hi - checking in here to hear about treble changes (as above user asked)
do they reduce treble harshness anything? I'm on the lookout for a pair of D5000 and I'm a bit worried about the treble, since what I remember from trying the D2000 briefly was that treble could be a bit harsh. I was hoping these pads would help a bit with that (and tone down bass a bit)
Sorry for missing this thread for a while! In my opinion Denons are simply bright headphones, no way around it. If you ignore the bombastic low end, you end up with a bright headphone. However, the greater distance from driver to ear, and the change in damping from vinyl to leather, does have somewhat reduced effect on that treble energy. It's no longer as piercing to the ear as K702 for example, but not as easy to listen to as HD650 or HE-400. It's still bright & punchy, but in a more tolerable way for those of us with treble fatigue.
If you're ultra treble sensitive, Denons are still probably not the way to go. But if you're only somewhat treble sensitive, these pads definitely flatten out the response by a noticible margin. One of the biggest changes is simply that they bring the midrange more to par level with the treble, so you're not driving as much treble energy in relation to the midrange energy.