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post #526 of 903
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That's probably much less problematic than people making assumptions about cans that have been released.

+1. Both of those things are the ruination of true criticism.

post #527 of 903
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That's probably much less problematic than people making assumptions about cans that have been released.

+1. Both of those things are the ruination of true criticism.

 

This is head fi, a place where users will endorse headphones with poison tipped spikes sticking out of them and into your face so long as they sound good.  The truth is I am sure they sound really nice, but they remind me of Beats.  Denon went the way of making them look less attractive and more like something an average consumer will wear.  The D5000 and D7000 were beautiful, this new lineup is a downgrade in aesthetics.  Denon said they tried to make it more physically pleasing to the eye than the last series.  Does anyone else think the D7100 looks better than the D7K?

 

I don't.

post #528 of 903

Aesthetically speaking, the Artisan is a hard pill to swallow, especially for the stereotypical older audiophile. I still would like to see a photo of someone wearing the "hamburger special", unless I somehow missed it. It seems that the look has grown on quite a few members and I suppose I would wear a hamburger on my head if it sounded awesome. We will see (and hear)!

post #529 of 903
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I suppose I would wear a hamburger on my head if it sounded awesome.

 

Would you like fries with that?

post #530 of 903

Love the design of the 7100.  At first I wasn't so sure, but after some time they have definitely grown on me.  I do think they would look 1000X better if they were available in black though...  Will be interesting to see (or should I say hear) what the differences will be between them and the 7000.  

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Wow, it's been awfully quiet here lately.
post #532 of 903

I always hated these kinds of changes. The D7000 were absolutely a gorgeous piece and quite unique in their appearance and to a good deal of wealthy folk that don't really care about the performance but exclusively the looks and of course, the hefty price tag to brag about, this was the selling point. Denon lost this appeal in that respect I think I if you ask me, I don't know what they were thinking. Replacing the wooden cups for aluminum... I mean, really!

 

Coming from a T1 futuristic but somewhat colossal looks, I was actually looking forward to the new top flight model from Denon. Nothing wrong with the T1 of course but I had an image of T1 and the new Denon hanging off the wall in my head and now I am thinking that image might not be as pretty as I hoped it would be. They'll sound good no doubt but in my opinion, they took two steps back and I'd sack their design department.

post #533 of 903
Has a release date been set?

I wanna hear these cans. biggrin.gif
post #534 of 903

Though the old-timers, purists and the like scoff at these, the new Denons make me actually want to try some Denons.

 

I shied away from the previous generation because they had a reputaiton for having little plastic screws as their Achilles heel which was worsened by so many reviews and discussion saying, to paraphrase, that Denon gives little warranty/support to their several-hundred-dollar headphones. As a consumer with only so many pennies to rub together, that's not very encouraging.

 

These new 'phones look like there's far less that can go wrong with them, though, and I'd like some closed-back circumaurals at some point so.. maybe.

 

As for the criticisms of the new lines' lack of beauty and likeness to Beats, I can only speculate that Denon is a for-profit company who has taken notice of the fact that Beats are so popular despite their being, IMO, rather expensive. Maybe they'd like a bit of that market. Or not.

post #535 of 903
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Though the old-timers, purists and the like scoff at these, the new Denons make me actually want to try some Denons.

 

I shied away from the previous generation because they had a reputaiton for having little plastic screws as their Achilles heel which was worsened by so many reviews and discussion saying, to paraphrase, that Denon gives little warranty/support to their several-hundred-dollar headphones. As a consumer with only so many pennies to rub together, that's not very encouraging.

 

These new 'phones look like there's far less that can go wrong with them, though, and I'd like some closed-back circumaurals at some point so.. maybe.

 

As for the criticisms of the new lines' lack of beauty and likeness to Beats, I can only speculate that Denon is a for-profit company who has taken notice of the fact that Beats are so popular despite their being, IMO, rather expensive. Maybe they'd like a bit of that market. Or not.

 

Exactly. Was very, very close to ordering the D5000 multiple times, but one little issue kept me away...

 

Too bad they don't have a more entry model though. I would think Denon made the most money off the D2000.

post #536 of 903
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Exactly. Was very, very close to ordering the D5000 multiple times, but one little issue kept me away...

 

Too bad they don't have a more entry model though. I would think Denon made the most money off the D2000.

that issue hasn't existed for years. many people have owned various denons since its release and no complaints.

post #537 of 903
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Wow, it's been awfully quiet here lately.

 

Oh, Tilpo....stirring the hornets nest, are we? biggrin.gif

 

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Originally Posted by suburbanite View Post

Though the old-timers, purists and the like scoff at these, the new Denons make me actually want to try some Denons.

 

I shied away from the previous generation because they had a reputaiton for having little plastic screws as their Achilles heel which was worsened by so many reviews and discussion saying, to paraphrase, that Denon gives little warranty/support to their several-hundred-dollar headphones. As a consumer with only so many pennies to rub together, that's not very encouraging.

 

These new 'phones look like there's far less that can go wrong with them, though, and I'd like some closed-back circumaurals at some point so.. maybe.

 

As for the criticisms of the new lines' lack of beauty and likeness to Beats, I can only speculate that Denon is a for-profit company who has taken notice of the fact that Beats are so popular despite their being, IMO, rather expensive. Maybe they'd like a bit of that market. Or not.

 

Do we know they're closed back yet?  The old ones weren't, and I haven't seen definitive info one way or the other as to if the new ones are closed or just semi-closed.  My guess is on semi-closed if they intend to continue a strong bass presence.  But it's just a guess.

 

Know thy market. Beats is popular not because of how they look but because of who tells them they're supposed to like them (peers, celebs) and because a bloated bass presence appeals to the masses.  Getting that market means endorsements and bloated bass, possibly that can be done with the Urban Raver line.  But if they're promising flat response on these, they've already lost that market, regardless of looks.

post #538 of 903
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Originally Posted by swbf2cheater View Post

 

This is head fi, a place where users will endorse headphones with poison tipped spikes sticking out of them and into your face so long as they sound good.  The truth is I am sure they sound really nice, but they remind me of Beats.  Denon went the way of making them look less attractive and more like something an average consumer will wear.  The D5000 and D7000 were beautiful, this new lineup is a downgrade in aesthetics.  Denon said they tried to make it more physically pleasing to the eye than the last series.  Does anyone else think the D7100 looks better than the D7K?

 

I don't.

 

 

Maybe they're setting us up for the D8000 that will look more like the Fostex TH900s.

post #539 of 903

learned my lesson-->buying $700. headphones with a year warrenty. i wont buy denon anything after what I went through

post #540 of 903

what do AH-D6000 look like?

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