Denon AH-NC732 review

These are good noise cancelling headphones, but sound quality could be a lot better for the money Tested at £250.00

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Our Verdict

These headphones are good noise cancellers, but sound quality could be a lot better for the money

For

  • Comfortable fit
  • some useful accessories
  • good noise-cancelling
  • detailed sound

Against

  • Dull, uninspiring presentation

The noise-cancelling AH-NC732s from Denon get off to a promising start. First off, they're a compact, lightweight, folding design. Secondly, they're on-ear as opposed to over-ear so you only look like a cyberbaby – as opposed to a fully-grown cyberman.

Each ear-piece is fitted with a 40mm driver unit and an ear cushion made from a combination of urethane foam and soft leather.

The 'phones come with their own travel case, inside which you'll find accessories for every eventuality: two detachable cables (0.7m and 1.5m lengths), an airplane dual plug adaptor and a 6.3mm headphone adaptor.

Noise-cancelling tech works well

The Denons are comfortable, and the noise-cancelling does a fine job of muting outside interference.

We only have one real gripe with them, but it is a very important one – sound quality.

Detail levels are fine, but there's a real lack of dynamics. Up-tempo tunes that should be bursting with energy sound dull and uninspired.

They're happy to plod along at a reduced rate of knots, which isn't what we expect from a pair of headphones at this price.

Specifications

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General Information

Manufacturer Website Addresshttp://usa.denon.com
Brand NameDenon
Product TypeHeadphone
ManufacturerDenon Electronics (USA), LLC
Manufacturer Part NumberAH-NC732
Product NameDenon AH-NC732
Product ModelAH-NC732

Technical Information

Sound ModeStereo
Minimum Frequency Response5 Hz
Connectivity TechnologyWired
Impedance40 Ohm
Maximum Frequency Response28 kHz

Earpiece

Earpiece DesignOver-the-head
Earpiece TypeBinaural
Driver Size40 mm

Physical Characteristics

Form FactorEar-cup
Weight Approximate146 g

Interfaces-Ports

Host InterfaceMini-phone