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Polk Audio UltraFocus 6000i

In-ear noise-canceling headphones with in-line remote and microphone

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Overview

Our take on the Polk Audio UltraFocus 6000i

We all like to take our music everywhere we can. But we also want to be free to enjoy it. The Polk Audio UltraFocus 6000i headphones deliver on both counts. A compact, in-ear design means these pocket-sized headphones can accompany you everywhere. Their powerful noise-canceling circuitry prevents external distractions from encroaching on your favorite tunes. And because they've got Polk's highly respected audio pedigree behind them, you can count on plenty of detail, clarity, and punch from whatever music you feed these ultra-portable noise-canceling headphones.

Noise-canceling? Check. Portable? Check. Great sound? Check.

We all like to take our music everywhere we can. But we also want to be free to enjoy it. The Polk Audio UltraFocus 6000i headphones deliver on both counts. A compact, in-ear design means these pocket-sized headphones can accompany you everywhere. Their powerful noise-canceling circuitry prevents external distractions from encroaching on your favorite tunes. And because they've got Polk's highly respected audio pedigree behind them, you can count on plenty of detail, clarity, and punch from whatever music you feed these ultra-portable noise-canceling headphones.

Let in external noise on your own terms

Sometimes, you need to block out the world. Other times, you need to hear what's going on. That's why the UltraFocus 6000i headphones offer a couple of cool features to keep you tuned in when and where you need to be. The push-to-hear ambient control button is made for moments when you need to have a quick conversation. It automatically mutes your music while the built-in noise-canceling microphones pass external sound through to your ears. It's perfect for answering a quick question from a coworker in the office or asking the flight attendant for another drink.

What about those times when you want to block some noise, but still be aware of your surroundings? That's when you'll want to engage "feed forward microphone" mode. This allows some external sounds to pass through to your ears, while providing enough noise-canceling power to hear your music. It's great for busy city streets so you can hear traffic, or empty streets so you know when someone is approaching.

Built-in remote and mic for Apple devices

If you have an iPhone®, the UltraFocus 6000i headphones are ready for double duty. Not only can you control music playback and volume with the built-in three-button remote, you can take calls as well with the built-in microphone. With so many features packed into such a small headphone at such a great price, the UltraFocus 6000i make an excellent iPhone companion for anyone who spends lots of time on the road or on the go.

I expected nothing less from Polk Audio and they actually exceed my expectations with a superior noise reduction experience, excellent build quality and fit, plus a nice travel case to boot.

KRK4JC, Texas

What's in the Box:

  • Noise canceling in-ear headphones with attached 52" cable (has in-line remote control/microphone and control module with right-angle 3.5mm plug)
  • One AAA alkaline battery
  • 2 Pairs of StayFit 3-flange silicone ear tips (small/large)
  • 2 Pairs of memory foam ear tips (small/large)
  • 3 Pairs of StayFit silicone ear tips (small/medium (installed)/large)
  • Airline adapter
  • Clothing clip
  • Semi-hard storage case
  • Owner's Manual (Eng/Fren)
  • 2 Quick Fit Guides (Eng + Fren)
  • Online Product Registration sheet

Product Highlights:

  • compact, in-ear design
  • active noise-canceling technology minimizes external distractions
  • push-to-hear ambient control button mutes your music so you can have brief conversations
  • Feed Forward microphone feature allows you to hear some outside sounds without interrupting your music
  • in-line three-button remote for controlling music playback with an iPhone, iPad, or iPod
  • built-in microphone for taking calls with an iPhone
  • Dynamic Balance® drivers for low distortion and extended, full-range sound
  • 56" tangle-resistant cable
  • frequency response: 8-25,000 Hz
  • sensitivity: 115 dB
  • impedance: 16 ohms
  • warranty: 1 year
  • Our 60-day money-back guarantee
Included accessories:
  • 7 pairs of interchangeable ear tips: 3 pairs of silicone tips, 2 pairs of flanged silicone tips, and 2 pairs of memory foam tips
  • airline adapter
  • clothing clip
  • protective carrying case
  • one "AAA" battery
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Features and Specs

General
Fit Style In-ear/Earbud
Earcup Type Closed
Earcup Width x Height 0.654" x 1.093"
Noise-canceling Yes
Bluetooth No
Mic For Taking Calls Yes
iPhone Control ---
Lightning Connector No
Android Control ---
Frequency Response 8-25k Hz
Sensitivity 115 dB
Impedance 16 Ohms
Weight 1.1 ounces
Cord Length 56"
1/4-inch Adapter Included No
Volume Control Yes
Parts Warranty 1 Year
Labor Warranty 1 Year

Product Research

Features

Overview: The Polk Audio UltraFocus 6000i in-ear headphones are made specifically for iOS devices. The in-line 3-button remote control/microphone work with your iPhone, iPod, and iPad for controlling your music, videos, and phone calls. Active Noise Canceling shuts out ambient noise, so all you hear is your music or phone call. The UltraFocus 6000i comes with a wide assortment of ear tips, an airline adapter, and a semi-hard storage case.

Optimized Active Noise Canceling: Active Noise Canceling technology uses sophisticated audio algorithms to dramatically reduce distracting outside noise by up to 15dB. ANC technology, combined with Optimized Active Tuning, creates an interior soundstage that sounds comparable to your home audio system. The Active Noise Canceling circuitry is powered by the supplied AAA battery, which provides 40-60 hours of listening. In addition to the ANC technology, the Passive Isolation technology of the sealed ear-canal design naturally minimizes external sound while boosting bass response.

Active Dynamic Balance Drivers: The 13.6mm drivers are made of PET, a lightweight, but durable material. These Active Dynamic Balance drivers are sealed into a micro-enclosure, and tuned and fitted to eliminate unwanted resonances.

Push-to-Hear Ambient Control: For those times when you temporarily want to hear external sounds, the UltraFocus 6000i's Push-to-Hear Ambient Control will instantly mute the audio signal while amplifying outside sounds to let you hear what's going on. This convenient control lets you hear and carry on a conversation without having to remove the headphones. The Push-to-Hear button is located on the in-line control module.

Attenuation Switch: The control module has a two-way switch that allows you to attenuate the audio signal by -10dB. For normal listening, the switch should be in the "0" position. If you are connected to an audio source with an excessive high level, such as an airline audio jack, you can switch to the "-10dB" position to attenuate the signal to a more listenable level.

Flat Audio Cable: The headphones are equipped with a flat, flexible planar audio cable which resists tangling. The low-friction coating on the cable helps prevent contact noise from distorting your music. The cable features StrainGuard Kevlar core technology to prevent the wire from being pulled apart at high strain areas. The headphones are terminated with a gold-plated 3.5mm connector that has been designed to fit through the opening on most smartphone and portable audio player cases. An airline adapter, with dual 3.5mm plugs, is also included.

Multiple Ear Tips: The headphones come with multiple sizes and styles of ear tips. Properly fitted ear tips help you to eliminate extraneous noise, experience greater bass response, and enjoy better tonal balance. Correctly-fitting ear tips also feel more comfortable. Polk includes three pairs of StayFit Silicone Tips (small, medium, and large), two pairs of Stayfit 3-Flange Silicone Tips (small and large), and two pairs of Memory Foam Tips (small and large).

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2 questions already asked

Using them now, confirming not noise canceling thru mic. The ambient air is the source for all sound any device applies noise canceling. There is no technology to try and distinguish speech from any other ambient noise, so I am quite sure there is no device which can do what you are looking for [ BRIAN  Mar 23, 2015 ]
iam sorry I really don't know never tried using it [ eric  Mar 21, 2015 ]
I don't know whether they do or not...the few times I have used them while mowing, I never used the phone....good question! [ gregory  Mar 21, 2015 ]
SORRY, BUT I RARELY USE THESE 'PHONES WITH MY IPHONE FOR MAKING CALLS. I PURCHASED THEM FOR THEIR AUDIO CAPABILITIES. [ GEORGE R.  Mar 21, 2015 ]
Can these be used unplugged but with active noise canceling on? [ E Yun  Jul 16, 2014 ]
YES THEY SHOULD BE COMPATIBLE AS LONG AS THE JACK FIT,S THE STEREO pHONO pLUG INPUT [ ROBERT P  Jan 27, 2014 ]
Certainly. These can be used with any device - however, the mic and remote are only compatible with iOS devices. [ Jeff  Jan 16, 2014 ]  Staff
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