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Originally Posted by Reticuli2 View Post

E7.  Don't bother with the other Fiios for low ohm cans.  The E5 also has bass roll off as if it were high ohm, so nix that too.  Grado clone might work, but still no word on whether it's got a rail splitter or what impedance it is.  Also don't know if the battery blowing out cans would still be a problem like other cmoys.  E7 is a safe bet.


Lol, E7 for the T50rp.  Very funny.

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Originally Posted by LFF View Post

Indeed. Hearing the thumping footsteps in that classical recording isn't an improvement in the musical sense...but man...these cans are very revealing....

 

When you have a great recording with great talent....WOW.


I tried telling people that awhile back on other threads.  Someone said the Shure 840 was better. rolleyes.gifThrew my hands up in the air.

 

post #3108 of 10873
Just throwing my two cents in. I did notice after a few minutes with the micropore (gentle paper tape) that the low mids were incredibly recessed. However, with the transpore (clear) tape, the low mids seemed too thick and muddy to me. Right now I have one layer of each over the drivers (with the stock white center square), and using stiff craft felt over the vents, these are sounding more balanced to me now.

These are just very early impressions though. I'll update as I listen more.
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Originally Posted by Anaxilus View Post

Lol, E7 for the T50rp.  Very funny.


X2.

post #3110 of 10873

someone make a video modding them im sure it will be famous biggrin.gif

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I really hate Head-Fi now.  They convinced me to buy HD650's and put nice silver cable on them, only to lead me to modify a pair of $74 Fostex T50RP's that blow my HD650's out of the water.

 

 

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Originally Posted by starNdust View Post

someone make a video modding them im sure it will be famous biggrin.gif


Sounds about as exciting as watching Pearl Harbor w/o the combat scenes.

 

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Originally Posted by wdahm519 View Post

I really hate Head-Fi now.  They convinced me to buy HD650's and put nice silver cable on them, only to lead me to modify a pair of $74 Fostex T50RP's that blow my HD650's out of the water.

 

 


Hey, I went through a number of headphones as well and in the end, a $74 headphone beats the crap out of everything I have ever heard except for the Stax 009.

 



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Originally Posted by Anaxilus View Post

Sounds about as exciting as watching Pearl Harbor w/o the combat scenes.

 



LOL!

post #3114 of 10873
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Originally Posted by wdahm519 View Post

I really hate Head-Fi now.  They convinced me to buy HD650's and put nice silver cable on them, only to lead me to modify a pair of $74 Fostex T50RP's that blow my HD650's out of the water.

 

 



It beat HD650 already :O ?

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It beat HD650 already :O ?



Yeah, my HD650 with Silverdragon V3 cable sounds like a childs toy compared to this.  Its stupid to even try and compare.  I'm not quite sure whether to feel swindled or elated?

post #3116 of 10873
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Originally Posted by wdahm519 View Post

Yeah, my HD650 with Silverdragon V3 cable sounds like a childs toy compared to this.  Its stupid to even try and compare.  I'm not quite sure whether to feel swindled or elated?



Good thing that you got T50rp for 75$ and bad thing HD650 was your past favourite as i can see in your avatar and it cost more than $500 with the Silverdragon cable. You guys make me really want to try this sleeping monster but it's out of stock everywhere :(

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Originally Posted by proid View Post

Good thing that you got T50rp for 75$ and bad thing HD650 was your past favourite as i can see in your avatar and it cost more than $500 with the Silverdragon cable. You guys make me really want to try this sleeping monster but it's out of stock everywhere :(


It's quite the dormant creature!

 

 

 

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^Sshhh, don't wake up the giant killer wink.gif
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Originally Posted by dogears View Post

^Sshhh, don't wake up the giant killer wink.gif


We already did...they are sold out everywhere!

 

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It's HeadFi's best kept secret.  Despite a couple of (fairly mammoth) threads going about it (and orthos in general), I feel the T50RP is still being slept on.  For the sake of many competing headphone manufacturers w/ much more expensive lineups, I can safely assume they'd like to keep it that way.

 

One thing is for sure, when you do get the T50RP modded and are able to hear what's it's truly capable of, it's helluva lot easier to get rid of one's other cans.  There's a definite adjustment period going back to many dynamic driver & BA phones.. music simply isn't as immersive or "real" like it is with the T50RP.  And that isn't just HF forum-speak.. I think it's quite noticeable.

 

My T50RP's are going to be Paradox'd by LFF, then it's onto finding a matching, desktop amp.

 

BTW, I'm listening to Kevin Yost's deep house classic, "One Starry Night" as I type this.. it's an album that's sent shivers down my spine with it's atmospheric and skillful production.. but I had to grab a coat when I pumped them through the T50RP.  With my brighter flavored T50RPs, the hypnotic cymbal work sounds so crisp and detailed, it's like I can cut glass with it... yet it isn't fatiguing.

 

Simply magnificent.


Edited by FlySweep - 9/30/11 at 10:10pm
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