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PRESS RELEASE: Bang & Olufsen announces BeoPlay H3 and H6 headphones

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B&O PLAY launches two new sets of headphones that combine extraordinary sound quality with 

exquisite design and enable you to listen to music in a whole new way. The new BeoPlay H3 in-ear 
headphones and BeoPlay H6 over-ear headphones are made with state of the art technology to 
make your music sound better wherever you go. BeoPlay H3 is a superior and comfortable in-ear 
headphone for people in action that gives you an authentic sound along with simple and superb 
ergonomic comfort. BeoPlay H6 is a super soft, flexible over-ear headphone designed with the finest 
materials and with a sound performance that takes audio to another level. 
 
B&O PLAY by BANG & OLUFSEN builds on generations of craftsmanship and expertise and offers a new 
type of contemporary products with sound solutions optimized for a life on the move. With the launch of 
the new BeoPlay H3 in-ear headphones and BeoPlay H6 over-ear headphones, B&O PLAY challenges the 
limits of technology to bring music into people's lives. Henrik Taudorf Lorensen, VP of B&O PLAY states: 
“We are extremely excited to present the next generation of headphones. At B&O PLAY,we love music and 
want to make it possible for our users to enjoy music -wherever they are. B&O PLAY provides the 
opportunity to experience music in a convenient and easy way with an outstanding high sound quality and 
unique design. No loud colours here, simply style and substance.” 
 
Outstanding sound
With BeoPlay H3 and H6, each individual user gains the optimum look, fit, and comfort, along with an 
extraordinary sound experience. With the B&O PLAY headphones significant studies in the shape and 
curves of the human ear have been carried out to find a suitable geometry that ensures you hear the music 
exactly the way the artist intended - wherever you go. The unique sound curve of the headphones provides 
a clean and powerful sound that reveals all the details in the music at any given volume level. It gives an 
authentic music experience in your personal sphere. 
 
Carefully crafted
BeoPlay H3 and H6 are made of anodized high purity aluminium which makes the headphones feel light, 
and at the same time durable and robust. The solid cowhide leather on the BeoPlay H6 headphones comes 
from New Zealand where the cows roam in controlled pastures and only the very highest quality hides are 
selected. Each leather product is completely natural and the leather is dyed with a tanning process that 
provides colours in rich and warm tones. The careful selection of materials and focus on craftsmanship 
ensures that the headphones patinate beautifully and create a personalized look as time go by.
 
B&O PLAY cooperates with iconic Danish designer 
Danish industrial designer, Jakob Wagner, and B&O PLAY have shaped BeoPlay H3 and H6. B&O PLAY has chosen to collaborate with the ambitious Dane because he puts an honour in making exciting, dynamic, and vibrant design – without ever compromising quality and function. Wagner is both trained as a mechanical engineer and industrial designer which make him extremely skilled in all practical stages of the design process. Henrik Taudorf Lorensen, VP of B&O PLAY says: “We wanted someone who understood the importance of craftsmanship and our heritage, with whom we could take the design to a new level.
Together, we have created two different, unique headphone designs that in each separate way are perfect 
for music experiences on the go and have chosen high quality materials that are durable and long-lasting”. 
Price for H3 EUR 249 and H6 EUR 399. Available at, Bang & Olufsen stores, the B&O PLAY online store 
(beoplay.com), selected Apple retail stores, Apple Online, selected design and department stores, from May 2013.
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So are they any good? tongue.gif
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Interesting.

The H6 looks like the designers crossed a Sony MDR-1R with a leather sofa.... looks comfy.

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Interesting.

The H6 looks like the designers crossed a Sony MDR-1R with a leather sofa.... looks comfy.

 

I see the MDR-1R features, as well.

 

Interested to read about how they sound!

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Never listened to BANG & OLUFSEN headphones. The H6's look real nice and classy. In my opinion B&O knows how to design some real good looking premium hardware though. We'll see if the sound matches the design or if they are just a better looking set of Bose.
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I just realized that B&O names their products with the prefix Beo- and that is the company name without the "and" part.

 

Looks like they will be available at Apple Store, I may give the H6 a try. Hopefully they'll do better and B&W and h/k - h/k headphones are decent though, but B&W's are plain bad.

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Well Gosh, they must be, they're made of high purity aluminium and free range cows. azzangel.gif

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Would these be available in the US?
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it's kind of costly compared to old A8. would these compete with others in the price range? or is it just another beats?

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Call me a pessimist but I'm not expecting much here.  I'll be happy to be wrong though. 

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Call me a pessimist but I'm not expecting much here.  I'll be happy to be wrong though. 

Is it the brand or the looks?
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Bang & Olufsen speakers are known to be wickedly expensive, so I wasn't surprised by the hefty price tag of EUR 399.

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Well if it's so expensive and stylish then it must be good! I have to admit though I love the styling of the cans.

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Nice, comes in black also.

 

 

 

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