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Got me a pair of D7Ks last week on Craigslist for.......$450.  Yea, I know.  I was shopping for D5Ks and ended up finding these.  So far, so nice, but I'm admittedly in way over my head.  My source is a Cowon D2, which I've been able to throw some FLAC tunes on.  I still haven't figured out how to get the best out of either the Denons or the Cowon but am learning a lot.  Currently looking for an amp . . . . but have no idea what to get.  Just can't spend what you audiophiles spend on amps at the moment (PhD student with three boys under four years old!).  :)  Anyway, it's fun to read everyone's thoughts about these cans.  

 

Cheers!

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Got me a pair of D7Ks last week on Craigslist for.......$450.  Yea, I know.  I was shopping for D5Ks and ended up finding these.  So far, so nice, but I'm admittedly in way over my head.  My source is a Cowon D2, which I've been able to throw some FLAC tunes on.  I still haven't figured out how to get the best out of either the Denons or the Cowon but am learning a lot.  Currently looking for an amp . . . . but have no idea what to get.  Just can't spend what you audiophiles spend on amps at the moment (PhD student with three boys under four years old!).  smily_headphones1.gif  Anyway, it's fun to read everyone's thoughts about these cans.  

Cheers!

C'mon man, where are your priorities?

Nice price on the Denons! Don't get too preoccupied by the gear - just enjoy the music.
post #6093 of 7196

Well stated, Pudu...

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Besides the D7000 is stupid easy to drive.
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C'mon man, where are your priorities?

Nice price on the Denons! Don't get too preoccupied by the gear - just enjoy the music.

 

x2...when I travel I just plug them straight into my laptop and get probably 80% of the sound out of them

 

These things are easy to power but when at home I use an Audio-GD FUN (at the time cost around $400).  I don't think they make them anymore but you can find something similar for a good price.  I heard the NuForce ICON is pretty good too but my information may be dated as I stopped looking at stuff and just "enjoy the music" as someone else said.  I'm happy with what I have and that's what matters.

 

If you're happy with the D7000 as is then just enjoy them for now and upgrade down the road (tax return maybe???) :)

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Girl, you will rue the day you replace your lovely, gorgeous Denons with the He-500s (oh, I'm sure the Hifimans sound lovely ... rolleyes.gif ).

There will come a time when you realize you spend almost every evening just looking at them, sitting there on your desk, thinking accusingly "why don't you have wooden cups and oversized leather pads?" And "why do you have to take everything so seriously?" mad.gif

Soon you'll find yourself flirting with the DX2000 in an understandable, but ultimately doomed attempt to recapture some of the excitement and joy of young love, now lost. After that it's never the same for you and the 500's - the feel of velour against your cheek makes your skin crawl, the little gold connectors you once thought were so 'bling' now look cheap and tawdry. To escape, you throw yourself into a brief, torrid affair with an electrostat - rich, flash, and utterly bereft of character.

In the end, realizing you can never regain what you once, so carelessly, threw away, you trade it all in and spend your time sitting in the basement in an overstuffed leather lazyboy, drinking applejack from a wooden cup, singing 'O sole mio in a despondent, slurred baritone.

 

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a headphone love story confused_face.gif

Very touching!:)

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Besides the D7000 is stupid easy to drive.

Although it doesn't 'mix' well with everything, e.g. Schitt Lyr. But it is for another reason..

post #6098 of 7196
Thanks
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C'mon man, where are your priorities?

Nice price on the Denons! Don't get too preoccupied by the gear - just enjoy the music.

Thanks for the advice, I think I'll do just that for a while. But first I need to get my 1/4" to 1/8" plug adapter in the mail so I can really test them out on my Cowon D2. smily_headphones1.gif i do A LOT of studying, and I have everything Radiohead has made sittin on that thing in FLAC just waiting for me.

Oh, I must add that, as a newbie, listenning to most EDM on these . . . has changed me for the better somehow . . . the world's strongest hairspray/glue couldn't stop my arm hairs from standing tall, especially after a particularely dynamic song builds up to that first "hit". So far, I'm having a lot of fun.

Thanks for the advice, everyone.
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Tao, I'd be worried sending a pair of D7000's for someone to mod who doesn't provide any pre/post measurements of what actually is taking place and then charges an exuberant amount of money to do it.  The people who did get them moded, did that thought ever cross your mind?  I mean, you're going into it blindly. For all you know, the mod could royally mess up the sound.

 

Yes, my thoughts exactly. Also, I love the sound of the D7000s as they are, so I don't feel the need to change them.

 

As it is, depending on my mood, I might reach for the D7000, the HD800, or the HD650. They each bring out something different in the music, and all have strengths and weaknesses.

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Shirley Horn, a double bass, and the D7Ks => biggrin.gif
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You know how to do it!

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post #6102 of 7196

well... my denons have just been sold, looking at HE-500 and amp/dac upgrades atm.

 

hopefully i don't rue the day i sold them.... i will miss them a bit however, and will always hold them in high regard. 


Edited by Dubstep Girl - 2/27/13 at 3:09pm
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well... my denons have just been sold

 

You should give the stock D7000s a try!

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well... my denons have just been sold, looking at HE-500 and amp/dac upgrades atm.

 

hopefully i don't rue the day i sold them.... i will miss them a bit however, and will always hold them in high regard. 

 

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I understand new beginnings and wish you the best on your continued audio adventure. Ooh, but they're sooooo very comforting wink.gifand the end of a long day.


Edited by Silent One - 2/27/13 at 3:19pm
post #6105 of 7196

thanks,

 

if i end up not liking the HE-500s (im sure i will, but just in case), ill just use the money to upgrade my dac and buy a WA22.

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