Back in the 1970s, Fostex was one of the pioneers of multitrack recording and they didn't stop there. In the decades since, they've branched out into pro audio gear of just about every kind. This lineup of Fostex headphones is a great example of that growth, and it goes a long way to show that everything Fostex learned about recording came full circle to influence their playback devices as well. Those lessons gave them the ammo they needed to create a series of impressive headphones ranging from affordable audiophile cans to top of the line studio monitors, so no matter what sort of performance you're looking to get out of your headphones, Fostex has something to provide it.
The core models in the Fostex headphone collection are the T20RP mk3 Studio Headphones, T40RP mk3 Studio Headphones and T50RP mk3 Studio Headphones. These feature open back, closed back and semi open designs, respectively, so they have something to offer every audio professional. For example, if you want to know how your music will sound to the casual listener on a home stereo, go for the open backed T20RP mk3 to preserve some level of background noise. Or, when you'd rather hear the audio in its purest form, try the closed back T40RP mk3 instead. Last but not least, that leaves the semi open T50RP mk3 for all the times that call for a little of column A, a little of column B.
If none of those pairs sound like the best fit for your needs, that's all right too; there are more where they came from. For instance, the Fostex TH 7BB Prosumer Headphones and Fostex TX 1 Headphones are aimed at audiophiles who may not be mastering music, but still want to enjoy it in studio quality. And then there are the downright luxurious Fostex TH 900 Premium Stereo Headphones, with Japanese cherry birch housings and overall craftsmanship that makes them as much a work of art as they are a pair of headphones.
With just one look through the selection of Fostex headphones, it's clear to see they mean business. There's something here to cater to every taste, from the everyday audiophile to the headphone elitist. So it doesn't matter if you're a studio professional or a casual listener with very high standards for sound quality: either way, it's easy to find a pair of Fostex headphones that can deliver just the sort of performance you're searching for, and best of all, without breaking your budget while they're at it.