I remember reading somewhere that one of the Tx0rp models were designed "for drummers" maybe the pads were chosen for "sweat proofing". Either way, it was a terrible design decision on their part. But if they wise up too much, our little gem might not be so affordable. I feel that at the moment, you can compare this these headphones to a cheap car like a Cavelier... but, by simply painting a red stripe on it, the car magically goes 200mph! I am always amazed by what can be squeezed out of these drivers with a bit of ingenuity and some household items.
Unless they are offbranding those drivers to ahem, some other manufacturer of high price cans there is no reason for them not to bring out a Tx Audiophile version. The community has already done the RD for them this time. They could easily still maintain the sub hundred dollar studio line as well.
They are killer drivers. I wonder if the DIY'ers ever approached Fostex for a bulk buy? I'm sure the numbers would be profitable for them.