Bang & Olufsen’s BeoPlay H2 blurs the lines between tech and fashion

Merging sound and design is what the new on-ear headphones is all about
Bang & Olufsen’s BeoPlay H2 blurs the lines between tech and fashion

People no longer buy tech just for its sole purpose anymore – now, it has to also be a fashion accessory that is an extension of a person’s personal style. And that’s what Bang & Olufsen is offering with its BeoPlay H2 headphones.

Designed by Danish industrial designer, Jakob Wagner (who was also behind the concept of the BeoPlay H3 and the BeoPlay H6), this on-ear stunner aims to be a fresh, contemporary take on headphones.

Sure it has similar accents to its big brother, the BeoPlay H6, but the H2 has features that make it stand out on its own. Instead of a plastic-y headband, it is made from textile – said to give the headphones a “clothing-like appeal”.

Weighing just 150g, this device is also wear-resistant and made with genuine lambskin to cushion your ears during your listening experience.

Thought was put into the ergonomics of the headphone as well – it can be worn for extended periods of time or hung flat around your neck. The ear pads and mono arms are angled to follow the shape of your body and the headband adjusts itself to fit the size of your head within a few minutes of wear. 

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All about the music

Bang & Olufsen’s BeoPlay H2 blurs the lines between tech and fashion

As for its sound, it features Bang & Olufsen’s Signature Sound, which basically lets you get music just the way the artiste intended you to hear it. There’s also a Bang & Olufsen 40 mm custom driver inside the headphones, and a bass port for a full music experience.

The BeoPlay H2 comes out of the box with a three-button remote and microphone, so you can answer calls, change the songs, or manage the volume right from the cord. From January 2015 the company will launch a variety of cable accessories to suit different uses.

You’ll be able to pick up the BeoPlay H2 for S$348 from the Bang & Olufsen Grand Hyatt showroom from November 21. And be spoilt for choice, there are three colours to pick from – Carbon Blue, Silver Cloud and Feldspar Green.

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