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Great build, quality and sound. But..
on 1 February 2014
For in-ear headphones, these are fairly expensive and do have the appearance and build quality of a premium product. I especially liked the cable which is a slightly thicker than most and designed not to get tangled. And it works too - I'd shove these in the carry case at the end of my commute, take them out again next day and - bingo - I don't need to spend the next 5 minutes un-tangling them!
Overall build is excellent and sound quality first rate. Maybe it's psychological, you know, expensive headphones must therefore equal better quality sound, but they did sound superior to my standard issue iPod phones. Everything a bit clearer, my music (mainly rock) had a bit more oomph. Denon have also spared no expense with the packaging and presentation - very nicely presented in a large box with a carry case, belt clip and additional buds.
Except...and this is why I've marked them down. They keep falling out of my ears. I've tried the various earbuds supplied and keep having the same problem. And before you ask, I don't have weird Mr Spock like ears (at least I don't think I do). I've established it's down to the remote, the weight of which seems to pull on the phones. It's not so evident whilst sitting on the train but became a nightmare when walking down the street. Every 5 minutes, I'd have to stop and adjust them. In the end, I got so annoyed with them that I gave up and sold them on.
I've never had the same problem with in-ear Sennheiser headphones, nor another set of Denon's (AHC101 Urban Ravers) so I reckon it's a design flaw with the AH-C250s.
Or maybe I do have weird mis-shapen ears after all.