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I wouldn't recommend silver cable for denons. it doesn't suit the semi-overwhelmed bass and sub bass

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I just ordered some Dynamat >:)

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Love my D5000's by now. Do wish they had a little more air to their signature (can a mod bring that to them?) What I'm really after is opinions and differences between D5000 vs Lawton modded D5000 vs TH-600. Anyone?

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Love my D5000's by now. Do wish they had a little more air to their signature (can a mod bring that to them?) What I'm really after is opinions and differences between D5000 vs Lawton modded D5000 vs TH-600. Anyone?

apparently the th600 sounds close to a D7000 not sure how a modded d7k compares to the Th 600
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apparently the th600 sounds close to a D7000 not sure how a modded d7k compares to the Th 600

 

Not sure you'll get any worthwhile impressions off the net for a comparison like that.  I've read everything from "the modded d7k's sound extremely close to the th900" to "the modded d7k's aren't even in the same league as the th900's".

 

Now I realize you're asking about the th600's, but I think for both of these headphones we're into the "personal preference" range.  Won't know till you try them yourself.

 

I personally choose to believe the people saying they aren't that far off from each other.  I have no first hand experience with the newer Fostex models, maybe someday, but it's not high on my list at the moment.

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apparently the th600 sounds close to a D7000 not sure how a modded d7k compares to the Th 600

 

Not sure you'll get any worthwhile impressions off the net for a comparison like that.  I've read everything from "the modded d7k's sound extremely close to the th900" to "the modded d7k's aren't even in the same league as the th900's".

 

Now I realize you're asking about the th600's, but I think for both of these headphones we're into the "personal preference" range.  Won't know till you try them yourself.

 

I personally choose to believe the people saying they aren't that far off from each other.  I have no first hand experience with the newer Fostex models, maybe someday, but it's not high on my list at the moment.

 

Appreciate your responses. It goes without saying that in the end one has to try any gear for himself to know what it's all about. Worthwhile impressions are ofcourse worthwhile if there's someone who has heard the hardware. Gotta start there :)

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double post. forum posting hiccups anyone?
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Appreciate your responses. It goes without saying that in the end one has to try any gear for himself to know what it's all about. Worthwhile impressions are ofcourse worthwhile if there's someone who has heard the hardware. Gotta start there :)

 

Yeah of course.  Was just saying that I've heard people give polar opposite opinions to that exact question.

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Ait. Thanks for clarifying. Curiosity level slightly increased. Oregonian maybe?
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Ait. Thanks for clarifying. Curiosity level slightly increased. Oregonian maybe?

To my 52 year old ears, the TH600 and my Lawton modded D7000 were basically clones of each other. Now I have a stock TH900 other than it having a Q French silk cable swapped in, and to be honest I can't tell much difference over my D7000.

Maybe to a golden ears there would be a difference, but for me out of a vintage amp fed by a nice Yamaha CD player they all sounded amazing.
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To my 52 year old ears, the TH600 and my Lawton modded D7000 were basically clones of each other. Now I have a stock TH900 other than it having a Q French silk cable swapped in, and to be honest I can't tell much difference over my D7000.

Maybe to a golden ears there would be a difference, but for me out of a vintage amp fed by a nice Yamaha CD player they all sounded amazing.

ooh I think I know who's TH900 you got, and congrats on that buy! I think I'd rather have a TH 900 over the D7k. Leave my D2k as the for ever portable Bass Child, and one day get a nice TH900 for at home. Might do the very same with my W1000x, use her for at home once I find something wood back to upgrade her with... might look into the W5000

 

Either way, My d2k should be here ANY day... still no word from Martin though as the Headphone should have arrived by now :/ 

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Ait. Thanks for clarifying. Curiosity level slightly increased. Oregonian maybe?


To my 52 year old ears, the TH600 and my Lawton modded D7000 were basically clones of each other. Now I have a stock TH900 other than it having a Q French silk cable swapped in, and to be honest I can't tell much difference over my D7000.



Maybe to a golden ears there would be a difference, but for me out of a vintage amp fed by a nice Yamaha CD player they all sounded amazing.

 

Nice. If they were very similar to your ears I'm one small step closer to a TH-600. Want to pit it against the D5000.
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Ait. Thanks for clarifying. Curiosity level slightly increased. Oregonian maybe?


To my 52 year old ears, the TH600 and my Lawton modded D7000 were basically clones of each other. Now I have a stock TH900 other than it having a Q French silk cable swapped in, and to be honest I can't tell much difference over my D7000.



Maybe to a golden ears there would be a difference, but for me out of a vintage amp fed by a nice Yamaha CD player they all sounded amazing.

 

Nice. If they were very similar to your ears I'm one small step closer to a TH-600. Want to pit it against the D5000.

I think honestly, the D5000k even modded, isn't going to compete with a TH 600. Again I've never heard either but looking at the hard data, the D7k is a CLEAR upgade to the D5, we can assume the TH 600 is at least on par with Stock D7, assuming the price and initial impressions. But again I've never heard it so don't quote me on nothing... still While I'd rather take a D7k over an TH 600 [wood over metal in terms of looks] I think I'll personally just enjoy my D2k until I can try a LCD XC or TH 900

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I think honestly, the D5000k even modded, isn't going to compete with a TH 600. Again I've never heard either but looking at the hard data, the D7k is a CLEAR upgade to the D5, we can assume the TH 600 is at least on par with Stock D7, assuming the price and initial impressions. But again I've never heard it so don't quote me on nothing... still While I'd rather take a D7k over an TH 600 [wood over metal in terms of looks] I think I'll personally just enjoy my D2k until I can try a LCD XC or TH 900

Sorry to quote you after you asked not to, but .............
 As an owner(former of the D2k)of all three, all three being stock,  D5k is pretty darn good. The D7k is bit more refined but there is not a substantial as a gap between the 5 and the 7 as there is between the 2 and the 5. You can look at hard data all day, but to my ears the 5k(stock) has the biggest sub bass of the three and was very good for its price point back when I bought it.  I had extreme buyers remorse when I purchased the D7k, but that changed after the Lawton mod(and my taste changed). If you prefer a more U shaped sound the D5k is excellent, it is not as extreme as the 2k, but it is still bassy and bright.

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Sorry to quote you after you asked not to, but .............
 As an owner(former of the D2k)of all three, all three being stock,  D5k is pretty darn good. The D7k is bit more refined but there is not a substantial as a gap between the 5 and the 7 as there is between the 2 and the 5. You can look at hard data all day, but to my ears the 5k(stock) has the biggest sub bass of the three and was very good for its price point back when I bought it.  I had extreme buyers remorse when I purchased the D7k, but that changed after the Lawton mod(and my taste changed). If you prefer a more U shaped sound the D5k is excellent, it is not as extreme as the 2k, but it is still bassy and bright.

Orgeion, feels the D2k with only a Wood Back and a Driver mod is on par with a D5k+ Custom Wood Back [no dampens]

 

Not saying the D5k is bad, but for the price I'd rather get and mod a D2k [which I did] or save up for a D7k

 

ALthough honestly... if your lucky you can find a fully modded D5k [stock wood cups] about about $100 more than the D2k... which once I get new pads for my D2k it'll only be about $50 cheaper than getting a modded D5k lol. Still I was concerned that is had the biggest sub bass... I went with the D2k to get a smidge less bass an mo treble. We shall see how the mids fair... honestly the Fully Modded D2k on it's WORSE day can't be as bad for upper mids as the HE 400 was >.> dat SCOOP

 

and for home use the HE 400 was GLORIOUS but I need a portable bass heavy headphone... which the HE 400 didn't lend well to [simply because it's open and I don't have EQ on my portable rig]

 

Still truth be told. I paid $200+ a Stock HE 400 for my Custom Wood Backed D2k [it has a D7k Cable as well] so seeing as I paid $300 cash for my HE 400 it cost me about $500... but I suppose the mere fact that I traded has saved me some money in the long run... ish

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