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Overview: The Polk Audio UltraFocus 8000 LE (limited
edition) is a high-performance over-ear headphone with Active Noise Canceling
(ANC) and on-board controls for iPhone, iPod, and iPad. Based on the UltraFocus
8000, this limited edition model adds a beautiful white finish with brown padded
ear cups and headband, and comes with a semi-hard zippered storage case.
Active Dynamic Balance Drivers: Dynamic Balance is Polk
Audio's patented advanced analysis of a speaker's entire electro-acoustic and
mechanical system. It helps Polk to select better materials and more efficient
geometry. With deep analysis, Polk engineers can pinpoint and eliminate things
that reduce performance before they become a part of the finished product. The
miniature polymer drivers in UltraFocus Series headphones are specially tuned to
produce a flat, uncolored frequency response. This true transparency reveals a
wide dynamic range, with sharp details, and no hint of strain. The UltraFocus
8000 LE employs Active Dynamic Balance drivers made of lightweight, durable PET
material, in a sealed micro-enclosure, tuned and fitted to eliminate resonances
with optimized damping. Active Dynamic Balance technology is an exclusive
combination of ANC (Active Noise Canceling) and Polk's patented Dynamic Balance
material tuning process.
Optimized Active Noise Canceling: Active Noise Canceling
technology uses sophisticated audio algorithms to silence distracting outside
noise. Polk Audio goes one step further with UltraFocus headphones. They use Optimized
Active Tuning to work in tandem with the ANC technology, enhancing audio
performance beyond that of ordinary headphones. Whether you're traveling by
airplane, train, or bus; walking along a busy street; or working out in the gym
Polk's UltraFocus Active Noise Canceling Headphones give you a refuge from
all the noise. They deliver the kind of audio performance you expect from a home
audio system; expansive, detailed, engrossing, with deep bass response. Polk ANC
technology is capable of up to 15dB of extraneous noise cancellation.
Push-to-Hear Ambient Control: The "Push-to-Hear" Ambient
Control lets you instantly mute the audio
and amplify outside sounds in the frequency range of the human voice. This
allows you to carry on a conversation with another person without
removing the headphones. The Ambient Control button is found on the
Right ear cup.
3-Button Remote Control + Mic: The UltraFocus 8000 LE features
a 3-button remote and a microphone (located on the Right ear cup) that are
compatible with iPod, iPhone, and iPad. The
integrated remote lets you control your music playback, including play/pause, change tracks, adjust volume, or
take a call (iPhone) without touching the device. The built-in
microphone supports both voice control (for iPod/iPhone/iPad) and hands-free
communication (iPhone). The headphones support audio from any device with a
headphone output, but very limited control with non-Apple devices.
Battery Powered: Two "AAA" batteries (included) provide
between 40-60 hours of normal ANC usage. The batteries are inserted into the Left
headphones cannot be used with dead batteries or without batteries.
Over-the-Ear Cushioned Ear Cups: The UltraFocus 8000 LE
headphones features soft-cushioned over-the-ear pads and an
adjustable padded headband for hours of comfortable listening.
Detachable 55" Headphone Cable: The UltraFocus 8000 LE headphones
have a single-sided, detachable headphone cable. The 55" headphone cable
features a tangle-free planar (flat) design with StrainGuard technology to
protect stress points. The headphone cable plugs into the Left ear cup.
Connectors & Adapters: These UltraFocus 8000 LE headphones
employ a gold-plated 3.5mm connector and come with an assortment of adapters:
- 1/4" Adapter: for use with many home audio components
- 2.5mm Adapter: for use with select mobile devices, such
- Skype Adapter: for use with Skype phones
- Airplane Adapter: for use with the dual 3.5mm jacks
found on most airlines
- Attenuating Adapter: attenuates the incoming signal by
-10dB in case the airline's audio signal is too high
Carrying Case: The UltraFocus 8000 LE comes with a convenient
travel case for storage and transportation. It has a mesh, zippered storage
pocket for your adapters and extra batteries.