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post #271 of 820

Much like the S400's they really didn't sound great out of the box, but i will have them playing for the next few days to see what happens. After about 10 hours they sound much better, but the bass is still really boomy and the highs need some help.

post #272 of 820

I received mine today. They seem a bit muffled right now, but i'll wait for the brain burn-in..

post #273 of 820
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Originally Posted by yay101 View Post
 

Much like the S400's they really didn't sound great out of the box, but i will have them playing for the next few days to see what happens. After about 10 hours they sound much better, but the bass is still really boomy and the highs need some help.

 

Give it another 40 and difference will be clear as a sunny day in the Bahamas. ;) 

 

Mine have opened up hugely now, and sound absolutely awesome with my new FiiO X3 playing FLAC Trance!

post #274 of 820
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Much like the S400's they really didn't sound great out of the box, but i will have them playing for the next few days to see what happens. After about 10 hours they sound much better, but the bass is still really boomy and the highs need some help.


Are you using the burn-in procedure in the first post? Playing music won't be as effective.

Highs will clear up a little, but still remain subdued.

post #275 of 820
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Are you using the burn-in procedure in the first post? Playing music won't be as effective.

Highs will clear up a little, but still remain subdued.

 

Music does the same thing, just takes longer.

 

Also, its preferable if lossless content is used and any compressed files are avoided.

post #276 of 820

Just playing music through them at "slightly higher than comfortable" volume when im not wearing them from my Flac collection. It's weird, some songs sound AS GOOD as my M50's, then other songs the Mid Bass just loses its **** and bleeds all over the place. Then other songs the entire lower range is just boomey.


Edited by yay101 - 1/15/14 at 6:12am
post #277 of 820
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Just playing music through them at "slightly higher than comfortable" volume when im not wearing them from my Flac collection. It's weird, some songs sound AS GOOD as my M50's, then other songs the Mid Bass just loses its **** and bleeds all over the place. Then other songs the entire lower range is just boomey.


It will take much longer to complete the burn-in, you may end up losing your patience and being disappointed.

post #278 of 820

Don'y worry, they are my only set for the next month so i don't really have an option to give up haha.

post #279 of 820
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Don'y worry, they are my only set for the next month so i don't really have an option to give up haha.

 

Lol, the month will fly by and you wont need any other sets of headphones after because you'll be hopelessly in love with the S680.

post #280 of 820
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Lol, the month will fly by and you wont need any other sets of headphones after because you'll be hopelessly in love with the S680.


So would you say the treble is still subdued somewhat after burn-in or do they really open up to a balanced frequency response?

Have you ever heard the S-500 in comparison?

post #281 of 820
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So would you say the treble is still subdued somewhat after burn-in or do they really open up to a balanced frequency response?

Have you ever heard the S-500 in comparison?

 

Well since I got my FiiO X3 on Monday, I've been using the S680 with them and the treble has definitely gotten stronger and more sparkly. Saying that though I am easily past 40 hours listening time.

 

Haven't had a chance to compare S500 and S680 directly yet but from what I can conjure up from memory the S680 are more defined with better resolution and imaging. Not to mention the massively improved comfort.

post #282 of 820

They are worlds better today, Supremacy by Muse suddenly sounds energetic and accurate, Matt's voice is hair raising as it should be and the drums aren't as boomy as they were. In other genres trumpets and sax also sound much more lifelike today much MORE shrill like they should be, not boring and missing the entire higher range. That's not to say they are now annoying bright. Just much nicer.

post #283 of 820
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Originally Posted by Lifted Andreas View Post
 

 

Well since I got my FiiO X3 on Monday, I've been using the S680 with them and the treble has definitely gotten stronger and more sparkly. Saying that though I am easily past 40 hours listening time.

 

Haven't had a chance to compare S500 and S680 directly yet but from what I can conjure up from memory the S680 are more defined with better resolution and imaging. Not to mention the massively improved comfort.


Sounds good, thanks for your impressions mate.

post #284 of 820
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Originally Posted by yay101 View Post
 

They are worlds better today, Supremacy by Muse suddenly sounds energetic and accurate, Matt's voice is hair raising as it should be and the drums aren't as boomy as they were. In other genres trumpets and sax also sound much more lifelike today much MORE shrill like they should be, not boring and missing the entire higher range. That's not to say they are now annoying bright. Just much nicer.


Much appreciated, thanks.

post #285 of 820
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Sounds good, thanks for your impressions mate.

Also I can just feel the boominess fading away to create a nice tight bass with plenty of control and impact.
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