Pros: Lovely sound quality, comfort
Cons: Terrible build quality
I decided to finally treat myself to a pair of quality headphones for a self-birthday present. After hours of online research, the AH D1100 seemed to offer the best bang-for-the-buck under $200.
Out of the box they were great, with good range, pleasing bass, and multi-hour comfort (though the ears get a little hot and sweaty because the seal is so good -- obviously great for keeping the good noise in and external distractions out).
But within a month of owning, hairline cracks began to appear in the silver plastic head band. Another small, plastic chunk just fell on my head, near the swiveling attachment point where the earphones join the headband.
Denon tech support, while courteous, have been unhelpful.
This has soured me on the Denon brand -- which I previously respected and trusted -- and has ensured I will never purchase a Denon product again, sadly.