Denon AHD2000 High Performance Over-Ear Headphones (Discontinued by Manufacturer)
- Over ear headphone metal hybrid compound molded housing
- Micro Fiber Diaphram acoustic optimizer
- Acoustic Optimizer technology improves dynamic bass by adjusting sound pressure balance on both sides of the diaphragm
- Reference-quality 5-45,000Hz frequency response
- 50mm Neodymium driver, Impedence - 25 Ohms
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|Color||Silver||Black||Black||Black&Wood||Black||Silver & Black|
|Item Dimensions||8.9 x 4.96 x 10.55 in||8.5 x 4.5 x 9.5 in||9.45 x 5.51 x 9.84 in||—||7 x 8 x 4.5 in||8 x 12 x 6 in|
|Item Weight||0.77 lb||1.75 lbs||0.67 lb||0.83 lb||0.82 lb||0.77 lb|
|Additional Features||lightweight||Dj-Style||foldable, lightweight||Black walnut High-quality model that spun out by the co-star of the housing and bio Dina diaphragm which adopted a solid machined out material, a glossy and natural sound., The headphone cable, adopting the pure copper premium cable exhibit excellent conductivity by special processing representation to clear the entire band.||lightweight||Long Hours of Comfortable Listening, Lifelike clarity, detail, extended bass and wide sound stage|
Denon's AH-D2000 High-Performance Headphones offer two signature sound-enhancing technologies. First is the latest microfiber diaphragm technology. Microfiber's smaller size results in a denser diaphragmatic material which increases transmission rates for better sound and higher detail, affording maximum presence of acoustic sounds with low distortion. In addition, a special acoustic optimizer adjusts sound pressure balance on both sides of the diaphragm to deliver dynamic bass sound. The AH-D2000 includes a lightweight magnesium frame for maximum comfort during extended listening sessions, as well as aluminum connector covers, gold-plated connectors, and high-purity OFC cables.See all Product description
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1. Comfort -- Big earpieces which fit all the way around your ears. The pads rest on your head, not your ears. Mine don't even touch my ears. Nice soft, thick letherette. Also the headband is really nice. Barely any pressure at all. One feature that might not work for some users is the shape of the earpads. They are ergonomically shaped very specifically to fit on your head a certain way. Putting these headphones on flipped around from the marked R and L feels pretty strange. They are very comfy and work for me, but you might want to try them on before buying. The way the pads are angled you really can't wear them with the headband in a lot of different positions. Once you get them settled though, wow are they nice.
2. A closed design. Although my AKG's do sound a little more "airy" and more like listening to good speakers in a room, they have quite a bit of bleed, both outside noise bleeding in and inside noise bleeding out. The ADH2000's do have more bleed than some other closed cans I've used, but outside noise reduction is decent.
3. Excellent sound. According to most of the reviews I'd read, these Denon's are among the best of the best closed-design, fullsize headphones. I was not disappointed. These sound ridiculously good. I really can not put them down. Tried with iPod too, definitely need to turn the volume up, but still more than enough volume.
I do have a few small complaints, although they aren't enough to detract from my 5 star rating and excitement about this headphone. The adjustment system isn't that great. It has a nice ratcheting system, all metal which is really nice, but I don't feel like the detents are strong enough. Mine never get loose enough to come off, but I do find that one side likes to ratchet out a notch after a while. Also, as mentioned the cord is REALLY thick and not very flexible when you first get them, although it is nice to see something that won't get cut when run over with a studio chair or the like.
If you are looking for a high quality, comfortable closed headphone, this is it. I don't see mine retiring for a long time.
They come in a big fancy box with a 10ft undetatchable 7n oxygen-free cable that is both of high quality and annoyance. 10 ft is about 5 feet too long, and it's as thick as a licorice candy. Nevertheless, being the fancy cable it is, I hear no problems with the high end that would make me want to recable these in litz or silver. It also comes with a screw-on 1/4" adapter.
In terms of build, these look like a high-end piece of kit, and the comfort of these cans is unparalleled. While the clamping force is quite low, the way the headband and cups work together creates a uniform, gentle pressure on your head that is unlike anything else I own. The leatherette is extremely soft, but I fear that with time, it'll slowly start to disintegrate (hasn't happened yet though). But as a precaution, I'd suggest against excessive sweat or UV exposure with these, but honestly you'd be crazy to take these out to the beach for a run.
My first impressions of the sound were not favorable. The highs were sibilant, the mids sounded artificial, and the bass had a monotone, booming quality normally associated with Dr. Dre Beats. I actually got angry, which, in retrospect, is kinda funny.
Yet after a religous burn-in regimen consisting of about 50 hours of very loud pink-noise. The sibilance has been tamed, the mids are rounder and more forward, and the bass has taken on a more civil and articulate quality. Soundstage is enormous for a closed can, which may be ascribed to the "pressure equalizers," but as a consequence, isolation is practically nil.
As you may be able to tell, I'm not a fan of the treble happy response to the sound. It serves to make everything sound artificial, and slightly plastic sounding. The bass is present, and at the moment, quite good for anything you may want to throw at it, whether it be Bassnectar's drops or Bach's pipe organs, but still on the looser, boomy side. Speaking of Bach though, the treble energy and soundscaping makes classical music very, very good on these. Midrange is more diffuse, but in a pleasant way, but the sibilance still cuts in when you're listening to vocal recordings.
As a monitor, the treble will bring out a lot of detail in the music, and the soundstage helps too. From a frequency response graph, these take on a literal linearity (save for the lower treble peak), and the sibilance may simply be ascribed to the D2000's ability to present the treble bias present in most modern recordings. If you're spending hours upon hours in a studio, the comfort of these will certainly be appreciated.
I'm definitely not blown away by these cans, but I can say that these are an absolute and sure upgrade from anything in the $100-$200 pricerange (save for possibly the HD25's and K550). With these, youll be getting very present highs, good midrange, huge soundstage, and voluminous (but not overbearing) well-extended bass. Shortcomings include sibilant highs (although less so with generous burn-in) and slightly artificial mids that are cut with the aforementioned sibilance. For dark recordings and classical music, these are da bomb. And for those closet bassheads, these will do very well for EDM and any other bass-ey genre without compromising on overall balance.
-Very competent, extended bass
-Highly detailed sound
-Fit and Finish
-Sturdy, high quality cable
-Sibilance (and the various detriments to SQ due to sibilance)
-bass can lose definition
-the cable is too damn long
The bad: that freaking screw! It's a well-known issue that the screw that holds the ear cups to the band has a habit of coming out (Google "Denon AH-D2000 screw" and you'll see what I mean). Denon supposedly fixed this problem but I purchased these through Amazon on January 9th, 2010 and received them on January 12th, 2010 (Gotta love Prime shipping) and on January 23rd the screw didn't come undone. The screw broke. It literally fractured when I was removing the headphones.
I contacted Amazon and they are standing up to their reputation as a very customer-service oriented organization and giving me a refund. Kudos to Amazon. I'm not sure if I want to buy another set of these and hope that they last or get a different set of headphones. I loved these for the short time I had them but I don't want to have to constantly replace them due to a faulty screw.
Sounds quality gets an A+! Freaking faulty screw gets an F-. I guess that comes to three stars. It does seriously pain me to have to return these lovely cans due to a $0.02 screw.