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Anyone heard of the Fournier HTA-1? This is the only review I can find: http://www.head-fi.org/forum/thread/...ent-budget-amp

There's also the HTA-2 which is the same thing but with a built-in attenuator for IEMs. I wonder how it compares to the LD Mk II and Mk III.
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A little help here guys. I just looked at Head-Fi and HeadRoom to look for a good pair of headphones aroun $300-$400 maximum and for Head-Fi, it was the AudioTechnica ATH-M50 (M50 or M50s) and for HeadRoom, it was the Denon AH-D2000. Can anybody say which one is better or recommend me one?
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post #9323 of 37781
The M50 cost $150 so I doubt they're the best under $400.
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post #9324 of 37781
They're one of the better headphones for sure. Lots of people like them but some don't think they're warm enough.
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post #9325 of 37781

At the prices the D2000 are at the moment, you might as well spend an extra $50 and get the D5000's.


$400 flat from Amazon.com themselves, so you're getting them from an authorized reseller.
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post #9326 of 37781
I have had a lot of headphones and let more than a few go, but, my D5000's I will be keeping for a good long time. They are definitely my favorite; even more so than ny Grado GS1000's.

That being said... I noticed that Amazon is pairing the D5000's with a FiiO LOD and a FiiO E7 DAC/Amp. The E7 doesn't have enough power for the D5000's. Maybe with the E7 + E9 combo, but, not on it's own.
Edited by mahtareika - 2/8/11 at 5:02pm
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I personally don't like the wood but it seems like they're good. I might have to lower the price because I might spend some on some audioengine a2's.
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If you don't like the wood don't get them. The D5000 are the D2000 with a slightly better cable and wooden cups.

I feel the D2000 were a great buy when you could get them for around $250. They are still worth it at $300, but at $350 I'm a little skeptical.
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post #9329 of 37781
What benefit does the wood cups offer? Also, with a cable that's just slightly better, doesn't it mean I won't really hear much of a difference.
Edited by HybridCore - 2/9/11 at 4:10am
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post #9330 of 37781
I think I'll go with the little brother, the Denon AH-D2000. I think it's probably a better deal over the Denon AH-D5000 because it's $50 more for wooden cups, a slightly better cable, and a slightly "warmer" sound (I got the warm part off of HeadRoom. Head-Fi is just based on customer ratings, not reviews done in a testing studio). The Denon AH-D2000 is a better value. It's $50 less and is about the same as the Denon AH-D5000. Plus, it's on their Top Ten list. Thanks for the help guys. I might get something else if they release new products that have a big difference or better value but I don't really think that will happen. I hope I don't have to press my build further back.
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