FIRST DAY INSIDE THE D7000; FIRST TIME POSTER!
I just jumped from the D2000s today simply because I got the D7000s for $450 on craigslist. Feeling pretty fortunate about getting them at that price.
Probably helps that I've started listening to EDM first (amazing!), although I did throw some Deftones (white pony) action at them and was thrilled.
Anyway, I loved my D2000s but am, of course, having very much fun with these.
It's the same story for me. My D2000s kept breaking (the aluminum pin connecting the cups to the headband kept snapping right under the hex-nut), and here in Norway you are entitled to a brand new identical product or full refund if your product has the same fault three times within the warranty period. As that line of products is now discontinued (and replaced with a new line I absolutely detest) they could not get me a new pair. Lucily, a store in the same chain still had a demo-used D7000 I could get at a 25% priced reduction. Coupled with the refund from the D2000s and the fact that this would be the last pair of D7000s ever to be sold with a complete warranty in Norway it was a no-brainer. I also bought four replacement aluminum pins, just in case I would need them after Denon stopped producing more. Hopefully I'll never need them.
Shortly before my D2000s broke the last time I got a Cambridge DacMagic Plus, and it's doing wonders for my D7000. I realize the D7000 could benefit greatly from an even better DAC and/or amp, but since Norway is such a small country this is just about the best amp available in a store. Also, I knind of blew my budget getting the cans...
My current impression with the Denon AH-D7000 is that they're just excellent. The difference from the D2000s wasn't that big on my Colorfly C4 Pro portable player, but with the DacMagic Plus it's another story alltogether. The bass and general control the D7000s exhibit is simply marvelous. My friend bought a pair of D5000s about six months ago, and we're both looking forward to a comparison session with the DacMagic Plus.
I found that Yello sounds especially good with this headset, and particularly Desert Inn from the album Stella, and Rubberbandman from Baby.
I mostly listen to metal, but since most metal is rather poorly recorded and mixed I don't feel that it makes the D7000s sound as good as they actually are. I would very much appreciate any tips on well produced and well mixed metal, regardless of sub-genre.
Also: I'm new to Head-Fi, so be gentle with me; it's my first time.