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I think he means Subway as in the restaurant that sells those amazing sub sandwiches.

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Swap on a pair of alpha pads and u can hit the streets with your Fostex smily_headphones1.gif
Subway or airport...nothing leaks.
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Originally Posted by Lorspeaker View Post

Swap on a pair of alpha pads and u can hit the streets with your Fostex smily_headphones1.gif
Subway or airport...nothing leaks.

That's very interesting... even if I don't like the sound change I might have to pick a pair up just to see how good this isolation is you speak of..

 

Best place to buy alpha pads = mrspeakers ?

$60 + post to Australia which will no doubt be pricey but oh well

Maybe I'll try them on HE-400 too it might change my mind and not sell them (doubt it though, soundstage is so boxed in for open cans)


Edited by designbykai - 11/5/13 at 2:38am
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I am using the alpha pads on my he-6 actually...
Powered by the tiny SMSL SA-50 T-amp, 50w x 2., via speaker taps.
Its on amazon for 70bucks.

I dun find the soundstage congested.
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Originally Posted by Lorspeaker View Post

Swap on a pair of alpha pads and u can hit the streets with your Fostex smily_headphones1.gif
Subway or airport...nothing leaks.

Edited by jibzilla - 6/3/14 at 3:25am
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Whaaa?! You can actually get studying done at a subway? I assume it's in some cafe located within the subway station and not the actual subway passages/walking areas?
Oh, but you're in Singapore. People can study anywhere there. When I first moved there, I even saw students studying at the airport (which actually makes more sense than a subway, now that I think about it).

On topic;
Yeah, the length of the cable would be the main drawback. Fine if you coil it up and put most of it into your bag and only letting the required length stick out, I suppose. In any case, they weren't made for mobile use. It's doable, but not ideal.
I take mine to work everyday, so I keep most of the cord coiled, with two ties on opposite sides of the ring. Easier to transport in a velvet bag this way too.
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Does anyone have any experience with replacing the pads on the Fostex TH600s.

The pad attaches to a white disk. I can not figure out how to remove this disk which would make replacing the pad at least possible.

Has anyone replaced the Fostex pads with Audeze pads?

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I take mine to work everyday, so I keep most of the cord coiled, with two ties on opposite sides of the ring. Easier to transport in a velvet bag this way too.

 

Dude, if we lived in the same city and I saw you outside rockin a TH600, I'd salute you!!

Screw the celebrities and their headphone endorsements. There's no cooler headphone to wear in public than a vader-black TH600, in my opinion. Shame it leaks, though.

 

 

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Does anyone have any experience with replacing the pads on the Fostex TH600s.

The pad attaches to a white disk. I can not figure out how to remove this disk which would make replacing the pad at least possible.

Has anyone replaced the Fostex pads with Audeze pads?

 

No experience personally, but this post by Audiowood from the TH900 thread might give you a rough idea:

http://www.head-fi.org/t/595683/fostex-th900-impressions-discussion-thread/2790#post_9006193

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Thanks a lot for the post.

The advice worked

Although there has got to be an easier way. I almost could not believe that I got the pad back on.

I agree the black Vader look of the 600s is totally cool and yes I where them in public.

The subject of leakage and more comfort is why I am interested in trying either Alpha pads or Audeze pads on them.

I was just at the Toronto audio show and Mr Speakers new Alpha headphones were so comfortable I could not believe it.

So if anyone has experience on this I would love to hear about it

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Originally Posted by mumbles View Post

Thanks a lot for the post.
The advice worked
Although there has got to be an easier way. I almost could not believe that I got the pad back on.
I agree the black Vader look of the 600s is totally cool and yes I where them in public.
The subject of leakage and more comfort is why I am interested in trying either Alpha pads or Audeze pads on them.
I was just at the Toronto audio show and Mr Speakers new Alpha headphones were so comfortable I could not believe it.
So if anyone has experience on this I would love to hear about it

DemonFox has Alpha Pads on his. Sounds like the white mounting ring is the same as the early Denons used and yes, they can be challenging to get off. Have three sets myself, two with Alpha pads on them. Most comfortable pads I've tried, and I've done over 25 or so all totaled. The Alpha pads do not help with leakage.
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I'd like to point out that the sound leakage is due to the acoustic ring around the cup (ie. the gap between the cup and the headphone body), changing pads probably won't do much to help the sound leakage, if you're playing music at the level that sound is leaking.

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Originally Posted by mumbles View Post

Thanks a lot for the post.
The advice worked
Although there has got to be an easier way. I almost could not believe that I got the pad back on.
I agree the black Vader look of the 600s is totally cool and yes I where them in public.
The subject of leakage and more comfort is why I am interested in trying either Alpha pads or Audeze pads on them.
I was just at the Toronto audio show and Mr Speakers new Alpha headphones were so comfortable I could not believe it.
So if anyone has experience on this I would love to hear about it

DemonFox has Alpha Pads on his. Sounds like the white mounting ring is the same as the early Denons used and yes, they can be challenging to get off. Have three sets myself, two with Alpha pads on them. Most comfortable pads I've tried, and I've done over 25 or so all totaled. The Alpha pads do not help with leakage.

 

Getting them off isn't that tough (laughs childishly). I live the look and feel but the sound difference isn't that great. Comfort alone is already good so this just take it up a notch. I do find them a lot more comfy than the Alphas I had on my D7000's

 

 

 

 

 

 

Sorry for the bad pictures but you get the idea. The sound does leak but the Alpha's do provide a little better seal so its not as bad. Either way I don't care. TH600's would sound amazing if I were using tin foil as ear pads 

 

 

Thanks,

 

 

:evil:

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Originally Posted by mumbles View Post
 

Does anyone have any experience with replacing the pads on the Fostex TH600s.

The pad attaches to a white disk. I can not figure out how to remove this disk which would make replacing the pad at least possible.

Has anyone replaced the Fostex pads with Audeze pads?

 

You have to rotate it. Look at the groves and just go in that direction. They are super easy to snap back into place too and once you do it once or twice you'll be a pro! 

 

 

Thanks,

 

 

:evil:

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Originally Posted by mumbles View Post
 

Does anyone have any experience with replacing the pads on the Fostex TH600s.

The pad attaches to a white disk. I can not figure out how to remove this disk which would make replacing the pad at least possible.

Has anyone replaced the Fostex pads with Audeze pads?


Edited by jibzilla - 6/3/14 at 3:24am
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Hi guys.

Thought I'd post a few random albums/artists I've been listening to and loving on these headphones. Posted them in another thread but its more about how amazing they are on the TH600 :) They are making me seek out and explore lots of new stuff (and high quality FLACs and such more), and often genres I didn't use to as much.. vocals sound amazing too. I've never enjoyed music so much and have been even occasionally just sitting and listening with my eyes closed a bit - something I should do more often methinks.

 

 

Atoms For Peace - Amok (Thom Yorke + electronica, nuff said - check out the recent music video...http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZWrUEsVrdSU)

Yeasayer

Arctic Monkeys - AM

Memotone (William Yates)

Hiatus Kaiyote (awesome soul/funk band, they're on the GTA5 soundtrack)

Mala

Chillstep like Phaeleh, Synthetic Epiphany

Trentemoller's new album 'Lost'

Leatherette (Ninja Tune label same as Four Tet, full of gems)

Emika (as above)

Gaslamp Killer, Flying Lotus etc

 

If you're into experimental electronica (IDM, Glitch etc) I highly recommend checking out Enig'matik Records. Based here in Australia

http://enigmatiksounds.bandcamp.com/

 

Mr Bill is a genius too - https://soundcloud.com/mrbillstunes

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