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post #1096 of 1380
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Originally Posted by Kukyo View Post
 

My SZ2k might live to see another day, we're checking with a friend if we can "fix" them (since they're still working, but not all that good). Otherwise, i think i can afford a pair of SZ1k's...

 Mine should arrive tomorrow **fingers crossed**

I'll give a quick compare with the 2000

post #1097 of 1380
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Originally Posted by kswo View Post

Quick question for you SZ2000 owners. My SZ2000s are on the way from Japan. Right now all I have is a ASUS Xonar DG soundcard and an Onkyo TX-5000 receiver from 1979.

I have two weeks to find a nice amp.

I think I'll be fine using the DAC in the Xonar- but I'm fairly sure the amp in the Xonar/TX-5000 will not be enough. The TX-5000 drives the **** out of my RP DH1200s, and HAM55x but that's not saying much. 

I'm looking for bass that will make me deaf.





I see the E12 pop up all over this thread. I like that the E12 is mobile, and fairly cheap. Does the E12 (850mW, unless I'm looking at the wrong figure) really have enough juice to FULLY power the SZ2000 (spec sheet says it can handle up to 1500mW).. or is there something even better sub $200? 

Mobility isn't a must for me but it would be nice to take these on the go. From the videos I saw HBB post, the E12 seems like plenty. Thoughts?

I know you want mobile so that said I'd be interested to hear what you think of them out of that vintage Onkyo. I'll bet the bass will be epic.........
post #1098 of 1380
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Originally Posted by Oregonian View Post


I know you want mobile so that said I'd be interested to hear what you think of them out of that vintage Onkyo. I'll bet the bass will be epic.........

This Onkyo has been passed down to me in my family- it bangs floor speakers quite well. 

 

I'll definitely upload a 'paper test' video using the Onkyo once I get them. The Onkyo drives the RP DH1200s to the point where it becomes painful to listen to them, DH1200s take a lot of power before they start clipping. It clips the HA-M55x at 25% volume but that's quite easy. Since this thread is about the SZ2000s i'm out of here until mine arrive. Thanks for all of the advice guys!


Edited by kswo - 6/12/14 at 10:51am
post #1099 of 1380
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Originally Posted by Hawaiibadboy View Post
 

 

Different strokes for different folks!

Welcome to the fam!

Thanks! I bought them on your recommendation and I have to say the bass is glorious. I am actually surprised at how well the rest of the sound spectrum sounds on these cans too. The mids and highs are actually pretty damned good. Very surprising how good the sound is out of this sub $300 headphone. I'd recommend them to any real bass head. 

 

These are my portable headphones now, on the go. I own a Pandora Hope VI and HD650s currently and the JVC HA-SZ2000 stack up pretty well. No, they aren't as good as the Hope VI's (better transparency, better soundstage, much better mids) or the HD650s but they are the best headphones I have heard under $400 (i've owned and sold DT880, Nad Viso HP50, and listened to countless others). I am very happy with them.

 

Bass wise, I think they are about equal to the Signature DJs which is quite a compliment. Yes, the HA-SZ2000's sub bass is much boomier and goes lower than the Sig Djs but I find the Sig DJ's bass overall a bit punchier and more controlled. I like them equally well. Sig DJs are $900 headphones though so the fact that HA-SZ2000's bass is as good is pretty impressive. Both are the best bass I've heard out of a headphone for sure. 


Edited by pachoo5 - 6/12/14 at 10:45am
post #1100 of 1380
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Originally Posted by pachoo5 View Post

Thanks! I bought them on your recommendation and I have to say the bass is glorious. I am actually surprised at how well the rest of the sound spectrum sounds on these cans too. The mids and highs are actually pretty damned good. Very surprising how good the sound is out of this sub $300 headphone. I'd recommend them to any real bass head. 

These are my portable headphones now, on the go. I own a Pandora Hope VI and HD650s currently and the JVC HA-SZ2000 stack up pretty well. No, they aren't as good as the Hope VI's (better transparency, better soundstage, much better mids) or the HD650s but they are the best headphones I have heard under $400 (i've owned and sold DT880, Nad Viso HP50, and listened to countless others). I am very happy with them.

Bass wise, I think they are about equal to the Signature DJs which is quite a compliment. Yes, the HA-SZ2000's sub bass is much boomier and goes lower than the Sig Djs but I find the Sig DJ's bass overall a bit punchier and more controlled. I like them equally well. Sig DJs are $900 headphones though so the fact that HA-SZ2000's bass is as good is pretty impressive. Both are the best bass I've heard out of a headphone for sure. 

Yeah, I picked up my SZ2000 off the back of HBB's enthusiasm, and like yourself, was very pleasantly surprised.

The bass on the SZ2000 when EQ'd up is biblical in its size, texture and hit for sure and reading how these cans are engineered using the Kelton method, usually used in floor speakers, certainly gives confidence that these cans were exceptionally designed to produce amazing bass, which they deliver on smily_headphones1.gif


Can anyone recommend some earpads to replace the SZ2000 stock ones? I've been reliably informed that Beyer pads fit, but is there any particular type that works particularly well? Thanks in advance smily_headphones1.gif
Edited by cb3723 - 6/12/14 at 11:17am
post #1101 of 1380
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Originally Posted by cb3723 View Post


Yeah, I picked up my SZ2000 off the back of HBB's enthusiasm, and like yourself, was very pleasantly surprised.

The bass on the SZ2000 when EQ'd up is biblical in its size, texture and hit for sure and reading how these cans are engineered using the Kelton method, usually used in floor speakers, certainly gives confidence that these cans were exceptionally designed to produce amazing bass, which they deliver on smily_headphones1.gif
 
 

Can anyone recommend some earpads to replace the SZ2000 stock ones? I've been reliably informed that Beyer pads fit, but is there any particular type that works particularly well? Thanks in advance smily_headphones1.gif

 

All I know is that when I get the SZ1000s I will definitely try my spare Alpha Pads from MrSpeakers....

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All I know is that when I get the SZ1000s I will definitely try my spare Alpha Pads from MrSpeakers....

Oh, I think I've read somewhere that the Alphas work very well, but I'll hold off till you try them out - please do inform your opinion of how well the Alpha pads work if you would be so kind? cool.gif

Thanks in advance smily_headphones1.gif
post #1103 of 1380

Oh god I love the look of high end JVC's- all JVC's for that matter. I'm still not sure where I'd ever come up with the kind of spare scratch that would allow me to buy a pair of SZ2000's.

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Here are Golden Ear measurements of the SZ1000

 

http://en.goldenears.net/index.php?mid=GR_Headphones&document_srl=46357

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Originally Posted by cb3723 View Post


Oh, I think I've read somewhere that the Alphas work very well, but I'll hold off till you try them out - please do inform your opinion of how well the Alpha pads work if you would be so kind? cool.gif

Thanks in advance smily_headphones1.gif

 

Will do buddy.

 

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Originally Posted by pietcux View Post
 

Here are Golden Ear measurements of the SZ1000

 

http://en.goldenears.net/index.php?mid=GR_Headphones&document_srl=46357

 

Hmmm... interesting, seems to be more "mid-bass" oriented... wonder if they had good seal from the earpads when measuring.

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I know that the alpha pads work well for some, but for me they didn't work that well. First of all the fitting was a bit loose, which meant that it wasn't that isolated. Second of all, because those pads are SO thick, when I put the JVC+Alphas on my head, i felt like it is really stretching the headband and I was worried it might damage it in the long run. Thirdly, the sound seemed to me a bit darker (with more muffled highs), and these are already very dark headphones.

 

Perhaps some of these issues could be solved with cutting some bits off the alphas, but  I didn't want to do this because i'm using them on my Mad Dogs...

 

The HM5 pads seem to work best for me, both in terms of sound and excellent isolation. http://www.mp4nation.net/brainwavz-earphones/brainwavz-hm5-spare-earpad-1pc

post #1107 of 1380
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Originally Posted by intlsubband View Post
 

I know that the alpha pads work well for some, but for me they didn't work that well. First of all the fitting was a bit loose, which meant that it wasn't that isolated. Second of all, because those pads are SO thick, when I put the JVC+Alphas on my head, i felt like it is really stretching the headband and I was worried it might damage it in the long run. Thirdly, the sound seemed to me a bit darker (with more muffled highs), and these are already very dark headphones.

 

Perhaps some of these issues could be solved with cutting some bits off the alphas, but  I didn't want to do this because i'm using them on my Mad Dogs...

 

The HM5 pads seem to work best for me, both in terms of sound and excellent isolation. http://www.mp4nation.net/brainwavz-earphones/brainwavz-hm5-spare-earpad-1pc

@cb3723

 

Trust this man :D

 

Go HM5 

post #1108 of 1380
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Originally Posted by gelocks View Post
 

 

Will do buddy.

 

 

Hmmm... interesting, seems to be more "mid-bass" oriented... wonder if they had good seal from the earpads when measuring.

 

 

 

That mid hump is unique. I'm hoping to get my 1000 today!!:D

post #1109 of 1380
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Originally Posted by cb3723 View Post


Oh, I think I've read somewhere that the Alphas work very well, but I'll hold off till you try them out - please do inform your opinion of how well the Alpha pads work if you would be so kind? cool.gif

Thanks in advance smily_headphones1.gif


Post #434  http://www.head-fi.org/t/716711/the-best-bass-headphones-are-the-extreme-bass-club/420

post #1110 of 1380

That's where I read about the Alpha pads!

I've a terrible memory - thanks for pointing out your original post smily_headphones1.gif

Those Alphas you pictured look mighty meaty for sure and I notice you mention you had to make some fitting adjustments.

I'm pretty ham fisted when it comes to most things like minor mods and would likely destroy both pads quicker than HBB drops the bass - lol biggrin.gif

HBB's highly recommended the HA5 pads - I hope they're mod free and just a straight swap over confused_face_2.gif

I did scour the net on the look out for anywhere that sold replacement MR77x pads, which HBB uses but couldn't find anywhere even JVC UK site.

Does anyone know if ULTRASONE DJ1 earpads fit on the SZ2000's?
http://www.hifiheadphones.co.uk/ultrasone-replacement-leatherette-earpads-in-black-ult41102-prodid-4166.html

At 97mm outer diameter the ULTRASONE pads are slightly undersized, but just by 3mm, so I'm thinking they would still fit with slight stretching.

Only reason I ask is I can't find a UK source for the HA5 pads frown.gif
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