Hello head-fi community,
I am an absolute newbie when it comes to headphones and i hope i dont get linched for saying this. I am posting here hoping someone can help me and give me better recommendations. I have owned a pair of bose triport headphones for the past 7 years and been fairly happy with them. Unfortunately after long years of heavy duty use the materials have finally started to wear out and I had to replace cables and such to keep them going. So in hopes of getting a new pair of headphones I decided to buy the fostex t50rp headphones hoping i would get at least the same sound quality as my old bose and mod them to increase their performance. However after trying both of them (without any mods) i still prefer the bose over the fostexs by a large margin. How could this be?, Am i being trolled by my ears? do i need to wait till the drivers have "burned in" a bit to experience a better quality? I want to mod the headphones using BMFs 8.1 guide but i am unsure if i should mod them or just return the headphones before i mes with them and get my money back. I am torn since i hear that these are supposed to be amazing cans after you mod them but i am unimpressed So my question is once you mod the t50rps will they sound (at least for me) just as good as the bose? also If someone has tried both these headphones please let me know whats your opinion comparing them.
Thank you for your help :)
Give yourself a bit of time to get used to the sound; after seven years with one headphone absolutely anything will sound worse just because it's a change in how you're used to hearing your music. If after a week or so you still can't find any redeeming factor, go ahead and return them. They're probably not for you if that's the case. However, if you find something (anything) that you like about their sound after that time, I'd keep them and mod them to bring out more of that aspect in them. You can basically make the T50RP sound however you wish it to sound; you just need to like something about it to begin with or it's a lost cause.