NuForce’s first over-ear headphones, the HP-800, is ready to roll out of the factory to pleasure can-heads on the hunt for a sonic bargain to wrap around their skulls. The new model is touted to deliver a level of performance demanded by sound pros, but with a real-world price tag.
The HP-800 is housed in a die-cast aluminium frame to reduce resonance and enhance detail – this and the 40mm neodymium drivers, designed for accuracy and low distortion, deliver realistic highs, punchy bass, speedy transients … while staying tonally balanced.
Long listening sessions are not an issue due to the HP-800’s comfort level – the breathable memory-foam ear cups are encased in super-soft leatherette, while the concave body is optimised for ease of wear and a lifelike soundstage.
Two removable connecting cables (with 3.5mm and 6.3mm jacks) are provided for use in the studio or on the move, along with a carrying bag.
NuForce specs this at 20Hz-20kHz in frequency response with a maximum input tolerance of 30mW, sensitivity of 91dB and impedance of 32 Ohms.
The HP-800 headphones, priced at U$149, can be bought from Nuforce Amazon, the Nuforce eStore and various NuForce retailers.