NuForce HP-800 Headphones | US$149.00 | www.nuforce.com
when you have a headphone from a name like NuForce, being all flashy is the last thing it will ever need. in fact, the sweet sound that NuForce has been known for will make any plain jane cans look strangely attractive and that’s precisely what the NuForce HP-800 Headphones is all about. designed for both music pros and audio enthusiasts, this studio-monitor class audio cans sport an unassuming appearance with only a couple of branding in gold finish on its large outer earcups that gives a hint on where it hails from. under the hood, it features precisely tuned, low-distortion 40mm neodymium drivers that promised to deliver clear, rich and precise sound signature for “natural warmth and visceral low end” and its concave body design backs that up with lifelike soundstage and imaging. an aluminum die-cast housing forms part of the design that functions to reduce resonance and improved articulation and on the user comfort department, it has breathable inside earcups that comprises of memory foam inserts wrapped in super soft leatherette, giving a skin-like sensation which allow for extended use without you feeling the irks. finally, two detachable cables of audiophile-grade OFC copper conductors and gold plated 6.3mm connectors, catering to studio and on-the-go use, wraps up this awesome package. and it is not crazy expensive like some audiophile-grade cans are; a pair would cost just $149 – a price that doesn’t requires you to be a star master mixer to own. hit the jump for a few more larger views.