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Fostex T50RP
7.1 out of 10

Fostex T50RP

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Overall 9
9.0

Expert Review

head-fi.org
2 February 2009
  • Summary: Prior listening experience: Audio Technica ATH-M50, AKG K240 Studio My time with these headphones was limited, as I bought them for a friend who lives far away. Sound: The overall sound signature isn't overly bassy or dark, but there is more bass than treble.
  • Pros: Good SQ even when unamped, sturdy, nice aesthetics
  • Cons: Hard, unforgiving headband, Sub-par detachable cable
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Overall 10
10

Expert Review

head-fi.org
2 February 2009
  • Summary: If you don't plan to mod these, then you shouldn't buy them. My ratings are based upon the state of my pair after modding, which I believe is fair because most of my mods can be cheaply and easily replicated. However, everyone should buy one and mod it.
  • Pros: Modder's dream w/ incredible potential, easy to mod, cheap
  • Cons: Must mod them, cord connection issues, kinda ugly?
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Overall 9
9.0

Expert Review

head-fi.org
2 February 2009
  • Summary: These headphones are great in the sense that they are the ultimate modding headphones. You can adjust the sound to almost anything you want with a few relatively simple mods. Before modification, the resonance is horrible, the headphones are all mids, and nothing else, but the sounds is smooth.
  • Pros: Highly Modifiable, low price, smooth sounding
  • Cons: Lacks sparkle in treble, ugly
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Overall 10
10

Expert Review

head-fi.org
2 February 2009
  • Summary: I had only tried these headphones, but the moment I heard them, I knew they were something special. They outmatch a ton of headphones double the price after modding.
  • Pros: Sound quality, Comfort, Mod
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Overall 9
9.0

Expert Review

head-fi.org
2 February 2009
  • Summary: Buy it, mod it, slip on a pair of alpha dogs, smile. Not worth owning if you don't mod. I got maybe a half hour on them unmodded just to satisfy my curiosity. I own better cans that cost more and less, so pretty worthless to me until modded.
  • Pros: To mod them is to love them.
  • Cons: Even at $90 they suck out of the box. Can't fix ugly.
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Overall 7
7.0

Expert Review

head-fi.org
2 February 2009
  • Summary: The stock sound is boring. Now discontinued and newer revision coming out. Replaced the pads with HM5 pads and modded the ports and internals. Got an OCC angled cable from VMODA. Result: great headphones for the price when I bought them, considering the total.
  • Pros: great sound after pads replaced with better ones
  • Cons: stock sound is boring but not bad, need to replace the pads
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Overall 10
10

Expert Review

head-fi.org
2 February 2009
  • Summary: Well, this will be my first review at all on head fi, but the t50rp is not my first audiophile headphone. If one considers the sennheiser hd558 and audiophile headphone, then they would be. It is my first planar magnetic headphone, though.
  • Pros: Mod-able, cheap, good driver, PLANAR MAGNETIC
  • Cons: Not comfy stock, too midcentric stock, reverby stock, stock stock stock.
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Overall 9
9.0

Expert Review

head-fi.org
2 February 2009
  • Summary: The orthodynamic club at Head-fi probably feels a little outspoken at times. They have a less common headphone technology that they believe very strongly is fundamentally superior to the traditional dynamic drivers that we see so often.
  • Pros: neutrality, chameleon, smooth midrange, detail and speed, crazy good deal.
  • Cons: Needs solid amping, can sound a bit flat, takes some getting used to
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Overall 9
9.0

Expert Review

head-fi.org
2 February 2009
  • Summary: Pros: Clarity, looks, natural sound Cons: Potential comfort issues, flat sound might turn some off, no 1/4'' to 1/8'' adaptor, needs amping Source: MacBook Pro->FiiO E7->Fostex T50RP Much thanks to Fostex for the review pair. Packaging No frills here.
  • Pros: Clarity, looks, natural sound
  • Cons: Potential comfort issues, flat sound might turn some off, no 1/4'' to 1/8'' adaptor, needs amping
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Overall 5
5.0

Expert Review

head-fi.org
2 February 2009
  • Summary: OK cans for price when modded, but certainly doesn't deserve the attention it recieves here. Unmodded sound lacks bass (rolof starts at 200Hz !!), is very mid-centric, highs and upper midrange is attenuated. It sounds cavelike, honky, and hollow - takes a lifetime to get used to it.
  • Pros: Good midrange, low price, quite easy to drive, surprisingly detailed
  • Cons: Very uncomfortable, mods are a must, treble
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