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post #136 of 10599

BTW, I see Fostex seem to be using a similar technology on loudspeakers: http://www.google.com/search?q=fostex+ribbon+speakers

 

http://www.head-fi.org/forum/thread/238632/fs-pair-of-fostex-ft7rp-ribbon-tweeters

 

tempting!

 


Edited by leeperry - 9/9/10 at 6:55pm
post #137 of 10599

the diff between the t20/40/50rp is not very clear: http://www.fostexinternational.com/docs/downloads/pdfs/RP_Headphones_Brochure.pdf

  

they all share the same earpads and shell, only the drivers are different...but they more or less all cost the same price, and the first released was the t50: http://www.fostexinternational.com/docs/products/RP-Series.shtml#1

 

the t40 is fully closed while the 2 others are half-closed...and the t50 has higher max input and sensitivity(maybe due to stronger magnets?).


Edited by leeperry - 9/9/10 at 7:11pm
post #138 of 10599

And oh, how I wish Fostex still made those speakers.

 

But anyway, get the new T40RP or T50RP. The T20RP sounds off compared to them.

post #139 of 10599

and what's the diff between the 40 and 50? I guess the SS must suffer quite a bit in the 40 considering it's fully closed, and also the magnets seem weaker.

 

and I think it might be due to the ortho technology, but listening at very low volume really doesn't work for me..lack of dynamics, blurry SS, it's clear that the drivers are underfed if I don't push the volume a bit.


Edited by leeperry - 9/9/10 at 9:38pm
post #140 of 10599
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and what's the diff between the 40 and 50? I guess the SS must suffer quite a bit in the 40 considering it's fully closed, and also the magnets seem weaker.

 

and I think it might be due to the ortho technology, but listening at very low volume really doesn't work for me..lack of dynamics, blurry SS, it's clear that the drivers are underfed if I don't push the volume a bit.


Can't remember if it was the ortho thread or TP thread but there was a discussion about that and basically the T50 was the more advanced driver FWIR.  So much so it didn't make sense to go for the 40 considering the minimal price difference.  Kevin might be a good one to ask.  Yes these things need lots of power.

post #141 of 10599

humm stock t50rps sound terrible i find it hard think anyone would like them :P

post #142 of 10599
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humm stock t50rps sound terrible i find it hard think anyone would like them :P


Actually, not that bad.  I once had an Aha! eargasm w/ them for a few hours stock.  Don't know what happened and never repeated it so don't ask.  It was full moon, the planets aligned, no idea.  Honestly for $70 I know there is plenty worse out there.

 

Edit - Actually, yeah, these are the worst phones ever made.  Everyone should avoid like the plague, they cause sterility, it's a fact.  


Edited by Anaxilus - 9/10/10 at 2:14am
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Edit - Actually, yeah, these are the worst phones ever made.  Everyone should avoid like the plague, they cause sterility, it's a fact.  


 

yes i completely agree :)

post #144 of 10599

even my Kanen HM880 sounds better tbh, and at least it's got wooden cups already: http://www.focalprice.com/EP238X/Kanen_KM880_Stereo_Headphone_Earphone.html

 

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post #145 of 10599

^What a beauty!

post #146 of 10599

and it sounds as awesome as it looks [:glenda:2]

post #147 of 10599

 

Originally Posted by Anaxilus View Post

Yes these things need lots of power.

 

Maybe it's my imagination, but I feel that the low level details at very low volume seem to be improving over time...I'm not sure what could possibly be burning in w/ an ortho driver but I let them play DNB 24/7 at high volume...a friend of mine bought a used t50rp and says that listening at low volume works great for him. These used to sound blurry at low volume, and now they shape up nicely...god I hate brand new headphones.

post #148 of 10599

Yeah, there shouldn't be any problem with orthos at low volume. If they're properly damped, they should sound very nice indeed. Low level linearity is an excellent test of headphones, speakers, even amps, if you know what to listen for.

 

The difference in sensitivity shows up in the previous generation of T40 and T20 (specifically, the T40v1 and the T20v2). Different drivers, different situation. I say if you find a used T40RP Mk II in good shape at a low-low price, go for it. I have both T50RPn and T40RP Mk II and they sound alike to my ears (allowing for slightly different earpad design). Not identical, just alike. Whereas the T20RP Mk II sounds.. well... not as good. But when buying new, the difference in price is small enough to simply go for the T50RP and be done with it.

 

I'm still waiting for a TP-T40. Well, it could happen.


Edited by wualta - 9/13/10 at 5:51pm
post #149 of 10599

oh, but I like the semi-closed SS of the T50RP..once you remove the felt in the cups sides, it's really something!  the T40RP is fully closed apparently? Its neodymium magnets also seem weaker(3W max input instead of 4W on the T50RP).

 

and gooooooodaammmn, the mids are to die for on this phone.

 

I wouldn't mind a leather headband like on the TP, anyone knows how to make one?


Edited by leeperry - 9/13/10 at 5:55pm
post #150 of 10599

Max input level specs have absolutely nothing to do with the strength of the magnets and everything to do with quality control. But like I said, when the difference in money is small, go for the T50RPn.

 

When you say "felt in the cups sides", do you mean the little bit of nonwoven fabric stretched over the vent in the T50RPn? and yes, the T40RP Mk II is fully closed. Airtight, doubtful, but closed, yes.

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