Summary: The Extinct Denon D7000
Posted on August 4, 2013by HeadMania
I’ve been waiting for a long time for an opportunity to listen to the famous D7000 and I am really happy I have a few days with it.
In one of my visits to Jack-Fi, I found a pair of forgotten Denon D7000 there, as they are specialized in speaker systems mostly. After 3 weeks I’ve been there again and found them in the same place and same position.
Pros: Full bodied, energetic & fun, good build quality, very comfortable
Cons: loose bass, congested, lacks transparency and clarity, poor imaging and instrument separation
Summary: I have been looking at these headphones since I started posting to HeadFi last year. and have always wanted to try them and finally the opportunity came for me to audition the cans and see if they were as good as all the hype that I had been hearing about them. When I first started to listen to the Denon's I really did not like them at all. Out of the box the bass was overpowering, bloated and flabby. They were also very dark.
On April 17, 2011 I asked "TheWuss"--a Head-Fi member who has a LOT of headphones--what headphone was best for watching movies. The next day--April 18, 2011--he replied:
that easy. hahahaha.
for cinema, the denon d7000 is pretty much without equal. (impactful sound for explosions, big and layered soundstage for immersive listening experience, etc. etc.)
On April 19, 2011--the very next day--I went out and bought the Denon AH-D7000.
Summary: Here is my original blog post: http://noblehifi.blogspot.co.uk/2012/03/denon-ah-d7000-review.html
DESIGN & PRESENTATION
After a layer of solid plastic is removed, which sole purpose is to protect the leather topped box, it's clear every detail of this product has been carefully considered.
Pros: Powerful sound, Detailed, Comfortable, Forgiving, Good with almost any music
Cons: Sound leaking (mostly in), looks like plastic rather than wood, hinges feel fragile
Summary: Denon D7000 review
To all those who want to stay away from my mindless babble, I'll answer the final question right now. Do I like the Denon D7000's? Yes.
Now let's get on with the review!
Unfortunately, not long after getting these headphones, my current DAC and amp broke, and am currently working to afford a nice DAC and amp. Currently I am using an old surround sound receiver. I will update the review when I get the proper source components.
Summary: When the Denon D5000 first came out, I was pretty impressed with it – I felt if delivered a considerable amount of audiophile goodness for a reasonable price. There was, in the end, some room for improvement, however, and when the D7000 first came out, I was very eager to try them.
On listening to them at a meet, however, I came away with the feeling that they didn’t sound that much better than the D5000, and stayed away.
Summary: My Denon AH-D7000 finally arrived, and I've been putting it through its paces. My perspective on the D7000 is from a slightly different angle from most people who have reviewed it, since I have used the previous generation of Denon flagship AH-D950 headphones from mid-90's to 2005 or so. It was already falling apart around 2001, and I kept taping it back together until it could no longer be fixed and looked like crap.
Pros: Deep/Punchy/Authoritative bass, soundstage, comfortable, aesthetics, easy to drive
Cons: Recessed mids, somewhat bright at times, does not seal outside noise
Summary: Really good sounding headphone with incredible bass. I owned these for about six months. They sound powerful for lack of a better word. Definitely a V-shaped sound signature. The bass can be a bit much sometimes, a bit sloppy, but I usually find it quite enjoyable. Just a really fun headphone to listen to.
Summary: I was thinking of buying these headphones but unsure due to the price. At the present I have the Bowers and Wilkins P5 headphone and its a great headphone but has caused a few problems. Is the Denon AH D7000 a better headphone?