Lets keep it simple and to the point.
I have Shure's SRH840 and going to get d4 mamba soon for my headphones. I am bored with the sound out of them and thus it is time for an upgrade. I have been reading around and i have found the following in my budget:
1) Denon 2k,5k and 7k
2) Beyerdynamic DT 150 or 990/880 600 ohm
3) Ultrasone Pro 900
I don't like the bass impact of shure's (little), soundstage and in SOME songs highs are piercing. If you want me to classify it then i would say that they are ANALYTICAL/NEUTRAL/DRY/LIFELESS. I don't like cans like shure's which are boring, made for critical listening.
So, i guess now you know what kind of sound signature i would like :) FUN Cans with good bass :P
Type of Music i listen to ? Well i mostly listen to psychedelic trance, hip-hop, rap, RnB, Rock, Club and everything i like. It doesn't matter if its classical or jazz or acoustic.
A simple search "markl" or "d2000" returned more than 100 pages and i could not read all of them. But by reading most it is clear that people agree that modded D2k is similar to modded D7k.
I want to know everything about them from the GURUs and other fellow head-fi'ers who have done mods on their denon's as i am from India and don't have a chance of demo.
1) Buy LA2000/Lite or Buy D2K stock and modify them myself ?
2) Buy Denon AH-D5000 stock and mod them according to my taste later ?
3) LA2000/Lite/D5K modded vs D7K stock vs D7K modded?
4) Beyer Dynamic DT 150
5) Buy Ultrasone Pro 900
My Budget is $800 max.
I will be running them from Ipod 6G,Laptop and mamba for sometime.
I hope all the members and gurus help me decide whats best suited for me.
Edited by richbass - 11/24/10 at 9:26am