Reviewer: PMR Audio
- Sep 15, 2014
Thanks for the review! Great job
Can you possibly do a short comparison between DN2000 and IM02, so that I can relate since I have the IM02? I wonder if vocals are better on DN-2000 or IM02...
Thank you! Okay, here goes my comparison.
Hardware wise, the IM02 uses a dual BA, whereas the DN-2000 adds a 10mm driver on top of that. This most significantly affects the bass production of the earphones. The bass on the IM02 is not overly lean, but it definitely does not have the quantity nor extension of the DN-2000's bass. Due to the dynamic nature of the DN-2000's bass, it is naturally neither as accurate nor as precise as the IM02's. However, it adds a fullness of sound that the IM02 sometimes lacks, and ultimately adds musicality (very very subjective, I know) that can make the DN-2000 more enjoyable than the IM02 with certain genres.
The DN-2000's vocals are more laid back than the IM02's, but not in a negative manner. Sometimes, the IM02 seems to be just a little too forward, and I found the DN-2000 to be slightly more comfortable to listen to. There's a slight hint of warmth in the DN-2000's mids, which gives it more sweetness than the IM02's.
Treble performance on both is pretty good. Soundstage is larger on the DN-2000 than the IM02. However, if you like detail retrieval, the IM02 still trumps the DN-2000. In addition, the DN-2000 seems to struggle a little with classical pieces featuring quartets or soloists. It doesn't have enough grain to let you hear details like upbow and downbow that are immediately obvious on the IM02.
Hope this helps and good listening!