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post #106 of 801
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I use S680 with ODAC + E12 or NFB-11.32, which are very neutral and don't see any reason to apply EQ. Sounds wonderful as it is.

 



Good to know thanks
post #107 of 801

Why isn't this thread more popular?

post #108 of 801
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Why isn't this thread more popular?


Very few people got their packages yet.

post #109 of 801

Hi all,

 

I currently have a Sony MDR-V6 (for office use) and Audio-Technica ATH-AD900 (for home use), these two are paired with Fiio E11. I want to upgrade my V6 to the ATH-M50 which about the same price as the S680. Is this S680 will be an upgrade to my MDR-V6 to use at work or should I just stick with the well regards M50?

 

I listen to all type of music, just depend on my mood for that day. :)

 

To BenF: You mentioned that you had the ATH-AD900X before. How this S680 compares to the AD900X that you have? 

 

Thank you

post #110 of 801
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Hi all,

 

I currently have a Sony MDR-V6 (for office use) and Audio-Technica ATH-AD900 (for home use), these two are paired with Fiio E11. I want to upgrade my V6 to the ATH-M50 which about the same price as the S680. Is this S680 will be an upgrade to my MDR-V6 to use at work or should I just stick with the well regards M50?

 

I listen to all type of music, just depend on my mood for that day. :)

 

To BenF: You mentioned that you had the ATH-AD900X before. How this S680 compares to the AD900X that you have? 

 

Thank you

 

 

AD900x has larger soundstage and better comfort (around-the-ear vs on-ear)

S680 has much better bass and of course isolates better

 

M50 is too big for office use, people may think you are a giant nerd :wink_face:

post #111 of 801
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Why isn't this thread more popular?

 

Coz not many people have these headphones yet, did you order yours?

 

 

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M50 is too big for office use, people may think you are a giant nerd :wink_face:

 

Hence why I use my IEMs instead of HA-S500, dont wanna look like a massive nerdy music lover lol :p 

 

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BTW my S680 status has now changed to "Shipped" on BuySmartJapan. Thats not a bad turnaround I think, especially during Xmas time. Order was placed and paid for via PayPal on 10-12-2013, today is the 16th and the package is on its way to me. Lets see how long EMS takes... I guess I'll be too optimistic to expect them to arrive this week.

 

The only thing thats annoyed me is that they havent sent out an email with the tracking info or to confirm the change on status of the order.


Edited by Lifted Andreas - 12/16/13 at 3:14am
post #112 of 801
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Why isn't this thread more popular?

 

Coz not many people have these headphones yet, did you order yours?

 

Not yet; waiting for more reviews to appear online.

 

I came across the S680s when looking for S400s. I was going to buy the S400s for portable use, but, if the S680s are as good as people claim, I may instead use my CAL!s with my portable player and use the S680s at my desktop.

 

I'm very interested to see how these compare to the CAL!—a 'phone that's in about the same price bracket as these. I love my CAL!s, but they don't exactly blow my mind . . .

post #113 of 801
Well I am glad to hear they updated the driver to break in 48hrs instead of the 200+ hours for all past nanotube versions including the iems..

I see it is still a 40mm driver and no 50mm driver yet..
Does anyone know if there will be other models coming or just this one?
Would love to see a "over-ear" 50mm model smily_headphones1.gif
Looks like I may have to check these out I hope to see more reviews.

The past models were pretty different,
With the s400 being more mid-centric, and the s500 being a bit v shaped..

So what's the signature of these cans?
post #114 of 801
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The past models were pretty different,
With the s400 being more mid-centric, and the s500 being a bit v shaped..

So what's the signature of these cans?

 

By the power of deduction then these JVCs should be everything we've wanted from a CNT driver headphone!!! :eek::D

post #115 of 801
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Well I am glad to hear they updated the driver to break in 48hrs instead of the 200+ hours for all past nanotube versions including the iems..

I see it is still a 40mm driver and no 50mm driver yet..
Does anyone know if there will be other models coming or just this one?
Would love to see a "over-ear" 50mm model smily_headphones1.gif
Looks like I may have to check these out I hope to see more reviews.

The past models were pretty different,
With the s400 being more mid-centric, and the s500 being a bit v shaped..

So what's the signature of these cans?

you know there're already the HA-SZ2000 and 1000 , right ?

 

http://www3.jvckenwood.com/accessory/sz/

http://www3.jvckenwood.com/accessory/headphone/portable/ha-sz2000/index.html

http://www3.jvckenwood.com/accessory/headphone/portable/ha-sz1000/index.html


Edited by Zelda - 12/16/13 at 10:12am
post #116 of 801
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Originally Posted by Maxx134 View Post

Well I am glad to hear they updated the driver to break in 48hrs instead of the 200+ hours for all past nanotube versions including the iems..

I see it is still a 40mm driver and no 50mm driver yet..
Does anyone know if there will be other models coming or just this one?
Would love to see a "over-ear" 50mm model smily_headphones1.gif
Looks like I may have to check these out I hope to see more reviews.

The past models were pretty different,
With the s400 being more mid-centric, and the s500 being a bit v shaped..

So what's the signature of these cans?


Although they are still on-ear, they are in a different league comfort-wise compared to S400/500.

The signature is balanced like S400, but more fun due to improved bass, treble and soundstage.

post #117 of 801
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What bothers me with HA-SZ2000/1000, is that the 55mm unit is used for just bass, and 95% of the sound is produced by the 30mm unit - it's S400 with a woofer!

And, of course, 4 times the cost of S680...

post #118 of 801
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What bothers me with HA-SZ2000/1000, is that the 55mm unit is used for just bass, and 95% of the sound is produced by the 30mm unit - it's S400 with a woofer!

And, of course, 4 times the cost of S680...


Have you heard the HA-SZ2000 and 1000?

post #119 of 801
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Have you heard the HA-SZ2000 and 1000?

 

No, I don't think they are worth the investment.

They have been available since April, and there is just one short review of them that I could find:

http://passionforsound.wordpress.com/2013/10/22/jvc-ha-sz2000-giki-gills-headphones-mass-review-part-1/

 

From this review, they sound a lot like S680, except that S680 doesn't have "a slight veil over the sound to my ears where the vocals don’t sound like I have the singer actually in front of me".

 

The 55mm unit only works up to 250Hz, from there it's all up to the 30mm unit - same size as S400.

 

They are huge and heavy, not portable like S680/500/400.

I'm sure they sound good for a 250-300$ headphone, but so does S680  :wink_face: 


Edited by BenF - 12/16/13 at 4:46pm
post #120 of 801
Wow I just seen this and didn't know about this huge moster "2000"..

Unfortunately what bothers me is two drivers overlapping each other at what looks like all frequencies albiet attenuated but still probable low level interaction with unknown results of differing phase and reponse and decay, etc.
Anyway it was a good try but I can see the 680 cans easily having more clarity...

I am just wondering how these are to the s500 because that is same size driver and those had a slight v-shape..
So far these are only compared to the s400 which I considered mid-centric..
So are they like both?
Edited by Maxx134 - 12/16/13 at 6:07pm
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