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Good point = no idea here.:popcorn:other than the wiki I have forgotten what I read here already

Such a strange design the rear cups are simply a shroud.

They (ID1) sound good :). Slightly bright top end, good strong bass. Midrange not as 'luscious' as a yamaha, but clear. 

Regarding driver rattle, I think defectiveaudiocomponent and sachu experienced this and came up with some solutions in the past. I can't remember what they were, but could be worth PM'ing them.

 

I used the stock damping, it's pretty good tbh. I think at times I only used 1 damping pad rather than 2. The main thing is they really need a lot of power to sing. I used to drive them directly out of my vintage Cyrus 1 speaker amp. One of my backburner projects (sitting there for years....) is to make this driver more efficient. 

 

MuZo2: no the drivers are not like NAD and Foxtex. Although they were made by Rank, which was the same driver developer. The ID1 drivers are a corrugated rectangle, suspended on 2 ends only, with a very weak magnet structure (a bit like fridge magnet sheet with holes punched in it..)


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I meant ID2 driver.

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I meant ID2 driver.

 (my personal photo)

similar in style. Only in the sense Audeze and HiFiman are similar in style too. Traces, material, tension, driver construction are all different.

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Thanks for the picture.

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Cool... now the Rank/Fostex link makes more sense after seeing this.

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Hi Guys,

I have Just received my Fostex T10 I snagged on eBay for $125AUD, good deal?  I have a pair of anastrophic? ( black box ) yamaha HP1s and I am curious about which cans have the best potential sound quality?

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I think Yamaha are better than Fostex. With all the mods I never liked Fostex T50rp, I never tried modding T20v2 but stock though better than T50rp they cant compete with anastrophic Yamaha.

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Originally Posted by ferrytrainhp1 View Post
 

Hi Guys,

I have Just received my Fostex T10 I snagged on eBay for $125AUD, good deal?  I have a pair of anastrophic? ( black box ) yamaha HP1s and I am curious about which cans have the best potential sound quality?

Yeah, that's a decent price if it's in good shape.

 

I think Fostex are better overall, but I'm biased since I prefer full-size headphones over on-ears every time

Also my experience in Yamaha is limited to 2 headphones (HP-3 and HP-2) both of which I didn't enjoy very much due to insufficient frequency extension (I prefer elevated sub-bass).

 

I did try modding a T20V2, and it comes fairly close to a properly modded T20/40/50RPMKII, although the driver is clearly less agile when playing complex music.

I easily prefer my NAD-RP18 (T50 variant) over all of them, but it has unique self-made earpads which have a strong affect on the sound and comfort as it makes them over-ear headphones.

 

Often 'better' is subjective, but if we're talking T10 vs. HP1 potential, the HP1 will win.

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