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post #316 of 7185
i have both and am in the process of returning d5000. D7000 is an improvement over D5000 in every apsect while maintaining its mellow and bassy sound signature. it's a refined versoin of D5000 from the build quality up- softer pleather, tighter headstrap and more solid adjusters, and extra washers at the pivoting joint on the cans. and yes, the wood looks very nice under proper lighting- dark cherry with subtle grains. even the cable is softer and bends more easily. it is still the smooth and powerful sound of D5000 but with extended highs, more dynamic and tighter bass. it is not bright sounding like D5000 but nor would i call it dark. they are very neutral cans with just a tad emphasis on bass. the mid seems recessed a tiny bit with telefunken 12au7 in my EF1 but with the RCA tube that is supplied with the amp the problem is non existent. i still prefer the deeper bass and headroom that telefunken have. i don't believe the improvements of D7000 are dramatic enough to justify the price difference for everyone. but there seem to enough refinements from D5000 to put D7000 in a higher sonic class. And yes, as Gu Sensei assured, they do make me feel like i'm listening to a fine pair of loudspeakers. and that justifies the purchase for me. i am a happy owner of D7000, happier than i was with D5000 now if i can only find a singlepower...
post #317 of 7185
Thanks Inquisative Bread.

You are the first person to say that they have had both. I will think about upgrading to the 7000's. I just can't get them less than retail at the moment. Everyone who has them listed is "out of Stock"
post #318 of 7185
i got mine on ebay for $800 with free 3 day shipping from SCJaudio. they list it at $999 but with 'make an offer' option. (still have 2 in stock) i called and got $200 off right away with the free shipping without any haggle. i regret not shooting for $300...
post #319 of 7185
I got my 5000's for $420.00 and only found it because it showed up on another search.
There are about a dozen places listing the 7000's in the 500-600 range and that is the only range I will consider, but they are all on backorder. Of course I can get them right away for full retail.
It's just supply and demand. like my Dish Network just dropped my local ABC station because they want too much money to carry them.
post #320 of 7185

Denon AH-D7000 and GSP Audio Novo for test

Yesterday I got the GSP Audio Novo test sample an I spend 4 ... 5 hours to test them.

"players list" - Novo, green Solo, Denon AH-D7000, AKG K702, K271 MKII, Sennheiser HD 600, Marantz SA7001 KI

AKG K271 MKII vs. K271 - they are cardinally similar (both are closed) as the K702. In some music passages the K272 run close to the D7000 - but the D7000 is a class upper.

The D7000 makes more pressure in bass as the open K702 or HD600

K702 in bass slimmer and brighter over all frequencies

The HD600 are between the D7000 and K702.

I use mostly the Novo HA, compare to Solo I cannot find replicable differences. Sometimes I had the feeling Solo express the highs better, but if I cannot reproduce (cannot catch) it. Both running parallel, so I could switch between in short time.

First short review
Music:
Eneda Martha, Lope Kai
Marianne Fathful, Blazing Away
Anton Vivaldi, Four Seasons, Elena Denisova, Gustaf Mahler Esamble, Vienna
Kari Bremnes, Erindring

Roger Waters, Amused to Death, Three Whishes
D7000 more bass, deeper in bass-area, brass more "velvet", more "silky"
AKG's brass are more brazen.

Telarc SACD Sampler 3, Jazz
with Novo + Denon AH-D7000 "a poem for music"

Kodo, Prism Rhythm, SACD, Sony JP, track 4, 5, 6
with Novo + Denon AH-D7000 perfect

Would be continued .....
post #321 of 7185
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post #322 of 7185
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Originally Posted by FritzS View Post
AKG K271 MKII vs. K271 - they are cardinally similar (both are closed) as the K702. In some music passages the K272 run close to the D7000 - but the D7000 is a class upper.
Although, I really like the AKG K271 (they sound very open compared to other closed headphones), I feel that my AKG K271 MKII are far inferior to my K701. Briefly, the sound of the K701 is smoother and has much more weight to it when properly amplified. The K271 sounds very nice for a closed headphones but are a little bit tinny compared to the K701. Are you sure that your K702 are properly burned in?
post #323 of 7185
..... the show must go on .....

a new dream pair was born - Novo and Denon AH-D7000 Smile
the money that you save with Novo you can spent to a good headphone like the Denon AH-D7000

Hubert von Goisern, Ausland, CD
Roger Waters, The Wall, live in Berlin, SACD
both are live concerts, the sound are very authentic, not spectacular, no prefer of some frequencies, with two words "that's live"

Dimitri Schostakowitsch, Symphonie No. 8, Concertgebouw Orchestra, Haitink, CD
3. movement, very deep and dark - only visit the concert could be better

Camille Saint-Saens, Symphonie No. 3 "Orgelsymphonie", Dukas: Der Zauberlehrling, Preston, Berlin PO, Levine, CD
4. movement, the organ comes with pressure

Frederic Chopin, piano concert No. 1 & 2, Lang Lang Piano, Wiener Philharmoniker Orchester, Zubin Mehta, CD
I am very relaxed as hearing this music :-)

30 Years' Fidelity, CD, Label: Kirkelig Kulturverksted
looks at the musician's are visit me in my lounge

The booming impression at beginning of the test completely vanished!!!!
post #324 of 7185
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Originally Posted by shellylh View Post
Although, I really like the AKG K271 (they sound very open compared to other closed headphones), I feel that my AKG K271 MKII are far inferior to my K701. Briefly, the sound of the K701 is smoother and has much more weight to it when properly amplified. The K271 sounds very nice for a closed headphones but are a little bit tinny compared to the K701. Are you sure that your K702 are properly burned in?
Past time I had little time to hear - the K702 have ~ 50 .... 80 hours burning in, my K701 about ~ 200 ... 300 hours. The only one difference between now, the bass of K702 are a bit thinner. IMHO the burning in curve of a headphone looks like a load-graph of a cap, great improvement at beginning, after time the curve are flatter.

I borrow the K702 only for test, I must give him back in January as the Denon too.

Next days I will compare the Denon with K701
post #325 of 7185
FritZ,
Thanks for your comparisons. It is sometimes the only way we can decide to buy, based on others' direct comparsions. I thought that the 701's and 702's were the same except for the color. Do you find that to be true? They may be my next purchase.
post #326 of 7185
I just bought the D7000. Wow. Great sounding headphones, amazing bass, not at all sloppy. Also - to those of us who have larger heads (more brain power, I say), the Denon D7000 fits very nicely, lots of room on the headband. Can't say that for many other headphones I've tried.
post #327 of 7185
Welcome to High end Heaven!
"You can check out any time you like, but you may never leave." ( Mastercard will do) without leaving some cash around.
post #328 of 7185
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Originally Posted by docmark@telus.net View Post
I just bought the D7000. Wow. Great sounding headphones, amazing bass, not at all sloppy. Also - to those of us who have larger heads (more brain power, I say), the Denon D7000 fits very nicely, lots of room on the headband. Can't say that for many other headphones I've tried.
What about isolation of outside noise.
post #329 of 7185
You guys should stop complaining about the pleather pads and headband on the D7000. My HE90 also sports the same pleather material for pads and headband. It is all abou the sound after all!
post #330 of 7185
Boomy;
I had the pleasure of comparing my 702's with approx. 500 break-in hours to another Head-fier member's well broken in 701's. They are 2 different animals sound wise...we both could easily hear the difference. The 702's are the detail retrieval machines that the 701's are...but the 702's bottom end is deeper, more defined. (No, not as deep as the Senns. 650)
The 702 is more balanced in the freqs. than the 701...at least this is the agreement we were able to conclude. The cables are visibly different as well as the connectors. And if you wish to experiment with after market cables, the 702 with mini xlr, allows this easily.
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