Dekoni Audio Blue Fostex/Dekoni Audiophile HiFi Planar Magnetic Headphone, One Size
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|Model Name||T50RP MK3|
|Form Factor||Over Ear|
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- Only Foster Sanctioned T50RP MK3 Mod
- Built in partnership with Foster
- Comes with 2 sets of Decani Audio ear pads - one hybrid and one ELITE velour pair
- Special edition Blue ear cups
- Decani Audio is an American ear pad Manufacturer from new Jersey
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The Dekoni Blue
Dekoni Audio is known for their Attention to Detail
The Dekoni Blue is a Fun Headphone with a great bass extension and smooth high end
The Dekoni Blue by Fostex
The only T50RP MK3 mod approved by Fostex
Dekoni Audio has Collaborated with Headphone Maker Fostex on a fantastic new variant of its Famed T50RP MK3 Planar Magnetic Headphone. With Redesigned Blue cups, a new Inner Baffle, and Dekoni’s Hybrid Ear Pads made especially for this Headphone you are left with what some are calling the most comfortable headphone around. By using the fenestrated Sheepskin on the inside of the pad you regain some of the mid frequencies that were lost when listening to the stock T50RP MK3. Also to note is that the Dekoni Blue is warmer, smoother, and less fatiguing than its predecessor and makes for hours of comfortable, great listening sessions. Already receiving rave reviews the Dekoni Blue is coming to market with an extra set of Dekoni Audio Elite Velour Earpads that utilize the Premium Slow rebound, high density memory foam Dekoni Audio is known for.
- Refined Fostex proprietary Regular Phase (RP) diaphragm driver using copper foil etched polyimide film and powerful neodymium magnet
- Semi-open Headphone with room for the sound to breathe
- Comes with 3m 1/4-inch plug detachable cable for best serviceability
The Dekoni Blue
Dekoni Blue Comes with 2 sets of ear pads. One set is the Dekoni Elite Hybrid and the other is the Dekoni Audio Elite Velour.
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|Special Features||Planar magnetic Deriver Technology||—||—||—|
Dekoni Audio and Fostex have teamed up to create a custom variant of the world renowned Fostex T50RP MKIII Headphone. Utilizing the Fostex Planar Magnetic Drivers and Body, the addition of the Dekoni Hybrid Ear Pads and other proprietary changes improve on the original by reducing fatigue and being smoother all around with an extended bass response. Note! The Dekoni Blue has been revised and no longer comes with the Elite Velour pads.
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I should also echo those on here (and other places) that say these headphones are power hungry. They are. The best amp I've found for them at a reasonable price range is the Schiit Magni 3. The Magni is not the best $99 headphone amp out there right now (see the JDS Labs Atom for that), but it does have the output power that really makes the Blues sing. The Magni outputs ~2W at 32 ohms. The Atom is ~1W at 32 ohms. Somewhere between 1 and 2 watts the Blues go from sounding good to sounding outstanding.The low end on T50 mods needs lots of power to sound its best. When underpowered, their bass will sound boomy and sloppy. Give them power and that bass tightens up and you get a bassy, fun, detailed sound.
TL;DR: If you put the right pads on these (Dekoni Protein) and give them LOTS of amplifier power, they are a fun, bassy, detailed headphone that carves out a unique sound signature in the ~$180-230 range.
They are also quite comfortable, the pads are fantastic, clamp force isn’t painful, etc. The headband however isn’t the greatest. Not bad, but not extremely comfortable.
The problem I had was a slight vibration caused by 50hz frequencies. This apparently wasn’t a defect specific to my model, but a widespread problem. I was able to reduce it by ever so slightly lossening the screws of the driver. After that, I almost never heard any buzzing... almost
I returned them because I couldn’t enjoy listening to them, as I could do nothing but listen for the dreaded buzzing. It drove me crazy, but for the average consumer, these are a fantastic deal.
Also beware, they are quite difficult to drive, amp required.
I need to try them with my magni 2 uber but I have been running them off an emotiva basx a-100 with the jumpers installed so its feeding full speaker output thru the headphone jack. This much power really makes them sing but it kinda scary. I will try the magni 2 uber and post an update.
As for the sound out of the box, I already liked these a great deal, but you buy these to mod them, and I did. Fixed the muddy bass and toned down a mid-high peak.
Also took them all the way apart to paint them (use vinyl dye!).
1. Cutting tiny slits of duct tape to block off "bass escape" vents behind pads and foam. There are 4 pairs.
2. Bought a suspension headstrap from Ryan from Modhouse .com. Two Philips screws replaced and you then get extremely comfortable headphones to somehow become even more comfortable.
I only recommend buying these if you have a decent headphone amp.
The bass was definitely lacking before the first mod. After they sound amazing. People say there is some burn in required so I'm doing that as we speak. But they still sound great. Worth the money, but you can acheive somewhat similar sound with m40x headphones and pads from ZMF or the amazon ones you can instantly find if you search (can't remember the brand name). And those shouldnt require an amp.