Denon AH-D7000 Headphones (Playback 44)

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Denon AH-D7000 Headphones
Denon AH-D7000 Headphones (Playback 44)

OVERVIEW

Consider this headphone if: you’ve been looking for a wide-bandwidth headphone that sounds potent without deviating too far from sonic neutrality.

Look further if: you need state of the art resolution or neutrality at the frequency extremes.

Ratings (compared to similarly-priced headphones)

•Tonal Balance: 9.0
•Frequency Extremes: 9.0
•Clarity: 8.5
•Dynamics: 9.5
•Comfort/Fit: 9.0
•Sensitivity: 9.5
•Value: 9.0

SONIC CHARACTER

If you’ve been following Playback’s headphone coverage over the past two years, you may have noticed that I am a fan of Denon’s high-end but not too high-priced AH-D5000 headphone. The AH-D5000 isn’t set up to be neutral, but I’ve used it to explain why literal neutrality and psycho-acoustic neutrality are likely to be two different things especially when it comes to headphones. The Denon 5000s have a somewhat elevated bass range that often does a better job of simulating the dynamic impact of live bass than does many a more theoretically “flat” headphone.

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