Skylab, have you the final impressions/comparisons for the post #159?
Thank you very much
Thank you very much
Well, for you which hits hard in the bass (not midbass but (well you known that i already refer)), your Denon D5000 or DT990 vs them?. For you which is faster sounding (excluding bass) in the mids and highs and with better separation (instruments/vocals, etc)?
Ah, in what they sound worse (less good) than your D5000 and DX1000 (you can include the DT990 please)?
Which of your headphones has the bigger soundstage/headstage depth (excluding your DX1000) and in which order?
An which have better image, your DT990 or Them. The same about your D5000 vs them, and the same about your DX1000 vs them?
Thank you very much in advance for your kindness for answer my questions.... And sorry if i bother you with all my questions, but i don't want to put a lot of money in so expensive headphones, to be dissapointed in the end (is for that, that i ask for the opinion of an expert and experienced owner)....
P.S: if you want, you can use as reference the music that i put in the DX1000 owners unite thread, please.
Wilashort, here is a slight expansion of my original answer to your questions, which should fully answer them.
MOST bass: K1000 > DX1000 > DT990 > D5000 (but all have a healthy amount of bass)
The K1000 do not have an unnatural amount of bass, but the bass is definitely very full. I would say, though, that in terms of "hitting hardest", as you asked, the ranking would be DX1000>DT990>K1000>D5000.
BEST bass: DX1000 > DT990 > D5000 > K1000 (but all are good)
Soundstage: DX1000 > DT990 > K1000 > D5000
Here the DX1000 is the supreme king. The soundstage is the best by far. The DT990 is also very good though. The K1000 and D5000 are good at soundstaging, but not great. Image separation is far and away best on the DX1000, and the DT990 again is excellent, with the D5000 and K1000 being just "good".
Best overall sound: DX1000 > D5000 > DT990 > K1000
And so it is, HOWEVER, the D5000, DT990, and K1000 are all very good and all very close in terms of how I would rank them, although the DT990 sounds the most "different" from the other two. The JVC is significantly above them both.
The "fastest" in the mids and highs as you asked - no doubt the rank here is DX1000>DT990>D5000>K1000, but this is not to say the K1000 is bad, and the K1000 and D5000 are very close in this regard.
The K1000 lacks a little refinement and nuance compared to the DX1000 and DT990, but it is still very good. I would say that it is basically on par with the D5000 overall. There are some subtle ways in which I actually may prefer the K1000 - the mids seem a little fuller. But the D5000 has a little better detail. It is also more comfortable, although all of these headphones are very comfy.
I hope that helps.
I used to have one of these, and I can asure you that they are of exceptionally high quality. In the same league as the much sought after Marantz vintage gear.