Originally Posted by headphonatic
Got myself a pair of DN-2000's today, first impressions with mid-sized silicon tips
-Bass lacks a bit of hardness/punch, but sounds very linear overall (great transition to mids). Its presence is a bit above neutral.
-Bass displays great decay, tightness, and extension. Again, the bass sounds very linear, near "ortho" levels, but lacks slam/impact.
-Mid-range is stunningly smooth, with BA clarity. The linear bass does well in transitioning to the mids, and vocals have plenty of "ground" to work off of. A couple of well placed dips in the highs prevent harshness.
-Highs have a bit of sparkle, but are essentially rolled off. The sound lacks a bit of air and treble definition. however, there is great clarity, and no sibilance to be found.
-Imaging is very impressive, placement is well defined, and exhibits a good amount of speed. Better treble extention could have made the sound more 3 dimensional (it isn't lacking in this aspect, but it could have been done better).
-Sound stage displays good width, and above average depth.
-Solid Mids, strongest aspect of the DN-2000's
-Clean sound, and low distortion
-Overall clarity and resolution
-Treble definition and extention (mediocre at best, but nothing to really fuss about)
-Bass slam (it's there, but it's nothing great)
-Dynamics, (low end extention is good, high end not so much)
IMO, they sound great. I absolutely adore the mid-range, and smoothness of the overall sound. I doesn't best my He-500's at anything, but it does so well in its own way that I couldn't really ask for anything more. It sounds clean and clear without grain or sibilance. Some may find the rolled of highs bothersome.
They don't respond to eq at all, not that I care.