B&O Play Launch Three Stunning New Headphones at CES 2018

 B&O PLAY today expanded its Beoplay product portfolio with three new releases.

 

Firstly, a Special Edition Collection of the E8 earphone. The launch of two limited colors – Beoplay E8 All White and Beoplay E8 All Black. Inspired by the monochromatic aesthetics of an all-white and all-black design, these two versions are built on the success of Beoplay E8, the company’s first truly wireless earphones.

Secondly, the brand announce two new flagship headphones with the introduction of Beoplay H8i and Beoplay H9i. These two headphones bring forward a thoughtful infusion of new features to complement the way we live with sound, new streamlined aesthetics and the latest Bang & Olufsen Signature Sound designed to overwhelm you with precision, power, and detail.

 

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Beoplay E8 All White and Beoplay E8 All Black




B&O PLAY today expanded its Beoplay E8 portfolio with a Special Edition Collection, by launching two limited colors – Beoplay E8 All White and Beoplay E8 All Black. Inspired by the monochromatic aesthetics of an all-white and all-black design, these two versions are built on the success of Beoplay E8, the company’s first truly wireless earphones. Since its launch in September 2017, Beoplay E8 has become the fastest selling product within the B&O PLAY range. Drawing on the monochrome philosophy of black and white, the two Beoplay E8 All White and All Black represent the synergy of contrast and the way seemingly opposite forces are interconnected in their duality. The minimalist and timeless nature of these two colors has made the black and white monochrome more than a trend, but a lifestyle embodied by fashion, art, design or photography aficionados.

Beoplay E8 All White and Beoplay E8 All Black are the first two colors of the E8 Special Edition Collection that will be announced in 2018. The special collection will celebrate one-of-a-kind movements, interests that turn into lifetime companions, and passions that never stop. A new color will be dedicated to different passionate communities around the world, looking for experiences of beauty.

True wireless feel, real sound experience Beoplay E8 exude simplicity and style while delivering industry-leading sound, a seamless listening experience on the move and a design in premium materials that remains at the heart of the Bang & Olufsen heritage. Splash and dust resistant, Beoplay E8 is designed for an effortless listening experience on the move and comes with an audio-transparency feature called Transparency Mode, which lets you tune into your surroundings. From listening to music and switching between tracks, to taking calls and activating Transparency Mode and voice commands, everything is controlled by the intuitive touch interface on the earphones, so you don’t have to take your smartphone out of your pocket.

Beoplay E8 delivers up to four hours of music on one charge, and two additional charges on the move from the pocket-friendly leather charging case. As Beoplay E8 has small magnets built into each earphone, clicking them into the charging case will automatically power down the earphones and start to charge them, so they are ready for your next move.

The Beoplay E8 headphones come tuned by acclaimed Bang & Olufsen sound engineers for a rich, full-bodied and precise soundstage, and to provide the best in class sound profile that prevents listening fatigue. For a personalized listening experience, the Beoplay App is designed to control Beoplay E8 and lets you adjust the tonality and sound staging, control the music and find the right profile to match your sound preferences, monitor the battery status, or receive software updates over the air.

Pricing and availability

Beoplay E8 All White and Beoplay E8 All Black retail for EUR 299 / USD 299 / GBP 259.
Both colors will be available at www.beoplay.com/e8specialedition, Bang & Olufsen stores and potentially at a few selected retailers starting February 22, 2018. Included with the headphones are a premium leather charging case, five ear tips and charging cable.

 


 

model Beoplay H8i

 




B&O PLAY today presented two new flagship headphones with the introduction of Beoplay H8i and Beoplay H9i. These two headphones bring forward a thoughtful infusion of new features to complement the way we live with sound, new streamlined aesthetics and the latest Bang & Olufsen Signature Sound designed to overwhelm you with precision, power, and detail.

 

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Beoplay H9i – – a comfortable and supreme listening experience

The wireless Beoplay H9i comes with an over-ear wearing style and is crafted in luxurious materials. The headband has a solid and lightweight aluminium frame covered with stitched cowhide leather, anodized aluminium ear cups and underneath the soft lambskin ear cushion is adaptive memory foam that adapts to the shape and curve of the ear for supreme comfort and breathability.

• Enhanced Design – Beoplay H9i comes with an even slimmer ear cushion design, reshaped anodized mono arm and enlarged aluminium discs with mesmerizing touch control to give the headphones an even more elegant appearance. Moreover, the ANC microphone grill on the housing has been upgraded for a cleaner design expression, and the battery removal solution is more secure with the removal of the aluminium disc from the left ear cup.

• Improved ANC – The hybrid Active Noise Cancellation in Beoplay H9i has been improved to perform better between 300-800Hz meaning that the cancellation of human voices will be more effective.

• Improved sound – We have introduced a bass port that ensures optimal and more powerful bass.

• Transparency Mode – With just one quick gesture, you can turn off the music and the ANC at the same time listen to your surroundings.

• Proximity sensor – A smart feature that automatically pauses your music or video streaming, when you remove the headphones. When you put the headphones back on, the music or video starts playing again.

• Dual device connectivity – Pair your headphones to two devices at the same time, so you don’t have to disconnect from one device to connect to the other.

• Increased playtime and call quality – Due to a more optimal circuit design, we have been able to achieve better performance with up to 18 hours – four hours extra playtime from Beoplay H9. Also, we have added an additional microphone dedicated to improving voice quality.

 

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Beoplay H8i – revitalizing a modern classic

B&O PLAY has streamlined the classic design to give Beoplay H8i a more contemporary and light appearance, increased playtime by more than 100% and added smart features to improve the listening experience.

• Enhanced design – B&O PLAY has redesigned the classic Beoplay H8 with a more streamlined, contemporary design. The anodized aluminium discs have been streamlined to flush with the earcups, and the mono-arm has been redesigned to give a cleaner and more minimalistic expression.

• Physical button controls – Beoplay H8i comes with button controls on both ear cups for people who prefer physical simplicity over the smart touch control on Beoplay H9i.

• Industry leading playtime – We have increased playtime from Beoplay H8 to H8i by more than 100 % now sporting up to 30 hours with Bluetooth and ANC on.

• Transparency Mode – With just one click, you can turn off the music and the ANC at the same time to listen to your surroundings.

• Proximity sensor – A smart feature that automatically pauses your music or video streaming, when you remove the headphones. When you put the headphones back on, the music or video starts playing again.

• Dual device connectivity – Pair your headphones to two devices at the same time, so you don’t have to disconnect from one device to connect to the other.

• Improved call quality – We have added an additional microphone dedicated to improving voice quality. Personalizing your experience with Beoplay App

With Beoplay H8i and H9i you can fine tune your listening experience by using Beoplay App for Android, iPhone and Apple Watch. You can adjust the tonality and sound staging with the intuitive B&O PLAY ToneTouch, choose between a variety of sound profiles specifically for Beoplay H8i and Beoplay H9i to match different types of activities such as working out, commuting or listening to podcasts and you can activate Transparency Mode.

Pricing and availability

Beoplay H8i and Beoplay H9i will be available in Bang & Olufsen stores, on www.beoplay.com/h8i and www.beoplay.com/h9i and select third-party retailers beginning 25 January 2018. They launch in Natural and Black and will be available for a suggested retail price of 399 USD/EUR/ GBP 349 for Beoplay H8i and 499 USD/EUR/ GBP 449 for Beoplay H9i. Included with the headphones is a cotton carrying bag, a 1.25m USB-C charging cable and an audio cable. If you want to upgrade on accessories for your headphones, you can buy a black cowhide leather carrying bag for a
recommended retail price of 99 USD/EUR or a grey fabric carrying bag for 69 USD/EUR starting Q1 2018.

Chief Editor of DroidHorizon. I own a few different devices at the minute and enjoy writing reviews and sharing what I think is cool. You can often find me playing Playstation 4 or sprawled across the couch with headphones on (maybe with a nice beer or dark rum in-hand)

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