Hey guys, I'm new here and I joined because recently my Beats (I know, they're heavily frowned upon in the audiophile community) finally broke for good. I had the Studios and got them back in 2009. They stopped working recently and I've been dying using my iPod headphones, so I want to get a new pair asap. I've heard a lot of good things about the Denon AH-D2000's. They don't look as nice as Beats but really, I've made myself realize how little time I'd actually spend looking at them. And plus, you buy headphones for the sound, not the looks. If only I'd realized that when I got my Beats... they weren't necessarily bad, in fact I loved them, but if there's much better headphones out there then I don't know why I'd spend $300 for another pair of Beats when I could get a better pair for the same price or less.
So anyway, are the Denon's worth it? I mainly listen to pop, hip hop, dance, and a small mix of other genres.
Also I've heard that they (and other headphones) work better with an amp, well I'm probably not going to fork out ~$80 for an amp so if these are useless without one then just let me know now.