Nocs has introduced its latest in-ear headphones today, the $80 NS500 Aluminum. These iPhone 5s-inspired in-ears are one of the prettiest we've seen. The NS500 share a similar refined and minimalist design language with Apple's iPhone 5s like a polished chamfered-cut edge, smooth sandblasted aluminum surface and construction anodized in a subtle champagne gold hue - or in a Space Gray shade to compliment your iOS handset.
The NS500's 8mm titanium-coated dynamic drivers claim to deliver the listener with an "amazing sonic experience that offers impeccable balance, rich detail and a deep bass". A flat tangle-free, Kevlar reinforced cable features Nocs' slim and lightweight, iOS 7-compatible 3-button remote with MEMS microphone for headset use and music playback control. Don't fret though, there's also an Android-supported version of the NS500 available as well.
The NS500 takes sound to a new level, placing the listener at the nexus of the entire sonic spectrum. The custom dynamic speaker with titanium coated diaphragm is designed for the best possible listening experience with well-tuned mids, pristine highs, natural bass – they’re all here in the NS500.
Our sound-tuning process takes around six months. In addition to customizing the speaker itself, we spend a lot of time optimizing the housing size and the bass vent’s size and design. In total, a dynamic Nocs earphone spends more than a year in development - proving that we leave nothing to chance in our quest for perfection.
The Nocs NS500 in-ear headphones are expected to start shipping in late May, and are now available for pre-order in four colors: Gold, Gray, Silver and Black.