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post #76 of 10678
For those complaining about prices, this is the only retailer in my town that stocks Fostex and this is what he thinks people are willing to pay:

Allans Music. Research the best prices in Australia

The Aussie dollar is currently over 90c US, so these guys consider the T50RP to be a USD 200+ headphone. By contrast, I bought my MS1s for AUD 150 delivered - Fostex arent quite the same bargain here in Oz, I'm afraid.
post #77 of 10678
I am not sure what is referred either with the bass resonance. I have kind of the opposite problem it´s to tight and controlled. Hard to explain they feel restrained at times on my Goldpoint Headphone Pro. Soon time for amp switch for the more fun sounding Slee Solo may suit it better in term of bass

They do have a slightly dark signature. May be great for those that enjoy the HD 650 or just dislike bright headphones. Sometimes it´s great but often it just gets to dark and depressing. There is kind of a / where the fostex are at the bottom and pro 900 on top in term of brightness.

The soundstaging or imaging you maybe should say still impresses when it doesn´t get to thick and claustrophic. As for price well I wouldn´t pay as much for these as the 435S for example. The metal bars makes them a bit heavy and they aren´t quite as comfortable. I also feel the 435S do several things slightly better. Imaging is perhaps the only area where it´s not as good or better. On the other hand the 435S have the benefit of being fully open so you never feel totally cramped by them.

But well 100$ you get a lot for your money they are good headphones definiatly. If you preferr darker signatures 200$ may be great as well.
post #78 of 10678
Yep, great value for the money, but you will need an amp and the more brighter the better.
Maybe there is option to drill holes in the back and open them up, for more air
post #79 of 10678
I know the older Fostex ortho's have a legendary status as studio monitors. Would love to hear a pair.
post #80 of 10678
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I know the older Fostex ortho's have a legendary status as studio monitors. Would love to hear a pair.
The T-50RPs are on ebay for $59, or $69.
post #81 of 10678
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Hmm... I am not sure about the resonance... what does it sound like anyway? To me the Fostex sound very clear and everything is very well defined... except that I think the bass is certainly lacking with my sources, but what's there very clean and doesn't sound distorted or anything. These sure need a powerful source to sound good IMO, which I don't have unfortunately. So, yeah, they will be going back to the store... but don't get me wrong - I think these are FANTASTIC headphones! They are the most neutral I've ever heard, I just can't give them enough juice to make them shine at this time.
Without the juice..your not hearing these..that's for sure.

There is no comparison to the HE-5 for example. The HE-5 is clearer, cleaner, more focused and that's across the frequency board.

Now, I can see some potential...nice midband so far but the treble is still recessed and the Bass Drum kick has more in common with a bongo tap. I'm using the single-ended out's of the Balanced Dynalo. I have to let them run in for a couple days and see where it shakes out.

Even the body of a strummed Guitar, its resonance excited some headphone resonance that's not a part of the recording.

I'll keep em' and play with some damping techniques and see where that leads. They are cheapies and will be fun to play and experiment with.
post #82 of 10678
I don't want to be seen as saying these are terrible in anyway. They are a bargain in the U.S. (if you have some power on tap). And they give a little taste of Ortho magic. Now if they (the manufacturer) had spent another $50.00 on a suitable driver enclosures....nice and ready out of the gate!
post #83 of 10678
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I don't want to be seen as saying these are terrible in anyway. They are a bargain in the U.S. (if you have some power on tap). And they give a little taste of Ortho magic. Now if they (the manufacturer) had spent another $50.00 on a suitable driver enclosures....nice and ready out of the gate!
Smeggy has the right idea

http://www.head-fi.org/forums/f4/ort...ml#post5237117
post #84 of 10678
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The T-50RPs are on ebay for $59, or $69.
Yes, but the older models are better.
post #85 of 10678
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Yup-Yup and an Amen thrown in....
post #86 of 10678
All this talk and praising of the T50RP make me want to hear one... Shame on you guys!
Guess I need to see if I find a local dealer allowing me to audition one.
post #87 of 10678
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Originally Posted by kool bubba ice View Post
I know the older Fostex ortho's have a legendary status as studio monitors. Would love to hear a pair.
That would be the Fostex T20's. They were just popular with studios. Doesnt mean that are the best thing since sliced bread.

Sony V6, AKG K240, Beyer DT150; these were all super popular with recording studios. And they are nice headphones, but doesnt mean they are AMAAAZING.

With a little bit of mods though...they would be great.
post #88 of 10678
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Does anybody else here love these guys? I am about to order a pair off ebay. For only $70 + shipping they seem like an incredible bargain for the sound that they produce. I honestly don't think that any armature or dynamic driver based headphone at that price even begins to approach these Fostex cans in sound quality.
I notice that in your signature, you list the T50RPs as 'Past' cans - have you already got rid of them, and if so, why?
post #89 of 10678
Thing is there is better headphones... They may cost more but why keep bang for buck headphones if you already have better. That is the reason I want to get rid of them. They are good for the price but they are no amazing giant killers surely
post #90 of 10678
wrong, with the correct damping techniques or new driver enclosures, these can be giant killers. The drivers are THAT good..dB
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