Classy headphones with grand sound and great comfort
£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
Cable only fits one side
No carry case included
Behold… aesthetic and audio harmony.