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Denon AH-NC600

Noise-canceling earbud headphones

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Denon's comfortable, lightweight AH-NC600 headphones give you clear, precise sound with the added benefit of active noise-canceling circuitry. You'll enjoy your music even more without the distraction of airplane noise or office chatter. These sound-isolating earbuds work together with Denon's advanced noise-canceling circuitry to reduce unwanted ambient noise by as much as 99%.

Breathe new life into your MP3 collection
The AH-NC600s are the first headphones to feature Denon's Compressed Audio Restorer. This technology improves the fidelity of MP3s and other digitally compressed music by restoring high-frequency sounds lost in the audio compression process. Denon also included their Acoustic Optimizer design for improved dynamics, bass response, and overall tonal balance.

Comfortable to wear, easy to use
Denon includes silicone and foam earbuds to ensure a good fit for a comfortable listening experience. The headphones connect to a compact black box about the size of a pack of gum that provides active noise-cancellation. The box has a three-way switch so you can activate the Compressed Audio Restorer for MP3 playback, or turn the noise-cancellation feature off and listen to your music without it, if you prefer. The supplied carrying case has room for your headphones plus a portable A/V player, and can even double as a display stand for your iPhone® or iPod touch®.

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Highlights:

  • in-ear design with active noise cancellation
  • reduces up to 99% of ambient noise
  • Acoustic Optimizer design improves dynamics, bass, and overall tonal balance
  • switchable Compressed Audio Restorer function restores lost high-frequency sounds with MP3s
  • 3.5mm connecting plug fully compatible with Apple iPhone and iPod Touch
  • frequency response: 5-25,000 Hz
  • impedance: 70 ohms
  • sensitivity: 112 dB
  • 42" cable uses oxygen-free copper for clean signal
  • 32" extension cable included
  • 3 pair of silicone (S/M/L) and 1 pair of foam-type earbuds included for optimum comfort and sound quality
  • airline adapter included
  • semi-hard shell carrying case holds earbuds and functions as display stand for portable A/V player
  • powered by one "AAA" battery (provides approximately 60 hours of continuous operation)
  • warranty: 1 year
  • Our 60-day money-back guarantee

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Features and Specs
General
Fit Style
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In-ear
Earcup Type
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Noise-canceling
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No
Bluetooth
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No
Frequency Response
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5-25k Hz
Sensitivity
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112 dB
Impedance
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70 Ohms
Weight
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0.917 ounces
Cord Length
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42"
Airline Adapter Included
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Yes
iPod Control
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No
Volume Control
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No
Built-in Microphone
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No
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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  • Noise-canceling in-ear headphones with attached 42" cable and in-line noise canceler
  • 32" Headphone extension cable (with a female minijack connector on one end and male right-angle minijack connector on the other end)"AAA" battery
  • 3 Pair of silicon ear-tips (Small/Medium/Large)
  • 1 Pair of foam ear-tips
  • Airplane adapter
  • Storage case
  • Owner's Manual
  • Denon Service Network sheet

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Features

Noise Cancelling: These comfortable and lightweight in-ear headphones feature Denon's advanced active noise canceling technology, to reduce unwanted ambient noise by up to 99%.

Note: The headphones can also be used without the noise canceling function activated.

13.5mm Drivers: The large 13.5mm drivers provide a wide dynamic range throughout the entire audible spectrum, and are encased in Denon's hybrid material driver housings for the utmost in sonic neutrality.

Acoustic Optimizer: Denon's Acoustic Optimizer technology provides a naturally balanced tonal range, free from cavity-induced coloration. Acoustic Optimizer achieves optimum acoustic characteristics by adjusting the sound pressure balance in front of and behind the diaphragm. it minimizes the muffling in the low frequency range, reduces modulation effects in mid to high frequency range, and achieves a smooth response.

Compressed Audio Restorer: The AH-NC600s are the first Denon headphones to feature Denon's innovative Compressed Audio Restorer function, which restores very high frequency harmonics that are lost in the audio compression process.

Comfortable Fit: The Denon AH-NC600s feature an ergonomic design for best quality fit and increased comfort. For optimum fit and comfort, the AH-NC600 headphones are supplied with 3 sizes of silicon ear-pads (S/M/L) as well as a separate pair of soft foam ear-pads.

Headphone Cable: The Denon AH-NC600 uses a 42" oxygen-free copper (OFC) cable terminated by a gold-plated 3.5mm connector. It also comes with a 32" headphone extension cable. Radial Cascade Damper reduces cable transmitted vibration noise.

Battery Powered: Powered by a single "AAA" battery, widely available on the go, the AH-NC600 headphones provide up to 60 continuous hours of noise reduction.

Carrying Case: The deluxe carrying case stores the noise cancelling headphones and its accessories, as well as your portable digital audio player.

 
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Denon AH-NC600

Written By Mike, New Mexico on Friday, March 02, 2012
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I bought these headphones about one year ago, and I would say that the sound clairity is great. My problem comes with the quality, I have had these for just about a year and have had to get rid of them already. It is sad that a ten dollar headset will put up with more use. The issue is with the noise cancelation device where it mates with the cord, its not very secure allowing the wire to become loose and the one of the ear pieces to stop working. I loved the headset while it was working but to stop working in less than a year after paying this much for them is unacceptable.
Pros:
good sound.
Cons:
Fall apart, fist the extension cord went, then the clip, finally the left earbud stopped working. Great product if you do not travel.
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5 out of 5

Denon does it right

Written By Pete, Ft. Walton Beach, FL on Tuesday, December 13, 2011
 
I replaced my stolen Beats Tours with these (which aren't as obvious to thieves) and don''t regret having to spend the extra money for the much improved sound clarity and the noise cancelling capability. The AAA battery seems to last forever provided that you remember to turn it off.
Pros:
Great dynamic range,! Lows have a great "thump" and highs are clean and clear. Using the dynamic range expander really adds to the music so you hear what should be there before you made it an MP3. The noise cancelling works great reduces a lawn mower to a purr and on airlines quiet comfort.
Cons:
I did like the construction of the Beats over these with the no tangle wires and heavier gauge wires and connections. For the price of these I think a little better construction is necessary although after a year I haven't had any issues.
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