Polsen HPC-A30-MK2 Studio Monitor Review

Polsen HPC-A30-MK2

The Polsen HPC-A30-MK2 Studio monitor from Polsen are designed for monitoring audio in studio, field, mobile, and DJ applications. They feature 50mm drivers that provide a frequency response of 20Hz to 20kHz for accurate reproduction of your audio.

The ear cups on the HPC-A30 have a circular, close-back design around the ear, allowing the desired increased isolation when tracking or monitoring playback. In addition, ear cups can be worn for single-year monitoring. The padded and adjustable headband provides comfort during extended use. The 32 ohm barrier allows for sufficient volume when used with mobile devices. The headphones have a single-side, 9.8-foot cable that ends in a 3.5mm stereo connector. Includes 1/4 “adapter for extra compatibility.

  • 50mm Dynamic driver
  • 3.5mm audio cable
  • Bass is good
  • No battery
  • No Bluetooth
  • ANC not include

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Price and availability

The Polsen HPC-A30-MK2 Studio monitor headphone come with a Black colour only. It is price $38.95. You can purchased this headphone on company’s official website or Amazon.com

Who are these HPC-A30-MK2 Studio Monitor Headphone for?

  • Best for DJ application because it come with features that are great for DJ applications include a tuned bass response for low-end clarity, and pivoting ear cups that are ideal for one-ear or on-the-shoulder listening.
  • Those who want the headphone in cheapest price.

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Box Content

Polsen HPC-A30-MK2
  • Heapdhone
  • 1/4 in. adapter
  • User manual
  • Limited 1-year warranty

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What is the design of these Polsen HPC-A30-MK2 Studio Monitor Headphone?

Polsen HPC-A30-MK2

Looking for a better design, the headphones do not offer the best reliable and robust look like the Sony WH-XB910N and JBL Tune 760NC. The Polsen HPC-A30-MK2 Studio monitor comes with headphone swivel earcups design. Which allows you to monitor your audio with one ear free. The headphones offer a round shape and close back. Which helps to suppress the surrounding sounds coming from outside the earcup.

Moreover. the memory gel filling ear cups are perfectly fit with your ear to provide a passive Noise Cancellation. Means, they’re designed to seal your ears from loud external sounds, particularly transient ones such as gunshots or explosions. In addition, the earcups also made with a Black matt finish surface with a closed back design, which provide a isolates sound in loud environments and prevents leakage for optimum listening conditions. This design is good for listening to music on a busy street, and for DJs who need to monitor their audio in a noisy club.

In addition, the headphones do not include a carrying case like the Boss headphones. However, you can fold the earbuds through the joint between the headband and the earbuds. The earcup also rotates 90 degrees so you can turn one of them outwards for one ear handheld monitoring. Thus, if you are a DJ who prefers to keep one ear free, you can turn one of the earcups to listen on the shoulder.

The headband looks like it was made of plastic material. With the company logo on the front of the earbuds, the headphones look like local headphones. Which we can use in everyday life.

How to controls the Polsen HPC-A30-MK2 Studio Monitor Headphone?

The HPC-A30-MK2 Studio Monitor headphones do not include any control system on their headphones. Because, the headphones do not come with Bluetooth connectivity. It only supports 3.5mm audio cable with a maximum length of 10 meters. The 10-foot cable gives you freedom of movement, so you don’t have to connect to your computer or mixer while you’re working.

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What is the sound of Polsen HPC-A30-MK2 Studio Monitor Headphone?

Polsen HPC-A30-MK2

However, with low frequency response around 20 Hz to 20 KHz and 55mm dynamic drivers clarifies the low end sound. As a result, the specific component is not able to create all the tones we hear. For DJs, this sub-bass frequencies provide loud and crystal clear sound. The HPC-A30-MK2 Studio Monitor headphones come with a pivoting ear cup. Which is ideal for listening on one ear or shoulder. A padded headband will keep you comfortable during long sessions.

In addition, the headphones do not come with any Bluetooth codec to transmit more audio data for most competitive headphones. Also, the headphones do not have the sound cancellation feature. Thus, you may hear a slight noise in the background during a voice call. Also, there is no Multi connection, so you can no connect two device on the same network simultaneously.

Headphones are perfect for monitoring audio output on a laptop or in a home studio. Even if you’re recording Vlog on a smartphone, you don’t have to sacrifice audio quality with loose-fitting ear buds.

One of the most notable advantages is that the headphones provide rich sound. When you are listening to audio on a smartphone or other mobile. Whether you are listening on a smartphone, iPod or tablet, you will hear a detailed sound even if you are in a noisy environment.

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How about the battery and connectivity option?

The 10-foot cable lets you come out from behind your computer or tablet to conduct an interview or move freely around a DJ booth. The locking 1/8-inch plug ensures your audio won’t be lost due to an accidental tug on the cable. And when it’s time to pack up, the cable is removable for convenient travel.

With Multiple input, cueing up your next track is effortless thanks to 1/4- and 1/8-inch inputs. Simultaneously monitor audio from a turntable, mixer, computer, or smartphone for seamless transitions and crossfades.

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At just $ 38.95, these headphones are perfect for those who want headphones below $ 50. With this price, the headphones do not give you more features like other headphones like Samsung or Apple. You need more than $200 in your budget or more if you want.

And if you want to cancel the active sound better than buying the AKG Y600NC. It comes with a price tag of $ 261.06. With this price, it comes with Active Noise Cancellation, 25 hours battery, AKG app, Ambient Aware and talk through and much more. You might even consider buying a Monster Persona for just $149.

What is some alternative to Polsen HPC-A30-MK2?

JBL Tune 760NC is best options to buy against the Polsen HPC-A30-MK2 headphone. The 760NC come with a 40mm dynamic drivers , Bluetooth, frequency response, Light weight design, Hands-free calls, Google Voice assistance, fairly decent bass, comfortable pas that aren’t too big, folding up for better portability and more.

Harman Kardon FLY ANC is another good option to buy instead of the Polsen HPC-A30-MK2. The headphone come with a cutting edge active noise cancellation, Customizable sound quality, Multi-point connectivity, Beautiful design and great build quality, Built-in Google Assistant or Alexa, 40mm dynamic drivers, improved battery life and much more.

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Does the plastic make noise when you are speaking? I do voiceover and have a problem with my mic picking up the noise of moving parts.

Don’t have that issue with our podcast, only issue is a little uncomfortable after a while so if you do voiceover work for an hour non stop you might have an issue.

How long is the cord?

I don’t know exactly but it is quite long. At least 2 times normal length

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