NuForce has released the HP-800, new over-the-ear headphones for monitoring. NuForce first gained visibility for its patented Class-D power amplifiers, and then quickly expanded its product line with digital-to-analog converters, in-ear and over-the-ear headphones, speakers and subwoofers, cables, additional home and headphone amplifiers, and other high-end audio accessories. (See the FutureMusic NuForce Icon HDP review. —Ed.)
The HP-800s claim to provide a natural warmth, realistic highs and visceral bass that only true accuracy is capable of attaining, thanks in good measure to their die-cast aluminum frame, which minimizes resonance and improves articulation. The can’s 40mm neodymium drivers are specifically tuned for accurate performance and low distortion. Together, precise engineering and meticulous construction assert to deliver an extreme dynamic, strikingly fast transients and a flat frequency response.
Long hours of playback will be even more pleasurable owing to the comfort measures NuForce has designed into the HP-800 headphones. The breathable memory-foam ear cups are covered in soft leatherette and are said to be comfortable. Similarly, the concave body design has been optimized for comfort and a lifelike soundstage and imaging.
» Clear, rich and precise sound signature for natural warmth and visceral low end
» Aluminum die-cast housing for minimized resonance and improved articulation
» Concave body design for lifelike sound staging and focused imaging
» Precisely tuned, low-distortion 40mm neodymium drivers
» Wide-range dynamic and flat frequency response
» Breathable, skin-like ear-cups with memory foam inserts for comfortable extended use
» Two removable cables for portable and studio use
» Driver Size: 40mm
» Impedance: 32 +/- 15% Ohm
» Frequency Response: 20 Hz – 20 kHz
» Dimensions: 7” H x 4.57” W x 7.48” D
» Rated Power: 20 mW
» Max Input Power: 30 mW
» Sensitivity: 91 +/- 4 dB
» Included Accessories: one carrying bag, one 3.5mm plug cable, one 6.3mm plug cable
The NuForce HP-800′s are available now for $149.