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post #3706 of 4946
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Originally Posted by cCasper TFG View Post

No, they don't sound similar to me at all really. The mids are so much better on the HE-400 but the bass and impact are better on the D2000. The treble of the HE-400 doesnt sound as sharp to me as my D2000 either.

Really? I thought the he-400 were much brighter and sibilant.
post #3707 of 4946

hello....

 

i need some advice from fellow denon d2000 users...

i've been using grado sr60 for many many years now... i'm going to upgrade, and my clear choice goes to shure 940 initially. but after reading some more and found out that everybody and their dogs and their dog's friends have issues about the headbands... i'm starting to look at other options as well...

 

for many reasons, my current situations will only allow me to have 1 pair of headphones for the foreseeable future. and this headphone will most likely be my only source of entertainment for the next 3 to 4 years (no TV no Games no Bluray, just this headphones / my old grado SR60 / and an audio player).

 

so this 1 headphone, i'm going to use this 1 headphone for a very long time. at the very minimum 3 and a half years, bordering 4 years.

 

so my consideration only comes to 2 things,

A) it has to be an upgrade in sound compared to my grado sr60

B) it have to last long (which i initially thought was a non-issue because of my daily-beaten yet still very much alive grado)

 

the headphones will be used specifically for these genres... (female vocals / indie folk / jazz / accoustics / strings). I've got an offer locally for a Denon D2000 for ~$410... but from the little i read about it, the D2000 is described as good with bass, but for everything else, the new D600 is an improvement. The D600 where i live is ~$470...

 

i can't really audition for it, so im relying on you guys fellow users... is Denon D2000 / D600 good for specifically the genres i listed...?

which one is better (considering the asking price as well....)

 

cheers...

post #3708 of 4946
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Originally Posted by rovopio View Post

hello....

i need some advice from fellow denon d2000 users...
i've been using grado sr60 for many many years now... i'm going to upgrade, and my clear choice goes to shure 940 initially. but after reading some more and found out that everybody and their dogs and their dog's friends have issues about the headbands... i'm starting to look at other options as well...

for many reasons, my current situations will only allow me to have 1 pair of headphones for the foreseeable future. and this headphone will most likely be my only source of entertainment for the next 3 to 4 years (no TV no Games no Bluray, just this headphones / my old grado SR60 / and an audio player).

so this 1 headphone, i'm going to use this 1 headphone for a very long time. at the very minimum 3 and a half years, bordering 4 years.

so my consideration only comes to 2 things,
A) it has to be an upgrade in sound compared to my grado sr60
B) it have to last long (which i initially thought was a non-issue because of my daily-beaten yet still very much alive grado)

the headphones will be used specifically for these genres... (female vocals / indie folk / jazz / accoustics / strings). I've got an offer locally for a Denon D2000 for ~$410... but from the little i read about it, the D2000 is described as good with bass, but for everything else, the new D600 is an improvement. The D600 where i live is ~$470...

i can't really audition for it, so im relying on you guys fellow users... is Denon D2000 / D600 good for specifically the genres i listed...?
which one is better (considering the asking price as well....)

cheers...

I'd skip out on both the d2000 and d600 for your situation.
post #3709 of 4946
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Originally Posted by rovopio View Post
 

hello....

 

i need some advice from fellow denon d2000 users...

i've been using grado sr60 for many many years now... i'm going to upgrade, and my clear choice goes to shure 940 initially. but after reading some more and found out that everybody and their dogs and their dog's friends have issues about the headbands... i'm starting to look at other options as well...

 

for many reasons, my current situations will only allow me to have 1 pair of headphones for the foreseeable future. and this headphone will most likely be my only source of entertainment for the next 3 to 4 years (no TV no Games no Bluray, just this headphones / my old grado SR60 / and an audio player).

 

so this 1 headphone, i'm going to use this 1 headphone for a very long time. at the very minimum 3 and a half years, bordering 4 years.

 

so my consideration only comes to 2 things,

A) it has to be an upgrade in sound compared to my grado sr60

B) it have to last long (which i initially thought was a non-issue because of my daily-beaten yet still very much alive grado)

 

the headphones will be used specifically for these genres... (female vocals / indie folk / jazz / accoustics / strings). I've got an offer locally for a Denon D2000 for ~$410... but from the little i read about it, the D2000 is described as good with bass, but for everything else, the new D600 is an improvement. The D600 where i live is ~$470...

 

i can't really audition for it, so im relying on you guys fellow users... is Denon D2000 / D600 good for specifically the genres i listed...?

which one is better (considering the asking price as well....)

 

cheers...

I'd probably go for the HE-400 over the D2000/D600 unless you absolutely need a closed back can. I can't attest to how well they stand up to abuse, but they seem solidly built if my HE-500 was any indication of build quality.. If you absolutely need a closed headphone, maybe try the M100 (mids are a little recessed but everything else is there) or the AKG K550 ( I haven't owned these personally, but most reviews I read say they perform decently and have pretty good build quality).

post #3710 of 4946
get ur self somethin like The Shure 840 Or sound magic hp 100 for good bassy all arounders
post #3711 of 4946

i mostly listen to local japanese jazz / japanese folk. but some western musics i listened to are slow club / ani di franco / frightened rabbit / rachael yamagata / mumford & sons (only the sigh no more song at 2:23), i think it's good for reference...

 

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Originally Posted by canuckavelli View Post


I'd skip out on both the d2000 and d600 for your situation.

 

thank you for the answer, it really helped.

 

any headphones you'd recommend that i should check out...?

 

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Originally Posted by cripple1 View Post
 

I'd probably go for the HE-400 over the D2000/D600 unless you absolutely need a closed back can. I can't attest to how well they stand up to abuse, but they seem solidly built if my HE-500 was any indication of build quality.. If you absolutely need a closed headphone, maybe try the M100 (mids are a little recessed but everything else is there) or the AKG K550 ( I haven't owned these personally, but most reviews I read say they perform decently and have pretty good build quality).

 

i see. thank you for the explanation. im going to use it normally so... anything that's better than shure 940 build-wise would be okay i guess. i read a couple of reviews in japanese about shure 940, and if we can break shure 940, then it'd be bad

 

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Originally Posted by Mshenay View Post

get ur self somethin like The Shure 840 Or sound magic hp 100 for good bassy all arounders

 

they dont have sound magic here and yeah shure 940 was my initial choice... i dont think i'll need bass.

 

 

do you guys listen to the same genres i listen to...?

how much was d2000 sold before it was discontinued....? is ~$410 a fair price for it...?

post #3712 of 4946
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Originally Posted by cripple1 View Post
 

I'd probably go for the HE-400 over the D2000/D600 unless you absolutely need a closed back can. I can't attest to how well they stand up to abuse, but they seem solidly built if my HE-500 was any indication of build quality.. If you absolutely need a closed headphone, maybe try the M100 (mids are a little recessed but everything else is there) or the AKG K550 ( I haven't owned these personally, but most reviews I read say they perform decently and have pretty good build quality).

 

I tried HE-400 twice, and hated it both times. Super heavy on the head, and very very huge, not comfortable and I could never get them to sit how I wanted. I wasn't impressed by the SQ either. Not sure about the rave reviews on here, but I was not a fan.

post #3713 of 4946
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Originally Posted by TWerk View Post
 

 

I tried HE-400 twice, and hated it both times. Super heavy on the head, and very very huge, not comfortable and I could never get them to sit how I wanted. I wasn't impressed by the SQ either. Not sure about the rave reviews on here, but I was not a fan.

The HE-500 didn't sound too great to me either, which is why I sold it, but the weight and fit were never a problem. That may just be me though. I own a LCD XC, and at 650g I am still able to wear them all day comfortably. Anyways, for what he want's, the HE-400 seemed like a fit to me. Hope he finds what he's looking for. I like the M100. It does surprisingly well with most of his mentioned genres, although the mids are bit recessed, as I said. They're also built like a tank and very compact.

post #3714 of 4946
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Originally Posted by cripple1 View Post
 

The HE-500 didn't sound too great to me either, which is why I sold it, but the weight and fit were never a problem. That may just be me though. I own a LCD XC, and at 650g I am still able to wear them all day comfortably. Anyways, for what he want's, the HE-400 seemed like a fit to me. Hope he finds what he's looking for. I like the M100. It does surprisingly well with most of his mentioned genres, although the mids are bit recessed, as I said. They're also built like a tank and very compact.

 

Well, M-100 and HE-400 are like complete polar opposites. One super portable and little leakage. The other, completely not portable and 500 percent leakage. 

Either way, I don't think HE-400 is the right way to go. Sometimes you just want to throw on a nice comfy headphone, rather than two bricks called "speakers".

post #3715 of 4946
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Originally Posted by TWerk View Post
 

 

Well, M-100 and HE-400 are like complete polar opposites. One super portable and little leakage. The other, completely not portable and 500 percent leakage. 

Either way, I don't think HE-400 is the right way to go. Sometimes you just want to throw on a nice comfy headphone, rather than two bricks called "speakers".

Yeah, I know they're both completely different. I threw them both out there because he didn't state whether he only wanted a closed can or not and because they both perform well, imo, with those genres, and they also have solid builds. He also didn't mention if he would need it portable, though I guess as his only source of entertainment he would want something easy to carry around. Lol. I should've read more into it rather than just focusing solely on the music aspect of his post. 

post #3716 of 4946
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Originally Posted by TWerk View Post
 

 

I tried HE-400 twice, and hated it both times. Super heavy on the head, and very very huge, not comfortable and I could never get them to sit how I wanted. I wasn't impressed by the SQ either. Not sure about the rave reviews on here, but I was not a fan.

The weight didn't bother me and my biggest issue witht he HE 400 was the Upper mids, aside from that it was pretty dope

 

the HE 4 is how ever an amazing headphone! 

 

It has the bass of my D2k and the Mids of my W1000x! 

post #3717 of 4946
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Originally Posted by Mshenay View Post
 

The weight didn't did bother me and my biggest issue with the HE 400 was the Upper mids everything, aside from that it was pretty dope ugly.

 

the HE 4 is how ever an amazing headphone! 

 

It has the bass of my D2k and the Mids of my W1000x! 

 

There, fixed it for you.


Edited by TWerk - 5/14/14 at 8:35pm
post #3718 of 4946
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Originally Posted by TWerk View Post
 

 

There, fixed it for you.

xD thanks for that, still though if you guys are in need for an open headphone, and you've got an amp pushing at least 2wpc the HE 4 is pretty freaking epic! All of the bass AWESOMENESS of the D2k [well my Modded Pair] with great mids, granted it lacks the rumble of a closed back but well it's my dedicated home headphone for a reason 

post #3719 of 4946
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Originally Posted by Mshenay View Post
 

xD thanks for that, still though if you guys are in need for an open headphone, and you've got an amp pushing at least 2wpc the HE 4 is pretty freaking epic! All of the bass AWESOMENESS of the D2k [well my Modded Pair] with great mids, granted it lacks the rumble of a closed back but well it's my dedicated home headphone for a reason 

 

I'll trust you on this, although I have a bad taste in my mouth based on my dislike of the HE-400.

post #3720 of 4946
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Originally Posted by Mshenay View Post
 

xD thanks for that, still though if you guys are in need for an open headphone, and you've got an amp pushing at least 2wpc the HE 4 is pretty freaking epic! All of the bass AWESOMENESS of the D2k [well my Modded Pair] with great mids, granted it lacks the rumble of a closed back but well it's my dedicated home headphone for a reason 

I might have to look into the HE-4... If I need rumble like that, I can always switch to my D2k with deep Cocobolo Rosewood cups.. Once cCasper TFG finishes recabling em and ships em to me. I can't wait to get those in my hands! But the HE-4 sounds promising and I DO want a planar open back can. The HE-500 was an all around disappointment for me..

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