With our modifications we do similar internal modifications as the older models with moderate changes to the mass loading and baffle modifications. Luckily Fostex has upgraded the headband to something that is more than comfortable enough, so we have decided to leave that alone. Unfortunately Fostex has dropped the ball again on ear-pad quality. Better than the older versions but still nothing near what we want in a headphone pad. For our V3 (bass model) we tested many different pads and we settled on the same V3 pads as our older version. These pads are made out of pleather and have memory foam cushion.
The version 3 is our bass heavy sounding model with a “V” shaped sound signature. This means the bass is elevated, mids are slightly lowered and has slightly higher treble than the stock T50RP.
Included with the headphones is the stock 1/4″ (6.5mm) cable and mobile 3.5mm cable, but we do suggest grabbing the V-Moda Audio only cable as an upgrade which you can find here or order it below in the options.
Please note that headphones are made to order, this is around 3-5 business days.
After purchasing the Desktop Objective2 with ODAC Rev B. with seemingly perfect output to my accurately flat AKG K702 headphones, I thought I'd try these Fostex V3s as a more bass enabled compliment. My first impression was how much detail they reproduced from the planar magnetic drivers. The V3s compared to the K702s deliver enhanced bass notes as per the music. Not boomy. Not muddy. Bottom line is that I really enjoy these headphones and the impeccable Desktop Objective2 with ODAC Rev B. If the ear pads were more breathable and the cable was nicer, I would give 5 stars.
These headphones are amazing. I've wanted to get my hands on a pair ever since seeing the MK2s featured on Tek Syndicate, and finally decided to treat myself after seeing Joker's new reivew now that the MK3s are out. Before buying these, my daily driver headphones were Bose QC15s combined with some heave EQ tweaking to give them the "V" sound signature that I love. I'd tried about ten different pairs of headphones in the last two years ranging in price from about $150 up to $300, but always kept going back to the Bose. But from the moment I put these on I knew they were something special. These are the first pair of headphones that have made me put my QC15s away in favor of something else. These pack so much punch with such great detail it's ridiculous. My music sounds better than ever. I was able to completely disable my EQ and just listen to these headphones right out of the box. The bass in these headphones packs a powerful punch, but there is never any sign of distortion from being too loud, and it's never overpowering. On top of sounding great, these are also incredibly comfortable. The ear pads are like giant pillows. I can barely feel these sitting on my head, despite them being bigger than most of my other pairs of headphones. I can confidently say that these are the most comfortable pair of headphones that I own, and have quickly become my new favorites. A few recommendations for anyone considering the purchase for themselves: First, you should get the V Moda Cable. Yes, it adds a bit to the cost, but neither of the two default cables are very good. The long quarter-inch cable is flimsy and I feel like it's going to break if I look at it the wrong way. The 3.5mm cable is so short that it's almost unusable. The VModa cable is plenty long and is made of good quality materials. The second recommendation for any potential buyer is that these headphones are very difficult to drive, so make sure you have a good amp. I have the Mayflower O2/ODAC Rev B and it's able to provide plenty of power to these. If you think you'll be able to use your computer or phone's built-in headphone jack, you're mistaken. I look forward to many years of listening to these wonderful headphones. Great work on the modification, Mayflower! TL;DR: I love these headphones. Highly recommended as long as you get the V Moda cable and have a good amp.