Bang & Olufsen’s heritage in the audiovisual market is astounding and continues to produce stylish high-end solutions. Some time ago, the Danish designer introduced the H6 and H8 range featuring a beautifully stitched calf leather headband, lambskin ear pads and aluminium frame. The H8 added wireless functionality containing a battery capacity of around 14 hours.
The BeoPlay H7 is a cheaper, over-ear version of the H8 which opts for an increased battery life of 20 hours. This was achieved by removing active noise cancellation technology and focusing on the headphone’s raw signature sound. The H7 hasn’t been scaled back in any other way and still utilizes the highest-grade of materials include memory foam ear cushions.
On another note, the ear-cups contain a touch sensitive control pad which allows you to adjust the volume, play/pause and cycle between tracks. In terms of pricing, the H7 is available to purchase for £329.99 directly from Bang & Olufsen’s store. Interestingly, this is an identical price to the wired H6.
Currently, there is only one basic colour scheme in traditional black leather. Although, I expect to see some limited editions and more ostentatious designs. As someone who has used the H6, I can highly recommend them in terms of comfort and sound quality.
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