Originally Posted by SpaceBeatZ
The m50 has been my first higher end headphone and has really left my mouth hanging open on a number of occasion. I've been reading through the forums and it seems that the denon d7000 will suite my need for aggressive dubstep, electro and drum and bass perfectly.
I just need to ask: Is it really worth the money to jump from the m50 to the d7000? Is there a big enough improvement?
I don't understand why everyone in the thread above me has been avidly recommending them to you without more knowledge of your wants and needs.
I assume you will be using them at home since they're not very portable cans. If so, what source? If a computer, laptop or desktop? Do you have a decent soundcard on the system? Do you know how to check your soundcard and to determine the quality? If not, have you factored in the cost of a decent DAC? And then an amp so you're not directly plugged in to the DAC? Do you already have an amp? Do you know why you need these things to get the best sound of the 7000s you can?
People should NOT be blindly recommending things to you with the limited information you've given so far. It's foolish.
There may be a big enough improvement for some - I highly doubt the purchase is worth the money at this time in your audio journey. Going from budget fi to mid/hi-fi in a single purchase, will your ears be able to tell the difference? Will you be able to appreciate or even differentiate the difference between the 7000s and other cans in the same range? Odds are no.
Headphones are subject to the law of diminishing returns. $1000 will not sound 5x better than $200 headphones. If the M50s sound great to you now, that's wonderful. Continue enjoying them and slowly expanding your knowledge of audio, finding out your likes and dislikes with difference sounds before taking the plunge into more expensive headphones. As is, it's like trading your 16 year old daughter's 1999 Nissan Altima for a new Chevy Camaro. Totally unnecessary at this point in time.
Edited by HideousPride - 8/14/12 at 1:00pm