NAD Electronics, has just released its latest addition to its VISO headphone range – the new on-ear VISO HP30. The new HP30 features NAD’s unique RoomFeel technology, which combines sound accuracy with the sense of openness that is typically associated with listening to a pair of high-quality loudspeakers in a listening room. Essentially, the VISO HP30 brings together NAD sound quality within a compact, portable and stylish headphone product.
The VISO HP30 on-ear, closed-back design includes an internally damped acoustic chamber for tight articulate bass and stunningly natural vocals. Ultra-low mass, high excursion 40mm drivers featuring neodymium magnets deliver shimmering highs and extended bass response.
The ear cups are attached to the aluminum headband, and soft foam ear pads perfectly conform to the ear for a nice seal to isolate sound and provide long-term comfort. When not in use, the VISO HP30’s clever folding system and included custom-designed carry case make them easy to stow away.
Through its ground-breaking research on the frequency response of sound at the ear drum, NAD utilizes a completely new concept of audio design for headphones called ‘RoomFeel’. Headphones are binaural (each ear is isolated) whereas almost all recordings are recorded in stereo where both ears hear both left and right speakers, which are designed for in-room listening. This alters the sound of the speakers in a predictable way, and RoomFeel technology takes this effect into consideration to bring realism back into the VISO HP30 listening experience. Other headphones may attempt to create the same effect by artificially boosting the bass, which only results in sound that is either overblown or too thin.
RoomFeel involves calibrating the chamber design on both sides of the driver and adjusting the corresponding target response curve, which can be ‘tuned’ to get the desired response. Getting the correct ‘transfer function’ ensures accurate sound reproduction with natural aural spaciousness and balance as if listening to a pair of high-quality loudspeakers in a room. In addition, every VISO HP30 driver is individually calibrated then matched as pairs within an extremely tight tolerance to the reference response.
Available in three high gloss colours, Black, Red, or White, the NAD VISO HP30 comes with its own neoprene travel case, two detachable tangle-free cords – one standard and one Made for iPhone in-line remote control and microphone – and ¼” stereo and airplane adaptors. For more information on the NAD VISO P30 On-Ear Headphones, please visit: http://nadelectronics.com.