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After the purchase of D7000, I am going to sell my recabled DT880, I will miss you........frown.gif

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How come you are selling them? Just trying to fund the D7000? If so they do sound nice.
 

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After the purchase of D7000, I am going to sell my recabled DT880, I will miss you........frown.gif

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I got a D7000 already. I am in love with Denon again since the purchase of A100. I may send the D7K to you for recabling later. 
 

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How come you are selling them? Just trying to fund the D7000? If so they do sound nice.
 

 

 

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The D7K is one of the most ridiculous sounding "better" cans existing IMO. Everybody can simulate its sound sig, just push up the 100 hz bar by 15-20 dB and leave the rest untouched. I'd rather listen to a PX100...

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Nico: party-pooping since February 2005. biggrin.gif

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Originally Posted by nickchen View Post

The D7K is one of the most ridiculous sounding "better" cans existing IMO. Everybody can simulate its sound sig, just push up the 100 hz bar by 15-20 dB and leave the rest untouched. I'd rather listen to a PX100...


Whoa ! That's just plain mean. rolleyes.gif

 

The D7k has a wonderful sound, especially when paired with the right source. It may not be to your tastes, but man...

 

shane
 

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Have always been interested in the D7000, after a very positive but short-lived experience with the D5000 (unemployment prompted the selling of them).  The latter have been my favorite closed headphones to date.  If the D7000 represent an overall improvement/refinement of the D5000, I'm in!

 

That said, I think very few products out there can rival the DT880/600 for their transparency, though, and the ease, exactitude and promptness with which they propagate musical detail.  : )

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If the D7000 represent an overall improvement/refinement of the D5000, I'm in!

 

It definetely is.

 

The resolution is better, the soundscape is nice, the mids & treble mixture is one of the best I've heared from a closed can until now. Too bad they fucked up the bass section, that is almost 150% bass amount of D2K/D5K. And it's definetely not of the "audiophile" snappy multilayer sort we admire so much in the new Beyer 600 ohm product line.


Edited by nickchen - 11/17/10 at 12:18pm
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I prefer the D7000 to the D5000 as the D5000, to my ears, has muddy and slightly bloated sounding bass while having a thinner midrange and slightly tin like highs (IMO of course, that's how it sounded on my ROC).

 

The D7000 has a very tight sounding bass and has a little bit more impact with very buttery treble and just a nice lush midrange. I also noticed it to have a bigger soundstage along with a lot more detail and resolving capabilities. Both are definitely nowhere near neutral, but that's fine by me. I like the sound of the D7000, it's just I can not justify the price of the D7000 in price-to-performance.

 

On a side note though when I balanced a friends D5000 it greatly helped the bass and clarity. Also the treble became smoother and the overall sound become more refined. I also balanced another friends D7000 and the bass tightened up even more and the same improvements followed.

 

If you guys are looking for a good amp for them, look into the Audio-GD ROC. It made them sound much better than what the X-CanV8P did. No doubt the V8P can drive them with great ease, but the ROC just makes them sound smoother. When I powered them out of my DAC25.2, they became very thin sounding with harsh treble. Both the D5000 and D7000 need strong amping IMO to really open up and shine.


Edited by Zombie_X - 11/18/10 at 4:22pm
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Yes, the D7k needs a good amp to really shine. And I really feel that a good to very good SS amp has amazing synergy. My DAC1-Pre and D7k is a truly amazing combo.

I couldn't tolerate the D5k because of the flabby, bloated bass. It overpowered everything else, and what it killed was actually very nice.

The D7k with good SS power behind them really shine. The bass is near perfect (tight and quick) and the rest of the sound is lush, rich and sonorous. As Zombie_X said... they're not neutral. They are to the warm side, but they are clear and clean and bright enough. I don't find them dark like the HD600. Nothing muddy about them. To me, their slight warmth adds a realism and an acoustic quality that the DT880/600 just can't match.

 

But that's OK. The DT880/600 is amazing in it's own right and I love mine. Different is not bad. In this case different is very good.

 

shane

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Agreed.  The D5000 sounded "killer" with a decent SS amp.  Also, my current experience with the PRO2500 (Zombie_X recabled and run off the Bada with 1xRCA 5692 and 2x Sylvania 6SN7GTA) is that they, too, provide that warmth that the DT880/600 lack.
 

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Yes, the D7k needs a good amp to really shine. And I really feel that a good to very good SS amp has amazing synergy. My DAC1-Pre and D7k is a truly amazing combo.

I couldn't tolerate the D5k because of the flabby, bloated bass. It overpowered everything else, and what it killed was actually very nice.

The D7k with good SS power behind them really shine. The bass is near perfect (tight and quick) and the rest of the sound is lush, rich and sonorous. As Zombie_X said... they're not neutral. They are to the warm side, but they are clear and clean and bright enough. I don't find them dark like the HD600. Nothing muddy about them. To me, their slight warmth adds a realism and an acoustic quality that the DT880/600 just can't match.

 

But that's OK. The DT880/600 is amazing in it's own right and I love mine. Different is not bad. In this case different is very good.

 

shane

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This is my cure to warm up the DT880s.

 

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Do you set fire to the wooden cups to "warm up" the DT880/600?  : )
 

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This is my cure to warm up the DT880s.

 

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Do you set fire to the wooden cups to "warm up" the DT880/600?  : )


The synergy with tube amps is so wonderful because you're supposed to set the DT880 on top of the tubes for at least 10 min. to warm them up prior to use... rolleyes.gif  wink_face.gif
 

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Do you set fire to the wooden cups to "warm up" the DT880/600?  : )

 

I tried recabling. This actually works. evil_smiley.gif

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