NAD Electronics's latest addition to the VISO Series, the HP30 high-resolution, on-ear headphone, has a lightweight, folding design and compact size aimed for comfort and convenience.
The VISO HP30 will be available in a choice of red, white, or black gloss finishes and supplied with a neoprene travel case and aircraft/stereo adapters. Black is shipping now, with white and red finishes available in September.
With memory foam ear pads for both comfort and noise isolation, the VISO HP30 includes RoomFeel technology for deep bass and an immersive, lifelike sonic experience. The headphone also features an Apple three-button multi-click remote with microphone so it can be enjoyed hands-free while multi-tasking or simply on the go. An extra stereo cord is also included, and both cables are tangle-free, ribbon-style and detachable for quick changes and/or replacement.
At the heart of the HP30 is a pair of ultra-low mass, high-excursion 40mm drivers optimized for on-ear architecture for tight, articulate bass and natural sound. Internal wiring is OFC (Oxygen Free Copper) for maximum signal transfer and minimal loss.
The HP30 was ergonomically designed to be comfortable even when worn for long periods of time. The ear pads utilize memory foam to adapt to the shape of the user’s ears for comfort as well as to provide a good acoustic seal for sound isolation. A special folding design provides a compact size for travel and storage.
"NAD has given a great deal of thought to what our headphones will bring to the table," said Greg Stidsen, director of technology and product planning at NAD. "Combining our audio know-how with the tremendous design expertise of Paul Barton and his decades of experience at the NRC, we offer full-size, in-ear headphones and now on-ear options.
"All of our headphones deliver remarkable sound, comfort, and convenience for their applications and most of all, are worthy of the NAD name. I know that headphone enthusiasts who enjoy taking their music with them will find the HP30 on-ear to be a compelling option."