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DENON AH-D5000 Headphones – The Joy of Wood Earcups

For more than a decade, I have been a loyal Sennheiser consumer and for good reason. Across the high and low, Sennheiser offers some of the best bang for the buck when it comes to headphone and earbud sound. When asked which headphone to purchase, 9 out of 10 times I would recommend a pair of Sennheisers – and that still remains true today. They really are one of the most consumer friendly and accessible brands on the market – across all price points.But 2012 has taught me that Sennheiser is...

Denon AH-D5000: Mahogany headphones, not for hippies

If you're a bit of a hippie, you might want to divert your eyes from the lyrics of our new favourite song: Oh, my darling Redwood, How I love to slice into you with my chainsaw, Shedding your bark, Draining your sap, Seeing you topple makes me guffaw. Destroying hardwood trees to make high-end headphones is always an exciting move. Not just because it annoys environmentalists (j/k), but because it makes such a positive difference to the sound of...

The Luscious Denon AH-D2000, AH-D5000, and AH-D7000 Page 3

Historically, the Dx000 have been lush and slightly loose sounding headphones. This latest batch tightens things up a bit and sound a bit more neutral, though they do retain quite a bit of their characteristic warm, organic sound. The AH-D2000 is somewhat thin and analytical compared with its more expensive siblings. Voices are a bit dryer sounding, not having quite the body and intimacy, and they sound a bit more distant than the other two. I also hear a bit of grain in the sound. Compared...

Markl Denon Ah D5000 Mods

---------------------------11/09 UPDATE-------------------------Please note: I no longer recommend stuffing of the ear cups with Fiberloft and have not for some time (stuffing pads is still strongly recommended). If you are intent on trying it, please be prepared to remove it when you discover the effect is not always positive in all areas.About This ModThis mod is the result of a painstaking (and painful!) process I started some time ago, trying to get the stock Denon AH-D5000 headphone to...