Free UK delivery over £50

    Expert Knowledge & Advice

    UK Customer Support

    30 day money back guarantee

    Fostex TH-500RP Open Back Headphones

    • Simply stunning high resolution audiophile sound
    • Uniquely developed Regular Phase Orthodynamic diaphragm
    • Rich mid range and good quality lows and reduction in unwanted resonance
    • Expertly constructed using aluminium and magnesium materials
    • Soft leather earpads ensures optimum comfort and sound
    • Fostex TH-500RP

      Fostex precision engineering has made their headphones memorable in the world of audiophile listening. In the growing range of Fostex high-end headphones the TH-500RP are the third addition - this time featuring an open design for high resolution sound with rich mid range, solid bass response and crystal clear highs.

      Extensive modification and re-tuning of the Fostex Regular Phase driver within the TH-500RP offers high resolution sound with simply stunning execution, balance and transparency. To bring out the best sound of the TH-500RP a dedicated headphone amplifier is required, they are not suitable for standard portable sources.

      Expert construction using aluminium and magnesium materials follows the design philosophy of Fostex acclaimed audiophile headphones. Equipped with high quality soft leather earpads that ensure the optimum distance between diaphragm and ear resulting in the best possible listening experience.

      Refined sound performance.


      Fostex TH-500RP


      High Resolution
      The new TH-500RP model now combines this RP technology with the design philosophy and flair of the TH-900, resulting in a set premium headphones which deliver a simply stunning high resolution sound, with sparkling highs, rich mid tones and high quality lows.

      Redesigned Drivers
      Employs the uniquely developed RP (Regular Phase) diaphragm which consists of etched copper foil on the surface with high heat resistant polyimide film as the base material. The distinctive characteristic of planar diaphragm is further evolved by newly tuning the entire driver unit.

      Driving Power
      To bring out the best sound the TH-500RP require a good headphone amplifier - they are not suitable for using with a standard portable source. Even thought they only have 48Ohm impedance, the sensitivity is only 93dB/mW.

      Build & Design
      With the use of aluminium and magnesium used for the structural parts the TH500RP achieves a high quality texture and light weight. A unique punched metal is used for the housing, which pays homage to the original RP headphone design.




      Hi-Fi Choice Magazine Evaluation of TH-500RP Headphones - Recommended

      Hi-Fi Choice Recommended

      “The Fostex TH-500RP is a well built headphone. Sound quality is accurate and consistently engaging across all material.”


      CNET's Audiophiliac Steve Guttenberg: First Listen


      “The Fostex TH500RP may be the best sounding high-end headphone you can buy in its price class. There's more substance to the sound, more body, balanced with remarkable resolution of fine detail.”


      Fostex TH-500RP



      • Driver: Regular Phase (Orthodynamic)
      • Frequency Response: 20Hz – 30kHz
      • Impedance: 48Ω
      • Sensitivity: 93dB/mW
      • Maximum Input: 3000mW
      • Weight: approx. 380g (without cord)
      • Cord Length: 3m (Y-type)
      • Plug: 6.35mm stereo phone (gold plated)



      • Uniquely developed RP (Regular Phase) diaphragm
      • High resolution sound with rich mid range and good quality lows
      • Expertly constructed using aluminium and magnesium materials
      • HiFC audio cable for ultimate sonic purity and superior conductivity
      • Soft leather earpads ensures optimum comfort and sound
      • Protective leather-texture pouch included



      • Fostex TH-500RP Headphones
      • Leather texture pouch
      1. BrandFostex
      2. Cable EntryDual Sided
      3. Cable Length1.5m to 3m
      4. Cable Length Text3m
      5. ColourSilver
      6. Connectivity TechnologyWired
      7. Connector AngleStraight
      8. Connector TypeHeadphones (6.35 mm stereo jack)
      9. Detachable CableNo
      10. Driver TypeOrthodynamic
      11. Earcup DesignOpen Back
      12. Frequency Response20Hz – 30kHz
      13. Headphones TechnologyOrthodynamic
      14. Headphones TypeHeadphones - binaural
      15. Headphone Fit TypeOver Ear
      16. Impedance48Ω
      17. Manufacturer Warranty1 Year
      18. GTIN636827305518
      19. Part NumberFXC-TH500
      20. Product TypeHeadphones
      21. Recommended useDigital audio player;Hi-Fi;Portable audio system;Studio
      22. Feature keywordComfortable;Hi-Fi;Open;Over Ear;Over Head;Professional;Studio
      23. Sensitivity93dB
      24. Sound Output ModeStereo
      25. Headphones Form FactorOver Ear
      26. Included AccessoriesLeather texture pouch
      27. Sound Output ModeStereo