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post #391 of 995
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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?

 

Unfortunately, I'm not familiar with any of them.

 

I strongly recommend purchasing any Sabre-based DAC, here is the cheapest one at 49$ shipped:

http://hifimediy.com/index.php?route=product/product&path=62&product_id=83

 

It's perfectly neutral and very resolving.

post #392 of 995

I'm surprised by how much these cans are growing on me. Initially, I thought I'd never get used to them and would have to forever EQ them to get at least some enjoyment out of them. But, at this point, I'm almost fully used to how they sound un-EQd.

 

Do I like them as much as the CAL? I wouldn't say so. But they make an OK companion to them.

 

The S680 have become my go-to when listening to bright, harsh-sounding recordings; albums mixed in mono; and albums that fall into the rap and electronic genres. They fare well with some rock and metal but, IMO, not much of it. This is unfortunate for me since I listen primarily to stuff that falls into the rock genre. I do, however, listen to electronic at some point every day and, from time to time, rap so I do have a use for these 'phones. If you listen to rock and metal I wouldn't recommend these cans; if you listen to rap and electronic, these should appeal to you.

 

In a while I'll be using them to watch the movie Drive. That should be interesting . . .

 

By the way: they no longer cause me discomfort. I stretched the headband a bit by placing a few thick books in between the cups and leaving it like that for a few hours. If you, like me, have a big head and they cause you discomfort, I recommend you try that. It worked wonders for me.

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I strongly recommend purchasing any Sabre-based DAC, here is the cheapest one at 49$ shipped:

http://hifimediy.com/index.php?route=product/product&path=62&product_id=83

 

It's perfectly neutral and very resolving.


Hmm. That kind of USB DAC is not really an option for me right now, as I use my current DAC for the PS3 & XB360 that also lives on my desktop. (PC & game consoles -> toslink switch -> DAC/headphone combo -> Audioengine N22 amp for my speakerf setup). But maybe in the future I'll upgrade DACs and then we'll see.
Anyway, I got a note this morning saying that the S680s are shipped from the US - now the wait begins (and hopefully it'll slip past customs) ;)
post #394 of 995
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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?

 

it did, i think it must have been the volume was too low its the only thing i changed put it back up and al good again

post #395 of 995
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I'm surprised by how much these cans are growing on me. Initially, I thought I'd never get used to them and would have to forever EQ them to get at least some enjoyment out of them. But, at this point, I'm almost fully used to how they sound un-EQd.

 

Do I like them as much as the CAL? I wouldn't say so. But they make an OK companion to them.

 

The S680 have become my go-to when listening to bright, harsh-sounding recordings; albums mixed in mono; and albums that fall into the rap and electronic genres. They fare well with some rock and metal but, IMO, not much of it. This is unfortunate for me since I listen primarily to stuff that falls into the rock genre. I do, however, listen to electronic at some point every day and, from time to time, rap so I do have a use for these 'phones. If you listen to rock and metal I wouldn't recommend these cans; if you listen to rap and electronic, these should appeal to you.

 

In a while I'll be using them to watch the movie Drive. That should be interesting . . .

 

By the way: they no longer cause me discomfort. I stretched the headband a bit by placing a few thick books in between the cups and leaving it like that for a few hours. If you, like me, have a big head and they cause you discomfort, I recommend you try that. It worked wonders for me.

 

Thats the stage that I call "completion of brain burn-in".

 

Things will only get better from here. They'll keep improving for many hours to come, regardless of the initial burn-in procedures. ;)


Edited by Lifted Andreas - 1/27/14 at 3:39am
post #396 of 995

Which headphones look like this JVC sound of far more like 680?

post #397 of 995
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Which headphones look like this JVC sound of far more like 680?


Can you please rephrase the question?

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Which headset is similar to the JVC 680? Excuse me, I'm Italian :bigsmile_face:

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Been a fan of the 500 and now the 680.  Here is my customized 680. 

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Been a fan of the 500 and now the 680.  Here is my customized 680. 


I AM NOT WORTHY!!! v ... oh that custom mod is nice as well.  : P

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Been a fan of the 500 and now the 680.  Here is my customized 680. 


Wow--great customization job.

 

Do you prefer the 680 to the 500? Seems most people do.

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Which headset is similar to the JVC 680? Excuse me, I'm Italian bigsmile_face.gif

Lol, the S680 is one of a kind.

There are no copies or lookalikes.
Edited by Lifted Andreas - 1/28/14 at 1:17am
post #404 of 995
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Which headset is similar to the JVC 680? Excuse me, I'm Italian :bigsmile_face:


Why do you want to know if any are similar to it? The 680 is phucking cheap.

post #405 of 995

To understand what can be similar to my CAL or resembles, qualitatively speaking, for a 770 or other headphones ...
Too bad for the halls is not too big ...

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