Originally Posted by leeperry
Ahhhh, just when I'm thinking more and more of getting a second hand Rev.2
Agreed, the beyer foam really doesn't work. How about plain ole felt? this one gives great bass and filters pretty much all shrillness:
i don't find the Fostex remotely reaching any kind of shrillness with my upstream components. getting rid of the foam gives me the treble i want - maybe perfect. the bass is already big and chunky. i don't want anything the would attenuate the treble or smear bass note attack - as a former aspiring orchestral double bassist, i'm very sensitive to the later. what i have right now is the best i've heard from the Fostex.
listening mostly to jazz tonight. for modern jazz recordings, i prefer the K702, especially the double bass - it's perfect. for older jazz recordings, the Fostex is better throughout the frequency spectrum. like the K702, if you feed the Fostex with a crap recording, the sound is absolutely dire.
comparing the Fostex to the K240DF is tough. i'm coming to the conclusion that the Fostex may have a better mid-range. i've always thought that the AKGs had the best mids of any HP i've owned. the K240DF has better center-fill, but jeez, the Fostex just nails it with better timbre and tone. more detailed throughout as well.