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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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Color: Black
  • Brand Name: Nad
  • Model Number: VISO HP 50
  • Color: Black
  • Item Weight: 3.01 pounds

Product Description

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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

Product Details

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)
  • ASIN: B00E1UVXHO
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  • Item model number: VISO HP 50
  • Average Customer Review: 4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (101 customer reviews)
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  • Date first available at Amazon.com: September 18, 2013

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52 of 54 people found the following review helpful By Daniel James on December 27, 2013
Color: Black Verified Purchase
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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23 of 23 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.

Addendum:

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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37 of 41 people found the following review helpful By Avi Black on March 12, 2014
Color: Black
I used to sell audiophile-grade equipment. In looking for $300 headphones, I came across both the PC50's and the B&W P7's and, knowing both to be fine quality mid/high-end makers, tried out both, along with Bose 15's (my initial impetus was stumbling across these while on a plane and finding the noise cancellation really great, much as I really dislike Bose sound) and Grados. I generally am skeptical of companies' first attempts at a new product (as are both NAD's and B&W's for headphones),. so I also tried out Sennheiser Momentums, having liked Sennheisers in the past and being satisfied with their long-term reputation in doing headphones. When I say "tried out", I mean I bought them all and took them home for a week (other than the Grados). The bottom line: to my ear, the NAD's win hands down. The B&W's are built well, but MAN are they boomy -- almost unlistenable to me. I can't believe it, but I actually came out liking the Boses better, of all things (and they're great to have on a plane, which I tried out as well -- along with the B&W's, the isolation characteristics of which were decent at best). Grados weren't bad, but too bright for my tastes -- even somewhat painfully so. (Note that I'm using an iPod as source, without lossless files, but also a direct feed through the headphone amp of my Adcom preamp using an NAD CD player and Linn/Audioquest on a turntable -- i.e, bottom side of high-end audiophile gear, and a good 15 years old but still in tip-top shape.) The Sennheisers are the only ones that even come close, and they're not nearly as "neutral". The NAD's just plain disappear, and I say this for a variety of music types (hard rock, classical, folk...).Read more ›
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