Fostex has been making multitrackers for over 30 years, so should have some insight into what cans work best on the end of them.
The most basic of this bunch, the T40RP MkIIs offer a rugged design, with a rubbercoated headband and easy adjustment mechanism. These ’phones make no concessions to mini jacks, sporting a straight lead that terminates in a 6.4mm plug. Compared with the best of the others on test, there’s some top-end sparkle lacking.
We like: Built to take abuse; easy adjustment
We dislike: No mini jack
Not the best sounding, but the T40RP MkII won’t let you down on a tracking session - they’re the pair that would best survive being thrown across the room by a petulant diva!35 Stars
Fostex T40RP MkII specs
- Type: Closed-back headphones
- Freq response: 15-30,000Hz
- Sensitivity: 96dB
- Impedance: 50 ohms
- Quoted input power: 2000mW
- Connections: 6.4mm jack
- Cabling: 3m straight (detachable)