Headphones offer several advantages over speaker systems. Perhaps most importantly, they remove the acoustic effects of the room, providing a more consistent and predictable listening experience. As a result, headphones continue to inspire a thriving hobbyist community.
Denon has been making highly regarded headphones for more than 50 years, and the AH-D9200 is the company’s latest flagship model. I reviewed it using Denon’s PMA-60 two-channel integrated amplifier, a combo that makes beautiful music together.
The AH-D9200 is a circumaural (over-ear), closed-back design handcrafted with premium materials. For example, the outer casing of each earcup is made from bamboo, which is said to have natural acoustic properties that greatly reduce unwanted resonances and promote a rich, warm tone. In addition, the memory-foam earpads are clad in engineered leather for maximum comfort over long listening sessions.