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Hi

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Hi


...Hello.

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Hi


...Hello.

 

I like Queen and Bach too and I'm about to join your Denon club. =]

 

From your intro post you seem like a friendly person, I suppose this forum is friendlier than most, but it's more about technophilia than enjoying music.  Anyway, hope you have an amazing time.

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I like Queen and Bach too and I'm about to join your Denon club. =]

 

From your intro post you seem like a friendly person, I suppose this forum is friendlier than most, but it's more about technophilia than enjoying music.  Anyway, hope you have an amazing time.


Woo, Denons! What kind are you getting?

Queen and Bach are really awesome, I know all the words to Bohemian Rhapsody.

 

Well, I try to be a friendly person! Thank you for the welcome!

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Good to hear of a young person with interest in classic rock/metal.  Welcome to Head-Fi.  The D2K's are very well respected 'round here.

 

By the way, where did your dad get the D2K's for $200?  I need to grab a pair of Denons soon.

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Originally Posted by ShortieFish View Post


Woo, Denons! What kind are you getting?

Queen and Bach are really awesome, I know all the words to Bohemian Rhapsody.

 

I just bought the Jmoney/J$ leather earpads, not sure which model I'm getting yet, they're about to be discontinued and Amazon just jacked up the price on the D7000's!  So that seems out of the question at least.

 

Haha yeah, they are, and that's a classic song.  Looking forward to hearing it on my future Denon's!

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Good to hear of a young person with interest in classic rock/metal.  Welcome to Head-Fi.  The D2K's are very well respected 'round here.

 

By the way, where did your dad get the D2K's for $200?  I need to grab a pair of Denons soon.


Thanks! I'm glad to feel that I'm approved of!

 

He says he got them at Electronics Expo.

 

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@kiteki: You're really going to love them, no matter which ones you get. The D2Ks I have are a bit more bass-ey than the D7Ks, which are ever so slightly more "sharp" sounding as I would describe them. It's a very small difference, but it's noticeable.


Edited by ShortieFish - 5/3/12 at 8:55pm
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You can get the Denon D5K's for $390 at Electronics-Expo.com - just use the coupon code GRANDSLAM at checkout to take 40% off MSRP.

 

They are considered a great upgrade from the D2Ks and only a very, very slight downgrade soundwise from the D7Ks.

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Oh, jeez... well, I don't know all the names of them. He's got some photos of what he's had in the past in his gallery, I'll send links of the ones I remember. These are in no particular order, and he's sent all of them back other than his current Denons.

 

http://www.head-fi.org/gallery/image/view/album/282653/id/182214/sort/display_order

I liked these Sennheisers a lot. My dad thought they were a bit dark and muffle-y, but he tends to like brighter-sounding headphones anyway. I like darker headphones, for whatever reason. He had another pair of Sennheisers that he sent back before these ones, but I can't find a photo- they were tan-ish in color and I didn't like the way they sounded as much as these grey ones, but they were a lot more comfortable.

 

http://www.head-fi.org/gallery/image/view/album/282653/id/532292/sort/display_order

These are some that he found at a garage sale for around seven bucks or something, bought, and fixed up. They're complete crap and they look really stupid on, but they were a fun project. Not sure what he did with them or where they are now, haha.

 

He had a pair of Hifiman HE-400s for a couple of weeks, and they were pretty cool. Pretty uncomfortable, but still cool. I don't remember exactly what they sounded like- I think I like the Denons better, though.

 

http://www.head-fi.org/gallery/image/view/album/282653/id/511943/sort/display_order and http://www.head-fi.org/gallery/image/view/album/282653/id/508364/sort/display_order

These are what he has now. I love them, and so does he, so we'll probably have them for a long time yet. He has them stationed on Beethoven, our other beloved bust (I don't like him as much as Bach because Beethoven [the bust] is newer. I don't dress him up at all. But Daddy likes to use him as a headphone holder-rest-thing, and it's pretty funny.) They're bright, but not too bright- so far, they're my favorites of the ones that he's owned. And besides that, they're very pretty. He compared them to my Denons, and he says they sound pretty much the same.

 

Sorry I couldn't give too many specific names, I've got a terrible memory and really need to work on my "headphone vocabulary". He's also had a few other pairs, but I don't remember them so well. You might want to visit his page or just ask him if you want to know more about it, haha.

 

Also, in on of the Denon photos, there's a couple of amps that we don't have anymore. Our setup has changed quite a bit since these photos were taken...

 

I have my own little mini-setup, too, if you could even call it that. It consists of my AH-D2000s (which I love dearly), a Front Panel Express amp (won it at an auction at a meet there, and it's actually a pretty awesome little amp!), and my puny Sansa clip (mp3 player).

 

Man, I really wish I knew more of the lingo or this would be a lot easier for me. XD;

 

About the HifiMan HE-400s, in what way were they uncomfortable?  I am considering these as my next open-back HP.

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About the HifiMan HE-400s, in what way were they uncomfortable?  I am considering these as my next open-back HP.


They were very heavy compared to, say, Denons or Sennheisers. The pads and such were also not the best thing you could have on there, so you kind of have to try and ignore that when you have them on. They sound pretty good, but they're kind of a pain to wear in my opinon.

Then again, I have a smallish head, so that may have been a factor as well.

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I agree whole heartedly regarding the HE-400. They sound pretty nice, a very accurate but slightly dark-leaning balance, which is normally my thing, but they're extremely uncomfortable and have a rather abysmal build quality. They're heavy, but worse still the adjustment assembly and cups don't seem to allow them to sit on my head flush to my face properly. It feels like the angle of the cups is always "wrong" for some reason. Also their build and packaging is worse than the other HiFiMen, which is not surprising given that they're the first in the lineup to be mass produced via factory.

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I agree whole heartedly regarding the HE-400. They sound pretty nice, a very accurate but slightly dark-leaning balance, which is normally my thing, but they're extremely uncomfortable and have a rather abysmal build quality. They're heavy, but worse still the adjustment assembly and cups don't seem to allow them to sit on my head flush to my face properly. It feels like the angle of the cups is always "wrong" for some reason. Also their build and packaging is worse than the other HiFiMen, which is not surprising given that they're the first in the lineup to be mass produced via factory.

This.

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I agree whole heartedly regarding the HE-400. They sound pretty nice, a very accurate but slightly dark-leaning balance, which is normally my thing, but they're extremely uncomfortable and have a rather abysmal build quality. They're heavy, but worse still the adjustment assembly and cups don't seem to allow them to sit on my head flush to my face properly. It feels like the angle of the cups is always "wrong" for some reason. Also their build and packaging is worse than the other HiFiMen, which is not surprising given that they're the first in the lineup to be mass produced via factory.


My feelings exactly. I remember thinking that, looking at them, they should be comfortable, but somehow they just weren't made for human heads.

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My feelings exactly. I remember thinking that, looking at them, they should be comfortable, but somehow they just weren't made for human heads.

 

What are your thoughts on shortiefish's signature?

 

 

 

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Having a dad that buys things and lets you use them is really pretty great.

Especially when the things he buys are headphones.

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What are your thoughts on shortiefish's signature?



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Haha, I hadn't noticed that before. I think it's great.

I don't believe in keeping things in the house that are off-limits. Audio/home theater equipment is part of the home and for the entertainment/use of anyone in the family. As long as it is handled properly, there are no restrictions for its use.

The cars, on the other hand, are a different story...wink.gif
Edited by palmfish - 5/5/12 at 4:47pm
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