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Dual Denons: AH-D600 & D7100 A Headfonia review.



http://www.headfonia.com/dual-denons-ah-d600-d7100/
Edited by Croozer - 1/11/13 at 11:53am
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Before people make a laughing stock out of this review, please note it's a guest reviewer this time. He seems to have not much experience with headphones, maybe even less than me... I don't know for sure, though.


Edited by viralcow - 1/11/13 at 12:03pm
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He seems to have not much experience with headphones, maybe even less than me... I don't know for sure, though.

So you question his experience based on assumptions.

Its a review, take from it what you may.
Edited by Croozer - 1/11/13 at 12:56pm
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Before people make a laughing stock out of this review, please note it's a guest reviewer this time. He seems to have not much experience with headphones, maybe even less than me... I don't know for sure, though.

 

It's not a guest review at all. Why did you think so?

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Before people make a laughing stock out of this review, please note it's a guest reviewer this time. He seems to have not much experience with headphones, maybe even less than me... I don't know for sure, though.

 

 

As opposed to the usual headphonia reviews? 

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I like to old style so much better, the new style look so much "Beats" inspired...

 

 

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Skimming that review gave me a sick feel in my stomach.

 

Adding them to the list of DO NOT TRUST sites.

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Skimming that review gave me a sick feel in my stomach.

 

Adding them to the list of DO NOT TRUST sites.

 

And why is that? Seems to be a trend here to not like anything but Headfi and Tyll. lol

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And why is that? Seems to be a trend here to not like anything but Headfi and Tyll. lol

Measurements don't mean everything but they sure do nail most of it,

what they do get is important objective stuff, smoothness in the treble, bass response, frequency (bass, mids,treble) balance, ringing, and overall performance/clarity.

what they don't get is subjective summit-fi stuff, euphoria, engagement, intimacy, teleportation, lol you get the idea.

 

 

but blatantly ignoring the flaws = idiot.

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And why is that? Seems to be a trend here to not like anything but Headfi and Tyll. lol

There's a lot of phonies pretending they know a lot about headphones. Keep in mind Tyll is one guy, and has listened to nearly every high end headphone out there. That experience is very useful when he listens to new ones, because he knows where they fit in. When I read things like this in a review, I start to grit my teeth. This reviewer clearly doesn't have that kind of experience, by a long shot. Saying these denons have better tonal balance than a pair of Audio Technicas is just hard to fully swallow. These are a pretty bass heavy can, and audio technica woodies have some bass kick, but nothing like the exaggeration in the D7100. I won't even start on the first quote down there. That makes my head hurt. The reviewer thought they were getting a flagship headphone, and they tried to compare it to top end headphones.

 

Even head-fi has its own flawed advice. I'm still very careful about who I take advice from after making a handful of bad purchases from advice here. A handful of people here were raving about the D7100. A few weeks later all those people had returned them.

 

 

 

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"I think where it shines is the sound signature that I find to be generally more musical than the HD800 and the T1. It’s a bit similar to the HE-6 in that it has a more top-down tonality (the D600 is a darker more bottom up, senn HD650-like), but being closed back and with a dynamic driver, generally I find the bass to be more punchy"

 

"I think they are better than the last few wooden ATH I've reviewed. Better tonal balance, better all rounder, better genre bandwith."

 

 

 

Quote Tyll @ innerfidelity:
 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,

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Originally Posted by WiR3D View Post

Measurements don't mean everything but they sure do nail most of it,

what they do get is important objective stuff, smoothness in the treble, bass response, frequency (bass, mids,treble) balance, ringing, and overall performance/clarity.

what they don't get is subjective summit-fi stuff, euphoria, engagement, intimacy, teleportation, lol you get the idea.

 

 

but blatantly ignoring the flaws = idiot.

 

Agreed, measurements do give us some concrete evidence to compare. They can give someone an idea of what the headphones will sound like. Will they give a complete picture? Definitely not. But they do give a good general idea. The frequency response also doesn't give concrete information about detail level and soundstage, which are pretty important. 


Edited by elwappo99 - 1/22/13 at 1:16pm
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Skimming that review gave me a sick feel in my stomach.

 

Adding them to the list of DO NOT TRUST sites.


It aligns pretty well with the measurements taken by Russian site.

personalaudio.ru/raa/otchety/naushniki/

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TBH I've never liked headfonia's headphone reviews because they tend to be pretty subjective. I'm an objective guy by nature, my own taste how it should sound like means nothing and I wouldn't use that as a basis for what's "good" sound. So my view doesn't quite match headfonia's ways of seeing things which tend to speak more from the reviewer's point of view if it fits his taste or not.

 

The problem with subjective reviews is that either you have the same taste as the reviewer and you can completely agree with him/her or you have a totally different taste and you won't find it useful for you at all. Objectively written reviews are useful for every1. Doesn't mean that you have to have bunch of measurements or graphs or whatever, if you still write in the perspective that you compare different aspects of the headphone compared to everything you've heard and simply tell as accurately as possible whereabouts it stands like then it's still objective even if there's no measurements involved.

 

Goldenears & Innerfidelity are more objective. Especially Goldenear's way of "slider" ratings down the pages are extremely objective way of presenting a headphone's sound. Of course this method will require experience though and the more headphones you've auditioned the more accurately you're able to rate/position them.


Edited by RPGWiZaRD - 1/22/13 at 2:23pm
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EDIT if anyone read this, it was wrong.


Edited by Ishcabible - 1/23/13 at 4:48am
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And why is that? Seems to be a trend here to not like anything but Headfi and Tyll. lol

Exactly.

Their are people here who jump into every Denon thread just to bash them.

The lady doth protest too much, methinks.
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