I've been trying to snag a D2k off eBay for cheap (<$250) with no luck. $275 is the highest my budget will allow. (for cans only)
Lately I've been looking at the Ultrasone Pro 750's. The problem is there isn't a lot of information/reviews on them.
I listen to happy hardcore/gabber/things of that nature so mid-bass and upper-mids (happy hardcore is almost exclusively female vocalists) are key factors for me.
The D2k's have very promising bass, the leakage i'm not too concerned about, however the recessed mids are giving me cold feet.
The D5k's look beautiful and help that upper-mid range that I need, but of course there are conflicting opinions everywhere on whether or not the D2k->D5k upgrade is worth the price difference. They're also way out of my price range, but if they are really worth it I could make it happen.
Also trust me I've done my homework, I've read too many threads and I just can't make up my mind.
I know the sound signature of these cans are very different; the d2k's are more 'passive' and the ultrasones are more 'in-your-face' from my understanding. I wish I could audition both of them, but I doubt any stores would have d2k's to audition anymore and guitar center looks like they have to ship-in ultrasones for in-store pickup making me believe they don't have any in-store.
I still plan on getting a Fiio e10 however. fb2k FLAC->e10->cans.
Any advice (especially people who listen to my genres) would be greatly appreciated.