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Fostex T50RP

alaTest has collected and analyzed 96 reviews of Fostex T50RP. The average rating for this product is 4.5/5, compared to an average rating of 4.0/5 for other Headphones for all reviews. People are impressed by the design and bass quality. The price and comfort are also mentioned favorably. Some have doubts about the reliability and portability. There are some mixed reviews about the soundstage.

sound, comfort, price, bass quality, design

portability, reliability

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Headphones the Fostex T50RP is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 80/100 = Very good quality.

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alaTest has collected and analyzed 76 user reviews of Fostex T50RP from The average user rating for this product is 4.5/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.9/5 for other Headphones on People are impressed by the design and durability. The bass quality and comfort are also appreciated, but the soundstage and reliability get negative reviews.

sound, comfort, bass quality, durability, design

portability, reliability, soundstage

92% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.

May, 2020

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User review Fostex T50 RP by moosers on Audiofanzine


The Fostex T50 RP are a pair of studio headphones designed for uses during recording. I haven't used them for any other purpose beyond monitoring during recording, so this review will be focused o...

Apr, 2010

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Fostex T50RP


$99 on ebay simply amazing - Everything just felt so right - it is so neutral/perfect sounding that i heard dynamics like never before because the entire freq. range was so smooth Bass gives you ...

Apr, 2004

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Lovely set of headphones for home use


At a relatively low price you can enjoy really good sound with these headphones. It is so popular for good reason, you could customise it to your personal taste, I just swapped out the cables to the Vmoda cable, and swapped the pads for Shure pads. The...

Very nice sound, good tight bass. Very comfortable

Oh you are going to need a good amp for this...

Nov, 2016

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This is a quickie review... not the standard head-fi thing. I've been listening to the Mk III T50RP for a week now and I've been able to compare them directly to Sennheiser's Amperior and HD580, Fidelio X2, Grado SR125, Meelec A151, and DreamEarz VOX3...

Fast, detailed, crystal clear, great bass quantity and quality

Midrange is recessed, mid bass a little light,

Dec, 2015

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Entry into Planar Magnetics


Well, this will be my first review at all on head fi, but the t50rp is not my first audiophile headphone. If one considers the sennheiser hd558 and audiophile headphone, then they would be. It is my first planar magnetic headphone, though. I noticed...

Mod-able, cheap, good driver, PLANAR MAGNETIC

Not comfy stock, too midcentric stock, reverby stock, stock stock stock.

Jul, 2015

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Fostex T50RP Mk3 Early Impressions


Thanks You's A great thank you to Fostex Japan for graciously passing me this T50RP Mk3 and giving me the opportunity to write this review. Further a great big thanks to @Wallabee for loaning me his T50RP Mk2 for a comparison. Introduction Fostex T50RP...

Awesome value for money with the sound it produces for its price. A more transparent and clearer tonal signature compared to it's predecessor

Treble sensitive audio listeners could find it a little "hot". Still lacking in sub bass

Jul, 2015

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Good for modding


The stock sound is boring. Now discontinued and newer revision coming out. Replaced the pads with HM5 pads and modded the ports and internals. Got an OCC angled cable from VMODA. Result: great headphones for the price when I bought them, considering...

great sound after pads replaced with better ones

stock sound is boring but not bad, need to replace the pads

Jul, 2015

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Best bargain in headphones, end of discussion.


Buy it, mod it, slip on a pair of alpha dogs, smile. Not worth owning if you don't mod. I got maybe a half hour on them unmodded just to satisfy my curiosity. I own better cans that cost more and less, so pretty worthless to me until modded. Ratings...

To mod them is to love them.

Even at $90 they suck out of the box. Can't fix ugly.

Oct, 2013

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Cinderella of headphones


These headphones are great in the sense that they are the ultimate modding headphones. You can adjust the sound to almost anything you want with a few relatively simple mods. Before modification, the resonance is horrible, the headphones are all mids,...

Highly Modifiable, low price, smooth sounding

Lacks sparkle in treble, ugly

Oct, 2012

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5 Star with Modding


If you don't plan to mod these, then you shouldn't buy them. My ratings are based upon the state of my pair after modding, which I believe is fair because most of my mods can be cheaply and easily replicated. However, everyone should buy one and mod...

Modder's dream w/ incredible potential, easy to mod, cheap

Must mod them, cord connection issues, kinda ugly?

Sep, 2012