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post #61 of 801
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The black and white ones are no longer available on eBay, but Amazon keeps gaining new sellers - 11 now.

Black ones on Amazon are 91$ shipped, white ones are 119.5$

 

The red ones are still available on eBay at 81$ shipped:

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

post #62 of 801
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The white ones are re-listed here:

http://www.ebay.com/itm/NEW-Victor-JVC-HA-S680-W-White-color-Outdoor-type-Headphone-Carbon-Nanotube-F-S-/271333864823

 

The black ones are re-listed here:

http://www.ebay.com/itm/NEW-Victor-JVC-HA-S680-B-Black-color-Outdoor-type-Headphone-Carbon-Nanotube-F-S-/281216875091

 

Amazon is up to 12 sellers now, and for the first time the red ones are cheaper there - 78.74$.

Did anyone here buy S680 from Amazon?

post #63 of 801

To those of you who have purchased these, how is the leakage? Is it significant?

I was first thinking of getting the S500s, but from what I've read they leak (maybe not overly so, but still) and I'd like to avoid that if possible.

Essentially I'd like to ride a bus and be able to turn up the volume so that I don't hear the bus and no one hears the music I'm listening to.

post #64 of 801
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Originally Posted by ToJa92 View Post
 

To those of you who have purchased these, how is the leakage? Is it significant?

I was first thinking of getting the S500s, but from what I've read they leak (maybe not overly so, but still) and I'd like to avoid that if possible.

Essentially I'd like to ride a bus and be able to turn up the volume so that I don't hear the bus and no one hears the music I'm listening to.


Leakage is minimal, acceptable for library use.

In order to use on mass transit, you'll probably have to improve isolation by blocking the "dynamic ports" (a.k.a. "bass ports")

post #65 of 801

Thanks BenF. I am a big fan of the S500 + WS55 combo. S500's sound in a circumaural offering is something I've always wanted. Here's hoping the S680 + HM5 combo fits the bill. 


Edited by zeusthunderbolt - 12/3/13 at 11:25am
post #66 of 801
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Thanks BenF. I am a big fan of the S500 + WS55 combo. S500's sound in a circumaural offering is somemething I've always wanted. Here's hoping the S680 + HM5 combo fits the bill. 

 

They will blow your mind!

 

Please don't forget to burn them according to http://www.head-fi.org/t/690493/the-jvc-ha-s680-s400s-and-s500s-big-brother-is-here/45#post_10010223

Carbon nanotubes are very rigid, burn-in is a must!

post #67 of 801

Would these be suitable for gaming? I'm trying to decide on the best balance of good positional audio without sacrificing bass.

post #68 of 801

Can someone that isn't BenF please describe how they sound? There is a lack of diversity in the viewpoints here.

post #69 of 801
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Would these be suitable for gaming? I'm trying to decide on the best balance of good positional audio without sacrificing bass.

Don't have the S680 but do have the S500 and it's great for gaming. I actually kind of prefer an open phone for gaming but the bass is awesome for FPS, etc.

post #70 of 801
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Would these be suitable for gaming? I'm trying to decide on the best balance of good positional audio without sacrificing bass.


I don't use them for gaming, but based on the huge soundstage and great imaging - they should be as good for games as they are for music.

post #71 of 801
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Can someone that isn't BenF please describe how they sound? There is a lack of diversity in the viewpoints here.


I am burning mine in now as we speak. I have had several JVC "nano tube" products before and they all went through moderate to major changes with burn in. To those that say they are a bit "boomy", I have seen all my JVC's bass settle down and tighten up/become more accurate. So be patient. Give them time. Just put 'em in a drawer with your favorite burn in track repeating for a couple of days.

post #72 of 801
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S680 has been on sale in Japan with a 25% discount recently.

Some stores have already reverted back to the original price, e.g. e-earphone:

http://www.e-earphone.jp/shop/shopbrand.html?search=JVC%20HA-S680&prize1=JVC%20HA-S680&sort=brandname&window=top

 

There still are some shops that sell S680 with the discount, you can find them here:

http://kakaku.com/item/J0000010505/

 

I don't know how long till all the stores revert back to the original price, so use this opportunity wisely!

If you don't have a forwarding service for shopping in Japan yet, try these:

http://www.fromjapan.co.jp

http://www.pricejapan.com

post #73 of 801

If I import this from Japan, does it have a standard 1/8" or 1/4" plug?

post #74 of 801
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If I import this from Japan, does it have a standard 1/8" or 1/4" plug?

 

1/8''

post #75 of 801

Exceedingly curious about these given my positive experience with the S500...

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