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My current situation:

I have a pair of M50's that are a bit broken (the plug no longer works, and I lost the plug I bought. lol)

so in the meantime I've been barrowing Beyer DT770's, but the owner is now taking them back occasionally now. rolleyes.gif

 

Most of my music is electronic, so I need bass heavy headphones but I care about the other frequencies too.

I've been eyeing the Denon D2000's, but the price is at the very end of my budget ($250?) so I have a few questions:

 

  • Has anyone spotted headphones that perform similar to the D2000's with a black friday sale?
  • Or more generally, what would a good substitute be for the D2000's be at a $150~$200 price range?

 

If you want more info, I love both my M50's and the DT770[80ohm], I guess I'd say I prefer the 770, and I don't find the bass overwhelming at all.

 

thanks guys!


Edited by tj28 - 11/22/12 at 9:04pm
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Originally Posted by tj28 View Post

I have a pair of M50's that are a bit broken (the plug no longer works, and I lost the plug I bought. lol)

so in the meantime I've been barrowing Beyer DT770's, but the owner is now taking them back occasionally now. rolleyes.gif

Most of my music is electronic, so I need bass heavy headphones but I care about the other frequencies too.

I've been eyeing the Denon D2000's, but the price is at the very end of my budget ($250?) so I have a few questions:

 

  • Has anyone spotted headphones that perform similar to the D2000's with a black friday sale?
  • Or more generally, what would a good substitute be for the D2000's be at a $150~$200 price range?

If you want more info, I love both my M50's and the DT770[80ohm], I guess I'd say I prefer the 770, and I don't find the bass overwhelming at all.

The Denon AH-D2000 are 25-Ohm headphones, which means you want to drive them with a headphone amplifier with a very low impedance, like 4-Ohms or less.

What head amps do you use?

post #3 of 7
Try the for sale forum. I've seen a few pairs of D2Ks going in there for not too much money. They don't need an amp but I feel mine benefit from one.
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Originally Posted by tj28 View Post

My current situation:
I have a pair of M50's that are a bit broken (the plug no longer works, and I lost the plug I bought. lol)
so in the meantime I've been barrowing Beyer DT770's, but the owner is now taking them back occasionally now. rolleyes.gif


Most of my music is electronic, so I need bass heavy headphones but I care about the other frequencies too.
I've been eyeing the Denon D2000's, but the price is at the very end of my budget ($250?) so I have a few questions:
  • Has anyone spotted headphones that perform similar to the D2000's with a black friday sale?
  • Or more generally, what would a good substitute be for the D2000's be at a $150~$200 price range?

If you want more info, I love both my M50's and the DT770[80ohm], I guess I'd say I prefer the 770, and I don't find the bass overwhelming at all.

thanks guys!

Pricing is tough to speculate on, since the AH-D2000 are discontinued. redface.gif

At around the $200 mark the Ultrasone HFI-2400 are very good though; open-back, but the Denon leak so much they might as well be.
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The Denon AH-D2000 are 25-Ohm headphones, which means you want to drive them with a headphone amplifier with a very low impedance, like 4-Ohms or less.

What head amps do you use?

I don't have any amps right now, but I could get one sometime in the near future, I was looking at the fiio e10.

The cans will be used on my desktop mostly, and i have a custom-built PC with a decent integrated sound card (Via HD) so it was never really a priority for me. tongue.gif But yeah I'll definitely want one.

Thoughts?

 

 

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Originally Posted by Tangster View Post

Try the for sale forum. I've seen a few pairs of D2Ks going in there for not too much money. They don't need an amp but I feel mine benefit from one.

I saw those too, the ones listed for $200 looked like they sold instantly, but I might have some luck picking them up for $220~$250. smily_headphones1.gif

 

 

 

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Originally Posted by obobskivich View Post


Pricing is tough to speculate on, since the AH-D2000 are discontinued. redface.gif
At around the $200 mark the Ultrasone HFI-2400 are very good though; open-back, but the Denon leak so much they might as well be.

I will look at them, thanks!

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Originally Posted by tj28 View Post

I don't have any amps right now, but I could get one sometime in the near future, I was looking at the fiio e10.

The cans will be used on my desktop mostly, and i have a custom-built PC with a decent integrated sound card (Via HD) so it was never really a priority for me. tongue.gif But yeah I'll definitely want one.

Thoughts?

Fiio portable headphone amplifiers (E6, E7, E10, E11, E17) come with a very low headphone jack impedance, like 1-Ohm or even .5-Ohm, great for 25-Ohm headphones.

The Fiio E7, E10, E17 should come with a DAC (Digital to Analog Converter) that are a fair bit better then whatever DAC is built into your motherboard.

With the USB connection of the E10, all your going to get it 2-channel stereo sound, which is fine for music audio, but offers no surround sound features.

post #7 of 7
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Originally Posted by obobskivich View Post


Pricing is tough to speculate on, since the AH-D2000 are discontinued. redface.gif
At around the $200 mark the Ultrasone HFI-2400 are very good though; open-back, but the Denon leak so much they might as well be.

Beware, I have both, and imo, the Denon's trounce the Ultrasone in every way except maybe in build quality.

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