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post #2596 of 4364
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Nice list, I've said it for yrs, that the Denon 1001, is top of the heap...I'd put the 2000 just over it, but the price difference isn't worth it to me. The 1000/01 are 90% it's bigger brother at under 1/4th the price and going upwards.

 

And you can mod them to sound even better than the D2000 with relative ease! I could've done the markL mods on the D2000, but didn't feel comfortable doing so with something that cost over $200 (at the time). Now that they're discontinued they're worth even more...

 

The D1001 really is the best bang-for-the-buck headphone out there. 

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And you can mod them to sound even better than the D2000 with relative ease! I could've done the markL mods on the D2000, but didn't feel comfortable doing so with something that cost over $200 (at the time). Now that they're discontinued they're worth even more...

 

The D1001 really is the best bang-for-the-buck headphone out there. 

I've done the MarkL to my CALs and  my D5k and D2k. I kinda want to see if I can eek any more out of the CALs with some custom wooden cups. I just need to find a tonewood stockist and somewhere to turn them.

post #2598 of 4364
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I've done the MarkL to my CALs and  my D5k and D2k. I kinda want to see if I can eek any more out of the CALs with some custom wooden cups. I just need to find a tonewood stockist and somewhere to turn them.


That would be cool, Bet it would sound like a baby 5000, as the Cal/1001/1000 FR is the closest to them.  Not that FR's mean much...But that would be interesting to hear!!!

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I've done the MarkL to my CALs and  my D5k and D2k. I kinda want to see if I can eek any more out of the CALs with some custom wooden cups. I just need to find a tonewood stockist and somewhere to turn them.

 

I've thought of doing the same thing, but never got around to making the wooden cups...

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I've done the MarkL to my CALs and  my D5k and D2k. I kinda want to see if I can eek any more out of the CALs with some custom wooden cups. I just need to find a tonewood stockist and somewhere to turn them.

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That would be cool, Bet it would sound like a baby 5000, as the Cal/1001/1000 FR is the closest to them.  Not that FR's mean much...But that would be interesting to hear!!!

Denon actually did this commercially, more or less - it was called the AH-A100. One of the best looking headphones ever made imho - no idea about sonics though (never got them at a nearby dealer to demo, and the price was a bit much for a whim).


Edited by obobskivich - 1/16/13 at 12:28pm
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Denon actually did this commercially, more or less - it was called the AH-A100. One of the best looking headphones ever made imho - no idea about sonics though (never got them at a nearby dealer to demo, and the price was a bit much for a whim).

Yeah, but that was based on the pile of fail D1100. The A100 had it's fans, but mostly it was an overpriced trinket. At the price the forks should've been machined alu or cast magnesium as well.


Edited by Tangster - 1/16/13 at 12:35pm
post #2602 of 4364
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Yeah, but that was based on the pile of fail D1100. The A100 had it's fans, but mostly it was an overpriced trinket. At the price the forks should've been machined alu or cast magnesium as well.

I'll agree that it should've had more metal for the $500-$600 point indeed - wasn't aware it wasn't D1000 based though. Still, it's a looker. redface.gif
post #2603 of 4364

1. Philips Fidelio X1

2. Denon AHD-5000

3. Sony MDR-1r

4. Westone UM3x

5. Grado SR60

6. Ultrasone Pro 750

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I keep hearing about "Fidelio X1" but don't see them available at retailers - are they a European thing?
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I keep hearing about "Fidelio X1" but don't see them available at retailers - are they a European thing?

http://www.johnlewis.com/231728012/Product.aspx?s_pccid=pc_gs__&

 

The John Lewis near me doesn't have one, but if it;s anything like Phillips other offerings, either they aren't going to North America or you'll get them through the Apple store about 12 months later than Europe(where they've been out for ages).

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http://www.johnlewis.com/231728012/Product.aspx?s_pccid=pc_gs__&

The John Lewis near me doesn't have one, but if it;s anything like Phillips other offerings, either they aren't going to North America or you'll get them through the Apple store about 12 months later than Europe(where they've been out for ages).

So I guess I'll see those sometime around 2014 - haha!
post #2607 of 4364
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I keep hearing about "Fidelio X1" but don't see them available at retailers - are they a European thing?

 

Apparently they're expected to be available in the US this month:    http://www.engadget.com/2013/01/07/philips-fidelio-ces-audio-lineup/

post #2608 of 4364
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Apparently they're expected to be available in the US this month:    http://www.engadget.com/2013/01/07/philips-fidelio-ces-audio-lineup/

This is the first image that came up lol:


Certainly will read the rest - just thought that looked pretty ridiculous.
post #2609 of 4364

Fisrt revision to my list redface.gif

 

DT880/600

 

M80

 

Philips Uptown

 

HD497

post #2610 of 4364

Not the biggest collection atm, but here goes:

 

1) LCD-2 rev. 2 Bamboo

2) RS-1i

3) GS1000

4) SR60

5) Ety ER-6

 

I only use the Etys for air travel (which they are superb for), and the GS1000 is probably going in FS/T soon..

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