Hey, I'm Michael. I live in the Montgomery county area, I have a fairly modest desktop setup, I am currently running a Schiit Magni/Modi stack with AKG K712 Pro headphones. I am using the stock cables but am going to be setting aside some time for a DIY braided cable at some point. I mainly use my setup for every day computer use, some light gaming, and for watching movies and TV.
I have a (broken) pair of Denon AH-D2000s that I would at some point like to upgrade to full Lawton Mod LA-D2000s.
Before my current setup I had Beyerdynamic Custom one pros to a Fiio E10 amp/DAC.
Welcome! Sounds like a good rig to start out on! If you bring your cans to the CanMania meet, you'll have an opportunity to try them out on a bunch of different rigs If you need some pointers on DIY cables (materials, techniques, etc.) just shoot me a PM and I'll help ya out!
My advice on the D2k is to just acquire a pair of stock wood cups (either from D5k or D7k, Lawton should sell those) as the D2k and D5k share the same driver, and the wood cups will essentially 'upgrade' your can to a D5k. I have heard Lawton modded D5k/D7k before and I have to say you'll be better off in a 'stock' configuration Are they broken in that they just need a recable/channel(s) cutting out?