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post #76 of 2273
I'm an ex-DX1000 owner. The sound didn't suit me.
post #77 of 2273
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The mids on the DX1000 can have kind of a "honky" coloration, but with the right amp they can really sound awesome. They sounded great with a Singlepower PPX3, and with Meier amps as Hardwired discovered.
post #78 of 2273
I have a pair with me for a while. I will confess I find them to be disappointing. The bass never remains consistent in its presentation and I find them fatiguing at anything but low volume levels. I also couldn't get away from the closed headphone sound that they have. I think that I may be too firmly in the planar camp for them.

Supremely comfortable, and when they did sound right they sounded glorious. So rich and involving. My problems with them may stem partly from a lack of similar calibre amplification, but I would rather have an HD650 or an Ergo 2 if i were spending my own money I think.
post #79 of 2273

You bastards!!!

Man, I have not been on the boards for a couple of months, and the FIRST damn day I come on to check in, I drop $811.00 for the DX1000's!!! Argh! Well, I sure hope it sounds good on my Woo 3 with rolled tubes! I have been listening to my HD650's with the Cardas cable for a few months and loving it, so I'm really looking forward to getting these!! Lets hope Audio Cubes gets them here quick!!
post #80 of 2273
Anything wrong with using www.pricejapan.com? I've had good experiences with them and the DX1000 are pricing at $738 using EMS and $765 using DHL, delivered to the US in either case. I've used pricejapan with an EMS delivery at least twice now (Stax 4070 and Denon AH-D5000) and have had no issues at all.
post #81 of 2273
Well, I thought about that, however With using an American Express card, It looked likt the billing for Audio Cubes would be out of New York, saving hassles with AMEX doing an overseas transaction, as it looked like it would have been using price Japan. I could be wrong on both accounts, does anyone know who bills for either of those companies? It's such a hassle calling AMEX to authorize and overseas charge.
post #82 of 2273
[QUOTE=Skylab;3011425]The mids on the DX1000 can have kind of a "honky" coloration, but with the right amp they can really sound awesome.QUOTE]

Agreed. I would rate them as wonderful but flawed due to the midrange spike(s) between 500hz and 1000 hz, perhaps this is the resonant frequency of the wooden eacup. I recently got an Alesis DEQ-230D digital EQ that does its eq thing in the digital realm before the analog conversion - it sounds virtually "invisible" to me, unlike noisy analog eq rigs. I have experimented with restraining the response in the nasty "honk" range - this turns the DX1000 into a truly magnificent piece!! I am very pleased with them now, for sure.
post #83 of 2273
Can anyone compare DX1000 to D5000? It would be interesting to learn about differences and similarities.

I've also seen some posts describing the DX1000 as euphonic, is that a euphony of the same type as AT are said to be famous for (i.e. pronounced midrange)? If so, I'm in!
post #84 of 2273
Lamprologus - check out Skylab's threads on the D5000. He does quite a bit of comparison to the DX1000 there. I have not heard the JVC but have heard a few AT's and I think it is a different type of midrange coloration: the JVC being more "honky"; AT being more "nasal".
post #85 of 2273
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Originally Posted by xenithon View Post
Lamprologus - check out Skylab's threads on the D5000. He does quite a bit of comparison to the DX1000 there. I have not heard the JVC but have heard a few AT's and I think it is a different type of midrange coloration: the JVC being more "honky"; AT being more "nasal".
Thank's, found it here :http://www.head-fi.org/forums/showth...ighlight=d5000
post #86 of 2273
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Originally Posted by Lamprologus View Post
Can anyone compare DX1000 to D5000? It would be interesting to learn about differences and similarities.

I've also seen some posts describing the DX1000 as euphonic, is that a euphony of the same type as AT are said to be famous for (i.e. pronounced midrange)? If so, I'm in!
No, the DX1000's do NOT sound like AT woodies. The JVC has much more bass, and the bass is of a very high quality. It has the deepest bass of any headphone I have ever heard (I actually measured it). But the D5000 is a more neutral headphone. The AT headphones (W1000 and W5000 I am referring to here) lack bass weight and impact when compared to the DX1000 or D5000.
post #87 of 2273
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Originally Posted by Skylab View Post
No, the DX1000's do NOT sound like AT woodies. The JVC has much more bass, and the bass is of a very high quality. It has the deepest bass of any headphone I have ever heard (I actually measured it). But the D5000 is a more neutral headphone. The AT headphones (W1000 and W5000 I am referring to here) lack bass weight and impact when compared to the DX1000 or D5000.

What about the midrange of DX1000 then, how does it compare to AT woodies?
post #88 of 2273
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Originally Posted by Skylab View Post
The mids on the DX1000 can have kind of a "honky" coloration, but with the right amp they can really sound awesome.QUOTE]

Agreed. I would rate them as wonderful but flawed due to the midrange spike(s) between 500hz and 1000 hz, perhaps this is the resonant frequency of the wooden eacup. [...]
My own experience exactly. What surprises me the most is how benign this problem seems to be. I've actually found myself enjoying the honkiness! It does seem to help produce a deeper soundstage at times. There's something enjoyable about it, very definitely like a guilty pleasure! I dare say I probably wouldn't want to correct it even if I had the means to do so! It's turned into a nice contrast with my other, more neutral headphones.

I also like their slightly rolled-off highs. It sounds much like the Shure 500 in the highs. And I don't feel at all compelled to turn on the brightness filter on my HR Desktop amp.

And, yes, Skylab, "neutral" is exactly how the Denon D5000 sounds to me in comparison. I'd say the D5000 is the most accurate headphones I've ever tried. It ties with the DX1000 in the bass and has the edge in every other respect -- except build quality, where the DX1000 is the clear winner (more leather, more wood, a slightly better cable, that sturdy, classy champagne frame...), and both comfort and looks, where, again, they tie by my standards.

Cheers,
post #89 of 2273
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Originally Posted by Soundinista View Post
It does seem to help produce a deeper soundstage at times.
I've noticed that too. But I think the midrange coloration is caused by the increased soundstage, not the other way around. Either way, it's a major feature of the sound of these cans.
post #90 of 2273
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Originally Posted by Hardwired View Post
I've noticed that too. But I think the midrange coloration is caused by the increased soundstage, not the other way around. Either way, it's a major feature of the sound of these cans.
I tend to agree. And the soundstage is huge, especially for closed phones.
By the way, I do think there is similarity between ATH woodies and the JVC in the midrange, because the ATH W100 has a similar effect that could be called "honkiness", but it also made them sound really sweet to me.
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