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It's doable, but results really aren't that great and requires hacking into the cups (or transplanting the drivers).

 

For the same amount of money, the Senn HD558 is an easy headphone to like. Or moving up a bit, the 598 or a used 600 are excellent as well. There are a ton of other options though.

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Why take the T50RP drivers out of a closed cup where they thrive? I agree, if you're wanting an open sound you're probably better off buying a different headphone.

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As I mentioned in my post, I need open back for family safety reasons.  I need to hear what's going on in my house (if the 3 year old is crying, wife needs me, dogs barking, etc).  I was trying to find out if the T50RP drivers worked well with open back enclosures. I only found 1 T50RP open back mod (called the FrankenTex). Early reports on the new Fostex TH500RP does not look promising for bass. So, it looks like my answer is no.

 

I think the only solution is 2 headsets. 1 closed and 1 open depending on the situation. Since I love a V shape EQ, I ordered the DT-990 Pro 250's for my open back solution. (can't beat that price on Amazon right now: new $137 shipped).   Later, I'll get a T50RP.


Edited by James35 - 6/16/14 at 9:43pm
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Fostex is also coming out with their TH-500 (I believe it's called) with some sort of altered t50 driver that is open back.  I think the price tag is considerably higher though. 

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Originally Posted by cCasper TFG View Post
 

Why take the T50RP drivers out of a closed cup where they thrive? I agree, if you're wanting an open sound you're probably better off buying a different headphone.

 

As I mentioned in my post, I need the open back for family safety reasons (if the 3 year old is crying, wife needs me, dogs barking, etc). I was trying to ascertain if the T50RP drivers work well in an open enclosure.  I only found 1 open back mod (FrankenTex).  And early reports for the TH500RP doesn't sound promising for bass, not to mention the cost.

 

So I think the solution is 1 closed and 1 open earphones depending on my situation.  Since I like V shape EQ sounds, I ordered a DT-990 (killer price on Amazon right now) and later I'll get a T50RP and mod it.


Edited by James35 - 6/16/14 at 9:50pm
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I posted this in the Incremental thread as well, where this might be the better thread for it?

 

Hey all!

I am going to be a new T50RP owner in a few weeks when they arrive, much props to BMF and all the other DIY'ers for the amazing work done on these headphones. As a T50RP newbie just arriving very late to the party and looking through the overwhelming quantity of information on all the mods that have been done. Where does one start with these headphones? Is there a must do list of mods that should be performed? I am really not up to building the cottage dock crib work and ladder rung paxmate array, Incredible dedication and work by the way.

 

Basically I'm looking for a short list of mods that might flatten out the curve and don't require an engineering degree to figure out, or ones that are a recommended must do. I hope this doesn't sound like the "What tubes are best for my amplifier" question we get all the time in the tube rolling threads, if it is I do apologize. ;) 

 

Feel free to PM suggestions so as to not rehash old info's.

:beerchug: 

 

Edit:

Received a good starting point answer in the other thread.. Thanks!


Edited by TrollDragon - 7/4/14 at 9:38am
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Hi guys ! I'm wondering if annyone as install MrSpeaker Alpha pads on Rastapants modded Fostex T50rp ? If so what 's the impact on the SQ ? (I'm assuming comfort is alot better).

I've seen this metapost (on stock Fostex T20rp) : http://www.head-fi.org/t/618659/fostex-t50rp-incremental-mods-and-measurements#user_Pad_Rolling but the autor doesn't give is own appreciation.

 

Thanks ! :o2smile: 


Edited by Tasoeur - 7/22/14 at 2:55am
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just a few pics of my mod

thanks to everyone for the info

still need some tuning but they're sounding great

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Nice recable!

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Just got myself first pair of orthos, the T20RP. Should be receiving them by the end of the week. Waiting eagerly to hear them.

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alpha pads

 

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Do the Alpha Pads not mess with the overall sound on non-Alpha T50-RP cans ?

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Do the Alpha Pads not mess with the overall sound on non-Alpha T50-RP cans ?

Do you mean do they affect the sound on T50RPs that aren't Alpha Dogs, or do you mean other headphones in general?

 

Either way, you are definitely going to experience a change in sound. There probably aren't many, if any, stock pads on any headphone that place your ears as far away from the drivers as the Alpha Pads do. On my D2000 the bass impact was much harder, the sub bass was better, the mids were MORE recessed (which is why I did not keep my Alpha Pads) and the treble seemed more harsh for some reason.

 

The affect will be different on other headphones though. 

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Originally Posted by cCasper TFG View Post
 

Do you mean do they affect the sound on T50RPs that aren't Alpha Dogs.

 

OK T50RPs, just wonder if they were designed for the MD/AD sound sig.(s) specifically...the ear hole looks a bit congested/cramped on them, yet people say they are super comfortable.

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Originally Posted by Lohb View Post

OK T50RPs, just wonder if they were designed for the MD/AD sound sig.(s) specifically...the ear hole looks a bit congested/cramped on them, yet people say they are super comfortable.

They're probably used to tune the Alpha Dogs, but you'll just have to try them on your T50RPs and see if you like the effect.

The ear hole is pretty small, but they're still comfortable because they are extremely soft.
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