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Denon AH-D5000 vs AH-D600

post #1 of 38
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Anybody heard these side by side? Any opinions on the AH-D600, other than its a little ugly?
post #2 of 38
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I just read a great review on the AH-D600. For $385 in amazon.ca it is a steal. Maybe I'll order now.
post #3 of 38

Why thank you for the pointer. I might just have to pick up a pair :D

post #4 of 38
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Check this out. Really good review of the AH-D600. It is really thorough and his impression of the Music Maniacs Line is very positive.

 

http://yklee118.blogspot.ca/2012/09/the-denon-ah-d600-worthy-replacement-of.html

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I ordered the D600's immediately after reading his thread. I also bought the Fidelia Player with the FHX plugin. I have been sniffing around these "Audiophile" players for a while. 

post #6 of 38
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The design of the D600 is cosmetically not as appealing as the D5000 or D7000's. That much is certain. I have seen some pictures of the way they look on people, and they definitely look better worn than in the pictures on Denon's site. When I get these, I will surely post some pics of them being worn. They are starting to grow on me. I think that the D7100's do look sharp with the brown accents though.

post #7 of 38

I am looking forward to the review. I am currently searching for new headphones and was considering getting the D5000 but they are hard to find, amazon has some used for like $470, so maybe the D600 are more worth it.


Edited by Dar3k - 9/24/12 at 12:40am
post #8 of 38

I wonder if the D600 should be compared to the D2000s or D5000s? I mean, price wise, which is closer?

post #9 of 38
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The D600 compares favourably to both models. Read the WHOLE review. It is lengthy but explains how well they perform or sometimes exceed the 2000 and 5000's
post #10 of 38

This has only furthered my excitment of gett ing these. :D Can't wait!!

post #11 of 38
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Originally Posted by kungfuthug View Post

Check this out. Really good review of the AH-D600. It is really thorough and his impression of the Music Maniacs Line is very positive.

 

http://yklee118.blogspot.ca/2012/09/the-denon-ah-d600-worthy-replacement-of.html

Thos has on;y furthered my excitement for these . :D Can't wait!!

post #12 of 38

I'm also interested in how the AH-D600 compares the D2000 and D5000. I've heard some not-so-good things about these new Denons, for example from Tyll @ Innerfidelity:

 

 

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You know what chafes my chaps? Makers who discontinue a perfectly good headphone and replace it with something inferior. Denon did it with the AH-D1001 when they replaced it with the very colored AH-D1100. And now they've done it again ... aarrggghhh! The AH-DX000 line has been discontinued and the replacements have arrived. Despite measurements to the contrary, the AH-D7100 highest treble octave seems to have gone missing, and the mid treble is significantly blurred by some of the most horrific ringing that I've seen in a headphone. The AH-D600 fairs about the same, and the AH-D400 is missing it's top as well. I tried to measure the in-ear AH-C300, but the ergonomics of the earpieces made it impossible to insert in my dummy head. I had the same problem with my ears. I'm going to have to add a :facepalm to the smily list. Big thanks to HeadRoom for loaning me the first batch through the door so quickly.
 
post #13 of 38
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I ordered and will have them by this weekend. Extensive burn in is recommended for optimal results. I will give my impressions (for what thats worth) after some extended listening sessions ranging over many genres. Having never heard the D5000's, I will unfortunatly have nothing further to say on that matter.

 

I think alot of people are angry at the new design aesthetics of the music maniac line. I believe this hostility is what might be fueling the sometimes bad reviews. I too am disappointed in the aesthetic's of the new line, but they do still have some sex appeal. The flat black headband with the white stitching has a nice contrast to it. The plastic look is the downfall, even though it appears to be some glass/fibre composite... not standard resin plastic. They do look "Dre-ish" ...kinda, and I personally believe that is whats adding the fuel to the fire. I really think that some people hope they sound bad, just because they hate the Beats line so damn much. As I stated earlier, these phones look fine on, just not too pretty in pictures where they are unworn.

 

When they do arrive I will do my best to give my honest, un-biased opinion ASAP.

post #14 of 38

Thanks. Looking forward to your impressions. Do you have any similar cans to compare them to?

post #15 of 38
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I do not have any cans similar to compare. All I can give is a detailed conclusion on my opinions for what that's worth.

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