Good looks run in the family

Why do our customers love Polk Audio as much as we do? Probably because they know the importance of making audio gear that's gorgeous to look at and listen to. Continuing with that tradition, Polk has designed the beautiful Hinge headphones. With a smooth protein leather covering over the length of the aluminum headband, these headphones practically demand to be worn. Their cool factor is sure to catch discerning eyes with its old-school looks that are anything but garish.

Beauty is not skin deep

Polk has never let fashion trump their guiding mission of giving music lovers entry to the world of high-quality sound for an affordable admission. The Hinge is no exception. Polk's proprietary Dynamic Balance tuning regulates the internal resonances of the drivers and housing to keep distortion from mucking up your music. Each of the 40mm drivers has been tuned to produce accurate, immersive sound so you can experience your music as it was intended by the artist.

But are they comfy?

Even the best-looking, best-sounding headphones only get used if they fit comfortably on your head. The Hinge's plush padding on the headband and earcups ensure you won't hesitate to put these on your ears and keep them there for a while. When you're done listening, fold them up for easy storage. After all, you didn't think a headphone named “Hinge” wouldn't fold up, did you?

In-line remote for Apple® devices

The Hinge includes a 48-inch cable with a built-in remote and microphone for taking calls with an iPhone®. The three-button remote also offers track and volume control for listening to music with your iPhone, iPod®, or iPad®.

Product Highlights:

  • 48" single-sided, detachable mini cable with in-line remote
  • three-button remote lets you take calls, control music playback, and adjust volume with your iPhone, iPod, or iPad
  • built-in microphone for taking calls with an iPhone
  • Polk's patented Dynamic Balance tuning minimizes driver and system resonances for clear sound with low distortion
  • 40mm dynamic drivers
  • aluminum headband with protein leather covering
  • folding design for compact storage
  • drawstring travel bag included
  • frequency response: 10-21,500 Hz
  • impedance: 32 ohms
  • warranty: 1 year
  • Our 60-day money-back guarantee

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What's in the box?

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  • On-ear headphone (black/off white)
  • 48" Cable with in-line mic/remote (straight 2.5mm sub-mini plug on one end and right-angled 3.5mm mini plug on other end)
  • Cloth storage pouch
  • Headphone manual
  • Quick Fit Guide
  • Product Model/Serial Number sheet

Features and Specs

General
Fit Style On-ear
Earcup Type Closed
Noise-canceling No
Bluetooth No
Frequency Response 10-21.5k Hz
Sensitivity 107 dB
Impedance 32 Ohms
Weight 7.6 ounces
Cord Length 48"
Airline Adapter Included No
iPod Control Yes
Volume Control Yes
Built-in Microphone Yes
Parts Warranty 1 Year
Labor Warranty 1 Year

Product Research

Features

Overview: The Polk Audio Hinge headphones are a part of the Polk Heritage Collection. These on-ear headphones have a padded aluminum headband and soft, padded earcups. They fold for easy storage, so you can take them with you as you travel. The Hinge comes with a detachable 48" cable and a soft, brushed cloth travel pouch.

Drivers: The Hinge features 40mm Dynamic Balance drivers. Polk Optimized Electro-acoustic Tuning (POET) delivers that legendary rich, accurate Polk sound to your ears. Dynamic Balance tuning eliminates distortion from the headphones, so you hear nothing but pure sound.

In-line Remote/Microphone: The Hinge has an in-line 3-button remote control and microphone to control your music and phone calls. The remote is fully compatible with iPod nano (4th generation and later), iPod classic (120 GB and 160 GB), iPod touch (2nd generation and later, iPhone (5, 4S, 4, 3GS), iPad (3rd generation and later, iPad mini, iPad 2 and iPad), and iPod shuffle. The outer buttons on the remote control volume up and volume down. The center button controls answers and hangs up phone calls (one press), music play and pause (one press), skip to next track (two presses), and skip to previous track or beginning of current track (three presses).

Specifications:

  • Total Frequency Response: 10 to 21,500 Hz
  • Maximum Sensitivity: 107 dB
  • Nominal Impedance: 32 ohms

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Polk Audio Hinge

Written By I.M., Newton , Ma on Saturday, December 20, 2014

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Very comfortable, nice sound

Pros: Good sound

Cons: No instructions enclosed re: operating mute button and volume control

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Written By Anonymous, Warren , ohio on Sunday, February 02, 2014

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Good product! I would recommend to anyone looking for affordable quality!

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