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post #61 of 87
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Originally Posted by MusicTurtle View Post

hmm. I'll check those out as there's a "Rat Shack" right near my job. Should work a bit better than that horrid stiff adapter I have. Thanks LFF



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Anytime!

 

EDIT: Here is a link to my headband mod:

 

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


Edited by LFF - 9/26/11 at 6:55am
post #62 of 87

I have a piece of leather laying around that is going to be perfect for that! I swear it's as if everyone's T50 is a unique DIY snowflake.

post #63 of 87
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Originally Posted by MusicTurtle View Post

I have a piece of leather laying around that is going to be perfect for that! I swear it's as if everyone's T50 is a unique DIY snowflake.

Indeed.

 

Here is an update to the headband suspension mod:

 

http://www.head-fi.org/t/452404/just-listened-to-some-fostex-t50rps-today-wow/2910#post_7783760
 

 

post #64 of 87
post #65 of 87

Here's some links to some mods for other orthos that really helped me out:

 

Fostex T20v2 -

F2D mod

Wualta's Mod

BMF mods

 

Those have lots of ideas to work with. I'm running some weird combo of the three that sounds really good.

 

Ludoo's Yamaha YH-3 guide

 

Differential Dampening

post #66 of 87
Thread Starter 

 

Smeggy (mr Thunderpants) on pads...
 
 
Of the pads I've been investigating I can give the following...
 
Stax. Good isolation, very comfortable, good sound +, decent soundstage, very expensive.
 
LCD2 rev1 pads. Very good isolation, good comfort, very good sound, good soundstage +, moderately expensive.
 
LCD2 rev2 pads. visually a little different, sonically about the same to my ears, so as good as the Rev1.
 
Beyer Gel pads. Ugly as sin, extreme isolation, good comfort, good sound +, good soundstage +, relatively inexpensive.
 
Beyer leather pads. Good isolation, good sound, good comfort, difficult to fit, decent soundstage, relatively inexpensive.
 
Beyer pleather pads. Good isolation, decent comfort, decent sound, decent soundstage, relatively inexpensive.
 
Beyer Black or Silver velour pads. When modified offer moderate isolation, very good comfort, very good sound, best soundstage, relatively inexpensive.
 
Fostex pads. Very good isolation, good comfort, good sound, lesser quality construction, moderate soundstage, free.
 
Denon pads, good isolation, good comfort, good sound, decent soundstage, moderately expensive.
 
This is my opinion based on tests with my experiment set.
They all have some compromise somewhere and none are perfect, some are extremely well suited to specific needs though.
post #67 of 87

I was wondering if those gel pads worked.  They look sort of interesting. :P

post #68 of 87
Thread Starter 

updated first post

post #69 of 87

Eek. I wanted to mod some T50RP's so I ordered a pair, but there's so much information to digest!

post #70 of 87

Take your sweet time reading.

post #71 of 87
Thread Starter 

well, then you just pic one mod tutorial. The rastapants 2 seems very promising - see the first post. 
 

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Originally Posted by Raguvian View Post

Eek. I wanted to mod some T50RP's so I ordered a pair, but there's so much information to digest!



 

post #72 of 87
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Originally Posted by ardilla View Post

well, then you just pic one mod tutorial. The rastapants 2 seems very promising - see the first post. 
 



 



Well, I wanted to read all the mods first and then see which ones alter the sound sig to my liking before modifying. Joelpearce's mod seems intriguing though.

post #73 of 87

THANK YOU SO MUCH for this thread.  I'm a fairly long-time Head-Fi'er, not really new to the full-size phone -- and the Fostex T50RP sounds like a fun sandbox to play in.  A lot of info to digest, as others have mentioned, but this thread helps bring it down to mildly sane levels :)

 

Much appreciated.

 

Yip

post #74 of 87

What is the best inexpensive tube amplifier for the T50RP?

 

Little Dot III - $159, plus $65 shipping, $224 ebay ?

 

Thanks!

 

 

 

 

post #75 of 87
Thread Starter 

try this thread, that's where the action is: http://www.head-fi.org/t/452404/just-listened-to-some-fostex-t50rps-today-wow/4800

 

This thread is only for keeping the most informative information from other thread organiazed

 


 

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Originally Posted by musedesign View Post

What is the best inexpensive tube amplifier for the T50RP?

 

Little Dot III - $159, plus $65 shipping, $224 ebay ?

 

Thanks!

 

 

 

 



 

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