Denon AH-C50MA – Review

Denon AH-C50MA

Denon AH-C50MA

| 9 mm Dynamic Driver |


? Denon AH-C50MA, one of the smallest earphone from the brand.

The Denon AH-C50MA features 9mm drivers that the brand says to be “professionally tuned to a Flat EQ to deliver an acoustically transparent music experience”

The Denon AH-C50MA have a curved design that brings the same fitting benefits as an in-ear headphone with angled nozzles.

The cables are rubberized, rounded and have an inline 1-button remote/mic.

You can buy the Denon AH-C50MA in: black, silver

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Accessories & Packaging

The Denon AH-C50MA unboxing results in 4 pair of eartips and an adapter for older Sony Ericsson Xperia smartphones.



Bass & Sub Bass

The Denon AH-C50MA have a nice bass response with a good amount of punch and depth that will never sound anemic.

Their lower frequencies will tend to an energetic and powerful but not boomy nor extremely bassy sound.

Applying an EQ, there is an unexpectedly strong addition of depth and some extra punch.

During our extreme basshead tests the Denon AH-C50MA handled 45% of a FiiO E12 Mont Blanc (the newer model released is the FiiO A5) max power with a huge deepening of sub-bass but without reaching the insane levels of the Sony MDR-EX800st, Sony MDR-EX650, Pioneer SE-CX8 nor the Xiaomi Mi In-Ear Headphones Pro.


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Mids & Vocals

Mids of the Denon AH-C50MA have crisp higher mids, an overall warm sound and a somewhat noticeable mid-bass bleeding into lower mids – this adds some degree of congestion. Nonetheless, male vocals achieve a fairly clear and non-distant response.

Usually no harsh peaks are present but it is right in the edge of becoming so.

An EQ makes a great improvement over male vocals and lower mids granting them a much more clean and less congested sound.

Higher mids should not be boosted by an EQ as they are already almost harsh.



Highs & Treble

The overall highs of the Denon AH-C50MA offer good brightness and a bit of detail. Sibilance and piercing highs might arise from time to time but are not extremely strong.

The use of an EQ can help them out to resolve detail and add a more spatial sound, if not done cautiously their fatiguing personality will get too strong.


Denon AH-C50MA
Denon AH-C50MA


Sound Leak

The sound leaking out of the Denon AH-C50MA is noticeably lower than most average earphones, even at moderate-high volume settings.


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Sound Isolation

The sound isolation provided by the Denon AH-C50MA is inline with most standard earphones – they will not be the most isolating headphone out there but they will suffice for most situations.


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The tiny sized earpieces and overall lightweight of the units makes the Denon AH-C50MA an outstandingly comfortable earphone to wear.

Moreover, their reduced size allows them to offer a flush fit, making them a worthy contender to be used under helmets.


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Denon AH-C50MA
Denon AH-C50MA


Response to Equalization

The response to EQ was highly efficient providing a much more refined sound with cleaner mids, brighter highs and deeper sub-bass.


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Frequency Response (raw)

Denon AH-C50MA Frequency Response Curve

Denon AH-C50MA - Frequency Response Curve
Denon AH-C50MA – Frequency Response Curve

2nd sample

Denon AH-C50MASREM frequency response curve
Denon AH-C50MASREM frequency response curve

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Denon AH-C50MA Technical Specifications


Driver Unit9mm
Power Capacity100mW
Impedance16 ohms
Frequency Response20-23,000Hz
CordY-type, round cord
Cord Length1.2m
PlugStereo mini plug
WeightApprox. 4g
Supplied Accessories3x Earphone tips

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We highly discourage anyone from trying to apply our testings to your own earphones, the risk of damaging or permanently breaking your iems is absolutely probable to happen. With our standardized equalization and amplification tests we push the limits of the earphones to the extreme. If anyway you decide to do so, we cannot be held responsible of the damage done to your equipment. Do it at your own risk.

Denon AH-C50MA