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Which one should I buy ? D2000 or Darth Beyer ?

post #1 of 15
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My source: Cambridge Azur 640, Amp: XP-7

I would like to purchase closed cans. After reading several threads, I have narrowed my search down to the Denon D2000s and the Darth Beyers. Am unable to decide between these. Both of these seem to be awesome headphones and highly recommended around here. I listen to Jazz quite a bit but a variety of other music as well so am looking for the best overall sounding headphone.

I would appreciate any inputs on which of the above headphones would sound the best given my setup. And while I would really to have both, I must pick one. Which one should I get ?

thanks !
post #2 of 15
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anyone ?
post #3 of 15
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Originally Posted by musicmaker View Post
anyone ?
No need for starting another thread
post #4 of 15
Female Jazz vocals predominate on my iModded iPod (and computer)............and I still own both D2000 (mullng modding) and own and have owned several Darths. When you listen to Jazz you will find markedly different engineered recordings....................the quicky answer to your question is (IMO) Darths. I find there are well-engineered recordings where the Denons do not ring true to me for Piano (upper registers) and Sax in particular (and other recordings where they are perfectly fine). OTOH - Darthed Beyers do a better job overall. Further, whilst Larry prefers closed, I tend to prefer Screened (admitting I do not have a pair of screened at the moment [had a pair of v.1 for 2 years]). Each has their place............ alternatives are still modded k340, or dt990/600.

I edited typos and qualified Piano remark for clarity
post #5 of 15
Come to the dark side, we have cookies.

;-)
post #6 of 15
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Originally Posted by BushGuy View Post
Female Jazz vocals predominate on my impdded ipod (and computer)............and I still own both D2000 (mullng modding) and own and have owned several Darths. When you listen to Jazz you will find markedly different engineered recordings....................the quicky answer to your question is (IMO) Darths. I find there are well-engineered recordings where the Denons do not ring true to me for Piano and Sax in particular (and other recordings where they are perfectly fine). OTOH - Darthed Beyers do a better job overall. Further, whilst Larry prefers closed, I tend to prefer Screened (admitting I do not have a pair of screened at the moment [had a pair of v.1 for 2 years]). Each has their place............ alternatives are still modded k340, or dt990/600.
Given the weight the wooden earcups add, are the darths still comfortable enough to be worn for extended listening sessions ? I've tried the Denon 1000s and they are soooo comfortable. Am sure the D2000s are very comfortable as well based on what I've read here. Let me know about the darths.
post #7 of 15
The Darths are extremely comfy and can be worn for hours without a problem. I've listened to the D5000s (not the 2000s) and they are, as others have mentioned, one of the most comfortable headphones out there. I don't think you'll be missing anything comfort-wise, though, if you go for the Darths.

I really enjoy my Darth Beyers, but not with all music or even with all music in the same genre. I believe the Denons are better all-rounders, but I agree with BushGuy and the sax thing, though I didn't pick up on an inaccurate rendering of piano in my limited listening sessions. I own and won't be selling the Darths. I was very interested in the Denons, but after careful listening, I can say that I don't like them enough to buy. Many people here would disagree.

But here's something: Larry is now modding the Denons, doing open screen/recable mods. You might be able to get something quite wonderful here.
post #8 of 15
so r u guys saying the d2000 is a better all around headphone?! i like a lot of bass, but i guess that can be fixed by bass boost.

i listen to a lot of electronica and pop =P
post #9 of 15
I could term D2000 to be figurtively "comfortable Grado". IMO their best uses are for rock/pop and anything other than jazz/classical.......and their wearing comfort is in "Beyer-class".

re question about weight with Darthbeyers. NO, that is NOT a factor. Actually my k340 always seem heavier than any Beyer - wooded, or not.

Got to borrow from JensL - "Come to the dark side, we have cookies."
post #10 of 15
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If I throw a Zu'ed AKG 271 in the mix, how would that stack up against the D2000s and Darths. Anyone heard the Zu 271s and D2000s and/or Darths and can compare ?
post #11 of 15
I'm tossing around the idea of either D5k's or a nice pretty pair of Darths.

Who am I kidding; I know I'll end up with both.
post #12 of 15
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Originally Posted by Citrous View Post
I'm tossing around the idea of either D5k's or a nice pretty pair of Darths.

Who am I kidding; I know I'll end up with both.
that's my fear as well - that I'll end up with the D2000s and a DB and be asked to sleep on the couch for a few months.
post #13 of 15
COOOKIES!!

I will have Open Darths again someday. To the OP: Darth first, second and third. They just have a wonderful all-around sound.
post #14 of 15
Cookies, eh? Mmmmmm. . . but my journey to the dark side is (not yet) complete. . .

I got the D5000 and am plenty happy with it, particularly because of the impactful bass, so if that's your fancy . . . then again, I'll be putting in an order for a DB or maybe even try the Darth Denon (just sounds evil, definitely more sith sounding than "Darth Beyer") sometime in the next few months too. . .
post #15 of 15
someone please rate the bass impact btw the D2000 and the closed/open darth beyers on a scale of 1 to 10 please!
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