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Denon AH-D7200. Reference Quality Over-Ear Headphones.

Denon AH-D7200

Rating:
5/5,
  • Denon AH-D7200

    Reference Quality Over-Ear Headphones

    AH-D7200 is Denon’s new reference headphone, drawing on more than 50 years’ experience in headphone design and development. Over five decades we have refined our expertise in making fine-sounding headphones so comfortable you’ll just want to keep on listening. These premium headphones use our unique, Japanese-made FreeEdge drivers, which deliver a precise pistonic motion for ultra-accurate sound with minimal distortion. The drivers are mounted on vibration-reducing engineering resin baffles, fitted into self-damping real walnut housings designed to bring warmth and life to the sound. A detachable 7N-purity copper cable, made in Japan to Denon’s exacting specification, ensures the best possible signal transmission – it’s fitted with a durable machine-cut metal plug with an ornamental copper ring. The ear cups are suspended on a headband finished in real sheepskin leather, with ergonomically curved diecast aluminium hangers, while the memory foam ear-cushions are covered with an extremely soft artificial leather developed specifically for the AH-D7200. Every part of this no-compromise design is all about sound quality, comfort – and the ultimate listening experience.

    Ultra-high-quality connection

    A detachable 7N-purity copper cable, made in Japan to Denon's exacting specification, ensure the best possible signal transmission - it's fitted with a durable machine-cut metal plug with an ornamental copper ring.

    Unique FreeEdge driver technology

    At the heart of the AH-D7200 is that 50mm FreeEdge driver diaphragm, made from a nano-fibre material chosen for its rigidity and low mass. This delivers an accurate pistonic motion without distortion, and is also self-damping to cancel out unwanted resonances within the diaphragm. It’s mounted in a soft, compliant surround, making it easier for it to move in response to the music signal without flexing or distorting, for the purest possible sound.

    Real wood Ear cups

    The beautiful 100% natural walnut ear cups enhance the sound experience. They are self-damping and strong, eliminating unwanted vibrations for super-detailed reproduction that brings concert hall-like life, warmth, and musicality to your listening experience.

    Luxurious craftmanship

    The outside of the headband is adorned with natural sheepskin leather for a soft luxurious feel, while the inside uses stitched engineered leather for ultimate comfort and durability.

    Wearing comfort

    The headband deploys perfectly ergonomically contoured die-cast alumiunum construction for optimised comfort and fit. The ear-pads are gently wrapped in an extremely soft engineered leather developed specifically for the AH-D7200, and memory foam, allowing them to conform to the shape of your head for the most comfortable fit. Every component of this compromise free design is all about sound quality and comfort - the ultimate listening experience.

    Perfect Adjustment

    To accommodate varied head-sizes, the adjustable headband uses positive ball-bearing click-stops for precise and repeatable adjustment. Numbered markings indicate how to restore your personal setting quickly and precisely.

Recent Reviews

  1. zellous
    The AH-D7200, Denon's incredible closed back cans
    Written by zellous
    Published Aug 1, 2019
    5.0/5,
    Pros - Design, lows, build quality, highs, comfort, sound stage, looks, imaging
    Cons - I would prefer a bit more meat on the mids and a bit more body to voices but I'm just being picky
    My Denon AH-D7200 review.

    Hi audiophiles.

    My AH-D7200 were burned in for at least 200 hours and were used balanced via 4 pin XLR.


    My audio connective trail and set-up:

    16 and 24 bit WAV uncompressed and lossless files,

    optical TosLink cable,

    Teac UD-503,

    Nordost Brahma power cable,

    Nordost Tyr XLR cables,

    Violectric HPA V181 headphone amplifier,

    Nordost Brahma power cable.


    So I’ve not really had many Denon cans, I’ve had more Fostex cans. Just didn’t happen but I’m so glad and pleased I got these beauties.

    I have to say I really like the look of these cans, they look luxurious and premium.

    The build quality is excellent, in every area.

    I like the stitched sheepskin leather headband, I like the satisfying clicks when adjusting the ear cups down from the headband.

    I like the markings on the inside of the headband, I really like the walnut wood ear cups.

    I find them to be of a perfect weight and that is distributed effectively.

    I don’t find them clamping nor do they apply too much pressure on my jaws (though my partner found them a little clamping, she has a smaller head than me). Long term sessions are no issue for me.

    I think the yokes connected to the headband are a big improvement compared to the previous Denon cans, no more hinge screw issues.

    The ear pads are a little firm but I find them very comfortable, they are also of high quality too.

    The construction seems to be all metal, wood and leather. I cannot see or feel plastic anywhere, I could be wrong though.

    Finally I will say, I really like the fact that this can adopts 2x female 3.5mm ports for the cable. A superb choice, cable rolling is great and easy. Yay!

    So I find it’s design, build quality, looks, construction and comfort to be of very high quality. Reference level, I love it. So much attention to detail, superb work by Denon.


    Sound.


    These cans sound stunning, utterly stunning.

    I think they are world class closed back cans and are probably my favourite of all closed back cans I’ve heard so far (even more so than the brilliant DT 250 by Beyerdynamic).

    I believe they are a little V shaped in signature, a little.

    The highs are fantastic, I don’t find them too harsh or too bright. The level of clarity and detail offered by these cans are very high. They are very resolving with superb definition, very insightful. They are definitely not veiled or muddy sounding. I don’t find them fatiguing either.

    I find them to have a big sound stage and they sound airy. Imaging is great and so is separation.

    Mids and vocals are also very good but I would personally like a little more meat to the mids and a little more body to voices.

    The lows on the AH-D7200 are exceptional. It has rumble, sub bass and superb depth and extension. The impact and slam of the bass is excellent, I don’t find it overpowering the other frequencies. Full sounding with great speed too, that is hard to find.

    I feel there is such a nice balance to the sound, it’s coherent and very enjoyable.

    They are lively sounding and quite punchy, with great dynamics. Definitely not laid back or relaxed in signature.

    This can leaks some sound but it offers great passive isolation, shutting out quite a bit of external noise.

    These cans are incredible for movies too.

    Comparing them (admittedly unfairly, the Clear costing more than double and it's an open back can) to a balanced Focal Clear, the Clear is a bit brighter but even more defined and detailed. The Clear is obviously more open sounding and spacious but the AH-D7200 has superior lows, it has better texture and more power.


    So to sum up, these are outstanding closed back headphones that are amazing in the following areas:

    design,

    lows,

    build quality,

    highs,

    comfort,

    sound stage,

    looks,

    imaging.

    I could go on, audition them if you get a chance. They are actually very difficult to fault anywhere to be honest.

    They’re not too expensive also, I hope you like them as much as me.

    Very highly recommended from me, happy listening all : )
      phthora likes this.

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