Polk UltraFocus 6000i Headphones Review – [2017]

Polk prides itself on being a leader in the audio industry, and since 1972 has been producing superior sound systems. Based in Baltimore, this true-to-its-roots company recognizes itself as the place where “musicians meet technology”.

The Polk UltraFocus 6000i Noise Cancelling Headphones continue this long tradition of quality audio products.

They are equipped with advanced technology to improve the quality of the music you want to listen to while cancelling out or eliminating unwanted sounds.

Noise cancelling headphones come in a wide variety of sound quality and noise cancellation performance, I would put these earbuds are in the mid to upper level.

Polk UltraFocus 6000i Noise Cancelling Headphones

The UltraFocus 6000i earbuds are modern, comfortable, in-ear noise cancelling earbuds that work with all iPhones and Android devices.

They have a proprietary Optimized Active Tuning System combined Active Noise Cancelling (ANC) technology that provides a listening experience that immerses you in full range audio quality, while the noise canceling capabilities to block out external noise.

Features of the Polk Ultrafocus 6000i Headphones:


  • High performance sound with strong bass
  • Button control with microphone
  • Active Noise Canceling Technology
  • Smart Sensing noise technology
  • Passive Isolation Technology
  • Lightweight and durable materials including aluminum, stainless steel, and carbon fiber
  • Active Dynamic Balance
  • Push-to-Hear Control option
  • Specifically made for Apple products
  • Additional ear bud tips to customize comfort
  • Ultra-flexible audio cable
  • Protective case
Polk UltraFocus 6000i Noise Cancelling Headphones Review

Polk UltraFocus 6000i Noise Cancelling Headphones

Performance

These earbuds are ideal for traveling, the Polk UltraFocus 6000i provides lightweight, fully functioning noise cancelling features that are more portable and convenient than traditional over the ear headphones.

The sound is crisp and clear with or without the noise cancellation. With it turned on you will be in your own world, all the annoying sounds of sirens, lawn mowers, traffic or if your traveling the annoying engine noise.

The deep bass of these earbuds are one of the most stand out features providing a rich and enveloping experience that is like having your own personal sub-woofer or home theater quality sound in your ear.

These headphones will provide you with a full listening experience without resorting to having to crank up the volume to loud, ear damaging levels.

They have a simple to use three button control with a built in microphone to allow for easy control of your iPhone, whether searching through playlists or answering the phone. Sorry Droid users, you will not have that same controls as iPhone users.

Are They Worth It?

If you are looking for a pair of earbuds that delivers high quality sound plus effective noise cancellation these headphones will not disappoint you. I found the earbuds easy to use and the compact carrying case and ultra-flexible cord made them ideal for traveling.

One nice feature I liked was they came with several ear adapters, which allow you to choose the most comfortable style for your ears. I seem to have a particularly small ear canal, so I was able to get a great fit with the small size.

The overall performance and quality is above average in its price range, the one thing I found was the design of the battery cover was not the best, as it can easily fall off if your not careful in snapping it on.

I like the fact that they used a standard AAA battery so no recharging needed. Just pop in a new one and your good to go.

A word of warning, the battery also tends to drain quickly if the earbuds are not left in the “off” position when not in use. One of the button controls also allows you to mute your music which is a nice feature when you want to talk to someone or hear an announcement.

The most notable drawback is that many of the features only work with an iPhone, so if you have a droid keep this in mind. Unfortunately this is pretty common of all noise cancelling headphones, not just the Polk’s.

The Bottom Line:

Polk UltraFocus 6000i work best with Apple devices, while they of course work with Droids you just wont get all the functionality. They provide high quality sound, excellent noise cancellation for what is a bargain price when compared to the Bose 20i’s. They are not as good of course but the Bose are not 3 times better either.

I would recommend them for someone on a budget and looking for good sound quality and noise cancellation.

Please see my Reviews of Top Rated Noise Cancelling Earbuds

Audio-Technica ATH-ANC40BT Earbuds

Audio Technica ATH-ANC23 Earbuds

Bose QuietComfort 20i Acoustic Noise Cancelling Headphones

Sony MDR-NC100D Noise

Spracht Konf-X Buds

 

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olk prides itself on being a leader in the audio industry, and since 1972 has been producing superior sound systems. Based in Baltimore, this true-to-its-roots company recognizes itself as the place where "musicians meet technology". The continue this long tradition of quality audio products. They are equipped with advanced technology to improve the quality of the music you want to listen to while cancelling out or eliminating unwanted sounds. Noise cancelling headphones come in a wide variety of sound quality and noise cancellation performance, I would put these earbuds are in…

Review Overview

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Summary : The Polk UltraFocus 6000i Noise Cancelling Headphones are a good option for the budget minded while providing quality audio and noise cancellation.

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About Robert Walsh

I travel internationally on a frequent basis for work and the only way I have found to be able to rest on a plane is by using noise cancelling headphones. I have used quite a few over the years and have reviewed the ones I like best here.