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post #466 of 839

Any experience buying from Japan Premium over Amazon to the UK? Any customs charges, how long did it take etc

post #467 of 839
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Not the ones in English:

https://www.buysmartjapan.com/index.php/en-us/product-index-K0000579832-f27b3c0a8003b3d890c1f7ee2e50986c.html

 

60-65$ shipped worldwide.

Great site.
How much time does it take the package to arrive in Italy??

post #468 of 839
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Great site.
How much time does it take the package to arrive in Italy??

2-3 weeks

post #469 of 839

Thanks!!!

So according to you is better than the 500??

post #470 of 839
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Thanks!!!

So according to you is better than the 500??

I only own S400, and S680 is much better.

Other users seemed to like S680 over S500.

post #471 of 839

I was just playing with these last Sunday before I bought other JVC's.

If I knew they were such a pain to get I woulda grabbed some and shipped some off to ya'll:atsmile:

post #472 of 839
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Thanks!!!

So according to you is better than the 500??


Dude, just get 'em already and judge for yourself. If you don't like 'em you'll have no problem selling 'em to someone here. Them being Japanese-exclusive is enough to make them highly collectable and easy to re-sell. Heck, even if they were universally acknowledged as sounding like crap people would still buy 'em simply for being Japanese-exclusive.

post #473 of 839
Ah, do you think the 680 does not sound in the correct mode???
Edited by andreamang - 2/9/14 at 1:41am
post #474 of 839

Do these ever open up? I am at around 48 hours on them and they still sound closed off and incredibly dark. I've heard veiled headphones before, and these wouldn't even qualify as veiled. These are closed off from the midrange on up.

 

I received a pair of $9 philips IEM's on the same day I got my S680 in, and so far I actually prefer the $9 IEM.

post #475 of 839
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Do these ever open up? I am at around 48 hours on them and they still sound closed off and incredibly dark. I've heard veiled headphones before, and these wouldn't even qualify as veiled. These are closed off from the midrange on up.

 

I received a pair of $9 philips IEM's on the same day I got my S680 in, and so far I actually prefer the $9 IEM.


Did you follow the proper burnin procedure in the first post?

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Did you follow the proper burnin procedure in the first post?

 

I mixed using that wav file along with a random playlist, and the occasional video game. Mostly the wav file though.

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I mixed using that wav file along with a random playlist, and the occasional video game. Mostly the wav file though.


Keep burning non-stop with the noise file.

What's your DAC?

post #478 of 839
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Keep burning non-stop with the noise file.

What's your DAC?

 

I'm just using my PC>Receiver>Headphones. That's what I use for burning in headphones. I never turn it off and it doesn't require batteries, so why not use it.

post #479 of 839
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Originally Posted by Duxxy View Post
 

Do these ever open up? I am at around 48 hours on them and they still sound closed off and incredibly dark. I've heard veiled headphones before, and these wouldn't even qualify as veiled. These are closed off from the midrange on up.

 

I received a pair of $9 philips IEM's on the same day I got my S680 in, and so far I actually prefer the $9 IEM.


Mine stayed dark even after burn-in. Some people seem to be fine with that darkness, but it annoys me as it sounds unrealistic and constantly reminds me that I'm wearing 'phones. I never could get used to the darkness so I decided to EQ them. Fortunately, I can enjoy them EQd but my other portable 'phone in the same price range as the 680, the Creative Aurvana Live!, sounds less dark and more refined than the 680. The 680 are a step up from my Koss Portapros, at least, so they are getting used by me (I used to pair my Portapros with my Clip+ but now I pair the 680 with it). But if it were impossible to EQ them, I'd honestly rather listen to Portapros since I just can't concentrate on music when it sounds so darn dark.

 

I'm curious: what colour did you choose? I got the white. I'm thinking there's a slight chance the white ones are more dark than the others due to a manufacturing error or something. I doubt it, but you never know . . .

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I'm just using my PC>Receiver>Headphones. That's what I use for burning in headphones. I never turn it off and it doesn't require batteries, so why not use it.


S680 is a little bit dark, but it has a big soundstage compared to other closed phones, thanks to the "dynamic ports".

They do sound their best through any Sabre-based DAC, using PC's sound card as a DAC may not provide enough resolution for S680 to shine.

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