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Oh oh, I didnt think of that!
Looks like Ill B ordering new AKG pads now!
Dam I was so carried away lol

Stuffed AKG pads sounds amazing with these S400s, not so much with the S500s but it still sound wonderful in their own way, just not enough bass when the AKG pads are used with the S500s. But for folks that want a "flat" balanced sound with tight/ lean bass on their S500s man these AKG pads are crazy HD and fast. Pad tuning never sounded so good and easy on both of these JVCs but you just have to know your sound preference.

 

@rick, glad that you are hearing what i am hearing on these stuff pad/ tape mods. It is subtle in sound change but makes a pretty big difference for me in the overall enjoyment of these CNT cans.  beerchug.gif 

post #572 of 1437
Can someone link where to buy the AKG pads?
post #573 of 1437
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Can someone link where to buy the AKG pads?


There you go: http://www.ebay.com/itm/Original-New-Replacement-earpad-For-AKG-K518DJ-Leather-ear-pad-/261110634277?pt=US_Replacement_Parts_Tools&hash=item3ccb681725

post #574 of 1437
thank you! Are they on ear or over ear?
post #575 of 1437
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thank you! Are they on ear or over ear?


Same as the stock pads, which sadly is on-ear but the AKG pads are more rounded with more stuffing which makes them more comfy than stock pads. :(

post #576 of 1437

I received my S400s today and my first impressions after 7 hours of MAX volume burn-in:

 

 

 

1000

 

I like the big, round bass.  But coming from the JVC FXT90s IEMs, I feel that that the treble is subdued.  The bass is full and round on these and I like that.  But its a tad much compared to the top end.

 

However I turned on treble boost on my ipod touch and I got something close to my IDEAL sound signature: full, punchy bass that extends its warmth a little into the low mids and a treble that is alive and sizzling but not center stage.  This sound signature is PURE FUN!  It reminds me of the PX100.

 

After EQ I can tell the treble is quite capable, very detailed and textured, and fast.  Can't wait to see how they are after more burn-in.  These are very dynamic cans.  Classical guitar sounds really great on them and so does acoustic band music, and electronic.  Vocals are GREAT.

 

I am more than satisfied for $30.  It's sure a lot better than the ATH M50s were ($110), and I like this signature better than the FA-003's ($160).

I think some people might say this headphone has "bass bleeding into the mids" but my experience is that this is almost always a good thing.  The high bass/low mids accentuate the body of strings and vocals.  I would rather call it "an enveloping warmth" - the S400s are a very warm-sounding headphone.


Edited by Hayang - 11/5/12 at 10:29pm
post #577 of 1437

Hi there Hayang.  Yes, you will feel the need of treble if your comming from iems like the FXT90 and even the FXD,  IMO is the less "treble heavy" phone of all of this CNT family.
 

post #578 of 1437
How big are the S400's compared to the M50's??
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How big are the S400's compared to the M50's??


i'd like to know this as well - thinking about this, the m50s, or the beyer custom one pros as a set of portables

post #580 of 1437

The S400 is on ear and the M50 is over ear, that means the M50 is bigger

post #581 of 1437
http://www.amazon.com/JVC-HAS400W-Nanotube-Headband-Headphones/dp/B008P8EXJI/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1352236376&sr=8-1&keywords=jvc+ha+s400 These are the correct headphones, right? It's just they're a lot cheaper than the Japanese import ones and it says neodymium magnets which I didn't think was right. Just looking for some reassurance wink.gif. Also, anyone have any experience with finding a case/carry pouch to go with the s400/500s?
Edited by adman164 - 11/6/12 at 1:41pm
post #582 of 1437
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http://www.amazon.com/JVC-HAS400W-Nanotube-Headband-Headphones/dp/B008P8EXJI/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1352236376&sr=8-1&keywords=jvc+ha+s400 These are the correct headphones, right? It's just they're a lot cheaper than the Japanese import ones and it says neodymium magnets which I didn't think was right. Just looking for some reassurance wink.gif. Also, anyone have any experience with finding a case/carry pouch to go with the s400/500s?

 

 

yes!

 

i bought mine from Gadgets4life

post #583 of 1437

Hayang, your picture makes the HA-S400/500 look almost like the M50's but with smaller cups. haha

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yes!
OK thanks, it's nice to know for certain.
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i bought mine from Gadgets4life
You mean a case or your headphones?
post #585 of 1437
Thread Starter 
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http://www.amazon.com/JVC-HAS400W-Nanotube-Headband-Headphones/dp/B008P8EXJI/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1352236376&sr=8-1&keywords=jvc+ha+s400 These are the correct headphones, right? It's just they're a lot cheaper than the Japanese import ones and it says neodymium magnets which I didn't think was right. Just looking for some reassurance wink.gif. Also, anyone have any experience with finding a case/carry pouch to go with the s400/500s?

 

I've got 3 of these : http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=251176748900

 

A little tight but the S400 and S500 will fit nicely into these case without bouncing around should you shake it. 

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