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As well as use an existing headphone frame. 

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I would like to think that it would be easy to produce a re-make of the original T50s. All specifikations must be in some cardbore box at Fostex, perhaps even the molds.

T50 Anniversary Edition would be nice smily_headphones1.gif
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They are not T50RP drivers, but a new driver, albeit the same size as the T50RP driver IIRC. I was at Fostex with Jude and saw various prototype drivers.  A lot of work was done on optimising the set-up of the headphones to work well. The ones I have here sound very nice, given their limitations. I think that a lack of removable cables and insensitive drivers need to be overcome in the future though.

I didn't say they were T50RP drivers, I said they were modified T50RP drivers, and they are (same size, shape, and mounting bracket; different diaphragm, trace, and magnets iirc)

 

it's not so much a modification as it is a re-tweaking, but my point still stands that less work was put into these than would be put into a completely new product

 

but again, and I cannot stress this enough: I'm not trying to say that this reflects poorly on the headphone itself. I'm sure it sounds great, given Fostex's previous works in the planar-magnetic market (as leeperry mentioned, the T50 and T30 from the 1980s).

 

speaking of which, +1 on his comment; if fostex can fix the power handling characteristics of the T50 transducer, we're in for a real treat...

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I didn't say they were T50RP drivers, I said they were modified T50RP drivers, and they are (same size, shape, and mounting bracket; different diaphragm, trace, and magnets iirc)

 

it's not so much a modification as it is a re-tweaking, but my point still stands that less work was put into these than would be put into a completely new product

 

but again, and I cannot stress this enough: I'm not trying to say that this reflects poorly on the headphone itself. I'm sure it sounds great, given Fostex's previous works in the planar-magnetic market (as leeperry mentioned, the T50 and T30 from the 1980s).

 

speaking of which, +1 on his comment; if fostex can fix the power handling characteristics of the T50 transducer, we're in for a real treat...

 

I think modification is the wrong word then, given how much is different.

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I think modification is the wrong word then, given how much is different.

The designer himself expressed quite clearly he wished he could work on a new driver from scratch. I guess here the constraint was to spend as little as possible as see if it made business sense to catch up with the t50 bandwagon before sunking a whole lot more money...
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I think modification is the wrong word then, given how much is different.

The designer himself expressed quite clearly he wished he could work on a new driver from scratch. I guess here the constraint was to spend as little as possible as see if it made business sense to catch up with the t50 bandwagon before sunking a whole lot more money...


This what I thought was the case. Thanks for clarifying that. I can't help feeling that it is rather like a rail company going to a station to see if people are waiting at 3pm to decide whether or not to start a service at 3pm. Well, maybe not quite, but Oppo and Sony are building a market at this price point.

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