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Hot on the heels of recent Grado and Audio-Technica high-end headphone offerings, comes this new AH-D7000 range-topper from Denon. Smart satin-lined packaging and first-class finish are a given at this price, but what's behind the facade?
Denon has plenty of headphones currently on offer: this is the range-topper. It's a closed-back model with earcups made of natural wood – the Japanese love natural wood, of course, but apart from its decorative properties it is quite a useful material from an acoustical point of view. Inside the wood are the drive units, which use a microfibre material to counteract diaphragm resonance.
Denon may not be the first name one would think of in the context of high-end headphones, but it has five models on offer at present, plus three in-ear designs. This particular contender is an all-new model and sits one rung down from the range-topping (and more expensive) AH-D5000.
You will know better than us if the price tag on this set of earphones is too high. If you are happy with the earphones that came with your iPod, then the price will probably hit you as quite a whack.
The sound from these Denon earphones is admirably neutral, with no obvious sign of bias towards any part of the audio range