Fostex TH808 :: Impressions Thread
Jan 27, 2024 at 2:10 PM Thread Starter Post #1 of 41

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https://www.fostex.jp/products/th808/
https://www.fostexinternational.com/docs/products/TH808.shtml

MSRP: $1299
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These look really nice!! :L3000:
 
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Feb 8, 2024 at 5:08 AM Post #4 of 41
I like such quiet premiere 808 from Foster, without hype. From the announcement it follows that driver was re-tuned and the sound will be more linear in all ranges. Something tells me that 808 will be cool
 
Feb 8, 2024 at 10:34 AM Post #5 of 41
You can't call a headphone the 808 without making it a bass cannon. Fingers crossed 🤞
 
Feb 15, 2024 at 4:02 PM Post #14 of 41
Ohhhh as someone who's forever on the fence to buy TH909, I'm really interested in seeing what the difference is between TH909 and TH808.

EDIT: I wonder if this was inspired by the TH616.

TH909 = Cherry wood, TH900 driver
TH808 = Walnut wood, TH900 driver
TH616 = Walnut wood, TH610 driver

Like this way people don't need to Frankenstein their own TH616 + TH900 driver.
 
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Feb 15, 2024 at 4:17 PM Post #15 of 41
I hope it's not the anniversary tuning, I found that lackluster.
I've never heard the anniversary tuning, I read it improved the mids to make it less v shaped is that right?

Do you find it make it less "fun" sounding?

Genuinely curious because I thought the general reception of anniversary tuning seems to be good no?
 

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