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Denon AH-D7100 Music Maniac Reviews

Positive Reviews

bob000000005555

Denon Ah-D7100 Review

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Pros: Bass response is tight and articulate, highs sounds good, extremely comfortable, reproduces woodwind very well. Mids well reproduced

Cons: Bulky, warm (not a flat response); but it is rich.

I will have to be succinct, however after trying the AHD5000s as well as the LCD-2 and Sennheiser HD800s (also 380s), I would rank them among these headphones (and above the 380s -- which are $200 headphones, that i highly recommend). I would say they shine across most genres; though I mainly auditioned these cans with electronic and classical music, I cannot think of a real caveat in genre.     Frankly I cannot hear the issues raised by other reviews, my ears are far from naivety as well, I feel the subtleties described are subjective issues, differences in pros / cons have differed highly between myself and colleague whom have also auditioned these cans; an...
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Negative Reviews

Sargatanas

Big Heads only apply!

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Pros: nice packaging, good cables

Cons: these cans are for people with massive heads. if they fit you right, you are way above average head size.

i was so disappointed with these head phones when they arrived. i always thought i had a slightly larger than average skull. boy was i wrong. these cans are for water-heads! how could Denon F-UP this bad? it's like someone got these headphones, stuck them in some boiling water and then placed them on  a 40LB bowling bowl. i dont care how good they sound, their to damn big! huge waste!

More Reviews

MattiaFalsetti

Absolutely magnificent.

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Pros: Absolute comfort, impressive bass, excellent speed response, great materials (except plastic)

Cons: Crazy price, plastic, probably too much basses.

I state that I'll write this review in Italian, if you want to know my judgments, please watch at the end of this review. Premetto che queste non sono le "migliori cuffie al mondo", tuttavia gli ingegneri Denon hanno cercato di avvicinarsi il più possibile a tale traguardo, molto vicino direi.. Uscite da non molto hanno subito lanciato sul web una marea di polemiche e discussioni a riguardo, le AH-D7100 prendono infatti il posto delle D7000, le ex portabandiera di casa Denon, considerate senza dubbio tra le migliori cuffie audiofile d'alta gamma, utilizzando circa gli stessi materiali (tra cui mogano africano e pelle di qualità) la Denon ha voluto rimpiazzare le D7000 con qualcosa di più...
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bgtrance

Great headphone that could use just a tad polishing.

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Pros: Airy Sound, Excellent Bass, Great sound stage, Comfortable

Cons: Price, not full aluminum construction, heavy

There has been a lot of debate about this headphone on this forum in particular and the value it offers for the price.  I must admit, the pricing is a little steep but it has been coming down and can be had for sub $1000 constantly.  Sound quality is just perfect (for me).  I have found out that this new Denon Music Maniac line is sort of like a love it or hate it among audiophiles.  I certainly love mine and have nothing but good things to say about it.    Sound reproduction is on par with other closed headphones I would say minus of course the TH-900 from Fostex.  The mids are clear, and although the bass was a bit sloppy/bloated in the...
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dlalfjf1234

Denon Ah-d 7100

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Pros: airy sounds, great bass response

Cons: maybe price? retail suggested price is too high,

Many people in the head-fi community disappointed by the new denon lines, music maniac. But i think the other way.... well, initially when i got mine, the design  and presentation was jaw dropping, but the sound signature was horrible, it was bright and harsh treble with muddy bass. After burn-in them for 10 hours the treble settle a bit but the bass was still sound muddy.  After 40 hours burn-in, it was totally different headphone,wide and airy sound stage, smooth treble, and strong bass. I  can dare to compare to many high-end headphones.    Audio Quality - Bass - 8/10                       Treble -...
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Lan647

Denon AH-D7100

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Pros: Extremely comfortable. Exciting, airy sound. Attractive wooden cups and cable.

Cons: Too much bass! Disappointing build quality. Too similar to D600. Ultimately very overpriced.

I am a quite happy D600 owner. They are not neutral by any means but as a general-purpose headphone the sound suits my needs. Loads of super-deep bass, nice midrange tonality and an open if somewhat troublesome high-end. The best thing is that they are great portable companions, with good fit, good isolation, iPod-made cable and the fact that they are very easy to drive. I think they are worth what I paid for them (bought them on a discount weekend) When I first held the new Denon flagship D7100 in my hands the first thing that struck me was the lack of luxury feel. I was certain the frame would be made of magnesium, or aluminum. But no, it's the same plastic as the D600 - just...
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Mad Dude

Review: Denon AH-D7100

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    Hello Head-Fi’ers Here's my amateurish review about the new Denon D7100, including comparisons with the Sennheiser HD800, HD600 and the Fostex T50RP. The D7100 is sold in the US for about 1000-1250 USD, therefore it will have to be measured against headphones such as the HD800 or the T1. Just in case you’re wondering  about the comparison with the Fostex T50RP, I recommend auditioning a modded one. This small Ortho can keep up with much more expensive headphones quite well. Unfortunately I can’t draw any comparisons to Denon’s previous offerings, as I have only heard the D2000, and that only for a short time.   Please note: English isn’t my...
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sjp3003

Highly Recommended...A great alternative to re-listen to your music collection

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Pros: Superb Rich Sound across the spectrum, great soundstage, comfortable, modern design, high quality build, Efficient

Cons: None...a bit bulky

The AH-D7100's immediately became my go-to headphones for daily use since the day I purchased them three weeks ago.  They sound much  fuller compared to my Beyerdynamic T5P's and produce high sound levels with unamplified portable music devices.  They produce deep, rich, better-defined bass compared to my Ultrasone Pro 900's..      Sound is uniformly clear and well defined across the audible spectrum.  Given their high efficiency, transient responses and punch are state of the art with  unamplified devices....the sound is powerful, an adjective usually reserved for amps.    All these descriptions are good and well,...
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musikaladin

Not an allrounder, but given extensive burn-in, matching recordings and an adequate amp, it can provide extraordinary musical pleasure

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Pros: Comfort & Sound with Substance

Cons: Needs extremly long to burn-in to finally settle with a more balanced sound...

Yes, initially I also experienced what many others did: Excessive bass with related compression effects at higher volumes. Still, after in between let's say 500 hrs the sound has changed dramatically. And frankly, Denon should burn them in at least 300hrs before distributing. They could avoid some irritation sides their customers.    I really would like to know how the d7100 would measure now! The bass is still pronounced, but it integrates much better and  can I not recognize any compression effects anymore. Anyway, recently the d7100 gave me some of the most impressive music- experiences I ever had with headphones. Claexico, Chambawamba, dEUS... and many more...
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SonnyD

Denon AH-D7100 End Game Cans for the Vast majority

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Pros: Clarity, Separation, impact, wider than avg sound stage for closed Cans

Cons: Except for Price. Nothing

Lets see. If you know who Adventure Club, Skrillex, Katy Perry, MGK, Lady Gaga, Kanye West, Rihanna, pretty much anyone relevant And not so relevant any more like Marilyn Manson,  Alice in Chains, Micheal Jackson and Whitney Houston. These babies got you covered. All sound awesome. Whitney's vocals gave me chills. I'm moving from the  DT 880 250ohms. I brought the 880s because of numerous raving  reviews of how transparent they are for the price..When you hear guys say how headphones sound to YOU is what matters not charts- LISTEN. I kept the 880s  because that was my first foray in to quality audio in a headset. And they were great. But I had to  bump the bass...
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Rumpelstiltskin

I’ve started to enjoy the music. Not the kit!

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Pros: Comfortable, Quality Sound.

Cons: Very poor quality look. Not reference as claimed by Denon.

I’ve started to enjoy the music. Not the kit!   I read as many reviews as I could lay my hands on and they were mostly a little disparaging. How? They made constant reference to their lineage (AH-D7000) and comparisons with their old wooden aesthetic styles. Maybe I’m lucky (or unlucky) because I’ve never heard the previous model. I studied endless comparative Charts which told me all I wanted to know (that I wouldn’t like these – far too bass heavy and not reference enough).   BUT- (after 50+ Hours Burn In) I was enjoying them and even tried them direct from my iPad Mini (although I was pushing the top of the volume ’pot’-not much to spare there) and yes...
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GSARider

Great musical cans at a reduced price

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Pros: Comfort, Tight Bass, Airy Sound,

Cons: Slightly plastic feel

Acquired a pair of 7100's at a reduced brand new price of 449.00 and have been pleased with them. Comfort wise the memory foam earpads are one of the most comfy I've used. Sound is great for dance, hip hop as well as a bit of rock. Bass is plentiful but doesn't overpower the mids / highs. Generally a great pair of fun cans for general listening.
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