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I have a strict budget of 1000 dollars to buy the absolute, set for a log time combo of a amp/dac and a headphone. I listen to all genres but a little less of classical and more of alternative. The headphones could be open or closed(leaning towards open)


Edited by Dgiant - 10/24/11 at 7:41pm
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Need some headphones that peferbely doesnt need a amp to work good and has a wood cup also perferbaly. My budget is 700. I was looking at the Denon ah d7000 or maybe the ath w5000. I want a good tight punchy bass. The denon throws me off a little because it is made in china


Denon D5000 matches your needs precisely.

 

Very best,

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I wasn't crazy about the D7Ks, though they are great, and if you can get a pair for less than $700 they're well worth it.

 

If I were going after another pair of closed cans I would give the AudioTechnicas a shot personally.

 

As always, audition first whenever possible.

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Most headphones are made in China, doesn't mean a thing.

 

AKG recently relocated their K601 production to China and apart from the 'Made in Austria' going

missing, it's just another production line in Asia instead of Europe. Big woops.

 

Buy an Audio Technica, Sennheiser or Beyer flagship if you want bragging rights for

something made in Japan or Germany if it matters to you that much.

 

In the case of the Denon though, your concerns do have some merit. They can

fail due a loose screw at the hinge.

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Yeah im worried about the quality of the denons, how are te ah a100, I heard some are made in Japan. Also are ath w1000x or ath w5000 good

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Yeah im worried about the quality of the denons, how are te ah a100, I heard some are made in Japan. Also are ath w1000x or ath w5000 good



W1000X is one of my favorite closed sets of headphones. It is airy and very delicate with complex compositions.

 

Doesn't sound like it's your sort of headphone though if you fancy a decent low end kick in the bass department,

they're very bass light.

 

W5000 is very polarizing. Given it's cost it had a slightly different flavor to the W1000X, more refined in a sense

but also fuller bodied. I wouldn't pay the price though, plenty of other open headphones that would flog it in my

opinion.

 

Fancy an outsider in the same vein that will give you very decent sound stage, separation and bass?

 

JVC-Victor DX700 ~ a very under rated Japanese made woody headphone. It is a Japan only retail

product so you would need to order it from Pricejapan.com or another retailer. $600USD landed.

 

JVC_HP-DX700.jpg

 


Edited by Gwarmi - 10/18/11 at 7:49pm
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Heya,

 

Oh I almost forgot to mention... Fischer Audio FA-002w. And pick the wood, they have several different wood options.

 

Very best,

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The T70, D5000, Pro900.
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The T70, D5000, Pro900.


Show me some wood back PRO900's and T70's.

 

Very best,

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how do the FA002w sound? which is the best wood for it. 

post #11 of 63

Consider the Lawton audio models also. They are customized Denons with Markl mod.. They sound better than the stock ones. 

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those are all over the 700 dollar line

 

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also i will be getting some fiio e7 soon as a gift, headphones that will work with those also help

 

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man, after seeing those thunderpants headphones i think im sold. The price at 550 is GREAT and by the looks of it it is AS good as som 1000 dollar cans!

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Originally Posted by Gwarmi View Post

W1000X is one of my favorite closed sets of headphones. It is airy and very delicate with complex compositions.

 

Doesn't sound like it's your sort of headphone though if you fancy a decent low end kick in the bass department,

they're very bass light.


I'd have a hard time calling them bass light... Must depend on the amp if something. Bass is definitely really tight and punchy when demanded. Not for bassheads I think though.

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