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A Review On: Denon AH-D5000 Reference Headphones

Denon AH-D5000 Reference Headphones

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Pros: sometimes just fully disappear and comfy too

Cons: little bassheavy on normal recordings

In the first half of 2008 I went to store (the only store in my contry, which just-just received and sold these cans, actually first and at these times just one DENON AH-D5000 in my little country)

 

I asked for demo with a decent CD player with headphone output ('control' CD-s i bringed with me)

First thought (positive!) was WOW, impressive

Second impress/thought was feeling, that an unfamous and historically overused "loudness" knob/swich on amplifiers must be turned on, so i started to look for it, to swich it off... sure, there was no luck to find any such non-existent switch on standalone CD-Player

But anyway, after few minutes listening i as pretty sure, that cans are "must have". To be sure, i asked these cans for home evaluation/listening... so i paid asked price (after getting decent discount,  arguing that these are "first DENON AH D5000 that will be sold in my country") and got them home for three days evaluation. Actually it took only few minutes listening with my home equipment, so i already knew that i will keep them...

Most of positives and non-positives are already discussed widely, so i just put my own nuance here:
sometimes (with some music) those cans just disappear ... so there is 'just sound' and no sound 'reproductive producers'... i would like to say, that sometimes they are not 'just transparent', but fully disappeared (sure it is dependent from recording too).
And i like this!!!

 

And whats about boringly flat and anemic and bottomless recordings, what they need is exactly DENON AH-D5000 (for anemic recordings with anemic highs i use AKG K701) .

 

About bass quality: in linked graph picture everybody can figure out, that these cans are really good in this area (even, when compared to...)!
Square Wave Response 50Hz:
http://graphs.headphone.com/graphCompare.php?graphType=3&graphID[]=1683&graphID[]=853&graphID[]=2541

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