Our Verdict These Denon buds pack a great punch and lots of power, but need more in the way of refinement For Punchy sound strong midrange lots of detail Against Lack refinement sibilance Reviewed on 30th March 2010 We're used to man-handling much larger, heavier kit from Denon, so it makes a nice change to be able to give our muscles a rest and attend to some lightweight in-ears. As with many comparably priced headphones, a selection of ear buds and a carry case are provided. The C710s come in either black or silver, and the driver housings are made from a hybrid material that Denon believes helps to produce the best sound possible. They also use a technology called a ‘Radial Cascade Damper' that reduces the effects of cable-transmitted vibration noise. A dearth of finesseIn practice, the C710s deliver a pronounced midrange with plenty of detail, but there's a dearth of finesse and refinement. More after the break There's plenty of power and punch, but less subtlety. Listen to Rhianna's Unfaithful, and while dynamics are strong, her voice is afflicted by sibilance. These Denons don't represent a serious challenge to the class-leading buds. See all our headphone Best Buys Follow whathifi.com on Twitter Related News The best What Hi-Fi? deals of the month Fri, 24 Feb 2017, 03:28pm The AH-C160Ws are Denon's sporty new wireless earphones Thu, 16 Feb 2017, 12:00am Headroom show returns to Metropolis in March Thu, 09 Feb 2017, 10:55am The best headphone deals - in-ear, over-ear, wireless and more Mon, 06 Feb 2017, 12:05pm The 10 most popular reviews on What Hi-Fi? Wed, 01 Feb 2017, 01:07pm AH-C710 Denon Headphones Stay on top of your sound with What Hi-Fi? in your inbox every week Thank you for registering for our Newsletter We will send you relevant emails and updates.