Let's make a hd800 , d2000 comparison.
If I look at the ratings at golden ear,
you have :
treble relative to midrange: 5 (imply very bright)
bass relative to midrange: 0 (right amount of bass)
bass texture: 4 (punchy, but not the punchiest headphone)
Compared to the denon D2000:
treble relative to midrange: 1 (slight treble emphasis)
bass relative to midrange: 2 (a moderate bass emphasis)
treble + bass emphasis = slight V signature
bass texture: 5 (punchier than the HD800, then).
I don't see much people complaining of the d2000 bass, which according golden ear ,
have a punchier bass than the hd800, and a moderate bass emphasis.
Off course you could criticize the golden ear rating, but I think they provide a great tool
to compare headphone, especially if you can't try them , before you buy them.
I guess I would be a person complaining about the D2000 bass. I had all three of the Denons D2000, D5000, D7000. The D2000 is the last one I would pick for it's Bass presentation.
I'll take everything about the HD800 over the D2000s including anything regarding bass.