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post #1 of 13
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I have a quick question. Do I need any extra equipment to play a planar magnetic headphone? all i have is a cmoy and zune hd.

post #2 of 13

Nope.

post #3 of 13

Which planar magnetic?

post #4 of 13

If its the LCD 2 or fostex then no, but if its any of the Hifiman stuff, definietly yes.

post #5 of 13

If by "extra equipment" you mean something specialized for planar-magnetics, then no. They still use electromagnetic force like dynamic drivers and can use the same amps, unlike electrostatics.

 

But, if by "extra equipment" you mean a more powerful amp, that is more likely.

post #6 of 13
Thread Starter 

thanks guys. I was looking into Hifiman but I guess I'll go with the Fostex. Is the T50rp planar magnetic?

 

post #7 of 13

Orthodynamic, isodynamic, and planar-magnetic tend to be used interchangeably, so if that is true, yes, the T50RP is planar-magnetic.

post #8 of 13
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Originally Posted by Pingupenguins View Post

thanks guys. I was looking into Hifiman but I guess I'll go with the Fostex. Is the T50rp planar magnetic?

 



I've got hifimans and they sound awesome, do need amping though.

 

Saying that they work fine on my astro mixamp, drives them nice and loud, but on a proper amp they really shine.

post #9 of 13

I drive my HiFiMan phones with both the little NuForce Icon HDP preamp/headphone amplifier and a Decman tube preamp/headphone amp. I've heard that the orthos need some power, but I didn't have to go out of my way to power these.

davisoly

 

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Originally Posted by Pingupenguins View Post

thanks guys. I was looking into Hifiman but I guess I'll go with the Fostex. Is the T50rp planar magnetic?

 



If you're looking for the fostex, take a look at this.

It came up in the results of google shopping. 

post #11 of 13
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Originally Posted by NamelessPFG View Post

Orthodynamic, isodynamic, and planar-magnetic tend to be used interchangeably, so if that is true, yes, the T50RP is planar-magnetic.


Thanks for the clarification!

 

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If you're looking for the fostex, take a look at this.

It came up in the results of google shopping. 

 

 

Yeah I saw that but I've never heard of people buying from "fullcompass" If I could get someone to back me up and say that is where I should get it. Then I'll go for it, but I don't want to be down $75 bones plus shipping
 

 

Does Fostex make headphones that are planar magnetic and comparable to the T50RP. I'd like it to be in the same price range and hopefully better.

 


Edited by Pingupenguins - 9/23/11 at 5:59pm
post #12 of 13
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Originally Posted by Pingupenguins View Post

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Does Fostex make headphones that are planar magnetic and comparable to the T50RP.  


confused.gif Fostex makes the T50RP. For modding purposes you could go with the T40RP, same driver (which is planar magnetic).
Edited by Draygonn - 9/23/11 at 6:10pm
post #13 of 13
Most planar magnetic headphones are low impedance so it's important to use a source that has a low output impedance. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Damping_factor
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