Showing 1 of 2731 conversations about:
View Full Discussion
I have a Denon AH-D5000. How does this compare?
The D5000 are similar with the bass of the X00 extending deeper and with more authority and impact; the treble is perhaps somewhat more "shimmery" on the Fostex. The sound stage is deeper and perhaps slightly wider on the Denons. Overall, the D5000 are more neutral while the X00 are more "w" shaped. I have kept both, though the Fostex spend more time on my head. BTW- I found the Denons to substantially benefit from burn in and the X00 also get much better with a hundred hours or so.
Thanks for the comparison. Did you feel that the X00s are a noticeable step up from the D5ks? My D5ks are pushing 4 years old and the leather on the pads have mostly flaked away, wanted to know if the X00s are worth getting (for the improvement in sonic performance) as opposed to just finding replacement pads for my D5ks (I've looked into some of them, but most reviewers say they aren't very good).