Reviewing audio hardware is difficult. How can one person truly vouch for the way something sounds? It can even be more vague than smell or taste. But, without observations from every able mind, no one would ever come to a consensus? So, with all of that jargon aside, the Polk Audio Ultrafocus 8000 headphones use active noise cancelling up to 15 decibels and provides dynamic balance sound effects, made comfortable by the inclusion of supple leather cushions, and a carbon fiber strip on the top with the company’s logo. Maximum sensitivity is at an ear-ringing 110 decibels.
And there is no sign of overwhelming bass that shadows the true sound of the music.
Polk Audio Ultrafocus 8000 Gallery
When I was testing the Polk Audio Ultrafocus 8000 headphones for music or even long gaming sessions (despite the lack of a microphone), I found them to be incredibly comfortable to wear, even while wearing sunglasses (don’t ask why). Included AAA batteries give you anywhere between 40 and 60 hours of usage for my favorite feature — it’s something Polk Audio calls Push-To-Hear Ambient Control, which mutes the sounds of your headphones, and actually amplifies the sounds of your outside environment.
Hearing more than the human ear is able to actually can be very interesting on occasion, but with the push of a button, you can head back into the music. And that’s of that relation and intrigue can be all yours for $350. It may be too high of a price for some, but it is worth it.
Economical? No. Justifiable? Yes.
Score: 9/10[Available at Polk Audio, $350]