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Sashsash
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Aug 7, 2017
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Same exact desing as the Fostex. What is the Relation and the Diffrence?
Aug 7, 2017
ElectronicVices
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Aug 7, 2017
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Denon DXXXX, E-MU and Foxtex THXXX lines are all made by Foster, they will sound slightly different but very similar in general tone.
http://www.foster-electric.com/products/pdf/headphones.pdf Page H-4, #448498 - look familiar?
Aug 7, 2017
Silverion77
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Aug 7, 2017
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That said, they all have slightly different sigs. I would read reviews to get an idea of the slight signature changes and how the wood affects them. Overall the teaks (w/ Teak) tend to have a slightly less aggressive V sound than the X00s and others similar to it.
Aug 7, 2017
ElectronicVices
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Aug 7, 2017
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Yep, wood type, cup shape and any slight interior differences will affect the overall sound but all are a different take on a v-shaped sound. I find the foster take on V-shaped tonality much more pleasing than many 'phones with that style. Ebony also tends to sound a bit "harder"/"firmer"/less bass bloom due to it's density compared to other woods used for audio.
Aug 7, 2017
Sashsash
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wait a sec. I have the Ebony .If I change the cups to a Mahogany cups would that mean i would get the same exact sound sig as the Mahogany ?
Aug 7, 2017
ElectronicVices
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All the TH X00 and EMU headphone cups are swappable... assuming you are swapping TH ebony for TH mahogany then yes. The EMU cups are made slightly differently so emu cups on a TH won't be an exact match but again very similar.
Aug 7, 2017
Eudis
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Aug 7, 2017
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The Ebony cups are milled very similarly if not the same to thx00 cups. I have visually confirmed this.
Aug 7, 2017
ElectronicVices
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I do believe EMU sources their own cups (can't find source ATM) but they will fit all the Foster 448498 series frames.
Aug 7, 2017
Eudis
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Aug 7, 2017
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I know they do. Chan has shown his milled cups. Plus his milling on the teak cups is unique because his teak notoriously difficult to mill due to how naturally hard and oily it is.
However the ebony and rosewood I had has very similar internal chamber to the thx00 mahogany cups.
Aug 7, 2017
LMAONAISE
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Oct 15, 2017
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IIRC the teak has more material removed, I read it's why it has a little extra soundstage. I haven't personally tried the other cups though.
Oct 15, 2017
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