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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CEE_TEE
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May 30, 2018
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In the original product proposal to Fostex, yes...removable cables were requested.
Though It was in the original requirements, it didn't make it into the original version of the TH-X00 as Fostex is very methodical and careful.
They spent years working on their removable cable system to make it their version of perfect. They could have done it in a few weeks, but it wouldn't have been a true Fostex solution.
Removable cables for the TH-X00 line is one of those features that the community never stopped pushing for and we never stopped requesting.
This feature is so important to the community and to the headphones, that we renamed them: TR-X00 (The “R” is for removable.)
If you haven’t been following the journey of the first Mahogany version of the headphone into the Purpleheart and Ebony wood variants, we offer three different wood types for different aesthetics and slight sound signature variation.
However, since launch- the most requested (demanded!) change has been the ability to remove or swap cables.
Why? I’m so glad you asked!
If you develop any issues with the cables over time, you can replace them. If you need a specialized cable to connect to gear or wish to have a personalized cable, you have options.
(In the discussion comments which follow, please let us know if you modified your TH-X00 to accept removable cables and how you are using them now…Matt Takaichi is paying attention and sourcing cables for the community.  We’ve transferred the comments from the original headphone drop pages so that none of your contributions have been lost.)
Thank you for your support of this headphone, it has been a true success due to community feedback and participation.
FYI, this latest change is the only one that we have planned for the series, we don’t have any other surprises on the horizon at the moment.  (I know somebody is going to ask me!)
For now, the time has come and the TR-X00 is available for ordering on June 1st!
May 30, 2018
Pasghetti
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Jan 9, 2019
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Questions: How do we get this cable, but in a 3.5mm jack version? What is the name of the planar Magnetic headphones that Fostex makes? I thought these were the Massdrop version of the TH-600 with removable cables, which are Planar Magnetics, but these look to be just plain old dynamic drivers?
Jan 9, 2019
GiantHeadphoneSquid
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Jan 9, 2019
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These are MD versions of the TH610, which features the same 1 T dynamic biodynamic driver. The same driver technology is used but with a more powerful 1.5 T motor in the flagship TH900/909. Fostex planar mags are the 'Regular Phase, RP' series, the T20, 40, 50 and 60 RP. A few years back they did put an RP into the TH premium form factor, which is the out of production(?) TH500 RP - it was not too well received, I've never heard one unfortunately. MD did a few drops of these, I'd probably jump on it if they did again at a reasonable price just for collector sake. If you want Fostex planar mag, get the T60 RP - it has a mahogany enclosure and lovely full sound, stock.
Jan 9, 2019
YungMonto
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Jun 16, 2019
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Does this model of Fostex got the same sound quality as the denon ahd2000?
Jun 16, 2019
Huntersknoll
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Jun 14, 2019
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Anyone use these with a Rupert Neve Designs RNHP amp?
Jun 14, 2019
sengsquared
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Jun 1, 2019
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Got mine yesterday. Sound quality, best I have heard so far. Got some complaints though, no accessories. Should have a cable lenght option and termination. Or make the cable short and include an extension cable so users can choose. No hardcase, HP as shiny as this should have protection out of the box. It did not even come with a 6.3mm to 3.5mm adapter.
Jun 1, 2019
BUMMYjab
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May 17, 2019
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Which one is better I placed an order for the beyer DT 1770 GO. Should I cancel that and go with these I like Bass.
May 17, 2019
bigshel
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May 28, 2019
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So, the right answer is get both but considering money isn't unlimited ... What kinda bass do you like? If you like even tight bass, stick with Beyer... if you like mid bass emphasis, hard to beat the bio cellulose drivers in the Fostex IMO.
May 28, 2019
chank
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May 4, 2019
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Is there an option to get it in a 3.5mm cable?
May 4, 2019
Usehername
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Apr 13, 2019
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Would a pair of these that do not have the detachable cable be as good as these with the detachable feature? I mean if I can buy a used pair for $300 would that be better than spending $470 for the detachable model? The used pair sounded incredible.
Apr 13, 2019
Usehername
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May 16, 2019
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Thanks for the reply. I'm good right now so I won't be getting the ones for $300 . Here's a link in case anyone is interested. I can vouch for the seller, he's a great guy:
May 16, 2019
Usehername
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May 16, 2019
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That pair can be found on OfferUp. Moderators: I wish you were as quick to remove posts as when I was receiving hateful messages on here.
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May 16, 2019
HappyPanda
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Mar 25, 2019
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hayo everyone! i was wondering if anyone knows where i can buy a extra pair of the pad clips/rings. (the ones you use to attach the pad to the cup) thanks!
Mar 25, 2019
Tuxi
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Mar 23, 2019
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Got mine today. Not purple at all, just an ugly, reddish brown, more like mahogany. The sound is okay but I already have better sounding headphones. I ordered these, because I really liked the color and design that was shown in the product description. Really disappointing. 
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Mar 23, 2019
sengsquared
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May 28, 2019
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Too bad! I just placed my order 5days ago as well. I like the deep purple color.
May 28, 2019
zypherion
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Jun 30, 2019
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That sucks. I bought the original, non-detachable cable version and the cups on mine are the vibrant shade of purple shown in the product images here. It was a major selling point for me as well. I wonder if they are still using wood/cups from the originals to create this upgraded version? If they are and they didn't clear coat/seal them early enough the wood could have lost their color quicker. Did you reach out to support, I would certainly be unsatisfied with that result.
Jun 30, 2019
NathanielKiger
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Mar 21, 2019
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I'm so excited!! Really love warm sounding stuff. Can any owners explain their experience please? I've had the M1060 and 6XX for a while along with the 58x Jubilee. Heard treble wasn't nearly as harsh as the Mahogany and bass could be pretty strong. How is vocal presence and instrument separation?
Mar 21, 2019
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