B&O PLAY by Bang & Olufsen just released the ultra flexible BeoPlay H2 on-ear headphones for $200, which claim to be very comfortable and acoustically fine-tuned for a life on the move. They feature acclaimed Bang & Olufsen Signature Sound that gives you an honest, powerful and passionate sound experience. The company says, you’ll get music the way the artists intended you to hear it – it’s as plain and simple as that.
There’s a Bang & Olufsen 40 mm custom driver inside the headphones – and a bass port, designed to give you a full and rich music performance. An inline three-button remote and microphone are conveniently placed next to your cheek, which lets you control both your music and device with absolute ease.
BeoPlay H2 is incredibly lightweight, weighing in at a modest 5 oz. Despite the low weight it’s a very strong and wear-resistant headphone, made from durable composites and rugged textiles – and with smooth, genuine lambskin covering your ears for a comfortable listening experience.
A lot of emphasis has been put on the ergonomics of the headphone – and its ability to hang flat around your neck, following the shape of your body. The ear pads and mono arms have been slightly angled to achieve just that – and as a result BeoPlay H2 is a headphone you can keep “always on!”
The headband is adaptive too, which means that after you’ve worn your BeoPlay H2s a couple of minutes the headband conveniently adjusts to fit the size of your head. After you take off the headphones they return to their original size. So the H2 should be comfortable for extended listening periods.
The material of choice on the headband and ear cup is textile – and that is to give the product a more “clothing-like appeal” as opposed to using a material like plastic. Visually speaking it both stands out and fits in – depending on your style and preferences. It’s designed to complement your lifestyle – a lifestyle that is active and energetic.
Price and Availability
The BeoPlay H2 will be available at the end of November 2014, priced at EUR 199 / USD 199 / DKK 1499 at Bang & Olufsen stores, the B&O PLAY online store and selected third party retailers. BeoPlay H2 is available in 3 colors: Carbon Blue, Silver Cloud and Feldspar Green.
From January 2015 B&O PLAY will introduce a variety of cable accessories to suit different use cases: A short audio cable ideal for the breast pocket and more active scenarios (0.5m), a long audio cable perfect for relaxing in the living room (2.5m) and a cable specifically suited for Android devices.
About BeoPlay H2
BeoPlay H2 is designed by Jakob Wagner, the Danish industrial designer who is also behind the designs of BeoPlay H6 and BeoPlay H3. BeoPlay H2 is a fresh, contemporary take on the headphone genre – with an almost fashion-like profile that is colorful and more organic. You can sense its relation to its big brother, the popular BeoPlay H6 – but it definitely stands on its own.