Summary: I think that the old D2000 sounds better than these, they are not bad at the current pricing but they do not sound very natural in the treble and also the midrange is a bit lacking, the size of these beasts is impressive and so is the bass and soundstage, I like the big sound of them, just shame...
Picked these up for a special price after listening in store and liking what I heard very much. A clear, clean sound with a really fun bass response. A very different sound compared to my HD 800 and I liked the idea of a headphone that made you tap your feet.
Pros: Extremely comfortable. Clear, engaging presentation. Easy to drive.
Cons: Lack of coherency. Midbass resonance. Not the best choice for the MSRP. Design is maybe a bit dull?
Summary: Bought these used off the FS forums. I had been interested in these since release, but due to negative reviews did not think it was worth pulling the trigger when they sold for $500. At the price I purchased them at, I am quite happy with them.
Pros: Comfort, solid build, not fatiguing, fun!
Cons: MSRP $$$, Earpads can get heated, weighty - not suitable for portable use as Denon intended
Summary: I went into a local business that had these on display, and after trying them I decided I enjoyed them more than enough to get them . . . assuming I could get them substantially under MSRP which I did. Let's get started on the good, the bad, and ugly.
Pros: Musical bass, high separation for closed can, sparkly treble without fatigue, looks, removable cable, imaging
Cons: High MSRP, bass slant may be too much for some, weight, not suited for small heads.
Summary: I agree w most reviews that these does not warrant the $499 MSRP. (Then rather opt for D5k, D7k).
BUT - at the +-$230 range I got them at (Amazon warehouse) - these are VERY good value for the money.
Pros: Comfort, bass, 2 chords (1 x portable, 1 x desk), balanced (with a good amp)
Excerpt: Earlier this year, Denon announced it was in the process of completely revamping its headphone line-up. The Japanese manufacturer — which has been in the audio equipment business since 1910 — has since emerged from its cocoon with an entirely new collection of headphones designed for at-home and...
Pros: Great sound from the 50-millimeter nanofiber driver. Oversized, fully articulated earcups with pentagonal, stitched-leather pads offer supreme comfort and noise isolation. Cables detach, and you get two in the box: one 3-footer with the 3-button mic, one 10-footer without.
Cons: They aren’t as bright as other audiophile headphones, which makes them seem less lively. Not enough clamping force to walking around — these ‘phones are for a-sittin’. You have to flip a lot of burgers to save up 0. Only a one-year warranty.