Fostex x Massdrop TH-X00 Review
Sep 4, 2021 at 7:25 PM Post #11,956 of 11,968

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I'm interested in picking up a Purpleheart. Is there any reason to think Drop is going to do another run of these ever, or is used going to be the only way to get my hands on one?
 
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Used is the overwhelming likelihood. It was only last week that Drop put a small number of Mahogany units on sale. That listing only went for a couple of hours and was mysterious enough to speculate about.
 
Sep 5, 2021 at 12:56 AM Post #11,958 of 11,968

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I'm interested in picking up a Purpleheart. Is there any reason to think Drop is going to do another run of these ever, or is used going to be the only way to get my hands on one?
XER01 had a reasonable speculation where we just passed the 2 year mark so they don't need to keep the extras for warranty purpose anymore.

Purpleheart came out later than Mahogany so there is a chance it might go on sale at the 2 year mark. Again this is all speculation but based on this you can roughly guess when it will be available.

Though buying used might be easier. :sweat_smile:
 
Oct 7, 2021 at 11:53 AM Post #11,959 of 11,968

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Alternative in case you've had your headband break.:
https://www.thingiverse.com/thing:4166369

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Not my design. Pretty cool.
 
Oct 7, 2021 at 5:30 PM Post #11,963 of 11,968

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Recently started using my TH-X00 purple hearts again after a long hiatus. Was listening to Sundaras, then LCD-X 2021s, which were all great and new and do some things better than the purple hearts...but after coming back to them, I can appreciate the things these do really well: light enough to be comfortable (though sweaty), super enjoyable bass, and a super intimate, cohesive sound stage. The sound stage is very tight and intimate, like it's pulled in right around your head, but it's completely glued together like no other headphone I own. Hard left-right panning effects don't feel like they are moving from one speaker to another, they really sound like they are smoothly panning around your head. The drivers themselves disappear.
 
Oct 10, 2021 at 1:45 PM Post #11,965 of 11,968

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Accessory House lambskin have been revised by seller and no longer look like what's pictured in listing. Used to love these with my Foster headphones but cannot recommend this new-style.:

Hmmm I grabbed some for $27 off AliExpress. Those are the original Denon style earpads, which God knows how long I've been tracking down for.

Personally, why I preferred the Denon style ones over even the stock ones is because the inner openings are less conservative and a tad bit wider, and so my ears can rest freely inside - the stock earpads rest on the top edge of my ears and there's a continuous feeling of discomfort there.


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This might be the next best bet (the other link, ones I bought from, is now no longer valid).

https://www.aliexpress.com/item/33040658281.html

Right now @ $15 w free shipping (to me at least) - I don't think any company can beat this, anywhere.
 
Oct 10, 2021 at 2:55 PM Post #11,966 of 11,968

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Hmmm I grabbed some for $27 off AliExpress. Those are the original Denon style earpads, which God knows how long I've been tracking down for.

Personally, why I preferred the Denon style ones over even the stock ones is because the inner openings are less conservative and a tad bit wider, and so my ears can rest freely inside - the stock earpads rest on the top edge of my ears and there's a continuous feeling of discomfort there.


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This might be the next best bet (the other link, ones I bought from, is now no longer valid).

https://www.aliexpress.com/item/33040658281.html

Right now @ $15 w free shipping (to me at least) - I don't think any company can beat this, anywhere.
I ordered a set of these the other day to try. I will post how they are on my purple hearts when they arrive.
 
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did you take these pads in sheepskin leather or protein skin?
I ordered the sheepskin. I really dislike pleather/protein/fake leather since I find those materials too sweaty.
 

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