I owned the Xb series an sold them because they where Fart Cannons.
The great thing about the Sig DJ is that it's so much more than bass. Soundstage is huge, clarity is top notch. And there is room for every frequency.
I've heard that the mids are recessed when compared to an open orthodynamic headphone that's worth three times the price, but I can live with that.
I own a bass cannon, the Denon D1100. Like I mentioned before, it has more quantity of bass, but it's not better. I barely even listen to them anymore, only when I'm out and about.
The Sig DJ is a non-compromise bass headphone. I don't know about the Dido. I'll be checking the reviews when they come out, but I don't feel the need to switch.
Only thing I may upgrade is my dac/amp. I own the HRT microstreamer and it's definitely an upgrade over the laptop soundcard, but I'd like to try others, mainly the Leckerton Audio UH6 or something like the Arrow 3G/4G.
me too, i have a listening session in a few weeks so i'm half hoping i still want it, but half hoping i don't LOL at that price point it seems like moving to the LCD-3 isn't such a stretch and all the current reviews say the bass is still slightly better on the 3's
I'm with you, the D2000 is my only headphone right now, and I only have it because of upgrades and trades I've done with previous headphones.
I bought my Beyer DT880 Premium->Traded for Sennheiser HD580, I made upgrade cables for it, modded the grills and headband and traded that for a Westone 4 modded to 4R, I repaired the damaged HPL Audio pure silver cable and traded those for a pair of HD600's (near mint) and then traded those for the D2000.
I've had other headphones on the sides of those, but that's basically how I got to my D2000. I don't think I will be able to 'level up' from these very easily.