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post #16 of 55
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Originally Posted by jpelg View Post
The pair of LA2000's I ordered in December (but later cancelled), with 7.5ft Jena cable & African Sepele mahogany earcups were around $1160 shipped. Different cable lengths, and wood materials will cause this to vary a bit (+ or -).
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Bojamijams,

Shahrose,

A whisker under $1200.
thanks guys. that's approaching HD800 territory, so that's what i think it should be compared to. but then again, it's closed, so a comparison with the ED9 and D7000 would perhaps be more appropriate.
post #17 of 55
I agree, Shahrose. Personally, I'd love to do a long comparo of the LA2000 vs ALO recabled UE9, as they're known for their bass response and both are closed. But having heard the LA2000 in person, I strongly suspect pitting the LA2000 vs the HD800 will be a fair dog fight - despite being closed, they sounded impressively 'open' and had that touch of 'airiness' to the sound. A great aural illusion...
post #18 of 55
Thread Starter 
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Originally Posted by Shahrose View Post
thanks guys. that's approaching HD800 territory, so that's what i think it should be compared to. but then again, it's closed, so a comparison with the ED9 and D7000 would perhaps be more appropriate.
HD800 - Rest assured that thought has already been thunk - and not just by me I'm sure - my pre-order is in.

I would love to have compared to Ed 9s but that would have cost me a ticket to (and a wait for) CanJam '09 and unfortunately I can't spare the vacation.

MarkL compares his cans with the stock Denons on his site. Again, had it been easy to arrange a comparative audition I would have but I took the leap of faith that a custom modder whose philosophy I completely bought into could create a better product than a volume manufacturer with pricepoints, dealer margins, advertizing costs etc to worry about. I mean just look at the packaging for the AH-D7000, how much do you think that costs? I am happy to say that I feel my leap of faith was justified in this instance.
post #19 of 55
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Originally Posted by struts View Post
HD800 - Rest assured that thought has already been thunk - and not just by me I'm sure - my pre-order is in.

I would loved to have compared to Ed 9s but that would have cost me a ticket to (and a wait for) CanJam '09 and unfortunately I can't spare the vacation.

MarkL compares his cans with the stock Denons on his site. Again, had it been easy to arrange a comparative audition I would have but I took the leap of faith that a custom modder whose philosophy I completely bought into could create a better product than a volume manufacturer with pricepoints, dealer margins, advertizing costs etc to worry about. I mean just look at the packaging for the AD7000, how much do you think that costs? I am happy to say that I feel my leap of faith was justified in this instance.
I sense a Swedish head-fi meet approaching at struts's place in Stockholm in march when HD800 are done cooking
post #20 of 55
struts, how about posting some pictures! Thanks.
post #21 of 55
Wondering if OP ever auditioned unmodded D2000, which can be had for a under $200?
post #22 of 55
Thread Starter 
Henmyr,

You know, if it meant I could finally get to audition all the 'phones I am dying to hear: Ed 9s, D7000s, R10s, Qualias, L3000s etc. (not to mention all the headphone amps) that wouldn't be a bad idea!

mrarroyo,

I'll see what I can do.

Andrew_WOT,

Nope.
post #23 of 55
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Originally Posted by Andrew_WOT View Post
Wondering if OP ever auditioned unmodded D2000, which can be had for a under $200?
Wow, I wonder where a deal like that could be found. Ive looked today and not seen anything that good, even eBay (at present).
post #24 of 55
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Just remembered that Mark sent me a couple of pictures of them before he shipped them which is great because it saves me the hassle of trying to find the sync cord for my strobe:
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post #25 of 55
Hmm...

Was it desired to have some of the pink Jena cable showing, or is that how MarkL does the sheathing? Personally I would want to avoid having a lot of (or really any) pink flashing around.

Looks great other than that. I've been contemplating when and how I can get my hands on a D2000 and the cash to have it modded, but I think it's going to be a while.
post #26 of 55
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I took the optional (at extra cost) sheathing to hide as much of the Jena as possible, but unfortunately that does not include the individual L and R forks above the split. The standard is the powder-puff pink, butt-naked Jena.
post #27 of 55
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Oops
post #28 of 55
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Originally Posted by Henmyr View Post
I sense a Swedish head-fi meet approaching at struts's place in Stockholm in march when HD800 are done cooking
Oh no, not in Stockholm... :>

We Swedes should have a headphone exchange program or something
It seems there is a very limited interest in headphones here...
post #29 of 55
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Actually, the more I think about it the more I like the idea, but I wonder if you're right, martook?

The upcoming Sheraton Show might be a good opportunity to meet up and depending on the level of support we might even be able to organize a small canjam..

I'll start a separate thread if I can work out where to put it...

Done here.
post #30 of 55
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Originally Posted by dBs View Post
Wow, I wonder where a deal like that could be found. Ive looked today and not seen anything that good, even eBay (at present).
Denon AH-D2000 - headphones - Ear-cup, Binaural
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