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post #1006 of 1407

Tested the D7100 last week with a recommended amp for it. I was not that impressed considering the price it was at.

Though I was impressed when I tried the D5000 and picked that one up for my first high-end headphone. (Previous one was a Audio Technica ATH-AD700)

I think the D7100 is very neutral in sound and was a bit boring to my liking, the isolation was really good compared to my D5000.

At that time I was comparing it with the Beyerdynamic T70 and I was actually leaning quite a lot more on it compared to D7100. 

 

I was wondering if someone else had a different opinion between the D7100 and the D5000.


Edited by Rei7 - 9/18/12 at 12:57am
post #1007 of 1407
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Just sitting here thinking of an LA600. That could be ... interesting.

 Emailed mark. He didn't reply on it. Shuld have my new LA D2k's next week. Yeeeyahhh!

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 Emailed mark. He didn't reply on it. Shuld have my new LA D2k's next week. Yeeeyahhh!

The D600 is probably the only DECENT one out of the batch, and its not even great. 

The D7100 is a joke at its price, and even at half that its a maybe. 

 

Whoever designed the D400 should be tortured. 

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The D600 is probably the only DECENT one out of the batch, and its not even great. 

The D7100 is a joke at its price, and even at half that its a maybe. 

 

Whoever designed the D400 should be tortured. 

 

D600 is great, I wouldn't have bought it if it wasn't ;) or, well that depends on how you define great. For me, great = very good. It has enough of the hi-fi parameters (clarity, speed, detail etc) for me to be called a hi-fi headphone while being very fun to listen to at the same time. It sure as heck isn't neutral but not awfully colored either. It's just tuned to sound fun. Whats wrong with that? :D

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D600 is great, I wouldn't have bought it if it wasn't wink.gif or, well that depends on how you define great. For me, great = very good. It has enough of the hi-fi parameters (clarity, speed, detail etc) for me to be called a hi-fi headphone while being very fun to listen to at the same time. It sure as heck isn't neutral but not awfully colored either. It's just tuned to sound fun. Whats wrong with that? biggrin.gif
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+1 plus they are good all-around
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+1 plus they are good all-around

 

Absolutely! They make the beats pulverize your jawbones while sounding beautiful with acoustic instruments at the same time. Piano for example sounds very natural on them. 

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Absolutely! They make the beats pulverize your jawbones while sounding beautiful with acoustic instruments at the same time. Piano for example sounds very natural on them. 
Plus tight punchy kick drums
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Plus tight punchy kick drums

 

Oh yeah L3000.gif

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What I heard sort of shocked me: the esw9 had  better resolution, better balance, a bigger soundstage, more treble (in a good way), tighter bass, and a more articulate midrange; the only area the D600 sonically prevailed was with bass slam and depth.

 

I think the ESW9 may just be an underrated headphone. I did an A/B with it and the fullsize AKG K550. Plugged into a decent portable amp (C421), it trumped the K550 on almost everything except soundstage. Plugged into a bigger amp, the story may be different, but still impressive for a portable headphone.

 

With the D600/7100, I was hoping for re-tuned AH-D5000/7000 headphones with the same huge soundstage. From your impressions, it seems like their soundstage may not even be at AH-D1001 level.

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Aye, the esw9 is fantastic, I just got a pair and I am loving them. I once heard the D2000 and thought they were pretty good. My plan was to purchase a pair or perhaps the D5000 one day. Now Denon seems to be under some irrational influence and they no longer make phones that interest me in the slightest. If It was my company those responsible would be be seeing an email flash up on their screen that their car was illegally parked in the company car park and about to be towed which of course means that they are fired... The D2000/D5000/D7000 were great phones and a sure fire money making machine for years to come.

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Aye, the esw9 is fantastic, I just got a pair and I am loving them. I once heard the D2000 and thought they were pretty good. My plan was to purchase a pair or perhaps the D5000 one day. Now Denon seems to be under some irrational influence and they no longer make phones that interest me in the slightest. If It was my company those responsible would be be seeing an email flash up on their screen that their car was illegally parked in the company car park and about to be towed which of course means that they are fired... The D2000/D5000/D7000 were great phones and a sure fire money making machine for years to come.

Denon and the driver manufacturer for the old dxxxx line, Fostex, had a falling out. So Denon could not have continued making them even if they wanted to.
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Aye, the esw9 is fantastic, I just got a pair and I am loving them. I once heard the D2000 and thought they were pretty good. My plan was to purchase a pair or perhaps the D5000 one day. Now Denon seems to be under some irrational influence and they no longer make phones that interest me in the slightest. If It was my company those responsible would be be seeing an email flash up on their screen that their car was illegally parked in the company car park and about to be towed which of course means that they are fired... The D2000/D5000/D7000 were great phones and a sure fire money making machine for years to come.

I hope you get your D5000, one day. It's definitely one of the best i've heard by far that suits my liking of course. Not quite sure as well to what Denon is currently doing. I think they are somehow going into the way of the Beats by Dre or something where headphones has to look urban with a not so good sound. Worst decision ever. Agreed, they should still sell the D2000/5000/7000.

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Denon and the driver manufacturer for the old dxxxx line, Fostex, had a falling out. So Denon could not have continued making them even if they wanted to.


Thank you, that explains what seemed inexplicable.

post #1019 of 1407

Man denon really looks like it has fallen off bad here lately. They're also losing bigtime in the mixer departmant too-to pioneer and Rane. Soo sad.

post #1020 of 1407

What's up guys,

 

Has anyone compared the D7100's to the D600's yet?

 

Sincerely,

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