Denon AH-C560R Review: iPhone 4 Headphones

In one of our earlier reviews we explained how Denon sent us two sets of headphones, one of which was the Denon Ah-D510R Headphones. Now we have the chance to review the second set of 100th anniversary headphones, the Denon AH-C560R In-Ear Headphones. I have never been a huge fan of this type, as they often fall out of my ear or begin to ache — lets see how I got on.

I can still remember being sent a pair of Z Buds by Zagg a couple of years ago now to review; I can recall being pretty impressed — even if they were a little uncomfortable. The first thing that you need to do even before you get started is to select a set of the four soft ear pads; I found that the medium black pair worked best for me.

I can still remember having these in my ears for just two minutes and they already started to aggravate my ears — hence why I much prefer the over-ear headphones as mentioned in that previous hands-on review. These Denon AH-C560R headphones have the same finish quality as the Denon Ah-D510R model, but are very different to those Z Buds; those were heavier and the wire was very stiff, which did become a nuisance over time.

Before we even go ahead we thought we would just look at what technology Denon has packed into these headphones to help what they believe is a truly remarkable sound.

Proprietary Sound Technologies Provide Superb Playback: This helps to give the headphones smooth highs as well as dynamic lows, that’s not all the same technology even helps to give the sound more detail and fullness.

Sound Isolation for Immersive Listening: This is ideal if you tend to use these while jogging; they will also block out all the noise that you get from the outside world.

I thought it only fair that I should choose the same music as I did the previous pair of Denon headphones — so back to Mr. Bublé. One thing I would pick up on first, the jack plug is a much better design on this pair, as they are at a 90 degree angle, making it better when the iPhone or other such device is in your pocket.

You will notice right away that you seem much closer to the music, as well as the fact that you no longer need to have the volume set so high. However, this never seems to stop me turning it up just that little bit more. I found that even three-quarters of the way up is just loud enough, but I do still find that the bass levels are never as good on headphones such as these.

Having said that, I was more than impressed, but if you do go for a song that does not have those high base levels, then it will not be long before you need to give your ears a rest. Please do not think that I am putting these headphones down, as they are certainly the best of what I have tried before of this type. However, if I had to make the choice between the two then I would have to go for the Denon Ah-D510R Headphones.

The price for these Denon AH-C560R In-Ear Headphones is around £70 – £90 depending where you buy them from but for this you not only get the hardware but also a handy case to keep them in. For more details visit the official UK Denon website.

Other Features Include:

  • Supplied with four sizes of soft ear pads for optimum fit and
  • Acoustic Optimizer technology delivers balanced, natural sound
  • Comfortable in-ear design helps block out external ambient noise
  • 3 button inline remote control and microphone – compatible with select iPhone and iPod models
  • Hybrid Metal Housing material improves detail and balance

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Written by Peter Chubb

Peter has been writing on Product-Reviews since 2007 and in that time much has changed for him, like his hair having more grey than brown now. He loves gadgets and cars, and gets excited when big events come up, such as CES and the big auto shows.

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