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JVC Victor Head-band Portable Headphones | HA-S500-B Black (Japanese Import)
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|Dimensions||3.46 inches x 7.76 inches x 7.09 inches||3.46 inches x 7.76 inches x 7.09 inches||0.13 inches x 3.23 inches x 7.48 inches||9.4 inches x 8 inches x 3 inches|
|Item Weight||0.37 pounds||0.37 pounds||Information not provided||0.29 pounds|
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So here are some things you need to know quickly:
1. These sound best with the sennheiser velour pads that can be worn on the hd-25 headphones.
They are a HUGE nuisance to get on, because there are cords on both sides of the headphone, and they are a very tight fit which is good int he long run, but be patient. They increase the midrange and transparency on the headphone, which is good, as these are a somewhat v-shaped headphone with a fun sound signature.
2. These require a bit of burn in to sound their best, I recommend at least 100 hrs with various types of music and white/pink noise.
3. There are also other pads available from ebay, such as the Audio Technica Pleathers, and china imports, I found they change the sound some, but not as much as the velours, but they are more comfortable. See the head fi thread as there's plenty of talk about those.
ACCESSORIES: Doesn't come with much, basically just the headphone no case or anything, but they fold up pretty small and fort he price you can't really complain.
COMFORT: It's okay, the clamping force is a little high, but using the velours helps a lot, not a lot of sound leak on these. They are definitely not uncomfortable. I;d place them as average in comfort.Read more ›
Everything I heard was true.
They do have Great bass for and only $40+ (at the time) pair of portables.
Loud with an Ipod or Phone...yes.
Comfortable...not for me.
I asked my wife if I have large ears, and she says yes, so this might not be an issue for others?
I saw a review on youtube, and the reviewer looks to have average ears, and he says cups are not that comfortable as well though.
I think the produce a very powerful sound, while the midrange (for me) need eq work to sound good on certain genres.
Luckily my Ipod Classic has a vocal curve that works ok for this, but I prefer not have to use the cheap EQ on a portable.
I didnt find Kenny G and his sax very engaging as the sound was so closed in, the same was true for electronic music.
Rap music and Hip Hop sound fantastic on these and rival and even best the original Beats phones IMO, but cost so much less.
JVC makes phones with more bass than these, but for most bass-heads this will be plenty, esp with a portable or desktop phones amp.
I didnt remove any stars for the closed in sound-stage, as these are an over ear closed portable,and I havent hear many that do better.
I do believe these are durable,,and very portable with their multi-folding style
Short summary V shaped signature which can be easily eq'd to cater to your own desires. Tight punchy bass(due to the carbon nanotubes) on par with headphones that have a 100$ premium on the price of these. Easily driven. Exceptionally high build quality given the price yet again.
Only a few cons and not much of cons if you are a sensible logical practical person. Burn in required to have noticeable sound quality increase is ~500hrs and apparently to be fully burnt in its ~1000hrs. Mine seem to have gotten great around 800. Again this is a con to some but IMO again rephrasing sensibility, logicality, practicality wise you are obviously going use these more than 1000 hrs throughout its lifetime so consider the burn in more of a journey of how your relationship with these started. Some on forums even say the sound quality still changes 1-2 years after ownership, i have to agree ive owned these for almost a year i wanna say the bass gets a bit less punchy as they get more use(my theory is the carbon nano tubes are just getting softer/less dense over time) though IMO it makes the bass sound more realistic and reasonable. When they are freshly broken in the bass can be a bit over animated/too punchy and responsive over time they tend to blend in to the total sound. Non removable cable that is split not a cable that only goes into one side. Most likely in order to reduce the price which again is negligible when considering the product as a whole and what you're really getting.Read more ›
Most Recent Customer Reviews
These are quite simply some of the best headphones, even at triple the cost, that I have ever owned. The quality simply cannot be overstated. Read morePublished 1 month ago by Jim B.
These have a fantastic sound quality to my ears - they are great for working / playing with a laptop, and very good (albeit maybe heavy) for phone use as well. Read morePublished 2 months ago by Andrew Leonard
The frame cracked and the coating protecting the metal is peeling off, I have had these headphones for a few years now.Published 3 months ago by 123
I'm writing this review because having this for a full 11 months and it has finally kicked the bucket, I put it on today and discovered a bad connection on the left ear. Read morePublished 8 months ago by Eric
I bought these a long time ago and they still workgreat! The quality is really nice and sturdy definitely holds up. Read morePublished 18 months ago by Ted
The sound is good. Definitely a step up from a pair of cheap $20 earbuds. However, the wire-from-each-headphone had a tendency to tangle. Read morePublished 19 months ago by Jabbathewut
If there were six stars I would give these it. The bass is deep and crisp. The highs are equally good. I prefer these over any crap Beats you can get.Published 19 months ago by Papfam
Sound quality is excellent, very nice bass, deep, without being muddy. Fit is nice, looks are nice and conservative. Read morePublished 21 months ago by harold sandridge