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post #5896 of 10678

^^ I agree with Joel that the O2 as good low frequency but it also have good mid and hi so a good neutral well balanced amplifier. With the gain switch option you can get enough power for the modify power hungry T50rp.
 

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Originally Posted by joelpearce View Post


The O2 gives you lots of whatever's in the recording.  It's a strong amp, but doesn't add anything, and has no option for things like bass boost.  It has oodles of power to push the T50RP drivers, though.

 



 

 

post #5897 of 10678

Still liking the lead tape over the Dyna/Fat mat. It sounds cleaner. O2 also sounds great with mine, but I had to do a recable to get rid of the 1/4 jack. 

 

Metric and tweaked RP2... Yummm. 


Edited by pyrokid - 1/22/12 at 1:04pm
post #5898 of 10678

mmmm lead  tongue_smile.gif  ^

 

+1 for O2. 

 

It really is wonderful with the T50 and Q701 which are also very power hungry. I wouldn't call the T50 really hungry though, as it sounds pretty good out of most things. When I want to listen to music spread over the freq. spectrum evenly I go with the O2 over the Lyr actually. :) The O2 fed by the bifrost is pretty special imo. 

 

-M

post #5899 of 10678

 

Headband mod: Self adhesive padding-strip:

 

T50RP headband cushion.JPG

 

Sennheiser spare parts: Headband padding HD215 - 514024

http://spares.sennheiser.co.uk/pro-audio-headphones/hd-215-ii/headband-padding-hd215.html

 

 

post #5900 of 10678

^ hey that looks comfy! 

 

-M

post #5901 of 10678
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Originally Posted by mmayer167 View Post

^ hey that looks comfy! 

 

-M


Agreed.  basshead.gif

 

While I've done some "exploratory" missions on my Fostex, it will essentially be very early this week when I get the proper acoustic foam in order to proceed with the gutting and rebuilding.  I'm also going to opt for building a new, Cardas cable to feed each cup and terminate it with a 3.5mm silver connector.  I've basically tried listening a bit with the Fostex with only the mesh over the driver face removed and can't wait to move ahead further.

 

In regards to the cups and the cable replacement, I hope to design something a bit neater that will make them appear better where the cable connects the cups.  I also have the Objective 2 amplifier as well as the C&C BH portable amplifier.  One thing I've noticed so far is that the C&C does some coloration of the upper frequencies with the sound on the Fostex headphones.  However, this wasn't the case with my Magnums, where it was harder to tell the difference between the O2 and the C&C - though the difference could be heard, it wasn't as significant as can be heard with the Fostex headphones.  Now, I'm curious where we'll end up once the plastix and foam get applied.  Hmm ...

 

Just looking forward to a good experience with these.  Also, I've noted that with my ears, the stock pads are actually not bad at all with the comfort.  If I could ask, how are people attaching the Shure 840 pads to the Fostex cups?

 

Thank you,

 

 

post #5902 of 10678
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Originally Posted by wje View Post


 If I could ask, how are people attaching the Shure 840 pads to the Fostex cups?

I'm using the 840 pads with the HD580 headband padding. Very comfortable.
post #5903 of 10678
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Originally Posted by wje View Post

If I could ask, how are people attaching the Shure 840 pads to the Fostex cups?
They fit like the stock ones with a little stretching.
post #5904 of 10678
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Originally Posted by Draygonn View Post


I'm using the 840 pads with the HD580 headband padding. Very comfortable.


+1

Also adding tissue paper under the pads helps with the seal

post #5905 of 10678

You have to hold them at each point so they don't slip out again. It's quiet easy once you get the hang of it.  The Shure 840 pads make a significant improvement in bass I might add.

It just gives it a better seal than the stock pads. 
 

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Originally Posted by wje View Post


Agreed.  basshead.gif

 

While I've done some "exploratory" missions on my Fostex, it will essentially be very early this week when I get the proper acoustic foam in order to proceed with the gutting and rebuilding.  I'm also going to opt for building a new, Cardas cable to feed each cup and terminate it with a 3.5mm silver connector.  I've basically tried listening a bit with the Fostex with only the mesh over the driver face removed and can't wait to move ahead further.

 

In regards to the cups and the cable replacement, I hope to design something a bit neater that will make them appear better where the cable connects the cups.  I also have the Objective 2 amplifier as well as the C&C BH portable amplifier.  One thing I've noticed so far is that the C&C does some coloration of the upper frequencies with the sound on the Fostex headphones.  However, this wasn't the case with my Magnums, where it was harder to tell the difference between the O2 and the C&C - though the difference could be heard, it wasn't as significant as can be heard with the Fostex headphones.  Now, I'm curious where we'll end up once the plastix and foam get applied.  Hmm ...

 

Just looking forward to a good experience with these.  Also, I've noted that with my ears, the stock pads are actually not bad at all with the comfort.  If I could ask, how are people attaching the Shure 840 pads to the Fostex cups?

 

Thank you,

 

 



 

post #5906 of 10678

By the way the Magnums and Fostex t50rp both have to be the best bang for the buck in hi end headphone audio.

Having said that, it's not because of the price that I like them so much.  I just love the sound signature of both.  Both have great mids for rock (guitar) and vocals.

 

post #5907 of 10678

I closed the earcup bass ports ~80% on my BMF V6.3 modded T50 RPs today.  Used the loop side of some peel and stick velcro to create the seal.   Just stuck it on top of the stock black fabric that covers the ports inside the cup. The bass tightened up in the lowest registers.  Made a noticeable improvement to me.

post #5908 of 10678


A agree that both are quite a bargain for the quality of sound obtained. It actually make it difficult to justify my other headphones basshead.gif C'est la vie!

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Originally Posted by sling5s View Post

By the way the Magnums and Fostex t50rp both have to be the best bang for the buck in hi end headphone audio.

Having said that, it's not because of the price that I like them so much.  I just love the sound signature of both.  Both have great mids for rock (guitar) and vocals.

 



 

post #5909 of 10678


That look very comfy. Good finding Ardilla. And cheap too. I'm buying.

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Originally Posted by ardilla View Post

 

Headband mod: Self adhesive padding-strip:

 

T50RP headband cushion.JPG

 

Sennheiser spare parts: Headband padding HD215 - 514024

http://spares.sennheiser.co.uk/pro-audio-headphones/hd-215-ii/headband-padding-hd215.html

 

 



 

post #5910 of 10678

Darn, they don't have that headphone or part on the US site.
 

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Originally Posted by ardilla View Post

 

Headband mod: Self adhesive padding-strip:

 

T50RP headband cushion.JPG

 

Sennheiser spare parts: Headband padding HD215 - 514024

http://spares.sennheiser.co.uk/pro-audio-headphones/hd-215-ii/headband-padding-hd215.html

 

 



 

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