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I've added a ring under the pads made of a plastic from a 1L soda bottle and covered of Paxmate and it seem to help on the bass. You can also make the ring lower in the front to add an angle.
 

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I've had the Beyer DT990 pads - they are even brighter and less bassy - but soundstage and airiness is brilliant. I think I'll mod different pairs to different pads

 

BTW - the shure are not all velour - they are vinyl on the inside. 

 

Anyone tried the Beyer DT770 pads? 
 



 



 

 


Edited by Twinster - 12/29/11 at 12:23pm
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What does the ringing in the 1khz turn into from a sound perspective?



What are you referring to?  Even the stock T50rp is exceptionally clean compared to other headphones (stock T50rp has less ringing than the Beyer T1 or Denon D7000 for example).  If you're referring to Purrin's plots, they are designed more for the upper mids and treble.  All his plots show ringing at 1khz even the HD800.  He'd have to explain why. 



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thanks for the impression on the denon pads! i was actually plan on splurging on those to see if they'll do anything good cause of the deep seal.


They don't seal very well, they're big, honky, firm and just too flat and hard to fit a human face properly.  So far I think the O2 pads and SRH840 pads are good choices for these phones.  The 840 pads have more treble and upper mids than the O2 pads, and also more bass.  The O2 pads are more spacious sounding because of the bigger opening.  I'm surprised the O2 pads aren't more bassy, on other orthos they are the bassiest pads by far.  It's partly because they get stretched over the baffle and loose their shape, but even attached with adhesive they don't bring out that much bass. 

 

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I have asked before and received no responses. So thought I'd ask again....

 

Any other Fostex modders in Portland, OR?

 

I'm interested in getting together and comparing sound signatures. Very happy w/ mine, but I'd also like to hear the more standard mods.

 

-Dogwan

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Originally Posted by dogwan View Post

I have asked before and received no responses. So thought I'd ask again....

 

Any other Fostex modders in Portland, OR?

 

I'm interested in getting together and comparing sound signatures. Very happy w/ mine, but I'd also like to hear the more standard mods.

 

-Dogwan

 

I live in Olympia but come to PDX often (grew up in PDX & have family there).  I'll let you know the next time I'm down there, dogwan.. are you coming to the Seattle meet in January?

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there are plastic parts on the bass ports and it's right in front of the back of the driver. do you think it's essential to cover the bass port's plastic parts with acoustic foam?

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I have tested and measured this effect.  The plasticine and dynamat mods all make a reduction in plastic resonances, though the effect is subtle and second order.  By far the dominant problem in the stock-cans is reflections/standing waves in the cup vs. vibration-induced enclosure resonances (the latter being what plasticine and dynamat mods address).

 

IMHO until internal reflections are addressed there is little audible benefit to loading the enclosure and the effect on bass is really more a question of changing enclosure volume which modifies the system Q.



 

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Back on sale at B&H Photo: http://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/product/281431-REG/Fostex_T50_RP_T50RP_Studio_Headphones.html



Lol did people buy them up? It says backordered ;)

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Looks like it, I ordered a pair + 840 pads...

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Lol did people buy them up? It says backordered ;)



 

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Hell, that was fast. I checked it at the evening, in the middle of hte night they've appeared, and in the morning they were again out of stock. I didn't even receive any email from B&H.

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I live in Olympia but come to PDX often (grew up in PDX & have family there).  I'll let you know the next time I'm down there, dogwan.. are you coming to the Seattle meet in January?



I thought about coming up the Seattle meet. My girlfriend lives there. But that's also when I'll be starting the next term at school. So it's still up in the air. If there's going to be other Fostex's there it may be more of an incentive.

 

The last Portland meet occurred just before I had managed to get my hands on a pair of the T50rp's.

 

-Dogwan

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I thought about coming up the Seattle meet. My girlfriend lives there. But that's also when I'll be starting the next term at school. So it's still up in the air. If there's going to be other Fostex's there it may be more of an incentive.

 

The last Portland meet occurred just before I had managed to get my hands on a pair of the T50rp's.

 

-Dogwan


I'll be bringing the Paradox, CottonDryers, and an O2 amp (if it's finished by then).

 

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T20RPs arrive tomorrow. I'll probably listen to them for a day stock before opening them up and letting the fun begin.

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Originally Posted by rhythmdevils View Post



What are you referring to?  Even the stock T50rp is exceptionally clean compared to other headphones (stock T50rp has less ringing than the Beyer T1 or Denon D7000 for example).  If you're referring to Purrin's plots, they are designed more for the upper mids and treble.  All his plots show ringing at 1khz even the HD800.  He'd have to explain why. 


They don't seal very well, they're big, honky, firm and just too flat and hard to fit a human face properly.  So far I think the O2 pads and SRH840 pads are good choices for these phones.  The 840 pads have more treble and upper mids than the O2 pads, and also more bass.  The O2 pads are more spacious sounding because of the bigger opening.  I'm surprised the O2 pads aren't more bassy, on other orthos they are the bassiest pads by far.  It's partly because they get stretched over the baffle and loose their shape, but even attached with adhesive they don't bring out that much bass. 

thanks for letting me know. i was gonna get the O2 pads as well but after reading they're aren't real leather kinda turned me off on them cause the price they go for and i really like the feel of real leather and real leather is much more durable when it comes absorbing skin oils and can easily be cleaned off and how leather molds to your face offering maximum seal. that's why i was looking at the jmoney pads but after getting pair shure 840 pads i'm basically good. i don't know if the shure 840 pads are real leather or not but they are insanely soft and do mold to your face pretty well making an efficient seal. i never tried pad rolling though(is that what it's actually called?) so when i get mine back after auditioning i might try it your way and use type of adhesive to stick the pads on there cause way i have them stuffed and dampened inside the pad it's quite the stretch on the cups.
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How best to search this thread:

 

Just discovered this (via google, of course)

 

http://headfi.qix.it/

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Welp, you guys got me...just bought a T50RP and SRH840 pads.

 

Excited, excited.

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