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Summary:Portable isolating, noise-canceling ear-insert earphones that come with seven pairs of earpieces of various types and sizes, a Nokia cellphone adaptor, a mini-plug-to-airplane-jack adapter, shirt clip, and carrying case.
The Polk Audio UltraFocus 6000 portable noise canceling earphones have an isolating ear-insert design. These earphones can only be used with the noise-canceling feature engaged, and have a 53-inch audio cord with a stereo mini-plug. This model has a volume-reduction switch for use with high-powered airplane sound systems. The UltraFocus 6000 comes with seven pairs of earpieces of various types and sizes, a Nokia cellphone adaptor, a mini-plug-to-airplane-jack adapter, a carrying case, and a shirt clip. It is covered by a 12-month warranty.
About This Brand
Polk Audio is another audio brand best known for speakers that entered the headphone catagory in 2011. The company currently offers sports-oriented and noise-canceling headphones.
Features & Specs - Polk Audio UltraFocus 6000
Works with noise reduction off Will operate without the noise-canceling circuitry activated; allows the model to be used as standard headphones if the batteries die.
Works with noise reduction off
Integrated microphone Has an integrated microphone for use with some cell phones or audio players with a recorder function.
Call connect/disconnect control This allows you to answer or disconnect from a phone call with some cell phones.
Call connect/disconnect control
Integrated volume control This allows you to adjust the volume without having to dig into your pocket or purse for a player.
Integrated volume control
Integrated player control This allows you to control some player functions (for example: play, pause, track skip) via a control without having to dig into a pocket or purse for a player.
Integrated player control
Detachable cable A detachable cable allows the headphones to be used for noise canceling without the cord being connected to a music or video player, or dangling from the headset.
Monitor function (mute) Has a control that turns off the audio, and in the case of noise canceling models turns off the noise canceling function, so that ambient sounds can be heard. Useful for hearing ambience like travel announcements without turning off the audio player or removing the headphones.
Monitor function (mute)
Noise canceling unit in earpiece The electronic circuitry for the noise cancelation function is integrated into headphones earpiece rather than incorporated as a separate module that is integrated into the audio cord.
Noise canceling unit in earpiece
Weight (oz.) Reflects the weight, in ounces, of the headphones including the audio cable and batteries, if any.
Cable length (in.) Cable length indicates the approximate length of the cable from the headset or earpiece to the plug, measured in inches.
Cable length (in.)
Low battery indicator An indicator to show that the headphone battery power is low and will need to be replaced or recharged.
Low battery indicator
Battery type The number and type of batteries used.