For Sale or Trade:
Fostex T50RP modified with SA5000 leather pads
Will Ship To: CONUS
Non-smoking home. Modified with paxmate plus, plasticine, and a bit of felt (which was later covered by paxmate, so it doesn't do anything). Its mainly just weighted with plasticine, then covered all-over in paxmate. There are other small details like paxmate layer behind driver, paxmate on ear side, and thats about it. You could also remove mods and start from scratch, but if there are any non-reversible mods then that is that. No guarantee on full reversibility. The only non-reversible mod should be the removal of the stock dampening material in front and behind driver, and what is mentioned next.
The condition is not exactly mint obviously due to tinkering. There are a couple very small circular punctures made to the cup which were later covered up with electrical tape on the inside of the cup (aesthetics and sound), so they are hard to see and should no longer have an effect on the sound. The locations of the punctures are on the recessed parts of the faux vents, so its even more hard to see without close inspection.
I have not used these headphones that much. I never felt I could get the mods to sound just right and gave up too quickly I guess. They do sound amazing in certain respects, and resolving beyond anything near its price range except other used orthos.
Included are the SA5000 genuine leather pads. I paid $100 for these. The original pads I no longer have, but I do have original headphone packaging which will be included.
I have perfect feedback on Head-Fi, eBay, and Amazon. Link to the old Head-Fi feedback thread: http://www.head-fi.org/t/280347/philimon
I will leave this thread open for a while as I entertain trades. At this price range the only other headphones I would be interested in are Grado models. And please understand I prefer to sell to those with some established feedback, so not necessarily first to offer.
$115 OBO shipped CONUS, priority mail, and tracking. I generally ship within 24hrs of sale.
EDIT: Now $90 shipped
And to add about the hole punctures. There are only a few and they are only a couple millimeters in diameter, and hardly noticeable due to their location. The interior is covered in paxmate, so there is no air leakage.
Now $80 shipped (07/30/12)
Now $65 shipped (08/07/12)
Now SOLD to CosaNostra
Edited by Philimon - 8/9/12 at 11:18am