doubts that it's gonna be wayyy better than HD681F's.

 

I don't even touch my superluxes any more, cuz my S500s are so comfy and crazy sounding. As I have said before even my FX40s with the carbon nanotube tech has already ruined my superluxes for me, thanks Dsnuts!!!  angry_face.gifbeerchug.gif


....thanks a ton sf...really appreciate the quick reply!!...I also have the 668B's but like the 681's more...I am just wondering whether the higher sensitivity of the jvcs will take some of the volume strain off of my clip+ v.s. the 681 which I think is 98db...I totally agree with you on the fx40...I have probably 150+ hours and I still don't think they are broken in...still quite a bit of sibilance...however I am on the run and listen primarily to eac/lame mp3's and that could contribute to some of the sibilance...it wasn't going to take much to push me over the edge on these but you've really given me the nudge that I needed...you getting the white's or black's sf?...sorry, love the white's...and thanks again to everyone who gives insanely detailed info on all of these phones including the master of my financial plunge down the headphone chasm...Dsnuts (LOL)...thanks again swf and if you have anything else to share please keep it coming...now it's just a matter of finding the right source to purchase from!!!...

post #356 of 1429
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Originally Posted by jwong View Post

Anyone try the Sennheiser velours on the S400? 

 

I currently have Senn velours, ATH velours and ATH pleathers. I liked the Senn velours on the S500, but I've moved to the ATH pleather on there now. Just wondering what musical pad chairs to play with when the S400 shows up (without buying any more pads). happy_face1.gif

 

Didn't like any velours, but you may. My 2nd favorite were the ATH pleathers. #1 by far was the K81DJ / K518DJ's. Cost is $3.99+ship: http://www.ebay.com/itm/Original-New-Replacement-earpad-For-AKG-K518DJ-Leather-ear-pad-/261079367853?pt=US_Replacement_Parts_Tools&hash=item3cc98b00ad%C2%A0
post #357 of 1429
Thread Starter 
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Originally Posted by Dsnuts View Post

Sure..I am just telling it like I hear it. Nothing more nothing less. But that is just my style. No one believes a $25 headphone can sound great. That is against all force of nature. I will let the others hear them. Hope with some other pads and let them tell it like they hear it..Happy listening fellas.

 

I think the guys that already own the HA-S500 know the potential here. In Ghost's case a full month with these. Smiling every minute I bet. lol. I look forward to what you guys have to say about a cheapo.

 

Yup, smiling every minute two months back when the S500 arrived and then smiling ear to ear the whole of last month with these.

 

post #358 of 1429
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Originally Posted by lmswjm View Post

 

Didn't like any velours, but you may. My 2nd favorite were the ATH pleathers. #1 by far was the K81DJ / K518DJ's. Cost is $3.99+ship:http://www.ebay.com/itm/Original-New-Replacement-earpad-For-AKG-K518DJ-Leather-ear-pad-/261079367853?pt=US_Replacement_Parts_Tools&hash=item3cc98b00ad%C2%A0

 

Just ordered a couple of these.

 

The ATH-pleather arrived, didn't like them on the S400, they did improve the mids on the S500 but then they also lost too much of that lovely deep sub-bass of the original pads on the S500.

So far, all the pads I've tried ain't working out for me, I kept going back to stocks. 

post #359 of 1429
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....thanks a ton sf...really appreciate the quick reply!!...I also have the 668B's but like the 681's more...I am just wondering whether the higher sensitivity of the jvcs will take some of the volume strain off of my clip+ v.s. the 681 which I think is 98db...I totally agree with you on the fx40...I have probably 150+ hours and I still don't think they are broken in...still quite a bit of sibilance...however I am on the run and listen primarily to eac/lame mp3's and that could contribute to some of the sibilance...it wasn't going to take much to push me over the edge on these but you've really given me the nudge that I needed...you getting the white's or black's sf?...sorry, love the white's...and thanks again to everyone who gives insanely detailed info on all of these phones including the master of my financial plunge down the headphone chasm...Dsnuts (LOL)...thanks again swf and if you have anything else to share please keep it coming...now it's just a matter of finding the right source to purchase from!!!...

haha i got 3 sets of these S400s, 2 sexy whites and one black just to mix it up a bit. They should arrive this Wednesday, am so XCITED!!! No worries mate, if my S500s are any indication of the beautiful synergy with my Clip+, this little beast of an mp3 player is gonna drive your S400s masterfully. Wayyy more than enough juice for these carbon nanotube headphones. 

 

Yeah still burning my FX40s in as we speak after I have gotten it for months. ha Gonna beat them till they cry, and since I got my S500s and FXD70s, I can finally burn them to hell and see if those harsh highs/ sibilance will all disappear FOREVER. Fingers crossed.

 

LoL where do you live, if in the states its easy a cake to buy the S400s now, go back a couple of pages there were lots of links to buy. Macmall.com is the best and cheapest: $24.99 and free ship over $25, no brainer deal for these S400s. Happy hunting!!!

post #360 of 1429

You guys are so lucky to have the S400 within 20~25 bucks.

 

I gotta pay marked up retail plus a small premium in EMS shipping.

 

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So my impressions so far on the S400. They're definitely a step down from the S500 in terms of detail and staging, though not by a lot. To me the imaging and clarity is roughly the same.

Subbass presence is less compared to the s500. Treble does not extend as high too. Mids aren't actually forward or recessed but if you compare this to the S500s then I would say the

mids on S400 is slightly on the forward side.

 

Overall, the S400 sounds to my ears like a natural more laidback version of the S500. If the S500 is about fun then the S400 is about relaxation.

 

Verdict? No verdict yet, more listening to go but for now I prefer these over the better S500s.

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