Originally Posted by Ahzari
That is not my experience with the D7000s at all.. I'm extremely sensitive to treble and had no trouble with the treble on the D7000s and actually enjoyed it very much; as far as the bass, it was much better controlled and enjoyable compared to anything else in the price range (note street price on the D7k was around $700) - and of course the TH900s are a step up audio experience to the D7k in every respect.
I imagine maybe you were not amping the D7000s or maybe amping with a colder sounding amp like the Icon HDP which was not synergistic with the Denons at all.
I've tried several amps with D7000, from warm E11 to analytic O2 (both <1 output impedance)... I've tried some others. The bass was quite well controlled especially with O2 but it was unnatural - no real bass guitar, much more "one-note bass" (almost no sub-bass). Also that subwooferish sound (resonance around 125 hz) didn't please me very much. LCD-2 completely destroyed D7000 in terms of bass.
I am also very sensitive to treble to that extend that I occasionaly find LCD-2's treble to be on the edge of what I find suitable. D7000 were much more brighter and harsh, painful to my ears everytime... Not to say they lacked texture in treble as well. Transparency was also an issue with D7000, they were a bit grainy.
Mids were quite fine on D7000 but LCD-2's mids are simply better. More neutral, more full.
D7000 just sounds too unnatural to me... I was very disappointed. I feel D7000 performed very well for a closed/semi-closed headphone and I can easily imagine some would prefer them to LCD-2 because from the technical perspective, those two are not far from each other. However, LCD-2 are just much more natural-sounding to me, regardless the genre.
Edited by RustA - 1/12/13 at 4:14am