NAD VISO HP 20 In-Ear Headphone

NAD VISO HP 20 In-Ear Headphone

High resolution In-Ear Headphones.

NAD has taken a fresh look at in-ear headphone design to create a product that replicates a more life-like listening experience. The NAD VISO HP20 In-Ear Headphones have been designed to bring the warm, open sound of live performances directly to your personal headphone experience. They 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.

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Product Description

Audiophile-Grade For Over 40 Years
NAD VISO is the culmination of more than 40 years of dedicated audio innovation. Designed and driven by audiophiles, VISO is made specifically for digital natives who understand the difference that clean, crisp sound makes to music lovers.

RoomFeel™
Utilising years of sound research inside one of the world's most sophisticated acoustic labs at Canada's National Research Council, the NAD VISO HP20 is the first in-ear headphone to be engineered with RoomFeel™ technology. Created to translate the warm, open sound of live performance directly into your private headphone experience. Countless hours were spent in the research and development of RoomFeel™ technology, resulting in a way to add back to the recording without altering the audio signal. The NAD VISO HP20s benefit from true headphone innovation that lets you sense the music around you, feel every beat, and hear a more open soundstage.

Apple Control
The NAD VISO HP20's ribbon cable features an inline Apple remote, so you can take full control of your music with a simple touch, or talk hands-free with the high-quality microphone built for voice-calling and device control with Siri-compatible devices. Compatible with your device's 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.

Features
Design by award winning DF-ID

  • Innovative RoomFeel™Technology provides a scientifically researched transfer function that translates the open sound of the live performance to the private world of headphone listening
  • Ultra low mass high excursion 8mm drivers featuring neodymium magnets deliver shimmering highs and extended bass response
  • Metal alloy construction; Solid billet aluminum housing is precision milled for light weight and precise acoustic response
  • Optimized acoustic chamber design for tight articulate bass and stunningly natural vocals
  • OFC wired cord for intensely detailed sound
  • Play/Pause/Skip and Volume Up/Down controls on cord
  • 3-button Apple remote with microphone
  • Made for iPhone
  • Ultra-soft replaceable gel inserts

The story behind the development of NAD's first headphones

The story begins in Ottawa Canada where much of NAD's research and development takes place at the Canadian National Research Council. In the 1970's the NRC sponsored what turned out to be a ground breaking research project on the physiology of hearing. Led by Dr. Edgar Shaw, this research developed new, far more accurate measurement techniques that have since been adopted by scientists around the world. Interestingly, NAD used exactly the same testing mannequin (named KEVOR) that Dr. Shaw used in his experiments. One of the key findings of this research was the effect of the outer ear, or pinnae, on the frequency response measured at the ear drum. Headphones that do not take this effect into consideration will sound colored and unrealistic.

While using the most accurate measurement equipment and techniques is critical to getting a good result, it is also important to understand the difference between music listening on loudspeakers and music listening on headphones. Speakers are stereo, and play into the acoustic space of a room, whereas headphone listening is a binaural experience with one ear completely isolated from the other. Not only does this change the spatial perception of music, it also changes the frequency response. In fact, most of our spatial cues are related to changes in both frequency response and level. If something is behind you, in addition to being slightly quieter it also has a predictably different frequency response than if it were in front of you.

Despite the fact that headphone listening has become so popular, most recordings are still recorded in stereo for playback on loudspeakers. Because of the work NAD has done in the science of acoustics over the years, Paul Barton was able to combine his knowledge of recorded music, loudspeakers and room acoustics, with the measurement techniques developed by Dr. Shaw to create an entirely new approach to headphone design.

By taking this approach, NAD developed a unique feature we call "Room Feel". Room Feel makes music sound more natural by taking into account the effects of the room on music playback. Almost all recorded music is monitored using direct radiating loudspeakers to determine the acoustic balance for the final mix. The transfer function NAD developed for the HP50 headphone has taken into account the 'room gain' that occurs when playing direct radiator loudspeakers in a room. The result is a much richer and more natural listening experience.

With a personal product like headphones comfort and style are just as important as sound. The HP50 is an over-the-ear design that features a multi-axis mounting of the ear pads that automatically adjusts to the precise contours of the wearers head for unsurpassed comfort. Soft ear pads and light weight make the HP50's seem to 'disappear' when worn. Only the rich detailed sound remains.

The elegant form was designed by David Farrage of the award winning design firm DF-ID in New York. Combining durable materials with tactile textures and refined colors, these folding headphones make a strong design statement. Unlike many over-the-ear designs, the HP50 does not look like a piece of laboratory apparatus stuck on the wearer's head. They have the same high level of fit and finish you'd expect in any premium luxury accessory.

Every detail of the HP50 has been painstakingly considered, from the flexibility of the detachable cord, to the design of the carrying case and accessories. Combined with the exceptional comfort, style and performance these fine details lead to pride of ownership and exceptional value for money.

  • Specifications
  • Specifications
    Frequency Range 20Hz – 20,000Hz +/- 1.5dB, -3dB @ 15Hz
    Total Harmonic Distortion (THD) Less than 0.25%
    Rated Power 1mW
    Max Input Power 10mW
    Imp 16 Ohms
    Accessories (NAD)
    Apple compatible in-line remote Play/Pause, Adjust Volume, Skip Track, Previous Track, Fast-Forward, Make and answer calls. Includes a high quality microphone for voice-calling and device control with Siri-compatible devices.
    Convenient cable clip Yes
    Custom-designed carrying case Yes
    3.5 to 1/4” and airplane adaptors Yes
    Replaceable gel inserts in 5 sizes Yes
  • Reviews

  • NAD VISO HP20 (Credits: SoundStageXperience)"Compared to most earphones I've heard, the soundstage was bigger, more natural, and, yeah, more like what I'm used to hearing from speakers in a listening room."
    "I've heard this recording thousands of times -- the HP20s must have been doing something special to have so surprised me."
    "I found that the HP20s delivered a powerful, but never overpowering, bass energy that came in only when needed, kind of like a well-integrated subwoofer."
    "The [NAD] VISO HP20s are world-class earphones with great sound at a reasonable price." 
    -Brent Butterworth

    Source/Read full review: SoundStageXperience, April 2014, NAD VISO HP20 Earphones


    "..serenades your eardrums with a soothing, open sound stage that adds a greater sense of space and depth to any music catalog."

    Source/Read full review: Complex Magazine, December 2013, Holiday Gift Guide: The Best Premium Headphones to Buy This Season


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    NAD VISO HP 20 In-Ear Headphone

    NAD VISO HP 20 In-Ear Headphone

    High resolution In-Ear Headphones.

    NAD has taken a fresh look at in-ear headphone design to create a product that replicates a more life-like listening experience. The NAD VISO HP20 In-Ear Headphones have been designed to bring the warm, open sound of live performances directly to your personal headphone experience. They 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.

    50% OFF (Usual Price: S$199) 
    Local Warranty: 1 Year

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