Miracles in Audio, by luck, by good choices,by design or by tweaking...


I owned a low cost headphone for many years, the Fostex TH7B, first version( a new one close version exist Fostex TH7BK), semi-open headphone...I was never completely satisfied by any headphones I ever owned: Hifiman 400, Stax basic lamda, Stax 5 gold,Akg 340,Akg 701, beyerdynamic 990, and T150... Because in each of them with all their qualities I never listen to at the same times, a confortable headphone with natural timbre and voicing, with a good imaging and a realistic soundstage(not too close to my ears)...


For the last days I tweaked this Fostex, to damp his internal resonance I used sorbothane, I put some shungite stones at the exterior part of the cups and I use some Herkimer diamond in the interior pads( 3 at 120 degree) … Now this low cost headphones crush all my others if I sum all his qualities... For example his mids and voicing cannot beat the AKG 340 but among all my other headphones it is the best that is near that mids and it is more confortable, and with longer cable than the 340...His imaging is better and more realistic than the 340 etc etc...It is the same if I compare with the others...


His most important qualities is natural timbre and clear imaging,very precise pinned point accuracy and natural, so clear it crush for that ALL the others to dust...In the French audio circle the reviews were more than very positive few years ago...Diapason d’or and choc Classica...I am not the only one impressed buy the ratio quality/price... But remember that thesae reviewers dont tweak their headphone...The difference between before and after the tweaks are staggering...


Yes Miracles happens in Audio: cost is under 100 American dollars... Few years ago they cost me 50 bucks new... I never dreamed that I will go back to headphones...


I will enjoy your miracles stories of any kind ….My best to all...
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Mahgister, your samples are on their way. I hope you like them, though I wouldn’t be surprised if they disturb the careful balance you have already achived with your own experiments. One thing I am sure, you will notice the effect, welcome or otherwise.

Anyone reading this who would like to try some delivered free via post, just let me know. I could do about 10 sets (one set per reader) without stress. They are fun. All you need is some blu-tac or double sided tape.
whostolethebatmobile Thank you from my heart for your kindness...I have no words... Thanks
You are welcome Mahgister. For anyone who is wondering, I am offering the 10 free sets to Audiogon members, at no charge and with free postal delivery. I’m doing this for fun as a hobby, I’m not a dealer and they are not for sale anywhere. But I think they are interesting, and not like any commercial product as far as I know. They are based on paper, with crushed crystal on top and shungite on the bottom. There are other ingredients, but I can’t give everything away!
this is the first miracle on this thread...:)
Thanks Carpathian. The trouble was I was looking on this site (forum.audiogon.com) rather than the main site. That's why I couldn't find anything!