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.
So true, your statement is. Then again, I tend to avoid having a taste of what I can't afford. If I were to try out the Sennheiser HD-800 and then decide I liked them, what would I do? That's a lot of $ to slap down on one pair of 'phones. So, I tend to stay and play in the sandbox that I can afford. Things seem to go better, financially ... and, musically, for me.
From the members here and reading the Fostex threads, I've received some great tips on the 1 to 10 steps to follow as they are the "proven" steps that one has taken to get the most bang for the buck out of the Fostex 'phones. However, if I were to desire a slight more "sizzle" in my upper frequencies with the Fostex, what's the best approach? Is placing a piece of foil on the back, center square of the Tic-Tac-Toe driver back the best way to go? Or, should I consider something else to apply? At 48, my ears tend to desire a bit more upper frequencies either because of some hearing decay or limitations in the frequencies that I can hear. That's why the Grado - and, then the Magnum has appealed to me. Bear in mind, the Magnum has provided some of the best balanced sound that my ears have heard in a headphone. But, I suspect the mids and lows in the Fostex will still be slightly predominant - in part due to their design and what I can hear even before the modifications start. So, I'm essentially asking the best best approach to "tip" the upper frequencies a bit. Any ideas on the best move to make?