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post #9316 of 10601

Anyone notice that B&H Photo's price is now 126.38? :(

 

I was looking forward to ordering these and playing around with the mods a bit, but now they're getting expensive.  I know they used to be ~$75.00, and now I can't find them below 99.90 anywhere.

post #9317 of 10601
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Originally Posted by cegli View Post

Anyone notice that B&H Photo's price is now 126.38? :(

 

I was looking forward to ordering these and playing around with the mods a bit, but now they're getting expensive.  I know they used to be ~$75.00, and now I can't find them below 99.90 anywhere.

 

They were $95 at B&H early last week -- "Price too low to advertise", as I recall. In Headphone Years, this is an ancient beast. Is there any reason to think they won't be cheap again next week or the week after?

post #9318 of 10601

Glad I got mine when I did! Best investment I've made. Shame though as I'm not too keen on the extra $50 for another experimental pair

post #9319 of 10601

Searching for them in Google shopping, I find:

 

http://www.performanceaudio.com/buy/Fostex/T50RP/1102

 

Don't know anything about their reputation as a retailer though.

 

I've been thinking about picking up another pair to do my own modding on, and to have a listen to stock first, to compare to the already modded pair I picked up second-hand here.

post #9320 of 10601
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Originally Posted by cn11 View Post

Searching for them in Google shopping, I find:

 

http://www.performanceaudio.com/buy/Fostex/T50RP/1102

 

Don't know anything about their reputation as a retailer though.


A friend just bought from them today.  They have free shipping on orders over $100, and they happen to stock 840 pads, mogami cabling, and neutrik plugs...they look like they're just a smaller pro-audio company.

post #9321 of 10601
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Originally Posted by kingoftown1 View Post


A friend just bought from them today.  They have free shipping on orders over $100, and they happen to stock 840 pads, mogami cabling, and neutrik plugs...they look like they're just a smaller pro-audio company.

 

Excellent info, thanks. Love supporting the small businesses (if good people!)...

post #9322 of 10601

Hey all,

Way back when, I did Magick Man's mod and quite enjoyed it, but recently decided to try the Rastapants 2 mod. I grabbed all the needed materials and did the mod, and unfortunately it doesn't seem to sound right. The bass is fairly strong and bloomy, and everything sounds recessed with very little detail. It also lacks the great separation and transients that it once had. I can't seem to see what I'm doing incorrectly.

post #9323 of 10601

Hey Aussie Head Fiers, I just found a local retailer selling the t50rps for $129 on ebay http://www.ebay.com.au/itm/Fostex-T50RP-Headphones-/180984045526?pt=AU_headphone&hash=item2a237d5fd6 . I'm going to have to get myself a pair and join in on the fun.

post #9324 of 10601

Hi guys, I was just wondering if anyone has experience using Beyerdynamic DT990 pads for these? It's down to the Shure 840 pads, the pleather Beyer pads, and the velour Beyer pads. What would you guys recommend? They're all within about ten dollars of each other, price isn't really an issue between them.

 

Thanks!

post #9325 of 10601

sure pads is mostly used because it has a great effect on the t50rps, even if the cups are not dampened (yet). not sure if beyer pads will fit the t50rp without getting it ripped the first few times you tried putting on it

post #9326 of 10601

Complete guess here, but the beyer gel pads were said to be super hard to put on. I'd then expect the rest of the beyers to be more than a little difficult.

Once again, just a guess.

But even between 840 pads and HM5 pads, the 840 pads were easier to put on.

post #9327 of 10601
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Originally Posted by cn11 View Post

Searching for them in Google shopping, I find:

 

http://www.performanceaudio.com/buy/Fostex/T50RP/1102

 

Don't know anything about their reputation as a retailer though.

 

I've been thinking about picking up another pair to do my own modding on, and to have a listen to stock first, to compare to the already modded pair I picked up second-hand here.

 

Ah, you are awesome!  I did some searching, but missed that one!  Just ordered two pair (one for myself, one for a friend), and the came out to 72.50 each with free shipping/no tax.  Used the promo code TAKE5 for $5 off.  Now to get the modding supplies!

post #9328 of 10601

For one method to secure stretched Shure 840 pads, scroll down to photos KK-NN -->  Here.

post #9329 of 10601
What are the differences between the mad dogs and the paradoxes?
post #9330 of 10601
I've been using the beyer gel pads, and I can say that it's almost impossible to mount it normally. It's way easier to use electrical tape around it. Besides the pads are round yet the baffles are oval-ish.
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