Denon AH-C300 Urban Raver In-Ear Headphones

Not satisfied with the bass power offered by Beats by Dr. Dre? Here’s another prescription: the new Denon AH-C300 Urban Raver in-ear earphones.

The Denon AH-C300 Urban Raver starts as being the first dual-driver dynamic earphones in the world—at least that’s what the company says. Unlike the usual 8mm or 9mm, the AH-C300 boasts of its 11.5mm driver on each ear, and what this promises is a bombastic bass response I haven’t been prepared myself for. And to tell you ahead, unless you’re a purist or an audiophile at large, you’d surely love how the Denon AH-C300 Urban Raver delivers bass no other earphones have ever produced at least up to this date.

On the aesthetic side, the Denon AH-C300 Urban Raver looks like any in-ear earphones in the market, and its bigger size cannot really be noticed from afar. The AH-C300 sports an unusual jagged design, or in other words, geometrical or polygonal in approach. Looks more like one device owned by someone from the planet Cybertron, the AH-C300 of Denon is one new technology that sports also a new unique feature: instead of the usual in-line remote control for music playback and answering calls, Denon features a patent-pending control ring found directly on the right ear piece. The ring itself controls the volume, and the center button functions as expected—taking calls and controlling playback. It’s sad, however, that these controls only work on iOS devices.

Outside that, the Denon AH-C300 Urban Raver in its plastic build also boasts of a more universal fit. Included in the package aside from a leather-branded case with a carabiner and a 6.3mm gold-plated adapter are some specific types of ear tips out of silicon: the basic ones are available from sizes XS to L, and the double solid silicon ear tips has rather no XS size. Other than these, the AH-C300 of Denon also packs some ‘ear fins’ that fit more ruggedly into the folds of the ear. The AH-C300 feels averagely light, though I cannot second the company’s claim that ‘you cannot feel it.’ Fit is also of no question in the strongest sense, though you’d still want to remove this piece after few hours of use.

Another downside also of this premium $200-package from Denon is that, cables are non-replaceable or removable. This may sound like I am asking too much, but some models from Shure and some other companies actually offer that option which in the end may be a little bit comforting to hear. Nevertheless, I am glad that the cables that come with this piece are tangle-resistant, though the Y-shaped cables feel a little thick or bulky. The cables as well terminate in a reinforced ending with a right-angle 3.5mm jack, which is almost a standard afterwards.

Denon also introduces a new patent-pending Double Air Compression Driver to enhance its bass response with this model. Capable of frequencies from 5-25,000Hz, the AH-C300 is but truly great for disco hits and electronic music, not to mention it qualifies very well also for some genres like jazz but not classical and blues. Indeed, the bass response does not distort, and amazingly, such low frequencies sound a lot better when the volume is tuned up. If you want this earpiece from Denon but want to lower down the bass to cope to other music, you may want to try tweaking the free app wherein an equalizer is customizable, though bass, still, is pretty dominant at least to some of my attempts.

At the said price the Denon AH-C300 Urban Raver is an amazing innovation for its class despite the relatively high price that can go up to $250. At least what you have heard is what you get, and with a premium package to enhance the bass experience this earpiece boasts, you’d surely want to try this on your ear with a size uniquely fitting to yours.

Denon AH-C300 Urban Raver In-Ear Headphones Price in the Philippines: Approximately Php 9,000.00

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