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where to go next..? D7000,DX-1000, or maybe T1 (coming from D5000)

post #1 of 24
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hI all. I need you to help me with my dillema.
to make a long story short,since I got my D5000 (paired with a headroom ultra miceo stack)I am in music heaven. I love my D5000 to death,but i can't ignore the truth that i can stretch the quality for a litte more and to be honest, the D5000 CAN be a little sibilance sometimes. I decided to invest in a new pair of headphones since I really admire my current system and I think it can handle pretty much all headphones...in case I decide to get the T1.

anyway,as you can see in the title,my main dillema is if i should get the D7000 as an upgrade to the D5000...is it worth it? I wouldn't mind for improved D5000 sound,but don't wnat it to sound like the same headphone.
or if I should get the DX1000 which from the reviews share the same sound sig as the denons (heavy bass,euphoric sound,coloured sound) but with slight difference. so I it is also a good option for me, maybe to get something more dramatically different but still very fun.

the third option,which is not less tempting is to get "serious" and go in the neutral,accurate route with the T1. I am really impressed from all the reviews on them so far,also I read that they are very good with almost anything including metal which is my main music genre.
of course i will keep my D5000, unless I would never listen to them again after the upgrtade. I already started to sell some of my gear for it.
any advice would be appreciated,thanks!
post #2 of 24
if you're looking for a similar sound signature but a bit more refined definately stepup to the D7000 you'll still get your bass fix and the mids clear up so much nicer in the D7000
post #3 of 24
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Originally Posted by Kenny6007 View Post
if you're looking for a similar sound signature but a bit more refined definately stepup to the D7000 you'll still get your bass fix and the mids clear up so much nicer in the D7000
thanks. I do want a more refined D5000, but perhaps the D5000 faults are not so big deal to me,that i am afraid that if i get the D7000 it will not be worth the extra cash. hard decision with the D7000.
In the other hand, i love the D5000 sound so much,that it will be a good thing to get the same sound only more refined...it is a safe bet.

it is true that the D7000 have a different driver than the 5000/2000?
post #4 of 24
Have you considered sending it to Lawton Audio to be modded?
post #5 of 24
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Originally Posted by ichiboy View Post
Have you considered sending it to Lawton Audio to be modded?
Yeah..I gave up this idea a long time ago. first of all,I like the D5000 as it is,even if the bass is a little overpowering sometimes (most of the times it is just right for me) there are certain things in the D5000 sound that I don't want to lose,and I am sure that the mod will change them a bit.
I also heard that the treble can get even sharper with the mod and I don't want any more treble energy.
post #6 of 24
If treble gets sharper I am interested in modded D7000 for future :P
post #7 of 24
Coming from enjoyed "fun" phones to unheard "neutral" phones will shock you - probably negatively.
post #8 of 24
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Coming from enjoyed "fun" phones to unheard "neutral" phones will shock you - probably negatively.
I have the HD650 which is very neutral comparing to the D5000 and I also heard the HD800 which i thought was very good. I maybe love and used to coloured "fun" sound,but I do know to appreciate a good neutral sound and enjoy it. the main reason I picked the T1 over the HD800 is because I read they have more bass punch and more suitable for the music genres I like.

so mainly,the question is if to stay in "Fun" land or to switch gear and go for neutral high-end phones.
post #9 of 24
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Originally Posted by plonter View Post
thanks. I do want a more refined D5000, but perhaps the D5000 faults are not so big deal to me,that i am afraid that if i get the D7000 it will not be worth the extra cash. hard decision with the D7000.
In the other hand, i love the D5000 sound so much,that it will be a good thing to get the same sound only more refined...it is a safe bet.

it is true that the D7000 have a different driver than the 5000/2000?
Yes they do.

Try the T1s. : P
post #10 of 24
Be careful what other people call neutral... If the D5000 sounds right to you, why not enjoy it for a little while longer and just save money, so you don't have to sell stuff? If you think the D5000 sounds just right in most cases, then you are probably a bit north of neutral, but closer than most think.

I find it always best to sell AFTER I get something, so I am never upset because I can do comparisons and know for sure.

D7000 sounds like a pretty safe bet and if you shop around you can still get it for around 600$.

T1 seems like a really great all rounder though... however, those who love denon LOOOOOOVE their D7000
post #11 of 24
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thanks for the advice. it is really the DX-1000 VS. D7000 on one side,and the T1 on the other. 600$ for the D7000? really? i think that if I will find the D7000 for 600 it will probably end my dillema

anyway...like I always say,when not knowing anything else,you can't know what you are missing...amd that's where the DX1000 comes to mind. more or the less the same sound sig only different. maybe I can like them more than the denons. I also read that the DX1000 don't have sharp treble like the D5000 have. what about the D7000 in that area?
post #12 of 24
the DX 1000 is a wildcard really. Not too many have tried it. Those who kept it loved it, others got over its initial impressiveness and sold it. Not to mentioned, unless used, you can't find them for cheap.

If you want punchy detailed bass, the ultrasone pro 900 is not a bad bet either.
post #13 of 24
Plonter, how long do you own the D5000s?
I am amazed at how quick people on this forum want to upgrade their stuff...why on earth are you considering an upgrade already if you "love your D5000s to death"?
Is the sibilance really a big issue? Or are you infected by upgraditis, caused by all the D7000s owner who visit threads about the D5000s and claim the D5000s are nice but "nowhere near as good as the D7000s"?

I may consider an upgrade to the D7000s after a couple years or so...if they are still in production or offered 2nd hand, if not I wouldn't mind, the D5000s are fabulous.
post #14 of 24
I used to own the D5000 and now own the D7000, DX1000, T1 and HD800. if you like the sound of the D5000 you are pretty much set on either the D7000 and the DX1000. Out of those two my favorite is the D7000.

Before the HD800 the D7000 was my headphone to go outof my collection. Now is second to the HD800. The D7000 is more of the D5000 in a refined way. After I bought them I neever looked back to the D5000.

If you can afford it owning the D7000, T1 and HD800 IMO would be a perfect combination for all kind of music,
post #15 of 24
Since you like the D5000, I'd keep them, and get the T1. It's a significant step forward in refinement, resolution, and overall performance, and while different enough to be a good addition, it's not so different that you're likely not to like it. IMHO, the D7000 would not be different enough (although I think they are both a little different, and better, than the D5000), and the HD800 would be quite different, and while you might still like them, you might not. They sound VERY different from the D5000.
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