Summary: The audio coming from Polk Nue Era In-Ear Headphones is balanced and clear, with no distortion except at volumes you probably shouldn’t be listening to, anyway. The bass can leave something to be desired, but some listeners might find that the Nue Era headphones strike just the right balance for them. Overall, the Polk Nue Era In-Ear Headphones are a very solid set of in-ear headphones. The main issue I had was with the build quality.
Pros: Audio is well-balanced; doesn’t overly favor lows, mids, or highs; in-line mic works well for iOS devices; tortoise shell model could make for a solid fashion accessory, comfortable fit
Cons: Feel too light and plasticky; no tangle-free cords; bass can be weak on some tracks
Conclusion: Polk Audio's Nue Era balances out rich lows with crispness and brightness in the mids and highs, but these earphones occasionally have some distortion issues.
Pros: Crisp, balanced audio performance at moderate-to-reasonably loud volumes. Visually appealing design also offers secure fit. Inline remote control and microphone for mobile devices. Comes with multiple ear tip options.
Cons: Distorts on some tracks with intense sub-bass content at high volumes.