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Aesthetics? Not a huge fan of much of the work I've seen from Mark regarding cups. The stock ones look perfectly fine imo.
His cups aren't upgraded though, they're just stock. I really like Markl's cups though, I'd consider getting a pair eventually.

Not sure why you'd get the 5k over the 7k's, considering the almost non-existent price difference.
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His cups aren't upgraded though, they're just stock. I really like Markl's cups though, I'd consider getting a pair eventually.

Not sure why you'd get the 5k over the 7k's, considering the almost non-existent price difference.
I know they're stock, and I'm contending that stock's more "low-key" visuals are actually preferable in this instance.

Agree with you on D7K; the stock pair I heard was fairly decent and bested both a stock D5K and Markl D5K (destroyed the latter actually, I dislike Mark's alterations to Denon's house sound in general).
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post #8253 of 38128
Just been reading a few pages of this thread and some of gear is making me drool, tis awesome !

My HD 515's are looking a bit worn, but are working fine, same cant be said of my old Shure SE110's, they bit the bullet so I got some Monster Turbines to replace 'em
    
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not relli gaming headphones but have some scull candy ones :



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You leik headphone stand?
    
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post #8256 of 38128
Ahh, some fun's been had today!



Now, when you see this, you're probably thinking "Hmm, yellow!" and "Hmm, what the hell is going on there?"

I shall explain.


The yellow is a Sennheiser HD414 pad. The black is a pad from an old pair of headphones I had lying around, which are extremely plush and comfortable. So I glued them together (and got high from the glue).

Mounted on the Alessandros. HD414s with the reverse quarter mod.
Music sounds good! Increased soundstage, and a bit more punch to the bass, but it's lost some of its quantity.

Now you're thinking "What is this madness?".

That's acoustic stuffing. I placed it in front of the drivers of my Alessandro headphones as an experiment. It tamed the highs a bit, which is good. I think there was a bit more bass, but that could just be placebo.

And again, you're probably wondering what the hell I've done. That's a cotton wool pad. You know, the kind you use with makeup remover to take makeup from your face. (Or maybe you don't know...)


Both headphones outfitted with acoustic stuffing and cotton wool pads.

My impressions:

omg bass. There's so much of it. It's not out of control, or overpowering; no, it's tight, punchy bass, that's certainly not lacking in quantity. The comfort is amazing, with the black headphones pads being circum-aural, and the cotton wool being nice against your ears. They're about as comfortable as my AD700 now.

Edit: Oh, and for some reason, the acoustic stuffing got rid of the infamous Grado rattle that sometimes happened when lower frequencies were extended out.

Edit again: the soundstage has improved to no end, too.

Honestly, they're a completely different headphone than they were when I got them. =o/
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post #8257 of 38128
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His cups aren't upgraded though, they're just stock. I really like Markl's cups though, I'd consider getting a pair eventually.

Not sure why you'd get the 5k over the 7k's, considering the almost non-existent price difference.
The 7000s are at least £250 dearer over here

I prefered the MarkL 5000 to the stock 7000 although I would like to hear them both again as I see myself aquiring one or the other sooner or later.
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post #8258 of 38128
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Aesthetics? Not a huge fan of much of the work I've seen from Mark regarding cups. The stock ones look perfectly fine imo.
No, I didn't mean aesthetics. Obviously different cup size and type of wood gives different results, supposedly better. Of course visually they look breath taking.
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post #8259 of 38128
I've only ever seen new D7000's at the same price as *MD* 5000's at one place and they weren't a very reputable site. All the other places have them at about 800-1000. One of the main reason's i went with the markl mod was for the increased comfort and "cleaner" bass, that the unmodded version cannot offer.

Overall i am very satisfied with my setup and probably won't be upgrading for another year or two. That would be after I've gone to a big meet and tried out a lot of equipment to find out what exactly i like. I am fairly new to the audio world, and just went off other peoples comments and what genres i liked.
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post #8260 of 38128
I got my 7k's at $580 shipped from amazon not that long ago. I hear you can talk a lot of dealers down to 600 on them.

About the Markl mod, do you have much experience with the unmodded Denons? I always thought people would buy the Denons then think they had too much base, ect. and then get them modded.
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