Headphones supply a number of benefits over speaker programs. Perhaps most significantly, they take away the acoustic results of the room, offering a extra constant and predictable listening expertise. As a consequence, headphones proceed to encourage a thriving hobbyist group.

Denon has been making extremely regarded headphones for greater than 50 years, and the AH-D9200 is the corporate’s newest flagship mannequin. I reviewed it utilizing Denon’s PMA-60 two-channel built-in amplifier, a combo that makes stunning music collectively.


The AH-D9200 is a circumaural (over-ear), closed-back design handcrafted with premium supplies. For instance, the outer casing of every earcup is constituted of bamboo, which is claimed to have pure acoustic properties that significantly scale back undesirable resonances and promote a wealthy, heat tone. In addition, the memory-foam earpads are clad in engineered leather-based for optimum consolation over lengthy listening periods.


The hanger {hardware} may be very sturdy, permitting snug seating on all kinds of head sizes and shapes.

A diecast-aluminum hanger supplies sturdy assist and suppleness, permitting the earcups to maneuver freely round two axes for optimum consolation on all kinds of head dimensions and shapes. Comfort can also be enhanced by the headscarf, which is wrapped in real leather-based. But regardless of using such high-end supplies, the AH-D9200 weighs solely 375 grams (13.23 ounces).

Each earcup homes a 50mm free-edge diaphragm constituted of nanofiber supplies chosen for rigidity and low mass. The diaphragm is mounted in a vibration-reducing engineered-resin baffle with a delicate encompass materials that makes it simpler to maneuver in response to the music sign with out flexing or distorting. This design is claimed to cancel out resonances within the diaphragm.

With a specified impedance of 24 ohms and a sensitivity of 105dB/mW, the frequency response extends from 5Hz to 56kHz with a most energy dealing with of 1800mW. The neodymium magnet boasts an enormous magnetic discipline energy of greater than 1 tesla, which is claimed to drive the diaphragm with decrease distortion and decreased vibration. To put this in perspective, most medical MRI machines have a magnetic discipline energy of 1.5 teslas, whereas Earth’s magnetic discipline is within the vary of 25 to 65 microteslas on the floor.

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Without the earpad, you possibly can see how the motive force is mounted within the earcup.

The AH-D9200 comes with two removable OFC (oxygen-free copper) cables, each of which hook up with the 2 earcups with 3.5mm plugs. The copper wires within the 3-meter cable are silver-coated for greater conductivity, and the cable terminates with a 6.3mm (1/4-inch) plug for a house stereo system. The wires within the 1.3m cable aren’t silver-coated, and it terminates with a 3.5mm plug for transportable units. The shorter cable additionally features a 1/4-inch adapter.

The included storage case and cleansing material assist hold the headphones secure and pristine. Unfortunately, it’s considerably flimsy cardboard. I’d anticipate a extra substantial case at this worth.

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