So then the lower end model actually sounds more balanced and better? I didn't know manufactures did such thing.
How do the HDJ500/1000/1500 compare?
Edited by coldmack - 12/4/12 at 11:30am
I don't know if they meant to do that per se, but I personally found the SE-A1000 to be much more competent across the board SQ-wise. Oh, it's also worth noting that they are from two different lines. Pioneer's SE-MJ*** stuff is usually more consumer oriented I think. Whereas their SE-A**** stuff is more of a prosumer thing I think.
I'm at a loss there, and I haven't owned any of those. HiFiGuy528 (I think he's somewhere in this thread) really likes the HDJ-2000 though.
I still have great faith in them though. I think they could have some world class headphones if they really tried. The problem here is that Pioneer HQ in Japan seems to be a bit stagnant (as many Japanese corporations are these days). They need to start letting some of their regional divisions (U.S., Europe) exercise their creativity a little more in coming up with exciting new products... but that's just my two cents.