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Originally Posted by joelpearce View Post


Some great deals to be had in this category, but when we recommend them, they don't carry as much weight because they are not familiar.  If a thread starts, and the recommendations are the Audio-Technica M50, the Shure SRH-440 and the Fostex T50RP, One of the first two will almost always win out, even though I'd be willing to go out on a limb and say the T50RP is a significantly better investment.


Its sad but true. I have already tried this & the buyer, a new entrant to headphone world, went with the better known company model.

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  • German Maestro/MB Quart
  • DBI Pro
  • Fostex
  • Audeze
  • Phiaton
  • Fischer Audio (at least they will once the initial hype wears off)

and there are others, I know.

 

I second to Joel's finding for he himself owns a German Maestro headphones and from observation and much study they're are to reckon with AKG's and probably better, funny though their not given much attention probably because of the market or the people involved not really bothered about it, same goes for Phiaton 

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Odd isn't it, I've been in a lot of studios and at least 2 still were using the venerable T20v2.  Fostex is still a very common name in studios now-a-days, but to the everyday consumer, bigger companies (at least in terms of marketing) are generally thought to be the "best".  DBI headphones are some of the single biggest selling models ever actually (the 705 sounds like poo, but the 700 is a wonderful headphone).

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I see that there's also a different problem with T50RP - they are relatively cheap, and often approached and reviewed by the "boom-tiss" people, who won't like the planar sound, and who are, sadly, prevalent. As such, the phones get many negative reviews and most potential listeners are repelled.

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Originally Posted by joelpearce View Post
...I do think that the T50RP has the potential to be that ortho that gets people started down that road, but I'm pretty skeptical about that happening.


I'm skeptical too, but mostly 'cause they ugly. Big and ugly can imply big bass (eg, the DBI 750) and even with the new pads, the T50RP will disappoint those folks who "read" large black cups that way. Most people will want a small, lightweight headphone anyway. If Fostex can convince a famous maker like A-T or Denon to order a pilot batch of 1,000 stylish OEM 'phones based around the T50RP driver....

 

Oh, and they should have an eighth-inch plug. The quarter-inch plug on the T50RP just tells folks with consumer gear to back off.

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Edited by wualta - 7/4/10 at 9:10pm
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just farting around on the new threads forum and saw someone asking what these were... and my mind said.. hey, these might be cool shells for a modded can.. just an FYI in case anyone agrees...

 

http://www.hisforhome.com/ProductDetail.aspx?ProductID=1955

 

 

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Originally Posted by Br777 View Post

just farting around on the new threads forum and saw someone asking what these were... and my mind said.. hey, these might be cool shells for a modded can.. just an FYI in case anyone agrees...

 

 


But pretty expensive...  also, is that casing made of plastic or metal?  It looks like thin metal, which can't be the best material for headphone cups...

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Yeah, I think you can find much cheaper fosterphones that will still look even better. The JVC HA-S700, for instance.

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Wow but it looks like plastic to me just i just remember i saw something like that not long ago.

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So my fake ESW10JPNs came in. $50 for 2 pairs. The cups are actual wood, but balsa wood or something of the sort. Still have to make my purpleheart cups. Speaking of that, the hole saw I bought is too small for them. I'll post pics later. The SFI drivers are almost a perfect fit. And they are pretty sturdy. The screws are crap though. I managed to wear some down with no effort at all. Off to the local Home Depot... One of them just wouldn't come off too. It's just a hole now and I can't get it out.


Edited by Ishcabible - 7/6/10 at 11:18am
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lol I thought they only did fake ESW9's. 

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^Nope, they've got the whole lineup. Sometimes describing a single item with 2 different model names to get more hits. :s

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Originally Posted by Ishcabible View Post

So my fake ESW10JPNs came in. $50 for 2 pairs. The cups are actual wood, but balsa wood or something of the sort. Still have to make my purpleheart cups. Speaking of that, the hole saw I bought is too small for them. I'll post pics later. The SFI drivers are almost a perfect fit. And they are pretty sturdy. The screws are crap though. I managed to wear some down with no effort at all. Off to the local Home Depot... One of them just wouldn't come off too. It's just a hole now and I can't get it out.


You might wanna try using a magnet (or one of those magnetized screw driver) to fish that screw out. Anyways, show us some pictures! 

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^^^ The screwdriver was magnatized. The screws are just really soft. Meh it was just for a cosmetic thing, no big deal.

 

And your wish is my command. I used my phone though.

 

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Need more pictures? Just ask.

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Oh, and I was at Ikea last weekend and found some drawer felt mat (Inreda) for $2 for about a yard. It seems to share some of the same properties as Superfelt. I could be totally off base though. It's pretty thick though.

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Originally Posted by gurubhai View Post

But then Isn't the only stat done right is O2

 

Meh.  To each there own I guess.  I much prefer even a stock HE60 and I haven't had the honor or pleasure of hearing the HE90s yet. 


 

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Originally Posted by dBel84 View Post

so you want to see some of the mighty horns?

 

 

biggest horn sub yet

 

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and the wall of all creations 

 

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pea power amps and colossal speakers  ..dB

 

and don't ask me why this thread has just been derailed again 

 

I know why.  You just move and are going to start looking for a house.   Find one with a walk-out basement so you can excavate a little for "landscaping" and build in those horn subs, then build in the mids/highs into the new wall too!  I'm sure you could stealth it to were they are not really noticed when off.  Build a pair of Decware Zen Open Baffles for the room's "speakers" and it will be so subtle. 

 

 

Yep, that's my plan for our next house too. 
 


Edited by BoilermakerFan - 7/7/10 at 8:42am
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