Monday, 13 August 2012

NuForce NE-770X Quick Review

NuForce NE-770X Quick Review

Thanks to Nuforce for the sample

Brief:  Nuforce makes pretty plastic.

Price:  US$35

Specification:  Driver Size: 8mm, Impedance: 16 Ohms, Frequency Response: 20 to 20kHz,  Rated Power: 3mW, Max. Input Power: 5mW, Sensitivity: 102dB +/- 3db, Plug: 3.5mm,    Weight (without packing): 12 grams, Length: 54 inches

Accessories:  3 pairs of single flange ear-tips (2 small, 2 medium, 2 large),(note: I got two pairs of each so double what it says you should) Carrying case (the baggy)

Build Quality:  Nice, super light polycarbonate. If anything they feel disturbingly light even if it looks flawless.  It all feels nicely put together and you get a 1 year warranty too.

Isolation:  Decent.  It’s rather good for a dynamic but it’s nothing stellar.  Easily enough for normal day to day stuff, just not maybe for flying to New Zealand.

Comfort/Fit:  I did have a tiny bit of venting issue but nothing much really.  Other than that these were great.  Comfort was especially good as they weigh nothing.

Aesthetics:  I’ve seen it written that these seem cheap and plastic, I don’t agree.  Clearly they are not metal but the polycarbonate I rather like.  It clearly isn’t some cheap whatever plastic, it’s stupid light and it looks rather eye catching.  Its semi translucent nature just looks so different and I for one like it. 

Sound:  Big.  This has a grand old scale happening and it is thunderously powerful in the low end.  It likes to put on the drama and roar.  Its low end is a bit too much for me, it’s too big too soft and too abundant.  It’s just too much.  The bass however I could see really being very appealing to many, its big party bass pounding out a fierce low end.  The mids are not bad, they stay very unencumbered by that big bass which is nice.  They are still a bit on the warm and thicker side of things.  Dry can be done but it’s not where these are at their best.  Highs are not bad, not exactly amazing either.  Capable, clearly audible and above all, inoffensive.  The soundstage and instrument separation are both very impressive and done well.  It creates a dramatic abundance of sound that is all about having a good time.

Value:  Great if you’re in the US and you can get it for US$35.  Elsewhere postage costs add proportionally quite a bit.  Still it’s got that big party bass and soundstage if that’s your thing.

Pro’s:   Party bass, party soundstage, drama, pretty.

Con’s:  More about fun that accuracy, hard to get if you’re not American.

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