[Pre-order] Altec Lansing UHP805 Premium Noise Cancelling Headphones - £17.99 delivered @ Play.com (RRP £89.99) - HotUKDeals
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Pre-order. | Due for release on 12/12/2008

£70+ @ most other sites

UHP805 are a premium overEar Noise Cancelling Headphones. New MP3 players and other portable digital devices all come with headphones. The problem is, their quality may be an afterthought. After all, device manufacturers are into devices, not headphones. That's why Altec Lansing developed the Upgrader series of headphones - to give consumers a step up when replacing headphones. All Upgrader series headphone models are designed to offer great sound. But more than that, they provide a better, more customised fit for exceptional comfort.

Perfect for travel / airplane
Noise cancelling
In-line volume and mute control
Airline dual plug adapter
Premium ear pads
Neoprene carry case
Gold-plated plug
40 hours on 1AAA battery (included)
Specifications:
Driver: Studio grade 40mm high power neodymium drivers
Noise isolation: -14dB+/-2dB
Input sensitivity: >85 dB / mW
Impedance: 32 Ohms
Cable: Long 59" (1.5m) Tangle free cloth cable
Weight: 7.2oz
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#1
#2
How are they customised?
Is it not one size fits all?
#3
Good deal, but I'm concerned about ear safety with active noise cancelling headphones. As I understand it, they cancel noise by inverting the phase of the external noise and mixing that with the sound from your music player, and it's the combination of correct-phase external sound and inverted-phase internal sound that creates the effect of silence.

The bit that concerns me is the idea of pumping loud inverted waves into my ear drums. Does noise cancelling technology like this actually put a greater sound pressure on my earphones with sounds that it can't detect, or does it genuinely mean that I can listen at quieter, safer volumes?
#4
dxx
Good deal, but I'm concerned about ear safety with active noise cancelling headphones. As I understand it, they cancel noise by inverting the phase of the external noise and mixing that with the sound from your music player, and it's the combination of correct-phase external sound and inverted-phase internal sound that creates the effect of silence.

The bit that concerns me is the idea of pumping loud inverted waves into my ear drums. Does noise cancelling technology like this actually put a greater sound pressure on my earphones with sounds that it can't detect, or does it genuinely mean that I can listen at quieter, safer volumes?


But the up wave will cancel out the down wave so there will be no waves going in to your ear. The noise is cancelled BEFORE it gets to your ears so all you hear is the music (as well as some outside noise out side the range of the NC circuitry).
#5
How do these compare to the £9.99 Sennheiser from yesterday? Can an iPod / MP3 portable device power these sufficiently for high enough bass/volume?
#6
Cant find any reviews after a quick google search.
Have pre ordered though.
Amazon have these in stock for 79.99

Heat and Rep added.
#7
Hot, but not confident that the price is going to be honoured.
#9
Brewer
How do these compare to the £9.99 Sennheiser from yesterday? Can an iPod / MP3 portable device power these sufficiently for high enough bass/volume?


Don't know about the Senn's but most MP3 players should be fine with these. I use my iPod Shuffle with my Bose QC2s just fine. It all depends on the impedance of the headphones and the amp on the MP3 player but unless you go to top end headphones then driving it won't really be a problem.

If you want it louder then I recommend the Boostaroo.

And if you want to get silly then this one for £179.99 would be nice!
#10
I've ordered it, can't be worse than any other headsets in this price range if the rrp is over £80.
#11
Almost certainly a misprice.
But ... fingers crossed eh.
#12
was going to say must resist but then what the hell... keerching
#13
got my order in, H&R added thanks.

Hope they honour it!!!
#14
Lets hope this turns out better then that hp wireless printer eh?
#15
heat added:thumbsup:
#16
No it's not a misprint. The price is as it says, £17.99 and yes Play will honour that price, why wouldn't they? So stop wasting time debating what is clearly an outstanding bargain and go place your order now ffs!
#17
ordered...fingers crossed
#18
AltecUser
No it's not a misprint. The price is as it says, £17.99 and yes Play will honour that price, why wouldn't they? So stop wasting time debating what is clearly an outstanding bargain and go place your order now ffs!


On what authority do you say this? It looks like a misprice to me. They wouldn't honour it if the cost of the goods to them is greater than this price, which I imagine is likely to be the case. Still ordered and hoping, but not expecting. Especially after inevitable spam from this site.
#19
AltecUser
No it's not a misprint. The price is as it says, £17.99 and yes Play will honour that price, why wouldn't they? So stop wasting time debating what is clearly an outstanding bargain and go place your order now ffs!


ooooooooooo....now now
#20
AltecUser
No it's not a misprint. The price is as it says, £17.99 and yes Play will honour that price, why wouldn't they? So stop wasting time debating what is clearly an outstanding bargain and go place your order now ffs!


Yes the site says its £17.99 but play have a long recent history of misprices. And no they dont alway honour the misprice. Do some research such as the hp printer link on the first page before making such an arrogant first comment.

Welcome to HUKD btw :-D
banned#21
surely people wouldnt walk around the streets with these on their head? ;)
#22
fab -thanks. Another pressie sorted :D
#23
csiman
surely people wouldnt walk around the streets with these on their head? ;)


Dude its so indie to walk round with big phones like these round your neck with a pair of castrating skinny jeans and one of your grandads cardigans...:p
#24
dxx
The bit that concerns me is the idea of pumping loud inverted waves into my ear drums. Does noise cancelling technology like this actually put a greater sound pressure on my earphones with sounds that it can't detect, or does it genuinely mean that I can listen at quieter, safer volumes?


don't forget that the sound isn't being forced into your ears like water from a hosepipe - the wavelengths cancelling one another out means that your eardrums are not detecting 'movement' of sound waves... if the waves were being cancelled out at some point between your ear and your brain, via a skull implant, you might rightly worry about what's happening to your ear that you don't know about... but the cancelling is happening pre-eardrum...
#25
mrpink123
On what authority do you say this? It looks like a misprice to me. They wouldn't honour it if the cost of the goods to them is greater than this price, which I imagine is likely to be the case. Still ordered and hoping, but not expecting. Especially after inevitable spam from this site.


Because I arranged/sold the deal to Play...good enough authority? :thumbsup:
#26
csiman
surely people wouldnt walk around the streets with these on their head? ;)


I think they're mostly aimed at departure lounge electronic shops, to compete with the super-expensive Bose headsets people use to get some rest on planes...
Other than on planes, and apart from on the tube in London which can be very loud, I can't think of anywhere in normal life that background noise cancellation is as essential...........?
#27
AltecUser
Because I arranged/sold the deal to Play...good enough authority? :thumbsup:


Ah, yes, I should have noticed the professional tone of your post :roll:
#28
mrpink123
Ah, yes, I should have noticed the professional tone of your post :roll:


;-)
#29
AltecUser
Because I arranged/sold the deal to Play...good enough authority? :thumbsup:


To be honest I dont believe a word of it, but even if I did, I wouldn't purchase a pair purely on the basis that you seem to have a complete lack of respect for your potential customers
#30
Can i use them without the noise cancelling if i wanted to? and if i did any clue as to the sound quality?
#31
AltecUser
Because I arranged/sold the deal to Play...good enough authority? :thumbsup:


Could you tell me what the size of the jack plug is on the end of the headphone cable, please?
(Or are many included that stack on top of each other?)

Thanks.

BFN,

fp.
#32
beawolf44
Can i use them without the noise cancelling if i wanted to? and if i did any clue as to the sound quality?

Yes i belive u can turn off the sound cancelling. i managed to find a review of it. Google! :thumbsup:
http://www.testseek.com/home_electronics/hifi/headphones/altec_lansing_uhp805_-p-30038368-4a6a-1edc-7d74-5526a5deffb6.html
#33
AltecUser
No it's not a misprint. The price is as it says, £17.99 and yes Play will honour that price, why wouldn't they? So stop wasting time debating what is clearly an outstanding bargain and go place your order now ffs!



Clearly you have never bought from Play.com ..... I'm still waiting for my James Bond movies .... perhaps I can tell them that you promised they will honour the price?
#34
Apparently you'll need an AAA battery to activate the noise cancelling. :)
#35
khaichee
Yes i belive u can turn off the sound cancelling. i managed to find a review of it. Google! :thumbsup:
http://www.testseek.com/home_electronics/hifi/headphones/altec_lansing_uhp805_-p-30038368-4a6a-1edc-7d74-5526a5deffb6.html

Thanks kaichee, ordered!!
#36
Think its included....
40 hours on 1AAA battery (included)
#37
can these be used for the gym? sweat in ears and all?
#38
Shame I wont have these for my flight on Saturday morning.

Still, ordered as looks good to me! Cheers Edi!
#39
They look hideous.
#40
Can these be used without music or sound being fed through them, i.e. on a plane to cut down noise when you want to sleep, or would that not really be practical?

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