Polk enters headphone market

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  • cnhcnh Posts: 13,310
    edited September 2011
    I think the important question here is, is 'she' coming to Polkfest to Demo those?

    cnh
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  • Polkersince85Polkersince85 Posts: 2,890
    edited September 2011
    cnh wrote: »
    I think the important question here is, is 'she' coming to Polkfest to Demo those?

    cnh

    +1 Game on!
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  • RuSsMaNRuSsMaN Posts: 17,995
    edited September 2011
    I doubt Heather will be there, probably training. That's what people like her do.
    Check your lips at the door woman. Shake your hips like battleships. Yeah, all the white girls trip when I sing at Sunday service.
  • TopperTopper Posts: 403
    edited September 2011
    yo RUSS have you had a chance to play with these yet? whats the inside story on them? How do they compare to the similarly priced competition?
  • ShizelbsShizelbs Posts: 7,420
    edited September 2011
    Whats the word over at head fi?
  • SherardpSherardp Posts: 8,048
    edited September 2011
    Not sure if this has been asked, but what's the pricing like on these? Thanks in advance.
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  • TopperTopper Posts: 403
    edited September 2011
    Sherardp wrote: »
    Not sure if this has been asked, but what's the pricing like on these? Thanks in advance.

    between $50 to $100 for the Ultrafit range
  • RuSsMaNRuSsMaN Posts: 17,995
    edited September 2011
    Haven't heard them yet hope too soon.
    Check your lips at the door woman. Shake your hips like battleships. Yeah, all the white girls trip when I sing at Sunday service.
  • DrenisDrenis Posts: 2,870
    edited September 2011
    Be interested to hear these as well. I'm ready to toss my Bose in-ears for something fresh after 2 years.
  • cfrizzcfrizz Posts: 12,644
    edited September 2011
    Yes! I will be ordering a pair of the on the ear phones once they come out. I like the fact that there is a volume control on them and my old ones are just about ready to toss.
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  • VitalVital Posts: 747
    edited September 2011
    $100 set aside for Ultrafit.
    Hope they don't take too long to show up in stores, been looking for good sounding, comfortable sport-y headphones with in-line volume/skip control under $150. I swear, when i saw Polk home page yesterday i thought i was hallucinating lol - everything i wanted all in one package. I really hope Polk made these as good as other gear Polk is known for.
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  • rromeo923rromeo923 Posts: 1,516
    edited September 2011
    i will prob get a pair. Just lost mine. I like listening to music while running.
    I got static in my head
    The reflected sound of everything
  • TECHNOKIDTECHNOKID Posts: 4,323
    edited September 2011
    Keiko wrote: »
    Nice little survey! :cool: I wish more company would dare to ask consumers what they'd like.
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  • Toolfan66Toolfan66 Posts: 13,308
    edited September 2011
    Keiko wrote: »

    I just want polk to let her ______ ______ ______!!!!!!! :tongue::wink:
    Death Grip...
  • nooshinjohnnooshinjohn Posts: 16,482
    edited September 2011
    How do these compare to SDA's?
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  • brettw22brettw22 Posts: 7,675
    edited September 2011
    They ARE sda.......all headphones are.

    The Ultra 2000's silicone pad does not look remotely comfortable, but that's probably more visual than what it would seem when trying on in person.
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  • cnhcnh Posts: 13,310
    edited September 2011
    Mike,

    As usual. Impeccable taste, above!

    cnh
    Currently orbiting Bowie's Blackstar.!

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  • jwhitakrjwhitakr Posts: 568
    edited September 2011
    I've been waiting a long time for Polk to get into the headphone market. Will hopefully be able to get my hands on a set of these bad boys to see whats what.

    Anyone tried 'em yet?
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  • chargerman426chargerman426 Posts: 414
    edited September 2011
    I have been waiting for some Polk headphones/ear buds for a while. I have to say I'm disappointed. I was hoping for some bigger headphones like what skull candy and other are doing or some nice ear buds like shure. These don't fit ether of those IMO, they just look like some of those crappy headphones that came with some portable cd plays. I hope I'm wrong and these are amazing and more so I hope these make Polk some $$$ so we can keep getting great speakers.
    If life had more tubes it would be a lot smoother.
  • Monster JamMonster Jam Posts: 919
    edited September 2011
    Weight training and running, etc. - all thats good with headphones. I don't know about soccer, but I can tell you that you aren't playing basketball (i.e. you aren't dunking a basketball) with a set of headphones on.

    Just sayin'.

    I wonder if Polk offers (or will offer) over-the-ear headphones.
    Do you hear that buzzing noise? :confused:
  • TopperTopper Posts: 403
    edited September 2011
    I have been waiting for some Polk headphones/ear buds for a while. I have to say I'm disappointed. I was hoping for some bigger headphones like what skull candy and other are doing or some nice ear buds like shure. These don't fit ether of those IMO, they just look like some of those crappy headphones that came with some portable cd plays. I hope I'm wrong and these are amazing and more so I hope these make Polk some $$$ so we can keep getting great speakers.

    Hang on a few more months and your going to have a big smile on your face :). (thats all I'm allowed to say at this time :))
  • TopperTopper Posts: 403
    edited September 2011
    Sound and Vision just posted their initial thoughts on em:

    http://www.soundandvisionmag.com/article/polk-audio-launches-its-ultrafit-headphone-line

    "I haven't done an extended listening session with the 3000s, but he top-of-range UltraFits did well on some pretty challenging material — Grails' "More Extinction" (from their excellent, all-instrumental, avant-rock workout Burning off Impurities), as a case in point, begins with an imposing organ drone in the bass that I've had real trouble with on a few very bass-forward headphones, where it turns to soup, washing out the delicate harpsichord and sound collage above. On the UltraFits, I had no trouble hearing all of the instrumentation during these passages clearly. The 'phones handled the complex instrumental soundscaping of the rest of that album admirably, and shone on dense, guitar-heavy tunes like Ladytron's "Sugar" (from Witching Hour) and the title track of Soundgarden's Superunknown, leaving both ethereal and aggressive vocals plenty of room in the mix."
  • Mon40CSMM10Mon40CSMM10 Posts: 161
    edited September 2011
    I want to know the frequency response on these headphones, as I'm not seeing it in plain sight on the headphone pages.

    Can the earclip earbud style outdo something like Sony S2 J11 or Koss The Plug?

    Can the headband style outdo any of Sony's Street Style headphone line (similar headband design, though Sony was first with it)? Note: the headband behind the head design is mostly comfortable but fails immediately if sitting in a seat with any sort of headrest.

    I don't just mean lower bass or higher treble numbers, I mean in sound quality as well.
  • VitalVital Posts: 747
    edited September 2011
    Topper wrote: »
    Sound and Vision just posted their initial thoughts on em:

    http://www.soundandvisionmag.com/article/polk-audio-launches-its-ultrafit-headphone-line
    The company yesterday launched its new UltraFit line of athlete-inspired, workout-friendly headphones with a party on the roof deck of the Cooper Square Hotel in Manhattan's East Village.

    :mad: and why wasn't i invited??? Holy #$@% i'm riiiiiiight there!!!!!
    2008 Nissan Altima
    Kenwood DNX 5140
    Arc Audio IDX and XEQ
    Polk Audio SR6500 active and SR124-dvc sealed
    Polk Audio PA500.4 and PA1200.1
  • dorokusaidorokusai Posts: 25,100
    edited September 2011
    Topper wrote: »
    Hang on a few more months and your going to have a big smile on your face :). (thats all I'm allowed to say at this time :))

    Uh you can say whatever you want, the line has been press launched and more Mr. Secret Pants.
  • Patrick CPatrick C Web Master Posts: 404
    edited September 2011
    Guys we just got some stock in on the 500's, 1000's & 2000's. The 3000's will be hear (see what I did there?) shortly.

    check em out http://www.polkaudio.com/headphones/ultrafit/
  • VitalVital Posts: 747
    edited September 2011
    Patrick C wrote: »
    Guys we just got some stock in on the 500's, 1000's & 2000's. The 3000's will be hear (see what I did there?) shortly.

    check em out http://www.polkaudio.com/headphones/ultrafit/

    How shortly is "shortly" for 3000's?
    Or better yet when do you think Crutchfield will have them?
    I have $20 off coupon with Crutchfiled that expires Sept 25th, would love to use it on these headphones.

    ALSO: is there "musical" difference between 500, 1000 and 3000 or is it just the "extra stuff/pads/wires/foam" that comes with higer models that drives the price up?
    2008 Nissan Altima
    Kenwood DNX 5140
    Arc Audio IDX and XEQ
    Polk Audio SR6500 active and SR124-dvc sealed
    Polk Audio PA500.4 and PA1200.1
  • erniejadeerniejade Posts: 3,748
    edited September 2011
    They kind of look like a werid version of the koss sportapro. I have been using a set of Koss prota pro for years ( like since the mid 80's) I would be interested in seeing if they are as comfortable and sound as good thats for sure.
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  • erniejadeerniejade Posts: 3,748
    edited September 2011
    It doesnt say what the sensivity on them are? The porta pros are 101db so they dont take a lot to drive them.
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  • TECHNOKIDTECHNOKID Posts: 4,323
    edited September 2011
    Keiko wrote: »
    TECHNOKID wrote: »
    Nice little survey! :cool: I wish more company would dare to ask consumers what they'd like.
    Keiko wrote: »
    Hummm, even better! :cool: Too bad the summer's over, it would have been nice to get her to demo the new Polk headphones jo/ugging along the Rideau Canal in Ottawa. I believe if marketting was done right, we would beat all times record of joggers on the same date & time. The old men (me) would more likely be right behind her! :biggrin:
    Vital wrote: »
    ...ALSO: is there "musical" difference between 500, 1000 and 3000 or is it just the "extra stuff/pads/wires/foam" that comes with higer models that drives the price up?
    Good question!
    erniejade wrote: »
    It doesnt say what the sensivity on them are? The porta pros are 101db so they dont take a lot to drive them.
    Good question too!

    Never been crazy using headphones due to diminished audio SQ and positive answers to the above might make a big difference.
    DARE TO SOAR:
    “Your attitude, almost always determine your altitude in life” ;)
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