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NAD Viso HP70 Bluetooth Headphones with ANC £199 at Seven Oaks Audio
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NAD Viso HP70 Bluetooth Headphones with ANC £199 at Seven Oaks Audio

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Posted 6th Apr
The wireless version of the NAD Viso HP50, which still stands up as one of the best portable headphones after launching in 2013. I purchased these headphones a few months and, to my ears, these are the best sounding portable Bluetooth headphones on the market when listened to in any mode. Hell, I'd recommend these as possibly the best wired headphones currently at this price point, the addition of wireless and Bluetooth modes are just bonuses. The ANC isn't class leading so I'd still opt for the Bose NC700/QC35 or Sony WH1000MX3 if that's your greatest concern, but it does a decent job (I was able to comfortably sleep through a 10 hour transatlantic flight for the first time in years) and they're definitely the best sounding pair on the market when listened to in ANC mode.

(one thing to note, it has aptxHD listed in the specs but the product description only mentions regular aptX. They do in fact support aptX HD)

Wireless Active Noise Cancelling HD Headphones

Since 1972, NAD Electronics has established a reputation for delivering rich, detailed sound to audio enthusiasts everywhere. Where once this engaging sound could only be heard within the confines of a home, NAD expanded their line to include three high-performing headphones that perfectly captured NAD’s signature sound. NAD has now made this acoustic phenomenon portable with the NAD VISO HP70 Wireless Active Noise Cancelling HD headphone. Brimming with the same advanced technologies that have defined past NAD headphone models, including RoomFeel™, the NAD HP70 looks forward as NAD’s first Active Noise Cancelling headphone. Easily tune out the clamour of the world and fall away into the music you love. Featuring three listening modes, as well as Bluetooth® aptX™, the NAD HP70 allows you to listen to your favourite songs anywhere you want in lush, vivid realism.

Incredible Performance
Don’t get tied down with wires. The NAD HP70 headphone offers all the details of a live musical performance and are enhanced with Bluetooth® aptX™ HD technology so you can enjoy CD-quality sound, no matter where you listen. Infused with Active Noise Cancelling and RoomFeel™, an innovative technology that delivers the full range sound of a high performance loudspeaker inside of a room, the NAD HP70 instantly transports you inside a soundstage that is more expansive and detailed than anything you’ve heard before.

Choose How You Listen
With three built-in listening modes, you can listen to your HP70 headphones in passive, amplified or active noise cancelling mode. This gives you the flexibility to maximize your listening experience at home, or on the go with up to fifteen hours of battery life for wireless use as well as battery-free in passive mode. With the NAD HP70, you finally get a pair of top performing headphones that allow you to listen to music the way you want.

Total Comfort. Complete Control.
With its sleek, lightweight over-ear design, the NAD HP70 keeps you comfortable during those long listening sessions. Easily take calls, skip songs, and control the volume of your favourite tracks right from your headphones with the high-clarity, dual beam-forming microphones and button controls integrated directly into the ear cups. Listening to music has never been so simple.
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How are these really any objective measurements? Compared to hd598? Comfy for pc use /gaming?
jaffamuffin06/04/2020 12:37

How are these really any objective measurements? Compared to hd598? …How are these really any objective measurements? Compared to hd598? Comfy for pc use /gaming?


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jaffamuffin06/04/2020 12:37

How are these really any objective measurements? Compared to hd598? …How are these really any objective measurements? Compared to hd598? Comfy for pc use /gaming?


Measurements can be found here. I owned the 598s a long time ago and it's been a few years since I've had the opportunity to try a pair, but if my memory serves then I wouldn't consider these a strict upgrade for indoor use unless you need the isolation of a pair of closed-backs. The larger earcups of the 598s will be comfier for longer, and while the "roomfeel" tech of the HP70s does do a great job of improving the imaging compared to other sealed headphones, it still doesn't match the soundstage of a pair of proper open-backs like the 598s.
Massive hahaha who in their right mind is gonna rock about in public with them, lockdown or not 👈
Jamesy35007/04/2020 04:04

Massive hahaha who in their right mind is gonna rock about in public with …Massive hahaha who in their right mind is gonna rock about in public with them, lockdown or not 👈


Certainly in London quite a few people have no issue looking like cybermen.
A size comparison against for anyone interested, with the HP50s used as a stand-in. The HP70 is roughly the same size with a redesigned headband that's more rounded and doesn't have the same awkward "flat" top as the HP50s (that singlehandedly stopped me buying the HP50s back in 2013). This is them compared to the most popular options in this category of premium wireless headphones, most have ANC but a few don't. Besides the chunkier headband they're mostly in the same ballpark when it comes to earcup size.

Row 1: NAD Viso HP50, Sony WH1000XM3, Bowers & Wilkins PX7
Row 2: Sennheiser Momentum Wireless 3, V Moda Crossfade Wireless 2, Bose NC 700
Row 3: Beats Studio 3, Microsoft Surface Headphones, Audio Technica ATH M50X Wireless
Row 4: Jabra Elite 85H, Bang & Olufsen H9i, Plantronics Backbeat Pro 2

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Edited by: "ElGofre" 7th Apr
what is ANC !
ElGofre07/04/2020 14:48

Active noise cancellation.


This is off-topic but I have to ask as I hear you are the resident headphone expert. I am thinking about getting some CIEMs and have looked into Cosmic Ears CE6P as they are the most reasonably priced amongst the flagship CIEMs across all the companies I've looked at. Assuming that my budget is around the price of the CE6Ps (say £800 but there is flexibility as long as it's not too much over it) are aware of any better options out there?

Again apologies for the off-topic question.
Loki42307/04/2020 17:24

This is off-topic but I have to ask as I hear you are the resident …This is off-topic but I have to ask as I hear you are the resident headphone expert. I am thinking about getting some CIEMs and have looked into Cosmic Ears CE6P as they are the most reasonably priced amongst the flagship CIEMs across all the companies I've looked at. Assuming that my budget is around the price of the CE6Ps (say £800 but there is flexibility as long as it's not too much over it) are aware of any better options out there?Again apologies for the off-topic question.


CIEMs are an area of "the hobby" I admittedly haven't kept up with, since the options for buying from the UK back when I was most into headphones were almost non-existent. I remember Cosmic Ears getting a lot of buzz when they first started up back around 2011 because they were offering their entry level CIEM for something ridiculous like £75 and their top offering at the time was a triple driver for about £200, however I wasn't really interested in following CIEM news that year because I had just received the first CIEMs of my own a few months earlier from the only UK-based CIEM manufacturer at the time and they were god-awful and it hurt to look at better products.

With that said, I would be inclined to recommend going for Cosmic Ears as you're currently planning. Besides being well regarded for audio/build quality and being competitive with similarly priced options, the security of having UK based production is difficult to overstate when it comes to CIEMs. Besides generally making the journey from making impressions to receiving your completed IEMs a whole lot quicker, if you have any fit issues or faults, which is fairly common, it is substantially easier to get them sent in and repaired dealing with a factory in Cheshire than it would be if they had to bounce around between here and the US or Japan, for example. If there were significantly better products then I would say to consider them because the extra headaches are worth it, but there isn't so I won't.

If you did want to look at options further afield, I would see what you can find from 64 Ears or JH Audio.
Edited by: "ElGofre" 7th Apr
ElGofre07/04/2020 17:56

CIEMs are an area of "the hobby" I admittedly haven't kept up with, since …CIEMs are an area of "the hobby" I admittedly haven't kept up with, since the options for buying from the UK back when I was most into headphones were almost non-existent. I remember Cosmic Ears getting a lot of buzz when they first started up back around 2011 because they were offering their entry level CIEM for something ridiculous like £75 and their top offering at the time was a triple driver for about £200, however I wasn't really interested in following CIEM news that year because I had just received the first CIEMs of my own a few months earlier from the only UK-based CIEM manufacturer at the time and they were god-awful and it hurt to look at better products.With that said, I would be inclined to recommend going for Cosmic Ears as you're currently planning. Besides being well regarded for audio/build quality and being competitive with similarly priced options, the security of having UK based production is difficult to overstate when it comes to CIEMs. Besides generally making the journey from making impressions to receiving your completed IEMs a whole lot quicker, if you have any fit issues or faults, which is fairly common, it is substantially easier to get them sent in and repaired dealing with a factory in Cheshire than it would be if they had to bounce around between here and the US or Japan, for example. If there were significantly better products then I would say to consider them because the extra headaches are worth it, but there isn't so I won't.If you did want to look at options further afield, I would see what you can find from 64 Ears or JH Audio.


Thanks for the reply! It's good to know that Cosmic Ears are a good and local option so shouldn't be too difficult if any issues come up. I have a few universals that I do like but I always just wonder what CIEMs are like and I guess now is a good time to dip my toes into the proverbial waters.

I take it you are mainly an over-ears headphone type of guy? If you don't mind me asking what IEMs do you currently own?
Loki42307/04/2020 18:14

Thanks for the reply! It's good to know that Cosmic Ears are a good and …Thanks for the reply! It's good to know that Cosmic Ears are a good and local option so shouldn't be too difficult if any issues come up. I have a few universals that I do like but I always just wonder what CIEMs are like and I guess now is a good time to dip my toes into the proverbial waters.I take it you are mainly an over-ears headphone type of guy? If you don't mind me asking what IEMs do you currently own?


No worries! Yeah it will make things much easier if you need the shells adjusted or anything like that, your ears are very sensitive so having a good fit is essential to be worn comfortably, so it's fairly common for people to ask for adjustments when they first receive their CIEMs as the making of impressions is still not an exact science. From the stories I've heard from other internet friends who've bought them on the back of my recommendation, their aftersales service in this regard is very good.

Yeah I generally prefer over-ears, however my IEMs do get a lot of use. I'm currently using a pair of Noble Audio Savants, a brand I completely forgot to recommend in the above post for other CIEM brands to look into beyond Cosmic- Noble make excellent sounding IEMs and, in my opinion, the best looking IEMs on the planet. The style has been emulated by a lot of other manufacturers, but back in the "old days" Noble were the pioneers of CIEM designs. I actually need a replacement for my Savants as they got damaged last year (entirely my fault) and my shoddy DIY repair job has finally come apart, so I may have to dip my toes back into the CIEM world after revisiting Cosmic's website. If I do, I blame you!
Edited by: "ElGofre" 8th Apr
ElGofre08/04/2020 08:43

No worries! Yeah it will make things much easier if you need the shells …No worries! Yeah it will make things much easier if you need the shells adjusted or anything like that, your ears are very sensitive so having a good fit is essential to be worn comfortably, so it's fairly common for people to ask for adjustments when they first receive their CIEMs as the making of impressions is still not an exact science. From the stories I've heard from other internet friends who've bought them on the back of my recommendation, their aftersales service in this regard is very good.Yeah I generally prefer over-ears, however my IEMs do get a lot of use. I'm currently using a pair of Noble Audio Savants, a brand I completely forgot to recommend in the above post for other CIEM brands to look into beyond Cosmic- Noble make excellent sounding IEMs and, in my opinion, the best looking IEMs on the planet. The style has been emulated by a lot of other manufacturers, but back in the "old days" Noble were the pioneers of CIEM designs. I actually need a replacement for my Savants as they got damaged last year (entirely my fault) and my shoddy DIY repair job has finally come apart, so I may have to dip my toes back into the CIEM world after revisiting Cosmic's website. If I do, I blame you!


I heard CIEMs are very difficult to insert at first as it takes time getting used to it. I'd be worried about whether it would be a fit issue or just me not knowing how to insert it in correctly.

I agree with you on Noble creating the best looking IEMs on the planet, even their universal wizard designed IEMs look great as well (there is a hefty premium on the wizard designs though...). I heard very good things about Noble and have considered a pair of universals from them as well. I'm aware that they have stock in the UK but I'm not sure they stock wizard designed universal IEMs in the UK as I don't want to be hit by import tax etc on top. I would eventually like to own a pair from Noble at least once so maybe next time when funds allow I may try a pair universals from them (Sage). I think the customs would be out of my price range for this brand, unless I go for the entry level one.

Oh damn! The Savants are expensive, I hope you've had it a while before you damaged them. Think I would have genuinely cried a bit if I damaged my IEMs that are in that price range.

It's worth owning at least one pair of CIEMs, I would only consider one pair and the rest would be universals if I wanted more to be honest. Just a shame that we're too late for the 20% off promotion that Cosmic Ears offered at the start of the year. You should go for some when you get the chance :P.
Loki42308/04/2020 11:31

I heard CIEMs are very difficult to insert at first as it takes time …I heard CIEMs are very difficult to insert at first as it takes time getting used to it. I'd be worried about whether it would be a fit issue or just me not knowing how to insert it in correctly.I agree with you on Noble creating the best looking IEMs on the planet, even their universal wizard designed IEMs look great as well (there is a hefty premium on the wizard designs though...). I heard very good things about Noble and have considered a pair of universals from them as well. I'm aware that they have stock in the UK but I'm not sure they stock wizard designed universal IEMs in the UK as I don't want to be hit by import tax etc on top. I would eventually like to own a pair from Noble at least once so maybe next time when funds allow I may try a pair universals from them (Sage). I think the customs would be out of my price range for this brand, unless I go for the entry level one.Oh damn! The Savants are expensive, I hope you've had it a while before you damaged them. Think I would have genuinely cried a bit if I damaged my IEMs that are in that price range. It's worth owning at least one pair of CIEMs, I would only consider one pair and the rest would be universals if I wanted more to be honest. Just a shame that we're too late for the 20% off promotion that Cosmic Ears offered at the start of the year. You should go for some when you get the chance :P.


Yeah it takes a few attempts to get used to inserting them, but you'll definitely be able to tell whether there's an issue with the fit or if they're simply not seated properly!

I got nearly 5 years out of the Savants (they were the first gen version, which were a more palatable £400 rather than the £549 they run for now, but it still hurt to see the back popped off! I'm normally extremely careful with my technology. Yeah I'm tempted to dabble in CIEMs again but I'll probably wait for Noble to hold another sale just so I can justify it to myself.
ElGofre08/04/2020 11:50

Yeah it takes a few attempts to get used to inserting them, but you'll …Yeah it takes a few attempts to get used to inserting them, but you'll definitely be able to tell whether there's an issue with the fit or if they're simply not seated properly!I got nearly 5 years out of the Savants (they were the first gen version, which were a more palatable £400 rather than the £549 they run for now, but it still hurt to see the back popped off! I'm normally extremely careful with my technology. Yeah I'm tempted to dabble in CIEMs again but I'll probably wait for Noble to hold another sale just so I can justify it to myself.


How often do Noble hold sales, and when are they usually held? I sort of recall them announcing a 20%(or around that) off promotion during Black Friday which is the only one I'm aware of but that was in the US and I'm not aware of any being in the UK. Would be great if they did it in the UK too, which might make me consider Noble as well!
Loki42308/04/2020 12:07

How often do Noble hold sales, and when are they usually held? I sort of …How often do Noble hold sales, and when are they usually held? I sort of recall them announcing a 20%(or around that) off promotion during Black Friday which is the only one I'm aware of but that was in the US and I'm not aware of any being in the UK. Would be great if they did it in the UK too, which might make me consider Noble as well!


Honestly, I haven't really paid attention. I've been really happy with my audio gear for the last 6 years after many years of non-stop changes so I've tried not looking at sales and stuff to avoid falling back down the rabbit hole!
ElGofre08/04/2020 12:14

Honestly, I haven't really paid attention. I've been really happy with my …Honestly, I haven't really paid attention. I've been really happy with my audio gear for the last 6 years after many years of non-stop changes so I've tried not looking at sales and stuff to avoid falling back down the rabbit hole!


That's fair enough. That's what I plan on doing to be honest, I've wasted enough money on audio gear. This will be my last purchase for a long while so I have to make it count with the CIEMs. Thanks again for the help, I really appreciate it!
Loki42308/04/2020 12:27

That's fair enough. That's what I plan on doing to be honest, I've wasted …That's fair enough. That's what I plan on doing to be honest, I've wasted enough money on audio gear. This will be my last purchase for a long while so I have to make it count with the CIEMs. Thanks again for the help, I really appreciate it!



No worries! That's what I did for years with both headphones and camera equipment, I spending way more on multiple sets or constantly changing when that money could have been spent on just one or two really good pieces.Now I have gear that I'm happy with and only buy new stuff when only stuff needs replacing.
BT5.0 !!
Great deal, I'd just like to add that seller offers imho the best CS out there. If you don't want to keep these speakers, contact Sevenoaks and they'll collect them from your address. Fab!

(First month = cooling off period)
Edited by: "xavierluther" 24th Apr
Loki42308/04/2020 12:27

That's fair enough. That's what I plan on doing to be honest, I've wasted …That's fair enough. That's what I plan on doing to be honest, I've wasted enough money on audio gear. This will be my last purchase for a long while so I have to make it count with the CIEMs. Thanks again for the help, I really appreciate it!


Just thought I'd let you know that Cosmic have a promotion if you're interested! It's an odd preorder-ish system to get people to commit to buying ahead of them restarting production, but the CE6P comes to £480 if bought this way and the CE4P comes to £300.

cosmicears.com/pro…00/
cosmicears.com/pro…50/
ElGofre06/05/2020 21:44

Just thought I'd let you know that Cosmic have a promotion if you're …Just thought I'd let you know that Cosmic have a promotion if you're interested! It's an odd preorder-ish system to get people to commit to buying ahead of them restarting production, but the CE6P comes to £480 if bought this way and the CE4P comes to £300.https://www.cosmicears.com/product/pay-it-forward-100/https://www.cosmicears.com/product/pay-it-forward-50/



ElGofre06/05/2020 21:44

Just thought I'd let you know that Cosmic have a promotion if you're …Just thought I'd let you know that Cosmic have a promotion if you're interested! It's an odd preorder-ish system to get people to commit to buying ahead of them restarting production, but the CE6P comes to £480 if bought this way and the CE4P comes to £300.https://www.cosmicears.com/product/pay-it-forward-100/https://www.cosmicears.com/product/pay-it-forward-50/


Nice one! Thanks for letting me know. Won't the final price of the CE6P be £580 though? Paying £100 for the voucher gives you £200 credit (£100 off), so £600-200=£400 as they quoted is the price at the end ex. VAT so £480 inc. VAT but I've paid £100 for the voucher so £580 total?
ElGofre06/05/2020 21:44

Just thought I'd let you know that Cosmic have a promotion if you're …Just thought I'd let you know that Cosmic have a promotion if you're interested! It's an odd preorder-ish system to get people to commit to buying ahead of them restarting production, but the CE6P comes to £480 if bought this way and the CE4P comes to £300.https://www.cosmicears.com/product/pay-it-forward-100/https://www.cosmicears.com/product/pay-it-forward-50/


I've purchased the voucher and in preparation I need to think of a good place for ear impressions. I've heard places like Aid2Hearing are good for it but it's quite far from me and a hassle to get to. Do you know if high street audiologists are good for the job? I'm aware specsavers offer this service but I'm not sure if they're suitable. Due to the cost my gut instinct is to just go to Aid2Hearing for the ear impressions, however I would much rather go to my local Specsavers of course if high street audiologists are more than sufficient.
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