Elegant and Refined Denon AH-NC800
On some aspects, the Denon AH-NC800 is very close to the Bose QC15. Its on-ear headphones are the same size, but not only that which make them interesting. Their structure is similar system and active noise reduction works much in the same way using sensors to measure its outside and inside. However, the Denon AH-NC800 is not a simple clone of Bose QC15 and differs in several respects. To begin, its transducers of 42 mm are elements to the brand. Moreover, the dressing is more luxurious. The metal shells of the external ear take a sober matt black finish and refined while the pads are covered with a skin particularly soft.
As a result, the AH-NC800 offers excellent comfort superior to that of Bose QC15, but in return the action of the system noise is moderate.
Denon has also cared for the functional aspect. His helmet and folds flat on itself to fit into a briefcase, dressed in imitation leather, fairly compact.
For listening, the AH-NC800 offers a passive mode (circuit noise reduction off) and two active modes naturally more efficient. The first active mode offers a fairly neutral sound reproduction and detailed, well balanced, with a serious tight and deep, but not as thunderous and powerful than what Denon has accustomed us.
The style is clean, slick and beautiful musicality. The second active mode Restorer is designed to give pep to pieces of music in MP3 undergoing too much compression. It does make more punch but the sound is a little artificial. Too bad that Denon has somewhat privileged in its finishing.
- Type: closed headphones, circumaural ear system with active noise reduction
- Noise: 25 dB, double sensor
- Drivers: 42 mm Electrodynamic
- Impedance: 40 Ω
- Sensitivity: 105 dB / mW
- Frequency Response: 5 Hz to 28 kHz
- Cable length: 1.5 m + 0.7
- Power handling: 100 mW
- Weight: 180 g
- Accessories: carrying case, airplane adapter plug, extension