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post #121 of 840
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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?


S500 is more "fun" than S400 due to a more V-shaped signature.

S680 is more "fun" than S400 due to improved bass, treble and soundstage. "Improved" doesn't necessarily mean that there is more bass and treble, just that they are better.

 

So yes, I would say they are a perfect combination of S400 and S500 - plus much better comfort.

post #122 of 840

Okay, I pulled the trigger and bought one from an Amazon seller. :cool:

 

Now the wait begins...

post #123 of 840

I think I will buy these! 

 

I guess the pads are the same as on HA-S600? If so, they should be really  comfy for average-sized ears. In fact I couldn't say that even my XB500s are more comfy than S600s. Don't get me wrong, these both cans are comfy as heck, but being extremely rigorous, XB500s have kinda bulky - loose fit due too it's huge pads, while S600s sits very secure (yet not stressing your skull lol), so you can't possibly wear them wrong as there is no "free play" and no SQ dependancy on cups pressure, meaning these is only one (and proper) way to wear them (The opposite example would be HD228, that thing was a nightmare in terms of number of ways you could wear them and unintentionally alter the sound. And if the shape of your L/R ears differs abit, it makes it even worse). Unless you have very big ears that is, I can't test that.  :D 


Edited by SmOgER - 12/17/13 at 1:37am
post #124 of 840

Can anyone compare the S680s to the Panasonic HTF600s? I know there's a price discrepancy, but they seem fairly comparable in both build/design and SQ.

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Can anyone compare the S680s to the Panasonic HTF600s? I know there's a price discrepancy, but they seem fairly comparable in both build/design and SQ.


Panasonic is often reported as colored and veiled - JVC isn't.

Panasonic has a "basshead" bass - there is a lot of it, it isn't tight and bleeds into the mids.

post #126 of 840
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Panasonic is often reported as colored and veiled - JVC isn't.

Panasonic has a "basshead" bass - there is a lot of it, it isn't tight and bleeds into the mids.

Have you personally heard the HTF600? 

post #127 of 840
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Have you personally heard the HTF600? 


No, they are not what I'm looking for.

Not interested in 20$ headphones that sound like 100$ ones, very much interested in 100$ headphones that sound like 200-300$ ones.

 

See Panasonic's reviews here- they are quite informative:

http://www.head-fi.org/products/panasonic-rp-htf600-s-step-monitor/reviews


Edited by BenF - 12/17/13 at 9:18am
post #128 of 840

Are the HA-S680s your second-favourite 'phone, BenF? I see in your profile you have 'em listed right after the HE-400s.

post #129 of 840
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Are the HA-S680s your second-favourite 'phone, BenF? I see in your profile you have 'em listed right after the HE-400s.


They sure are.

And bang-for-the-back wise, they are #1.

post #130 of 840
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No, they are not what I'm looking for.
Not interested in 20$ headphones that sound like 100$ ones, very much interested in 100$ headphones that sound like 200-300$ ones.

See Panasonic's reviews here- they are quite informative:
http://www.head-fi.org/products/panasonic-rp-htf600-s-step-monitor/reviews

Well if you haven't heard them, don't comment. I own them and find the bass to be very present yet tight. It doesn't bleed or muddy up any of the other frequencies. Many of the same comments used to describe the S680s are also used to describe the HTF600s.

And if you're shopping on Amazon, there is only a $20 difference between the prices of these two cans, which in all honestly will probably shrink after the "newness" of the S680 wears off.

So I'll ask again: has anyone personally heard both the Panasonic HTF600 and JVC S680?
post #131 of 840
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So I'll ask again: has anyone personally heard both the Panasonic HTF600 and JVC S680?

 

And I'll ask: has anyone personally heard both the CAL! and JVC HA-S680?

post #132 of 840
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Are the HA-S680s your second-favourite 'phone, BenF? I see in your profile you have 'em listed right after the HE-400s.


They sure are.

And bang-for-the-back wise, they are #1.


Awesome.

 

I'll probably definitely be getting them, and in white (I may actually buy a white Clip+ to match with them; I need a new Clip+ anyway since the clip on my last one broke, so . . .). I'm just waiting a few more opinions to appear. I don't have much money to blow so I've gotta be careful with how I spend my money.

post #133 of 840

Edit: double post.

post #134 of 840
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Well if you haven't heard them, don't comment. I own them and find the bass to be very present yet tight. It doesn't bleed or muddy up any of the other frequencies. Many of the same comments used to describe the S680s are also used to describe the HTF600s.

And if you're shopping on Amazon, there is only a $20 difference between the prices of these two cans, which in all honestly will probably shrink after the "newness" of the S680 wears off.

So I'll ask again: has anyone personally heard both the Panasonic HTF600 and JVC S680?

 

The only reason why RP-HTF600-S cost 50$ at Amazon right now, is because Amazon ran out of stock. They'll be back to the their natural 25-35$ range soon enough.

 

 

They are not in the same price category.

RP-HTF600-S is a very well known and respected headphone, but there is a reason why it's so cheap.

I'm sure they can swing with most cans under 100$, but S680 aims a lot higher.

post #135 of 840
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Awesome.

 

I'll probably definitely be getting them, and in white (I may actually buy a white Clip+ to match with them; I need a new Clip+ anyway since the clip on my last one broke, so . . .). I'm just waiting a few more opinions to appear. I don't have much money to blow so I've gotta be careful with how I spend my money.


Here is a second opinion:

http://www.head-fi.org/t/690493/the-jvc-ha-s680-s400s-and-s500s-big-brother-is-here/75#post_10054263

http://www.head-fi.org/t/690493/the-jvc-ha-s680-s400s-and-s500s-big-brother-is-here/75#post_10054585

 

We'll probably see more next week, as more people will get their packages from the eBay seller.

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