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post #5581 of 7143

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xhYwNp_tsEU 

post #5582 of 7143

Maybe I need another audition then. The one's I heard had good but polite bass.

post #5583 of 7143
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Originally Posted by t-h-e-p-i-m-p View Post

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xhYwNp_tsEU 

 

Funny.  That's a good representation of the DT990s treble to my ears... just the other way around of course.

 

Still though... eek.gif

post #5584 of 7143

I've only heard it with modded amps, and it is my reference bass. it is well present. try a Stax SR-5, it has one of thä bäst midrange, but no..no bass xD

post #5585 of 7143

Thä Träble on 990 is Ouuuchhhh. i had to kill it.. it almost killed me with is treble,

post #5586 of 7143
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Originally Posted by t-h-e-p-i-m-p View Post

I've only heard it with modded amps, and it is my reference bass. it is well present. try a Stax SR-5, it has one of thä bäst midrange, but no..no bass xD

What a load of crap, SR-5 has bass too, not the deep notes really but there is well enough to give a full-bodied sound. Wonderful headphones.

Keep the thread on topic btw. wink.gif
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Maybe I need another audition then. The one's I heard had good but polite bass.

It all depends in the amp/SR-009 combination. I own them and have the SRM727II and the bass is great but I have to admit I have listen to them in another expensive amplifier and they sounded lean and bright to me. On the other hand I also listened to them in a different expensive amp that is my upgrade target. They just sounded "perfect" to me.

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It all depends in the amp/SR-009 combination. I own them and have the SRM727II and the bass is great but I have to admit I have listen to them in another expensive amplifier and they sounded lean and bright to me. On the other hand I also listened to them in a different expensive amp that is my upgrade target. They just sounded "perfect" to me.

I had a chance to try out the SR-007 Omega II (not sure how that compares to the 009) at a head-fi meet with it's own amp and some SA-CD's.
 
Not surprisingly, I found the low end to be very present, but not impactful. I'm sure if you toyed around with EQ and other things it could be a lot different, but that was my impression.
post #5590 of 7143
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Originally Posted by musicman59 View Post

It all depends in the amp/SR-009 combination. I own them and have the SRM727II and the bass is great but I have to admit I have listen to them in another expensive amplifier and they sounded lean and bright to me. On the other hand I also listened to them in a different expensive amp that is my upgrade target. They just sounded "perfect" to me.

 

The 009's I heard were powered by an Aristaeus.

post #5591 of 7143

On another note, based on my preliminary successful results with breaking the seal to reduce the bloomy bass and clear up the midrange, I went to Joannes and purchased some supplies (velcro strips, 2-sided tape (the foamy kind), and 1/8th yard of upholstery leather) to make the modification more permanent.

 

I am calling it the "camel hump" mod because it reminds me of a camel hump and all mods must have a name or else they don't work.

 

1. I trimmed to size and placed the furry side of a velcro strip on the surface of the earpad. This lets me listen without the camel hump when I have music that benefits from the D7000's normal amount of bass. I cannot feel the fur when wearing them like this.

 

 

2. I then built up a pad (the hump) using velcro, leather and 2-sided tape until the height gave me the results I wanted.

 

 

 

The stack that got me the perfect height is as follows: Hook side of velcro > double-sided tape > leather strip > furry velcro strip > hook side of velcro > leather strip. The layers stack like a sandwich:

 

 

Finally, when they are in place, the D7000's look like this...

 

 

When they are installed, the bass resonance is noticeably reduced - I'm guessing by 50%. A lot of my acoustic jazz albums that have prominent bass guitars and/or standing bass particularly benefit from this mod. The richness and foundation are still there with that lovely deep resonance that the Denon's do so well, but now the resonance doesn't muddy up the midrange and make voices/instruments sound thick. Kick drums and other sharper percussion now have speed and slam that used to sound flabby. Midrange is crystal clear with a little bit of added spaciousness and air.

 

On the other hand, many of my older rock CD's from the 80's and early 90's suffer from thin bass and overly bright treble. In these instances, the Denon's in stock form really help beef up the foundation and add richness and power to these recordings while reducing the shrillness up top. The beauty of this mod is that it is fully reversible and I can switch back and forth depending on the music or my mood. It took me less than one hour to do the work at a cost of about $12.

 

I'm still deciding on doing the Lawton Audio Level 1 Mod, but I am nervous about it possibly going too far and changing the sound in a way that doesn't suit me (I like some reverberation and am concerned about overdamping). Since the Dynamat isn't easily removed and the D7000 is discontinued, I'm hesitant to risk them. I will live with the "camel humps" for a while and decide where to proceed from here later.

post #5592 of 7143
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Originally Posted by palmfish View Post

 

The 009's I heard were powered by an Aristaeus.

I understand your comments now.wink.gif

post #5593 of 7143
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Originally Posted by N0sferatu View Post

 

Hmm...I've heard the HE-6 on a Dark Star (properly amped so to speak).  How do the HE-400 compare?  Just curious.  Plus, how much power hunger do the HE-400 require?  I know my Audio-GD FUN had a hard time with the HE-6 I toyed with.  It played them to a "decent level" just not a loud level at all.

 

The HE-6 was one of a few headphones I enjoyed more than my current arsenal (other being a Stax 009 but I won't even go there lol).

 

I got to jam some nice toys at a head-fi meet and those two just blew my mind.  Although, not like typical head-fi'ers I got a few WTF looks jamming Armin van Buuren on the Stax 009.  tongue.gif    gs1000.gif


HE-400 are steal for their money and are very easy to drive, a lot of people enjoying them with Fiio E17 while HE-6 are very hard to drive so they need something like EF-6

post #5594 of 7143

Since you guys are talking stax now I have a question:

 

Has anyone tried Stax-007 pads with the denon d7000??

 

They look a bit similar and that's why I'm asking. 

post #5595 of 7143

how do they even fit? i wont glue omega pads on my d7000, u crazy son of a.. deadhorse.gif

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