i am looking for a 99 classics upgrade. I am searching on the used market. My main option is the Denon AH-D 7200, but thia headphone is used still expensive.
Right now there are the Th600 (for 300), the Denon 2000 (for 150) and the argons (for 300) available. Is it worth to get one of these or should i save for the 7200? Which of the 3 would be the beat option.
I like the 99 classics sound and their sound signature in general, but i would like to have,
more detail (especially in lower mids)
better treble resolution
bigger sound stage would be nice
sub bass and bass quantity should be about the same level
So which of these should i go for?
I use the ifi zen dac in combination with a geshelli archel 2.5 pro
If you can get your hands on the Denon D200 and buy the Emu Cups Rosewood from Emu and the Lawton Mod Stage 1 , it will be better than the D7200 and replace the Meze too.
But both I would Th600 and D2000 are certainly above the Meze.
My vote would also be for the d2000s, I love mine especially for that sort of price. They’re the same drivers as the higher end Forster driver stuff (apart from ones like the th900) and stock vs my emus with ebony cups I prefer the d2000.
You can also modify them to take Lawton cups which will make them even better.
The argon’s would be the most comfortable but require power. I do have a blon B20 for sale that would fit your description but quantity of bass would be less than you are used too. Bass is there but not closed bad dynamic bass.
What are you powering your new buy with?
I’d actually take the t60rp or T50rp if you are thinking Argon. Unless the argon is readily available. Everything you mentioned is smooth and has big and better sounding bass then the meze. So you really can’t go wrong. If you are thinking of a Jot in the future you’ll want to step up in headphones as well since I think youll get an overly warm/smooth sound form a jot with what you are looking at.