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Anyone tried fostex headphones?

Discussion in 'Monitoring / Headphones' started by capitancarajo, Mar 20, 2002.

  1. Hi,

    I had some beyers DT 250 for musicians but they've been stolen. They were good, I like them a lot, but now I'm in a tight budget due to the robery (the beyers were not the only stuff they stole, ouch)... and now I've found a very good price for the Fostex T50RP, and just wanted someone's opinion, cause I've never tried fostex headphones.

    Any help will be appreciated

  2. Kev

    Kev Well-Known Member

    I have T20 and T40's ... over ten years of reliable service.

    They handle musicians OK and the musicians say the Fotex are OK.

    I think you can do better BUT I am still searching. However the Beyer770 could be the go.
  3. drundall

    drundall Guest

    Same here, T20's exclusively. They have low leakage which is great for vocals and drummers with loud click.
  4. drundall

    drundall Guest

    Same here, T20's exclusively. They have low leakage which is great for vocals and drummers with loud click.
  5. rpowell

    rpowell Guest

    used t20s, hate them...seen a lot of people with broken ones as well..and they like to slide around.

    i'm into akg k240s myself...although some people i know swear by sennheisers..
  6. MadMoose

    MadMoose Active Member

    I have a few pairs of T-20's around. They're ok, I run into problems with bleed while cutting vocals or with click tracks. They also slide around and they seem pretty fragile. I have a whole bunch of Audio Technica ATH-M40 and D40's. Those are solid, loud, durable decent sounding headphones. The only problem I've had with about 5 pairs in 3 years is that cheap ass 1/4" plug. It'll break the first time you look at it crooked, just replace it with a decent one like a Switchcraft or Neutirk and all's well.
  7. Yes, they all Fostex seem fragile on the picture, but for 99 bucks I'm still thinking on those. Just one thing about the 50 ohm impedance they state they have; at this moment I don't know what to believe when it comes to impedance. Are they loud enough without an amplifier?

  8. Kev

    Kev Well-Known Member

    This is an important point!
    I slam mine with a 50 watt amp so you will have to test this yourself.
  9. knightfly

    knightfly Active Member

    I have a couple pairs of the T-20's, I've always treated them with care because they do seem a little fragile, but the loudness hasn't been a problem. I've used them with a Tascam 1506 analog board's headphone out, a Mackie LM-3204's phone out, and an older live board - all were plenty loud. The sound quality could be better, but it's OK for the money... Steve
  10. Thank you guys for the assistance, it's been quite helpful. Last time I was close to buy a couple of AKGs I had the chance to try them almost seconds before ordering them... they were so quiet! Therefore I went for the Beyers. Still, if someone has tried both Fostex and Beyer DT250 and could give some opinions on one compared to the other, I'm all ears.

    Thanks a lot.

  11. MadMoose

    MadMoose Active Member

    Well, the AT's can be found cheaper and aren't as fragile. YMMV. Low impedance is good, that means they need less power to get them loud. But, you'll still need an amp.

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