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Hi guys

Just wondering how the d2000's would fare with no amp out of a laptop? I'm no audiophile by any means but id like a good sounding headphone.
 
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Unamped ohm is best at 32ohm
 
D2000 run at 24ohm, meaning they wouldn't need a amp out of anything
 
But be warned, I always do this, please don't hate, I think that Denon are kinda boring. IMO
 
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So what would be better, these or a high end IEM such as ie8 ?
 
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What's your:
 
Price Range
Music tastes
preference of headphone (comfort, sound, looks)
and any sources/amp/or DAC (ipod, computer, receivers or amps)
 
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The D2000 are very easy to drive, you'll be fine unamped.
 
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The Denons definitely sound good without a amp.

(But they sound much better with one)
 
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The Denons definitely sound good without a amp.

(But they sound much better with one)


Everything sounds better, just a bit if they don't, everything sounds better amped. Especially Grado
 
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D2000's sound fine coming straight out of my mums sony vaio, using FLAC audio aswell.
 
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Price range 330 USD max , like rap and hip hop music, a bit of dubstep, don't really have preference just no amp or dac. Just want headphones and that's all.
 
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Straight from my laptop which has Dolby entertainment theatre sound card. Package bell tx86.
 
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And I like headphones with a big soundstage if that helps


Sony MDR-7509HD
 
I like a balanced can for anything with a good bit of bass and maybe some classical due to rap artists
 
For your genres, I turn to my V6 which are little brothers to the 7509HD and the 7509HD doesn't need a amp and won't be hurt by going without. $200 and all you will need for a LONG time
 
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I'm one (like a few others on here) that think they're best with a full desktop amp. Giving them a second chance when I got a desktop amp was totally worth it and changed my opinion of them.
 
Back in early 2010 or so I complained that they had very bloated bass and recessed mids. When I got my Asgard in early 2011 my opinion of them totally changed. I loved them and it hard to even think they had slightly recessed mids! Didn't sound this way to me.
 
The day after I tried them with my amp I went downstairs to listen to them unamped and hated how they sounded. Went back upstairs to my amp and the problem was fixed.
 
Why this is I'll never know.
 
They deserve a good desktop amp if you can afford it.
 
So yes, they might sound decent unamped. Just worth trying it. It seems the bass is much better controlled with a good amp.
 
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I'm one (like a few others on here) that think they're best with a full desktop amp. Giving them a second chance when I got a desktop amp was totally worth it and changed my opinion of them.
 
Back in early 2010 or so I complained that they had very bloated bass and recessed mids. When I got my Asgard in early 2011 my opinion of them totally changed. I loved them and it hard to even think they had slightly recessed mids! Didn't sound this way to me.
 
The day after I tried them with my amp I went downstairs to listen to them unamped and hated how they sounded. Went back upstairs to my amp and the problem was fixed.
 
Why this is I'll never know.
 
They deserve a good desktop amp if you can afford it.
 
So yes, they might sound decent unamped. Just worth trying it. It seems the bass is much better controlled with a good amp.

I find it still bloated and recessed with any amp I've tried, but yes to a lesser extent. 
 
 
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