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post #31 of 310
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Yes I owned the AD2000 for a while, but that was a long time ago.
I didn't like them, I preferred the K701, so I sold them again. I found the AD2000 did weird things with imaging and was just "too much of everything" for me. They are on my second chance list though, if the opportunity arises.
As I remember it the Kenwood has a more substantial sound and less airy / extended highs. The mids of the Kenwood are a bit more forward, I like it better this way. The overall balance of the Kenwood is just way better.
The Kenwood sounds natural.
One of my criteria is the sound of applauding people. With the Kenwood it sounds like clapping hands and not like static.
When you owned the AD2000's, did you have the "phat mod" on?

I HATE the K701's, I've owned them twice, and I couldn't get used to the fit, nor the sound. The AD2000's should be arriving here shortly. You're not in the US, are you?




-Nick
post #32 of 310
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When you owned the AD2000's, did you have the "phat mod" on?

I HATE the K701's, I've owned them twice, and I couldn't get used to the fit, nor the sound. The AD2000's should be arriving here shortly. You're not in the US, are you?




-Nick
There was no phat mod when I owned the AD2000, that mod came later.
In the end I sold the K701 too. Although they did sound quite good with the Black Dragon cable.
The last time I checked Amsterdam was not in the US.
post #33 of 310
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There was no phat mod when I owned the AD2000, that mod came later.
In the end I sold the K701 too. Although they did sound quite good with the Black Dragon cable.
The last time I checked Amsterdam was not in the US.
Yeah, I missed the part of where you were located, I apologize.
post #34 of 310
Kenwood makes EXCEPTIONAL cake mixers so I would expect them to also make top quality headphone gear.
post #35 of 310
Kenwood was once known for making excellent audio gear. In the 70's they made some of the nicest budget turntables you could buy. They also had a higher-end line that was pretty good, but was never all that popular. I'm not sure if they ever completely exited the audio business, but they have certainly had periods when their audio products were, at a minimum, not very widely distributed in the USA.

But they are NOT a cake mixer company
post #36 of 310
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Kenwood makes EXCEPTIONAL cake mixers so I would expect them to also make top quality headphone gear.
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.
post #37 of 310
4 pages, and only 1 user? I understand these were just recently released, but there's got to be other opinions on these as well...






-Nick
post #38 of 310
Well, in looking into them, they are 42 ohm. While that's not super-low impedance, I really would prefer something higher for a better match with my various tube amps. So, for now the search for a new can to try continues, although this is still a temptation...
post #39 of 310
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Well, in looking into them, they are 42 ohm. While that's not super-low impedance, I really would prefer something higher for a better match with my various tube amps. So, for now the search for a new can to try continues, although this is still a temptation...
How about waiting (if the rumors are true) for the D7000?
post #40 of 310
That seems to be the current plan *IF* I get lucky and the D7000 are not 27 ohm like the D5000's are...
post #41 of 310
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That seems to be the current plan *IF* I get lucky and the D7000 are not 27 ohm like the D5000's are...
OT:

But how well does the 336i respond to lower ohm headphones? I know it likes them to be around 200 or so, from what I've read.





-Nick
post #42 of 310
All of the headphone amps I have are spec'd to handle headphones 30 ohms and above, including the 336, but nonetheless, they seem happier with more like at least 70/80 ohms. The 70 ohm JVC DX1000's sound amazing via my DV 337, and good via the 336, and while the Denon D5000's (27 ohms) sound very good on the 337, they sound less good on the 336 (although still pretty good - just not up to their full potential)
post #43 of 310
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Originally Posted by Skylab View Post
All of the headphone amps I have are spec'd to handle headphones 30 ohms and above, including the 336, but nonetheless, they seem happier with more like at least 70/80 ohms. The 70 ohm JVC DX1000's sound amazing via my DV 337, and good via the 336, and while the Denon D5000's (27 ohms) sound very good on the 337, they sound less good on the 336 (although still pretty good - just not up to their full potential)
Makes sense.




-Nick
post #44 of 310
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Yeah, I missed the part of where you were located, I apologize.
No need. You can apologize when it is.
post #45 of 310
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They perform very well straight out of the headphone jack of my Cowon D2.

I wonder how they compare to the Denon D2000.
Anybody in these regions have D2000 I can try?
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