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wje,

 

Can these be purchased somewhere?

 

Darryl

I don't think BMF sells anything, but here's his "guide" to the 8.1

 

http://www.head-fi.org/t/452404/just-listened-to-some-fostex-t50rps-today-wow/8025#post_8354423

 

 


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But Thundepants have overpowered bass which bleeds into other frequencies so some tracks don't sound as intended while Mad Dog doesn't have this problem

Thunderpants bass isn't that bad.

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I don't think BMF sells anything, but here's his "guide" to the 8.1

 

http://www.head-fi.org/t/452404/just-listened-to-some-fostex-t50rps-today-wow/8025#post_8354423

 

 

 

Correct.  However, BMF has been a long-time contributor to the T50RP thread and has tried many variations to come up with some solid conclusions.  The Mad Dogs by MrSpeakers doesn't have any magic potion in them, but probably do have some variations of the modifications that have been discussed in the open forum and then MrSpeakers took the time to try several variations using different levels of materials and measuring the headphones each time to prove out the benefits.  Then, when a "good" final version was established, it became available for sale.

 

In reality, I'm a big fan of capitalism and believe in it 100%.  However, I'm also a bit miffed at people who keep reading the threads on modifications, yet contribute little towards the betterment of the product for the masses.  Then, they release a product based on their readings here in the open forum.  I guess this all comes from the position that I love this hobby, I love to contribute towards this hobby, I love to read about variations in this hobby, but the day I decided to make a dollar off of my hobby, it would no longer be a hobby.  It would then be a job.  To me, hobbies are meant to be fun.  Work can be fun, too -- but, I work in a completely different industry so I use my hobby to wind down during the evenings and weekends away from work.

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Correct.  However, BMF has been a long-time contributor to the T50RP thread and has tried many variations to come up with some solid conclusions.  The Mad Dogs by MrSpeakers doesn't have any magic potion in them, but probably do have some variations of the modifications that have been discussed in the open forum and then MrSpeakers took the time to try several variations using different levels of materials and measuring the headphones each time to prove out the benefits.  Then, when a "good" final version was established, it became available for sale.

 

In reality, I'm a big fan of capitalism and believe in it 100%.  However, I'm also a bit miffed at people who keep reading the threads on modifications, yet contribute little towards the betterment of the product for the masses.  Then, they release a product based on their readings here in the open forum.  I guess this all comes from the position that I love this hobby, I love to contribute towards this hobby, I love to read about variations in this hobby, but the day I decided to make a dollar off of my hobby, it would no longer be a hobby.  It would then be a job.  To me, hobbies are meant to be fun.  Work can be fun, too -- but, I work in a completely different industry so I use my hobby to wind down during the evenings and weekends away from work.

 

Excuse me, are you implying a) that I didn't make major contributions to the T50 mod community and b) that I skimmed others ideas and work and just popped out a product?

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Excuse me, are you implying a) that I didn't make major contributions to the T50 mod community and b) that I skimmed others ideas and work and just popped out a product?

 

No.  I didn't name any names at all.  If you implied that I was singly pointing out one person, then I'm sorry for the misinterpretation.  wink.gif

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We've gone round n round with this question with another Head-Fier. It depends ultimately what you're looking, what your budget is, what your chains is.
Bang for buck/price to performance. You can't go wrong with the Mad Dogs for neutral yet lively. And IMO a giant killer. Other options in this range are
LFF's Paradox: very neutral, dynamic, Smeggy's Thunderpants a full woodied mod, very punchy, alive. (But expensive)
Another headphone to be thrown out there is the HE-400 I've spent a few months with it loved it with electronic, and it's "affordable"

Other than that it's hard to really advise anything for you. I looked on your profile for your chain, but you don't have it listed. So kind of flying blind.

I suppose another route you could go is modding the T50RP yourself. There's a comprensive thread on this. With some great members to seek advice on modding techniques.

Hope this helps you out a bit. beerchug.gif  Good luck!

Yes, but as a person looking for a neutral yet lively headphone, not taking into account price, how does it stack up against the akg 550, hm5, srh940. And will it blow away someone who's only listened to aiaiai tma1s? I listen to all kinds of music btw.
Edited by clairyvic - 6/20/12 at 8:51pm
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Excuse me, are you implying a) that I didn't make major contributions to the T50 mod community and b) that I skimmed others ideas and work and just popped out a product?

 

I actually formulated my cable business off the first Grado SR-60 thread. Wayne probably didn't mean anything by it, he's probably talking about this super ranty guy on our Grado modding thread. It's so bad to the point where I unsubscribed from it even though that's sort of my key demographic of people to hang out with here. Took some basic info, started crapping out wood cups just like anybody else to make money off of the modders without improving the community in any way.

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Yes, but as a person looking for a neutral yet lively headphone, not taking into account price, how does it stack up against the akg 550, hm5, srh940. And will it blow away someone who's only listened to aiaiai tma1s? I listen to all kinds of music btw.

I've already said what I think the Mad Dogs best. I would also advise you to PM Dan (mrspeakers) 

 

Also for more people attesting to the performance of these modded T50RP's: 

 

http://www.head-fi.org/t/614134/is-it-true-that-modded-t50rps-specifically-lffs-paradox-mod-is-comparable-to-high-end-headphones-such-as-the-lcd2/45#post_8474569

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Just placed my order for the Mad Dogs, excited to see how they compare to my modded T50RPs. Will more than likely blow them out of the water since I'm a big n00b

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Just placed my order for the Mad Dogs, excited to see how they compare to my modded T50RPs. Will more than likely blow them out of the water since I'm a big n00b

 

I would love to read your comparison!

 

Thanks.

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Yes, but as a person looking for a neutral yet lively headphone, not taking into account price, how does it stack up against the akg 550, hm5, srh940. And will it blow away someone who's only listened to aiaiai tma1s? I listen to all kinds of music btw.

 

I can't even believe that the Brainwavz HM5 even get brought into such a thread.  Those headphones have to be the cheapest, echo-inhibiting, headphones I've run across in a long time.  Plus, the price of $139 is a serious insult considering the OEM flavor can be had for about $60 - minus the accessories that Brainwavz provides.  I won't even begin to list out the comparison between the Fostex and the HM5 headphones.  I think it would be best to start off with a pair of Campbell's soup cans and a string in between them to compare to the HM5 and then take it from there.  tongue_smile.gif

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I can't even believe that the Brainwavz HM5 even get brought into such a thread.  Those headphones have to be the cheapest, echo-inhibiting, headphones I've run across in a long time.  Plus, the price of $139 is a serious insult considering the OEM flavor can be had for about $60 - minus the accessories that Brainwavz provides.  I won't even begin to list out the comparison between the Fostex and the HM5 headphones.  I think it would be best to start off with a pair of Campbell's soup cans and a string in between them to compare to the HM5 and then take it from there.  tongue_smile.gif


There are many here, including myself, who would disagree with your opinion on the HM5. It's a great sounding dynamic headphone. A steal at $60.00!

 

That said, I've been spoiled by the orthodynamic flavor myself.

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Once you go ortho you never go back.
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Once you go ortho you never go back.

Tell that to STAX

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I would love to read your comparison!

 

Thanks.

 

I will def be sure to write up a comparision

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I've been talking to Trevor at Norse Audio about making me a cable for the T50RPs and here's what he said

 

"Unfortunately I have yet to find a right angled plug that fits due to the inset being to narrow diameter.  However, the Oyaide 1/8" plugs fit perfectly with the only downside being they are the straight version (right angles don't work).  So it will stick out a bit, but fits nicely."

 

I know Dan has said the one cable for v-moda works nicely http://v-moda.com/audio-only-cable/ . Now does that 45 degree angle plug into the baffle or is in the straight side of the 1/8. 

 

I mention this because I have no idea what is in that stock Fostex cable and I do a lot of business with Trevor and love his cables. Has anyone tried any other aftermarket cables for the T50RPs?

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