Denon AH-A100 - 100th Anniversary Limited Edition Headphones Unboxing
Dec 9, 2011 at 11:27 AM Thread Starter Post #1 of 6

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Just got these. Hope they sound good. Stay tuned for my impressions.  
 

 
Dec 9, 2011 at 1:38 PM Post #2 of 6

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It sounds much better without an amp.  On my iPhone 4s, it is pretty good.
 
Dec 11, 2011 at 12:33 PM Post #3 of 6

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I am a bit disappointed in the sound.  Nowhere near the performance of the D7000.  It is better on iPhone 4s, but I'm not gonna take a $500 headphones to use on the streets of S.F.
 
Dec 23, 2011 at 1:19 AM Post #4 of 6

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I am a bit disappointed in the sound.  Nowhere near the performance of the D7000.  It is better on iPhone 4s, but I'm not gonna take a $500 headphones to use on the streets of S.F.



What amp are you using to make these unamped on 4S to sound better?....
I just bought a pair, they sounded great with the pro-ject amp compared to the iPhone out,
of course I docked it on a pro-ject apple dock then connected to the amp, but with an amp these things seriously standout,
and I wouldn't expect D7000 SQ with these, they are half the price of D7000, and they are meant for portable as well
 
Dec 23, 2011 at 10:12 AM Post #5 of 6

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Well, from my experience when amped these sound too bloated to me.  I tried a few different amps and I know it's not the amp making it because the Lehmann Audio BCL is very flat & neutral.  On the iPhone 4s, these are much better, but still wasn't my taste.  The D7000 sounds like crap when paired with an iPhone, but really shines with a nice amp.  I would go as far as saying the D7000 is Hi-Fi, the A100 is not.  However, I think Denon designed the A100 for portable use without an amp  which makes sense when you listen to them on an iPhone.  For me, $500 headphones is not what I want to take out for street use.  I've been robbed at gun point a few times in San Francisco and the A100 will definitely get me robbed.
 
Dec 23, 2011 at 10:52 AM Post #6 of 6

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I think these are more supposed to be collector's items. Essentially glorified D1100 headphones..
 

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