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post #31 of 33

It's a shame these never got any hype. Compared to my Audio-Technica IM70s, these are more bass-heavy with an ample amount of sub and mid-bass. Soundstage is about the same on both. With certain eartips the C560 has a bit of a treble peak like the CKM500 but not as sibilant.

 

I don't know where you can buy Denon's stock eartips as I lost one. The Audio-Technica tips are very similar but softer and not as bulbous. If I recall, treble is a tad rolled-off with AT's tips. Phillips SHE3590 tips are great - the treble is thicker-sounding a bit like the CKM500 but not as congested. 

 

I bought some wide-bore tips today and the soundstage becomes huge and has a bit more depth. The sub and mid-bass do become a bit bloated so I would suggest toning them down with EQ.


Edited by FYLegend - 1/5/15 at 6:33am
post #32 of 33

(long time silent reader here)

 

Managed to grab one of those from a friend.

 

Unbelievable price/quality performance. These are AWESOME on my Astell&Kern AK120 II.

 

Comparing them to my beloved Sennheiser IE800:

 

a) Indoors: 80% of the sound at 5% of the cost.

The Senn's bass is tighter, better controlled and with more impact, but in mids and highs the Denon gets pretty close.

 

b) Outdoors: 100% of the sound at 150% of the comfort and at 5% of the cost.

The isolation is better, and so the sound performance on the street comes better too.

The cable is MUCH more convenient with regard to its lenght, shirt clip and considerably lower microphonics.

The result - Denons are my primary walk/travel pair with the AK 120ii

 

Cheers!

post #33 of 33
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Originally Posted by dePhil View Post
 

(long time silent reader here)

 

Managed to grab one of those from a friend.

 

Unbelievable price/quality performance. These are AWESOME on my Astell&Kern AK120 II.

 

Comparing them to my beloved Sennheiser IE800:

 

a) Indoors: 80% of the sound at 5% of the cost.

The Senn's bass is tighter, better controlled and with more impact, but in mids and highs the Denon gets pretty close.

 

b) Outdoors: 100% of the sound at 150% of the comfort and at 5% of the cost.

The isolation is better, and so the sound performance on the street comes better too.

The cable is MUCH more convenient with regard to its lenght, shirt clip and considerably lower microphonics.

The result - Denons are my primary walk/travel pair with the AK 120ii

 

Cheers!

Just went back to listening them after spending a long time with the IM70. They're quite warm, quite a bit of mid-bass and lower mids but upper mids are slightly recessed; it can sound a tad bit muddy with some tracks but overall sounds great with a variety of tracks. IM70 is cleaner overall but the C560 has a more immersive sound. Soundstage is about the same but a bit larger in the Denons, while IM70 has better instrument-separation. I considered both to be a tad bit microphonic as the cable design is almost the same.

 

Forgot to mention in this thread that I posted a review (though it apparently made the front page a while back): http://www.head-fi.org/products/denon-ah-c560-black-in-ear-stereo-headphones-japan-import


Edited by FYLegend - 3/26/15 at 7:21pm
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