Fostex T50RP MK3 review – Ugly but amazing!

AHG Fostex T50RP MK3 Review

Jean-Marc and I tested out the Fostex T50Rp Mk3 headphones recently and you can see our full review at the link below:

A little background on Fostex and the T50Rp’s

The Fostex Company was founded in July 1973 by Foster Electric Co.,Ltd. (founded 1949), one of the world’s largest developers of OEM speaker and transducer products. Fostex has been around a while and they have made some excellent headphones during this time.

If you are relatively new to the audiophile world, or looking to get started, then you might want to consider the Fostex T50RP. If you are a headphone enthusiast who’s interested in making modifications, the Fostex T50RP Mk3 is a great starting point as well. The T50RP model was released in 2002 and is now in its 3rd iteration. The T50RP is a staple of many recording studios but has also found a huge following for home setups because they are so much fun to modify and play around with. Fixing up a set of these T50RP’s is kind of like fixing up your first car.

Their utilitarian look is not going to win them any beauty contests, but don’t judge a book by its cover. You will want to use an amp with these to get the full benefit as a mobile/cell phone or mp3 player is not going provide enough power in most cases (Maybe some of the LG phones). This is definitely a first step in your journey towards finding ‘your sound’. The T50RP MK3’s were tested at $170 USD (£130 GBP) and you can get yourself a cheap Fiio amp for under $80 USD. The whole setup could set you back $250 USD (£200 GBP) and that is less than what almost all of the top noise cancelling headphones go for these days.

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