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post #1036 of 2285

For now.

Like I said, I think I would like a thicker pad that gives just 2 or 3 mm distance between ear and driver, but I don't know if such a pad exists.  Also, I don't want to keep switching pads for testing purposes. This is sounding pretty sweet right now and without fatigue. Huge bass without fatigue is a real first for me, so I am happy.

 

Jazz also sounds just excellent on these.

I noticed in some of those slides in Japanese that someone posted somewhere indicated that part of the design behind this was to make it sound like you were in listening in a smallish, live environment. It ruins some genres, but I can see what they were going for when listening to jazz.

 

Anyway, my total system now, including the pads as the final touch, really work together. I don't feel the need to bother researching or trying out other stuff right now. These phones by themselves are definitely a lump of coal that takes some serious refinement to make into a usable diamond.

Too bad for the guys that didn't take the time or effort to do so and just sold them off.

 

With that, I will definitely have to disagree with you and say that these are NOT specific to hip hop.

post #1037 of 2285
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Originally Posted by nipponbiki View Post
 

For now.

Like I said, I think I would like a thicker pad that gives just 2 or 3 mm distance between ear and driver, but I don't know if such a pad exists.  Also, I don't want to keep switching pads for testing purposes. This is sounding pretty sweet right now and without fatigue. Huge bass without fatigue is a real first for me, so I am happy.

 

Jazz also sounds just excellent on these.

I noticed in some of those slides in Japanese that someone posted somewhere indicated that part of the design behind this was to make it sound like you were in listening in a smallish, live environment. It ruins some genres, but I can see what they were going for when listening to jazz.

 

Anyway, my total system now, including the pads as the final touch, really work together. I don't feel the need to bother researching or trying out other stuff right now. These phones by themselves are definitely a lump of coal that takes some serious refinement to make into a usable diamond.

Too bad for the guys that didn't take the time or effort to do so and just sold them off.

 

With that, I will definitely have to disagree with you and say that these are NOT specific to hip hop.

 

Amen.

Jazz....very intimate music that sounds epic on these.

I'm the guy that puts up the original engineer quotes about simulating floor speakers as a goal and thereby a club enviroment and explains the "Live Beat" market tag on these.

 

I also feel bad for folks who sold these off.

 

$250 bucks for hard shelled dual driver cannons with a rubber band eq line you can pull and bend on??

These are diamonds in the rough.

I quite enjoyed polishing mine up.

Enjoyed it very much indeed.

post #1038 of 2285
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Originally Posted by Hawaiibadboy View Post

Amen.
Jazz....very intimate music that sounds epic on these.
I'm the guy that puts up the original engineer quotes about simulating floor speakers as a goal and thereby a club enviroment and explains the "Live Beat" market tag on these.

I also feel bad for folks who sold these off.

$250 bucks for hard shelled dual driver cannons with a rubber band eq line you can pull and bend on??
These are diamonds in the rough.
I quite enjoyed polishing mine up.
Enjoyed it very much indeed.
I have an old hockey jersey I might try to sell to get these. Anyone heard of Jimmy Needham. I love listening to his hymes session album in my cans.
Edited by NewWaveAudio - 6/1/14 at 12:59am
post #1039 of 2285
I love the stock pads, very comfy and of high quality. Isolation is good too. I cant understand how ppl exchange them for some cheap HM5 pads. Yuck.
post #1040 of 2285
After much lurking I've finally decided to purchase a pair of these, are these still the go to cans for the price or has anything better come out? Also I know next to nothing about amps but I'm assuming it would be wise to get one along with these cans, anyone got any good recommendations for a affordable portable amp?
post #1041 of 2285

I wonder if any cans with better bass will ever be released again after JVC inevitably cancels the product. Perhaps we should all buy multiple backups and stick them in the attic? Sigh.

post #1042 of 2285
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Originally Posted by makavellithadon View Post

After much lurking I've finally decided to purchase a pair of these, are these still the go to cans for the price or has anything better come out? Also I know next to nothing about amps but I'm assuming it would be wise to get one along with these cans, anyone got any good recommendations for a affordable portable amp?

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Originally Posted by Stereolab42 View Post

I wonder if any cans with better bass will ever be released again after JVC inevitably cancels the product. Perhaps we should all buy multiple backups and stick them in the attic? Sigh.
well... I think jvc has seen a ton of new customers as of late for the sz2000's thanks to Hawaii... And what do you mean by affordable? I'd have to suggest the fiio e12 for 120$, or the objective 2 if you don't mind that its a bit bigger and doesn't have built in bass boost... The objective 2 will be cleaner and more analytical, but is about the size of a paperback Harry Potter book. The e12 is a lot smaller from my understanding.
Edited by DisCHORDDubstep - 6/1/14 at 12:50pm
post #1043 of 2285


In Europe, they are still on sale. Maybe they were only discontinued in the US.

post #1044 of 2285
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Originally Posted by pietcux View Post


In Europe, they are still on sale. Maybe they were only discontinued in the US.
he said WHEN they discontinue it (which I don't think they will... Jvc hasn't been known to make good business decisions even if it will get them more money... I think they have a dead monkey as their marketing head.)
post #1045 of 2285
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Originally Posted by Stereolab42 View Post
 

I wonder if any cans with better bass will ever be released again after JVC inevitably cancels the product. Perhaps we should all buy multiple backups and stick them in the attic? Sigh.

 

I have been giving this some serious consideration since I think they are selling backstock and the Head-Fi effect is causing purchases by folks who lurk.

I am probably going to get a 2nd set.

post #1046 of 2285

Has it been actually released in Europe (rather than available via Japanese sellers)? I thought it was only "released" in Japan... thankfully in the days of internet shopping there's not much difference.

 

Given the technical abilities of these headphones, I think that a re-tune and new pads will really make these real contenders in the busy headphones marketplace. I wonder if these will ever be released in other markets.

post #1047 of 2285
Yes it has been released in europe. i got mine from a german dealer for 250 Euro. Amazon germany also has them in stock. Pad change is unneccessary, stock pads are great, this is just a typical head-fi thing. Ppl here like modding their stuff with unpredictable outcomes. However EQ is recommended.
post #1048 of 2285
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Originally Posted by bizkid View Post

Yes it has been released in europe. i got mine from a german dealer for 250 Euro. Amazon germany also has them in stock. Pad change is unneccessary, stock pads are great, this is just a typical head-fi thing. Ppl here like modding their stuff with unpredictable outcomes. However EQ is recommended.

 

You mean the horrific stock pads that jam the drivers right up against your ears and leave large gaps between your head and the pads that you can stick a finger through? Right...

post #1049 of 2285
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Originally Posted by Stereolab42 View Post

You mean the horrific stock pads that jam the drivers right up against your ears and leave large gaps between your head and the pads that you can stick a finger through? Right...

I dont have these problems.
post #1050 of 2285
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Originally Posted by Stereolab42 View Post
 

 

You mean the horrific stock pads that jam the drivers right up against your ears and leave large gaps between your head and the pads that you can stick a finger through? Right...

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