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post #16 of 24
DX 1000 is quite different to the markl D5000... All they share is the wood colouration.

If you like big soft layered bass and want more lush mids they may be a nice alternative. They are all but sibilant very soft on vocals. Rolled off treble. Quite picky about amp though it seems. The DX 1000 will offer you slightly more isolation if that is a plus.

Otherwise KeeS Modded Pro 900 is really a killer headphone by my ears. Considerably better then the markl D5000, DX 1000 and I still am slightly biased to it over the Edition 8.

As for open German Maestro 435S is nice as a more dead serious alternative. Much better then the K701, HD 650 in balance. Grow very much with your source but not demanding at all in term of amplification like the above mentioned headphones.
post #17 of 24
As I owner of both D5000 and D7000, I understand OP's thought. The main reason for me to upgrade from D5000 to D7000 is because "I love D5000 to death" . Unfortunately due to the lack of an adequate amp I couldn't find my love for D7000 is as big as that for D5000.

Sorry for hijack the thread but do you guys think in general going from Denon to Stax is going from Fun to Neutral? I'm tempted to see how the difference is.
post #18 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?
Same driver, bigger magnets.

They have quite a bit better detail retrieval and are more balanced than the 5000/2000. They share a similar sound signature but are not as recessed in the mids and don't pack as enormous of a wallop in the low end (which in many people's opinions is a very good thing).

The DX1000 to me just sounded like more detailed D5000s with a bigger soundstage (similar to my modded D5000s). I didn't really like them all that much, too much bass for my tastes and they just sounded "off" to me.

The T1s I hear are excellent cans. No doubt your Ultra Micro could drive them quite well, although I imagine it'd be a pain to use an adapter with it and worry about sound being effected. They are much, much different from your D5000s and RS1s and you may or may not like the sound. Now that new toy syndrome is wearing out there are a few people finding out they don't like them AS MUCH as they originally thought, although they're still supposed to be very good.

As for how they perform with rock/metal, it seems like the opinions on this vary horribly, and depending on your taste you'll love em or hate em with those genres.

So IMO, unless you can audition T1s before buying, get the D7000s. It's the safest bet, and they offer many upgrade opportunities through Lawton Audio (Markl Mods really do wonders for the cans, I was hesitant at first to mod my D5000s and never ended up doing it, but after hearing MD5000s I was convinced and now I'm getting LA7000 Lites).
post #19 of 24
I appreciate everyone's suggestions, here. I too have a pair of MD5000's that I am 'in love' with. While I do not intend to upgrade them in the immediate future, I assume that I will eventually jump up the the D7000 or something comparably listed here, at some point. Thanks for wetting my appetite! The search IS never over, is it?
post #20 of 24
i coil my HD800 cables up real neatly on my desk, i prefer the long cable for those times i'm not at the desk and am laying on a bed or couch
post #21 of 24
^^^ oops posted in the wrong thread
post #22 of 24
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Originally Posted by SillyHoney View Post
As I owner of both D5000 and D7000, I understand OP's thought. The main reason for me to upgrade from D5000 to D7000 is because "I love D5000 to death" . Unfortunately due to the lack of an adequate amp I couldn't find my love for D7000 is as big as that for D5000.

Sorry for hijack the thread but do you guys think in general going from Denon to Stax is going from Fun to Neutral? I'm tempted to see how the difference is.
I just posted some ramblings about the D7000 in the D7000 vs HD800 thread - I am starting to believe that the Stax Omega IIs are not that different in signature to the D7000 - less mid-bass impact is the one thing that really stands out, "focused" soundstage is similar as well as the neutrality of midrange and treble ranges. Omega II's have a very different sound to the "neutral" HD800.
post #23 of 24
The d7000 would be the natural step up. The t1 is above average at everything but not great at anything. You might find them a little boring after having denons.
post #24 of 24
Thread Starter 
thanks everyone for their thoughts.

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Originally Posted by Mink View Post
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.
mink..I guess it is a little bit of both. I can't not to blame upgraditis here in head fi, and as much as I love my D5000 i know I can get better in terms of sound. as I said,I can't really appreciate something better until I hear it for myself,and as long I have the D5000 i i will probably think they are the best in the world until I hear something better
anyway,because the D5000 is so good for me,I am really not in a hurry to get something else...I am taking my time and making my reserch. right now I am VERY happy with my setup. the PS1000 were also on my list some time ago,but they are off since they are way too expensive for me and i also decided to stick with the RS1 for grado sound.
and by the way,I have the D5000 for a long time now,I think almost 3 years now. they were my first realy upgrade after my forst full size cans- the HD595.

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Originally Posted by Skylab View Post
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.
the T1 are also great temptation for me, and probably this is the headphone with the highest chances I will get. from reading all the reviews and comparisons to the HD800 (...being too polite for metal and such) it seems like I can like them because the HD800 were pretty good when I heard them
only lacking the impactful bass and lushness that the T1 seem to have over them.

well..it seems that right now it is the DX-1000 vs T1. the D7000 is still not entirey off my list,but it seems that they are too familiar sounding with the D5000 and as I know myself,when spending a lot of money on new headphone, I expect a noticable change in order to appreciate it. not the ideal audiophile,but that's me.
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