Hmmm.that is weird. I had alpha pads for d7k and it made everthying worst.
Sound stage was deeper but everthing else was just degraded.
Not saying d2k is a bad headphone, its a great cans. But d7k is way better even twice the price of d2k.
You have to play around with the angle of the alpha pads to get them just right for a good seal around your head/ears. It took me some time/experimenting to get it just right. Very clear improvement to bass and soundstage, it really sounds like a subwoofer is in the drivers now.
I've never heard the D7000, but I'm sure it's excellent as that is what everyone seems to think.
Haha, that answers things pretty clearly.
Why keep the D2000, then, only for mids?
I can understand that. It's nice to own sub 300 dollars phones because if anything happens or you nick them, it's not the end of the world. Having said that, if I had TH-900, I think I'd want to get MAX use out of it, considering it cost me a grand :)
As of now, I'd buy them again for the $1400 I paid! They really are awesome. I just am not a huge fan of the ear pads, my ears are pretty big and pretty much get squished by the stock pads. The Lawton ones should be great as they have a few mm's more room.
My D2000 Cocobolo Rosewood cups...................and yet I'd never touch the Fostex cups. Though if you/I did we could sell them for likely the same amount as the customs would cost. I've sold D5000 cups for $100 that I had six people lined up to buy - sold them too cheap, obviously.
And guys, the Lawton mods on the TH900 are an improvement, believe it or not.
they're beautiful cups, no doubt.
still, i find the red lacquer urushi to be more aesthetically pleasing...i own a bunch of fine japanese lacquerware so appreciate the beauty of that kind of artisanship.
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Well, you can believe what you will. It's loud but not crazy loud, you can clearly hear the point when the bass starts to loose control and gets loose and boomy. Like I said before, it happens more in games than music. Explosions, loud gunfire etc will case the hard bass to sound like the driver is working to hard.