Let's keep this thread moving!
I got my D7000 three weeks ago in a trade for an Ultrasone Sig Pro - yes, I feel I did good. It was a fair trade but I much prefer the D7000's. Listened to them for a few days and having experienced the Lawton mods on my D2000's, felt the bass was a bit loose on the D7K, so off to Mark Lawton they went. Had him do the damping mod and add the angle pads, got the phones back last Thursday. Have not been able to put them down since. These phones are flat amazing in all aspects but now the bass is just incredible. And the comfort! Well, compared to the Sig Pro there is no comparison. These I can leave on for hours.
The difference versus stock is too much to explain and I know this isn't a Lawton mod thread but in my case and my opinion it made these phones go from great to amazing. Well worth the $ to me, and now feel like I have my ultimate headphone. Compared to my D2000, it is for sure better - not a huge improvement but nonetheless better. Now I can bring my D2000's to work and keep the D7000's at home at one listening station, with the D600's for home office duty.
I like Denon's by the way.
Oh, and I drive them most of the time with vintage integrated amps or receivers (Pioneer Spec 1 pre/Spec 2 amp, Pioneer SA-7500MKII and Kenwood KA-5700 amps) and love the sound. As someone brought up earlier, I pay no attention to the ohm resistance issue, even if it truly matters, I have my gear to use and I use it as is. In other words, I don't worry about any "mismatches".
Edited by Oregonian - 7/17/13 at 7:34am