Fostex TH500RP Planar Magnetic Headphones
Fostex TH500RP Planar Magnetic Headphones
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Featuring the design philosophy and flair of Fostex's flagship TH900 in a planar magnetic headphone, the TH500RP brings soul and substance to every track. The root of this headphone is the company's Regulated Phase technology: a proprietary transducer and diaphragm design that's used throughout its range of pro-standard microphones, headphones, and loudspeakers ... Read More

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trellus
114
May 27, 2018
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Well, I was too cheap to buy them on here, and I still wouldn't pay Massdrop's price for these, but I did pick up a nearly new pair for $225 and I am glad I did -- definitely sound better, more refined, more open, and far, far more comfortable -- than my T20RP MK3. Oh, and they're much better looking. Just my 2 cents. :) They are rather "soft"-sounding, there's definitely very little sizzle up top (like the T50RP MK3 which I also have), the sound stage is smaller than the HE-500 for certain. They are great easy-listening cans, very clean-sounding, no distortion.
May 27, 2018
trellus
114
Apr 4, 2018
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This is soooo sad... they are obviously overpriced for the market given that there are ZERO purchases in this drop and only 13 hours left. I actually almost snapped up a used pair of these on Head-Fi classifieds a few months ago for a little over $200... I still would be interested in these at $250, but not at twice that, and it looks like I'm not alone! :D
Apr 4, 2018
xnobys
57
Apr 2, 2018
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People should understand that these are essentially a T50RP mod. Nothing wrong with that, in principle. However, they are bested by basically any other T50RP mod, most of which are also much cheaper. Instead of buying this one, look into Cascadia, Mod House, ZMF, MrSpeakers, Mayflower, Dekoni to start with.
Apr 2, 2018
rottencheese
5
Apr 3, 2018
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I would recommend the Modhouse Argon. By far the best value.
Apr 3, 2018
mahee
285
Apr 3, 2018
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Add Massdrop Fostex T-X0 to the list. Great value
Apr 3, 2018
J_December_why
313
Apr 2, 2018
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is it "rp" like herpes? nobody touching this one?
Apr 2, 2018
cjeong
74
Apr 1, 2018
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rip still nobody has joined the drop
Apr 1, 2018
ElectronicVices
1721
Apr 1, 2018
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Consider these things had a bit of a rough start and were regularly available around the 280-300 pricepoint I don't see this doing well (selling now in the 350 range if you look hard enough). The market price has increased on them over the last year or so but I still couldn't see this as a deal.
Apr 1, 2018
Fayne
270
Apr 1, 2018
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So, yeah. These cans almost fall into the want category. Nice looks and great drivers. I mean, heck, I almost clicked the join button....
Then I saw that they didn't have a detachable cable. Instant NOPE on a $499.99 set of cans. So sad.
Apr 1, 2018
mahee
285
Apr 1, 2018
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Awesome deal. Got two
Apr 1, 2018
Hang
62
Apr 1, 2018
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I like this headphone, but not at $500. AT $500 there's a ton of headphones that are better.
Apr 1, 2018
SegWhey
34
Mar 31, 2018
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Why did Massdrop even bother when literally only SIX people voted for these on the poll?
and to add insult to injury, I could buy these headphones for $350 NEW on eBay with a 30 day money back guarantee
Mar 31, 2018
Jaggi
729
Mar 31, 2018
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Shipping is limited to the US only, and yet somehow I don't think we're going to be bombarded with the usual whining complaints. I get that they're not a contender for greatest headphone of all time, but are these really as bad as some of the comments suggest?
Mar 31, 2018
cjeong
74
Apr 1, 2018
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They aren't as bad as people suggest, in fact, they're actually kinda listenable after 150 HOURS OF BURN-IN. However, nobody wants to burn in headphones, and there are several other deals, such as the Hifiman Sundara (which is built like crap but sounds pretty decent), the ZMF Blackwood for $100 more, and the ZMF classic with balanced jacks+carrying case for $100 LESS (both of the ZMFs are T50rp mods,which the Th500rp is based on). I have owned every one of these headphones except the ZMF classic, but I would assume that it would be a worse ZMF Blackwood, which is a phenomenal headphone. Heres a word of warning: don't BUY THIS HEADPHONE
Apr 1, 2018
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