Reviews and Problems with Polk Audio UltraFocus 8000
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Polk UltraFocus 8000 Review
4 April 2013
Conclusion: While not inexpensive, there is a lot to like about the Polk Audio UltraFocus 8000 Active Noise-Cancelling headphones. Good engineering, excellent build quality, and superior sonic performance makes them a better alternative to the noise-cancelling models from Beats or even our beloved Audio-Technica. The headband provides a snug fit and the ear pads are comfortable enough for long listening sessions.
Pros: Remarkably comfortable, Solid construction and engineering, Clean midrange with good detail retrieval and soundstage depth, Excellent travel case and collection of accessories
Cons: If the battery dies, so does the music, Poor noise isolation, average noise cancelling, Expensive, Bass is taut but not necessarily meaty
Excerpt: Polk Audio’s new, flagship headphones are the UltraFocus 8000. Featuring active noise-canceling, elegant styling and a $349.95 dollar price point, I went into this review expecting my ears to feel like angel babies wrapped in pillow of clouds. Was I disappointed? Not one bit. Out of the box, the Polk Audio UltraFocus 8000 active noise-canceling headphones come in their very own black, attractive carrying case.
Conclusion: During all phases of the review, the Polk Audio UltraFocus 8000 headphones always provided a superior listening experience, regardless of whether it was music, gaming or watching a movie. Because of this, I believe that they will satisfy the desire in any audiophile or gamer to achieve the perfect blend of comfort, sound quality and listening experience.
Conclusion: The Polk Audio UltraFocus 8000 headphones feature better-than-average noise cancellation and powerful audio performance in a very comfortable design.
Pros: Powerful audio performance with deep bass and no distortion at top volumes. Active and passive noise cancellation. Quite comfortable. Detachable cable, plethora of adapters add value. On-ear Apple remote control and microphone for iOS devices, phone calls.
Cons: Doesn't output audio in passive mode. Noise cancellation adds audible hiss. Uses AAA batteries rather than a rechargeable option.
Polk Audio UltraFocus 8000 Active Noise Canceling Headphones Review
7 August 2012
Excerpt: While not a company I immediately thought of when discussing headphones, has been offering a wide, innovative assortment of products to reproduce sound with amazing clarity, at attainable price points that belie the superior performance. But a visit to the manufacturer's demo room at the recent CEA Line Show in New York City enlightened me, and I was invited to test for myself a pair of their newest and best model, the .
Pros: Absolutely superb audio performance, Effective active noise cancellation and passive isolation, Extremely comfortable for long hauls
Cons: On-ear controls are nifty but require a bit of practice, Won't work at all without the noise cancellation, or without batteries
Excerpt: There’s been an explosion of options in the headphone world of late. It’s not that long ago that you pretty much bought Sennheiser for audio quality and Bose for noise- cancelling (NC) models, but now every man and his dog are making headphones and earphones.
Street style meets serious sound quality with these noise cancelling cans
Good Gear Guide.au
12 September 2012
Summary: Polk Audio's UltraFocus 8000 headphones combine effective passive and active noise cancelling, a sturdy (and trendy) design and some of the best sound we've heard from active noise cancelling headphones. We wish the noise cancelling could be altered a bit, and that the finish was slightly more expensive, but these are small problems for an overall excellent pair of headphones.