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post #16 of 21
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Originally Posted by bdr529 View Post
Can these people step forward so I can slap some sense into them?
http://www.head-fi.org/forums/f4/rev...d-mods-380675/

I re-read the review, and it's a BALANCED recabled D2000, but regardless he says himself and many others at the meet prefered the recabled D2000 (5th last paragraph).
post #17 of 21
When I read these forums I try and not take individual posts, even by well known members as absolutes or the only way to compare something.

I mean, even in that thread if you go to the last page, he now owns a modded 7000 and says it is "MUCH" better than his MD5000DE. How does one go from saying the stock 7000 is worse than the 2000 with a better cable, to that? I don't know how. The biggest variable being the new drivers as everything else is replaced. What do you think?

I think that they were under meet conditions, and he probably loaded the question with his opinion. I am not trying to make waves, but I think the power of suggestion plays a strong role in subjective audio reviews. Or maybe everyone came up to him and noted that the treble felt rolled off. Who knows. The magical forces inherent in expensive cables is still a mystery to me, or they are in fact that similar.
post #18 of 21
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Originally Posted by bdr529 View Post
The magical forces inherent in expensive cables is still a mystery to me, or they are in fact that similar.
They are just that. Magical forces.

An article everyone must read:

The Truth About Interconnects and Cables — Reviews and News from Audioholics
post #19 of 21
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Originally Posted by Duggeh View Post
The LA-5000 (modded D5000) certainly isnt. Nor is the stock D7000. Not to these ears and not by a long way. -edit- To quantify that more particularly. I'd put the headphones along the same lines as (although in no order of preference relative to) as the HD600, HD650, K701, Ergo 2, K340 and most Grados. But not on the shelf with the big boys like the K1000, HD800, Qualia 010, R10, any full size Stax, or the TakeT. I'd be on the fence picking between the LA5000 and the Edition 9. But I didn't rate the Edition 9 very high. Of the non-top-tier headphones my favourite, on balance, is probably the HD600. In case that extra extra context helps. -edit-

However, Mr Lawton obviously believes they are, that's why he sold one of his R10s. To prove it. There's a lot of others who think that they're awesome too.

Theres a ****load of money to be made in the premium money for simple mods business. Just look at how much Russ Andrews is coining.
Agree 100%.
post #20 of 21
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Originally Posted by n3rdling View Post
From my brief listens to the modded Denon cans, I'd say they're not even remotely close to the R10s to these ears. They have nice bass extension, but other than that sound pretty average for a midfi dynamic headphone.
I remember when I owned the D5000 and read that claim. So I got all excited and spent countless hours modding them. When I heard them I thought they were wonderful. BUT THEN, at CanJam when I heard the R10, I thought, "How could he possibly think modded D5000 sound ANYTHING like the R10? They aren't even in the same league!"

But right before CanJam I picked up the HD800 and that was where the phone search ended for me. Then all the equipment got upgraded. And now I think the Denon's sound like average, mid-fi phones. The D7000 are better for sure, but still mid-fi.

But it's all about the journey, right?
post #21 of 21
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Originally Posted by IPodPJ View Post
BUT THEN, at CanJam when I heard the R10, I thought, "How could he possibly think modded D5000 sound ANYTHING like the R10? They aren't even in the same league!"
Let's be honest, as much as a lot of us (myself included) respect markl's opinion, that statement HAD to be a gimmick. Nobody in their right mind would believe the MD5000s are better than the R10s.

Also note he said he sold "one" of his R10s, meaning he has another, meaning there was no loss and he just made 6 grand, and convinced everyone the mods he does for copious amounts of money (3 times what you would pay to do it yourself or more) are the end all be all of headphones.
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