Alright so this is a bit of a grey area for me right now. I am sitting down really contemplating should I really buy these? Should I grab them and change them into argons? If so which one T50Rp or T60RP argons. Obviously the T60RP is a hell of a lot more expensive but it’s said to be much smoother in sound as well as what looks to be a better cable and a headband strap already on it. If I convert to argons they gain an extremely lifted low end and become rather unreliable for competitive gaming(too much low end is a plague on competitive cue cards). While this is fine technically my question in that case would be, is there a pad swap that fixes this? Or perhaps would you be better off modifying the original T50rp / T60RP or maybe the Dekoni Blues? Is it feasibly possible to have a punchy bass without all that rumble getting in the way?
Lastly, would the price be worthwhile? Needless to say I absolutely love planars and while yes I have an lcd-2 now I miss that bright sound I had from the Sundara. I refuse to go back to hifiman out of a matter of principle and let’s just say extreme amounts of anger and frustration. So I figure alright, well there’s a modder’s planar here that when I tried my buddies argon I fell in love with it so this headphone may very well suit me but how can I go about best altering it to my needs? I am all for V signatures, neutral, W signature, or Neutral brights but in terms of competitive I would need a more neutral bright without all that rumble.
So, the question here would be… whats the best route here? Counting for both sound and pricing. I want to be able to switch off from that super “fun” sounding planar to competitives. I started wagering this in my mind as I sat with the SHP9500 and their capabilities in changing the sound threw me over the edge for a $50 headphone to be able to sound so good and be so adaptable I began to think well what about the T50rp? It’s one headphone I do not have in my collection and yet planar magnetics offer some of my favorite sound and I love the speed and slam they offer. Could use some information from someone who has these headphones and sat down with modifications for them. If possible I would like to keep that wide soundstage as well too.