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post #16 of 25
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Sadly, I am not digging mine as much as you guys. I find the bass to be overwhelming, to the point where it distracts from the actual music alot of the time. Pretty sibilant too. Kind of like a rich man's HFI-780, if you ask me. They seem "hot," and by that I don't mean "very warm," I mean the opposite of the K 702 (which I personally love). Is there another word for that? It's like if the K 702 is too distant, dry and analytical, the D7000 is too personal, swampy and dramatic.

Maybe they're just not for me. I keep on hoping that they'll kick in at some point. Anyway, I don't mean to rain on your parade. Clearly a quality headphone. I am glad that you like them and can certainly understand why.
Pretty much the case for me as well. They're basically ATH-ES/W's for the full-size set: Scaled-up consumer sound, audiophile looks / pricing.
post #17 of 25
Well I don't have any of those problems. I sure as heck wouldn't say they are swampy. Whatever that means. As for the bass, its there when it needs to be and not there when it doesn't. You make it sound like they are Dre Beats.

In the case of Sibilance I still have not heard this. I'm using them out of a STX and they are great.

But I guess this is what happens with large headphones such as these that depend on amps. People blame the headphones for problems that the amp or DAC is creating. Thats why the JH 13 seem to be so loved. Mainly because you just plug them into whatever source you have directly and enjoy with no DAC or amp to muck up the sound.
post #18 of 25
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Well I don't have any of those problems. I sure as heck wouldn't say they are swampy. Whatever that means. As for the bass, its there when it needs to be and not there when it doesn't. You make it sound like they are Dre Beats.

In the case of Sibilance I still have not heard this. I'm using them out of a STX and they are great.

But I guess this is what happens with large headphones such as these that depend on amps. People blame the headphones for problems that the amp or DAC is creating. Thats why the JH 13 seem to be so loved. Mainly because you just plug them into whatever source you have directly and enjoy with no DAC or amp to muck up the sound.

Actually, in terms of the expected performance for the target user I'd say it falls seriously short of your ironically referenced Beats (which you clearly haven't heard).


I don't know about other people, but the "bounce wit' it, yo" factor is all in the Denon. Audio chain is FLAC -> Prism Orpheus -> dCS Scarlatti -> Headroom Max/DAC via analog.
post #19 of 25
I have heard the beats. More than once. (You clearly are making an assumption)

Based on your comments you think the D7000's bass is more overpowering than the Beats. When I listened to the Beats the cups were shaking on my head. The D7000 on the other hand is no where near that level.

Anyway maybe they didn't meet your expectations but they met mine and I think they are great. And no I don't listen to rap music and I don't like to "bounce wit it".
post #20 of 25
I know what you mean. I haven't really been on this web site at all since I got my current set up.
post #21 of 25
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I know what you mean. I haven't really been on this web site at all since I got my current set up.
How are you liking your setup? I currently have the STX and have considering adding some more components.
post #22 of 25
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How are you liking your setup? I currently have the STX and have considering adding some more components.
It sounds just about perfect to me. I'm not sure the gilmore lite is necessary but i guess it's a little better than the built in sound card amp. it's also nice to be able to adjust volume without changing software sliders. the card is very nice i must say. it's hard for me to imagine better sound because i haven't heard it yet but maybe one day i'll get a separate dac to see what all the fuss is about. hopefully a lavry da11 but i'm not really wanting for anything as it stands right now.
post #23 of 25
I agree with you man. I can't imagine how the Woo audio's of the world or M902s would make things better. I like it the way it is now but I am curious for sure.
post #24 of 25
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I sure as heck wouldn't say they are swampy. Whatever that means.
And the following is your contribution?

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I also can't stop listening to them. Not sure what it is about them but they are addicting.
I did my best to try to describe what I was hearing and feeling when listening to them. And about this:

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As for the bass, its there when it needs to be and not there when it doesn't. You make it sound like they are Dre Beats. But I guess this is what happens with large headphones such as these that depend on amps. People blame the headphones for problems that the amp or DAC is creating.
No one is "blaming" the headphones for anything. Do you imagine that if you like something, it is perfect for everyone, and those who don't like it as much as you do must have some kind of "problem"? No need to start blaming everyone else's audio chain just because you bought the D7000 and are over the moon about them. The Grace m902 and Benchmark DAC1 taught me alot about amps, DACs and headphones when I owned them, but maybe I need to buy an STX to truly appreciate the D7000. I leave you to your infatuation.
post #25 of 25
Yea not everyone will like the same headphone. I have yet to read about a headphone that is loved by everyone. Even the HD800 isn't. If offended you I am sorry btw. I wasn't even talking to you. I'm sure if I had known that you had used the m902 with the D7000s and still didn't like them then I wouldn't have said what I said. Mainly because I have heard that those 2 go well together. So if you didn't like that pairing then you probably don't like headphone and that's fine.

Having said that I'm gonna guess your issues that you mentioned in your previous post are based on the m902. Which sucks cuz I wanted to get that. Oh well I guess I'll stick with what I have got for now.
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