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.
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?....
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?
This seller is good? The price is good?
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???
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
Just signed up to say that thanks to you enthusiastic guys in this thread, I've put down an order for a S680
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.
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?