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Fostex TX-1 Headphones Silver

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Celebrating over 40 years of producing premier headphone and recording equipment, Fostex is at it again. Introducing the TX-1, a set of closed-type h...Click To Read More About This Product

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Premium studio headphones with limited finish.

Celebrating over 40 years of producing premier headphone and recording equipment, Fostex is at it again. Introducing the TX-1, a set of closed-type headphones with incredible stereo imaging and a wide frequency respnse range of 20Hz to 20kHz. The TX-1 reproduces clear and rich low end tones with delicate and natural high end and no distortion. They're comforable enough for extended listenining and have a unique style all their own, making them appealing for a wide range of applications from studio to personal use.

FEATURES
Type: Closed type
Diaphragm diameter: 40mm
Frequency response: 20 “ 20kHz
Impedance: 32 ohm
Sensitivity: 119dB at 1kHz
Maximum Input Level: 100mW
Weight: 8.25 oz. / 234g (without cord)
Cord length: 9.2 feet / 2.8m
Accessories: 1/4 TRS headphone adapter

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by PowerReviews
FostexTX-1 Headphones
 
3.7

(based on 23 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (10)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (4)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (4)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (2)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (3)

64%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Comfortable (15)
  • Good value (14)
  • Lightweight (13)
  • Great sound (11)
  • Good bass (8)

Cons

  • Flimsy construction (4)
  • Poor sound (4)

Best Uses

  • Music (10)
  • Home audio (8)
  • With my computer (6)
  • Portable devices (4)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Gear head (8)
    • Primary Use:
    • Listening to ipod (6)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (20)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

Sounds Good!

I use them for practicing with my pedal board. The long cord is a good thing for that matter. It has a neutral sound so you could use it as one of your reference...Read complete review

I use them for practicing with my pedal board. The long cord is a good thing for that matter. It has a neutral sound so you could use it as one of your reference headphones. Nothing extraordinary in here folks, but you get more than what you pay for. After three years of use, the plug started to act out so I have replaced it with a gold 1/8 inch plug( I am DIY soldering able) and it sounds great. I have a Sennheizer HD Pro 280, as well as Audio Technica M40X so this is just something to keep as a backup if you will. .yet again, besides the cheap plastic look, they can actually take some abuse and hold their own sound wise.

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

OK, but nothing special.

I only paid around twenty for these, so the build quality is great for the price. They look like much more expensive headphones. I would say the sound is OK, but they advertise...Read complete review

I only paid around twenty for these, so the build quality is great for the price. They look like much more expensive headphones. I would say the sound is OK, but they advertise enhanced imaging and the ads indicate more high end presence, like more expensive headphones. I could not notice any of these qualities, and I'm an audophile. I think they retail around 80 , so I got a good deal. I will probably let them go, since I have a pair of similar priced AKG's ( also bought on sale ) that sound just as good - actually a little better. If these had cleaner highs they would fit the bill - they sound a bit muddy to me.

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(4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

 
1.0

Sounds utterly horrible, piece of trash

By n/a

from San Jose, CA

About Me Gear Head

See all my reviews

Verified Reviewer

Pros

    Cons

    • Poor Sound
    • Poor Value
    • Unattractive Design
    • Uncomfortable

    Best Uses

      Comments about Fostex TX-1 Headphones:

      Utter waste of money. Absolutely no high end at all. Sheer garbage.

      • Was this a gift?:
      • No

      (2 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

       
      2.0

      For rough work only

      By James E Barr

      from Saint Helena Island, SC

      About Me Professional musician and recordist.

      See all my reviews

      Ask me a question

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Comfortable
      • Lightweight

      Cons

      • Flimsy Construction
      • Poor Sound

      Best Uses

      • Working

      Comments about Fostex TX-1 Headphones:

      I was a studio musician in NYC starting around 1968. Back then there were no good headphones at any price, but in the studios there were "work headphones" that let you hear the other musicians but were definitely not of any quality. They worked great for that, but not as well as listening to tracks on JBL or ALTEC speakers. These Fosters are that. Ok for doing work, not for reference or listening to music for study or pleasure. As far as that goes, they're great. And disposable; blow them out, so what. I have other cans I use for reference and listening, among them KRKs, Sony and Beats (beats is for a definite kind of music and listener however.) I evaluate audio on how flat it is; I don't like equipment that 'enhances' or changes the original recording. These Fosters do not change the sound; they don't reproduce it well either unfortunatley.

      • Primary Use:
      • Listening to iPod
      • Was this a gift?:
      • No

      (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

       
      3.0

      OK, but nothing special.

      By Robbie

      from Pensacola, FL

      About Me Gear Head

      See all my reviews

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Comfortable
      • Good Value
      • Stylish

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • With My Computer
        • Working

        Comments about Fostex TX-1 Headphones:

        I only paid around twenty for these, so the build quality is great for the price. They look like much more expensive headphones. I would say the sound is OK, but they advertise enhanced imaging and the ads indicate more high end presence, like more expensive headphones. I could not notice any of these qualities, and I'm an audophile. I think they retail around 80 , so I got a good deal. I will probably let them go, since I have a pair of similar priced AKG's ( also bought on sale ) that sound just as good - actually a little better. If these had cleaner highs they would fit the bill - they sound a bit muddy to me.

        • Primary Use:
        • Listening to iPod
        • Was this a gift?:
        • No

        (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

         
        4.0

        Sounds Good!

        By Abe

        from NYC

        About Me Gear Head

        See all my reviews

        Ask me a question

        Verified Reviewer

        Pros

        • Good Bass
        • Good Value
        • Great Sound
        • Lightweight

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Home Audio
          • Music

          Comments about Fostex TX-1 Headphones:

          I use them for practicing with my pedal board. The long cord is a good thing for that matter. It has a neutral sound so you could use it as one of your reference headphones. Nothing extraordinary in here folks, but you get more than what you pay for. After three years of use, the plug started to act out so I have replaced it with a gold 1/8 inch plug( I am DIY soldering able) and it sounds great. I have a Sennheizer HD Pro 280, as well as Audio Technica M40X so this is just something to keep as a backup if you will. .yet again, besides the cheap plastic look, they can actually take some abuse and hold their own sound wise.

          • Was this a gift?:
          • No

          (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

           
          4.0

          Stupid deal of the day

          By Owen from twtm

          from Kansas City

          About Me Audiophile, College Student, Gear Head

          See all my reviews

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Comfortable
          • Great Sound
          • Lightweight

          Cons

          • Flimsy Construction

          Best Uses

          • Home Audio
          • Music

          Comments about Fostex TX-1 Headphones:

          Got it for less than half of the normal price. Sounds and looks good but I wouldn't pay full price for them as the construction seems to be really cheap and i don't know how long it will last in everyday use.

          • Was this a gift?:
          • No

          (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

           
          3.0

          Not as good as the old ones.

          By harryel

          from Mpls., MN

          About Me Gear Head

          See all my reviews

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Good Value

          Cons

          • Flimsy Construction
          • Poor Sound

          Best Uses

          • Music
          • Relaxing

          Comments about Fostex TX-1 Headphones:

          Sad, they look like they are. Kinda cheap and a little weird. Fair price on stupid deal. I had an old pair of T-10s that were inexpensive and classy. I had hoped for more from these albeit they were fair priced.

          • Primary Use:
          • Listening to iPod
          • Was this a gift?:
          • No
           
          5.0

          WOW!

          By Stereo Jeff

          from NJ

          About Me Audiophile, Music Guy

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Comfortable
          • Good Value
          • Great Sound
          • Lightweight

          Cons

          • Cant think of any....

          Best Uses

          • Home Audio
          • Music
          • Portable Devices
          • Practice Amp
          • With My Computer

          Comments about Fostex TX-1 Headphones:

          The Fostex TX-1 is a GREAT value! Regular price - a bargain! On sale - you cannot beat these! Get a pair, while you can!

          • Was this a gift?:
          • No
           
          4.0

          Great buy at half off!

          By The Wizard Bob Myers

          from Arkansas

          About Me Musician

          See all my reviews

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Good Bass
          • Good Value
          • Lightweight

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Home Audio

            Comments about Fostex TX-1 Headphones:

            I bbought three of these to use for a home studio. After trying and testing, I ordered two more. They're an economic solution for live recording monitoring. They come with a 1/8" plug and adapter. The adapters are press-fit assembled, and one of them came apart. Super Glue!

            • Was this a gift?:
            • No
             
            1.0

            Not so good

            By sixxdrumz

            from Arizona

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

              Cons

              • Flimsy Construction

              Best Uses

                Comments about Fostex TX-1 Headphones:

                I ordered 2 of these and 1 had a short at the plug end making the left side cit in and out as you moved the cable around. I got a replacement but it does the same thing.

                Bottom line...out of 3 units, 2 are no good.

                • Was this a gift?:
                • No
                 
                5.0

                I would buy this again

                By Silent 1

                from Tx

                See all my reviews

                Verified Buyer

                Comments about Fostex TX-1 Headphones:

                everything great

                 
                5.0

                Seem to work well.

                By CJ

                from Virginia

                About Me Old Fart

                See all my reviews

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Comfortable
                • Great Sound

                Cons

                • Cord Too Short

                Best Uses

                • Music

                Comments about Fostex TX-1 Headphones:

                I like these but I wish I had waited for the orange ones that went on special a few days later.

                • Was this a gift?:
                • No
                 
                5.0

                perfect

                By wounded

                from Alabama

                About Me Teenager

                See all my reviews

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Comfortable
                • Durable
                • Good Bass
                • Good Value
                • Great Sound
                • Lightweight
                • Stylish

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Music
                  • Portable Devices

                  Comments about Fostex TX-1 Headphones:

                  works great! Nice long cord, good sound, good bass

                  • Primary Use:
                  • Listening to iPod
                  • Was this a gift?:
                  • No
                   
                  5.0

                  would buy again

                  By rob

                  from manheim pa

                  See all my reviews

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Comfortable
                  • Good Bass
                  • Good Value
                  • Great Sound

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Music
                    • Portable Devices
                    • With My Computer

                    Comments about Fostex TX-1 Headphones:

                    great for guitar amp or effects **quiet listening

                    • Was this a gift?:
                    • No
                     
                    5.0

                    Love the Headphones

                    By Ripley21

                    from Gulf Coast, Florida

                    See all my reviews

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Comfortable
                    • Good Bass
                    • Good Value
                    • Great Sound
                    • Stylish

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • Home Audio
                      • Music
                      • With My Computer

                      Comments about Fostex TX-1 Headphones:

                      I love these headphones, they're comfortable, sound great, have a nice long chord and a 1/4-inch adapter so I can also plug them into a sound system.

                       
                      3.0

                      Just average

                      By RslGuitarGuy

                      from Utah

                      About Me Gear Head

                      See all my reviews

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

                      • Comfortable
                      • Lightweight

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                          Comments about Fostex TX-1 Headphones:

                          Just 3 stars because there is nothing special about these headphones. I got them on SDOTD. So the price was great. Got them so my son could use his amp with out bothering anyone.

                          • Was this a gift?:
                          • No
                           
                          2.0

                          I wouldn't recommend these headphones even as a bargain.

                          By el Kapitan

                          from Ohio

                          Pros

                          • Lightweight

                          Cons

                          • Poor Sound
                          • Poor Value

                          Best Uses

                            Comments about Fostex TX-1 Headphones:

                            I'm disappointed that the sound quality is this poor. I can't imagine paying the list price for these and, even at less than half list, still think it's too much. I've had much better sound reproduction from cheaper headphones and will likely give these away.

                            • Was this a gift?:
                            • No
                             
                            5.0

                            i would buy again

                            By robbie

                            from iowa

                            About Me Gear Head

                            See all my reviews

                            Pros

                            • Comfortable
                            • Compact
                            • Durable
                            • Good Bass
                            • Good Value
                            • GREAT DEAL FOR THE MONEY!!!!!!!!!!
                            • Great Sound
                            • Lightweight
                            • Stylish

                            Cons

                              Best Uses

                              • Home Audio
                              • Music
                              • Portable Devices
                              • Relaxing
                              • Traveling
                              • With My Computer

                              Comments about Fostex TX-1 Headphones:

                              great for the home studio

                              • Primary Use:
                              • Listening to iPod
                              • Was this a gift?:
                              • No
                               
                              5.0

                              great for studio,blows away my studio headphones

                              By lefty

                              from indiana

                              See all my reviews

                              Verified Buyer

                              Pros

                              • Comfortable
                              • Compact
                              • Durable
                              • Good Bass
                              • Good Value
                              • Great Sound
                              • Lightweight
                              • Stylish

                              Cons

                                Best Uses

                                • Home Audio

                                Comments about Fostex TX-1 Headphones:

                                I use in the studio, I'd like to have another set

                                • Was this a gift?:
                                • No
                                 
                                5.0

                                Excellent product at a great price

                                By no nickname

                                from Paso Robles

                                About Me Frequent Traveler, Gigging Musician

                                See all my reviews

                                Verified Buyer

                                Pros

                                • Comfortable
                                • Good Bass
                                • Good Value
                                • Great Sound

                                Cons

                                  Best Uses

                                  • Home Audio
                                  • Music

                                  Comments about Fostex TX-1 Headphones:

                                  fits most needs

                                  • Was this a gift?:
                                  • No

                                  (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                                   
                                  1.0

                                  Was not impressed

                                  By Utility Player

                                  from Kansas City, MO

                                  About Me Seasoned professional

                                  Pros

                                    Cons

                                    • questionable quality

                                    Best Uses

                                      Comments about Fostex TX-1 Headphones:

                                      I bought this pair of headphones during a Stupid Deal of the Day for half price, with the intention of leaving them at the monitor mixing console in my church. I plugged 'em in and they worked fine, and had a decent sound for the money I paid. A couple weeks later one ear speaker had failed. Threw 'em away.

                                      Stupid Deal of the Day, indeed.

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