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Open-Back Fostex TH-X00 - Good Idea?

  1. VickyLovesHeadphones

    I have the Fostex TH-X00 Ebony, and was thinking to replace the wood earcups with Lawton ones.
    Out of curiosity, I listened to my TH-X00 with the ebony cups removed. And Wow was I surprised :)

    Did you try listening to TH-X00 with the cups removed? I find that "Open-back" TH-X00 gain soundstage and bass extension without loosing detail.
    What is your impression?

    Last edited: Apr 22, 2018
  2. faultfracture
    Don't they operate mostly as a open back since the outer rim of the cup isn't sealed?
  3. VickyLovesHeadphones
    They sound pretty close-back to me, despite being half-open as you say. My guess is that the cups are there to keep the bass from sounding too boomy. But I don't think that boomy bass is a bad thing considering the significant increase in soundstage. Do you own TH-X00? Can you try listening to them without the cups and tell us your impression?

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