NAD Electronics has introduced the VISO HP70, a wireless, full-size headphone with Active Noise Cancellation (ANC), Tri-Mode operation and the company’s RoomFeel technology
The VISO HP70 is NAD’s first wireless headphone and employs Tri-Mode operation which means the headphone can be operated in three different ways: Active with ANC, Active only or Passive mode.
Including 15 hours of run time in Bluetooth or Active modes, Passive mode is offered for those who have a dedicated amplifier or when the built-in power pack is running low.
RoomFeel makes music sound “more natural”, said the company, by considering the effects of the room on music playback. This EQ uses the DSP capabilities of the HP70s Bluetooth chipset.
The HP70 features aptX HD over a Bluetooth wireless connection. There are also two different wired modes of operation – 3.5mm wired connection or via USB from the computer which also recharges the batteries. The HP70 comes supplied with a recharging cable.
Weighing 320g, the design includes multi-axis adjustable ear cups, enabling the HP70 to fold flat. It comes supplied with a case for travel or storage. Tangle-free cords are supplied for wired connection and for USB connection to a computer. The headphone also can be paired to most smartphones and used for phone conversations. A “listen through mode” allows you to momentarily listen to the outside world as well as have the ability to answer a connected phone. Two built-in, hands-free mics provide enhanced clarity. Price is $399.
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James'8th April 2018 at 3:14 am
Is the battery AA like it is on the PSB m4u 8? Replaceable by normal AAs battery if you want thanks
Paul Rigby8th April 2018 at 10:07 am
Hi James – NAD stipulate that you shouldn’t go there, basically 🙂 It says that the Lithium battery should only be changed via a NAD dealer. Hence, unless you know what you’re doing…
James10th April 2018 at 2:08 pm
Oh ok thanks for the reply Mr Rigby, I’m a fan of both PSB and Nad gear love their stuff 👍🏻 Its a bit of a let down though the battery on the Nad HP 70 isn’t user replaceable, I prefer the build and design of the Nad over the PSB m4u 8, they should sound very close being sister companies.
Paul Rigby10th April 2018 at 2:14 pm
Hi James- I wouldn’t worry too much about the battery life on the headphones. It should last a long time, I reckon and I have not heard any user issues with them, so there does not appear to be any problems re faults and so on. Use the headphones with confidence, therefore. Then, if an unlikely issue occurs, contact the company or a dealer direct and, if you have any problems in securing a battery, come and talk to me and I’ll help you as best I can.
James14th April 2018 at 12:33 pm
True Paul but I’m mostly saying that the use of normal AAs batteries as a back up to the included rechargable ones like the PSB m4u 8 has is a design flaw in my opinion, with the Nad HP 70, I travel a lot and having a option to use normal batteries that you can buy at pretty much any local shop around the world is a big plus,
Paul Rigby15th April 2018 at 12:03 pm
Hi James – fair point and one other brands would do to consider.