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Denon AH-D600 Reviews

Positive Reviews

imagic

Really great, if it works for you. Full range, detailed, great sense of space. True bass reproduction, highs that stay focused.

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Pros: Enveloping, rich sound. Not shy on bass, but still tight. Massive, comfortable earpads. Great in-line microphone cable as well as "pure" long cable.

Cons: Much heavier and bulkier than Monster Inspire, MSRP is too high.

I'm in a good place. Three days ago I bought a pair of Monster Inspire headphones, which I find to be tremendous. However I let my wife try them on and I could sense a tinge of envy; I knew that I needed to have two pairs of premium cans in the house. I decided that I could solve that problem by upping the acoustic ante—by buying a pair of Denon AH-D600. I'm glad I took the plunge, because I find the AH-D600 to be equally enjoyable, compared to the inspire. I also have a pair of AKG 701 and I prefer both the D600 and the Inspire to those cans, even when strictly comparing sound quality. The main difference between the two new pairs is that the AH-D600 is decidedly geeky and...
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Negative Reviews

Marcosro

Not a fan of these.

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Pros: The packaging...

Cons: Heavy, Ear pads feel sticky, Too much bass

I am coming from the ATH-M50s and was looking to move up in the headphone game. At first I was going to move up to the HE-400, but could no longer afford them so I settle for these at a price of $270. I am not a fan when I found my self comparing these with my $30 gaming headphones and not being impressed at all when switching to these. Maybe someone else will be happy with these. 

More Reviews

joolz40

Best pair of headphones Ive ever owned

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Pros: Superb bass, unprecedented clarity

Cons: None at the lower price point

  I recently purchased the D600's and after a few of weeks of almost non-stop listening to them, can say they are hands down the best headphones I've ever owned.... or heard.  They have the tight, low end bass response coupled with good mids and highs I've been searching for in my ideal headphone. While my AKG 701's may have a wider soundstage, and better instrument separation, they lack the bass response the new Denons deliver. Its a joy to re-discover the entire lossless music collection. Paired with a Cambridge Audio Dac Magic and Little Dot MK V headphone amplifier, they deliver stunning fidelity. Music you thought you knew, comes alive with...
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Shike

Fun and engaging

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Pros: Musical bass, high separation for closed can, sparkly treble without fatigue, looks, removable cable, imaging

Cons: High MSRP, bass slant may be too much for some, weight, not suited for small heads.

I went into a local business that had these on display, and after trying them I decided I enjoyed them more than enough to get them . . . assuming I could get them substantially under MSRP which I did.  Let's get started on the good, the bad, and ugly.   Good:   Very easy to drive, you won't need an absurdly powerful amp to drive these and get the best they offer.  The bass is strong and punchy while avoiding one note syndrome, listening to Red Hot Chili Peppers with these is an absolute joy.  I've found these place emphasis on the bass, but tend to avoid messing up the mid-bass drastically leaving vocals mostly unaffected for music I've played with it. ...
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derbigpr

Surprisingly good closed back cans

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Pros: Clarity, resolution, detail, smoothness, deep bass that is in general tight and well controlled, very easy to power, great quality cable, value.

Cons: Slight bass resonance, slighlty "off" tonality in the mids, highs can be sibilant sometimes, too big and bulky, resulting in loose fit.

When I bought these headphones about 2 months ago, I didn't expect much and I bought them without trying them out. It was an impulse buy to be honest, they were on a considerable discount and I just could not resist it.   Having no previous experience with Denon headphones (what I know about them came from reading the reviews of the old Dx000 series), and looking at the box design, I expected a bass heavy, V-shaped, "modern sounding" headphones designed for modern music, not really an audiophile grade sound. I'm happy to say I was pleasantly surprised.   PACKAGING & ACCESSORIES:   The headphones come in a hard cardboard box, the...
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nicholars

Good but I think the D2000 were better

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Pros: Comfort, big soundstage, good bass

Cons: Mediocre midrange, artificial treble

I think that the old D2000 sounds better than these, they are not bad at the current pricing but they do not sound very natural in the treble and also the midrange is a bit lacking, the size of these beasts is impressive and so is the bass and soundstage, I like the big sound of them, just shame that the treble sounds a bit odd.
johangrb

Very good -for sub300 price range

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Pros: Comfort, bass, 2 chords (1 x portable, 1 x desk), balanced (with a good amp)

Cons: Pads does tend to get hot.

I agree w most reviews that these does not warrant the $499 MSRP. (Then rather opt for D5k, D7k).   BUT - at the +-$230 range I got them at (Amazon warehouse) - these are VERY good value for the money.
blackdeath

D600

Posted

Pros: Sub-bass, Sparky trebble without fatigue, build quality, extremely comfortable, thin mids

Cons: Lacking mid-bass sometimes, Big for small heads, MSRP

It's really a good pair of closed headphones for 300-400 MSRP..
HideousPride

A Guilty Pleasure at a Reasonable Price

Posted

Pros: Comfort, solid build, not fatiguing, fun!

Cons: MSRP $$$, Earpads can get heated, weighty - not suitable for portable use as Denon intended

Bought these used off the FS forums. I had been interested in these since release, but due to negative reviews did not think it was worth pulling the trigger when they sold for $500. At the price I purchased them at, I am quite happy with them. So long as you know what you're getting, I believe the D600 is a headphone that pleases.   The lower end has a very significant hump that can sound exceptional with certain recordings. I've heard details in the bass on certain songs that I never heard before because it is so audible on the D600s compared to the rest of the frequency range. It also makes you want to groove when you listen to dance-ish songs. You can definitely...
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Lan647

Denon AH-D600

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Pros: Extremely comfortable. Clear, engaging presentation. Easy to drive.

Cons: Lack of coherency. Midbass resonance. Not the best choice for the MSRP. Design is maybe a bit dull?

EDITED! Picked these up for a special price after listening in store and liking what I heard very much. A clear, clean sound with a really fun bass response. A very different sound compared to my HD 800 and I liked the idea of a headphone that made you tap your feet. First of all the Denon D600 is an extremely comfortable headphone. The pressure on the head is spot-on for a closed can and the well shaped, memory-foam earpads feel wonderful. Only a slight headband pressure and heat issues usually present with closed headphones keep them under a solid 5 on that one. This is a fast, clear sounding headphone. They sound open and airy for a closed can, which I feel is their main...
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kenji458

Loving my D600s

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Pros: Fun, Musical to listen. Smooth and detailed. Very comfy and non-fatigue headphones.

Cons: Bass maybe boosted a tad too much. Ears get hot in hot weather (~33°C)

  Here's my D600 out-of-box impressions.   Received only yesterday and paired with the ODAC/O2 as my laptop rig, the bass is the first thing that captures your attention. In some songs, like David Guetta's, the D600 would deliver great and deep bass, slightly more than HFi2400 even, IMO. However, the bass is always nicely controlled and tight, not intruding into the mids. The D600s have both ample quantity and quality bass, maybe boosted in the midbass IMO; but not overly emphasised.   The mids are fine and smooth, but sometimes they lack a bit a bit of volume especially if you have listened to mid-centric headphones; but overall are still smooth. Prefer the...
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wynton5364

Denon AH-D600

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Pros: extremly good comfort and isolation, clean clear sound, dynamic, very punchy, easy to dirve

Cons: slightly sterile, bass is accentuated in a certain area

                                  Personal Feels:   Look and Build: Though different from D5000's classical design, the modern look is actually quite good. The headband along with the outer shell is very low-profile kind of black color. With some bright parts it is not overly dull. The somewhat white inner ear cup and logo look pretty good to me. The sewing on headband and earpads are very neat. Plather parts are nice, hope they will last. Fabric-covered cord and carrying bag feel very good and solid.  ...
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