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CD player + headphone amp or combo for Denon AH-D2000 headphones

post #1 of 7
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Hi, I ordered Denon AH-D2000 headphones and now, I'm looking for CD or even SACD player and some headphone AMP...

 

And my quaestions are... Is there any CD/SACD player with good enough integrated headphone amp to feed Denons? Or the sound quality is to bad and I should go for CD player + headphone AMP separately?

I already spent €270 for the denons, so I would be glad if it doesn't cost too much... between €300-600?

 

Thanks for any help

 

Martin

 

 

post #2 of 7

The headphone amps in the Marantz players are reasonably good for the price. Audition the CD6003 if you can find one.

post #3 of 7
Thread Starter 

That doesn't look bad... Thank you very much. And what would you go for? This CD player for £300 or £50-100 CD player+£200headphone amp?

post #4 of 7

Buy the best source you can.

 

If you were using a computer with a DAC I might say otherwise. If you were looking at some other CD player I might say otherwise. The amp built in to the Marantz players are better than the average CD player headphone outputs, and the D2000 isn't too hard to drive.

 

That said, I haven't actually heard the Denon + Marantz combination, so I'll certainly defer to anyone who has.

 

If you decide you want a cheap CD player with an amp, you could look at the Oppo players. That would also give you SACD and DVD-A, I believe. I'm not sure what amp available on your side of the pond would be suitable for the D2000, though I'm sure you can find many existing threads on the topic.

post #5 of 7
Denon AH-D2000 and Fiio E11 sound awesome. Basshead Headphone and basshead low rumble extra amp.
Try 1980's Sparks (tryout's for the human race,change )
Try The Who I can see for miles
Heavy heavy monster sound

No classical music of course , perhaps some bassheavy jazz,StanleyClarke like
post #6 of 7

The Marantz CD5004 and the Denon D2000 offer good synergy.  I have both...very enjoyable.

post #7 of 7

I have the bigger brother(8004), and use to have the d7000s. They did have good synergy together. I would say that the amp(which I think is the same) is on par with a good budget(desktop not portable) amp. If someone only had enough to either upgrade their source or amp, then it would be a no brainer. The built in amp in the marantz's will be sufficient until someone could upgrade to at least a midfi dedicated desktop amp.

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