Denon D2000 vs Senheiser HD25-1 II vs Audio Technica A900
Nov 4, 2008 at 12:04 PM Thread Starter Post #1 of 12

phandrew

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I have decided to buy one of these 3 headphones after weeks of searching.
My main priority is sound quality but i here they are all very close to each other so i am stuck.
 
Nov 4, 2008 at 12:39 PM Post #2 of 12

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I've owned two of these three (A900 and HD25), and I'd take a beyerdynamic DT770 over either one of them. I can't speak for the Denon because I've never heard one before.

Also, as a word of warning: if you wear glasses, take the HD25 off your list. You will likely learn a new meaning of pain trying to wear glasses with them.
 
Nov 4, 2008 at 12:52 PM Post #4 of 12

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I've heard all 3 at the same time (Owned the HD25s and D2000s, and had another head-fi'ers A900s in possession). the A900s sound thin particularly in the mid range in comparison to the 2 mentioned above. The HD25s sound congested in comparison to the two. The d2000 has bloated bass and recessed mids in comparison to the other two. All 3 headphones have obvious flaws, that are unacceptable imo. If I had to order them from best to worse my opinion would be D2000 > A900 >= HD25.

What's your budget?
 
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I am currently using the HD280pro and they have good sound quality but the bass impact lacks a bit so i am looking for one with same or better sound quality with more bass impact.

So now the choices are down to 2. Denon D2000 or Beyerdynamic DT770 2005
 
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What will you be driving them with? The Denons are low impedence and easy to drive. Even with fairly poor sources (ie: something stupid like plugged into an iPod) they have quite a bit of bass.
 
Nov 4, 2008 at 2:30 PM Post #7 of 12

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The HD25-1 will be the easiest to drive despite their 70 ohms. To remove any congestion from them, loud burn-in is required. They are the most valuable dynamic Sennheisers for me, and I don't care for their soundstage limitations. All the rest is from between the Grado and the Sennheiser worlds.
 
Nov 5, 2008 at 2:05 AM Post #8 of 12

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Quote:

Originally Posted by BruteFM /img/forum/go_quote.gif
I've owned two of these three (A900 and HD25), and I'd take a beyerdynamic DT770 over either one of them. I can't speak for the Denon because I've never heard one before.

Also, as a word of warning: if you wear glasses, take the HD25 off your list. You will likely learn a new meaning of pain trying to wear glasses with them.



I wear glasses, with a thick rim, but I have no problems with wearing the HD 25. And I find the HD 25 being one of the cans that has the most value to me at this price range. One of the characteristics is limited soundstage, which I do not really care about. Actually I really like the forward presentation of music, instead of laid back and distant. Also, this can separates itself from a lot of cans in this price range: its mids are not recessed! Recessed mids is absolutely unacceptable to me, no matter how much details the headphones present. So I encourage you to try the HD 25, you will fall in love with it =)
 
Nov 5, 2008 at 1:02 PM Post #9 of 12

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Originally Posted by majkel /img/forum/go_quote.gif
The HD25-1 will be the easiest to drive despite their 70 ohms. To remove any congestion from them, loud burn-in is required. They are the most valuable dynamic Sennheisers for me, and I don't care for their soundstage limitations. All the rest is from between the Grado and the Sennheiser worlds.


I bought mine used, and used them everyday for a couple of months, they still sounded congested in comparison to full sized cans. If you don't need them for portability I would personally skip these, but ymmv
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Quote:

Originally Posted by sidtai /img/forum/go_quote.gif
I wear glasses, with a thick rim, but I have no problems with wearing the HD 25.


I suppose that could make a difference. I have wireframes, and the HD25 helped cut grooves in the side of my head.
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Sonically, I'd still take the DT770 '05 over it. I sold a pair of A900s so that I could pick one up (at a profit, no less) and I couldn't be happier.

I will agree that the HD25 does pretty well without an amp. That was the reason I bought it in the first place, and it ran just fine out of the Sony DAP I was using at the time. It's just incredibly uncomfortable to me, and the sound wasn't anything special.
 
Nov 6, 2008 at 9:45 AM Post #12 of 12

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The Beyers sounds very nice for their price ( especially when they went for $108 shipped on amazon the last few days )

But the Denon D2000 is worth every penny for the upgrade.
 

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