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NAD Electronics VISO HP50 Noise-Isolating Over-Ear Headphones (Black)

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  • Over-Ear noise isolating headphones
  • RoomFeel technology for superior sound
  • Durable yet lightweight construction offers excellent comfort
  • Detachable cord with left and right inputs
  • Apple three-button multi-click remote with microphone
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Audiophile-grade for Over 40 YearsNAD VISO is the culmination of more than 40 years of dedicated audio innovation. Designed and driven by audiophiles, the NAD VISO HP50 Over-Ear Headphones are made specifically for digital natives who understand the difference that clean, crisp sound makes to music lovers. Because we don't care about your lifestyle. We care about your ears.RoomFeelTMCreated to translate the warm, open sound of live performance directly into your private headphone experience. Countless hours were spent in one of North America's most sophisticated audio labs in the research and development of RoomFeelTM technology, discovering a way to add back to the recording without altering the audio signal. The result is true headphone innovation that lets you sense the music around you, feel every beat, and hear a more open soundstage.Apple ControlTake full control of your music with a simple touch of the 3-button multi-click remote. Compatible with all devices' headphone output, iTunes music and full-featured call functionality is also right at your fingertips; play/pause, skip track, previous track, fast-forward, pause, skip, make and answer calls. It also includes a high quality inline mic for crystal-clear voice-calling and device control with Siri-compatible devices.Science-Driven SoundFine-tuned with precision inside one of the quietest places on earth, with an expert team of sound scientists, the HP50s deliver the most advanced headphone technology for today's det

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Color: Black
  • Product Dimensions: 8.2 x 7.9 x 2.8 inches ; 3 pounds
  • Shipping Weight: 1.6 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
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  • Item model number: NADNADHP50BLK
  • Average Customer Review: 4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (107 customer reviews)
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  • Date first available at September 18, 2013

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56 of 58 people found the following review helpful By Daniel James on December 27, 2013
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I have heard a wide array of headphones and IEM's. I find this to be a very fun hobby to fuel my love my music. Generally, there is the mindset that the more you spend, the better it is. Well, that is true to an extent. The reason I'm saying this is because I honestly think the HP50 is one of the best headphones that my ears have had the pleasure of listening to. I've heard the Sennheiser HD 800, HD 650, JH13 Pro, Westone ES5 and a few other top tier headphones or IEM's and though they all sounded draw droppingly amazing; they don't incorporate all of the traits and characteristics that the HP50 possesses.

The Sennheiser HD 800 and HD 650 are both power hungry beasts that require a beefy amplifier. Also, they're not ideal for portable use because of their open back nature and required power output. The JH13 Pro and Westone ES5 are both highly portable and block out a ton of noise but their sound is not as coherent and spacious as the HP50 which is also a portable headphone. The HP50 to my ears are just as strikingly clear and accurate as the top headphones that I have heard. Unless you need a super expansive soundstage, then there isn't much more those headphones have to offer other than costing more money to maintain.

Comfort wise, these are great. Zero comfort issues for me. My ears are small anyways and actually found them able to fit inside the Sennheiser Momentum without any comfort issues. The V-Moda Crossfade M-100 with stock pads however was highly uncomfortable for me until I threw on the XL pads. The HP50 is a very light headphone with a premium finish and look. I am very happy with the physical construction of this headphone.

To dive further into the sound characteristics of the HP50 I'll start it off with the bass.
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24 of 24 people found the following review helpful By KO6JW on February 28, 2014
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I bought these headphones based on reviews in various blogs dedicated to high end audio (Head-Fi etc). Some of the reviews consider these to be among the best phones ever made. I've owned more headphones than I can count over more than 45 years. I used to be in the recording business. That said, I can say the NAD phones are very good. I also own Beyerdynamic DT 1350's and Sennheiser Momentum's. These are both excellent phones as well. I bought the NAD's based on reviews and because I wanted over ear phones with more noise attenuation. I'm not disappointed. I've been listening to them for more than a month. I trade off with my other phones and I listen to high bit rate FLACS using a separate DAC. Each of the phones has its own characteristics, but the NAD's never fail to please my ears.

I find that a lot of phones today are designed to deliver very heavy bass. The NAD's have solid bass that is clean and not muddy. I find myself adding a little EQ in the mid-range, but this could just be personal taste. These are very well balanced phones.

Wearing comfort is quite good - even for long periods of time. I have a large head and have to extend the phones to the maximum extent. Still, the fit is good and unlike the Sennheisers the ear cups are big enough to cover my ears. I don't like active noise reduction phones and the NAD's offer good isolation without coloring the music as active phones can.

Headphone are very subjective. However, I can recommend these without reservation.


Since I wrote the above I had a chance to use the phones on 2 1/2 hour flight. I found the noise isolation to be good, but not as good as some in the ear phones I have used for several years. The NAD's do a better job on higher frequencies, so the low frequency rumble in a jet was noticeable. Still, my listening experience was enjoyable.
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28 of 29 people found the following review helpful By Severian TOP 1000 REVIEWERVINE VOICE on August 13, 2014
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The HP50 is the finest sounding portable headphone I have heard, and comes close to being a portable Sennheiser HD600, which is high praise indeed. The HP 50 give amazing levels of clarity, resolution, and dynamic impact, and is also reasonably neutral, with maybe a slight boost in the mid-bass area. You are definitely getting highly accurate sound reproduction here at the core level, though the "RoomFeel" technology modifies things a bit, especially in terms of transient response (esp. drums). The Room Feel acoustical theory apparently mutes transient response a bit to avoid listener fatigue. This works for me - when I listen to metal for lengthy sessions, the HP50 works a lot better than say the Yamaha Pro 500 or ATH M50, but the accuracy of the response is somewhat compromised, which may alienate purists.

However, there is an issue with poorly recorded / mastered albums with significant drum presence; these will sound very lifeless on the HP50s - e.g. Pantera, Down both sounded very mediocre on the HP50s, even though both groups sounded just fine on other headphones. Classical and jazz bring out the best in the HP50s and the transient response feels more natural and full there, which is probably due to the mastering quality. I don't want to get rock and metal fans worried for the most part - well mastered stuff like Muse and Tool sound excellent, but it's the sludgier / lo-fi side of rock that sounds a bit washed out on the HP50s. (This was an issue with the HD600s also, so I think the comparison is very accurate!)

Besides the Room Feel response modification issue that may affect some recordings, the HP50s have two other issues.
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