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  Form, meet function.     I call this frankenphone the Fostex T50-II.          It's a Fostex TH#00 headphone frame, one I cannibalized from a used TH500RP, with the original T50 series earcups and drivers from a NAD RP18 Mylar.   The cable is from a Yamaha YH-1, but it came on the NADs when I got it. Shout outs to @Kabeer for that! It actually matches the aesthetic of the headphone very well and I'm glad I didn't have to recycle that awful TH500RP...
here we ******* go boys   1: HiFiMAN HE-6 2: NAD RP18 Mylar 3: Sansui SS-100 4: Pioneer Monitor 10-II   Just finished mods on the mylar NADs after weeks (if not months) of sitting in a box. They strike a pleasing middle ground between the Sansui (tonality) and HE-6 (accuracy) that is so far very addicting. Its also more comfortable than either as it's using pads and a headband from a Fostex TH600. I'm really excited to go into more detail on this headphone but alas,...
Yes, yes, and more yes. These pads sound insane on the RP18. If the stock headband wasn't ****, I'dve just slapped these pads on over the stock pads and been done with it.
That wasn't just me, then. I had to use the stock headband at max size with bigger pads.
1: HiFiMAN HE-6 (mods): Absolutely decimates everything below it in technical prowess and accuracy -- and I do mean decimates it. A little rough and unpleasant in the treble, otherwise very smooth. Relatively neutral, maybe slightly dark. Extremely large and heavy, but comfortable with the new earpads. 2: Sansui SS-100 (mods): Buttery smooth and immersive. Intimate and flat from bass to treble. Presents sound in a 2-dimensional, yet very well separated manner. Very...
Selling these for my mate. He bought them a few months ago but has decided that he cannot justify keeping them with his current stable. They are very very lightly used -- basically brand new.   These are easily the best recommendation I could give for a quiet all-day listener -- these headphones sound very relaxed and cozy without sacrificing resolution or spaciousness. Very unique sound signature that's extremely easy-listening and satisfying and some of the best...
turns out I derped, my drivers are labeled "TH05" and I thought this was a model number of one of Fostex's headphones I was thinking of the TH-5B (which has 30mm mylar drivers so not even close) I may be more tired than I initially thought...
Lettering on the magnet is different... these could actually be different capsules from the same series.
Hm, that trace pattern and density is pretty lackluster. I'm guessing these sound possibly a bit loose and flabby (maybe rolled or distorted)? Pretty nonetheless. I like how much of the diaphragm is trace-free though. Probably very smooth sounding.
Holy crap! Audeze, Focus, and THX00 pads all gone within twelve hours! Thanks a lot guys.
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