>I did however find AX60 more coherent in the mid range than DN-1000, I have some pop tracks I listen to with many layers and backing samples popping up around the place through out the tracks, I found those samples easier to interpret from AX60 than Dunu, it was actually a mild difference and something I praised AX60 for. Source will also come into play here, from listening the Sansa players actually do a pretty good job of that. Though I've heard better.
i think dunu is more mids forward and AX60 had a bit more perceived mids detail (surprising considering it supposedly had audible thd+n around 1khz). like for you - if you turned out ax60 loud enough for the mids - it was too fatiguing (for me in the highs, but also by that point a bit too much bass as well)
anyways - look forward to more good 2Ba+DD hybrids. maybe dunu 1500 or ax90
The ss sssh sssshh stutter rap UM3X.
In other news your prayers have already been answered, DN-2000 is only a matter of months away. Rumour is around the end of Feb or March.