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post #91 of 522
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Originally Posted by orkney View Post
Yes. I'd say. They seem to push the high mids a little further to the front of the mix than do the HD600s or 650s. Despite all the Senn comparisons, I'd actually describe these as more RS1-like than Senn-like. Pace, bass and fun-factor loom large with these phones, and they share the Grados' ability to sound decent out of even very modest setups, unlike the 600/650. I may actually part with my non-vintage RS1s in favour of these Denons (minimize...minimize...).

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This is just what I wanted to hear. I enjoy the HD600's tone and find them good for a variety of classical music pieces, where they produce a very beautiful sound, but they just don't have that bite I need for other genres. I also find it annoying how sometimes the background singers can be louder than the main singer. Some of it may be due to my set-up, as I've heard the EF1 pairs better with low impedance headphones. I'm keeping the HD600s around, as they do have very enjoyable qualities.
post #92 of 522
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Originally Posted by lmilhan View Post
For your ears sake, I am praying that they let too much noise in, and that you don't mean that they leaked too much noise out. Because if you are listening at volumes high enough that enables someone siting next to you to hear music leaking from a pair of D5000s, you are listening WAY too loud, and WILL destroy your hearing.

P.S. They are SO worth it.
Maybe D5k have better isolation than D7k? I can easily hear the music when the person sitting next to me is listening a D7k, in a quite place - 60% laptop volume with no amp. I did an experiment just to test the isolation...at 60%, I can still hear the bits...not the words... at 90% I can hear the music from 3 meters away.

The sound is leaking...certainly not as good as Audio Technicas in terms or isolation...
post #93 of 522
Well I just got my D7000's from the UPS guy today. I must say these things are simply beautiful. I will enjoy just looking at them if nothing else. I haven't had time to listen to them yet. More later...
post #94 of 522
Did you order yours off of jr.com?
post #95 of 522
No through Amazon/Etronics. Go back in this thread to page 2 post 21 or 22. Taikero posted a link. That's where I got mine. same price as listed there also.
post #96 of 522
That's a pretty awesome deal. Mine are still backordered from jr.com. Hope you enjoy them!
post #97 of 522
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Enjoying my pair right now.
post #98 of 522
I just plugged em up through my old Yamaha CD player's HP jack. My Woo WA6 is on the way back from Woo Audio. I got the PDPS and some new tubes.
I must admit, on first quick listen they sound quite good. I'm going to let them burn in a little before I make any real judgements. Plus, the Yamaha is not a REAL good sounding HP source.
post #99 of 522
Congrats on receiving your D7000 Fido. Can't wait to hear your impressions. I'm curious how well they react to good tube amps. (I'm all ss here at the moment )
post #100 of 522
Yes I will give a little report. They don't even have an hour on them yet but listening to Grateful Dead's Shakedown Street on HDCD through an old and not great sounding Yamaha CD jack they sound stunning. Very studio sounding or more like real monitors or speakers. Deep tight bass very realistic. Forward sounding mids, which I like. So....so far all thumbs up!!
post #101 of 522
I'm very glad to hear about the forward mids.
post #102 of 522

Crazy Fingers!

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Originally Posted by Fido2 View Post
Yes I will give a little report. They don't even have an hour on them yet but listening to Grateful Dead's Shakedown Street on HDCD through an old and not great sounding Yamaha CD jack they sound stunning. Very studio sounding or more like real monitors or speakers. Deep tight bass very realistic. Forward sounding mids, which I like. So....so far all thumbs up!!
Cool! Glad to hear they arrived safely and the sound sig is agreeable. Nice album, too. I do not have the Shakedown Street HDCD, but you put me in the mood and I am bouncing along at the moment to my Blues for Allah HDCD, which also sounds stunning as well . Shows off the separation and transparency nicely. I will definitely get that Shakedown Street HDCD too. Are all their albums out on HDCD? I would like to beef up that part of my collection. Those two plus Terrapin Station and Dead Set are my favorites. I was certainly too young for their heyday but I managed to see them about half a dozen times during their MTV period in the late '80s. One-of-a-kind good fun.

Moved onto Dead Set now... I think the D7000s do percussion very very well. I will be the hi-def version of Rhythm Devils will be very nice.
post #103 of 522
Hi guys. Always been a lurker but I really need some advice. Just ordered the D7000s. Now I need advice for buying an amplifier. Right now I have a Denon receiver but I'd like to get the most out of the D7000s. So here are my questions.
1. What amplifier would you guys buy on a budget of 150-300?
2. Is that all I'd need to buy? (will my cd player hook directly to the amp?)
3. If I waited 6 months to purchase an amp, how will the D7000s sound through my Denon receiver? I know it won't be wonderful, but is it listenable?
Any replies will be greatly appreciated.
Thanks
post #104 of 522
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Originally Posted by mmercer13 View Post
1. What amplifier would you guys buy on a budget of 150-300?
2. Is that all I'd need to buy? (will my cd player hook directly to the amp?)
3. If I waited 6 months to purchase an amp, how will the D7000s sound through my Denon receiver? I know it won't be wonderful, but is it listenable?
Any replies will be greatly appreciated.
Thanks
1) lots to choose from, but I think my Headroom Micro Amp ($333) works great with the Denons.
2) Yes
3) It will be quite listenable. Don't let people scare you away from enjoying the D7000 plugged straight into a receiver. That's the way I enjoy movies (taking advantage of the receiver's headphone surround mode), and I find the Denon D2000/D5000 to be still enjoyable and dynamic. I'd expect the same with the D7000.
post #105 of 522
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Originally Posted by mmercer13 View Post
1. What amplifier would you guys buy on a budget of 150-300?
Head-Direct EF1 ($299) is very good with the Denons.
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