B&O Play by Bang & Olufsen has introduced a high-end active noise canceling, wireless on-ear headphones for $500. The new model H8 headphones are sleek and lightweight, and give you up 14 hours of playtime even with the noise cancellation turned on. This should give you enough playtime for most long haul flights but if you run out of battery, you just plug in your audio cord or change the battery in a snap.
Everything can be controlled by gently touching the intuitive touch interface placed on the right ear cup of the headphones – it even works with your gloves on. With simple intuitive gestures on the innovative aluminium clad ear cup, you have complete control over the headphone. Just tap and swipe to do whatever commands needed whether it is answering calls, volume control, track selection or activating the Active Noise Cancellation. Even if you turn the Active Noise Cancellation on or off because of the surrounding noise or you choose to wear your BeoPlay H8 wireless for more freedom or with a cable to save the battery the sound is crisp, clean and fuelled by a passion that will have you discover all the fine details your music has to offer.
Available in Gray Hazel and Argilla Bright colors and crafted from premium materials such as anodised aluminium, cowhide leather and smooth lambskin BeoPlay H8 is a headphone that will patinate with beauty and have people turn their heads. The battery lifetime is up to an astonishing 14 hours and despite of all its advanced technology and aluminium structure BeoPlay H8 only weighs a modest 255g – making it a perfect travel companion no matter if you are commuting, cruising or just hanging out.
“With BeoPlay H8 we have taken decades of craftsmanship and innovation and distilled that into one truly amazing product that highlights the B&O PLAY virtues,” says Henrik Taudorf Lorensen, Head of B&O PLAY, and continues, “it is technologically advanced featuring Active Noise Cancellation, Bluetooth 4.0 and an aluminium touch interface never seen before. Combined with the acclaimed Bang & Olufsen Signature Sound, premium materials and the low weight it is not just another headphone on the market, it is simply one the best product of its kind.”
BeoPlay H8 is designed by the award-winning Danish industrial designer Jakob Wagner: “With BeoPlay H8 we have made something complex simple and easy to use,” says Jakob Wagner and continues “it has been a focus of ours to use the right materials in an intelligent way, so you can concentrate on the listening experience while enjoying intuitive usability.”
Price and Availability
The BeoPlay H8 will be available January 2015 in 2 colors: Gray Hazel and Argilla Bright, for EUR 499 / USD 499 / DKK 3699.