When listening to music you always want to have a pair of earphones which are of a good enough quality to listen to music. This pair from Denon are provided to give the user very good quality music even though the price isn't the cheapest figure on the market. After looking at these in detail and having a try of them I decided to purchase them as I liked them.
The price of these specific earphones are £24.99 which may seem a bit expensive from a brand which isn't exactly well known. Once you try these out however you will understand exactly why they are that price. If you are wanting to pay that amount then I would highly recommend taking a look at these ones. They offer better value for money than cheap alternatives would.
Music Quality and Style
What I did notice when I compared these to a cheap pair which cost a few quid was the music was far clearer in this pair. Also I found that these offered a much greater noise, in the cheaper version I would have to switch the Ipod up higher to get the same result as I would from half the volume on this pair. When you consider your paying more for a product which provides the user with a much greater music experience I think you could choose to spend your money on worse things. Another thing they offer is that they are pretty stylish were as some earphones do not look nice at all.
Overall I think if a person has £25 to spend on a pair of earphones then I highly recommend that a customer should take these into consideration. I am extremelly happy with the purchase I made and I do not think the price was to expensive after using them. In my opinion you pay for quality and these earphones show that.
I had these earphones quite a while ago and they broke, as have most of my earphones. They were good at the time and gave some pretty good sound quality with respectable bass but at the price I paid and the price they retain today, I would not recommend them as there are much cheaper and more reliable and even better earphones available.
- Packaging -
My earphones came in a box, which was a mixture of cardboard and plastic. The plastic window enabled me to see the earphones from the outside, which was useful as I could make my own accurate judgements without guessing what they looked like from animations.
The cardboard part had the Denon logo at the bottom with the model number: AH-C351 and it notes that these are in-ear earphones. The box gives a lovely description of what's inside such as the 3 sizes of ear pads, the 0.8 metre extension cable and the carrying pouch.
The back of the box contains some useful information on technological features as well as specifications. It's quite a nice box and is designed well. Unlike some plastic boxes, this one is easy to get into as you flip open the top just like a cardboard box. From here, a foam mould comes out with all the goods inside. The foam certainly helps to protect the earphones very well. Instructions are included inside, which are very simple with animations and so easy to read.
- Parts -
These earphones contain a 0.8m extension cable. This is a lot longer than the wires that run down from the earphones themselves. I found this quite useful but somewhat excessive too as it's not really needed if you are listening to an iPod on you. The pouch that is included isn't some high quality case but is soft and useful for carrying the earphones or even separate ear pads around with you. It's not too large and has two simple strings to pull it tight. The earphones are obviously included too and I think you can buy white or black ones. The earphones have a simple design with a Denon logo down the earpiece and the L and R indications for which ear they go in. They seem quite large and chunky but round too.
- Sound Quality -
The quality of these earphones was impressive. They have quite a good base, helped by the in-ear design and the fact there is little sound leakage. There is an acoustic optimizer built in, which achieves the best sound by adjusting the pressure in front and behind the diaphragm all through the design of the earphone. The treble was clear too and you could put these up to quite a high volume and still appreciate the good sound quality. They aren't the best I've ever used as I have heard even more impressive base but in general they are very clear and don't distort at high volumes, which is a sign of quality.
- General Use -
These earphones were quite pleasant to use in the end, but it took me a while to find the right ear pad size. The small ones just didn't fit properly and the earphones kept falling out my ears. The larger ones were just too large to fit in my ear at all. The medium ones seemed ok in the end but these would always fall out in exercise and they got quite slippery. Compared to some designs, which I have seen from Panasonic where only one part goes directly in your ear and the rest fits on it, these ones are prone to falling out, especially during vigorous exercise. You can change the ear pads by taking them off and pushing them back on, but I found this considerably harder compared to other earphones I have had. The extention wire is annoyingly long at times too, but is needed so you can plug it into an iPod for example. The quality of the wire and connection point however was good and this wasn't what broke. Instead the earphones just decided to pack up and not work after a while - the left one went, and shortly the right one become quieter and died too!
- Specifications -
Impendance: 17 ohms
Sensitivity: 110 dB/mW
Maximum input: 20 mW
Frequency response: 20 - 21,000 Hz
Cable length: 0.5 m + 0.8 m extension cable = 1.3 m
- Price -
You can buy these nowadays for around £30 at most places and they aren't found much cheaper even online. I wouldn't recommend them as mine randomly broke meaning they are not very reliable. Both of the earphones got quiet and just died. The price isn't too bad for the sound quality when they were working but it's not acceptable for ones that break and despite being made by Denon, which is quite a well-known and good company for audio equipment, they still didn't last. You can find them online nowadays but they may be harder to find in shops as they are getting old.
- Conclusion -
These earphones are not worth buying and I wouldn't recommend them. I was disappointed they broke, although they did last with considerably good sound quality at the time. They are packaged ever so nicely and come with a nice little pouch and different ear pads but it was a pain to find the right size and they always fell out during exercise too. They do however prevent sound leakage to surroundings and therefore can produce a good quality and loud sound without distorting.
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I bought these earphones not long ago after my Apple iPod earphones had it. These earphones are superb and I really noticed the difference compared to the iPod earphones. At first, having never had in-ear-bud earphones before, I was unsure as to how these actually fitted in your ear. After realising you literally shove them in, the sound quality was at full quality and I was in love with these earphones.
Music sounds so much better when you have a good pair of earphones like these. These earphones will really boost the quality of your music and bring to your notice every detail of every song including all the backing instruments and sounds. The earphones give a much clearer sound to the vocals and music in general, with acoustic optimiser characteristics being achieved by adjusting the sound pressure balance. The in-ear-bud earphones prevent other noises from distracting you from your music.
You can buy the earphones in white or black - I have the white ones, which look twice as good in my opinion. The prices of these two are £32.99 for the white and £28.99 for the black ones on amazon.co.uk. I have had mine for a few months and they seem to be in good condition still with no physical damage but I think the sound quality in one ear may be lacking (whether my ears need cleaning, I'm not sure hehe).
The earphones come with 3 sizes of ear buds - small, medium and large so you can find the optimum size for the most comfortable fit you can get. They also come with a mini suede pouch for the earphones or earbuds along withan extension cable for the earphones. They have a gold-plated input into your music device, which helps to give that dynamic sound. You don't have to turn your music up to full volume any more with these superb earphones!
I really do hope they last but so far, they have been worth every penny. I would say that they are worth buying as you get great quality for your money and Denon are excellent in sound systems and have bought their great technology to making earphones. Luckily, the cable is tangle-resistant too (believe me) as I have had them in my pockets many times and the cable doesn't twist around itself to give that horrible look. Obviously the wires do tangle between each other but the single wires don't become all twisted themselves. I would recommend you at least try these out as they are excellent earphones and make your music so much more alive!
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