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post #16 of 27

Comfort wise I find them both equally comfortable. Heavy, sure, but after little bending of the headband and adjusting the earcups I don't find one to be more uncomfortable than the other.

 

$699 for an HE500 is a steal as mentioned above; it goes toe to toe against LCD-2 R2. That being said if you can swing the extra $300 and you're only going to have one phone; I would recommend the LCD-2. I find the mid-range tonal balance more natural, more realistic, not that the HE500 isn't realistic or pleasing to the ears... also find the PRaT factor better on the LCD-2 and thus more fun/enjoyable.

 

But yeah, you've picked two excellent phones and really can't go wrong with either one. wink.gif

post #17 of 27

Oh yeah... I also own the D2000 and in terms of sonics... the LCD-2 and HE-500 are in another league. I know this sounds like BS Hyperbole, but honestly you have to hear it believe. The D2000 will all of a sudden sound muddy, slow, and veiled compared to either one, and that LCD-2 bass... wow... it's just as much quality/impact/even more extended/ with less fatigue.L3000.gif

post #18 of 27
Thread Starter 

How does the Bass response of the HE-500 compare to that of the D2000s? And are these headphones lighter, heavier, or the same weight as the D2000s?

post #19 of 27

 

Denon D2000 - 350 grams

 

HiFiMan He-500 - 500grams

post #20 of 27
Thread Starter 

my god... they're way bigger/heavier. I don't know if I can handle that!

post #21 of 27
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Originally Posted by Spandy87 View Post

my god... they're way bigger/heavier. I don't know if I can handle that!


The HE-500's weigh more than the Denons. I have both and the Denon is noticeably lighter. But, I will say, the HE-500's are shaped and weighted in the right places to where you don't really care that they're heavier. But that's just me. Gotta try it yourself.

 

Very best,

post #22 of 27

How are the HE500 in the bass department? And how will they sound with genres like progressive rock/metal?

post #23 of 27
Thread Starter 

I'm also curious about that

post #24 of 27
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Yeah but its only 300 more for the LCD-2. How close are these two?

 

I also heard that the HE-500s have some issues with the cups falling off. Is this true?

It might only be $300 more, but orthodynamics need a lot of voltage and power, use that $300 towards a good amp. Like the EF5 or Schiit LYR. 

post #25 of 27

You should change your name from vampire to necromancer. :)

post #26 of 27

I would strongly consider the D7000 as a natural upgrade path to the D2000s.

 

I've owned the D2000s, auditioned the D5000s and the D7000s are considerably better. I actively dislike the D2000s and found the D5000s to be more of the same; congested, bass-heavy, mid-fi SQ. The D7000s share a similar sound signature but are much more refined, plenty of reviews on the board but ultimately you'll have to hear them for yourself.

post #27 of 27

I currently own STX and D7000 and they are excellent pairing for any music genre i listening to. Also D7000 are much more lighter and comfortable than HIFIMAN headphones, i can have D7000 on for several hours without noticing they are here but this will not happen with HIFIMAN. During recent NYC meet i heard HE-500 with EF-6 amp and the bass bleeding into other frequencies sounding bloated while with O2 and CTH amps i prefer deep tight punchy bass of D7000 

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