Originally Posted by M0T0XGUY
Any idea when Larry's going to start offering these mods?
Sending the proto pair to Skylab has added a week to any eventual date, but who could resist having all three compared?... My stock pair is in, so now I can get on with more tweaking once the DD make it back. After listening to the DD stock before I began, I thought for the price they were a nice alternative to something like AT900's... a better value. However stock D2000 are not something I would want to listen with for more than a few minutes myself (along with a "zillion" other headphones, haha).
Am I spoiled, sure... My goal was to balance the bass for starters... too much upper bass for my tastes (though at least they have bass), impact suspect and they didn't go low enough. Strange "synthetic honk" in the upper mids, a little sterile and lacking fun factor. I chose to use a V3 shaped cup (internal and external), because I'm very familar with how to tweak it. Denon has a design that's not as tweakable as Beyer, so playing with their soundstage is pretty much out of the equation. Tuning them is though... I believe I got what I could out of them, but since they are a first run proto that could change once I gather more listening myself (think V1, V2 and V3 in Beyer). I may find a different woody style works too, all still up in the air in proto stage...
I am going to speculate Skylab won't be giving up his Darth Beyers for a stable full of Denon
Denon has a value contender with it's own flavor, which will be worth owning to many (D2000)... If modding is a factor, the better value is probably Beyer, DD more of a different flavor that's good to taste once in awhile... That's the impression I got, albeit short and always the possibility that could change...