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I am also looking at the D7000 because I am really liking the DENON sound signature. How do these compare to the D2000? I also own the D2000 and I am hoping that the D7000 go low like the D2000.

Both are great.

But the Dk7 is recognized as superior (by a small margin), when comparing to the D2000's...considered as a piece of art, with better drivers and better wire materials.
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post #22 of 29
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If you're wanting to just enjoy bass, the D7000s are nice, but from a pure hi-fi perspective HD800s are "the best headphones ever."
Would have chosen the HD800s easily, but we like different types of music.

What? Have you actually heard the D7000s or the HD 800s to allege any of this? Just curious if it's based on your experience or if you're just going off what people purport.

OP, consider the Audeze LCD-2 as well. If your budget is even less limited it's worth looking at the Stax Omega line.
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Which stax are you talking about? Certainly not the ones that cost 2,400 usd and more straight out of japan?
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Which stax are you talking about? Certainly not the ones that cost 2,400 usd and more straight out of japan?

SR-007, SR-009. They're very good.
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Why don't you just mod your D2000 with these wood cups from Lawton Audio, and re-cable? I think the end result will be even better than D7000, and probably cheaper if you don't get crazy on your recabling. I see D7000 cables go for about $50 on head-fi regularly.

You'll end up with a pair of these beauties.....


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Why don't you just mod your D2000 with these wood cups from Lawton Audio, and re-cable? I think the end result will be even better than D7000, and probably cheaper if you don't get crazy on your recabling. I see D7000 cables go for about $50 on head-fi regularly.
You'll end up with a pair of these beauties.....
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I've heard markl modded D2000s and own stock D7000s. The markl mods certainly improve D2000's overall presentation but the level of detail isn't anywhere near as good as stock D7000s.

Aren't we comparing apples to oranges here? Not only are the sonic signatures different between D7000s and HD800s, one is closed back and the other is open. Also HD800s are $1400 while D7000s are $750. Not even close to the same price point.
Edited by groundzero9 - 12/15/11 at 5:21pm
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I've heard markl modded D2000s and own stock D7000s. The markl mods certainly improve D2000's overall presentation but the level of detail isn't anywhere near as good as stock D7000s.
Aren't we comparing apples to oranges here? Not only are the sonic signatures different between D7000s and HD800s, one is closed back and the other is open. Also HD800s are $1400 while D7000s are $750. Not even close to the same price point.

That's interesting considering the driver in the D7000 is only slightly different than that of the D2000. I would figure that the customization of the cups and earpads would outweigh what a D7000 has to offer at stock. If what you're saying is accurate then the D7000 are a steal of a deal.
post #28 of 29
So I've been lurking on Overclock.net for a couple of years and this thread finally jostled me into posting.

I too, just recently bought a pair of D7000s and am still shopping around for an amp/DAC.

Kind've interested in the Burson HA-160DS but it might be a little too specialised perhaps? Also finding a UK distributor is a pain in the neck.

Any further suggestions? I don't really want a tube amp as I intend on using it just for everyday listening, too.
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Nuforce HD (dac/amp)

i use them with my HD 650s.
    
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