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post #12091 of 33803
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Originally Posted by Dr216 View Post

Thats not true for an open can the q701s have pretty decent bass, not denon bass but its tight crisp and accurate just not particularly over exposed.

That's all fine and dandy but what about the extenuated soundstage [on the Q701] I've been hearing about? Can anyone confirm?
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post #12092 of 33803
These are the mods that have been currently done with my Denon D2K's:

- Denon AH-D7000 Wooden Cups
- JMoney Leather Earpads V2
- MarkL Dynamat Mod
- Beyerdynamic DT770 Headband Cushion

As far as I can tell, the only thing needed at this point in time is the recabling. Is there anything I am missing?
post #12093 of 33803
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Originally Posted by bumblebee1980 View Post

I don't think the thicker jacket and wood cups are why the Denon AH-D5000 sound much better than the AH-D2000. Mark claims the driver plate on the D5000 and D7000 are the same but the D2000 is less rigid.

So your stance is that the slightly stiffer back plate for a driver is worth $300, and makes more of an impact then wooden cups?
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These are the mods that have been currently done with my Denon D2K's:
- Denon AH-D7000 Wooden Cups
- JMoney Leather Earpads V2
- MarkL Dynamat Mod
- Beyerdynamic DT770 Headband Cushion
As far as I can tell, the only thing needed at this point in time is the recabling. Is there anything I am missing?

Yeah that's about it. Although I admit I don't really like the Jmoney pads.
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post #12094 of 33803
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Originally Posted by Lovidore View Post

That's all fine and dandy but what about the extenuated soundstage [on the Q701] I've been hearing about? Can anyone confirm?

I dont think you mean extenuated, and if you do then your not talking about the Q701, the sound stage on the Q701 could be described as many things, expansive, large, huge, massive, incredible, I could continue but i think you get the idea, the sound stage on the q701s is anything if not extenuated.
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So your stance is that the slightly stiffer back plate for a driver is worth $300, and makes more of an impact then wooden cups?
Yeah that's about it. Although I admit I don't really like the Jmoney pads.

I have compared the AH-D2000 and AH-D5000 and find it hard to believe a wood chamber can make that much of a difference. I have not compared the LA-D2000 and LA-D5000 and probably never will now that Denon discontinued the line so I can't say anything thumb.gif
    
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So your stance is that the slightly stiffer back plate for a driver is worth $300, and makes more of an impact then wooden cups?
Yeah that's about it. Although I admit I don't really like the Jmoney pads.

If you don't mind me asking, why not?
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Originally Posted by bumblebee1980 View Post

I have compared the AH-D2000 and AH-D5000 and find it hard to believe a wood chamber can make that much of a difference. I have not compared the LA-D2000 and LA-D5000 and probably never will now that Denon discontinued the line so I can't say anything thumb.gif

I guess comparing two with the exact same cups would be the only way to tell for sure. I'd bet the cups would make most of the difference though.
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If you don't mind me asking, why not?

They were a bit too thick IMO, and also were not as comfortable as the stock pads.
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post #12098 of 33803
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I have compared the AH-D2000 and AH-D5000 and find it hard to believe a wood chamber can make that much of a difference. I have not compared the LA-D2000 and LA-D5000 and probably never will now that Denon discontinued the line so I can't say anything thumb.gif

Wood does offer different significantly different acoustics than polymer though.
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Eyeballing the HiFiMAN HE-500s or Audeze LCD-2s atm, will be getting a tube amp prior but both will bought in same time frame, anyone have any thoughts, don't need a comparison so much as just whether you really think the Audeze warrants the extra $300
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Eyeballing the HiFiMAN HE-500s or Audeze LCD-2s atm, will be getting a tube amp prior but both will bought in same time frame, anyone have any thoughts, don't need a comparison so much as just whether you really think the Audeze warrants the extra $300

you might have already seen this, but 'DavidMahler' on head-fi rates the LCD-2's above the HE-500's (#12 & #16 respectively) in his 50+ headphone comparison. i have no personal experience with either.
Edited by Porter_ - 11/16/12 at 12:53pm
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