Maybe too late reply.I was waiting for people with both headlamps to comment...I have only the HC50. Its tint is nice,on the warmer side of cool white,but still it is a cool white light.
The beam is very floody.It is very rare to get so wide beam without mounting a diffusing cap.
Thanks, I've still not bought anything. Too hard to make a decision. At least in the good old days you could handle something in a shop, but the shops don't stock many decent torches these days.
If it is very floody that's no different or perhaps worse than the Fenix, which seems to use some sort of lense to keep it floody but not too much so. I suppose with the power in the nitecore you can overcome floodiness for distance objects, but then as a head torch I wasn't too fussed about illuminating things 50m away.
But if it's definitely cool white that's not very helpful, even if on the warm side.