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Im in two minds on whether to purchase these headphones, the reviews are not stellar about these and I thought these were a summit fi sounding can but it seems that majority agree that is is a mediocre mid fi, can someone shed some light on whether these are one of the better open backs on the market please, I would have thought fostex would have done a better job with there own driver than mr.speakers and other modders to be honest.

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Im in two minds on whether to purchase these headphones, the reviews are not stellar about these and I thought these were a summit fi sounding can but it seems that majority agree that is is a mediocre mid fi, can someone shed some light on whether these are one of the better open backs on the market please, I would have thought fostex would have done a better job with there own driver than mr.speakers and other modders to be honest.

There isn't much tuning at all in the TH500RP. The only thing they did to the driver is cut a square out of the paper on the back of it and put it in an open headphone cup. IMO you're better off buying a T50RP and making it more open to achieve the same exact sound.

post #423 of 426

the new ones sound better simple and have better resales value

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There isn't much tuning at all in the TH500RP. The only thing they did to the driver is cut a square out of the paper on the back of it and put it in an open headphone cup. IMO you're better off buying a T50RP and making it more open to achieve the same exact sound.

 

but the new 50rp is closed-back....  500rp is open-back.

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post #425 of 426

he means mod the cheaper t50 to sound like the th500rp as there was absolutely nothing tuned in the drivers for the th500rp, so all your paying for is the looks which arent that great either, I fail of a headphone if you ask me. 

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@cCasper TFG  modded mine so I can use the Nordost Heimdall2 cable.  Sounds great!

 

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