Excerpt: Can a headphone ever be too comfortable? Or too smooth sounding? These are unusual questions to consider when reviewing headphones, but that’s how I felt listening to the NuForce HP-800 . Maybe NuForce has achieved a near perfect balance between comfort, price, and sound. Or have they? NuForce has created some unique products that fill specific niches. In many ways, they just “get it.
Pros: Extremely comfortable, Reasonably priced, Very smooth sounding
Excerpt: Reasonably priced headgear isn't hard to come by, but if you're looking to get great quality sound then that can add up quick. If there's one company that specializes in good sounding audio products that are reasonably priced, it's NuForce. Although NuForce is well known for its highly regarded desktop and portable amps, the company makes some of the more audio-attentive, audiophile geared in-ear headphones on the market.
Excerpt: NuForce recently debuted their first set of cans, which they claim are “accurate monitor-class headphones for music professionals and audio enthusiasts.” We put them to the test to see if they lived up to the hype and met with NuForce’s reputation for quality products at reasonable prices. (Reviewers observations in quotes below.
Pros: + Construction Quality, + Bang For The Buck, + Bass Response, + Aesthetic, + Comfort
Cons: – Not A True Monitoring Solution, – Midrange
Conclusion: The NuForce HP-800 is a no-frills studio monitor headphone pair that offers a crisp, articulate response, but is less reliable on tracks with deep bass.
Pros: Crisp, bright frequency response ideal for genres without deep bass. Innovative headband design is secure and easy to wear for long periods. Comfortable memory foam ear pads. Replacement cable included.
Cons: Distorts on deep bass at higher volumes. Doesn't have offer much bass response at moderate volumes. No phone controls on either cable.
Conclusion: The HP-800 are a stellar sounding pair of headphones. Based on sound quality alone, NuForce could easily ask $300 for these cans. That they cost half that much should make them the steal of the decade, but, unfortunately, the HP-800 are the best-sounding headphones you won’t really want to wear.
Pros: Exceptional resolution of detail and texture, Brilliant treble without piercing sibilance, Crystal-clear midrange, Huge, 360-degree sound field, Beefy low end
Cons: Somewhat cumbersome, Uncomfortable headband, Plump bass is a bit much on some recordings
Excerpt: Muzyka towarzyszy mi codziennie. Wprost uwielbiam jej słuchać, a gdy chcę się dźwiękiem delektować, sięgam wyłącznie po słuchawki. Ale nie jakieś tam pierwsze z brzegu - jestem w tej kwestii bardzo wybredny i przypuszczam, że również wymagający. Do jakości dźwięku przykładam tak samo wiele uwagi jak do komfortu użytkowania. Nie przypniecie mi jednak metki z dopiskiem audiofil, myślę, że świadomy i praktyczny użytkownik bardziej do mnie pasuje.