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post #5536 of 10711

So I modded some second hand Fostex T50RPs with a slightly modified Rastapants 2 mod, substituting more Paxmate instead of Dynamat, so there are two layers of Paxmate in the baffles; no cotton in the baffles; no reflex dot; and also I recabled them with cryo copper wire.

Bass vents are 75% closed.

 

I'm going to also spend an extra $52 NZD on Shure SRH840 earpands and Sennheiser HD580/HD600 headband pads (ugh so expensive for 3 pices of foam!) to increase comfort. 

 

Absolutely stunning results. Been using them for over 2 weeks without an amp and I'd like to believe they can destroy any competition under $1000 NZD.

 

I was using some Koss Portapros as temporary headphones while I waiting for the materials to perform the mods, as the Portapros sounded much better than the T50RPs stock and I thought they sounded pretty decent.

Just tried the Portapros for the first time since I modded the T50RPs, and I can't stand them! They sound so bad and muddy with extreme lack of resolution.

 

P.S. I'm never going to open up the T50RPs ever again phew! Glad I got great sound. =)

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Originally Posted by AudioSonus View Post

So I modded some second hand Fostex T50RPs with a slightly modified Rastapants 2 mod, substituting more Paxmate instead of Dynamat, so there are two layers of Paxmate in the baffles; no cotton in the baffles; no reflex dot; and also I recabled them with cryo copper wire.

Bass vents are 75% closed.

 

I'm going to also spend an extra $52 NZD on Shure SRH840 earpands and Sennheiser HD580/HD600 headband pads (ugh so expensive for 3 pices of foam!) to increase comfort. 

 

Absolutely stunning results. Been using them for over 2 weeks without an amp and I'd like to believe they can destroy any competition under $1000 NZD.

 

I was using some Koss Portapros as temporary headphones while I waiting for the materials to perform the mods, as the Portapros sounded much better than the T50RPs stock and I thought they sounded pretty decent.

Just tried the Portapros for the first time since I modded the T50RPs, and I can't stand them! They sound so bad and muddy with extreme lack of resolution.

 

P.S. I'm never going to open up the T50RPs ever again phew! Glad I got great sound. =)




Check out the Senn HD280 pad mod, less than $5 US.

post #5538 of 10711

Unfortunately it's too late D:

post #5539 of 10711
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P.S. I'm never going to open up the T50RPs ever again phew! Glad I got great sound. =)


Famous last words. beyersmile.png

 

post #5540 of 10711
i'm gonna custom craft play-doh ear cups for my fostex and will have ponies all over them. you guys will be jealous cause mine will sound magical and your guys fostex will sound like poo cause you guys like using that tar stuff, and stuff.
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Famous last words. beyersmile.png

 



 



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P.S. I'm never going to open up the T50RPs ever again phew! Glad I got great sound. =)



I don't have to tweak anymore, now I got the A8 Realiser, it is absolutely amazing with the T50RP's. Out of head experience doesn't even come close, the headphones are not there anymore. I don't know if I even need the Stax, on thursday I will be comparing the Stax Omega 2's on the Realiser with the T50RP's (driven by the Realiser amp mind you).

post #5542 of 10711
Head-fiers everywhere are boarding planes and trains to come rob you. Over the next few days your house will be the setting for something resembling a Shaw Brothers flick.

And I understand why. I envy the success you report with your T50RP. Have you named them yet?
post #5543 of 10711
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Head-fiers everywhere are boarding planes and trains to come rob you. Over the next few days your house will be the setting for something resembling a Shaw Brothers flick.
And I understand why. I envy the success you report with your T50RP. Have you named them yet?

i would join in the robbery only if cookies,cake and muffins are involved . who cares about the smith thingy-m-gigy. you could have that.
Edited by RexAeterna - 12/20/11 at 7:51am
post #5544 of 10711

I pretty much stopped opening up the T50RP with the Rastapants 2. The only thing I want to do is get a more comfortable headband but I'm a bit lazy. I kinda wish i knew where I could get some kind of leather that can be used as a headband to use as the LFF suspension headband but even if I did who knows when that will be done :)

post #5545 of 10711

Rastapants 2 is that good huh?  biggrin.gif

post #5546 of 10711
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Rastapants 2 is that good huh?  biggrin.gif

 

All I know is that I really like them and the people who have heard them at meets through my system also liked them. I especially like them with my V200 amp although they are no slouch with my PPAv2 amp either but they both sound great to my ears.

 

Hopefully you will like them as much as I do when you get yours in the mail.

post #5547 of 10711
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Originally Posted by rawrster View Post

I pretty much stopped opening up the T50RP with the Rastapants 2. The only thing I want to do is get a more comfortable headband but I'm a bit lazy. I kinda wish i knew where I could get some kind of leather that can be used as a headband to use as the LFF suspension headband but even if I did who knows when that will be done :)


A really cheap way is to search thrift shops like Goodwill for a jacket/purse/bag made out of a nice soft leather--they're usually pretty cheap.

 

post #5548 of 10711
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Originally Posted by rawrster View Post

 

All I know is that I really like them and the people who have heard them at meets through my system also liked them. I especially like them with my V200 amp although they are no slouch with my PPAv2 amp either but they both sound great to my ears.

 

Hopefully you will like them as much as I do when you get yours in the mail.



That's great to hear. The pair I'm getting (should be in tomorrow) is Rastapants 2, but with white felt, and no paxmate covering inside of cups. I guess this will make them pretty bassy? I'll be using them with an AMB M^3 amp at work, and when home either the uHA-120 or Arrow 3G. I'm quite stoked to hear them.....

post #5549 of 10711
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Originally Posted by cn11 View Post

That's great to hear. The pair I'm getting (should be in tomorrow) is Rastapants 2, but with white felt, and no paxmate covering inside of cups. I guess this will make them pretty bassy? I'll be using them with an AMB M^3 amp at work, and when home either the uHA-120 or Arrow 3G. I'm quite stoked to hear them.....


 

I'm not sure if that can be called the Rastapants 2 if it has no paxmate or any kind of acoustic foam inside the cups unless it is one of the different versions of the Rastapants 2 that is tuned for different pads that is not the O2 pads such as the stock or SRH840 pads. The ones I have are tuned for the o2 pads.

 

I don't mind them overly bassy where it is too much or bass light but we do have very different set ups.
 

 

post #5550 of 10711
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Originally Posted by rawrster View Post


 

I'm not sure if that can be called the Rastapants 2 if it has no paxmate or any kind of acoustic foam inside the cups unless it is one of the different versions of the Rastapants 2 that is tuned for different pads that is not the O2 pads such as the stock or SRH840 pads. The ones I have are tuned for the o2 pads.

 

I don't mind them overly bassy where it is too much or bass light but we do have very different set ups.
 

 



Ah, it probably is tuned for the 840 pads then, since that's what comes on them. Anyway, I can surely tweak till heart's content with these I suppose. Even though I'm all thumbs when it comes to DIY! 

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