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post #1876 of 1913
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that's a real shame.

Hahahaha....and here we go again.

post #1877 of 1913

Crikey! wish I had read this thread a few days ago.... just got my hands on a pair of Denon 7100s and so far they sound absolutely &%^&%* awful. Ghastly.

 

I bought them to replace my very much loved all-time favourite headphones - Denon D-5000 - on which unfortunately the pin holding one of the earcups and headband together has snapped (I've jury rigged it back together).   I saw the 7100s at a good price and thought they must be the perfect replacement... but oh dear, they sound terrible - muddy soggy bass, dull slow treble.  In many years with headphones I've never heard any of them change radically during semi-mythical "break-in" periods.  

 

thanks goodness for UK distance selling regs!

post #1878 of 1913

that's a real shame.

post #1879 of 1913
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Originally Posted by Beagle View Post

that's a real shame.

Indeed.
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Originally Posted by alanbeeb View Post

Crikey! wish I had read this thread a few days ago.... just got my hands on a pair of Denon 7100s and so far they sound absolutely &%^&%* awful. Ghastly.

I bought them to replace my very much loved all-time favourite headphones - Denon D-5000 - on which unfortunately the pin holding one of the earcups and headband together has snapped (I've jury rigged it back together).   I saw the 7100s at a good price and thought they must be the perfect replacement... but oh dear, they sound terrible - muddy soggy bass, dull slow treble.  In many years with headphones I've never heard any of them change radically during semi-mythical "break-in" periods.  

thanks goodness for UK distance selling regs!

If you love the Denon D5000s, then the Fostex TH-600s are for you. They're better in every way, with more clarity and tighter, deeper bass.
post #1880 of 1913

Those Fostex phones are the old style Denons in trendy black are they not?  Wonder if they've done anything about that weak pin between cup and headband.

post #1881 of 1913
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Originally Posted by alanbeeb View Post

Those Fostex phones are the old style Denons in trendy black are they not?  Wonder if they've done anything about that weak pin between cup and headband.

They did, it's a stronger bolt. They're similar, but tighter-sounding.
post #1882 of 1913

Just a quick update. My D7100 are well past 400h. They go through a quite a transformation from around 150 to 300h mark.

 

At around 300h mark they have settled for me and no more changes really happened from that point in time.


They are very balanced and neutral headphones with plenty of musicality in them. Very good buy. I assume that haters never got to 300+ stage as the bass falls back into its place eventually and everything evens out to the extent that if not extra musicality would be present in them they would become a bit boring from all this neutrality.

 

They are very raveling and will show all the downsides of the system and sound best with low impedance amps. Did not try them with much of valve amps but the ones I did were not the greatest matches for them.

 

Cheers


Edited by sebna - 11/1/13 at 4:29am
post #1883 of 1913
Sebna, what's your setup like...?
post #1884 of 1913

My everyday setup is Eximus dp-1 and its built in head-amp.

post #1885 of 1913

the comments on the 1st page just love it 

 

just love how the ppl on this forum acts when hearing DENON name

they just saw some photos of the d7100 and instantaneously hate it

 

nice

 

this forum should be divided to 2 parts :

 

audiophile guys 

and fun guys

post #1886 of 1913
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Originally Posted by anonymous cat View Post

the comments on the 1st page just love it 

just love how the ppl on this forum acts when hearing DENON name
they just saw some photos of the d7100 and instantaneously hate it

nice

this forum should be divided to 2 parts :

audiophile guys 
and fun guys

We actually owned them, listened to them extensively, and then decided we didn't like them. But please continue with the misinformation. rolleyes.gif
post #1887 of 1913
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Originally Posted by Magick Man View Post

Well, I won't be buying those, that's just fugly.

 thats before the official release i think  ?!! date 3/2012 1st page

 

anyway if you really tested it and experienced it on basis then my talk is not in regard to your opinion

 

i just feel it in the air and others too 


Edited by anonymous cat - 11/11/13 at 2:54pm
post #1888 of 1913
As you can see later in the thread, despite disliking the way they look I did order a set, but then sent them back after a few weeks due to them sounding horrible.

They're unsuitable to be Denon's flagship headphone and there are too many other models out there, in their price range (and below), that offer better performance.
post #1889 of 1913
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Originally Posted by Magick Man View Post

As you can see later in the thread, despite disliking the way they look I did order a set, but then sent them back after a few weeks due to them sounding horrible.

They're unsuitable to be Denon's flagship headphone and there are too many other models out there, in their price range (and below), that offer better performance.

 

One major point I don't really like about the D7100 is that it uses the same drivers as the D600. The D600 sell for $340 and the D7100 for $1200. So, you're paying $800 for an enclosure difference? It was much more about having a diverse product line, so the D7100 had some cosmetic changes and they called is a "flagship" because it has wood accents.  Even the D600 sits uncomfortably in that price given its sound. 

post #1890 of 1913
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Originally Posted by elwappo99 View Post
 

 

One major point I don't really like about the D7100 is that it uses the same drivers as the D600. The D600 sell for £2,330.96 ($340) and the D7100 for £8,226.93 ($1200.). So, you're paying £5,484.62 ($800) for an enclosure difference? It was much more about having a diverse product line, so the D7100 had some cosmetic changes and they called is a "flagship" because it has wood accents.  Even the D600 sits uncomfortably in that price given its sound. 

 

nice point of view .. i also thought of it but wasn't sure .. so what is the really difference between the two ?? .. how come they produce different sounds .. is it the wooden can ??

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