Originally Posted by Shahter
Regarding AD2000 , I readed Xenithon's post that compre AD2000 with Dennon's 5K , and found there this quote :
|The "problem" i had with the AD2000 was their bass, it just couldnt create the impact the closed W5000 (though with less quantity) or L3000 could create. It has more bass than a K701 but less than the HD650, however the bass is too soft or airy, if that makes any sense.
I know how K701 and 650 sounds, so I can realize this statement , and this is not waht I"am looking for.
Well, I haven't heard the W5000 thoroughly but on a quick audition I didn't like it much at all. This was in direct comparison to the AD2000. This wasn't a fair comparison at all, given the short time I've spent with them, I have to admit, but it didn't really convince me to continue listening at that point.
I can assure you that (at least in my setup) the bass of the AD2000 is not "soft" and "airy" at all. It's certainly less in quantity than the HD650's bass but then again it's much more punchy and gives you the extra feeling of a "thwack" (instead of "boom/wham") with kickdrums. It's not at all weightless or thin, it's just doesn't have as much bass quantity as the HD650s have.
I'm really wondering why you say the AD2000 can't be what you're looking for. From what I understand, you said you were looking for something retaining the DT880's signature, yet providing a little more bass and attack. This IS the AD2000 in my opinion. Its bass is not thin or weightless, it's overall a fairly neutral headphone. With the right tracks, its bass hits hard and extends low. If you want more bass, the only logical choices (within the same price range) are the HD650 and (from what I've read on head-fi) the Denon AH-D2000.