Bang & Olufsen work their design magic on headphones


Bang & Olufsen has always been about style as well as sound. Nothing else looks like a B&O product—nothing. You can spot them a mile away. As we transition into a world of personal listening, nothing has changed the B&O philosophy—to evoke senses (their words). The B&O H6 and H8 headphones certainly do that. They are simply beautiful. B&O take great care in the design and materials of these headphones. The H6 and H8 are made from anodized aluminum and leather—no surprise there. The ear pads are made of soft lambskin.

The H6 has a 40mm speaker driver, in-line three-button remote for controlling music and volume on an iPhone, iPod, or iPad, a built-in microphone for calls, carrying case, and dual cable connectors which allow daisy-chaining two headphones together from a single audio source. The H6 folds flat for easier storage. The B&O H8 is identical to the H6 with the addition of wireless Bluetooth 4.0 with aptX and active noise-canceling. The H8 has an aluminum touch panel on the right ear cup which controls music, calls, volume, and an on/off button for the noise cancellation as well as a built-in microphone. The H8 is charged by a 14 -hour removable lithium-ion battery. Both the H6 and H8 are available now and sell for $399 and $499 respectively. Visit for more info.

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