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Meet Denon's swanky new AH-D7200 reference headphone

Targeting "discerning" audiophiles, Denon will be ship a new, luxuriously designed headphone in January.

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Denon's new reference headphone ships in January for $999.

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Denon has a new high-end headphone coming this January -- the AH-D7200 -- and from its design and specs it seems worth keeping an eye on, if you're in the market for a $999 headphone. (There's no word on international pricing but we'll add it when we get it. It converts to £800 or AU$1,400.)

Designed for "discerning audiophiles," it's got a classic reference headphone look with real walnut housings and Denon's FreeEdge nano-fiber drive units. The earpads use Japanese-developed soft synthetic leather covers that have been designed for maximum comfort, according to Denon.

We'll let you know how the AH-D7200 sounds and feels and soon as we get our hands on a review sample.

The AH-D7200 at a glance:

  • 50mm FreeEdge Driver Technology made from nano-fiber material
  • Real wood earcups
  • 385 grams (13.6 ounces) excluding cable
  • Ultra high-quality connection with 7N oxygen-free copper cable
  • Earcups are suspended on ergonomically curved, diecast aluminium hangers
  • Headband is finished in real sheepskin leather
  • Memory-foam ear-cushions are trimmed with artificial leather chosen for its softness and durability
  • Fit and side pressure optimized for the widest possible range of head sizes and shapes
  • Price: $999
  • Shipping in January 2017
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