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Dunu DN-2000 - Hybrid Impressions Thread (It's Here!) - Page 34
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What device are you listening on? Does it have an equalizer? If so, how many bands?
Sounds like the 4-8k needs to come down by several dB.
Every time I use a new device (headphones, speakers), I create a new EQ profile. I basically start with all settings flat and work from the bottom bass all the way up to the treble. I test the extremes of each band and basically zero in on the spot that sounds the "least weird". Then after I'm done, I raise the "bass" and "treble" levels until they sound sufficiently rich while not drowning anything out. This technique seems so work very well for me in the sense that I'm almost never tempted to tinker with the EQ later on.
I use Poweramp which has a 10-band EQ.
I would recommend doing this with as "normal" a song as possible. No tin-can oldies obviously, and no nightclub dance hits. Something extremely well balanced such as Christopher Cross' "Sailing".
I just ordered the DN2000 this week, and I'll probably get it in a couple of weeks. This will be quite the jump for me. My best pair of earbuds are the Sony MDR-EX70LP. I've been using them regularly since 2001. In order to achieve a balanced sound in these things, my EQ is basically shaped like a checkmark.
I'm hoping the DN2Ks will last me another 13 years.
Happens sometimes with small bore tips, try to find a larger bore tips
So, this happened today.
My first impressions are a little underwhelming unfortunately. While I think DN-2000 is an upgrade from DN-1000 my opinion isn't 1000 times desirable than its little brother.
It sounds clearer in the mid-range, has slightly more detail though I'm not feeling DN-2000 thunder over my first day, which I guess 'thunder' brings us to the low end. Yes, it's rather subtle and missing a touch of impact,, though it's not well textured either to my ears.
The soundstage also appears narrower to my ears and the mid-range is a little compressed / lacking air. I will try different tips and spacers then return as I don't won't to kill the party. At this point in time I will say its an upgrade from DN-1000 though much like ijokerl said maybe not that far above DN-1000 to warrant changing straight over.
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Frankly speaking. I agree with H20Fidelity. I've sold these earphones in 1 week after the purchase because they are not to my liking. Soundstage is not wide enough for me, bass is pretty anemic also. The best word I would pick to describe these are "lifeless" because everything is pretty well balanced but it's like having 0 emotions from listening to music.
Edited by LMka - 5/30/14 at 1:56am
This pair doesn't.
I don't think there is anything special with my pair or the pair you have (djvkool's?) is defective, just that it varies on what tips you use. The Sony hybrids and some of the stock tips did not go well at all.
I do believe you, problem is I don't hear what you are. When I use DX50 / Tralucent T1 the DN-1000 stage is wider.
Also with your pair, did you get much hiss from DX50 HO? (no amp) Do you have DX50 on hand to test the hiss levels for me?
But please for all readers let's not write anything off yet, I've spent a few hours with them and I said they're an upgrade from DN-1000. Just not the leaps and bound ahead I was picturing. Like I said via PM I'm very much with ijokerl's opinion that the difference is subtle enough DN-1000 owners may not need to upgrade.
Let me also say I didn't pay for this unit, nore was it a free review sample I'm just demoing it at my own freed will.