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Here is to be collected links to the most instructive posts on how to modify the Fostex T50RP, mostly from this thread: Just listened to some Fostex T50RPs today... WOW!

 

This is not for "Thunderpants" - only modifications keeping the standard cups

 

 

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BMF:

 

BMF is bluemonkeyflyers mods.

 

BMF 6.3

http://www.head-fi.org/t/452404/just-listened-to-some-fostex-t50rps-today-wow/4290#post_7856037

http://www.head-fi.org/t/452404/just-listened-to-some-fostex-t50rps-today-wow/4440#post_7865771

BMF 6.1 vs 6.2

http://www.head-fi.org/t/452404/just-listened-to-some-fostex-t50rps-today-wow/4155#post_7840197

BMF 6.2

http://www.head-fi.org/t/452404/just-listened-to-some-fostex-t50rps-today-wow/4125#post_7837614

BMF 6

http://www.head-fi.org/t/452404/just-listened-to-some-fostex-t50rps-today-wow/3945#post_7827522

BMF 5

http://www.head-fi.org/t/452404/just-listened-to-some-fostex-t50rps-today-wow/3840#post_7823213

http://www.head-fi.org/t/452404/just-listened-to-some-fostex-t50rps-today-wow/2640#post_7768186

 

BF Transpore mod

http://www.head-fi.org/t/452404/just-listened-to-some-fostex-t50rps-today-wow/4875#post_7900702

 

bluemonkeyflyer's modified rastapants with picture walk through 

http://www.head-fi.org/t/452404/just-listened-to-some-fostex-t50rps-today-wow/2655#post_7768646

 

more from bluemonkeyflyer 

http://www.head-fi.org/t/452404/just-listened-to-some-fostex-t50rps-today-wow/4620#post_7877085

http://www.head-fi.org/t/452404/just-listened-to-some-fostex-t50rps-today-wow/4560#post_7872751

http://www.head-fi.org/t/452404/just-listened-to-some-fostex-t50rps-today-wow/4365#post_7861181

http://www.head-fi.org/t/452404/just-listened-to-some-fostex-t50rps-today-wow/4245#post_7851889

http://www.head-fi.org/t/452404/just-listened-to-some-fostex-t50rps-today-wow/4035#post_7832914 (applying dynamat) 

http://www.head-fi.org/t/452404/just-listened-to-some-fostex-t50rps-today-wow/3045#post_7790852

http://www.head-fi.org/t/452404/just-listened-to-some-fostex-t50rps-today-wow/1785#post_7582437

http://www.head-fi.org/t/452404/just-listened-to-some-fostex-t50rps-today-wow/2715#post_7771999

 

bluemonkeyflyer on temporary closing the cups in between mods:

http://www.head-fi.org/t/452404/just-listened-to-some-fostex-t50rps-today-wow/5340#post_7949196

http://www.head-fi.org/t/452404/just-listened-to-some-fostex-t50rps-today-wow/5295#post_7945865

 

bluemonkeyflyer compares unmodded and modded T50RP to LCD-2 etc.

http://www.head-fi.org/t/452404/just-listened-to-some-fostex-t50rps-today-wow/3690#post_7816428

follow up

http://www.head-fi.org/t/452404/just-listened-to-some-fostex-t50rps-today-wow/3735#post_7817267

 

simple mod

http://www.head-fi.org/t/452404/just-listened-to-some-fostex-t50rps-today-wow/4440#post_7865771

 

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RASTAPANTS:

 

Rastapants 2 by mrspeakers:

Rastapants 2 840 Pad Edition:

http://www.head-fi.org/t/452404/just-listened-to-some-fostex-t50rps-today-wow/4260#post_7852863

http://www.head-fi.org/t/452404/just-listened-to-some-fostex-t50rps-today-wow/3525#post_7808672

http://www.head-fi.org/t/452404/just-listened-to-some-fostex-t50rps-today-wow/3525#post_7808673

 

Rastapants 1 by mrspeakers

http://www.head-fi.org/t/452404/just-listened-to-some-fostex-t50rps-today-wow/2445#post_7746934

Rastapants by mrspeakers pictures

http://www.head-fi.org/t/452404/just-listened-to-some-fostex-t50rps-today-wow/1380#post_7357008

 

mr speakers measurements

http://www.head-fi.org/t/452404/just-listened-to-some-fostex-t50rps-today-wow/4200#post_7846094

http://www.head-fi.org/t/452404/just-listened-to-some-fostex-t50rps-today-wow/4185#post_7845429

 

mr.speakers sbour RP2 and O2 pads

http://www.head-fi.org/t/452404/just-listened-to-some-fostex-t50rps-today-wow/3705#post_7816511

 

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HDman T50ResPonse

 

http://www.head-fi.org/t/583371/t50-response

http://www.head-fi.org/t/452404/just-listened-to-some-fostex-t50rps-today-wow/5220#post_7938002

http://www.head-fi.org/t/452404/just-listened-to-some-fostex-t50rps-today-wow/5175#post_7932721

 

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OTHER MODS

 

BmWr75 simple mods (a BMF variant)

http://www.head-fi.org/t/452404/just-listened-to-some-fostex-t50rps-today-wow/5745#post_8037638

 

LFF "Paradox"

It is a secret.. elaborated here

http://www.head-fi.org/t/452404/just-listened-to-some-fostex-t50rps-today-wow/5295#post_7947203

 

hans030390's modded T50RP (Updated 12-15-2011)

http://www.head-fi.org/t/452404/just-listened-to-some-fostex-t50rps-today-wow/5490#post_7972850

 

Fat Bastard T50RP by snakeeater69

http://www.head-fi.org/t/452404/just-listened-to-some-fostex-t50rps-today-wow/4995#post_7911193

http://www.head-fi.org/t/452404/just-listened-to-some-fostex-t50rps-today-wow/4485#post_7867736

http://www.head-fi.org/t/452404/just-listened-to-some-fostex-t50rps-today-wow/4470#post_7867493

 

Very very easy mod with K240 Sextett pads by RexAeterna

http://www.head-fi.org/t/452404/just-listened-to-some-fostex-t50rps-today-wow/4965#post_7908749

 

mmayer167 easy mod with O2 pads

http://www.head-fi.org/t/452404/just-listened-to-some-fostex-t50rps-today-wow/4635#post_7877318

 

rawster picture walk through RP2

http://www.head-fi.org/t/452404/just-listened-to-some-fostex-t50rps-today-wow/3885#post_7824377

 

SPwild's mod 

http://www.head-fi.org/t/452404/just-listened-to-some-fostex-t50rps-today-wow/330#post_6998354

 

Cheap mod by dogears

http://www.head-fi.org/t/452404/just-listened-to-some-fostex-t50rps-today-wow/2445#post_7748868

 

Jonclarke doing tidy work with Paxmate and Dynamat - pics

http://www.head-fi.org/t/452404/just-listened-to-some-fostex-t50rps-today-wow/1575#post_7436860

 

PhaedraCorruption picture tutorial

http://www.head-fi.org/t/452404/just-listened-to-some-fostex-t50rps-today-wow/4485#post_7867505

 

ambchang's two mods comparison

http://www.head-fi.org/t/452404/just-listened-to-some-fostex-t50rps-today-wow/5130#post_7926639

 

Faust mod:

http://wiki.faust3d.com/wiki/index.php?title=Image:T50RP_m2.jpg
b0wl1ngs variant:
http://www.head-fi.org/t/452404/just-listened-to-some-fostex-t50rps-today-wow/1785#post_7583476
SlaRe comments: "Tried this one, seems like the best best if you don't have paxmate. It's impressive what just a thin piece of felt glued over the driver can do, really good isolation too."
Smeggy's old setup:
http://www.head-fi.org/t/111193/orthodynamic-roundup/6555#post_5220171
Rastapants in the flesh:
http://cdn.head-fi.org/a/a3/a33b16c8_2970acf8_rastapants.jpeg
SlaRe comments: "Works best with 840 or O2 pads apparently. The leeperry mod is basically the same thing, only you leave the white felt over the driver."

 

LFF headband suspension

http://www.head-fi.org/t/452404/just-listened-to-some-fostex-t50rps-today-wow/2895#post_7782196

 

Twinster's sound reflection cardboard cookie

http://www.head-fi.org/t/452404/just-listened-to-some-fostex-t50rps-today-wow/5490#post_7972312

 

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GENERAL ARTICLES

 

How to easily assemble and re-assemble while trying out different mods

http://www.head-fi.org/t/452404/just-listened-to-some-fostex-t50rps-today-wow/5595#post_7997986

 

AnotherN00b sum's up modding

http://www.head-fi.org/t/452404/just-listened-to-some-fostex-t50rps-today-wow/5175#post_7931332

 

Fostex T50RP Modification:  A Summary of Methods, Materials, and Their Possible Effects

http://www.head-fi.org/t/452404/just-listened-to-some-fostex-t50rps-today-wow/2640#post_7768186

bluemonkeyflyer - Modding Noob Extraordinaire

 

Armageis on damping

http://www.head-fi.org/t/452404/just-listened-to-some-fostex-t50rps-today-wow/3795#post_7820049

 

High End Phones-Comparison

http://www.head-fi.org/t/452404/just-listened-to-some-fostex-t50rps-today-wow/4230#post_7850268

 

 

Exploded parts view

 
Tyll Hertsens explains about orthos in general and why they are especially sensitive to good acoustic damping
 

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PADS: 

 

Beware that pads have influence on sound, and the mods are adjusted to the pads. Always keep in mind what pads are used by a modder.  

 

 
Useful "Sock Mod"
to avoid those platic earpads making you sweat. I did this - and ignored the cardboard part, just stuffed the cloth under the pads :)  http://www.head-fi.org/t/470304/shure-srh840-earpad-mod

 

 

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HEADBAND:

HD280 pad mod by satwilson

http://www.head-fi.org/t/452404/just-listened-to-some-fostex-t50rps-today-wow/5505#post_7973404

http://www.head-fi.org/t/452404/just-listened-to-some-fostex-t50rps-today-wow/5520#post_7980238 

 

LFF headband mod

 

 

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Total makeover mods (new cups)

Thunderpants

 

KODA^2 / KODA^1 

http://www.head-fi.org/t/582736/koda-2-k-nigs-ortho-dynamic-acrylic-headphones#post_7927522

http://www.head-fi.org/t/582736/koda-1-the-ortho-dynamic-prototype-project#post_7927522

Leakypants


Edited by ardilla - 2/1/12 at 1:55pm
post #2 of 87

Good thread. I'm making my way through that T50RP thread as well in anticipation of my Fostex arriving tomorrow. Nice to have all the useful information sprinkled throughout organized in one place. 

 

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Yeah, I´m waiting to my warranty to end so I can start modding them :)

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Great stuff, haven't made it through those huge threads either. Few I've found -

Faust mod:
http://wiki.faust3d.com/wiki/index.php?title=Image:T50RP_m2.jpg

b0wl1ngs variant:
http://www.head-fi.org/t/452404/just-listened-to-some-fostex-t50rps-today-wow/1785#post_7583476

Tried this one, seems like the best best if you don't have paxmate. It's impressive what just a thin piece of felt glued over the driver can do, really good isolation too.

Smeggy's old setup:
http://www.head-fi.org/t/111193/orthodynamic-roundup/6555#post_5220171

Rastapants in the flesh:
http://cdn.head-fi.org/a/a3/a33b16c8_2970acf8_rastapants.jpeg
Works best with 840 or O2 pads apparently. The leeperry mod is basically the same thing, only you leave the white felt over the driver.
 

post #5 of 87

Nice, I've gotta get a T50rp myself and try these out...anybody know the best place to get them from Canada?

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Thread Starter 

Tips/links to cables and pads that fit are also appreciated. 

 

Right now I use this, it fits and sounds way nicer than the stock cable (which broke very very fast), but since there is no angled connector, it feels dangerous, as it is sticking horizontally out from the headphone. Looks funny, though :)

PROI3301-angle-low.jpghttp://profigold.bandridge.nl/products/profigold/personal_audio_1/3_5mm/3_5mm/high_performance_portable_audio_interconnect/general.html


Edited by ardilla - 9/14/11 at 1:46am
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Do you know where Fostex T50RP are still available ?
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bhphotovideo 
 

Quote:
Originally Posted by Puranti View Post

Do you know where Fostex T50RP are still available ?


Edit: Lol wow, they're out of stock already.... 

 

post #9 of 87
Thread Starter 
post #10 of 87
Thanks a lot, lets try this with the mods !
post #11 of 87
Thread Starter 


Why are you waiting?

Quote:
Originally Posted by SLaRe View Post

Yeah, I´m waiting to my warranty to end so I can start modding them :)



 

post #12 of 87


Quote:

Originally Posted by ardilla View Post


Why are you waiting?



 


 

Because I have only one more month of warranty and I don´t like to mod things until the warranty has ended.

 


Edited by SLaRe - 9/15/11 at 5:16am
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Thread Starter 

^  I find that peculiar. 

post #14 of 87

^ Yeah, start now, and you can send it in if you goof.

post #15 of 87

Thanks for starting this thread! my t50rp is coming in the mail on monday, can't wait to mod!

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