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Originally Posted by shockdoc View Post

Ok, So I've read thru this entire thread once and skimmed it a few times since. Also about 2/3rds of my way thru the S500 thread. Ordered some sweet looking white S400's for the wife for Xmas. Should I go ahead and order some new pads or let her see what she likes? I'm thinking HM5's over the stock pads for comfort and isolation but I'm actually kind of confused after the MANY different views on pads and stuffing and tape and.....LOL

 

ps- Should I burn them in a little bit before letting her listen to them?

 

I think it's fairly unanimous that the hm5 pads make them sound better.  But most importantly, especially since she's a girl, she will surely appreciate the extra comfort the hm5 pads bring.  

post #767 of 1441
The 400 will arrive in a few days time. I hope it lives up to the hype train lol
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Edited by snip3r77 - 12/20/12 at 8:37am
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The 400 will arrive in a few days time. I hope it lives up to the hype train lol
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Got the wife's sexy white S400's and cut a hole in the bottom of the packaging to pull the cable out and start burning them in. LOL They're hidden in the closet with my Nano on full blast. Have to go in there every 8 hours or so and recharge it. Hopefully that will be enough to have them burned in a little by Xmas. Pretty funny as she has been helping me burn in the new ATH AD700's we got for my son to use for gaming for Xmas. Was at Radio Shack last night and the dude was really pushing a cute young thing to buy the Beats for her friend for Xmas. I really wanted to go interrupt him and tell her to go for the Vmodas right next to the Beats but she settled on the Skull Candy's instead.

post #772 of 1441

I have to give thanks to this thread big time. These headphones are giving me way more than i thought can be had for this price my listened has shifted from listening to the gear now to the music were it should have always been. Cant wait to recable these things it going to be sick!very_evil_smiley.gif

post #773 of 1441

My friend and I just received the S400,

 

Burning in now, casual listening as of now. 50hrs enough for any serious listening?

( I'd loop it for 2 days with deadmau5 )

post #774 of 1441

I personally didn't notice an improvement on burn-in with my s400's, but that is just me.  Still think they sound excellent, just didn't see a marked change after 50 hours of play time.

post #775 of 1441

hi, can someone please recommend me stores to buy this item in orlandi, new york or miami?

thanks in advance.

post #776 of 1441

Anybody compared the S400/S500 to the RX500? Which is supposed to be a better sounding model(or a higher-end model)?

 

I am assuming all these models can be run directly from portable devices unamped.

 

Thanks.

post #777 of 1441
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Originally Posted by BeyerFan View Post

Anybody compared the S400/S500 to the RX500? Which is supposed to be a better sounding model(or a higher-end model)?

 

I am assuming all these models can be run directly from portable devices unamped.

 

Thanks.

 

RX500 better, nah!  Higher end, nah!

post #778 of 1441
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RX500 better, nah!  Higher end, nah!

 

Okay, I guess the S-series (S400, S500) are better sounding designs than the RX-series (RX500, RX700 etc.) and play at a higher league.

 

Cheers.

post #779 of 1441

I have a suggestion to supplement the TP mod. I know many of tried it and the effects are well documented on this thread but i feel TP has a property that isn't idea for what members here are using it for. It seems to deflect sound every were adjusting the sound sig in a way that some find bad others good. Why not use a relatively sonically transparent material like a thin cloth i think the material used in panty-hose would make for a much better stuffing material than TP. Its used alot in IEM mods for make shift filters because it doesn't cut the sound characteristic of the IEM and its very soft and cheap to come by and should make the stuffing easier to do plus it should be more comfortable.

post #780 of 1441

I don't know who invented it but I saw a post on the akg testio thread a suggestion to use the "Q-tip mod"

So since I have been using the Stock pads for maximum bass,

I decided to use the Q-tip mod because my "brown paper" mod was deflating and loosing its padding.

The Q-tip mod had done wonders to the comfort of the stock pad,

and it has increased the distance and area.

I still have the paper inside but may take it out to compare.

The change in sound is very noticeable with a larger soundstage and the already forward mids slightly more recessed. 

It is now spooky how the sounds are so large, yet it is also too bassy with the tape mod it is literally pounding my ears deep like a 50mm can.

 

The main point I wanted to convey is the excellent "Q-Tip Mod" for making the stock pads more comfortable and springy.

I use 2 Q-tips per cup curved inside the inner pads like the paper mod.


Edited by Maxx134 - 12/23/12 at 4:59pm
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