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jantwo
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Jul 16, 2016
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Really considering switching to the AKG K7XX - 2 months is a long ass time. Does it have any disadvantages compared to the HE-350, except for the price?
Jul 16, 2016
theurbanhippie
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Jul 16, 2016
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No, in fact most reviewers consider it to be a substantially better sounding headphone. It's probably much better constructed, too.
Another headphone worth looking at is the Fostex T50rp mk. 3. It's got wonderful, tight, accurate bass, a great midrange and just perfect highs, and it's planar magnetic. You can get it on Amazon for $150 with a two week shipping time.
Jul 16, 2016
jantwo
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Jul 16, 2016
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Thanks for advice, I'm definitely tempted, although I already spent 30$ on HM5 replacement pads which won't fit on the K7XX.
These Fostex'es, isn't semi-open worse than open? Also, are they usable without an amp like the HE-350 and K7XX seem to be?
Jul 16, 2016
theurbanhippie
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Jul 16, 2016
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I can definitely say that the K7xx needs an amp. I don't tend to believe the Fostex needs one, but others will probably disagree.
As for the semi-open vs open debate, I'll say that they definitely have the soundstage of an open back, with great directional positioning. Also, your HM5s will fit the Fostex and be a marked improvement over the stock pads.
Jul 16, 2016
DropDoctor
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Jul 16, 2016
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I'm also thinking of going for the AKG K7XX. Two days to decide whether it's worth an extra $100 for six weeks less in waiting time and a somewhat better headphone (supposedly). Need to look more into how much (if at all) better it is. If it is at least somewhat better though, I think I will make the switch, cause I wanted a pair of open-back headphones as a birthday present to myself (in mid-September).
I had also looked at the Fostex TH-500RP back when it was on sale for $330 (on another site), but that was a bit too much money for me at the time, and now it's $400.
The Fostex T50RP MK3 looks fine, but it's a semi-open headphone and I'm really looking for a fully-open.
Jul 16, 2016
jantwo
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Jul 16, 2016
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Thanks again. I can get the Fostex for about 100$ + shipping here in Europe, so I'm very tempted to get those and bypass the wait. I'll take the day to do some research.
Jul 16, 2016
LazyPedro
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Jul 16, 2016
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Can you share where you can get this deal? I might change to that as well. .. or get both, as they are quite different apparently. HE-350 bright and fostex bass heavy
Jul 16, 2016
jantwo
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Jul 16, 2016
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http://www.juno.co.uk/products/fostex-t50rp-mk3-professional-semi-open-headphones/583868-01/#
It seems I overstated the deal, even with the weak pound and strong dollar, it's a fair bit more expensive than 100$. Still, cheaper than amazon though I've no experience with the shop.
Jul 16, 2016
HungryPanda
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Jul 16, 2016
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I have ordered quite a few things from juno.co.uk, They are a music studio in Camden, London. Delivery is pretty fast and they are trustworthy
Jul 16, 2016
HungryPanda
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Check Z review on youtube, he compares T20RP, T40RP and T50RP one is fully open (T20 I think and the other fully closed)
Jul 16, 2016
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