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post #496 of 509
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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 509

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 509
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 509

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 509
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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?

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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 509

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

 

Sonicelectronix has the Fostex TH500RP for $279.65 fs @ se

 

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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 509

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 509
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.
post #505 of 509
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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.

please tell us your impression , i bought it recently but i didn't receive yet till next week ,i will share my experience soon as i get


Edited by XSAMURAI - 8/1/16 at 5:09am
post #506 of 509

My TH500RP on Hifiman Focus pads, for me replace the original pads is amazing... 

 

 

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please tell us your impression , i bought it recently but i didn't receive yet till next week ,i will share my experience soon as i get


Hi, just wondered if you received them.  Do you like them? 

post #508 of 509

I've been listening to these cans for a couple of months now and can finally give my formed opinion.  Before I got the TH500RP, I was back and forth between a pair of Beyerdynamics DT900 600 ohm and AKG K7xx, using the Beyer's for electronic music and the AKG's for everything else.  I had never really listened to planars, and when I saw the price a couple of months ago, I jumped on it.  On first listen, the treble was definitely lacking compared to the Beyer's.  The midrange, however, was lush and full, especially with female vocals.  I went through the entire Cowboy Junkies catalog and fell in love with Margo Timmin's voice all over again.  The bass on the TH500RP was tight and controlled.  I can pick out the differences between each kick of the bass drum and each pluck of the bass guitar.  With the Beyer's, the bass was fun and thumping, albeit a bit indistinct.  The AKG's seem to fall in between.  

 

After listening to the TH500RP for 2 1/2 months, I found that the "lack" of treble not to be so anymore.  They have become my go to cans.  In fact, now I find the treble of the Beyer's to be a bit overbearing.  Psychoacoustic adaptation does happen.  The take away from the past few months for me is that I can easily adapt to headphones, rather than going through different ones to find the preferred sound signature.  The Fostex TH500RP reproduces music at a level of clarity that is more than enough for my compromised hearing, and I'll be sticking to these cans for a while...though I got my eyes on the upcoming Monoprice planars... 

post #509 of 509
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Hi, just wondered if you received them.  Do you like them? 

hi

 

yes , these are great headphone , personally i prefer these over LCD 2 & 3 , sound sig is house dark neutral , signature is near identical with audeze's but with more liveliness and teble is more clear , better sound stage , if you like this signature buy it without hesitation , amazon give you 30 days return so its easy you can try it if you don't like it just return and get the money back

 

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