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post #31 of 291

My bad: nobody said theT50RP will be out of production, I just presume Fostex are not stupid people and they're losing a market share willing to explode just like they did with Denons. :popcorn:

post #32 of 291
$600-$700 is not too bad if it performs well. Nice the prototype is light, I just hope they change the headband for the production version. I'm being wishful.
post #33 of 291
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$600-$700 is not too bad if it performs well. Nice the prototype is light, I just hope they change the headband for the production version. I'm being wishful.

 

If they're based on those T50RPs that had a price of $80 then $600 is kinda high. I could understand $150 or even $200.

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If they're based on those T50RPs that had a price of $80 then $600 is kinda high. I could understand $150 or even $200.
Considering the alpha dogs happily sell for 600, I will respectfully disagree
post #35 of 291
I'm just basing off of the fact the th600 and th900 is so priced up there. I find things so weird, seems like headphone prices are increasing and amps price can be found lower. Maybe it's just me.
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If they're based on those T50RPs that had a price of $80 then $600 is kinda high. I could understand $150 or even $200.


based upon being the key phrase, we have zero idea of what has been modified on the driver, or if there is even some glitch in communication about that , if wrong wording was used

Entire thing is a work in progress so absolutely everything we see in that picture is subject to change.( hope it doesn't :wink_face:  )


Edited by nick n - 10/12/13 at 1:18pm
post #37 of 291
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Considering the alpha dogs happily sell for 600, I will respectfully disagree

 

Consider the grand degree of difference in size of everything between MrSpeakers and Foster.

 

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based upon being the key phrase, we have zero idea of what has been modified on the driver, or if there is even some glitch in communication about that , if wrong wording was used

Entire thing is a work in progress so absolutely everything we see in that picture is subject to change.( hope it doesn't :wink_face:  )

 

True enough. Though no doubt they could make a great-sounding yet affordable phone.

post #38 of 291

Absolutely :popcorn: on this headphone. I may go back to planar's if Fostex pulls this one off just 'right'. 

post #39 of 291
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Omg that looks like an open planar old Denon Dx000 headphone.  Very exciting!

+1000.  I love the comfort of the DX000 and TH600 and 900.  Would love an ortho that is actually comfortable to wear.  The T50RP driver is pretty special with the benefit of being very light compared to the Audeze and Hifiman option.  Very excited for this.  I don't expect T50RP pricing since Dan has really set price expectations high for this driver (too much, I think, but the market doesn't agree with me), but I really hope Fostex makes them reasonably priced.  Like $300ish tops.  

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Considering the alpha dogs happily sell for 600, I will respectfully disagree

I am stunned that people will pay that price considering he didn't even change the frame.  Literally $20 of mod materials plus a new plastic cup.  Well, plus the leather pads that cost him maybe another $20.  I know the tuning is the special sauce, but still.  As a consumer who dabbles in DIY, I think he is a jerk for charging that much.  But as someone with an MBA, I have to applaud him.  I just hope he didn't skew the market so much that Fostex charges TH600 money for the new headphones.  They are using a much nicer frame in addition to new cups and tuning.  

post #41 of 291

in.

post #42 of 291
If these end up $300 I'm in for 4 pairs. No, given how overpriced the TH600/900 is tbh I don't see this no less than $600. If Fostex charges $600+ for a T50RP drive in a nicer shell, no longer my interest will be there.
Edited by DefQon - 10/13/13 at 4:54pm
post #43 of 291

Is there 100% confirmed information that the old driver will be used? Because with the old driver it's useless at any price IMO...

post #44 of 291

Now what makes you say that?

post #45 of 291
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I am stunned that people will pay that price considering he didn't even change the frame.  Literally $20 of mod materials plus a new plastic cup.  Well, plus the leather pads that cost him maybe another $20.  I know the tuning is the special sauce, but still.  As a consumer who dabbles in DIY, I think he is a jerk for charging that much.  But as someone with an MBA, I have to applaud him.  I just hope he didn't skew the market so much that Fostex charges TH600 money for the new headphones.  They are using a much nicer frame in addition to new cups and tuning.  

Then what do you think of LFF and how his Paradox has been $500 forever. And that's just the basic version.

 

I swear it seems some praise Luis all the while slamming Dan. At least seemingly the AD stepped it up in SQ a bit.

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