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Massdrop x Fostex TR-X00 Purpleheart Headphones

Massdrop x Fostex TR-X00 Purpleheart Headphones

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When the Massdrop community asked for a closed-back headphone that redefined price-to-performance expectations, the TH-X00 was our answer. Made in collaboration with Fostex, a brand that’s produced innovative audio gear since 1949, these headphones feature purpleheart ear cups, a magnesium alloy frame, and Fostex’s signature biodynamic drivers Read More
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What is a biodynamic driver?
Dec 15, 2019
Biodynamic drivers use a bio cellulose material instead of plastic and typically have rubber surrounds like speaker woofers. This will usually give BD drivers more range of motion and can provide greater frequency range and quite often significantly more bass quantity and depth than traditional dynamic drivers.
Can the pads be replaced?
Jan 12, 2020
Yes, they can. I would recommend picking up an extra pair of pad rings if you're going to be pad swapping though. I found the ZMF Ori pads fit perfectly and vastly improve comfort but you'll have to mess around with the different materials to find which you like the most.
How does the sound compare to the TH900?
Dec 19, 2019
Well I owned the th900 for about a week and sold them. The highs were murder to me. The PH's on the other hand are W shaped instead of V. The bass on the PH are great but don't have the lower frequency rumble that the th900 has, but the mids and highs are smoother. I love the PH, they are my main headphone for EDM.
Sep 20, 2020
Is there a source for OEM earpad replacemts? Mine are flaking after a few years of use, and the three alternative pads I've tried have all had an unflattering effect on the sound. Zeos said not to mess with the default pads, and he was right. For anyone who's interested in the journey: Brainwavz Hybrid makes the sound way too polite and distant for me. ZMF Eikon Hybrid feels most comfortable to wear and sounds more spacious, but cuts the euphonic sensations in half and dampens bass impact enough to make me miss the OEM pads. Accessory House Global handmade sheepskin for X00 models alters the frequency response least but feels suffocating around my ears and reduces euphony by about a third compared to OEM.
Mar 1, 2021
Because it's a partnership with Massdrop ( Now Drop ), I doubt they are selling them. Maybe the pads from the Fostex TH610 is the closest one. Available from Fostex or Amazon. But there is plenty of alternatives in the aftermarket. I saw some on Amazon from Acessory house as you mentionned or Geekria, ZMF headphones, Lawtonaudio, Dekoni, Brainwavz. Pads from the Denon D2000 etc series or Emu will fit on those. On the Drop website, they said that they are made from egshells protein leather. As I can see, cheaper materials tend to be velour type, but you won't find them for this modal. Other Protein leather on the market are mostly polyurethane who is more durable on the long run. Sheepskin is a real leather and is much softer to touch than the stock protein leather on it. Depending of the manufacturer, under the outer material, they use different foam. Some are memory type other not... With different density... Personally, When I got my Purpleheart, to improve the comfort with glasses, I bought the Dekoni Sheepskin for the TH-900. They have a big circle instead of the small oval opening. I did tried out the Dekoni sheepskin for Fostex Txx Rp series with attenuation ring, but I prefer the TH-900 variant on them.
What are good balanced cables to pair with this headphone?
Nov 20, 2019
Hello, take a look to periaptcabel.The makes good cabel for a nice price.When you live in Europe it make some Time to delivery it.I find not better cable for a good price.