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JVC HA-S500

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Overall 9
9.0

User Review

xkonfuzed, head-fi.org
12 January 2013
  • Summary: TL;DR: If you're looking for a good portable with excellent sound, go buy these now. I said now. Why are you still reading this? I said go buy it!   I would like to start by saying that those can usually be found between $30-$70.   I got mine for $40 and payed $15 for shipping. And trust me when i say, this is one of the best $55 i have spent on audio equipment.    Ever since i got these, i never left the house without them. Ever. They are very convenient and portable.
  • Pros: fun sounding, very detailed, portable, folds up, smooth treble (non-fatiguing), easy to drive.
  • Cons: uncomfortable for long periods of use, some may find them too bassy (i don't), a carrying case would've been nice.
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Overall 9
9.0

User Review

daleb, head-fi.org
1 December 2012
  • Summary: First Impressions:     Well, when I first used these, I used them in the same place I'd expect myself to continue using these, on the go from place to place, and while at places outside the home. When I first plugged them in, I was planning on letting them burn in for 10, 15 minutes, but I couldn't resist and decided to listen less then 5 seconds after starting that process. I pressed random on my music player, and I was greeted with an 8 bit chiptune track.
  • Pros: They sound amazing, especially for the price
  • Cons: Not comfortable enough for a long listening session
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Overall 9
9.0

User Review

TrollDragon, head-fi.org
1 December 2012
  • Summary: Straight out of Japan, not available in North America, why do the Japanese get all the good toys?   I have had these for just over 2 months now and these are my go to portable headphone.   The S500's are light, compact and I personally do not find them uncomfortable. A very soft headband cushion and your run of the mill pleather ear pads that are firm but not uncomfortably so.
  • Pros: Amazing Soung, Very easy to drive.
  • Cons: Uncomfortable for some, Fork swivels can creak at the end of travel, Carying case or bag would have been nice.
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Overall 10
10

User Review

shdl83, head-fi.org
1 December 2012
  • Summary: These are my first pair of cans and straight out of the package they look pretty amazing. When I first put them on I thoroughly enjoyed what i heard. Works well for bluesy songs and there is an emphasis on bass but not incredibly bass heavy by any means. After a few hours of use, they are just getting better and better!
  • Pros: PRICE, awesome sound, is very capable for all songs, dont look half bad
  • Cons: Comfort may be an issue for some (not for me), wish cords were detachable but can't complain for this price
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Overall 9
9.0

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esmBOS, head-fi.org
1 December 2012
  • Summary: I got these straight from Japan via Tenso right as Dsnuts got the hype train rolling last fall. Bought 3 pairs, of which I gave one to a colleague (yes,they are so inexpensive you can just give them away!) and one to my brother in law, and luckily, I kept a pair myself! I have an ongoing love-affair with these headphones! Higher end portables (Sennheiser HD 25-1 II, ATH ES700 etc.
  • Pros: Price! They are basically free! Portability, they fold up really nicely. Bang for buck! Fun sound with slight emphasis on bass!
  • Cons: The black version has been know to chip (wear). Can be uncomfortable during prolonged use.
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Overall 9
9.0

User Review

wburton, head-fi.org
30 November 2012
  • Summary: These babies were great right out of the box, and for the price, I definitely suggest them for anyone on a budget, or just anyone in general!  Sound  The sound on these is great, good bass, smooth mids, but slightly recessed treble. I did a few mods on these: put felt in the cups to tighten the bass and reduce sound leak (which was definitely present), and then I covered two of the bass vents to increase bass.
  • Pros: Sound quality, easy to mod, memory foam headband
  • Cons: Treble is a little recessed, pads are a little hard.
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Overall 10
10

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Lifted Andreas, head-fi.org
30 November 2012
  • Summary: Best value and sounding headphones you'll ever find for EDM. :)   Do not delay, get a pair today!! For $50 you can't go wrong with these.   Carbon Nanotube technology ftw!
  • Pros: Amazing sound, worth much more than they cost. Rugged, fun, and engaging!
  • Cons: Clamp could be a little better.
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Overall 8
8.0

User Review

dallaspage, head-fi.org
30 November 2012
  • Summary: Sounds quality is really god i have to say this. This headphone is undisputed wonderfull :) I wish i can say these words to comfort. But i cant say this. Because pads are killing me and my ears. I dont want to change it but i must i guess.   What is my advise/advice?
  • Pros: Price/Performance rate is awesome
  • Cons: build quality not equal to this f/p rate.Not comfortable because of PADS.
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22 November 2012

User Review

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22 November 2012
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