Reviews and Problems with Polk Audio UltraFocus 8000
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15 February 2014
Summary: This is an amazing product. Whereas the other brand B O S E filters outside noise better, this one allows you to hear to all the notes much more clearer. If the other brand was DVD quality, this one's blueray!
Summary: I have 2 pair of Polk speakers and the headphones have the same high quality sound. The noise reduction seems to be on par with Bose that I have tried. With music playing I can't hear my wife's screeching bird so they should work well for someone who wants these for air travel.
Summary: I'm getting more and more upset as I write this follow up review so i think I will just end it now and not ruin my Saturday...
Pros: These headphones still sound as descent today as they did when I first purchased them. However......
Cons: Given that I spent nearly $300 on these headphones, I was always UBER careful when using them. While I did take them on busiiness trips, I worried about them as though I was a first time mother. Didnt really help (or maybe it did). Within the first year, the head band started to disentergrate and the left speaker ended up detached. fortunately this all happened in the first year as these headphones only have a one year warranty i had to ship them back to Polk in the o...
Summary: I have had the privilege to try the PSB headphones, the Bose headphones, and the Polk Audio headphones. I currently own the PSB headphones and the Polk Audio headphones. My favorite of the three is certainly the PSB's. For the Polk Audio headphones since this is supposed to be a review on them I would say come in a close second behind the PSB's. Polks headphones are very comfortable, have outstanding sound quality, and were well built.
Pros: Polk provides superb sound quality, comfort, and adequate noise cancellation.
Cons: Are not the most attractive, some people may find the sound quality annoying after hours of use, and the noise cancellation is on at all times.
Summary: Received my ultrafocus 8000 earlier than expected delivery date. Put the batteries and started using them right away. At first there was some kind of electronic ticking noise coming from the right earphone which disappeared after a couple of songs. The sound quality is incredible. I heard details that I didn't know existed. Bass is amazing. I have Bose and Beats, Polk Audio Ultafocus 8000 in my opinion is better than them.
Pros: Sound quality. Polk Audio shrunk down to headphone size.
Summary: Quality sound is foremost with the UltraFocus 8000. Solid bass and clarity make all music more enjoyable. The headset is very good looking and should be cool for most. The build quality is excellant. I really like the control buttons on the side of the headset and the talk feature is great for travel. Comfort is good but may become less so if worn for a long time. Noise reduction is OK but I had hoped for better.
Pros: Sound quality Quality build On-board controls Control features Good looks
Summary: This review is for the Polk Audio ULTRA FOCUS 8000. Other headphones I own are the Bose QuietComfort 2 and the Sennheiser HD-558. The Bose are great for travelling and the active noise cancelling really makes a difference on a plane. The HD-558's are extremely comfortable and sound great but they don't produce any bass to speak of. I wanted a closed headphones that produced some satisfying bass so I looked for an additional pair.
Summary: For headphones that are over $300, I expect a lot from them. These stack up in every way EXCEPT durability. For this price, they should last for a long time... NOT 7 MONTHS!!!
Pros: Sound Quality: The headphones sound very good. All levels are nice and crisp. Excellent for music and movies. Noise Cancelling: Pretty decent. Perfect for screaming babies on flights and snoring roommates. Other: Overall appearance is nice. Carbon fiber looks sharp. Removable cable is awesome for travel. VERY COMFORTABLE!! The Apple Controls are awesome!
Cons: The only bad thing I have to say about these headphones is the durability. I have had them for about 7 months and they are literally falling apart. The material that covers the headband has all but fallen off, I currently have it taped together. Today at work, the left speaker completely stopped working.
Summary: Buy it. You won't regret. If you have a Beats by Dr. Dre, do me a favor and burn those.
Pros: By far, the best headphones I have ever listened to. Bass is present without being boomy - mids and highs are very well defined. Also, it's study construction makes me believe this headphone will last for decades. After wearing these headphones, Bose QCs will feel like cheap plastic. I have listen to AKGs, Seinheisers, and Bose, and these are by far the best sounding ones. Nose cancelling is not bad either, however not as good as QCs.
Cons: Will not work without batteries. However, I believe the batteries are necessary to power some sort of internal equalizer, along with the noise cancellation.