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live ! Massdrop x Fostex T-X0 Planar Magnetic Headphones $149.99 fs (?!) @ md

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Note: These headphones will be available starting Monday, June 12 at 6 a.m. PST. for $149.99. This is the final run of headphones with MKII tooling. Only 1,900 pairs will be available and all will be serialized.


Specs
  • Massdrop x Fostex
  • Closed principle
  • T50RP MKII version driver
  • Rubber headband with additional leather strap
  • Hybrid ear pads with perforated protein leather and velour cushioning
  • Laser-cut acoustic damping foam
  • Adjustable sliders
  • Detachable 6.6 ft (2 m) cable with ¼ in (6.35 mm) gold-plated stereo plug
  • Impedance: 50 ohms
  • Sensitivity: 92 dB (at 1 kHz, 1 mW)
  • Frequency response: 15 Hz–35 kHz
  • Maximum input power: 3,000 mW
  • Weight, excluding cable: 13.6 oz (385 g)
  • Individually serialized
Included
  • ¼ in (0.6 cm) to ⅛ in (3.5 mm) adapter
  • 2-year warranty
Shipping

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Shipping

All orders will be shipped by Massdrop.
Estimated ship date is Oct 10, 2017.
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I saw the email for this drop.

Are these planar phones really good? Reviews are mixed fort them.

How do they compare to HIFIMAN HE-400i?
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I picked up the T50RP mk3 a year ago when Fostex had their rebate. I feel they are one of the best planar bargaiins under $500 out there.

The sound is fabulous and Head-Fi is full of modification ideas for the mk2 which many feel were used by Fostex for the mk3. Will be interesting to see how the MD units shake out, The only complaint I have is comfort which looks to be addressed in this special MD ear pad design.
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I picked up the T50RP mk3 a year ago when Fostex had their rebate. I feel they are one of the best planar bargaiins under $500 out there.

The sound is fabulous and Head-Fi is full of modification ideas for the mk2 which many feel were used by Fostex for the mk3. Will be interesting to see how the MD units shake out, The only complaint I have is comfort which looks to be addressed in this special MD ear pad design.

I have all 3 mk3s Wink but on the fence w/md mod ! miss mk2 housing ! Rock
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so, are these worth the price? $150 seems very cheap for planar headphones...
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so, are these worth the price? $150 seems very cheap for planar headphones...
My understanding is it's a moded MK2 (looks like nicely done!) and I hope fostex / md done it to the level of MK3 or better (l own all 3 RPs - really good oob!) / I played w/moded mk2 and really liked 'em - but my copy had a crack on one of the cans and trouble w/slider - so Frown I gave it back since mk3 was on the horizon laugh out loud ! MK3 sound really good oob - but - imho, whatever mod I had, did sound better?! Wink
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Live in a few ! Wink
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broke out my modded T50RP MKII's for a quick listen to decide if I want another pair. sigh.
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Ugh, why would you post this here?
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is this drop over? I don't see it live on the site.
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is this drop over? I don't see it live on the site.
Have not started Wink 7min to go Rock
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It's live now!
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400 units in 5 minutes Wink
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400 sold in 5 minutes...at this pace this will be sold out before end of the hour...
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400 sold in 5 minutes...at this pace this will be sold out before end of the hour...

it should slow down Wink ATDs (audiophile transmitted disease) most likely will fade away @ 1500 laugh out loud / my prediction is 3-4 hours ?! 'll see ! Rock
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