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Bang & Olufsen, good or bad????

post #1 of 20
Thread Starter 

Does B&O make really nice sounding speakers or are they like Bose?

post #2 of 20

Sticking to headphones, the B&O Form2 headphones are uncomfortable, known to have issues with the foam pads and are very good with vocals and not much else IMO. They are £100 so the equivalent Bose are more comfortable and IMO cope better with bass and treble.

 

As for the rest of the speaker range, from what little I have heard, i would go with B&O, but I think that is as much down to style as anything else.

post #3 of 20

Okay, my first good 'phones were B&O A8s, and I'm not ashamed to admit I got them largely for style. They sound pretty good, had durability issues, but like I said, they sounded good. I can't think of a better none in ear ear bud.

post #4 of 20

This doesn't belong to high-end forum. B&O is much more about style than anything else. Though, I really think their product look awesome. (owner of a beomaster 1900)

post #5 of 20

Sure B& O has put out some really good stuff.  However this issue was done to death some while ago.

 

http://www.head-fi.org/forum/thread/467697/whats-your-view-on-b-o-equipment

post #6 of 20

B&O audio compnents looked great, usually sounded good but not up to hi end audiophile standards ( but better then mid fi (circuit city stuff) there headphones were actually pretty good by any standard but the foam ear pads decomposed after a few yrs.

post #7 of 20
I've got an old Beomaster 1900 in storage. They're not too bad if you connect them to decent speakers. Also, the wood/aluminum construction is nice and they hang on the wall.
post #8 of 20

I say they are more about design and style than sound/picture quality.

Ok, does not sound too bad. But considering the price tag you might have expected a bit more..

post #9 of 20
Thread Starter 

how is it compared to B&W??????

I guess B&W is better.

post #10 of 20
Thread Starter 
Quote:
Originally Posted by bidoux View Post

This doesn't belong to high-end forum. B&O is much more about style than anything else. Though, I really think their product look awesome. (owner of a beomaster 1900)


I think those B&O speakers are expensive enough, so that you can get a B&W hi end system with the same amount money

post #11 of 20
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Originally Posted by yliu View Post

how is it compared to B&W??????

I guess B&W is better.


I don't think they should be compared directly.

Like the others have said, B&O are more about visual design and styiing. There have some great looking classic product from B&O.

B&W has a long history in making high end as well as budget speakers. They also produce other hi fi products under different names.

They both have been around for a long time but the similarly ends there.

post #12 of 20

Yep, nice designed "Modern Looking" back in the day.....I bet they're hurting like most Equipment manufacturers in this day and age....   I had their tables in the late 70s, Kinda cool...your stylist choice was very limited....I've heard all their top priced gear at my brothers friends house in the U.P.of Mich. it was like Mid Fi to me, But what peaked my interest was a pair of B/O "Red Line" speakers that he had hooked up to an old dynaco 70 tube amp in his work shop........It was the best sounding.....( you often see B/O equipment in movies) hanging on a wall in the back ground....

post #13 of 20

A8s sound terrible. As you said, though, they also suffer from durability issues. 
 

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Originally Posted by Cymbal Monkey View Post

Okay, my first good 'phones were B&O A8s, and I'm not ashamed to admit I got them largely for style. They sound pretty good, had durability issues, but like I said, they sounded good. I can't think of a better none in ear ear bud.

post #14 of 20

My view is: 

 

- If you are looking for:

                - Best sound/price ratio

                - Setting up HiFi systems including components from other companies

                - Ways to play with cables, DIY etc.

                - Headphonelistening from audiosystems

                - Latest technology in TV and audio products

                - Easy to use, easy to learn, easy to set up TV/Audio systems

                - Digital music systems

 

--> buy something else.

 

- If you are interrested in:

               - Earbuds which sound OK and has the best fit for running, biking etc.

               - World class picture quality on TV's - price not considered

               - Architecture, fashion, design and homestyling

               - Having only ONE remote to control your TV and all third party products

               - Speakers which are measured to be perfect - (but sounds a bit borring and lacks timber and decay)

               - Home-automation including light, curtain and alarm control

 

...then you might want to have a look at Bang & Olufsen.

 

P.S. I work in the company but I am not trying to sell the sollution to you.

This place is probably one of the places in the world where there is least B&O-customers anyway 

post #15 of 20
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