The Denon AH-W150 are sports headphones . They are available in bright colors and resist sweat well. They are very light and adapt well to any type of user. For added convenience, they are wireless. That way, there are no cables to snag during training sessions. Music is transmitted via Bluetooth; therefore, they are a good match with any compatible mobile phone or MP3 player. The Bluetooth is version 3.0 . They can work thanks to a rechargeable battery, which can be charged through any USB port. The corresponding cable is supplied inside the product package.
These Denon have a design - ear , which is based on a pin bent over his ears; then the right and left earphones are attached with a band that is placed behind the neck. Being specific for sports, they resist humidity and sweat quite well, although that does not mean that they are submersible in water. They are also easy to clean, and the pads, which are made of silicone, are designed to reduce the growth of bacteria. They are not just headphones, because they integrate their own amplifier, which is tuned to achieve an animated sound that stimulates physical activity. There is nothing better to motivate exercise than listening to your favorite songs.
The company's product managers have revealed how they came up with this product. They created several prototypes, which they then tested with a hundred experts in the practice of various sports activities. That served to achieve the final design of the Denon AH-W150 . So in the end they opted for articulated earphones with a flexible neck band. That flexible band, by the way, has a reflective band so that the user is visible in the dark. They are quite light as they only weigh 23 grams.
Materials and construction are sweat proof. The headphones are not completely closed, but the idea is to provide some ventilation. This design is not only to increase comfort, but also so that the athlete is not completely isolated from outside noise. Thus, these earphones are not intended to completely seal the ear canal with the silicone cushions. Many users, such as cyclists and runners, who exercise outdoors prefer to be able to capture some of the ambient noise, especially from traffic, for safety reasons.
These earphones incorporate controls and a microphone, so they can function as hands-free to answer calls without having to touch the mobile phone. The control buttons are easy to operate, to the touch, without looking at them. There are two buttons to raise and lower the volume, and another to play or pause the music. Just tap to answer a phone call and another tap to listen to the song again. The Denon AH-W150 are available in three colors. The most striking is yellow , which is usually very common in products designed for sports. Another alternative, more original, are the blue ones . And for those consumers a little more classic there are those of colorblack .
Denon engineers have put all of the brand's expertise into designing the electronics for these earphones. Its sound is tuned so that the music can motivate during physical exercise. They have a built-in amplifier that aims to provide powerful bass, regardless of the musical style that the user wants to reproduce.
With all these ingredients, the Denon AH-W150 are capable of offering a wide frequency response, ranging from 5 to 25,000 Hz. In this way, they do not fall short or in treble, nor in bass, which is precisely the most complicated thing in such small and light headphones. The sensitivity reaches 102 decibels; they are capable of withstanding an input power of 250 mW (milliwatts) and work with an impedance of 16 ohms.
They come equipped with four sets of pads, in four different sizes (XS, S, M and L), so that the user can choose the pair that best suits their needs and is most comfortable for them. The pads are made of silicone with a special construction to reduce the growth of bacteria.
The Denon AH-W150 have wireless connectivity via Bluetooth 3.0 to transmit audio in stereo between the player device and headphones. They can work with any compatible device that has Bluetooth, such as a smartphone, a tablet or an MP3 player. As they are wireless earphones, you do not have to carry your smartphone during weightlifting sessions, or during races on the treadmill or while working on the rowing machine. It is enough that the mobile phone or other Bluetooth device is within its range, which is a maximum radius of about seven and a half meters, according to the manufacturer.
In order for the Denon AH-W150 to work, they require a battery, which in this case is rechargeable via USB. Actually, the necessary cable is included inside the package. The rechargeable battery provides a range of about seven hours, maximum. There is no need to worry about the level of charge, because when they are loose they emit an acoustic alert. On the other hand, inside the package there is also a flexible mesh cover with a carabiner, to transport the headphones well protected when not in use.
The manufacturer offers an interesting free application , called Denon Sport App . It is available for Android smartphones and tablets , the iPhone and the iPad . It is specially developed for those users who practice sports and other physical activities. It offers the possibility of opening a training diary to record the results achieved and the pending goals. It also allows locating the GPS geographical position in outdoor activities. The user can also register in an online community and update the exercise sessions and the results achieved on Facebook and Twitter, apart from sharing their favorite music.
In short, the Denon AH-W150 are ideal companions for the practice of physical activities indoors and outdoors. Light and comfortable, they resist sweat well. Its sound, with powerful bass, is especially suitable to animate the practice of sports.
|Type||Wireless Sports Headphones|
|Frequency response||5-25,000 Hz|
|Available colours||Yellow, blue or black|
|Input power||250 mW|
|Target price||160 euros|