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When I returned them to Headphone.com, Mike totally agreed with my opinion, and he said they were getting a lot of them returned!

Really? I dont mind getting them for refurb price :P


They don't wow me at first listen, no sparkling treble, but its there, no WOW bass like mdr-z7, which i got a headache after 10 minutes. I think vocal is the star performer here. It's definitely not for everyone's taste.
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When I returned them to Headphone.com, Mike totally agreed with my opinion, and he said they were getting a lot of them returned!

Really? I dont mind getting them for refurb price :P


They don't wow me at first listen, no sparkling treble, but its there, no WOW bass like mdr-z7, which i got a headache after 10 minutes. I think vocal is the star performer here. It's definitely not for everyone's taste.


Best wishes, glad someone likes them!

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Best wishes, glad someone likes them!

 

I may not buy at full MSRP for now, as I thought the sound sig is 'too' similar to T50RP, of course with some improvement here and there.

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Well, again, thanks for all the input guys. I'll keep it all in mind. Won't be settling on a headset for a few months anyways, so.

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These headphones look great. They have a minimalistic, refined look that's unique for headphones. The design of the earcups and earpads actually reminds me of those from STAX's SR-009 flagship electrostatic headphones. I'm definitely going to give these a listen if I see them at a meet or somewhere else.
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I did a mod to make the 500RP capable of detachable cables.  It has been very interesting.  Today I got a TH900 cable from Mark Lawton, and I really like the resulting sound.  The 500RP/w TH900 cable comes really close to my LCD X.  Bigger tighter bass, soundstage has improved, width and depth, better treble response.  I've been through A/Bing with my other aftermarket cables, been really fun to hear the subtle changes.  I think Fostex has done a better job than most HP designers/manufacturers, choosing wire for their headphones!

 

Oh yeah, they still have the same smooth vocals!


Edited by cute - 1/16/15 at 12:25pm
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