Head-Fi.org › Forums › Equipment Forums › Headphones (full-size) › Denon AH-D7000
New Posts  All Forums:Forum Nav:

Denon AH-D7000 - Page 441

post #6601 of 7185

well the th600 may be better who knows but D7000 definately gets the +1 on the looks. Of course sound is whats most important but no one ever complaines because its pleasing to look at

post #6602 of 7185
Quote:
Originally Posted by Oregonian View PostThe pricing I've seen for the TH600 (HeadAmp is at $1200) makes the delta around $500.  That is significant.   Very.

 

I've seen one TH600 used for $850 - even $150 is enough to make one thing twice and no wooden cups to boot.  wink_face.gif 

 

You can import it for ~$800. The only cons in this case would be wait time and no warranty.

 

The TH600 is significantly better-designed than the D7000 from an acoustic perspective. I find a $700 outlay for a headphone that was once a "decent buy" at $560-600 hard to swallow.

post #6603 of 7185
Quote:
Originally Posted by 3X0 View Post

 

You can import it for ~$800. The only cons in this case would be wait time and no warranty.

 

The TH600 is significantly better-designed than the D7000 from an acoustic perspective. I find a $700 outlay for a headphone that was once a "decent buy" at $560-600 hard to swallow.

 

Just supply and demand I guess.  Sold my D5000's a few months ago and not a week later knew I wanted a Denon in my stable again.  Picked up a pair of the D7000's with the Markl mods on them for $850.  No regrets on it yet, they're a nice chance of pace.

post #6604 of 7185
Quote:
Originally Posted by 3X0 View Post

 

You can import it for ~$800. The only cons in this case would be wait time and no warranty.

 

The TH600 is significantly better-designed than the D7000 from an acoustic perspective. I find a $700 outlay for a headphone that was once a "decent buy" at $560-600 hard to swallow.


I am looking forward to doing an A/B with them to see if there is any real difference in sound.  By late July I shall have my answer. 

 

I'm skeptical there is much difference in the acoustics in the Fostex' favor but that's just me. 

post #6605 of 7185
Quote:
Originally Posted by Rewkie View Post

I was wondering the same thing! It would be easier to get TH600s than D7ks,and the TH900s are relatively the same as D7ks. So if the TH600s are good i don't have to worry about the market anymore! biggrin.gif

 

In comparison, I would say this is untrue. An example would be like saying the LCD-2 is relatively the same as the LCD-3. Again, false. 

post #6606 of 7185
Well from what ive been reading,the th600/900 are just revamped D7ks. In my book,considering i have not seen a real comparison nor do i have either of these headphones,so i really can't see these cans having a night and day difference.
Edited by Rewkie - 6/25/13 at 9:31am
post #6607 of 7185
If you have both feel free to compare them,it would help me a lot.
post #6608 of 7185
The TH900 at the very least has far less distortion than the D7000 does, especially at the lower registers.

Both Fostexes also have significant cup damping by default, nevermind the new driver technology (with the TH-600 being 1T AFAIK).

In theory the TH600 should be compared against the MD7000 and not the D7000 stock. That makes it a better value proposition.
Edited by 3X0 - 6/25/13 at 9:54am
post #6609 of 7185

wow its been a few days...

the d7k with the alpapads is turning it into a v clear controlled precise instrument. 

if u have a few bucks in your coinbox, put it with Mr Speaker's basket.

post #6610 of 7185
Quote:
Originally Posted by Lorspeaker View Post

wow its been a few days...

the d7k with the alpapads is turning it into a v clear controlled precise instrument. 

if u have a few bucks in your coinbox, put it with Mr Speaker's basket.


I have actually 3 pairs on the way...............one of which I shall now put on my D7000 that is arriving by Thursday. 

post #6611 of 7185
Quote:
Originally Posted by Lorspeaker View Post

wow its been a few days...
the d7k with the alpapads is turning it into a v clear controlled precise instrument. 
if u have a few bucks in your coinbox, put it with Mr Speaker's basket.

I tried the D7000's with a number of different pads including HIFiMan velour and leather and Lawton Angle pads. In my experience, none of them sounded right and at worst, they made the D7000 so sibilant as to be almost painful.

I believe the stock pads with their unique shape were specifically designed for the DX000 series for reason.
post #6612 of 7185
Quote:
Originally Posted by 3X0 View Post

The TH900 at the very least has far less distortion than the D7000 does, especially at the lower registers.

Both Fostexes also have significant cup damping by default, nevermind the new driver technology (with the TH-600 being 1T AFAIK).

In theory the TH600 should be compared against the MD7000 and not the D7000 stock. That makes it a better value proposition.

Fostex specs indicate an evolutionary upgrade to the driver (not "new technology" at all), but the insides are still the same. If Mark Lawton is to be believed, there is also no damping material inside the cups. I had the opportunity to audition the TH-900 with my own music and upstream gear recently and unless you listen to them side-by-side with the D7000, I think the audible difference is very subtle. Similar to the difference between the D5000 and D7000 if I had to give a frame of reference.They are very close and obviously two peas from the same pod.

Im sure the TH-600 is a fine headphone too (I havent heard it), but I am very skeptical of any claim that the D7000 has "far less" of anything found in its Fostex brothers. Sounds like typical head-fi hyperbole to me...
post #6613 of 7185
Quote:
Originally Posted by palmfish View Post


I tried the D7000's with a number of different pads including HIFiMan velour and leather and Lawton Angle pads. In my experience, none of them sounded right and at worst, they made the D7000 so sibilant as to be almost painful.

I believe the stock pads with their unique shape were specifically designed for the DX000 series for reason.


I'll say the J$ pads were my favorite on the D5k, I think they pulled back the bass a bit and things felt clearer.  The angel pads on your D7k work for me, I still consider them an upgrade to the stocks.  Not that the stocks were bad, I appreciated the differences though.

post #6614 of 7185
Quote:
Originally Posted by barid View Post


I'll say the J$ pads were my favorite on the D5k, I think they pulled back the bass a bit and things felt clearer.  The angel pads on your D7k work for me, I still consider them an upgrade to the stocks.  Not that the stocks were bad, I appreciated the differences though.

 

Im glad you are enjoying YOUR D7000's smile.gif

 

I know others have complained of sibilance with the angle pads, but in my case, I have hearing loss and am very sensitive to treble/sibilance. Im sure that contributed to my personal experience with the Lawton pads.

post #6615 of 7185
Quote:
Originally Posted by barid View Post


I'll say the J$ pads were my favorite on the D5k, I think they pulled back the bass a bit and things felt clearer.  The angel pads on your D7k work for me, I still consider them an upgrade to the stocks.  Not that the stocks were bad, I appreciated the differences though.


Too bad Jeremy stopped making them.  I heard they were very good and some guys put them on their Pro900's, which I'm going to do with the Alpha pads.

 

I'm going to listen to stock pads for a while on the D7000, swap to Alpha's and see what I think.  I just can't leave anything stock. 

New Posts  All Forums:Forum Nav:
  Return Home
  Back to Forum: Headphones (full-size)
Head-Fi.org › Forums › Equipment Forums › Headphones (full-size) › Denon AH-D7000