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8.6 out of 10

Polk Audio UltraFocus 8000

Great Deal: $299.99

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Overall 8

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
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Expert Review

6 November 2012
  • 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.
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Overall 8

Polk Audio UltraFocus 8000

PC Magazine
12 September 2012
  • 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.
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Overall 7
Value for money 7
Features 7
Performance 8

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
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Overall 9

Street style meets serious sound quality with these noise cancelling cans

Good Gear Guide.au
9 October 2012
  • Excerpt: Polk Audio is a company that has a long history of loudspeaker design, stretching back more than two decades. We haven’t seen any headphones from them before, but the UltraFocus 8000 noise cancelling cans that landed on our desk have all the hallmarks of a high-quality portable audio product.
  • Pros: Excellent sound quality, Solid design, Effective noise cancelling
  • Cons: Noise cancelling not adjustable, Rubberised plastic finish doesn't scream 'quality'
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