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post #376 of 995

I feel I like it more if I keep the headphone at some millimeters from my ears...in this case the bass is less and the sound is more balanced but the headphone is not more closed!

 

Maybe a tweak (or a substitution) of the earpads?

post #377 of 995
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Originally Posted by hifi25nl View Post
 

I feel I like it more if I keep the headphone at some millimeters from my ears...in this case the bass is less and the sound is more balanced but the headphone is not more closed!

 

Maybe a tweak (or a substitution) of the earpads?


You mean you are trying to keep the drivers further from the ears? You can try stuffing the pads with paper towels.

Haven't tried myself, so please report the effect.

post #378 of 995

Normally if you press the earpads against your ears with both hands the bass is improved. The opposite is to keep the earpads a few millimeters from ears . Yes, the driver will be a little further than before, but this is not the point. The real reason for bass equalization is that some air will pass between the earpads and ears. I understand that the bass can be different from person to person, depends on your head...more tight more bass less tight less bass.

 

I think that the driver of this headphone is very good. Sweet highs, incredible 3D effect for a headphone, strong bass. However it was designed for "extra bass". A tweaking could improve it. Maybe sponge earpads?....

post #379 of 995

$68.79 from "Ace Japan".

 

http://www.amazon.com/gp/offer-listing/B00FS0DFTK

 

I'm wondering if these will be an upgrade to Takstar Pro 80

post #380 of 995
Couple of my colleagues in work noticed i had another pair of new headphones today and naturally wanted to try them out, both really liked the sound, both smilling ear to ear while listening to "the best headphones ever" with a comment of i could never spend that much on a pair of headphones, how much were they. When i pointed out they were only about £30 (£50) posted i think we have a couple of new converts
post #381 of 995
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Originally Posted by michaelgordon View Post

Couple of my colleagues in work noticed i had another pair of new headphones today and naturally wanted to try them out, both really liked the sound, both smilling ear to ear while listening to "the best headphones ever" with a comment of i could never spend that much on a pair of headphones, how much were they. When i pointed out they were only about £30 (£50) posted i think we have a couple of new converts

 

Great!

 

So the problem in http://www.head-fi.org/t/690493/the-jvc-ha-s680-s400s-and-s500s-big-brother-is-here/345#post_10190988 went away?

post #382 of 995
Boys in short, how they sound compared to these JVC HA-S500??
I have owned the 500 but they were too dark and much less defined and linear CALs ... I resold ...
Give me some advice for choosing.
PS: where can I buy eventually I live in Italy ... thanks ...

 

This seller is good? The price is good?

http://www.ebay.it/itm/NEW-Victor-JVC-HA-S680-R-Red-color-Outdoor-type-Headphone-Carbon-Nanotube-F-S-/271332332176

 

At the same price there is Denon Ah-D1100...is better or worse than the JVC 680? The denon has a 50mm driver.
PS: the headphones I use only at home ... with FiiO e10 ...

 

And the JVC HA-S800????? Same driver???


Edited by andreamang - 1/24/14 at 5:20am
post #383 of 995
It is not the same driver, but if the S500 was too dark for you do NOT buy the S680.
post #384 of 995

How's 680 compared to 500?? What changes have made?

post #385 of 995
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How's 680 compared to 500?? What changes have made?


S680 are less V-shaped, have better imaging, larger soundstage and are much more comfortable.

post #386 of 995
Best 680 or Denon 1100 seconds you?
Where to buy to ship in Italy?
Thank you for everything ...
post #387 of 995
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Best 680 or Denon 1100 seconds you?
Where to buy to ship in Italy?
Thank you for everything ...


I doubt anybody here owns both.

BTW, Denons are around the ear, S680 is on-ear for most people.

See the links in the first post.

 

If you are going to buy S680, I strongly recommend purchasing any Sabre-based DAC with it, E10 may make it too warm.

Here is the cheapest one: http://hifimediy.com/index.php?route=product/product&path=62&product_id=83

post #388 of 995

Just signed up to say that thanks to you enthusiastic guys in this thread, I've put down an order for a S680 :D

 

The S500 have been keeping my head warm throughout the winter season so far, lack of comfort notwithstanding.

Looking forward to check these out as I have both the S400 & S500 - and I really quite like the S500. Aside from the way it feels slightly too big (headband) for my presumably small head or the way it clamps when I've got my glasses on - which is most of the time.

 

Though, I sort of wish the S680s could've kept more of the visual style the "little brothers" had going on. Sure, it shares color scheme with the S400 but I really liked the shape of those two had as well. Looked good on the head when out and about. :) 

post #389 of 995
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Originally Posted by Ji-L87 View Post
 

Just signed up to say that thanks to you enthusiastic guys in this thread, I've put down an order for a S680 :D

...

 

What source do you use? Warm ones don't pair too well with S680

post #390 of 995
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What source do you use? Warm ones don't pair too well with S680


I've got a Sony Walkman A818 & A865 for portable use, and a chinese SMSL DAC/headphone amp combo for desktop use. I think the Sonys are considered warm?


Edited by Ji-L87 - 1/24/14 at 4:04pm
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