So I owned the D2000-5000-7000 and I can see a borderline variance between sound quality and bass...mainly a beautifully controlled bass and better separation of instruments on the D7000 (If you listen to the D7000, you can certainly here each instrument stunningly divided). However, all I see on the D-5000 is more bass than the D2000 and the sound quality is about the same. The D7000's bass when burned-in, sounds like the D2000's bass without a question. At first, the D7000’s bass is just like the D5000, boomy; however, when burned-in, the D7000's bass increasingly becomes a lot flatter, hence balanced (and I use that term loosely), like the D2000. I just don't know if the price difference rationalizes the upgrades.
The D5000 is about $200 more and the D7000 is about $400 more than the D2000. With burn-in time on either, the sound becomes well improved and you can really tell with those Denons...the bass becomes a lot tighter and much more unified in...meaning that it doesn't dominate everything else, rather works with the highs, mids, etc…
So I wanted to get your opinions if you believe the price difference is worth the:
Real Mahogany wood on the D-5000 (with more bass, and appearance too)
Piano finished natural real wood Mahogany enclosures on the D-7000 (with more bass, and appearance too)
The better balance with the Acoustic Optimizer sound pressure balancing technology on the D-7000 (definitely makes an upright difference of instrument separation and overall balance)
7 Nines Oxygen Free Copper cable upgrade on the D-7000 (ehh, not a biggie)
Why didn't I post any other difference? Because there is none. Everything else is about the same with the different models.
Yeah, having headphones that even look like Denons in the first place, and owning a Denon with real mahogany wood or piano finished natural real wood mahogany will make me jizz in my pants...but after all, it won’t truly matter...you just want to get the best bang out of your dollars. You don’t really want to go with the D7000 or for that matter either and in the near future be like, "man, I should have gone with the D2000 because I really can’t justify the price difference for the sound quality or what these headphones are made out of that are different than the ones I wanted to get anymore."
So it really comes down to the D2000 vs. D7000. Absolutely there is a difference in sound quality...but I couldn't tell after burning-in the D7000...maybe because I really got used to them.
Did I miss anything?
Edited by K-MONEY - 8/24/10 at 11:15am