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NAD Viso HP50 headphone: An audiophile-grade headphone that won't break the bankThe well-designed and comfortable NAD Viso HP50 ($300) is all about clean, very accurate sound, making it an audiophile favorite.
[MUSIC] I'm David Carnoy from cnet.com. And this is the NAD Viso HP50 over ear headphone. Which sells for around $300. And it's become an audiophile favorite because it produces very accurate sound, and is comfortable to wear. Headphones comes in three colors. Black, red, and the white you see here. It's well constructed yet barely lightweight for a full size headphone. As far as extras go, it comes with two detachable cables, one of which has an integrated Apple friendly three button remote and microphone and the headphone folds flat and comes with a nice carrying case. Plus a little bucket to hold your cables and airplane adapter. As I said, this is a comfortable headphone, and the ear cups are plushly padded with memory foam, and do a good job sealing out ambient noise. In terms of sound, this headphone plays it straight down the middle. It's not bright or bassy, and it still manages to sound big and spacious despite being a closed back headphone. It's a very natural sounding headphone and will bring out the best in well recorded material with excellent detail and as I said, accurate total balance, you can find headphones that offer a bit fuller, richer sound, like the second generation Sennheiser Momentum but the VISO HP50 reproduces dynamic contrast and shadings more clearly than the Momentum. If you want a more complete analysis of the headphone audio quality go to our text review, but the quick is this is an excellent sounding headphone that will appeal to audiophiles who don't have the deepest pockets. I'm David Cardoy and that's the NAD Viso HP50 thanks for watching.