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post #122 of 522
It's looking real tempting to cancel at J&R and go order from there, but I think I'll just wait it out.
post #123 of 522
So, how are the pads supposed to be situated on these things? Is the thicker part supposed to be on the back part of your ear or the front part?
post #124 of 522
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So, how are the pads supposed to be situated on these things? Is the thicker part supposed to be on the back part of your ear or the front part?
Thicker part to behind / back of ear.
post #125 of 522
You know, I just gave mine a solid look-over on the ear pads...and you're right, they're two separate sizes and stitching styles (not stitched in the same spots on the leather, I mean). Wild. They might be going back to Denon for another pair.
post #126 of 522
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Sweet. So these are your new 'primary headphones'?
Yup, easily. The Stax are now in a box, in the closet with the rest of the headphones.
post #127 of 522
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Originally Posted by KevM2 View Post
It's looking real tempting to cancel at J&R and go order from there, but I think I'll just wait it out.
You are a stronger man than me.

"So, how are the pads supposed to be situated on these things? Is the thicker part supposed to be on the back part of your ear or the front part?"

They also have a small "L" or "R" on the respective corresponding side.
post #128 of 522
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They also have a small "L" or "R" on the respective corresponding side.
True, but the Pads are capable of spinning around so that the thick part of the pad can end up in the front of your ear, even with placing the headphones on your head according to the "L" and "R" indicators.
post #129 of 522
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True, but the Pads are capable of spinning around so that the thick part of the pad can end up in the front of your ear, even with placing the headphones on your head according to the "L" and "R" indicators.
Aaaahhhh...see, this D7000 rookie just learned something...lol...thanks Imilhan
post #130 of 522
Problems that I have with the D7000: midrange is a bit lean, like the K701, but even more thin; a bit too much treble and bass - this headphone obviously has a v-shaped frequency response.

The thing is, those problems don't bother me too much because I am enjoying the hell out of the sound. The bass gives music a good foundation and the treble adds to clarity, and the overall fun of the sound makes me somehow forgive the thin mids (the K701 is not fun, IMO).

I imagine that the D7000, once it becomes more familiar to people on here, will become looked down upon by many of the experienced head-fiers. The sound signature is just too v-shaped and "clubby" (focusing on fun, "wow" sound instead of accuracy or controlled refinement) as someone said of the D5000. The D7000 would be a great headphone for someone starting out in Hi-Fi, given that. I think my tastes are immature enough for it to become my reference, though - its sound signature just makes me enjoy music; screw accuracy, this is fun!
post #131 of 522
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Originally Posted by ferraro25 View Post
Problems that I have with the D7000: midrange is a bit lean, like the K701, but even more thin; a bit too much treble and bass - this headphone obviously has a v-shaped frequency response.

The thing is, those problems don't bother me too much because I am enjoying the hell out of the sound. The bass gives music a good foundation and the treble adds to clarity, and the overall fun of the sound makes me somehow forgive the thin mids (the K701 is not fun, IMO).

I imagine that the D7000, once it becomes more familiar to people on here, will become looked down upon by many of the experienced head-fiers. The sound signature is just too v-shaped and "clubby" (focusing on fun, "wow" sound instead of accuracy or controlled refinement) as someone said of the D5000. The D7000 would be a great headphone for someone starting out in Hi-Fi, given that. I think my tastes are immature enough for it to become my reference, though - its sound signature just makes me enjoy music; screw accuracy, this is fun!
I love comments like these because it just reinforces to me how different everybody's ears are. I don't find the mids thin at all, and especially don't find it a bass-y headphone. I do hear some treble emphasis, though, but it could be my source material.
post #132 of 522
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Originally Posted by ferraro25 View Post
Problems that I have with the D7000: midrange is a bit lean, like the K701, but even more thin; a bit too much treble and bass - this headphone obviously has a v-shaped frequency response.

The thing is, those problems don't bother me too much because I am enjoying the hell out of the sound. The bass gives music a good foundation and the treble adds to clarity, and the overall fun of the sound makes me somehow forgive the thin mids (the K701 is not fun, IMO).

I imagine that the D7000, once it becomes more familiar to people on here, will become looked down upon by many of the experienced head-fiers. The sound signature is just too v-shaped and "clubby" (focusing on fun, "wow" sound instead of accuracy or controlled refinement) as someone said of the D5000. The D7000 would be a great headphone for someone starting out in Hi-Fi, given that. I think my tastes are immature enough for it to become my reference, though - its sound signature just makes me enjoy music; screw accuracy, this is fun!
Honestly, that's what it's all about: How much your own ears enjoy the sound. I'm not going to dump tons of money into headphones and equipment just to have phones with a flat frequency response graph. I can't wait to check it out. Supposedly J&R will be getting a new shipment in next week.
post #133 of 522
To add to my last comments in this thread.

Accurate or not, thin mids or not, etc., the D7000 is unlike any other headphone I've heard so far. It gives me what I want out of music. This is so close to perfection for me, but I had no idea - I was looking for "neutrality." Neutrality, as defined here at head-fi, is worthless to me after listening to the D7000. Neutrality to me means: boring, uninvolving, bassless, beatless, emotionless.

My recommendation to someone starting out in quality headphones who wants to be involved in the music he is listening to: buy the Denon AH-D7000 and a HeadRoom Total AirHead, and be done with it before you really start.

Bye.
post #134 of 522
Different equipment yields different sound signature. Try another source, amp, cable, power and any one can change your opinion. Just say, "To my ears in this setup, the mids seem thin." If the majority agrees, with the various setups out there, then you are probably correct.

If not, it's just your opinion!

Cheers.
post #135 of 522
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To add to my last comments in this thread.

Accurate or not, thin mids or not, etc... Neutrality to me means: boring, uninvolving, bassless, beatless, emotionless.

My recommendation to someone starting out in quality headphones who wants to be involved in the music he is listening to: buy the Denon AH-D7000 and a HeadRoom Total AirHead, and be done with it before you really start.
Agreed on both points.
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