With the discontinuation of all their current high-end headphones (AH-D2000, AH-D5000, AH-D7000), Denon certainly has some shoes to fill. The new look of the headphones has been highly controversial since they first leaked, but until we can get our ears inside them we should probably hesitate from criticizing. After all, Denons are really meant for home listening (at least the full-size headphones).
Denon has announced two separate lines of headphones: the Music Maniac series and the Urban Raver series (these names are real).
The Music Maniac series consists of the Denon AH-C400 in-ear headphones (MSRP $349), the Denon AH-D600 full-size headphones (MSRP $499), and the Denon AH-D7100 Artisan full-size headphones (MSRP $1,199). Check some photos below:
Here is what we know about each model:
- Denon AH-C400: Dual balanced-armature driver, 43 ohm impedance, built-in microphone/remote, and it comes with 3 types of ear tips: Comply, standard silicone, and double-solid silicone.
- Denon AH-D600 and AH-D7100: More comfortable than the current AH-Dx000 headphones according to Jude from Head-Fi, passive isolation is better than old models, 50mm free-edge drivers, 25 ohm impedance, feel more sturdy and durable than the old Dx000’s, and they both come with two detachable cables: a 10 ft for studio use and a 3 ft for mobile use.
Jude is still in the process of posting his thoughts on the Urban Raver line – I will update this post once he updates his!
There is a lot more info over at Head-Fi, so you if want all the nitty gritty details head over there. I just wanted to make sure you caught the news!