The most obvious difference is the lack of wooden finish on the earpiece backs. We're certainly hoping that they deliver the same sort of performance, though.
The AH-D2000s pack an Acoustic Optimizer feature as well as ultra-rigid microfibre diaphragms to make them perform more like high fidelity open-backed models, while usefully still cutting down outside noise.
Now if, like us, you listen to music without headphones when at home, you might find it hard to make a place for these in your life. But if you watch a lot of action movies late at night, or just have a small pad with thin walls then these could prove to be a great investment. Though, having said that, you'll need to have a top end system to really make the most of them.
At £250, they're in direct competition with the open-backed Sennheiser HD 650s – we'll let you know how they match up as soon as we get some in for review.
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