Replacing the beloved AH-D1001, DENON increases the overall size of their mid-tier closed-back headphones with the smooth AH-D1100. Now featuring larger drivers (50mm from 40mm) with fuller sound and a deeper earcup fit, the newly designed headband and swiveling earcups are extra-comfortable. Expect a warm-toned sound sans amplification, but computer and iPod listeners will hear improved clarity with a good headphone amp.
- Aluminum housing and lightweight frame structure
- Newly-engineered large 50mm drivers with unique micro-fiber diaphragm
- Proprietary DENON 'Acoustic Optimizer' system
- High quality OFC cabling with gold plated connectors
- New "3D-draping" soft-skin earpads
- 1-year USA manufacturer's warranty service
What's In The Box:
- Soft leather DENON storage/travel pouch
- 3.5 meter extension cord w/ gold-plated connectors
- 1/4" stereo plug adaptor
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It's tough following on the heels of one of the most successful 'on-ear' sealed headphones ever, but the DENON AH-D1100 almost lives up to its famous forebearer, the [discontinued] DENON AH-D1001. Larger 50mm dome drivers (versus 40mm for the D1001) along with slightly bigger earcup dimensions provide full musical body and big bottom-end authority with a deep tone that blooms with hip-hop, blues and modern rock recordings. If not correctly amped with some audio sources, the AH-D1100 potent low-bass response can sound slightly uncontrolled as it supports pleasing vocal midranges transitioning into smooth upper treble definition. Demanding classical & symphonic fans seeking extreme upper highs transparency and soundstage 'air' (depth) may find themselves wanting for more resolution in the top-most edges of the frequency range. The new earcup cushions on the AH-D1100 verge on true 'full-size' dimensions and will plushly surround the ears on most wearers. These larger, softer DENON earpad cushions and the closed-back construction helps provide isolation and good listening privacy, a handy plus for the office cubicle, dorm room or city park.
The DENON AH-D1100 has a circumaural ('around the ear') construction design and come in a framed black on gun-metal earcup/headband color scheme -- way hip -- with the classic DENON logo emblazoned across the outer earcups. The non-detachable, modular cord arrangement allows for short cable runs or a longer runs when employing the included extension cords for those needing a longer reach to their audio source. The new DENON earpad cushions are a soft, nuzzly glove-leather material that is durable for the long haul and won't dry out and rot in any climate. The free 1-year manufacturer's warranty is serviced exclusively through the DENON-USA facility located in Mahwah, New Jersey USA.
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- Headphone Type: Full Size
- Connector Type: 1/8
- Weight: 6.6 oz.
- Isolation: -10dB ~ -14dB
- Impedance @ 1kHz: 32 Ohms
- Detachable Cable: No
- Cord Length: 1.3 m
- Cord Type: Straight Y
- Coupler Size: Medium
- Ear Coupler Type: Full-Size
- Driver Type: Dynamic
- Acoustic Seal: Closed
- Manufacturer Warranty: 1 Year
- Sensitivity: 101 dB/mW
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Posted by Sound Designer from NYC on 2011-11-07
Recommend Product: No
Pros: great seal, comfortable
Cons: Bass swallows up everything
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Posted by mattbrat from Ontario, Canada on 2010-12-26
Recommend Product: Yes
Pros: Excellent bass
Cons: Unsure about the construction, lots of plastic
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