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Nuforce NE-700M

Portable headphones with in-line remote and microphone

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Item #: 773NE700M
 

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Enjoy premium quality sound and looks for a down-to-earth price with the NuForce NE-700M in-ear monitors. These handsome, smoky-bronze earphones deliver surprising levels of detail and refinement rarely found in such modestly priced models. Their solid machined aluminum housings help resist performance-robbing vibration and resonance, while providing added durability and a high-quality feel. Wide-range, titanium-coated drivers provide spacious soundstaging and exceptional transparency. From the clear, open reverberation of a brass cymbal to the deep, rolling thunder of a powerful bass run, you'll hear your music with new-found realism and clarity.

Switch easily between calls and music on your smartphone
The NE-700Ms come with an in-line microphone and remote for convenient operation with an iPhone®, Blackberry®, or other select smartphones. That means you can take calls and control basic music playback without even touching your phone.

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Highlights:

  • in-ear design provides natural sound isolation
  • in-line microphone and answer button for use with iPhone®, BlackBerry®, and other compatible music-enabled phones
  • solid, machined aluminum earbud housings minimize vibration and resonance for clearer sound
  • 8mm titanium-coated drivers for extended, high-definition bass and superb imaging
  • frequency response: 20-20,000 Hz
  • impedance: 16 ohms
  • 54" cable with 3.5mm headphone plug
  • includes four sizes of soft rubber ear tips
  • carrying pouch
  • warranty: 1 year
  • Our 60-day money-back guarantee

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Features and Specs
General
Fit Style In-ear
Earcup Type Closed
Noise-canceling No
Bluetooth No
Frequency Response 20-20k Hz
Sensitivity 105 dB
Impedance 16 Ohms
Weight 0.6 ounces
Cord Length 54"
Airline Adapter Included No
iPod Control Yes
Volume Control No
Built-in Microphone Yes
Parts Warranty 1 Year
Labor Warranty 1 Year
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  • In-ear headphones with in-line microphone (attached 54" cord terminated by a male 3.5mm connector)
  • 3 Pair of silicone single-flange ear-tips (S/M/L)
  • 1 Pair of silicone dual-flange ear-tips
  • Soft carrying pouch
  • Owner's Manual

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Specifications

Features

Wide-Range Drivers: The NuForce NE-700M in-ear headphones feature wide-range drivers encased in machined aluminum chassis designed to minimize vibration and resonance. The drivers' titanium-coating delivers an exceptionally clear, extended bass, and distortion-free holographic imaging.

Sound Isolation Eartips: Multiple eartip sizes are included to provide a perfect fit to seal out noise.

54" Headphone Cable: The NE-700M features an attached 54" two-sided round headphone cable.

Note: To reduce rustling noise due to cord or eartip movement while jogging or walking, loop the cable around the ear (from front to back).

3.5mm Connector: The NuForce NE-700M's headphone cable is terminated by a straight male 3.5mm connector that is compatible with most portable audio players and mobile phones. The 3.5mm connector is gold-plated for excellent signal transfer.

Microphone and Remote: The in-line remote and microphone let you answer phone calls and control music playback when used with compatible phones and iPods. Compatible iPods and iPhones are listed in the chart below; other compatible phones include select models using a TRRS headphone jack (other than iPhone, nu Force specifically lists only the BlackBerry Storm). Remote control functions include answer call, end call, play, pause, skip forward, and skip backward.

Apple Compatibility Chart: The nu Force NE-700M is compatible with the following Apple iPod, iPhone, and iPad models (as of August 2011):

iPod/iPhone Model Generation Audio Playback Music Control Mic Phone Control
shuffle 1st Y N N N
2nd Y N N N
3rd Y N N N
4th Y N N N
dock connector 3rd Y N N N
clickwheel/color screen 4th Y N N N
mini 1st Y N N N
2nd Y N N N
video 5th Y N N N
classic 1st gen-80/160GB Y N N N
2nd gen-120GB Y Y Y N
3rd gen-160GB Y Y Y N
iPod nano 1st Y N N N
2nd Y N N N
3rd Y N N N
4th Y Y Y N
5th Y Y Y N
6th Y Y Y N
iPod touch 1st Y N N N
2nd Y Y N N
3rd Y Y Y N
4th Y Y Y N
iPhone 2G Y N N N
3G Y Y Y Y
3GS Y Y Y Y
4 Y Y Y Y
4S Y Y Y Y
iPad 1 Y Y Y N
2 Y Y Y N

Note: May require the latest iPod/iPhone software update. The remote and microphone are supported by iPod nano (4th/5th/6th generation), iPod classic (2nd generation 120/3rd generation 160GB-introduced in 2009), iPod touch (3rd/4th gen), iPhone (3G/3GS/4), and iPad; as well as MacBook, MacBook Pro, and Mac Pro (2009 models). The remote (only) is also supported by the 2nd generation iPod touch. Audio is supported by all iPod models.

Carrying Pouch: The NE-700M comes with a cloth carrying pouch to store the headphones when not in use.

Specifications

Earphones:

  • Driver Size: 8mm
  • Impedance: 16 Ohms
  • Frequency Response: 20 Hz to 20 kHz
  • Rated Power: 3 mW
  • Maximum Input Power: 10 mW
  • Sensitivity: 105 dB (+/-3dB)
  • Plug: 3.5mm

Microphone

  • Sensitivity: -38dB (+/-3dB)
  • Directivity: Omni-directional
  • Maximum SPL: 115 db
 
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4 out of 5

Nutones

Written By Iceman, Pa. on Tuesday, May 22, 2012
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A bit expensive, sound quality is above average. The wires get tangled up together rather easily.
Pros:
Sound quality and fit. Great for riding with a half helmet. Right earphone has a red band so you get it right the first time.
Cons:
Wires tangle easily. To expensive, No use for the left earbuds phone answering switch.
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5 out of 5

Great all around

Written By Lewis, Washington, D.C. on Monday, March 05, 2012
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I love these headphones. The sound is very balanced and articulate, with a little extra bass response. There is a very fine line between too much bass and too little with in-ear type headphones, and these get it just right. I have owned many in-ear phones from many different manufactures ranging in price from $50 to $150, and the Nuforce NE-700M and 700X are by far my favorite. The Nuforce earpieces are comfortable, and the fit is perfect for my ears. I have had a lot of trouble with the fit of other designs, and none at all with these. The particular rubber material that the ear tips are made out of grips to form a nice, very comfortable seal that stays put. If you've given up on in-ear headphones because you haven't been able to find a comfortable fit with other designs, you might want to give these a try. The driver housings are nicely constructed and are a bit lager than the competition, but not bulky when inserted. I've owned 3 pair of the 700Xs, which are identical in construction but without the microphone/controller, and I can say that the drivers hold up very well. I bought the 700Ms when my last pair of 700Xs failed due to a break in the wire at the plug (my fault), and Crutchfield was sold out of the 700Xs. I have an iphone, so the microphone is useful, but as other reviewers have mentioned, it doesn't include volume controls. It's also cylindrical, so it takes a little fiddling to find the single button action. This is not really a big problem though.
Pros:
Really nice, refined sound. Just the right amount of base. No-nonsense earpiece design that fits and fits comfortably. Solid driver housing. Stylish without being gaudy or trendy. The cable insulation resists tangling and doesn't transmit vibrations to the earpieces like many designs. The cable is a good length.
Cons:
The mic/controller is missing volume controls and is a bit difficult to use. There are little ridges to guide you where to push to activate the single button, but it's hard to feel and it takes me 2 or 3 seconds each time I want to pause or pick up a call. Not a big deal though, and otherwise, it works fine. I wish the point where the cable connects to the plug were a little more robust, but that's the case with all such headphones.
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4 out of 5

Good stuff.

Written By T-bird87, Springfield, VT on Sunday, February 05, 2012
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I use these headphones mainly with my iPod on the go, but also with my Creative X-fi USB DAC on my pc. While writing this I am listening to a bit of classical/bluegrass/celtic fusion. Overall construction is very nice, the metal casings being very solid and the several sizes of rubber tips snap on nicely. The cord is pretty standard, but with a nice half metal half plastic encased divider where it splits in to two. The remote isn't as great as some I've used. One button to pause, skip forward, and reverse. Always find myself fiddling with it a bit. Plug is gold plated which is a plus, not many at this price range offer this. Overall, build quality is very good, I am not afraid to stuff them in my pocket on the go (untangling is often fun), although they do include a small carry bag, I don't find myself using it. Now on to sound quality... Frequency response is wide and predominantly full, the only hole I can hear is somewhere around 1khz, but really nothing outstanding, and nothing that can't be compensated for in EQ settings. Bass response is supprisingly strong from about 40hz and up, obviously dynamic but at the same time not too punchy. Mid range is well presented, some minor EQ adjustments required. Highs are fantastic. Very clear and crisp. Soundstage and imaging are wonderful as well. You will hear things never heard before in your music. Overall, absoloutely worth the money, and Crutchfield, the best place to buy!
Pros:
Sound quality is excelent for the price. Isolation is also good, letting though minimal sound and only at certain frequencies.
Cons:
The only complaint I have about them is the cord. Very standard, the same as you might find on a $10 set. But don't let it deter you.
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