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Originally Posted by Oregonian View Post


Martin said he has been in touch with someone from overseas. That you?

By the way, I acquired a D5000 today with Martins Bolivian Rosewood cups.........oh man is it gorgeous, as is the sound. Put a pair of J$ leather pads I got recently on it and just kicked up the bass tightness even more. Pics coming when I get to my computer.

 

Dude. Pics. Now.

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Originally Posted by White Lotus View Post
 

 

Dude. Pics. Now.

Here's them side by side with my D7000 and a link to Martin's Custom Audio highlight story on these headphones when they were built last year.  http://www.martincustomaudio.com/2012/10/bolivian-rosewood-d5000-cups.html#comment-form

 

They look better in person.  And after hearing the J$ pads on them for a few hours, I'm quite impressed.  They are very close to my D7000's but better looking.  :D

 


Edited by Oregonian - 9/20/13 at 9:00pm
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Dude. Awesome. 

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Here's them side by side with my D7000 and a link to Martin's Custom Audio highlight story on these headphones when they were built last year.  http://www.martincustomaudio.com/2012/10/bolivian-rosewood-d5000-cups.html#comment-form

 

They look better in person.  And after hearing the J$ pads on them for a few hours, I'm quite impressed.  They are very close to my D7000's but better looking.  :D

 

 

woww.. Thats a piece of headphone !

Its been a while since last my encounter but first of all thanks to you to remind me how enjoyable the D2000 sound is. Now I'm back and forth between Mad Dog, D2000, and others headphones :D

Looking forward to apply the mod on my D2000.

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Swapped a pair of Alpha pads on the D5000's and like them even more than the J$ pads.
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Originally Posted by georgelai57 View Post

My ears aren't that golden for the full Lawton works. I'd consider their ear pads if $60
Out of the blue, a fellow head-fier in the same country contacted me and I bought his one month old Lawtons for USD65. What a nice gesture. It would have cost me USD114 to ship to Singapore.
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Phones or pads or the damping kit? biggrin.gif
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Phones or pads or the damping kit? biggrin.gif
Oops. Just the pads.

In your earlier post you said you put the Alpha Pads on the D7000. Was the plastic ring still able to clip on after that? Because even with the Lawton angled pads they are a little bit thicker so you have to use a bit more pressure to clip the ring back on.
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These are Lawton  Audio's Waterfall Bubinga cups with his pads and mod

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Originally Posted by georgelai57 View Post

Oops. Just the pads.

In your earlier post you said you put the Alpha Pads on the D7000. Was the plastic ring still able to clip on after that? Because even with the Lawton angled pads they are a little bit thicker so you have to use a bit more pressure to clip the ring back on.

Yes, ring fit just fine,
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These are Lawton  Audio's Waterfall Bubinga cups with his pads and mod


Beautiful. How's the sound compared to stock?
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I owned a D2000 for several months, then bought a AH-D5000 and have owned them for a few months. I have to disagree with some of the comments regarding bass differences. The D2000 had more bass slam, and depth. The D5000 has a warmer midrange (which is welcome) and a more relaxed treble - also welcome. But I do miss the bass impact of the D2K. What I don't miss is the hard treble and sometimes grainy sound. 

 

I also have a pair of Audeze LCD-2 version 2. These are much better for good quality recordings and real music, and still do well with MP3 of various genres. 

 

However, I haven't yet let go of the Denon D5k because I like their ease of use, their comfort, their portability, and their ability to enjoy a listen with just an iPod or Smartphone.

 

Eg. I went to Fiji for a holiday and took the Denon. Amp not essential. Smaller. Lighter. Easier.

 

For proper listening, the DAC & Amplifier are used to kick the LCD2 to life.

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Beautiful. How's the sound compared to stock?

 

From what i remember because its been a while bass is tighter more contained but still thumps away thats all i remember i guess thats what struck me at first and these days i am more into the Senns HD800  sorry cant have a better description for you .

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The D2000 had more bass slam, and depth. The D5000 has a warmer midrange (which is welcome) and a more relaxed treble - also welcome. But I do miss the bass impact of the D2K. 


Aren't they exactly the same apart from the cups?

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Aren't they exactly the same apart from the cups?

Innerfidelity discovered that the part number stamped on the drivers is the same. However, as a whole, the D2000 sub-bass is more prominent and perhaps ear shaking and addictive, but the D5000 is perhaps better in every other way besides spaciousness, thought the D5000 is perhaps more natural sounding. I agree on all points by elmura.

No idea if the difference is caused by the different material or if its the different internal volume or shape of the cups.

The D2000 has a bit of ringing at 4KHz according to Golden Ears though.
Edited by namaiki - 9/23/13 at 7:07am
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