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That's the smarter move. I'm leaning towards selling my 7000 to make room for an HE6 or HE1000, but I don't know if I can get myself to move those Denons.
I believe that those Headroom measurements are accurate. Innerfidelity also shows the same upper treble drop. Tyll even did a measurement of a modified open-back D2000, which also had the same drop, so it's just a characteristic of the previous gen Fostex drivers. The D7000 can't be accused of being a dark headphone, but I do sense slight darkness in the highest frequencies.
I'm debating this right now. There is an argument for owning both because they are different enough, but if you want one can that does something that the other can't, then owning an entirely different headphone like an HE6 or an HD800 makes a lot more sense.
The D7000 is more balanced and more neutral, except for its massive drop in the 14-18KHz region, which causes it to lose a lot of air and space compared to the TH900. I think that a good number of people will prefer the signature of the 7000 over the 900 (I do), despite its technical shortcomings compared to the Fostex. I want the next Fostex flagship to have the 7000's FR response, except flatter sub-bass (7000 starts dropping off at 30Hz, while 900 is flat to 10Hz) and...
My PC is optimized for silence, so I'd prefer not to have an external fan beside it. I'll try socket extenders instead. They look better anyway.
 Compared to Patek, AP, and others, that's really quite reasonable. It's all relative.
Does anyone know if HIGH gain is automatically biased to class A/B? With my TH900, it sounds noticeably more strident and sibilant than LOW gain with the stock tubes. LOW gain is much smoother and more refined.
The Elear and Utopia are also brand new designs that cost a lot to R&D, whereas these monitors are just trickle down technologies that they're been employing for decades.   Also, those MDF cabinets are dirt cheap to make, likely much cheaper than the yolk/ headband/ cup assembly of the Utopia.   Quality stands for monitors start at around $400.
I've been using my 900 exclusively for movies, shows, and games (Fallout 4) and cannot take them off. Love the bass slam, dynamics, and sharp, 3D imaging. While not quite as comfortable as the D7000, it's still one of the most comfortable cans that I've had, and I have a very large head. I wear it for many hours without much thought.Watch Fury Road in 4K with ATMOS. The 900s will blow you away.
Think of this as a positive: indie earpad makers will make a killing on aftermarket Utopia and Z1R earpad replacements.
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