"Nails the Flat Frequency Response"
The NuForce HP-800 is a studio-monitor class headphone for the music professional or audio enthusiast who demands accuracy and musicality along with unprecedented value. The HP-800 delivers the kind of performance that sound professionals require, yet their precision doesn't mean that these 'phones sound harsh or fatiguing. Indeed, the HP-800 renders recordings with the kind of natural warmth, realistic highs, and visceral bass only true accuracy is capable of attaining.
"NuForce more or less nails the flat frequency response most studio monitors need to have to be taken seriously," notes Tim Gideon in his PCmag.com review for January 24, 2013. "Innovative headband design is secure and easy to wear for long periods."
"Reveals Hidden Gems Within Recordings"
"I recommend the NuForce HP-800 Accurate Monitor-Class Headphones to producers and music connoisseurs of fine taste and vast music libraries," reports Shawn Sanders in his January 6, 2013 post for Gadgetreview.com.
"We were treated to several instances of that rare occasion when an excellent set of headphones can reveal hidden gems within recordings we've heard dozens of times, but never took notice of before. This made repeated listening with the HP-800 a real treat," marvels Caleb Denison at DigitalTrends.com for January 23, 2013,
Innovative Design Features
The HP-800's innovative design features an aluminum die-cast frame that minimizes resonance and improves articulation, along with 40mm neodymium drivers specifically tuned for accurate performance and low distortion. The HP-800's precise design and construction combine to deliver an extremely wide dynamic range, striking transient speed and a flat frequency response. In addition, the concave body design ensures a lifelike soundstage and imaging.
Long Wearing Comfort
Professionals especially are bound to appreciate the HP-800's exceptional performance in combination with remarkably comfortable ear cups made with a super soft leatherette covering. The cups' breathability and memory-foam inserts make for welcome comfort in extended studio and mastering sessions.
Of no less importance are convenience features and robust performance characteristics. The HP-800s include two removable cables of audiophile-grade OFC copper conductors and gold plated 6.3mm connectors. The cables can be removed from the headset for ease of portability and exchangeability in the event of cable damage during a monitoring session.
Built to the same high standard of other award-winning NuForce products, the HP-800 represents a milestone in performance and value. Whether you're a professional or an audio enthusiast in quest of superior sound and robust build-quality, you're bound to be impressed.
"The HP800 have an amazingly contiguous 360-degree sound field. There are times when we could pinpoint several different instruments at various locations around our head. Other recordings with clever stereo effects had sounds dancing back and forth as if they were traveling between each ear, directly through the middle of our head."
"We also loved the HP-800's resolution of fine details. We were treated to several instances of that rare occasion when an excellent set of headphones can reveal hidden gems within recordings we've heard dozens of times, but never took notice of before. This made repeated listening with the HP-800 a real treat."
- Caleb Denison, DigitalTrends.com, January 23, 2013
"This is a superior studio-quality set of headphones. I recommend the NuForce HP-800 Accurate Monitor-Class Headphones to producers and music connoisseurs of fine taste and vast music libraries… Professionals to enthusiasts alike can't go wrong with this outstanding performer."
- Shawn Sanders, Gadgetreview.com, January 6, 2013
"NuForce more or less nails the flat frequency response most studio monitors need to have to be taken seriously."
"Innovative headband design is secure and easy to wear for long periods."
- Tim Gideon, PCmag.com, January 24, 2013