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Originally Posted by Mshenay View Post
 

More than likely, since I have a balanced splitter now I'll b keeping my D2k as well lol, it's a perfect buddy headphone, as the sound is just enjoyable, farmillar and yet new to a lot of my friends. 

 

More like it's a perfect gateway drug for your buddies

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Anyone know why Denon discontinued DxK line ? (!) They must have had a fierce following after release and it seems they handed the 'money bag' to Fostex by killing the line-up.

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Who knows man. They're awesome cans.

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Anyone know why Denon discontinued DxK line ? (!) They must have had a fierce following after release and it seems they handed the 'money bag' to Fostex by killing the line-up.

The contract was ended or was terminated for some unknown (to us) reason with Foster, who was building the headphones for them. As you know the TH600 and 900 are the same chassis as the early Denon line. Wish we really knew the inside story but someone likely got fired for that decision.

I keep waiting for the next evolution from Denon........
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The contract was ended or was terminated for some unknown (to us) reason with Foster, who was building the headphones for them. As you know the TH600 and 900 are the same chassis as the early Denon line. Wish we really knew the inside story but someone likely got fired for that decision.

I keep waiting for the next evolution from Denon........

for realz 

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Originally Posted by Oregonian View Post


The contract was ended or was terminated for some unknown (to us) reason with Foster, who was building the headphones for them. As you know the TH600 and 900 are the same chassis as the early Denon line. Wish we really knew the inside story but someone likely got fired for that decision.

I keep waiting for the next evolution from Denon........


No one really seems to know what happened. Foster has the D2000 and D5000 still listed in their 2014 OEM line but so far they have not found a worthy partner or potential partners did not like their conditions for distribution. There is still hope these models will reappear in the market one day.

Btw. those guys at Foster seem to ignore all emails with questions regarding their OEM D2000 and D5000.

 

Foster's OEM headphone catalogue 2014:

http://www.foster-electric.com/products/pdf/headphones.pdf

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I keep waiting for the next evolution from Denon........

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Foster's OEM headphone catalogue 2014:

http://www.foster-electric.com/products/pdf/headphones.pdf

what is this? are those things available for sale?

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what is this? are those things available for sale?

 

No they are not. Companies can buy headphones from Foster and sell them under their own brand. That's what Denon did and those models (better known as D2000 and D5000) were sold exclusively sold to Denon.

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No they are not. Companies can buy headphones from Foster and sell them under their own brand. That's what Denon did and those models (better known as D2000 and D5000) were sold exclusively sold to Denon.


Let's incorporate ourselves and start selling them!  LLC time..................

post #3880 of 4048
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No they are not. Companies can buy headphones from Foster and sell them under their own brand. That's what Denon did and those models (better known as D2000 and D5000) were sold exclusively sold to Denon.

ooooh... I'd pay good money to see Audio Technica reboot the D2k with their own sound tuneing and wood back 

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Let's incorporate ourselves and start selling them!  LLC time..................


Foster is a big fish and only signs deals with companies that order in high quantities and have a worldwide distribution network. Afaik Foster is the main maker of earphones that come with Apple's devices ! My guess is they will never deal with small companies because they don't have to.

If you are capable of buying at least 5000 D2000s and 5000 D5000s a year they might consider talking to you :wink: 


Edited by zachgraz - 6/27/14 at 2:40pm
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Originally Posted by Mshenay View Post
 

ooooh... I'd pay good money to see Audio Technica reboot the D2k with their own sound tuneing and wood back 

 

This would be very interesting to see..

post #3883 of 4048
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Originally Posted by cCasper TFG View Post
 

I'm thinking about doing the same thing to my T50RP. I'd use it more if the headband wouldn't hurt my head so much.

 

 

 

My MDs were very comfortable...

 

 

 

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I don't have the additional padding between the headband and my head though. 

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Originally Posted by cCasper TFG View Post
 

I don't have the additional padding between the headband and my head though. 

 

 

 

You need to buy a Leather Comfort Head-Strap ($20) from ebay and a Beyerdynamic replacement headband pad ($10 to $20).   For around $30 you can have a super comfy headphone.

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