Ultra Flexible, on-ear headphone with superior sound and hassle-free control.
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Bang & Olufsen products always come with a certain amount of expectation. The Danish audio-maker has established and maintained a reputation for excellence in performance, aesthetic and dependability since its humble beginnings in an attic in the north of Denmark. With the launch of the H2 headphones—part of the BeoPlay line—the brand continues to expand its appeal to customers looking for high-quality audio in a more casual package. The H2s rely on textile materials on the cup and band for a more rugged look and feel compared to the listening room vibe of the brand's other personal audio accessories. Despite the shift in materials, what matters is the audio quality, and one listen with the H2s and it's clear that the B&O DNA remains intact.
The sound of the H2s meets all the impressive standards the build-quality has set. The 40mm driver and bass port in each ear cup provide an easily accessible sound, as is appropriate for headphones intended to be worn outdoors. It’s warm without being overbearing, and the presentation is even across the frequency range, so no one area stands out as prominent. Treble is clear without being too sharp or bright, and the midrange is a strength, with vocals coming across warm and intimate.
At first glance, the size of the H2s is a bit worrisome. Both the band and cups appear smaller than average, suggesting comfort might be an issue. However B&O's commissioned designer Jakob Wagner equipped the band with adaptive wear technology—whereby the headphones form with each user over time, allowing for comfortable longterm wear. After just a minute, the initially too-tight H2s felt custom-molded. After taking them off, the headphones resume their original shape, accommodating multiple users. The fit remains snug but comfortable, making the H2s perfect for desk and active use.