Fostex x Massdrop TH-X00 Review
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 The measurements are interesting. It's pretty obvious the E-Mu and Massdrop cans are cut from very much the same cloth as the original Denon models. The Fostex TH900, TH900mk2, and TH610 are clearly different.
 
 
Crap, crap, crap. I loathed the sound of the original Denon. I'm getting very worried about my Ebonys now!
 
http://www.innerfidelity.com/content/survey-foster-443742-variants-measurements (stolen from the bass thread).
 
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Crap, crap, crap. I loathed the sound of the original Denon. I'm getting very worried about my Ebonys now!
 
http://www.innerfidelity.com/content/survey-foster-443742-variants-measurements (stolen from the bass thread).
Measurement does not always shows the actual sound. It only gives you some information about the headphone. Only trust your ears.
 
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Crap, crap, crap. I loathed the sound of the original Denon. I'm getting very worried about my Ebonys now!
 
http://www.innerfidelity.com/content/survey-foster-443742-variants-measurements (stolen from the bass thread).
Measurement does not always shows the actual sound. It only gives you some information about the headphone. Only trust your ears.

Indeed. Trusting the ears is imperative. BTW I love my ebony's to the bone...
 
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  Given it was a collaboration between MD and Fostex, and MD are not satisfied with Fostex QC, and have paid their customers for the inconvenience I'd say the collaboration, and therefore the production, are over.
Not sure who owns the copyrights etc, buy would think it is part owned by both companies, so unless Fostex buy MDs share this HP is unlikely to be available again
 
So glad I got mine. :)
 
You are taking it too far... haha... Fostex is still trying to correct the problem and there is no news of Ebony halting, so that should still be in progress.
I agree with jeffri, on this issue . Unless it is a statement by the Fostex/Massdrop team it is then just someone's speculation. and should be indicated as so.
With all the rumors and speculations  this could unfairly effect someone's buy or selling of these headphones.
 
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The next batch of the X00 should be back in high QC. Have fate in Massdrop and Fostex
 
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Indeed. Trusting the ears is imperative. BTW I love my ebony's to the bone...
How were you able to bag an early order of the ebony's? are their some already floating around?
 
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Amen to that brother! 

Oh that's easy. I got em off EMU directly. Shipped to me in 3 days for around $500. Why even drop em on Massdrop? Why even wait? People should actually just order directly. Have no quality/collaboration issues either. It was an excellent experience. The best I had. They shipped em and I got them the very next day (FedEx).
 
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  How were you able to bag an early order of the ebony's? are their some already floating around?
 
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Amen to that brother! 
 
 
Oh that's easy. I got em off EMU directly. Shipped to me in 3 days for around $500. Why even drop em on Massdrop? Why even wait? People should actually just order directly. Have no quality/collaboration issues either. It was an excellent experience. The best I had. They shipped em and I got them the very next day (FedEx).
 
Posting to clarify @AT Khan is referring to the E-MU Ebony, not the Massdrop/Fostex Ebony @avalanche is alluding to.
 
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  How were you able to bag an early order of the ebony's? are their some already floating around?
 
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Amen to that brother! 
 
 
Oh that's easy. I got em off EMU directly. Shipped to me in 3 days for around $500. Why even drop em on Massdrop? Why even wait? People should actually just order directly. Have no quality/collaboration issues either. It was an excellent experience. The best I had. They shipped em and I got them the very next day (FedEx).
 
Posting to clarify @AT Khan is referring to the E-MU Ebony, not the Massdrop/Fostex Ebony @avalanche is alluding to.
 
Oops... I secretly feel like a spammer.
 
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Where do you get them from E-MU directly? I went looking, stumbled onto these...
E-mu Teak
 
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Where do you get them from E-MU directly? I went looking, stumbled onto these...
E-mu Teak

Mine arrive today! I ordered the Teak headphones + rosewood cups.

Send an Email to our friend Chan at enquiry@emu.com. He will let you know pricing and options. You then make a payment to their PayPal account, and they will ship shortly after.

I paid last Friday, it shipped the on the following Tuesday. 3 days from China to the US. I will take that over a 2 month Massdrop wait!
 
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Where do you get them from E-MU directly? I went looking, stumbled onto these...
E-mu Teak

Mine arrive today! I ordered the Teak headphones + rosewood cups.

Send an Email to our friend Chan at enquiry@emu.com. He will let you know pricing and options. You then make a payment to their PayPal account, and they will ship shortly after.

I paid last Friday, it shipped the on the following Tuesday. 3 days from China to the US. I will take that over a 2 month Massdrop wait!
 
Exactly as described here. Exactly. And yes, a quick custom order, I'll take over any day too, rather than wait with the Masses.
 
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Mine arrive today! I ordered the Teak headphones + rosewood cups.

Send an Email to our friend Chan at enquiry@emu.com. He will let you know pricing and options. You then make a payment to their PayPal account, and they will ship shortly after.

I paid last Friday, it shipped the on the following Tuesday. 3 days from China to the US. I will take that over a 2 month Massdrop wait!
Those thinking of going the E-MU route.....one thing to be aware of (last time I knew) the Teak cups aren't available separately. Perhaps that has changed in the last couple months though.
 
So personally I'd purchase the Teak model, and additionally the Rosewood and/or Ebony cups as desired.
 
I do not own E-MU personally, this is only what I remember from reading a post by @fjrabon some time ago.
 
If fjrabon or someone else has more current info, please disregard.
 
P.S. Chan sounds like a great guy, if I had the money right now I'd go for E-MU's myself :)
 
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I am planning to get the Brainwavz Pleather earpads for the X00. Is the Angled or non-Angled better? Any recommendation 
 
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  I am planning to purchase Brainwavz Pleather earpads. Is the Angled or non-Angled better? Any recommendation 

For what? I don't recommend them for Fostex/EMU. I have the lambskin angled pads. Unless you can use the plastic plates somehow (that's inside the stock pads of x00/EMU, and I don't know how one can do it), it's gonna deteriorate the sound. I lost bass and stuff, and simply went back to stock protein pads. The plastic holder inside the stock pads really helps redirect sound and retain/add bass.
 
I use the HM5 pads on my JVC HA-SZ2000 as well as my Takstars, but not the EMUs. Just my two cents here.
 
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