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I'm still torn... (Denon D2k vs Ultrasone Pro 750)

post #1 of 10
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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. confused_face.gif

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.

post #2 of 10

Neither, get Mad dogs wink_face.gif.

post #3 of 10
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Originally Posted by eltocliousus View Post

Neither, get Mad dogs wink_face.gif.

Reading that massive thread now. biggrin.gif

 

I'm assuming you are referring to http://www.mrspeakers.com/Audiophile-fostex-t50rp-upgrades-mrspeakers-mad-dog/MrSpeakers-Mad-Dog-Headphone-with-Comfort-Strap

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Originally Posted by tj28 View Post

Reading that massive thread now. biggrin.gif

 

I'm assuming you are referring to http://www.mrspeakers.com/Audiophile-fostex-t50rp-upgrades-mrspeakers-mad-dog/MrSpeakers-Mad-Dog-Headphone-with-Comfort-Strap

 

I am yes, I'd objectively compare them to D7000s in terms of overall sound quality.

I currently own the E10 and, I don't personally use it as an amplifier but rather as a stand-alone DAC, however it powers the Mad dogs remarkably so, and you'll have room for improvement for later audio ventures.


Edited by eltocliousus - 12/1/12 at 7:48pm
post #5 of 10

The 5k's are just a better 2k's with like 1-2db more in the vocal range, the 7k's are a little bit different sounding.

 

I'm having the same issue, I say just start buying headphones and sell if you don't like because reading only goes so far.
 

post #6 of 10

for those styles of music, get the ultrasones.

 

and i love happy hardcore!!

 

btw, if u like hh, try nightcore music :D

post #7 of 10

The Denons aren't really fast enough for the genre, but the titanium drivers of the Ultrasones are.

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Originally Posted by Dubstep Girl View Post

for those styles of music, get the ultrasones.

 

and i love happy hardcore!!

 

btw, if u like hh, try nightcore music :D

I have nightcore! biggrin.gifsmily_headphones1.gif

 

Now...between the ultrasones and the mad dogs...two very different hp's I imagine..but which one is for me...tongue_smile.gif

post #9 of 10

In case you haven't made any purchase, I have both the Ultrasone Pro 2500 (which is literally an open-back 750s, perhaps with slightly more tamed treble) and the Denon D2000. The Ultrasone are rawer, faster with in-your-face type of bass and pretty spiking highs (takes a long burn-in period to tame). The Denon has a more relaxed presentation, deep hitting and polite bass, treble is pronounced but not shrilled. Both are fun to listen to nonetheless, and have about equal amounts of details. Soundstages are pretty good on both (Denon's is slightly better). With your preferred music, neither will sound bad but I would take the 750s as it would definitely fit a little bit better. Both scale up with amping (with a slight edge for Ultrasone) so definitely get yourself an E10. Hope this helps.

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Originally Posted by risenfallen View Post

In case you haven't made any purchase, I have both the Ultrasone Pro 2500 (which is literally an open-back 750s, perhaps with slightly more tamed treble) and the Denon D2000. The Ultrasone are rawer, faster with in-your-face type of bass and pretty spiking highs (takes a long burn-in period to tame). The Denon has a more relaxed presentation, deep hitting and polite bass, treble is pronounced but not shrilled. Both are fun to listen to nonetheless, and have about equal amounts of details. Soundstages are pretty good on both (Denon's is slightly better). With your preferred music, neither will sound bad but I would take the 750s as it would definitely fit a little bit better. Both scale up with amping (with a slight edge for Ultrasone) so definitely get yourself an E10. Hope this helps.

 

I bought the pro 750's. Thanks for the confirmation of a good purchase though. biggrin.gif

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