FOSTEX: PM0.5d active loudspeakers

From the desk of Frank Berryman Stuart Smith has posted a review of the Fostex PM0.5d active loudspeakers (£250/pair) at Hi-Fi Pig. His conclusions: “For the asking price and used as I am using them, they are well made and represent really good value for money. They look good on the desktop and pop them […]

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FOSTEX: The Lawton Fostex TH900 test review

Headphobics write: A long time ago, in an audio design lab far, far away, Fostex had created and implemented the original and famous D2000, 5000 and 7000 headphones for Denon. Yes, those headphones were technically Fostex models under the guise of the Denon logo and branding. Soon after discontinuation of that original Denon D-series, demand […]

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FOSTEX: TH500RP headphones test review

Steve Guttenberg writes: Five years ago two upstart headphone makers, Audeze and Hifiman, introduced thin-film planar magnetic designs that sounded very different, and to my ears better than the more expensive, top-of-the-line AKG, Audio Technica, Beyerdynamic, Grado, and Sennheiser headphones. Audeze and Hifiman currently offer a range of planar models, but now Fostex has a […]

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FOSTEX: T50RP Closed Ear Stereo Headphones test review

Pros: “neutrality, chameleon, smooth midrange, detail and speed, crazy good deal.” “Clarity, looks, natural sound” Cons: “Needs solid amping, can sound a bit flat, takes some getting used to” “Potential comfort issues, flat sound might turn some off, no 1/4” to 1/8” adaptor, needs amping” Please click HERE to continue

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Why use good headphones?

Aggravating a dealer or two! Whether dealers like it or not, there are certain things that headphones can achieve which even the world’s finest stand-alone hifi systems can’t. There’s no magic to this. It’s purely the fact that the driver mechanism of the headphone is within an inch or two of the receptive areas of […]

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