Originally Posted by thug behram
D2000 + wood cups vs D7000 vs TH600?
how big is the difference?
Disclaimer - no golden ears here and awful glad I'm not.
My LA-2000 has extra deep cocobolo cups from Martin Custom Audio, full Lawton damping plus some extra hollo fill in the cups to stop the boominess and Lawton angle pads. Compared to my MD-7000, it's awful close. Deeper bass, as you'd expect with the LA-2000 and the overall sound signature is a bit sharper with the D7000 but I've said a dozen times I could live with just the LA-2000 if I had to sell everything else. It's that good.
TH600 - I had it for 10 days, did numerous head to head tests on same song, same equipment (vintage Pioneer Spec system) and could not tell them apart from my MD-7000.
There are guys who can hear the subtle differences, and some say they are quite obvious, but I can't and don't. Love the Denon's and love the Fostex pair (owned the TH900 for about 6 months as well). My favorite signature no doubt (well, after my HE-6 that is).