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Polk Audio ULTRA FOCUS 8000 On-Ear Headphones Black by Review Summary ,  Sep 8, 2015

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Polk Audio ULTRA FOCUS 8000 On-Ear Headphones, Black
Report Date: 09/08/2015
Based on 55 customer reviews
Overall satisfaction: 4.7
Returned or considering to return: 12.7%

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Individual Feature Rating
Quality4.7   above average
Noise4.0   average
Sound4.0   below average
Music3.7   below average
Audio2.9   mediocre


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Audio

Audio:
"After they got it out they told me the audio jack was damaged by the broken headphones."
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"I called Polk Audio again to let them know that their headphone malfunction damaged my iPod."
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"Compared to the Polk Audio 8000 Headphones, these did not sound as good."
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"Since I bought (and returned) the 450's first, I grew to appreciate the portability differences as the Audio Technica's and the Polk's are VERY large and not easy to carry."
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"Disappointed there, but with music on, the range and depth of the audio is unrivaled by headphones in this price range."
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"What I've done to fix this for the last 6 months is simply put the two pieces together by reinserting the left earphone, then duct taped a few times so it would holdI'm a bit disappointed in Polk Audio for using such poor construction materials."
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"Audio quality I am very pleased with, they sound like the way top end loudspeakers went about 10 years ago, solid and authentic with zero brightness, a laid back sound which I presume is faithful to the original studio recording, they sound great flat and they do not become tiring at all."
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"Prequel: This review will compare the sounds, fit and feel of the Polk Ultrafocus 8000's to my other reference headphones including:ANC: bose QC15's, Logitech UE9000's, Beats Studio Gen 1Open: Beyerdynamic DT 990 pros, Phillips Fidelio X1'sClosed: AKG K545, Audio Technica ATH50sI feel that i have a decent audiophile headphone collection that i can base this review upon."
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"really enjoy listening to music through polk audio equipment."
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".the best noise canceling headphones ever made.....crystal clear audio quality that defies logic....I own over 20 headphones and no one compares to these.......I'm almost close to saying the best headphones I have listened to......if onky I could give these 6 star!"
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"Disclaimer, I love Polk Audio ever since buying their Model 12C Real-Time Array Reference Monitor System, R. T. A."
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Listening

Listening:
"Because of this weight they are not great for long periods of listening."
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"I would say for short periods of listening 2-3 hours they are fine, however more than that you may be uncomfortable."
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"Nothing wrong with Bose but they could never compare to home listening."
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"I love listening to them."
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"If you're listening to an orchestral piece you will be able to hear all the individual parts which often get muddied together by lesser quality headphones."
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"really enjoy listening to music through polk audio equipment."
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"These favor smaller size, and offer a good listening experience."
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"The noise cancellation amplifies the signal and filters ambient noise, giving you a perfect listening environment."
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Music

Music:
"Its rather a nice bass that is not over emphasized, but the response may not be good for techno or electronic styles of music."
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"Yea there is a very small hard to hear hiss if you have no music playing."
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"Disappointed there, but with music on, the range and depth of the audio is unrivaled by headphones in this price range."
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"At louder volumes, for example, when I turned up the volume to the mid point of my iPhone's volume control, all the sounds were hidden and I only heard the music (which sounds great on these headphones).All in all, these headphones sound amazing and good nose reduction qualities."
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"really enjoy listening to music through polk audio equipment."
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"I will be purchasing several more of these headphones as perfect Christmas presents for those who love music."
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"Gives you a new appreciation for music and turns music into an experience every time."
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"Here's my breakdown, coming from someone who listens to 3-6 hours of music per day on average and loves a good deal."
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"I love music and appreciate fine sound quality, but because I haven't tried out a billion pairs of headphones or am a self-proclaimed sound engineer, I wouldn't label myself as an audiophile."
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Noise

Noise:
"Customer service:My first pair was defective-- something was wrong with the noise-cancelling and there was this radio-frequency noise in the background."
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"Noise Reduction - I am conscious of the fact that I want to remove harmful noise from my ears while flying, and I want noise reduction that works well in a office setting.3."
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"I don't have any good comparison against Bose but I'm dissappointed with the noise cancellation."
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"The noise cancellation is very good, not great but very good."
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"The noise canceling is alright; not as good as the QuietComfort 15's but they sound better in my opinion."
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"I don't know what patent Bose has on its noise canceling technology, but they are hands down the best in the business for noise canceling."
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"They do have a discernible burn in time, takes about 3 hours and then the sound is markedly smootherAs for noise reduction, well I am yet to board an aeroplane, but will be doing so next month and will try them out in the air."
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"As long as you're not expecting bose level noise cancelling, i think you'll be happy with the UF8000'sSound Leakage: Leaks a good amount unfortunately."
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"I would say the are sufficient for large aircraft airplane noises since the cabins tend to be pretty isolated themselves."
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Quality

Quality:
"It's hard not to recommend these based on the sound quality."
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"Portability - I do not want earbuds, but I am willing to compromise a bit of sound quality for a pair of headphones that fit in my laptop bag.2."
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"I love the sound quality of these headphones."
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"Pretty consistent with other reviews the sound quality is awesome."
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"Audio quality I am very pleased with, they sound like the way top end loudspeakers went about 10 years ago, solid and authentic with zero brightness, a laid back sound which I presume is faithful to the original studio recording, they sound great flat and they do not become tiring at all."
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"I would say the sound quality is decent when compared to my other closed back headphones like the AKG k545's which have exceptional SQ, but the UF8000's do not stand up at all when compared to my open back headphones which is expected."
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"If Noise cancelling and comfort are your only priorities than go for the Bose QC15's however you wont get anywhere near as good sound quality out of them compared to the polks."
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Sound

Sound:
"It's hard not to recommend these based on the sound quality."
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"The QC 15's have great NC however the sound is no where hear as good as the Polk UF8000's."
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"The best possible compliment I can give Polk for the Ultra Focus 8000 is that I no longer have to tolerate degraded sound when I travel."
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"Compared to the Polk Audio 8000 Headphones, these did not sound as good."
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"Portability - I do not want earbuds, but I am willing to compromise a bit of sound quality for a pair of headphones that fit in my laptop bag.2."
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"When I clicked off the headphones, the party like sounds and the full airplane engine sounds immediately increased to an annoying level."
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"But if portability is tops of your list then these probably aren't the way to go, however the in-ear version (the 6000's) sound almost as good and are a fraction of the size."
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"I love the sound quality of these headphones."
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"Pretty consistent with other reviews the sound quality is awesome."
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"Audio quality I am very pleased with, they sound like the way top end loudspeakers went about 10 years ago, solid and authentic with zero brightness, a laid back sound which I presume is faithful to the original studio recording, they sound great flat and they do not become tiring at all."
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