or Connect
Head-Fi.org › Forums › Equipment Forums › Headphones (full-size) › New Fostex RP open-backed planar magnetic headphone, TH500RP! Available now!
New Posts  All Forums:Forum Nav:

New Fostex RP open-backed planar magnetic headphone, TH500RP! Available now! - Page 34

post #496 of 504
Quote:
Originally Posted by hpamdr View Post
 
Quote:
Originally Posted by MIKELAP View Post
 

i was thinking maybe because the WA2 didnt have enough power, the reason why i heard distortion but on WA22 the Fostex sounded great 


Michel, i think that WA22 is not a real OTL but have a small output transformer when the low impedence is swiched on (You should probably check with W.A.).

Also on the WA2 standard drivers gives more work to the power tubes than 6SN7 or ECC31 or 6N7G this is probably why on WA2 you get some distorded sound.

On Elise, If i do not listen too loud i do not have any distortion with 5998. Also if i have 2 6BL7GTA by channel and even with 6n23p.

When WA2 is not to  loud everything is fine but i think it lacks power as for WA22 it is a OUTPUT TRANSFORMER COUPLED amp 

post #497 of 504

Ordered and received a set of velour pads from China, these pads made to fit the Denons D2000-D5000 and D7000 fit perfectly on the plastic ring,of the Fostex they are  way more comfortable than stock pleather pads also hole in pad is larger now my ears fit in ,100% improvement before these pads were very uncomfortable after 20 minutes i had to remove them .So for around $21.00 a big thumbs up .Also included are 4 thin foam pads                                                                                                                                                             http://www.ebay.com/itm/261841316563?_trksid=p2057872.m2749.l2649&var=560693700892&ssPageName=STRK%3AMEBIDX%3AIT

post #498 of 504
Hi guys. First time posting in this TH500RP thread. I'm coming over from the TH-900/600 thread and getting to know these open headphones better.

Specifically does anyone have a set of stock TH500 pads they'd like to sell? I'll set up a thread in the sell forums, but wanted to get an idea if anyone is changing around pads before I posted that. Looking to straight buy them.

Edit: pay via PayPal.
post #499 of 504

I purchased a pair of the TH-500RP headphones recently and I rather like them. Plenty of bass, good (but not soaring) highs, and excellent mids. Music comes across clearly and vocals are sharp and articulate, Soundstage is wide and separation is very good, as well. Construction quality is quite good, with excellent fit and finish. It has no rattles, lose bits, or squeaky joints that would alarm or annoy me. The 500RP also has a thick, non-removable cord, with a massive 1/4" jack on the end.  They are comfortable, too: lightweight, with a nicely padded headband and thick earpads that quite suit me. Altogether, the TH-500RP is a very good set of cans and they are well worth the price I paid for them. Recommended.

post #500 of 504
Quote:
Originally Posted by MIKELAP View Post
 

Ordered and received a set of velour pads from China, these pads made to fit the Denons D2000-D5000 and D7000 fit perfectly on the plastic ring,of the Fostex they are  way more comfortable than stock pleather pads also hole in pad is larger now my ears fit in ,100% improvement before these pads were very uncomfortable after 20 minutes i had to remove them .So for around $21.00 a big thumbs up .Also included are 4 thin foam pads                                                                                                                                                             http://www.ebay.com/itm/261841316563?_trksid=p2057872.m2749.l2649&var=560693700892&ssPageName=STRK%3AMEBIDX%3AIT


I do not find the stock pads uncomfortable, but I am curious to try these.  You are obviously pleased with these pads.  Did you find that they changed the sound signature?

post #501 of 504
Quote:
Originally Posted by zombywoof View Post
 
Quote:
Originally Posted by MIKELAP View Post
 

Ordered and received a set of velour pads from China, these pads made to fit the Denons D2000-D5000 and D7000 fit perfectly on the plastic ring,of the Fostex they are  way more comfortable than stock pleather pads also hole in pad is larger now my ears fit in ,100% improvement before these pads were very uncomfortable after 20 minutes i had to remove them .So for around $21.00 a big thumbs up .Also included are 4 thin foam pads                                                                                                                                                             http://www.ebay.com/itm/261841316563?_trksid=p2057872.m2749.l2649&var=560693700892&ssPageName=STRK%3AMEBIDX%3AIT


I do not find the stock pads uncomfortable, but I am curious to try these.  You are obviously pleased with these pads.  Did you find that they changed the sound signature?

To be honest i should of listen to them right before i changed the pads but if there is a  difference its very subtile because i didnt have the impression anything was different 

post #502 of 504

Just a heads up if anyone would like to give these a try.

 

Sonicelectronix has the Fostex TH500RP for $279.65 fs @ se

 

AC=15LONGWKND

 

I know there are a lot of mixed reviews on these; I certainly love the T50RP mk3 that Fostex makes so thought these might solve the comfort problem that is my only complaint.  I am prepared for a different sound signature though.

post #503 of 504

Messing about with pads last night I found you can stretch the Brainwavz angled pleather pads onto the discs and just about fit them on the TH500rp, it is a bit tight, but can be done.

 

Sound wise I really like them, I feel like I lost a tiny bit of treble presence (with my tube amp) however out of my Matrix HPA-2C they sound like stock, the sound changes are very minimal at the least.

 

So consider these pads if you want an upgrade in comfort.

post #504 of 504
Just picked up a pair for $279 from Sonicelectronix. The price is at $299 again with an additional 7% off. For that price, it's a no brainer. Follow the link 2 posts above.
New Posts  All Forums:Forum Nav:
  Return Home
  Back to Forum: Headphones (full-size)
Head-Fi.org › Forums › Equipment Forums › Headphones (full-size) › New Fostex RP open-backed planar magnetic headphone, TH500RP! Available now!