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...
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.
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.
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
Summary: I n today’s world, especially in Mumbai, where everything produces noise and absolutely no care is taken to reduce it, portable entertainment manufacturers are the ones left to finding the solutions.
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.