Lots in stock, in black or white finishes. Aug 9 - price match!
From Headphone Bar - This headphone is based on a update to the excellent psb m4u1 headphones (PSB & NAD are sister companies, both owned by the same Canadian co.) The NAD HP50 is lighter, sleeker / more compact, folds flat but has a similarly excellent sound for a closed back headphone. The RoomFeel technology does provide a more natural, spacious listening experience than many other headphones and is a pleasure to listen to for hours at a time.
It includes 2 cables, a 6.5mm adaptor and a flight adaptor. These were partly developed at the high tech audio research facility in Ottawa with Paul Barton, of PSB (Go Canada- woo!)
These are getting some great reviews:
Innerfidelity.com : For those of you looking for a great all-around headphone, run, don't walk, to your nearest NAD dealer and get one...right now.
NAD 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.
Created 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 RoomFeel™ 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.
Take 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.
Fine-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 detailed recordings. Acoustically optimised ear cups and specially-developed 40mm drivers keep the music sounding as accurate, clear, and natural as inside the recording booth.
The HP 50 doesn't just lead the way in performance. A combination of extremely lightweight materials like smooth brushed metals, polished finishes, and lush leather fabrics, make for a perfect balance of extreme comfort and durability. The pivoting, ultra-soft ear cups are specially designed to naturally reduce distractions and increase clarity, leaving you with peaceful listening and all-day comfort.
Posted by Jordan on 18th Aug 2014
Being closed back these were never going to sound as open as an open back. Try open back while commuting though and see how others feel. That said these do more open then other sealed cans for sure.
Anyhow, with that out of the way for a closed back headphone and at around $280 you cannot go wrong. Great sound quality is not the same as open sound. The transparency these deliver on the highs is breathtaking ($800 headphone territory), the neutral clear mids, and finally a compliment of deep and tight but controlled bass are excellent. I have heard many headphones and at $300 these will embarrass any Bose headphone you can name along with practically any other sealed can in the price range under $400.