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Fostex T50RP Semi-Open Dynamic Studio Headphones for Commercial Recording and Critical Listening Applications

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RP-Series Damped Semi-Open Headphones
  • Damped semi-open headphones with 15Hz - 35kHz frequency response
  • Max input 3000 mW; impedance 50 ohm
  • Patented RP Technology
  • Features single entry locking cord, padded ear cushions, and wide self-adjusting headband
  • Compatible with all analog and digital formats
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Fostex T50RP Semi-Open Dynamic Studio Headphones for Commercial Recording and Critical Listening Applications + Shure HPAEC840 Replacement Ear Cushions For SRH840 Headphones + SilverStone 21-Inch x 15-Inch 4mm Thick 2-Piece Sound Dampening Acoustic EP0M Silent Foam SF01 (Black)
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Product Details

Style Name: RP-Series Damped Semi-Open Headphones
  • Product Dimensions: 16.3 x 21.8 x 22.6 inches ; 11.5 ounces
  • Shipping Weight: 2 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Shipping: This item is also available for shipping to select countries outside the U.S.
  • Shipping Advisory: This item must be shipped separately from other items in your order. Additional shipping charges will not apply.
  • ASIN: B0002MT6RY
  • Item model number: AMS-T50RP
  • Average Customer Review: 4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (33 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #9,668 in Musical Instruments (See Top 100 in Musical Instruments)
  • Date first available at Amazon.com: August 28, 2005

Product Description

Style: RP-Series Damped Semi-Open Headphones

The Fostex RP Professional Headphone Series offers true and accurate headphone monitoring, critical for recording studios, broadcast facilities, project studios and DJs. The RP series is designed to offer the widest frequency range, minimize listening fatigue, and allow you to accurately pinpoint and analyze all aspects of your creative output. These headphones combine supreme clarity and audio performance in a comfortable, sophisticated design. All RP Series headphones deliver uncolored, clear and natural sound across a wide range with full bass and sparkling highs. But it's the sonic quality at high sound pressure levels that really sets these headphones apart. The bass is always powerful and distortion free, which is essential during headphone monitoring in noisy environments such as ENG recording and DJ work. Key to the transparent sound reproduction is Fostex's Regulated Phase Technology, a proprietary transducer and diaphragm design that has earned Fostex more than twenty international patents and has been successfully applied to microphones, headphones and loudspeakers used in professional and commercial sound installations worldwide. This technology has been enhanced even further in the new RP Diaphragm (standard across the series), which uses copper foil etched polyimide film to provide excellent resistance to high level input peaks of up to 3000mW, ensuring an accurate sound regardless of the volume. The padded ear cushions and wide, self adjusting headbands ensure maximum comfort and fit during extended wearing periods. Fostex's eye for design and real world usability can also be seen in the lockable, single entry jack, which minimizes cord tangles and offers excellent serviceability. Founded in 1973, Fostex is an acclaimed manufacturer of location sound, multi track recording, and speaker products.


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Customer Reviews

Extended bass, detailed mids, and clear highs.
jager
At this point, I do not really have much hopes from the Fostex T50RP as thus far it has sounded just like what is supposed to - a decent USD 100 headphone.
Audiopolitan
Universal fit most Headphone models; Grado SR SRi-series, Sennheiser HD-series, Beyerdynamic and more.
Z. Mehrbach

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23 of 23 people found the following review helpful By Z. Mehrbach on February 8, 2013
Style Name: RP-Series Damped Semi-Open Headphones Verified Purchase
If you're like me, and want to modify these bad-boy's to make them sound much better, then you're gonna have to do some purchasing, much of which can be done here on amazon. I'll list those products first, and then we can get to what you might need from elsewhere. I'm not going to list exactly what or how to modify these as that's part of the fun. But if you do a google search for "Fostex TRP50 Modifications" you'll find a wiki over at head-fi that lists every public modification listed there. I have tried a number of them and came up with my own concoction that I like the best.

Alrighty, here's what you'll need:

DYNAMAT -

Dynamat 10415 10" x 10" x 0.067" Thick Self-Adhesive Sound Deadener with Xtreme Speaker Kit - Pair

SILVERSTONE FOAM

SilverStone 21-Inch x 15-Inch 4mm Thick 2-Piece Sound Dampening Acoustic EP0M Silent Foam SF01 (Black)

MODELING CLAY

Chenille Kraft Modeling Clay Assortment

COTTON BALLS - Used to go between the ear-cup and back of the driver when the sides are screwed back together. Try to experiment with how much you use, it's always helps the sound but using more = smoother mid-bass hump, less = more mid-bass hump.

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23 of 27 people found the following review helpful By jager on June 12, 2012
Style Name: RP-Series Damped Semi-Open Headphones
If youre buying these for out of the box performance, youre most likely going to be disappointed if youre looking for a super accurate highly detailed pair of cans with great bass extension.

Fortunately, a bit of modding can transform these things into everything they can possibly be.

Firstly, the earpads are not that comfortable. Theyre shallow enough so that people with larger dumbo ears like myself find it very uncomfortable to extended listening because the inner cup is pressing against your ear. BUY THE SHURE HPAEC840 PADS!!! Talk about comfort... roll up some tissue and shove it under the pad to increase comfort, sound staging, and a tad bit of bass due to a better seal around the ear.

Second, grab some crayola modeling clay. Take off the pads (if youre keeping the stock pads, be careful because theyre taped on with double sided tape. the tape is strong enough to rip the pleather) and pack the clay flush with the cavities on the back side of the driver baffle. One hole is a bass port that is open to the ear side of the baffle, dont fill that one. TALK ABOUT DETAIL. The baffle is no longer flexing due to the driver and everything is much more detailed. Extended bass, detailed mids, and clear highs. Cheap, easy, makes a real difference.

Third, shove 3-4 torn up cotton balls in the cups. Reflecting soundwaves from certain frequencies is eliminated even further. Helps a lot with female vocals - they become much much more clear and balanced.

Fourth, pick up some fatmat/dynamat/damplifier pro, etc. and coat the inside of the cup with it. TALK ABOUT ACCURACY.

4 stars for out of the box performance for the price
5 stars for modded performance. They compete with $700-$800 cans when modded right.
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10 of 11 people found the following review helpful By J. Beck on February 14, 2010
Style Name: RP-Series Semi-Open Headphones
As a professional audio engineer who does both studio recording and live sound reinforcement as well as an audiophile, a great pair of headphones is one of my most important pieces of gear. They must be accurate, reasonably comfortable, have excellent high and low frequency response, block out a reasonable amount of outside noise, and must have the ability to play loud enough without distortion so I can hear what I'm listening to on them over the sound of a live band. They must also have the transparent, detailed sound I require for critical listening as an audiophile.

I've used and auditioned many pairs of cans over the years and have always come back to the Fostex T20RP mkII (and the original T20RP before these). There's a great reason these are one of the most commonly used pairs of headphones you'll find in almost any commercial recording studio. I've simply never found another set at any price that I liked more than these. I've even compared them to headphones costing $500 and up and saw no reason to pay that kind of money when these incredible cans can be had for this ridiculous price.

Some people may find them a bit on the warm side, but personally I find most headphones, including the very popular AKG k240 (which I also own), to be a bit too bright, edgy, and fatiguing for me. I've tweaked mixes on these then listened on my reference monitors and found them to be quite accurate. And, I've never managed to get them to distort at any volume. Though I don't usually listen loud unless I have to in a live mixing situation, these are always ready when I need to.

They are not perfect so I'll list the cons. First, they're big, as you can see in the picture, so don't buy them if you're looking for something you can stuff in a pocket.
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