- Recommended for people like this
- Overview of JTS HP-535
- Build quality
- Sound quality
- Sound quality features
- General comment
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- This review is written based on a "private purchase" or "product rented for a price".
- No remuneration or compensation, such as a manuscript fee, has been received for publishing this, and it is an honest evaluation based on measurement data from personal testing and personal opinion.
Recommended for people like this
- People who like a sound with depth
- People who like rich, resonant sound
- People who like highly immersive sound
- People who value a comfortable fit
Overview of JTS HP-535
- Total Score: 7.6 / 10.0
- Package: 7.5 / 10.0
- Build quality: 8.0 / 10.0
- Fitment: 9.0 / 10.0
- High range: 8.0 / 10.0
- Mid range: 7.0 / 10.0
- Low range: 6.0 / 10.0
- Less distortion: 8.0 / 10.0
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- Frequency response: 20Hz to 20kHz
- Impedance: 64Ω
- Sensitivity: 104dB/mW
The HP-535 is a monitor headphone manufactured by JTS. Equipped with a neodymium magnet driver that produces excellent magnetic flux density. The wide dynamic range and wide frequency response provide clear and crisp sound. Despite their low price, these headphones offer excellent cost performance and excellent reproduction capabilities.
- Uses a 40mm high magnetic force neodymium-magnesium driver and lightweight aluminum voice coil. The driver reproduces clear, wide-range, dynamic sound without distortion.
- Adjustable headband for a comfortable fit. The adjustable headband provides a comfortable fit and moderate side pressure to prevent ear pain, even during long
- periods of use.
The cable has a curled cord to prevent the plug from falling out.
The packaging meets the price standard. It is made of paper and is eco-friendly.
- JTS HP-535
- 3.5mm to 6.35mm adapter
Build quality meets the price level. Overall, it is a little plasticky and somewhat cheap-looking, but that is to be expected considering the price.
It is relatively roomy and the fit is not bad.
Sound quality description
The following review was tested with a FiiO M15.
The JTS HP-535 has a deformed U-shaped sound signature with a concave shape near the upper midrange.
Please see here for detailed reviews on sound quality.
Lows / Bass
The low frequencies of the TS HP-535 have excellent power and weight, and although they are massive, they are not very deep and sound waist-high.
The drum kick is rather heavy and impactful, but lacks rawness due to little rumble, and the floor rumbles are shallow and tap-like.
The electric bass also has a good amount of blackness, but the impression is bright and not very expansive.
If you want to monitor low frequencies, it is better to use the TASCAM TH-06 or use earphones.
The midrange of the JTS HP-535 is quite bright and could be described as monitor-like in that respect.
While the midrange is fairly flat up to around the center of the midrange, the staging is quite emphasized from there, giving an excessive sense of depth. As a result, there is a sense that the midrange is very emphasized and resonant, making texture and localization difficult to discern.
This is enjoyable in some ways, as it gives an interesting live sound, as if you were listening to music in a gymnasium, but as a monitor, it is likely to be limited in its use. At the very least, mixing with this is going to be quite a challenge for the average person. However, the vocal sound image sounds unusually large, so it may not be rather bad for vocal lovers.
For some people, the sound field will seem quite wide, and the sound will be highly immersive with a rich atmosphere that surrounds you in a torrent of musical resonance, but it will be quite difficult to use as professional monitors.
I personally like it a lot because it feels very highly full.
Highs / Treble
The high frequencies of the JTS HP-535 are not badly extended. The sense of depth is emphasized, but definition is high, so the sense of detail is quite solid.
While the sense of localization is fairly hard to discern, the depth of the soundstage is tuned so that the entire soundstage sounds filled with resonance. It is true that this creates a unique sense of information and space, creating a highly immersive listening experience.
It will not be a hit with audiophiles who value original sound fidelity, but it is highly recommended for those who want to be enveloped by the music itself.
Sound quality general comment
If you are thinking of using the JTS HP-535 for general mixing or recording monitor purposes, this is not recommended at all. However, the unique, resonant, rich sound creates a fairly high sense of immersion, so it has a unique live sound that will be quite addictive to those who are into it.
In fact, these headphones are one of my secret favorites. Watching movies with these headphones is quite immersive.
Sound quality features
- Sound field with a sense of depth
- Bright and cheerful
- Good sense of detail
- Good resolution
- Full sound
- Rich sound
- Highly immersive
- Unnatural texture
- Unnatural localization
- Lack of sense of structure
- Lack of depth in low frequency range
The JTS HP-535 is a monitor headphone that provides a rich, resonant sound with a unique depth of field. It is not an easy headphone to use for monitoring purposes, as it can make localization difficult to understand, but its unique, highly immersive sound is worth a listen.