Anyone interested in getting the new fostex headphone,reviews are saying it is amazing value for the price,but its only available in USA.Can you recommend the best way to ship this headphones here without paying large sum for the customs
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Get some contact in US and request to hand carry . You end up paying atleast 50% (Shipping+Customs) Extra of original prize if you take Courier route.
Are you using the mk3?where did you buy it from.I am not a fan of ath m50 headphones,soundstage is too narrow to my ears.I am using these HP.
May I ask you what genre of music you listen to.
I have couple other HP (AT 50 & grado 80) and each has its strengths.
The fostex have a very relaxed and detailed sound. I like it for listening to genres matching this presentation. Vocals, classical, soft music you get the idea. They are not very punchy in the lower bass so the presentation may not suite genres like rock, etc (my AT 50 does better here and also brighter) Fostex is more balanced sound.
So please read some reviews before going for it purely based on VFM.
If you get them at a good price then irrespective of your genre preference I think they are great HP giving very good sound.
As far as I've heard, They seem to be giant killers with few hiccups. Not comfortable right out of the box. They're on the brighter side of things. Mids are not that great.
However, at this price point, They don't have much of a competition. I don't own them. Just word of mouth from a friend who owns it.
I made this ID just now to reply here.
I am looking for the same headphones too. Fostex website says PAXT Ltd
are official distributors in India but ironically both are based in UK and Singapore resp.
I sent them a mail for availability for the same but yet to receive a reply. Frankly, I don't hope much.
In US, the price of the same headphones have rocketed from near $120 to $160. Fostex is offering a cashback of $50 for US address only.
American Music & Sound
Which again brings us back to square one.
Google points to this website Fostex T50RP mk3 Studio Headphones | ?13,220 India Price
But I have my skepticism.
If you find a workaround please tag me too. Thanks.
I am interested in them because of their price to performance ratio,also to experience the planar sound at a budget price.Anyway I bought a used set of Philips shp9500 which I will probably will be getting today."They're on the brighter side of things. Mids are not that great."
These Fostex models are supposedly for studio use!
My HP gives one of the best and relaxing mids I have heard. The trebel is nice and not at all bright.
The frequency response is "flat" with very good resolution. (The extra resolution might be equated to bright response perhaps! As happens in some cases)
I specifically bought these as they have superb mids which I heard in the hp of my friend and decided to buy one myself.
Decided to go with Fidelio x2Make sure you have something with enough power to drive these HPs. The specs say 50ohms 92dB but trust me they are seriously inneficient. I don't know if the impedence works differently for plannar (i think it doesn't) but comparing them to similarly rated headphones (My Ue6000 unknown sensitivity - nominal 52ohms) they surely require a lot lot more power (Using FIIO Q1 DAC/Amp over usb host).
On the other hand i picked mine up in germany and paid around 140euro. i can see they are still available for about the same. See if some one is coming from germany. you can also get a VAT refund in case they are on a short term Visa.
Those are great too. What did you pay for them? did you get them in india? How do you like them(if you have got them already).