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post #2266 of 4022

I just got the D5000s in. I already have the D2000s. I read all the comments about how these are a significant step up from the D2000s but took that with a grain of salt. After going through a marathon listening session last night with all my favorite material, I didn't get to sleep until 2 AM!!! Holy moly the difference is, pardon the pun, ear opening!  eek.gif biggrin.gif basshead.gif

 

I can't imagine stepping from D5000 to the D7000, which apparently is less of a dramatic difference, than going from D2000s to D5000s. 

 

Anyone interested in a pair of D2000s? wink.gif

post #2267 of 4022
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Originally Posted by twizzleraddict View Post

I just got the D5000s in. I already have the D2000s. I read all the comments about how these are a significant step up from the D2000s but took that with a grain of salt. After going through a marathon listening session last night with all my favorite material, I didn't get to sleep until 2 AM!!! Holy moly the difference is, pardon the pun, ear opening!  eek.gif biggrin.gif basshead.gif

 

I can't imagine stepping from D5000 to the D7000, which apparently is less of a dramatic difference, than going from D2000s to D5000s. 

 

Anyone interested in a pair of D2000s? wink.gif

Keeping in mind it's just recabled D2000's with wooden cups, you really feel there is that big of a difference? I always wondered what the step up sounded like having the D2000's for so long...

post #2268 of 4022
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Originally Posted by RushNerd View Post

Keeping in mind it's just recabled D2000's with wooden cups, you really feel there is that big of a difference? I always wondered what the step up sounded like having the D2000's for so long...

 

The bottom end is noticeably more impactful. There is a lot more detail as well in the low end. The midrange is a bit more full and rounded out than the D2000's midrange. Top end is fairly similar (to my ears) for a lot of familiar tracks I've listened to for over 20 yrs.

 

The D2000's hold their own when you have no reference point to compare with in the same line. When you go up, though, I understand the reasoning for it. Granted, I wouldn't have paid the MSRP that were on the D5000s but this is an absolute bargain on the used market compared to a lot of other cans out there at similar used price points (~$400).

post #2269 of 4022
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Originally Posted by twizzleraddict View Post

 

The bottom end is noticeably more impactful. There is a lot more detail as well in the low end. The midrange is a bit more full and rounded out than the D2000's midrange. Top end is fairly similar (to my ears) for a lot of familiar tracks I've listened to for over 20 yrs.

 

The D2000's hold their own when you have no reference point to compare with in the same line. When you go up, though, I understand the reasoning for it. Granted, I wouldn't have paid the MSRP that were on the D5000s but this is an absolute bargain on the used market compared to a lot of other cans out there at similar used price points (~$400).

I really miss my old D2k's, and it would be cool to buy the 5K upgrade. Hopefully someday someone posts them for sale here with lots of damage so I can get a steal :P

post #2270 of 4022

Today, I sold and shipped my beloved d5k's. frown.gif I owned two pair of d2k and this was my second pair of d5k's. They were just perfect, but I have really gotten into ortho's of late and I just had too many headphones. Something had to go. I will miss that deep luscious bass. Yes I will. And the comfort was stellar. 

 

The sad part is that they are discontinued. So even if I have a bad case of buyers remorse, the best I could do would be to score a used pair from here. A moment of silence please...okay I'm done. biggrin.gif

post #2271 of 4022
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Originally Posted by MattTCG View Post

Today, I sold and shipped my beloved d5k's. frown.gif I owned two pair of d2k and this was my second pair of d5k's. They were just perfect, but I have really gotten into ortho's of late and I just had too many headphones. Something had to go. I will miss that deep luscious bass. Yes I will. And the comfort was stellar. 

 

The sad part is that they are discontinued. So even if I have a bad case of buyers remorse, the best I could do would be to score a used pair from here. A moment of silence please...okay I'm done. biggrin.gif

Aren't Ortho's much lighter on the bass? HOW COULD YOU DO IT! :P how much did you get for them, if I may ask.

post #2272 of 4022
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Originally Posted by MattTCG View Post

Today, I sold and shipped my beloved d5k's. frown.gif I owned two pair of d2k and this was my second pair of d5k's. They were just perfect, but I have really gotten into ortho's of late and I just had too many headphones. Something had to go. I will miss that deep luscious bass. Yes I will. And the comfort was stellar. 

 

The sad part is that they are discontinued. So even if I have a bad case of buyers remorse, the best I could do would be to score a used pair from here. A moment of silence please...okay I'm done. biggrin.gif

You will likely return to the flock once more in the future at some point...

 

I'm in discovery mode right now but there are a lot of things the D5000 does right more than wrong that can't be ignored. I'm going to have to get rid of either the HD650s or the Shure 1840s at this point because I can't justify keeping them all!

post #2273 of 4022

I'd dump the 1840's tbh. And yeah, I was a huge fan of the d5k. I will certainly miss it but all of us here know when you have too much gear and that you have to cut if back. Well, most of us. wink.gif

post #2274 of 4022
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Originally Posted by MattTCG View Post

Today, I sold and shipped my beloved d5k's. frown.gif I owned two pair of d2k and this was my second pair of d5k's. They were just perfect, but I have really gotten into ortho's of late and I just had too many headphones. Something had to go. I will miss that deep luscious bass. Yes I will. And the comfort was stellar. 

 

The sad part is that they are discontinued. So even if I have a bad case of buyers remorse, the best I could do would be to score a used pair from here. A moment of silence please...okay I'm done. biggrin.gif

 

Thinking of doing the same thing... mine are not in perfect shape though so I will probably ask for a reasonable amount! I can't believe what people are actually asking for those on eBay... Anyway, have been thinning the herd and also buying newer headphones (heck I just ordered the D600s...) but I really think that I will just stay with a couple of them...

post #2275 of 4022

What would be a few good options for an amplifier to pair with the D5000's and a HRT MSII?  I would like a tube amp mainly for the style, but others are okay, too.

(No EF2A & under $250)  Thanks for any help.


Edited by BRicci - 8/18/12 at 11:45am
post #2276 of 4022

The Denons don't match well with tubes.

I've heard a lot of great things about the Denons matching well with the O2, that's my next HP purchase.

post #2277 of 4022

I'll have to check into that.

 

Alright, well I want an amplifier that has analog inputs because I will be using it with the HRT MSII.


Edited by BRicci - 8/18/12 at 12:23pm
post #2278 of 4022
Anyone here have any opinions of the d5000s with the nuuforce hd/hdp? Quickly heard it a while back and loved the bass quantity and impact. Couldn't quickly tell difference in the highs/mids. Or is there a better DAC/amp combo out there for the money? Been a few days without my denons atm, missing them.
post #2279 of 4022
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Originally Posted by MattTCG View Post

I'd dump the 1840's tbh. And yeah, I was a huge fan of the d5k. I will certainly miss it but all of us here know when you have too much gear and that you have to cut if back. Well, most of us. wink.gif

I'm trying to cutback on my DT990's for the 5K's :( Maybe someday i'll get a steal on them.

post #2280 of 4022

Someone demo'd my D2000 and commented that his D5000 has more mids presence. What do you all think?

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