Summary: Dark mahogany, faux leather, and striking metal accents give the D5000 the look and feel of luxury phones. Out of the box, it's clear that there's an accent on bass - like a layer of bass "padding." They look eerily like the wood JVC HP-DX1000 - even have the same bass-head power. - Comfort: The pads are very soft, though clamping is relatively firm. There's maybe a bit less space around the ears than you might find in the K701, though the D5000 has a lighter foam.
Excellent but don't renders the large orchestra spatiality
Giorgio PM "Giorgio", Amazon
12 March 2010
Summary: Excellent for the price. I am using with all kind of music, from hard rock to the most delicate Beethoven piano sonatas (only rap excluded) and I feel this headphone is a perfect compromise for all, even if doesn't render so much the large orchestra spatiality. However I didn't have the chance to compare to other same level headphones, so that is my personal feeling and I don't know if same level competitors are better or worse (some information about would be welcome).
Summary: I'll let the audiophiles and hi-fi gurus speak the jargon. But as a consumer that spends liberally on entertainment; this was one of the most rewarding purchases I've ever made. These headphones have more range than anything I've ever heard. Bass is so low you can feel it in your brain. High frequencies are crisp, and mids are not annoying like most audiophile favorites. It is like having a high-end sub, tweeter, and mid-range driver on your ear.
Summary: These came at the end of my (relatively short) search for the perfect headphones. Aside from listening and reading reviews, I also own the Sennheiser HD-595, (my former favourite) and the AKG K240s, though I realise they are not really in the same league. Denon wasn't the first name that came to mind, but on hearing the closest competitor and potential upgrade to my 595's, the HD-650, I found that the latter coloured the music too much and is too dark.
Summary: It is difficult to add any new aspects to the long list of reviews already posted, but I'll try. Let it be stated beforehand that I only listen to classical music, mostly orchestral and choral, and that my aging ears still are able to receive a lot of the higher frequencies. I have the Sennheiser 595 and the AKG K 701, but find the former somewhat muddy, the latter analytical to the point of being cold and sterile. My favorite `phones for all genres are the Beyer DT 880.
Summary: I own a pair of Dennon AH-D2000 headphones that I like, and thought I'd purchase the 5000's to use with my main home system. There is a sound difference between the two, with the 5000's definitely taking the edge. HOWEVER, I have to report that the cabling on them is quite poor. I returned the first pair after a week because the black nylon sheathing on the cable was coming apart near the plug, exposing the white batting material, which began to bulge out.
Summary: These headphones are somethng really special. i have had these headphones now for the last one month and have been burning them in extensively and there are noticeable differences as these headphones burn in. let me start off in an organised fashion in my review aesthetics- very pleasing and the wooden mahogany alone is worth the upgrade from the denon ah2000.
Summary: I'm a Classic Music fan. I listen practically to everything from Vivaldi to Ligeti. First I bought AKG K701 as the best recommended Classic Music Headphones coupled with Headroom Micro stack. At the beginning I was impressed, because the AKG was the first audiophile headphones I've ever heard, but later I began to notice that the AKG lacks warmth, the sound is detailed and clinical but dry and unappealing, although I believe that they need a very good Amp to drive them...
Summary: This headset is a good performer... but if you realy want to hear what it is capable of buy a small amp like those made by Microshar [...] and WOW suddenly you will hear things in recordings you never knew existed. The headset is a touch on the big side... I'm not a pin head,7 1/8" hat size, and I can't get a good snug fit because it does not adjust any smaller. But the sound at this price point is worth it. [...