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Ah the true audiophiles room. Sound deadend, climate controlled, and no fear of interruption!

Perfect for the new ICE class D amps I hear are coming out soon...

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And if you put it underground, it also makes a perfect mancave bunker.

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Oh dear god you people are ******* geniuses. XD

 

But no, really, it's pretty irritating that there are so few affordable planars on the market, I was really hoping the PM-1 would help fill the gap between the T50RP and the HE-400 price wise. What a letdown.

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The T50rp is $100-120 and the HE-400 is $300. I don't see anyone filling in that $200 gap anytime soon as the market is pushing up and up and $300-ish seems to be the new pricing benchmark. A pipe dream would maybe see Fostex improving the drivers and put out a non-archaic housing with actual damping in the sub $300 range, but I'm just talking nonsense.

 

 

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The T50rp is $100-120 and the HE-400 is $300. I don't see anyone filling in that $200 gap anytime soon as the market is pushing up and up and $300-ish seems to be the new pricing benchmark. A pipe dream would maybe see Fostex improving the drivers and put out a non-archaic housing with actual damping in the sub $300 range, but I'm just talking nonsense.

 

 

 

The T50RP can be had for $70 brand new.

 

Huh, I thought the HE-400 was $400. Guess the price went down. Regardless, I take one look at that headphone and I simply do not see $1200. That's way too much, especially for their first headphone...

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I see them more typically around $110, and there was a general price increase over a year ago across the RP line. Where are you seeing them at $70? Even a couple years ago I think the lowest I ever saw them on sale was $80. Up here in Canada, the T50rp costs $150 :( 

 

And if you don't see the $1200 in the Oppo based purely on the aesthetics, then what do you think of the current Audeze and Hifiman line? I think the Oppo easily bests them here. Heck, the Hifiman frame looks like something put together in a high school shops class, and the Audeze isn't much better.


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I see them more typically around $110, and there was a general price increase over a year ago across the RP line. Where are you seeing them at $70? Even a couple years ago I think the lowest I ever saw them on sale was $80. Up here in Canada, the T50rp costs $150 :( 

 

And if you don't see the $1200 in the Oppo based purely on the aesthetics, then what do you think of the current Audeze and Hifiman line? I think the Oppo easily bests them here. Heck, the Hifiman frame looks like something put together in a high school shops class, and the Audeze isn't much better.

Huh, guess you're right. Just over a year ago I got mine off B&H for $70 with free shipping. They're at $108 now. My mistake.

 

Regarding the Oppo, its not that it's not pretty, its just that it reminds me of of headphones like the Momentum, MDR-1R, KEF M500, etc, which are all around the $300 price mark. It looks like the housing was designed first, and that it was given priority; like more was put into the design of the housing than the sound.

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The T50rp is $100-120 and the HE-400 is $300. I don't see anyone filling in that $200 gap anytime soon as the market is pushing up and up and $300-ish seems to be the new pricing benchmark. A pipe dream would maybe see Fostex improving the drivers and put out a non-archaic housing with actual damping in the sub $300 range, but I'm just talking nonsense.

 

 

 


Does anybody know yet what Fostex's own open T50RP replacement is supposed to price in at when it comes out?

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Are they actually developing a replacement? I was just speaking rhetorically.

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Are they actually developing a replacement? I was just speaking rhetorically.

Looks like it! But I don't think it's supposed to be a replacement

http://www.head-fi.org/t/684441/new-fostex-rp-open-backed-planar-magnetic-headphone-update-prototype-revealed-at-canjam-2013
post #1151 of 1572

If Oppo was at CES, then had anything more to demonstrate Jude? They would have sought you out.......... the Oppo phone is still a distance away.

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These still look intredasting to me, though I couldn't afford it in a lifetime.
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If you don't mind my asking, but what are Planar magnets and how are they different from the Neodymium magnets that everyone says are so good? 

 

Thank you for the clarification. 

One of several magnet calculators on-line.

 

Repelling Force Calculator

 

Neo Magnet Information

 

Not OPPO but still interesting:

 doctorhead.ru Fostex T50RP magnetic flux 

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Types of headphones

 

Neodymium Magnets

 

Magnetic Fields

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The T50rp is $100-120 and the HE-400 is $300. I don't see anyone filling in that $200 gap anytime soon as the market is pushing up and up and $300-ish seems to be the new pricing benchmark. A pipe dream would maybe see Fostex improving the drivers and put out a non-archaic housing with actual damping in the sub $300 range, but I'm just talking nonsense.

 

 

 


Does anybody know yet what Fostex's own open T50RP replacement is supposed to price in at when it comes out?

If I recall the Fostex representative's exact words were "A new RP headphone", so not likely a replacement. It was attached to a THx00 frame at CES so it's probably gonna be high end. Knowing Fostex, it's gonna be good... but yes, please, has anyone heard anything about pricing?

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If I recall the Fostex representative's exact words were "A new RP headphone", so not likely a replacement. It was attached to a THx00 frame at CES so it's probably gonna be high end. Knowing Fostex, it's gonna be good... but yes, please, has anyone heard anything about pricing?
I believe that thread stated it should be about the same price as the TH600, but they don't know if it's US or Japan retail. Maybe it will eventually drop in price to around where the TH600 is now, i.e 650-800 depending on where you look.
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