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Denon AH-A100 Headphones: Reviews/Impressions

post #1 of 152
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Hi All

 

I’ve had the pleasure of listening to the Denon AH-A100 100th anniversary limited edition/production headphones at the Manchester Hi-Fi show in the UK over the weekend. I had my iPod [Latest] with myself on that day so I could give you impressions running them straight-off the headphone out on the iPod. On the other hand they had the D5000s connected to one of the decent integrated amplifier being fed by a decent transporter and everything’s being Denon [It’s a Denon block BTW].

 

Sound: One word, outstanding. I’ve never ever had such an experience with my iPod headphone out. It’s decent with the rest of my gear but with 100s it’s marvelous. I’ve checked pretty much every genre a part from classical. Led Zeppelin was amazing, Miles Davis was phenomenal and trance/techno is something to die for. I’ll start with the bass presentation. It’s something special. Tight, absolutely defining, taut, deep and possibly whatever you name it and it’s got it. Mids are perfect. They aren’t pronounced or laid back, just liquid and smooth textured. Highs/Treble is again sort of got a very high-end feel to it. It’s quite extended with no signs of roll-off. And believe me, this is all out of an iPod headphone out (Which is neutral and perfect to my taste). Then I compared it to D5000s which were on demonstration as well. This time I’ve used the high-end integrated amplifier output. To my ears, 100s blow 5000s in every possible aspect. Everything sounds amazing through 100s compared to 5000s. The only caveat could be that you won’t get an expansive soundstage as compared to HD800s or similar sort. But I could live that. They didn’t have 7000s on demo which I really wanted to compare these to.

 

Comfort: Well it’s a limited edition and production piece which marks the 100 year Denon statement. Absolute luxurious feel to it whether you’re holding them or wearing them. It comes in a nice looking box with velvet cloth. Comfort is really really good. I could wear them for hours together. Even cable length is nice at 1.3m which is handy for mobile use. Feels like you’re holding a collectible piece.

 

Something’s aren’t meant to be heard. Now, I’ve got spoilt by its signature and presentation. I really would like to have these as my only dynamic pair. I am trying to source these from the states through one of my friends. The Denon person said they are only getting about 100 pairs of these and would only be available at selected dealers in the UK. They carry a £500 price in the UK but they are only $500 in the states. And the 5 year warranty is worldwide. And sorry about creating another thread as the other thread is full of speculations and predictions.

 

Cheers

 

Ven

post #2 of 152

O.M.G. thank you thank you!  my wallet is going to ache

post #3 of 152

So were these portable cans?  They look like they fold up and such which I'm curious about.  How were they comfort wise in comparison to the D5000?

post #4 of 152

OO my god...

 i may wan to sell my grado RS1i for this!

post #5 of 152

Oh no! This is not good news for my wallet!

 

Must resist.....must resist........

post #6 of 152

where can i order one?????

anyone know?

post #7 of 152
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Originally Posted by furyagain View Post

where can i order one?????

anyone know?



Crutchfield and Onecall both have them up for preorder.

post #8 of 152

but can they ship to canada???

tried crutchfield   seems liek ti only ship within US.....

 

Audiocubie seems ship to canada. but it price at 599>>> + shipping.. abit too much..

 if it is 500 + shipping. i order now.

post #9 of 152
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Hi All

 

Well they are really comfortable.Quite similar to the Bose AE Triport headphones (Fit-wise and comfort-wise). Pretty lightweight. Pretty good isolation as well.

 

There are a few dealers in the Canada who will be getting these 100th anniversary products. I am trying to source one through my cousin who is in Toronto.

 

Just check Denon's 100th anniversary website and they've got the list of their picked dealers for these limited edition products.

 

Ven

post #10 of 152

WOW, thanks for the review, so iPod out without amp sounds amazing? How's the volume, is it loud enough?

I've preordered already.....

post #11 of 152
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Originally Posted by alpha10 View Post

WOW, thanks for the review, so iPod out without amp sounds amazing? How's the volume, is it loud enough?

I've preordered already.....



Yup! It's pretty loud for myself. But I am sort of a guy who doesn't even go upto moderate SPLs.

post #12 of 152

so are they foldable?...portable Cans?

post #13 of 152
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Nope. As far as I'm aware they're not. But they are portable in the sense that they are extremely comfortable and easy to wear.

post #14 of 152

interesting.

 

based on shape, and design, they look very similar to the new 1001's.  could just be the pictures, though. 

 

you've got me thinking about sending my new D5000's back to J&R and getting a pair of these instead!  I really like these D5000's, though.  so if the 100's are smaller (form-factor) than 5000's AND sound better...I'll have to give the $100 upgrade serious consideration.

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Originally Posted by ajreynol View Post

interesting.

 

based on shape, and design, they look very similar to the new 1001's.  could just be the pictures, though. 

 

you've got me thinking about sending my new D5000's back to J&R and getting a pair of these instead!  I really like these D5000's, though.  so if the 100's are smaller (form-factor) than 5000's AND sound better...I'll have to give the $100 upgrade serious consideration.

 

Well don't take my word for it. Have an audition yourself and then decide. Trust your own ears.
 

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