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Denon AH-D600 Music Maniac

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  • Denon AH-D600 Music Maniac™

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  • Denon AH-D600 Music Maniac™

    10' oxygen-free cable

  • Denon AH-D600 Music Maniac™

    Carrying case with removable carabiner

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    Detachable cable with in-line remote

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    Front

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    In-line remote

  • Denon AH-D600 Music Maniac™

    Includes carrying case, two detachable cables and adapter (stand not included)

  • Denon AH-D600 Music Maniac™

    Includes Denon Audio app with graphic EQ

  • Denon AH-D600 Music Maniac™

    Includes Denon Audio app with TuneIn radio

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    Right and left cable connections

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Item #: 033AHD600
 

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Our take on the Denon AH-D600 Music Maniac™

by David Brown
Denon

Give your music an audiophile makeover

Headphones are becoming more about convenience and versatility. But music aficionados are seldom willing to sacrifice sound quality for portability and features. Denon has developed the Music Maniac line of headphones for discerning audiophiles who aren't afraid of more options than a standard 1/4" plug. The AH-D600 delivers well-balanced, transparent sound to reveal the hidden nuances in your music for a transcendent listening experience at home or away.

Precision-tuned to a flat EQ, the AH-D600 uses Denon's proprietary Free Edge Nano Fiber drivers to replicate the sound of high-end loudspeakers in a headphone. That means presenting your recordings as they were meant to be heard, without uncontrolled boomy bass or overly-bright treble coloring the sound.

Make the connection

Great headphones require high-quality connections to deliver accurate sound. The AH-D600 includes a 10-foot oxygen-free cable designed to plug into your receiver or integrated amplifier for enjoyment in your living room or basement. But understanding the increasing mobility of music, Denon has also included a 55-inch cable with in-line remote and microphone for mobile use with an iPod® or iPhone®.

Although over-the-ear headphones are rarely considered portable, these lightweight cans are comfortable enough to take anywhere. The AH-D600's pentagon-shaped memory foam earpads and adjustable leather-covered band provide comfort for hours of listening, at home, at the office, or anywhere in between. And when listening to your mobile device, take advantage of the free Denon Audio app for Apple® and Android™ devices. This app features built-in graphic EQ, seamless music library integration and access to TuneIn® Radio's thousands of worldwide radio station streams.

Includes the Denon Audio app

Get graphic EQ and TuneIn radio with the Denon Audio app.

From the review Denon AH-D600 Music Maniac headphones: Versatility meets comfort

"The most striking feature of the AH-D600 is their level of comfort. I doubt I've ever worn a more comfortable pair of headphones in any category. The memory foam ear pads are super-soft and the headband is nicely padded across the top. The earcups feel secure on my ears without the headband clamping down too hard."


— David Brown, Crutchfield Home A/V Writer

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Highlights:

  • tuned to flat EQ for neutral, transparent presentation
  • cable jacks in both left and right earcups for use with custom cables
  • includes two detachable cables:
    • 55" cable with in-line remote and microphone for use with iPhone®, iPod® and iPad®
    • 10' oxygen-free cable with gold-plated 1/4" plug
  • designed for use with free Denon Audio app with custom EQ and streaming radio for Apple and Android devices
  • gold-plated 1/8" to 1/4" adapter
  • carrying case with removable carabiner
  • frequency response: 5-45,000 Hz
  • sensitivity: 108 dB
  • impedance: 25 ohms
  • weight: 12.9 oz.
  • warranty: 1 year
  • Our 60-day money-back guarantee

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Features and Specs
General
Fit Style
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Around-the-Ear
Earcup Type
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Closed
Noise-canceling
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No
Bluetooth
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No
Frequency Response
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5-45k Hz
Sensitivity
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108 dB
Impedance
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25 Ohms
Weight
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12.87 ounces
Cord Length
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120" + 55"
Airline Adapter Included
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No
iPod Control
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Yes
Volume Control
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Yes
Built-in Microphone
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Yes
Parts Warranty
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1 Year
Labor Warranty
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1 Year
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What's in the box?

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  • Over-ear headphones (black/silver)
  • 10' Headphone cable (with two gold-plated straight 3.5mm plugs on one end and a single 3.5mm plug on the other end)
  • 55" Headphone cable with in-line 3-button remote (with two gold-plated straight 3.5mm plugs on one end and a single 3.5mm plug on the other end)
  • Gold-plated 3.5mm-to-1/4" plug adapter
  • Carrying case
  • Carabiner clip
  • Owner's Manual
  • Precautions on the Use of Headphones
  • Denon Service Network sheet

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Features

Drivers: The AH-D600 Music Maniac over-ear headphones feature 50mm Free Edge Nano Fiber drivers, which provide the performance of a box speaker from a headphone. They are tuned to a flat EQ for excellent performance for all types of music.

Dual Headphone Cables: The headphones come with two cables--one for home use and one with an in-line remote for portable use. The 10' long, ultra-flexible home cable features oxygen-free copper (OFC) conductors with a fabric-covered jacket. The portable cable has an in-line remote/microphone, optimized for use with your iPod, iPhone, or iPad. A 3.5mm-to-1/4" adapter is included for use with devices or components with a full-sized 1/4" headphone jack.

Compatibility: The 3-button in-line remote features integrated Apple-compatible controls and microphone. These can control music operation on compatible Apple devices and conduct phone calls or perform voice recognition activities. The AH-D600s are compatible with iPod nano (4th gen or later), iPod classic (120GB/160GB), iPod touch (2nd gen or later), iPod shuffle (3rd gen and later), iPhone (3GS, 4, and 4S), and iPad. Audio is supported by all iPod models, as well as virtually any device with a 3.5mm minijack output.

In-line Remote/Microphone: The integrated 3-button remote and microphone, found on the left side cable, gives you control of your iPod, iPhone, and iPad. The volume can be raised or lowered incrementally with the two outer buttons. While listening to music, you can control playback by pressing the center button for play/pause, next track, previous track, fast forward, and fast reverse. Phone controls include answer/end a call, switch to an incoming or on-hold call, put a call on hold, or decline a call.

Comfortable Fit: The AH-D600 Music Maniac headphones are designed for comfort and fit. Denon's patent-pending Pentagonally-shaped Memory Foam Ear Pads provide superior comfort. The ball-and-socket ear cup design provides 360-degree articulation, while the adjustable padded headband gives you a perfect, custom fit.

Carrying Case: The headphones come with a carrying case with a carabiner which allows you to clip the headphones to a backpack or purse strap.

Denon Club App: The Denon Club Smartphone Application for iPhone, iPad, or Android is designed to enhance your listening experience. It includes a real-time spectrum analyzer, and allows you to use any of 10 EQ presets, or create, store, and share your own custom EQ curves. The app gives you access to song lyrics, and create and store custom playlists. With the TuneIn Internet Radio service, you can listen to any of over 50,000 internet radio stations.

 
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5 out of 5

Really nice

Written By Bigdaddyhills, Michigan on Monday, December 16, 2013
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Really nice and very comfortable. Not crazy bass but better then I thought.
Pros:
Comfort, sound,
Cons:
Could have a touch more bass but I like rap so depends what u listen too.
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5 out of 5

Denon AH D600

Written By BarryZ, St. Paul, MN on Tuesday, April 09, 2013
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Great headphones. Very dynamic in their range. Good if you listen to a wide variety of music. A little bass heavy for strictly acoustic listening, but bass is clean, tight and strong. A nice DAC will make these amazing for closed cans. Amp can help as well. Not really noise isolation, just the closed design and padding muffles outside noise a bit. Very comfortable though, one of the most comfortable I've worn.
Pros:
Sound, comfort, design features
Cons:
Needs matching to upstream components
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5 out of 5

Denon AH 660D

Written By Stayhuman, Seattle on Monday, April 01, 2013
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Sounds great with a decent DAC
Pros:
Mids and highs are great
Cons:
Could use a little more bass
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5 out of 5

Denon AHD600 Headphones

Written By KIM V, Asheville, NC on Monday, March 25, 2013
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The AHD 600 deserve serious consideration as general purpose headphones as well as use in specialized applications. These phones require at least 30 hours breakin to begin to sound like themselves. With patience, the sound that develops is rich, smooth and exceedingly clear. The phones are sensitive to their source components and will magnify deviations from neutrality, especially in the bass. I found that the best balance was found with a solid state amp and neautral player. While the phones ar promoted as IPhone compatible and sound better than any other headphone I have heard with that device, they are capable of best class performance with high resolution digital files and high quality amplification. While these Denons have prodigious power handling capacity, they are very efficient and will play very loudly with very little power. If you buy an amp for these, think quality, not quantity.

Using a Byston HPA-1 amp with a Meridion 508-24 CD player (very extended response in the bass and treble), I find the Denon sound to be dynamic and detailed with a sense of ease and vibrancy. The bass is spectacular; tight and tuneful with great texture. The midrange warm and liquid with real vibrancy. The treble is sweet and smooth.

While these phones have a reputation for sounding great with rock and urban music, I like them for classical and jazz, especially older analog to digital transriptions which are improved by their warmth and smoothness. I love 'em.
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