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post #2401 of 4044
Just got the chance to try the D2000. The SQ is just way too good. Way better than any I have ever tried (and it's the only one above 200$ that I have ever tried). It sounded balanced, and pretty warm. Not too bright either. The pads are also very soft and comfortable. But the pad didn't cover the ear properly and I guess that's why it leaks a lot. It leaks like an open-backed headphones. But it's still a great one though.
post #2402 of 4044

Between the blue/grey plastic cups and the silver ring on the headphones is a gap where sound leaks out. People have reported in the past that sound quality suffers if the gap is covered or closed.

 

 

 

 

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They have a closed back--meaning there is no opening in the rear of the housing behind the driver to let the sound escape the headphones easily--but they are not sealed headphones, even though they are commonly thought of and characterized as such. I read all the Denon literature on these cans, and nowhere did they claim them to be sealed. Denon uses the term "Acoustic Optimizer" to describe the acoustic principle at work in these headphones. Bah, marketing blurbage!

In order to have the lovely uninterrupted wood housings (though the D2000 is plastic) of these headphones--which does give them a simple and elegant look--the acoustic engineers had to deal with the potential of resonances developing in the chamber behind the driver. This is a very real problem in sealed back designs, and is what makes sealed headphone performance generally inferior to open headphone designs. In the case of the Dx000 headphones, the engineers developed an acoustic labyrinth of channels, damped windows, and vents which are designed to inhibit and control resonance and response. (All well designed headphones have these elements, but because of the closed back of these headphones this design appears to be somewhat more complex than most.) The external vent of this design is a thin gap around the entire ear piece between the magnesium frame and ear cup housing.

While this design does a good job of controlling the sound of these cans, it also provides ample opportunity for sound to escape from the headphones, and for external sounds to enter them. The Dx000 do not isolate very well at all, and people close to you will be able to hear your music. I think they should be considered a semi-open design.

From: http://www.innerfidelity.com/content/luscious-denon-ah-d2000-ah-d50000-and-ah-d7000


Edited by namaiki - 12/11/12 at 1:13am
post #2403 of 4044

If you rotate the earpads correctly, you should be able to get a decent seal with your head, but even with that seal, as namaiki said, there is another gap between the cup and metal band.

post #2404 of 4044
I bought D5000 9 months ago as open box from E-expo for $382.
The other day I bent my jack plug of my d5000. It was halfway plugged into my receiver when i tripped over the cord. If you look at plug there are two black rubber pieces. My plug bent at the first one closest to base. It left a hole in the metal maybe a third of the circumference. I bent it back to shape mostly thankfully it didn't fall off. Now when plugged in i sometimes get sound only out of one ear until i wiggle it i believe because plugs not quite straight. To me I believe it sounds the same.
Is there something I could or should do about this? Could this result in sound quality loss?
post #2405 of 4044
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Originally Posted by leif2 View Post

I bought D5000 9 months ago as open box from E-expo for $382.
The other day I bent my jack plug of my d5000. It was halfway plugged into my receiver when i tripped over the cord. If you look at plug there are two black rubber pieces. My plug bent at the first one closest to base. It left a hole in the metal maybe a third of the circumference. I bent it back to shape mostly thankfully it didn't fall off. Now when plugged in i sometimes get sound only out of one ear until i wiggle it i believe because plugs not quite straight. To me I believe it sounds the same.
Is there something I could or should do about this? Could this result in sound quality loss?

Thats to bad but maybe better off buying a new jack.Thats what i did with mine since my amps jack is a 1/4inch diameter anyways i had a 1/4 inch furutech jack soldered instead of the 1/8 and bought an adapter if i should need it . The jack in Canada is around $16.00 i think and installation was about $50.00. because if your jack is bent its just going to ware out the female part of it so i would say change it and use a good brand of jack and have it soldered so your equipment stays in good order.

post #2406 of 4044

Agreed with Mikelap, I'd just buy a new high quality jack and either get it installed or do it yourself if you're handy.

post #2407 of 4044
I've been doing a lot of research in the past few months and decided in buying the d2000 when I finally had the money. Well I finally have the money to buy a pair but it looks like they're discontinued and out of stock everywhere except for amazon who has them for $500. Does anyone know where I can buy them for <$250 new? I'm so sad now.
post #2408 of 4044
Don't want to rain on your parade, but new for less than $250 I don't see happening. Check the for sale section here and buy some used ones.
post #2409 of 4044
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Originally Posted by dluu View Post

I've been doing a lot of research in the past few months and decided in buying the d2000 when I finally had the money. Well I finally have the money to buy a pair but it looks like they're discontinued and out of stock everywhere except for amazon who has them for $500. Does anyone know where I can buy them for <$250 new? I'm so sad now.

There is a Canadian site named CANUCK AUDIO MART on there someone from Ontario has a used pair for sale $240.00  check it out if your from that region.

post #2410 of 4044
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Originally Posted by CDewey View Post

Don't want to rain on your parade, but new for less than $250 I don't see happening. Check the for sale section here and buy some used ones for $250....
post #2411 of 4044
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Originally Posted by dluu View Post

I've been doing a lot of research in the past few months and decided in buying the d2000 when I finally had the money. Well I finally have the money to buy a pair but it looks like they're discontinued and out of stock everywhere except for amazon who has them for $500. Does anyone know where I can buy them for <$250 new? I'm so sad now.

Two years late to the party bro.

post #2412 of 4044
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Originally Posted by dluu View Post

I've been doing a lot of research in the past few months and decided in buying the d2000 when I finally had the money. Well I finally have the money to buy a pair but it looks like they're discontinued and out of stock everywhere except for amazon who has them for $500. Does anyone know where I can buy them for <$250 new? I'm so sad now.

 

 

Might as well pick up a pair of Mad Dogs now:

 

http://www.mrspeakers.com/Audiophile-fostex-t50rp-upgrades-mrspeakers-mad-dog

post #2413 of 4044

Head-Fier letting go of his pair of D2000s for $200+shipping, I'd act fast! Too bad I'm not in the market for these wonderful headphones.

http://www.head-fi.org/t/643812/fs-denon-ah-d2000

post #2414 of 4044

love my d2k, however, it was dead...now

post #2415 of 4044

I'm picking up a like new D5000 for $500 on sunday :D

Can't wait!!

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