Summary: Personal Feels:
Look and Build:
Though different from D5000's classical design, the modern look is actually quite good. The headband along with the outer shell is very low-profile kind of black color. With some bright parts it is not overly dull. The somewhat white inner ear cup and logo look pretty good to me. The sewing on headband and earpads are very neat. Plather parts are nice, hope they will last. Fabric-covered cord and carrying bag feel very good and solid.
Pros: extremly good comfort and isolation, clean clear sound, dynamic, very punchy, easy to dirve
Cons: slightly sterile, bass is accentuated in a certain area
Summary: Here's my D600 out-of-box impressions.
Received only yesterday and paired with the ODAC/O2 as my laptop rig, the bass is the first thing that captures your attention. In some songs, like David Guetta's, the D600 would deliver great and deep bass, slightly more than HFi2400 even, IMO. However, the bass is always nicely controlled and tight, not intruding into the mids.
Pros: Fun, Musical to listen. Smooth and detailed. Very comfy and non-fatigue headphones.
Cons: Bass maybe boosted a tad too much. Ears get hot in hot weather (~33°C)
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.
First of all the Denon D600 is an extremely comfortable headphone. The pressure on the head is spot-on for a closed can and the well shaped, memory-foam earpads feel wonderful.
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. So long as you know what you're getting, I believe the D600 is a headphone that pleases.
The lower end has a very significant hump that can sound exceptional with certain recordings.
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.
Very easy to drive, you won't need an absurdly powerful amp to drive these and get the best they offer.
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)
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 that the treble sounds a bit odd.
Summary: I have been using Sennheiser headphones for the past decade, but when I had the opportunity to try out the Denon AH-D600 Music ManiacTM Over-Ear Headphones I was pleasantly surprised with the comfort and quality of these. Arriving in a satin-lined box, I have rarely been greeted with packaging that dripped with quality like these do. I mean seriously, the argument could be made that the BOX is even better than the headphones (and the headphones are very, very nice).
Summary: As someone who also owns the previous generation flaghsip Denon D7000 headphones, which cost almost twice as much as these, I can tell you that these D600 headphones compare pretty favorably. The vocals on the D600 don't sound quite as clear and nice as they are a bit more gainy but for the price, the D600 is really a nice headphone! The D600 provide more isolation and include a better cable system (removable) as well as comes with a nice carrying bag.
Summary: I don't own any Apple products, but I got these to use for music listening from my PC or stereo. And they're really nice - very well-padded earcups, nice sound right out of the box, reasonable isolation even when there's no music playing. The box in itself probably accounts for 20% of the cost of these babies - it's like a fancy satin-lined jewelry chest! Definitely reusable for something else; it's nicer storage than a shoe box, that's for certain.