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NuForce HP-800

alaTest has collected and analyzed 2 reviews of NuForce HP-800. The average rating for this product is 3.8/5, compared to an average rating of 4.0/5 for other Headphones for all reviews. Reviewers are impressed by the mids quality and treble quality. The design and usability are also appreciated, but many are negative about the bass quality. Opinions are divided on the comfort.

sound, usability, design, treble quality, mids quality

bass quality

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Headphones the NuForce HP-800 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 82/100 = Very good quality.

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Expert review by: Tim Gideon (

NuForce HP-800


Studio monitor headphones are an interesting, refreshing breed. In this age of mega-boosted bass, the goal of a studio monitor pair, like the NuForce HP-800, is to reproduce sound accurately, not overwhelmingly. Thus, the $149 (list) HP-800 does not...

Crisp, bright frequency response ideal for genres without deep bass. Innovative headband design is secure and easy to wear for long periods. Comfortable memory foam ear pads. Replacement cable included

Distorts on deep bass at higher volumes. Doesn't have offer much bass response at moderate volumes. No phone controls on either cable

The NuForce HP-800 is a no-frills studio monitor headphone pair that offers a crisp, articulate response, but is less reliable on tracks with deep bass.

Jan, 2013


Expert review by: Caleb Denison (

NuForce HP-800


When we received word that NuForce would be sending us its HP-800 headphones, we were intrigued. So far, we've been pretty impressed with what the company has had to offer. But when we visited NuForce's website to get a preview of what FedEx would soon...

Exceptional resolution of detail and texture ; Brilliant treble without piercing sibilance ; Crystal-clear midrange ; Huge, 360-degree sound field ; Beefy low end

Somewhat cumbersome ; Uncomfortable headband ; Plump bass is a bit much on some recordings

Kudos to NuForce for proving that, with some focused attention on sound quality, it is possible to make a headphone under $200 that will knock listener’s socks right off.

Jan, 2013