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Nope, same problem. Distortion is most prominent at 0:26-0:28.
Ever since I upgraded my Xonar DG to an X-Fi Titanium HD, I've been noticing a lot more clipping in my FLAC and MP3 files. It's usually just a click here and there, and not every file has it. At first I thought it might be the card, or the notoriously bad Creative drivers, but comparing back to the Xonar, and my motherboard's onboard audio, I hear the clipping in the exact same places. Replay gain does nothing, so my theory was that the files themselves were bad...
Hopefully someone who has done the Markl mod may consider doing this mod, and writing a comparison. With two different headphones of even the exact same model, you might have discrepancies due to differences in use/burn-in.   Also Hans, I think a better cable would actually make the treble more apparent. My experience with guitar cables is that the longer the cable, the more high frequencies you lose. Warren Heynes from the Allman Bros. actually uses an extra long cable...
Hans, have you compared this mod to the markl mod?
I have to chime in here. I own the HD555 which have the same housing construction as the HD598. The bump he is referring to is just the place where the headband hinge joins the earcup. Look at the outer design and you will see it corresponds to where the bumps are. Since the drivers are angled toward the ear for a forward soundstage, the baffle is much shallower in the front than in the rear. The wires for the right cup also run through this hinge, so the cover is a bit...
If you're on a budget, try finding a refurbished HD555 or AD700. I got my refurb HD555 for $70. Add a soundcard with HRTF on top of that and you're golden. HRTF is a must in my opinion for accurate positioning. Also, there are some $2 laptop boom mics on dealextreme that can be attached with velcro or even zip ties to whatever headphone you use. A better implementation that a clip on microphone I think.
I guess in terms of detail and soundstage it's not as big of a difference, which is a good thing given that I was expecting a smaller soundstage with the closed design. But the frequency response, and the tendency for the bass in the D2000 to be less tight than the HD555/595 is definitely something noticeable on fast tracks. On the flip side, the Denons also do a much better job of making you feel ambient reverberations on slower material.  
Are you talking about the modded D2000 or stock D2000 here? I've had the HD555 (foam removed) for a few months now and just picked up a pair of D2000. To me, there is a huge difference between the stock D2000 and the HD555/595. Also, would doing this mod negate the need to perform any part of the markl mods? I like how the D2000 sounds with slower, bass-light music, but find the bass slightly overwhelming for a lot of other things. I'm considering doing this mod to my...
Is it just me or does the volume pot look a bit crooked?  
Has anyone had any experience using non-headphone tube equipment for powering headphones? I'm new to this headphone business, but I've accumulated my share of high end guitar equipment. I've noticed that some headphone amps use 12AU7, which are sometimes used in preamps, and not too dissimilar from the more widely used 12AX7.
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