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Introducing Denon's AH-C260 and AH-C560

post #1 of 14
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Denon recently announced two new canalphones: the AH-C260 and the AH-C560.

Firstly, the C260, which is set for Japanese release this June for around ¥3000, replaces the C252 as the company's entry-level offering. The C260 will come in three colors: white, black, and gold. The canalphones will come with four sizes of tips (XS, S, M, and L), a shirt clip, and cable winder.



The Denon C260 in black


The C260 will also be available in gold and white.


C260 Accessories

The C560, which will replace the C551, will come in either silver or black. It uses a "hybrid metal housing" made of both aluminum and plastic, which supposedly reduces the amount of unwanted reverberations. Denon's new mid-range offering will also include a case, shirt clip, and four sets of foams: three pairs of silicons and one pair of Comply foam tips. The C560s should be offered in Japan starting in May for an expected price of approximately ¥8000.


The C560 in black and silver


Accessories include a hard case, shirt clip, and silicon and Comply tips

DENON - デノン - Premium Audio Brand [COMPANY/会社情報/ニュースリリース/ステレオヘッドホン/AH-C260]

DENON - デノン - Premium Audio Brand [COMPANY/会社情報/ニュースリリース/ステレオヘッドホン/AH-C560]
post #2 of 14
my, that gold one looks tasteful
post #3 of 14
Thanks for the info! I think it's time for Denon to make something more 'attractive', to compete against top-tiers nowadays.
post #4 of 14

i got the c560

we'll see how it performs

post #5 of 14

Good to see Denon stating to use L-plug for IEMs now.

post #6 of 14

just got the 560's today!

denon seems to have solved the harsh treble found on the 710

out of the box, bass is as strong if not stronger than 710

mids are somewhat the same

highs are better

woo!

post #7 of 14

Just picked up the 560s myself too!

  First impression is the treble is a bit harsh (don't know compared to the 710) mids are good and bass is a little light.

 

Build quality is nice although I prefer shorter cables (this one is 1.3m)

post #8 of 14
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Originally Posted by takoyaki7 View Post

Just picked up the 560s myself too!

  First impression is the treble is a bit harsh (don't know compared to the 710) mids are good and bass is a little light.

 

Build quality is nice although I prefer shorter cables (this one is 1.3m)


bass light?

you must have the wrong tips

try using sony hybrids

post #9 of 14

The 560's are going fro £80-90 in the UK

Which is the same price as the 710's....which I bought less than 2 weeks ago.

 

How do they compare?

 

Spec wise: The 710's seem to have just that tiny bit of high end on them vs. the 560's.

 

Also do the mic controls work with anything else, apart form an ipod?

Ie. Will they work with an Android phone, like the SGS?

 

Thanks :)

 

UPDATE:

Looks like they do work with some android phones - not all

More so, if they sound exactly the same as the 710's - why not just go for these instead, even if you don't use the mic, you may use the play/pause button, or next/previous...Something just doesn't seem right here. OR IS IT ONLY ME?

post #10 of 14
I have a pair of the 560's coming in hopefully this week but do not have the 710 to compare them to unfortunately. But I will be posting a full review of them since there is very little information about them. I am hoping they will be like mini D7000's with expectations balanced accordingly.

They are supposed to be the replacement for the 551 model though so they should in theory be less than the 710 but only a true A/B test would determine that unfortunately.
post #11 of 14


Oh really?

Thing is the spec of the 710's and the 560's are identical...

Check it up on he Denon website - just the freq range is 1 notch higher for the 710's.

 

Here are the specs for both:

 

Driver unit
 

11.5 mm

 

 

Input impedance
  16 ohms
Sensitivity
  110 dB/mW
Maximum input
  250 mW
Playback frequencies
  5 - 24.000 Hz - HERE The 710's have: 5 - 25.000 Hz

 

 

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Originally Posted by dweaver View Post

AI have a pair of the 560's coming in hopefully this week but do not have the 710 to compare them to unfortunately. But I will be posting a full review of them since there is very little information about them. I am hoping they will be like mini D7000's with expectations balanced accordingly. They are supposed to be the replacement for the 551 model though so they should in theory be less than the 710 but only a true A/B test would determine that unfortunately.
post #12 of 14

The problem with specs is they are like a book cover versus the story between the pages. I have had lots of different IEM's much like yourself and many have very similar specs but sound completely different. Having said that I do suspect these will have alot of sonic similarities as they will both have a Denon type sound (or at least I hope they do!) and since the 560R is a newer headphone is may actually be alot more like the 710 or potentially even better! But without having both headphones it's simply impossible to say. For my sake and my gamble on saving $50 (plus I want the mic and controls for the iPhone) I hope the 560R will fit my bill. BTW I believe we have both owned several of the same IEM's and while I will be basing some opinions from memory versus true A/B testing I hope like yourself I find these more enjoyable than some of the other gear I have had in the past or the present. I will be able to compare them to my SM3 and a pair of Radius DDM at the least, plus a pair of AT CKS70 (the 3 of the 4 IEM's I still have on hand) and for the sake of some other D7000 owners I'll compare them to my D7000.

post #13 of 14

oh! Cool man :)

 

Btw, are you from the UK?

I could let you demo the 710's if you want :P!

 

I'll live on the 751's for a while, whilst you compare.

 

EDIT:

I should have taken the hint that you are using $ lol

From canada - from you profile...:( Nvm!
 

Quote:
Originally Posted by dweaver View Post

The problem with specs is they are like a book cover versus the story between the pages. I have had lots of different IEM's much like yourself and many have very similar specs but sound completely different. Having said that I do suspect these will have alot of sonic similarities as they will both have a Denon type sound (or at least I hope they do!) and since the 560R is a newer headphone is may actually be alot more like the 710 or potentially even better! But without having both headphones it's simply impossible to say. For my sake and my gamble on saving $50 (plus I want the mic and controls for the iPhone) I hope the 560R will fit my bill. BTW I believe we have both owned several of the same IEM's and while I will be basing some opinions from memory versus true A/B testing I hope like yourself I find these more enjoyable than some of the other gear I have had in the past or the present. I will be able to compare them to my SM3 and a pair of Radius DDM at the least, plus a pair of AT CKS70 (the 3 of the 4 IEM's I still have on hand) and for the sake of some other D7000 owners I'll compare them to my D7000.

post #14 of 14

any impressions on the 560's?

 

Sorry that was me being lazy:

Impression can be found HERE

 

:D!

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