Denon AHD1001S On-Ear Headphones (Silver) (Discontinued by Manufacturer)
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- On-ear headphone design
- Silver metallic finished molded housing and light weight magnesium frame structure
- Microfiber diaphragm with acoustic optimizer
- High-quality oxygen-free copper cabling
- Cloth mesh cable jacket and carry pouch with L-type connector included
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Top Customer Reviews
I recently purchased a Zune 80gb because it supported lossless WMA playback. However, I didn't have a good set of portable headphones to use with it. I had been using a pair of Sennheiser PX-100's and PX-200's, but they were ill suited for jogging and outdoors activities. Both headphones are ok, but too much external noise leaks through the PX-100's open air design and the sound quality of the sealed PX-200's is a definite drop off from the PX-100's. Either way, neither worked well for jogging as both tended to slide around my head.
So I started a search for pair of enclosed headphones that could be driven by the Zune. After reading many reviews, I decided on the Denon's and I'm glad I did. They sound fantastic, on par with my Sennheiser HD-570's (actually, the Denon's bass is better) but not quite as good as my uber expensive Sennheiser HD-650's. I've never heard a pair of enclosed headphones that sounded like the Denon's. The Denon's don't suffer from the "in a can" sound, rather, they are almost as open and transparent as the HD-570's. Good recordings really have an air to them and vocals on some of my reference recordings just seam to float in space. The high end is almost perfect. I use The Giant Hogweed Orchestra's "Halogen" to evaluate the high end as this psychedelic jazz composition features some of the best captured drum and cymbal work in my music collection. You can hear every nuance of the cymbals and the brush work on the drums is absolutely esquisite. Once again, not as good as my HD-650 which cost a nearly rediculous 6-7x as much, but every bit as good as the HD-570's with even better bass extension.
And, the Denon's work very well for portable players.Read more ›
The AHD1001's are incredibly lightweight and comfortable. It is possible to hold these headphones up with one finger and I can wear them for hours before feeling the need for a rest. The headphones also sit around the outside of my ears, so although these are concidered on-ear headphones, they should be known as over-ear. Unless you have extremely large ears, each ear pad will sit around your entire ear and I'm a pretty big guy. This supreme comfort was for me a big selling point as I have stated before.
As for the AHD1001's sound, I am very impressed. They have a very pleasant natural and accurate sound reproduction. They may be even more natural sounding than my Form 2's. These headphones also provide a much more immersive sound than my Form 2's could. These headphones effortlessly pump out high quality bass, much more so than my Form 2's. It's almost like Denon built subwoofers into each cone of these headphones. These phones probably deliver so much bass because their closed design does not allow the bass to escape. Even though the AHD1001's are a closed design, like the Form 2's, the AHD1001's perform with a great sense of space and do not sound confined. The AHD1001's will also give a good picture of where each each sound is originating from.Read more ›
The AHD 1001S are "audiophile" headphones. What is amazing it cost only $129.00. Denon trickle down their AHD 5000 headphone ($400) technology to their AHD 1001S. The music presentation is scary good; three dimensional sound, no harsh digital sound and dynamic bass extension. You will be engaged with the music and the recording (An emotional event). I've own Grado and Sennheiser $100 headphones and they don't sound close to the Denon AHD1001S. They are light weight and comfortable to wear. You don't need an amp for your MP3 player. You will not be disappointed.
Con: Made In China. Cheap plastic (Toy) construction. Easy to break. No noise isolation; you hear everything outside; people talking, etc. I wished these headphones were made in Denon of Japan (Higher Quality).
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Great sound but like so many headphones, the cord wears out first. I tried to fix it by re-soldering the connection but the wire is so tiny that it was very difficult. Read morePublished 10 months ago by David Reno
If you can find these somewhere and under $150.00, BUY 'EM! These are fantastic over the ear headphones with sterling quality at any price. Read morePublished 19 months ago by petert
I bought these in 2009 and five years later I am still using them all of the time. They work great and I love the sound quality. Read morePublished 23 months ago by R.D. Quick
Excellent sound quality. Comfortable to wear. Solid construction. Silver is nice and conservative in appearance. Read morePublished on February 9, 2014 by Stan57
1) Excellent sound quality.
2) Excellent value.
3) The wiring extension is a clever and functional concept. Read more
Although a little pricey, these headphones provide a high quality music experience and are very comfortable for extended periods of time. The highs and mids are crisp and clear. Read morePublished on May 7, 2010 by E. Cabral
I've gone through three pairs of Bose around-ear headphones, and after my last pair fell apart I started looking around for a similar pair of better physical quality. Read morePublished on December 20, 2009 by Bri
I just got these delivered today and boy am I impressed. I had to get something different because of my Bose Triports could not take anymore supper glue to hold them together and... Read morePublished on November 25, 2009 by drummerboy
These Denon AHD1001S On-Ear Headphones' sound quality is awesome. I was using Apple white EarBuds and I hated them, they were just too uncomfortable to wear. Read morePublished on October 27, 2009 by Charles L. Fletcher