Sorry the response being late. The post was one hour past mid-night for us
> <edit>I guess you can't write words with the letter s. h. i. and t. in them </edit>
LOL, Yes this forum software does not accept such four letter words. This is inconvenient for entering Japanese names at times.
> Off topic, but you have cool hair!
Sorry this is not mine
> Did they fix the screw issue?
I am not so sure but the sales material states D7000 employs a twist-resistant cable.
> How about the issue with the pivot joints failing and the cups falling off the headband?
I do not know that, sorry. But I think most parts are almost same to D5000 except pads or housings.
> How is the bass compared to D5000? (talking about which one have most bass, is it more tight or more boomy?). Is the bass deeper too?
I did not feel the bass is overwhelming nor pronounced. I just felt it's huge and deeper rather. The overall balance was not bad, not to say dead flat.
> Do you know if the cans you tried had some burn-in?
Not sure, but I think it was not burnt in.
> do you think the overall dark sound comes from the bass excess or for the treble being a bit more recessed than on the D5000?
In my opinion, it is come from stronger magnets. It lowered the efficiency I think. Treble is not recessed nor rolled off I think. Highs are good.
> Slightly forward and laid back at the same time??
I felt it as laid back mainly, far from my ears. It was not a front row sound.
> Are the ear pads still synthetic, or do did they move up to real leather?
I think it is not real leather but I am not exactly sure.
It is fairly comfortable anyway.
> Does it have the "boringness" of the Senns?
I use Senn for overall darker impression but the D7000 is lively and not slow cans I think.