BeoPlay H2

Classy head­phones with grand sound and great com­fort

Mac Format - - RATED -

£149 Man­u­fac­turer Bang & Olufsen, beoplay.com

Fea­tures Ca­ble with three-but­ton re­mote and mi­cro­phone Weight 155g

The BeoPlay H2 head­phones give off an un­de­ni­ably cool vibe with their thought­ful de­sign touches. We like their engi­neer­ing but, like most good-look­ing things, it all comes at a cost.

They are aimed at in­di­vid­u­als who want their head­phones to be as fash­ion­able as they are ca­pa­ble of play­ing mu­sic. The fab­ric-cov­ered head­band is wide set, so it’s fine even for large heads. Its un­der­side is capped with matt plas­tic and cush­ioned near the apex with a soft air pocket. Nes­tled in­side the head­band are ad­justable side arms, which ex­tend to al­low a gen­er­ous amount of head­room. Down to­ward the ear pads, the arms come to a hinge, giv­ing the pads about 90 de­grees of lat­eral move­ment – just enough to rest them on your chest. The pads can also wig­gle up and down to find the per­fect place­ment. The mesh fab­ric is also present on the outer ear cups. The right pad is free of ports or fea­tures, but the left one has an in­put for the in­cluded 3.5mm ca­ble. Flipped over, each pad is cov­ered in lamb­skin for com­fort.

For the price you might hope for ex­tra good­ies, but the only one is the ca­ble, which has a play/pause but­ton, vol­ume rocker and a mic. Th­ese work per­fectly on iOS, and the call qual­ity is fine.

The H2s present your mu­sic on a sur­pris­ingly de­cent-sized sound stage for a set of on-ear head­phones. There’s warmth and bal­ance in the rich sound. The bass is im­pres­sively deep and as pow­er­ful as it needs to be, and mids and highs also shine through. Cameron Faulkner Al­though pricey, th­ese head­phones make good on your in­vest­ment with their style and per­for­mance.

Fancy yet com­fort­able

Warm sound

Ca­ble only fits one side

No carry case in­cluded

Be­hold… aes­thetic and au­dio har­mony.

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