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Has anyone tried the original one? Was it really worth it at this price point? What are these comparable to, in terms of performance? Thanks
Yes, these are. At 25 ohms they will work for EDC (no amp necessary). In terms of performance Will and the MD team provided on page 4 of the comments on this drop. There are just under 3,700 comments on the mahogany version. Take a look at the comments on the previous Fostex TH-X00 https://www.massdrop.com/buy/fostex-x-massdrop-th-x00
I have watched and read quite a few reviews and people love the mahogany version for its sound signature. I have since joined the drop on an impulse but what worries me is what if the mahogany is more of what I'm looking for in a set of closed cans and slightly cheaper too. But I already missed that boat.
If you don't like their sound signature, you can always sell them. Head-Fi is great for this. I have no doubt people will want them :)
What were you looking for? I was in the original drop, but switched over to these for a more V-shaped and fun headphones. From my understanding, it's more bass, smoother and more treble, same mids and less sub mids? You can always change out the cups too if they're ever sold separately.
I have the mahogany from the first drop, I think my serial number is like 00287. You will really be impressed with either set. If you are in for the mahogany I would say try them out. Either drop (mahogany or purpleheart) will no doubt be back after this drop ends. You could invest in a small DAC which will improve the audio quality from your sound source but try them out first and see if you like them. You most likely will be able to sell them without too much trouble if you decide to try another set of cans.
I usually buy headphones, and at this price point, with 90% intention to hold on to them. I cracked up like a maniac yesterday after I found out about this purpleheart version drop, I went to head-fi classified and one guy already put up his mahogany version just 10 minutes after the email announcement. I laughed for a good 5 mins. :)) I have so many open cans, from low-end to mid-end. Have been looking for 1 set of closed cans to round my collection up. Hope these are the ones.
People said it was easily worth $400, maybe even $1000. These are like the TH-600 which costed $1300 at release but people said they costed too much, way too much. I can't find them new anywhere. I found it for $880 on Amazon but that can't be the lowest one. These are apparently better than the TH-600s for a lower price.
Thank you for the input. Can August come already?
I'm not a huge bass head but still prefer a warmer sound. I love clear vocals and instruments so a detailed lower-mid to mid is usually a must. I don't care much for treble as long as it's not too harsh and rounds off nicely. I own a pair of DT880 600 ohm and love the midrange on those, clear, detailed. But that set could really use a bit of boost in the low end (a bit too thin for my taste). The cups on these Fostex seem decent enough so I won't touch them. Besides, not much of a handyman myself :)
Thanks for the advise. Can't wait to try the purpleheart and hopefully both if the opportunity comes. As I stated earlier, i tend to buy headphones with intention to keep them (that's why I usually go for best bang for the buck type) and hopefully these will stay come August. :)
It really sounds like the HD650s or planars would be right up your alley. Also a tube amp as well for the warmth. I have a pair of DT880s/600 as well and I can't tell if I hate their sound signature or if I like it. I do agree, it could get a bit more impact with the bass, but they're quite balanced and responsive. My midfi purgatory is terrible. It might just be because the lows and mids of the X2s spoiled me. That Vshape. I know if I touched them too, they'd be destroyed in a few minutes.