Nocs, the Swedish company goes on further endeavors, but this time, reaching back into a driver they’ve used before. This time, however, they double the stakes. Dual drivers, a tweeter and woofer, are enclosed in a sand blasted aluminum housing. The design remains beautiful, and true to Nocs.
- Driver: 5.78 mm Tweeter + 8.00 mm Woofer
- Frequency Response: 20 Hz – 20 kHz
- Impedance: 20 ohms
- Sensitivity: 110 dB
In the Box
- Nocs NS600 Crush
- Carrying Case
- Silicone Tips (Single Flange: 2S/2M/2L)
- Airplane Adapter
The NS600 Crush comes with a nice quantity of accessories
Sandblasted in silver, the Nocs NS600 Crush is coupled with a beautiful, natural texture to them. Reminiscent of a matted type design, while still having a slight shimmer to it, the Crush does have a unique design taking advantage of the aluminum housing. The Nocs name is camouflaged on either side of the housing in silver. The housings are really quite beautiful.
The Crush has a gorgeous design.
Just about every manufacturer tends to be trending towards dual drivers, while many can easily cram 2 armatures into a housing, Nocs decides to go with dynamics. The result is a V-shaped signature with a textured, boomy low end, sweet mids, and shimmering highs.
As with the NS800, the 600s come with the same Nocs branded case. The case itself is thin and portable with a sense of fashion behind it. It sits right between the hard case and the soft pouch. The case does a nice job keeping the soft aluminum from damage while they are not in use.
Nocs includes the same case they use for theNS800.
That said, the NS600 has a nice housing on it. The Aluminum feels very light, and doesn’t seem like it’s a thick layer, but also not thin. The housings serve as a gateway of design and comfort. I feel the protective properties of the housings are ample to protect the drivers though. The strain relief that comes out of each housing is long enough with a nice flexibility to them.
The cable that comes equipped with the NS600 are very thin. Nocs utilizes TPU to encase the cable that also has Kevlar reinforcement. The cable does have a nice firmness to it throughout, although the cable on the lower half is thicker than that on the upper.
The cable looks absolutely gorgeous.
The cable terminates at the headphone jack, the same headphone jack that is used on the 800s are used on the NS600s. The jack itself is very strong, and holds a sense of durability. The strain relief is flexible and not too loose. I would still rather have an angled jack though as they tend to last a lot longer.
The headphone jack is straight.
The choice of aluminum for the housings was more likely than not entirely to keep the IEMs light. This light weight helps a lot with the comfort of the IEM and allows them to be used for hours on end without even knowing they are there. The sharp edge can irritate a bit while inserting the NS600 though. Nocs includes 2 sets of each sized tip (1 for spare, because we tend to lose some after a while) to ensure a good fit and seal.
Users have 3 tips to choose from, that should be enough for an adequate seal.
The NS600 Crush will bring you back around 150 dollars. This is a competitive price point for what these IEMs offer. They are worth the price, no doubt, but there are a few caveats to still hurdle over. They don’t offer the highest bang for the buck in this price range, but do very well for the audio quality you get. Comfort is great, build is good. Nocs also includes a 3-button remote and mic for iDevice users.
A remote and mic comes in handy when on the go.
The NS600 Crush is a change of pace from the almost neutral NS800. In a way, it’s a nice change. The signature is upbeat, but not too overdone. I have to say that Nocs did a good job on their first dual-dynamic headset. The lightweight design and materials used offer a minimalistic IEM with strong sonic capabilities.
I’d like to thank Nocs for the product sample