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Would love your input: what headphones to replace a broken ah-d2000 with?

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Hey guys, long time lurker new registered member here! Love the site and the community is awesome, nice to meet you all :)

 

So my gear is Heed CANAMP and AKG K702, a combo I very much love. I also had a Denon AH-D2000 which was my "jack-of-all-trades, sounds good amped or ampless, isolates a bit of noise" go-to headphone. Sadly it has gone on to the headphone heaven after serving me daily for several years of rough use. I'd love your input on what to replace the broken Denon's with!

 

Requirements:

-Sounds "good" amped or ampless, like ah-d2000

-Usage gaming, movies, music(rock, pop, electronic, dance, classical, basically everything :) )

-Budget $300 or less

-Semi-Closed or Closed backs for decent+ sound isolation

-jack-of-all-trades

 

My current choice with my somewhat limited knowledge would be Beyerdynamic DT 770 Pro (80 Ohm), what other headphone models should I consider?

 

More Info:

I have a big head, so the small-cupped or tight models are a no-go :)

I have also owned the Sennheiser HD600 which I very much loved, but I didn't use them anymore after getting the K702.

 

 

 

Looking forward to hearing your input, thanks in advance!

 

M

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I think that coming from the D2000, you will very disappointed in any flavor of the DT 770, unless you're going for basshead lite with recessed mids.  The D2000 is far and away a much better can (except for isolation, leakage & comfort) than the DT 770.

 

If you're OK with open, you might like the HD 650.

 

In the end your best bet might be a used D2000, provided you are willing to swear off rough use--for which the D2000 was never designed to accommodate.  I can't think of another can that I have heard and which is priced at or below the price of the HD 650 that can scratch the D2000 itch.

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Thread Starter 

I like how HD 650 sounds, but I need a jack of all trades that sounds good ampless as well, which the 650 might struggle with. Also Id prefer them to be closed or semi-closed to contain the leakage. I loved my 2000's, but I'm reluctant to buy another set used, especially since I know first-hand that they do not take day-to-day wear so well.

 

Do any other current models come to mind? Thanks for your input I appreciate it!

 

M

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post #5 of 7
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Thanks for chiming in! I read the review, and became very intrigued... I'll have to give these a test-drive somewhere. Other cans mentioned in that review that the reviewer liked were the Sennheiser momentums, gonna have to test those out as well. If anyone has other suggestions do keep 'em coming, cheers!

 

M

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Thanks for chiming in! I read the review, and became very intrigued... I'll have to give these a test-drive somewhere. Other cans mentioned in that review that the reviewer liked were the Sennheiser momentums, gonna have to test those out as well. If anyone has other suggestions do keep 'em coming, cheers!

Audio Technica ATH-A900X closed headphones, $200-$220.

With Hifiman Velour ear pads, $10+shipping

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Thread Starter 

I finally bit the bullet and ordered the NAD Viso HP50, should have it in a couple of days. No local shops had it to demo, but I'm pretty confident I'll like it based on reading about it for a couple of nights. Thanks for the input!

 

M

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