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post #121 of 508

Gu Sensei, thanks for the update. Now we're just waiting for the price. 

post #122 of 508

Sexy.. damn, it'll be hard choosing between these and a pair isolating set of cans to compliment my th600.

I hope these sound significantly different from the TH series.. even wider soundstage and more monitor-like would be nice

post #123 of 508
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Thanks, main post has been updated.

post #124 of 508

HE560 vs LCD-2 vs TH500RP:popcorn:

post #125 of 508
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Originally Posted by Kiln View Post

HE560 vs LCD-2 vs TH500RP:popcorn:

I don't think it's going to be much of a competition given the difference in driver size and age. You might want to listen to the Oppo too.
post #126 of 508
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I don't think it's going to be much of a competition given the difference in driver size and age. You might want to listen to the Oppo too.

Well, to my ears T50RP's mods were better than HE-500, so it depends on the listener. Oppo, of course, should be even better, but it's more expensive too.

post #127 of 508

I really like my TH900 so I'm very curious of Fostex's take on planar magnetic phones. 

post #128 of 508
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Originally Posted by remilio View Post

Well, to my ears T50RP's mods were better than HE-500, so it depends on the listener. Oppo, of course, should be even better, but it's more expensive too.

I partly agree with you as my favorite planars are HE400 and T50RP (though the anticipated ZMF flagship easily surpassed both), but I'm dubious of Fostex' capacity to put out a good open model based on a re-tuned driver and the project smacks of minimal effort for maximum profit.
post #129 of 508
I do trust fostex has engineers who know a little bit what they're doing and i was quite pleased with the prototype i heard last fall (ir spring? Time flies I don't remember!).

Maybe sounds a bit expensive given the driver existed already but, at least it sounded more balanced (less U shape / tinny) and open to my ears than the th900 nearby.

Having said that, maybe a better deal can be found chasing the usual suspects offering modded t50p. It's not like the price escalation of all headphones in recent years is all justified by ever greater sound wink.gif.
post #130 of 508

How far do you guys suppose the US/western release will be behind the japanese release? Anxious to hear some reviews.  

post #131 of 508
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Originally Posted by Claritas View Post

I'm dubious of Fostex' capacity to put out a good open model based on a re-tuned driver and the project smacks of minimal effort for maximum profit.

Reasonable. BTW, I agree with this. When I realised that Fostex didn't change the drivers, I knew I'd pass this new model - we have MrSpeakers, ZMF and LFF ;)

post #132 of 508

Hope to see how these headphones compare to the TH600 and TH900.

post #133 of 508

TH500RP interview

 

The driver is shown at 3:33. Looks similar to the one used for T50RP.

 

http://youtu.be/uW1Rj-F3A1Y

post #134 of 508
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Originally Posted by Sopp View Post

TH500RP interview


The driver is shown at 3:33. Looks similar to the one used for T50RP.

http://youtu.be/uW1Rj-F3A1Y

Looks identical to my drivers... Must just be "cherry picked"
post #135 of 508

Funny...I see a difference.

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