The headphones arrived very quickly in great shape. The sound has been amazing, they are exactly what I was looking for given my main music choice of hip hop. The bass is strong but not as overwhelming as my Sony XM3's. The overall response is not fully neutral but very close. I did order Schiit Loki eq and was able to get them perfect for my taste. I am glad I chose these and would recommend them to others who are willing to put them with a proper DAC\Amp\EQ setup. I have read some other reviews and I don't seem to notice the hot spot from the band others have mentioned. I have a small head keeping them at 2 for adjustment at max so I don't stretch band as far. I would say they are great for a smaller headed person.
Pros: Comfortable Sound quality Frequency response Cable length Adjustment system Look amazing
Cons: Can shake off if too violent
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Excellent headphones. Very balanced signature
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Nice cans but they just weren't for me. I sent them back. I found they were heavy and uncomfortable. I wanted something better than my B&O H4s but I don't the Denons fit that bill. The guy with a seriously high end system might tell the difference but for the ordinary pedestrian audiophile, stick with cheaper phones. You can find really good ones for $200 or so.
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This is my second pair of Denon headphones. And I will be the first to say they are excellent at building headphones just as they are excellent at designing and building home theater receivers , CD players, DAC's as well as amps. It seems their headphones some times take a little longer to run in than others. The Denon AH-D5200's will knock your socks off! They are everything and more one can ask for in a pair of cans at this price point. Clear, transparent, great air around each instrument, very balance and just a nice fun headphone. Not to heavy and doesn't get hot on your ears. I run this pair through an iFI stack of iFI Micro iDSD DAC/amp, iUSB 3.0 PSU, and iTube 2 and stream digital music from my DAP and the sound is remarkable! This is my bedroom set up and listen every night before bed. I just cant get enough of how great the music sounds. I then purchase some audio interconnects for all the iFI gear and was taken up a few more levels and the AH-D5200's was up to the challange. Never missed a beat. Its like Hi REZ coming through. Do your self a favor and get a pair of the Denon AH-D5200. Did I mention the dark Zebra wood is a nice addition.
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