Pros: Mids, accessories, comfort
Cons: Build quality, isolation
Packaging & Accessories: 9/10
Build Quality: 7/10
Design & Look: 9/10
Audio Quality: 8.5/10
My final Rating: 8.5/10
Purchase Date: February 2014
Purchase Price: £200
I received the Denon AH-D600 headphones from Little Red Rooster PR. I should note that the pair I received had an acknowledged defect in the headband. I mentioned this to the PR agency via a private YouTube video and they did state: “It isn’t supposed to be like that” – I waited over 6 months to receive a replacement pair, and after persistent asking I never received another D600 pair. My experience with the PR agency was horrible and turned sour very quickly (as they wanted glowing reviews and not honest ones). I’m a man of principle and always stick to my word when it comes to producing honest reviews. If this means losing a PR contact, then so be it. I won’t ever be “bought out” by any PR agency, nor will I succumb to someone preventing me from completing my review.
What I’m trying to say is: I received a defective pair (build quality wise) – however decided to mention it in my review and NOT direct my review into a negative spiral. Just because I received a defective pair, doesn’t mean the headphone should be slandered – but instead it should be mentioned so that consumers are aware of the flaws of the headphones.
The PR agency on the other hand – I would strongly suggest against (I wasn’t the only one that had a negative experience with them) and I’m surprised they’ve got such a major brand like Denon under their belt. I’ve dealt previously with Denon, directly via their marketing manager (which unfortunately left Denon) and had an amazing experience with them. Thus, my regards fro Denon hasn’t really dropped – but the quality of their headphones on the other hand will be discussed in this review. Especially in comparison to the older line, more specifically the (modded) Denon AH-D2000 that I happen to own, use and have reviewed.
Before getting into the written review, I composed a video review a few months before this written review, which can be found here:
With that introduction aside, let’s get into this written review!