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Denon AH-C551K In-Ear Headphone (Discontinued by Manufacturer)
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- In-Ear Headphone
- Aluminum housinig with deeper base performance
- 3 Sizes of ear pads; hard shell carrying case and extension cable with L-Type connector included.
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Isolation: So far so good for me with the supplied plugs, others who may not feel comfortable may want to try out the Sony Ex series plugs.
Sound Quality: The sound quality is phenomenal, it beats out my Shure e4 on the bass and has very good mids & highs. I've used it for a couple of days an I can't put them down.. I've never enjoyed using plugs this much to be honest.
I've had the Eytmotic er6i & the Panasonic HJ-E70 & Shure Ec3 & Ec4, V-moda Vibes, and I'm most comfortable with these, it's worth the price and more.
I can definitely recommend these to anyone.
Denon AH-C700 is about 10%-20% improvement, but not at all worth twice the price.
Recommend the Sony EX replacement tips (available from sonystyle) for better comfort. If you have trouble getting a proper seal, try tips from Koss, (available from the Koss website).
These are relatively new (Nov '07) and thus haven't been reviewed much. The C700 has been out. These are big time favorites by nearly everyone who has used them[...].
Far superior to everything else in this price range, you absolutely will not be disappointed by the Denon AH-C551.
The songs I used for the review were taken from a wide range of genres. They are "The Chain" by Fleetwood Mac, "Every Planet We Reach is Dead" by Gorillaz, "Concerto Grosso no. 26 in D Major" by Handel, "I Know You Are, But What Am I?" by Mogwai, "Afro Blue" by Triplexity, and "The Patient" by Tool. I listened to everything on a Cowon iAudio 7 with all sound effects turned off and the equalizer set to flat.
The Chain(9/10) - bass is punchy but not exaggerated. Mids are rich. Treble is crisp and clear. Instrument separation is great, and sound stage is impressive for IEMs. Very balanced overall sound.
Every Planet(10/10) - again, the bass is deep and punchy, but very clean. Mids and highs are smooth and balanced. Instrument separation is very good, as is the sound stage.
Concerto(9/10) - bass, mid tones, and treble were all even and balanced. Instrument separation was clear, and sound stage was, again, impressive.
I Know You Are(9/10) - as with the other songs, the sound in this one seems clean and balanced, with good instrument separation and a fantastic sound stage.
Afro Blue(10/10) - bass is impressively deep, clean, and unexaggerated. The mid tones are pleasantly vibrant, as are the highs. Instrument separation is solid, and sound stage is unsurprisingly broad and impressive.
The Patient(9/10) - clean, punchy lows with vibrant mids and crisp highs. Excellent instrument separation; even more excellent sound stage.
Overall Sound(9.Read more ›
The bass is good when I angle speaker part upward when I insert it into my ear canal. You might have to play around with the angle to get the best sound. These phones have great sound clarity and low distortion. After reading different reviews, I picked these over the Shure line because the sound quality from the Denon's is just as good maybe better. Plus the price is alot nicer. I like them and would recommend them without hesitation to any friend.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Durability: 5 stars
My Denon AH-C551K have truly stood the test of time. I bring them to work everyday. Read more
I've used these for about two years now. They proved to be quite durable and the sound quality is still very good. Read morePublished on January 30, 2011 by Gustav
I have tried and owned several pair of earbuds in the 50.00 and less category. I decided to step up since I had extra cash for the holidays. Stunned at the quality of sound. Read morePublished on January 9, 2011 by Cornholeo
You can't go wrong with these headphones; they are superb! They have a rich, warm sound with adequate bass.Published on December 8, 2010 by K. Abend
I switched to Denon's after losing my Sennheiser CX500s and was blown away by the crisp sound reproduction and the noise cancelling quality. Read morePublished on November 10, 2010 by J Cross
For some reason I decided to buy plugs and even though these earphones come with 3 different earbud sizes. None of them allow the earpiece to stay in my ear. Read morePublished on August 23, 2010 by RMeyers2
I mostly use these at work to cut the noise and they do a great job
with very good sound and with a short cable not getting hooked
on everything. Read more
These headphones are phenomenally indestructible. I have dropped them on the hard cement gutter. I have stepped on them with my steel spiked cleats. Read morePublished on June 6, 2010 by R. Collins