Originally Posted by Dubstep Girl
memory. i guess experience would be a better word since ive compared the bass on them lots of times.
Originally Posted by Mad Lust Envy
The D7000 is my absolute fave headphone and I've owned two. I'm well acquainted with it's sound, and it's easy to remember that it was all sub bass, not mid bass. I do have the LCD2 on hand, and it's mid bass hits like a mack truck when needed. Not something I ever got from the D7000, which was all that low growl and rumble.
That's as far as it goes in the bass comparison.
I prefer the midrange on the LCD2, and the Denon's treble. However, I currently have a vegan LCD2, which is a bit sparkly up top as well, compared to the leather LCD2. I'm getting into smooth treble, so I'm exchanging it for the leather.
If you're more in tune with the D7000's sound, it's worth checking the vegan/leather-free LCD2, which isn't as thick and intimate as the leather LCD2. It's more spacious, airier, and energetic in the treble. The downside is that the mids aren't as milky. Bass is comparable.
Worth noting that the LCD2 has fantastic sub bass, it just doesn't command the sound the same way the D7000's sub bass does. It's more integrated.
Well I thought as much, sonic memory is a terrible thing.
I have a somewhat love-hate relationship with the D7000s, in fact they've spent half there life boxed up. I'm usually the one slamming Denon, moreso with the D2000 and worse the D5000. I've complained that the D7000 can't do real instruments and that's how they found themselves boxed up with intent to sell. A few months went by before listening to them again; I pulled out the boxed Denons to take pictures before placing them for sale, another quick listen, and I'm hooked. The sound is so liquid in comparison to my other headphones, they flow effortlessly with zero fatigue. These headphones change my listening habits; electronica comes alive, extension with accuracy, the weight of the notes is what wows me every time.
The LCD-2 and similar priced orthos are the better headphone for a do-it-all headphone, I used to fall into the category of wanting one headphone to do it all.
The D7000 has less mid-bass in comparison to both the D2000 and D5000, therefor you could also say, the D7000 has no mid-bass hump which has always plagued the majority of headphones. The LCD-2, while I haven't heard this vegan version, does indeed have a fuller mid-range, this killed the dynamics and came across as muddy. A lot of electronic music isn't recorded all the well, especially when you consider their target of clubs and such laden with bass-heavy speakers. A cleaner mid-range goes a long way here.
This is why I think the D7000s shine over it's siblings, perhaps giving the sub-bass clear room to breath it almost sounds separate. This is in part what makes them so much fun to listen to. I also don't like to see the D5000 compared with the D7000 where only the bass is topic of conversation. I would say the D7000s are like a very refined D5000, but even then refinement is drastically overlooked.
I do enjoy a faster, neutral headphone like a Sony SA, DT880, HD800 but 9 times out of 10 sub-bass rules in any electronic genre. I have to say the D7000 is the best I've heard for the genres I use them with, specifically house and progressive. Turning people away from the D7000 because they lack a mid-bass hump is in my opinion a mistake, I can't see any owner of the D7000s disliking them for bass-heavy genres.
Mad Lust Envy, I saw you were trading your LCD2 for a D7000 ~ you know I'm right.