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The reason i bought these headphones is because they have planar magnetic drivers, they are unconventional though (in my opinion) much, much better than the normal dynamic - type.Planar magnetic's usually sell from around 500 to 1K, so it's quite extraordinary that these can be had for £100! However - these headphones in particular are made for studio use and are constructed from basic materials so they wont have cost Fostex a great deal of money to make anyway.
On to the sound:
The T40RPMK2 sound just perfect! and i mean AKG K702 - beating perfect! until now i thought that the AKG K702 headphones had the " right" sound.Once you start listening to these Fostex headphones, you realise that 99% of others are artificial sounding (or "coloured").
I own ultrasone pro 900's AKG K702's Sennheisser HD558's and also the legendary wooden Denon ahd5000, ( The latter coincidently are made by fostex, branded as Denon) all of wich are coloured.Colour free headphones are an extreme raritey.Even some of the more expensive planar magnetic headphones have some colouration to them.So these headphones are definitely unique right out of the box.They are tonally balanced, have a very wide soundstage, but will also reveal any flaws in recordings.Perhaps the best way to describe these headphones is that you hear the music, not the headphones. I still find it hard to believe that these are planar magnetic headphones given there pricetag.