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post #196 of 1695
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Originally Posted by grokit View Post
Do yours have the dual drivers?

Maybe if you had managed to get a better seal they would have sounded better to your ears.

I agree that Apple's original earbuds and their subsequent first attempt at IEMs did not go well. I bought a pair of those as well, and was not impressed.

But I was referring to the third-generation of Apple earphones, which is their second-generation of IEMs; they are the only version with dual drivers, so I just wanted to make sure
Yes, I bought the original IEMs when they came out, and then bought the second generation (with the microphone and dual drivers) when it was introduced. The original IEMs were absolutely horrible. The second pair had somewhat better sound, but still nothing great. I could never get them to seal well enough for any length of time regardless of the earpiece I used, so I eventually bought the original in-box replacement phones (non-IEM) and swore to never EVER buy another Apple IEM again.

I have used IEMs successfully, I have a pair of Etymotic's that work well for me.
post #197 of 1695
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Originally Posted by sampson_smith View Post
Denon D2000's may then be the answer that you are looking for.

Like a "musical", attitudinal version of the relatively partisan Shure SRH-840's.
Hey, thanks, man. The problem with the area I live in is that I know of no audio shops that demo headphones. Even the pro music shops that carry them don't freaking demo them so everything I buy is based on other's impressions and opinions. Being an audio enthusiast (speakers and such) for over 2 decades I KNOW that purchasing blind (deaf?) is a terrible way to go about things. I really have no other choice though.

Thanks for the recommendation though - I might see if I can pick up a pair used on the cheap.
post #198 of 1695
Oh, and what about the bass on the Denon's? I think I've read several posts that state it's good but I never know if by good they just mean prodigious. I like the bass to be there for sure - bass is the foundation of music after all - but I don't like overwhelming, boomy-type bass or bass that doesn't integrate well with the rest of the spectrum.

So how are the Denon's in this regard?
post #199 of 1695
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whoa! Almost every headphones is regretted here!! Even the HD600, denon2000, and akg701 are regretted?????
post #200 of 1695
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Originally Posted by Olimoronio View Post
Oh, and what about the bass on the Denon's? I think I've read several posts that state it's good but I never know if by good they just mean prodigious. I like the bass to be there for sure - bass is the foundation of music after all - but I don't like overwhelming, boomy-type bass or bass that doesn't integrate well with the rest of the spectrum.

So how are the Denon's in this regard?
Depends on the volume you listen at. At low to mid volumes it's not overpowering at all, and integrates flawlessly. When you hit higher volumes it can start to sound overwhelming, but not everybody finds this.

I listen at a mid/high volume and I never found my stock D5000s too overwhelming except on a few songs.
post #201 of 1695
A quick search online shows a few shops carrying the D5000's for around $375 new while most are asking well over $500. Are there a lot of fake Denon's out there? What are the major differences between the D2000's and 5000's?
post #202 of 1695
The D5000 have the same driver but has a better cable and has wooden cups.
post #203 of 1695
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Originally Posted by stang View Post
The D5000 have the same driver but has a better cable and has wooden cups.
Not exactly...the driver configuration is quite different and optimized. I have listened to the D5000 many times and used to own the D7000 and the D7000 is worth every penny (according to my ears).

Both are great closed cans with the latter being my favourite closed headphone.
post #204 of 1695
Well, I don't care how much they cost they'd be modded to hell and back if I bought them. I could care less about wooden cups and re-cabling with 5-nines continuous cast copper is probably better than anything they use in any of their cans.

I guess I'll look for some D2000's then.

Thanks.
post #205 of 1695
Shure SE530 ... simply not worth the money to have a pretty noticeable chunk of high freq cut off from every song that hits those high freqs. They are my first and most expensive buy and the only one I regret (talking only about IEMs).
post #206 of 1695
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Originally Posted by beamthegreat View Post
whoa! Almost every headphones is regretted here!! Even the HD600, denon2000, and akg701 are regretted?????
Yes, I regretted the D2000.
At first I was pleasantly surpised by their sound, but later on the flaws started to show up, to the extend that I hated them. Especially when one of the cups fell off.
Given the fact that I payed a lot for them, I regretted the buy after a couple of weeks.
My opinion on them:
Plus: rich sound, at first listen a wow effect, a lot of bass, tons of details, good soundstage, great impact and presence with rock (slam, oomph).
Minus: overall sound a bit dull, treble can be harsh and sibilant, there's not much nuance in the bass (difference between acoustic and electric not always obvious), fatiguing in the long run, vocals sometimes sounds recessed, not good isolation for a closed can.
post #207 of 1695
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Originally Posted by Tiemen View Post
Yes, I regretted the D2000.

My opinion on them:
Plus: rich sound, at first listen a wow effect, a lot of bass, tons of details, good soundstage, great impact and presence with rock (slam, oomph).
Minus: overall sound a bit dull, treble can be harsh and sibilant, there's not much nuance in the bass (difference between acoustic and electric not always obvious), fatiguing in the long run, vocals sometimes sounds recessed, not good isolation for a closed can.
Is it safe to say that all the shortcomings of the D2000 were corrected in D5000 and D7000?
post #208 of 1695
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Originally Posted by Tiemen View Post
Yes, I regretted the D2000.
At first I was pleasantly surpised by their sound, but later on the flaws started to show up, to the extend that I hated them. Especially when one of the cups fell off.
Given the fact that I payed a lot for them, I regretted the buy after a couple of weeks.
My opinion on them:
Plus: rich sound, at first listen a wow effect, a lot of bass, tons of details, good soundstage, great impact and presence with rock (slam, oomph).
Minus: overall sound a bit dull, treble can be harsh and sibilant, there's not much nuance in the bass (difference between acoustic and electric not always obvious), fatiguing in the long run, vocals sometimes sounds recessed, not good isolation for a closed can.
post #209 of 1695
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Originally Posted by Lunatique View Post
Is it safe to say that all the shortcomings of the D2000 were corrected in D5000 and D7000?
Don't know the D7K, but the D5K still has approx. 90% of the D2K's shortcomings.
post #210 of 1695
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Originally Posted by Olimoronio View Post
It's just an opinion, based on listening to my gear and with my music.
Maybe my amp had a mismatch.
There are enough Headfi-ers who loves the D2000.
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