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Denon AH-D1000 Headphone Review

by April 24, 2007
Denon AH-D1000 Headphones

Denon AH-D1000 Headphones

  • Product Name: AH-D1000
  • Manufacturer: Denon
  • Performance Rating: StarStarStarStar
  • Value Rating: StarStarStarStarhalf-star
  • Review Date: April 24, 2007 06:27
  • MSRP: $ 150

Type: Dynamic

Drive units: 40mm (1-9/16”) Neodymium magnet

Input impedance: 32 ohms

Sensitivity: 103 dB/mW

Maximum input: 1,300 Mw

Playback frequencies: 8-37,000 Hz

Mass: 180g (6-3/8oz) (not including cable)

Cable length: 1.5 m (4’ 11”) OFC cable

Plug: 3.5 mm (9/64’) gold-plated stereo mini plug

Accessories: 3.5 m (11’ 5-25/32”) OFC cable, 6.3 mm (1/4’) Stereo plug, Operating instructions

Colors: Black/Silver

Pros

  • Light
  • Comfortable
  • Sound great

Cons

  • A bit large for travel? I don’t know, I got nothin’.

Introduction

Nothing is worse than having an “epiphany” type moment with a particular song/album just to have your significant other ask you to turn it down. It is times like these that you simply MUST have a good set of cans. Denon is trying to break into this very competitive market with a new group of cans that range in price from $150 to $700. The AH-D1000’s are an “on ear” (supra-aural) model that is priced right for someone that wants quality but doesn’t have unlimited funds. At $150, they definitely are above the impulse buy price range and elevate the purchase to one of “bang for buck”.

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Recent Forum Posts:

furrycute posts on April 27, 2007 19:01
Not much interest in cans around here…

Is there going to be a review of AH-D2000, the next higher up model? I am very curious to see how this Denon stacks up against the Sony MDR-SA5000.
Kitsum posts on April 26, 2007 13:03
Are those made in China? All of my cans come from Europe, as i find them excellent HQ designs, but other mnfs might be up to the task now days.
kleinwl posts on April 25, 2007 09:37
It is hard to get a feel from the article how much better or worse these are than other headphones. For example, I have a pair of Sennheiser HD280 pros (closed) headphones and have been thinking of upgrading to HD650s (open). The HD280 is a very flat response (designed to be monitor headphones) with 32db of sound proofing… however the bass response leaves much to be desired, -10Db at 1KHz.
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