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Denon AH-D7000 Ultra Reference Over-Ear Headphones (Black)

by Denon

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  • Custom-crafted real mahogany wood housings finished in piano grade satin sheen.
  • 50mm diameter free edge Microfiber diaphragms driven by high strength Neodymium magnets deliver efficiency.
  • Denon's exclusive Acoustic Optimizer technology equalizes the sound pressure in front and behind the Microfiber drivers improving detail and dynamics.
  • The lightweight tangle-free cable features reference grade 7N OFC (7 Nines ? 99.99999% Oxygen Free Copper)
  • Luxurious soft leather ear pads and headband.
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  • Noise-Isolating

Product Details

  • Product Dimensions: 3 x 5 x 4 inches ; 1 pounds
  • Shipping Weight: 5 pounds
  • Shipping: This item is also available for shipping to select countries outside the U.S.
  • ASIN: B001EO9TM6
  • Item model number: AH-D7000
  • Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (23 customer reviews)
  • Date first available at Amazon.com: September 1, 2003

Product Description

State of the art technology and old world style craftsmanship are combined in Denon's AH-D7000's to provide the ultimate headphone listening experience. Slip on these reference standard headphones and instantly transport yourself to the world's finest concert halls and recording studios. The AH-D7000 employs the latest transducer technology fitted in custom-crafted real mahogany wood housings for superior acoustical performance. Large diameter (50mm, 1.97”) free edge Microfiber diaphragms provide extended frequency response. High strength Neodymium magnets deliver system efficiency and freedom from motor structure non-linearity. Denon's exclusive Acoustic Optimizer technology is also employed to equalize the sound pressure in front and behind the Microfiber driver. The result is natural and uncolored sound featuring deep, dynamic bass, smooth, detail midrange and extended crystal clear highs. The elegant and comfortable over-the-ear design assures hours of listening comfort, aided by the lightweight Duralumin headband, along with luxurious soft leather ear pads and headband cover. The elegant mahogany housings feature piano grade satin sheen finish with magnesium fittings. The lightweight tangle-free cable features reference grade 7N OFC (7 Nines – 99.99999% Oxygen Free Copper) wiring, and is finished with an elastomer-coated cloth sheathing. A luxurious storage case is provided.

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I like it more than Sennheiser HD650.
vinokurov
If you like hip hop, trance/electronica, rock, or any kind of music with punch, these are the headphones for you.
snufflelofegus
The bass is amazing, not overdramatic, but present as a feeling as well as a sound.
B. H. Thisted

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

129 of 140 people found the following review helpful By RT "Gadget Guy" on May 14, 2009
The AH-D7000 is the newest flagship reference headphone from Denon, a company usually known for their home theater electronics. Denon made a mark in the headphone market a couple of years ago when they introduced the AH-D1001, AH-D2000, AH-D5000 providing a well-rounded sound quality in the crowded market of premium headphone makers like Sennheiser, AKG, Audio Technica.

What I noted in my D2000/D1001 review is they are good headphones which have no glaring faults. They tend to have a very musically pleasing sound quality that doesn't dull the performance quality of the music, with their authoritative bass, clear and sparkly highs, but they don't overdo it either. They seem to do justice to most music types. So this "ultra reference" model carries on that tradition. The MSRP of this headphone is $999, and that puts it in the "ultra-expensive" category, but fortunately, you can actually find it discounted fairly steeply sometimes which brings the price down to earth a bit (but still orbiting). The main difference in this model over the lesser but similar wood-construction D5000 is an improved driver (higher efficiency) and a better finished wood earcup (now polished finish and nickel lettering that can't wear off). Looking at the spec sheets, there isn't much to differentiate it from the D5000 model to justify the $300 premium. Oh yes, but you do get a nicer box: A cardboard affair with leather-like panels, with a cloth material covering the main storage cradle. You don't even get an adapter to plug the ¼" plug into the 1/8" jack of portable devices, which I guess sends the message, don't even bother using these with your iPod.

Ok, enough with the small talk.

Is this thing worth $1000? In many ways, no.
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20 of 21 people found the following review helpful By snufflelofegus on December 20, 2009
I would say the original price of $999 is probably a bit of a stretch on my wallet for these cans, but I would probably say that about ANY headphones. I bought these from a local dealer for right around $700 and I could not be happier with them.

The sound quality is phenomenal and the BASS is the best I have ever heard from a set of headphones. If you like bass, there is no doubt you will absolutely love these cans. All that being said, the bass is not overpowering at all, in fact the entire spectrum of sound is warm and completely audible. If you like hip hop, trance/electronica, rock, or any kind of music with punch, these are the headphones for you. I cannot really speak on jazz and classical, but I have read many reviews suggesting that these cans are a bit to bassy for those particular genres.

Now for the "but". These are NOT the headphones you would want to plug directly into an Ipod. If that was your plan, don't waste your money. For that, you can buy a set of Denon AHD1001 for a fifth of the price. Denon D7000s don't come with a 1/8 inch converter plug, so that should tell you something right off the bat. These are reference headphones with a VERY revealing sound, so anyone planning on listening to only 128kbps music in your Itunes library, and plugging directly into the headphone jack on your dell, probably don't want to spend the money. So what does all that mean? Basically if you feed these headphones garbage, that is what you will get. These cans should also be driven properly by a decent headphone amp, otherwise you wont even come close to hearing their full potential.
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21 of 24 people found the following review helpful By Gordon Meltzer on April 30, 2009
Its the bass. that's where it starts. No other phones have bass exyension like this. Not boomy or sloppy, but it goes all the way down. No other phones can do this.

Without sacrificing magical transparency and extension, smoothly through the midrange to the extreme highs, the foundation, the low end, of these cans, more than any other, creates a magical soundstage. If its on the recording, you'll hear it, unattenuated, flat, all the way to 20Hz. I've never experienced this in cans before. These Denon 7000s can create the impressive, sometimes shocking impact that I've only heard before from huge speaker systems like Pipedreams or big Wilsons. The way Pipedreams can pressurize a room, so these Denons can pressurize your soundfield, but they manage to sound totally natural doing so. I've never heard better cans. Compared to Audio-Technica W5000, they seem not to have the excess air on top like the A-Ts, but the A-Ts are so bass shy. Sometimes I miss the over-airiness of the A-T, but the Denons are flatter. Highest recommendation. Its like getting a $100,000 speaker system!
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful By Andrey Zubkov on February 16, 2011
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I upgraded to these cans from the Grado GS1000 in hopes of having deeper and punchier bass. The Denons delivered on their promise to have the cleanest bass out of any avaialble pair of closed headphones. Although I did sacrifice the soundstage and superior clarity of the Grados, it was more than made up for in other areas. I am driving these with a Headroom amp/DAC.

Pros
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- Well balanced accross the whole range. The mids aren't lacking due to bass, the treble is very sharp but not overdone.
- The bass. It's strong and not overwhelming: an extremely hard feat to accomplish in headphones. They don't sound like a ghetto blaster w/ 2 15's & stock speakers inside of a car, they also don't sound like in-ear monitors. The bass is collected in away that it hits very hard when it needs to, but also subtle when not needed.
- Excellent CLOSED cans. Lots of high-end headphones are open, and for a good reason. Having closed cans means you keep the music to yourself while eliminating outside noise. I'd rate the isolation to be about 10 - 15 dB, similar to a very weak pair of earplugs, but it's something.
- Very comfortable. The leather padding is soft to the touch and you can wear the cans for hours wihout discomfort.

Cons
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- The wires could use better shielding. I do like the outside material though and the wire construction is sturdy.
- After listening to some of the best open-air headohones, the sound stage is noticeably small. Also, the clarity, resolution, whatever you call it, isn't 100%, but very close to it.
- They need a strong amp. I have a Headroom Total Bithead, and I can see how they could be pushed further with a stronger amp (the DAC on that amp is awesome though).
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