Bang & Olufsen A8 Headphones

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  • Bang and Olufsen A8 Earphones: The Luxury of Audiophile-Grade Sound

    Jan 27, 2006 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: impeccable and durable build quality, custom fit, crisp-clear highs, plentiful and warm lows, colorful midrange
    Cons: if you wear glasses, you might want to try these on first

    Summary: Bang and who? Bang and Olufsen company is the Aston Martin of audio-visual equipment. Based in Europe, B&O manufactures a wide array of equipment ranging from telephones and earphones to plasma screens and audiophile home theater systems. ... read more

  • Good but not great

    Jan 3, 2010 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Cool design, clean clear sound
    Cons: Zero bass. Might get laughed at from people who know you paid too much.

    Summary: I've had the B&O A8's for 2 years now and have always been (some-what) satisfied with them. I've used them with my computer for movies and ipod for music. I grew up idolizing the B&O brand from afar due to the higher price-point than most other ... read more

  • Just can't be beat!!

    Dec 6, 2008 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Clarity, quality, life-like sound reproduction, B&O form AND function, Electrostatic Technology
    Cons: Counterfeits everywhere to burn the price shoppers!!

    Summary: These headphones are exactly what I'd expect from a company that's known as the pinnacle of audio/media products and technology. My first thought was I know these are B&O, but can a set of earphones be worth $160? After a scroll through a few gig of ... read more

  • Style over substance

    Aug 5, 2008 by
    Rated a Helpful Review
    Pros: Looks cool, adequate sound quality, grabs attention
    Cons: adequate sound quality

    Summary: These are fairly good sounding headphones but are being sold at an exorbitant price. For $160 you can get some VERY nice headphones from etymotic, Shure, Grado, Sennheiser, AKG, the list goes on. These do serve a specific purpose though. They look ... read more

  • Lightweight, stylish - Great imaging, bass response weak*

    Mar 2, 2006 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Excellent audio imaging, lightweight, stylish design, handy cord extension
    Cons: A bit uncomfortable after extended wear, high price, thin bass response

    Summary: I received these headphones as a gift. One of the best gifts I have ever received. I use the A8s with my video iPod exclusively. Almost all the music I listen to on the iPod is encoded in Apple's lossless format. I probably listen to music using ... read more

  • Finally, an earphone that matches the hype!

    Feb 22, 2006 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Clear, true sound; comfortable, snug fit.
    Cons: Pricey, but worth every penny.

    Summary: I have had my Bang & Olufsen A8's for about a month now, and I am thrilled with their sound, which is clear, resonant and true. While some have complained about the bass, I listen to mostly "classical" music on my iPod, and the bass translates into what ... read more

  • Comfortability that comes with an Esquisite Design

    Jan 10, 2006 by
    Rated a Helpful Review
    Pros: Well, If you are into looks and quality, you definately would love this one.
    Cons: Fairly Expensive, But then again they aren't for everyone :)

    Summary: I think the ear phones are the best portable once I have worn. I wouldn't mind paying more if the the designers made the cords detachable right off the phones it'self. I say so because I think an ear peace that is not just expensive but also revolutional ... read more

  • Just been in a B&O Store testing them out

    Dec 3, 2005 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Highly accurate mid- and highrange frequency, Craftsmanship and design.
    Cons: Lack in handling low-end frequencies (but cmon, these are Earphones OK, size DOES matter)

    Summary: Hi all, I've just been here in a B&O store in Switzerland, where I could test-hear the earphones A8 for a full hour on a B&O soundsystem and on my personal Powerbook. I noticed a few very amazing things: First of all if you're planning to buy a ... read more

  • B&O A8s: For those who are serious about high-quality sound on the go.

    Jun 21, 2005 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Excellent Sonic Quality & Stereo Imaging, Lightweight Design, 3-year Warranty
    Cons: Correct Placement takes getting used to, Reveals limitations in low bit-rate mp3s.

    Summary: At first glance it’s evident that the Bang & Olufsen A8 earphones are different. Crafted from brushed aluminum, fully adjustable and designed to “hang” over the ear, their elegance and unique design distinguish them from any other earphones ... read more

  • One of the Best Head Phone Ever Period

    Mar 19, 2005 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Quality Sound Very comfortable .. ideal for prolonged use Looks cool Portable Light Weight
    Cons: No noise cancellation function

    Summary: If you want to wear a head phone for prolonged time without bothering your ear from being heart and without shutting off totally from rest of world, then you should go for it. Personally I am a audio perfectionist, and it bothers me if the head phone ... read more

  • Buyer Warning: B&O trying to pass off GARBAGE as "High End"

    Jan 3, 2005 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: LOOK COOL
    Cons: SAVE YOUR MONEY, THESE ARE GARBAGE - READ MY REVIEW IF YOU WANT THE DETAILS

    Summary: Okay, I made the big investment and bought the A8's simply because I myself am an audiophile, and I have a slew of other products made by B&O which I truly enjoy. Buyer beware - THESE HEADPHONES ARE GARBAGE!! They fit okay at best, because no matter how ... read more

  • Bang for the buck?

    Dec 31, 2004 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: impressively clean sound, sturdy construction, full adjustability, 3 year warranty, eyecatching design, nice case
    Cons: 160usd price tag, thin bass

    Summary: I bought the Bang and Olufsen a8 earphones because I listen to music every available moment of the day, and I wanted a well designed, sturdy pair of phones (my less expensive ones kept breaking on me.) Some "audiophiles" are known to talk trash on B&O, ... read more

  • Very Stylish headphones, EXPENSIVE

    Dec 28, 2004 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Stylish, comfortable, very refined sound
    Cons: EXPENSIVE, case isn't great

    Summary: I received the Bang & Olufsen A8 headphones for Christmas and when I opened it, my first reaction was WOW. Comfort These headphones are very comfortable. Everything on it is adjustable: the hook part, the height of the arm, the angle of the ear ... read more

  • They are great, but hella pricey

    Dec 9, 2004 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: It makes my iPod even better. They also work great for everything else.
    Cons: You need to spend 200$ or over if you buy them in Canada.

    Summary: I just got these headphones and I must say they are great. It was either these or the Bose Tri-Ports, but now I must say I definately made a good choice. These headphones fit really well, because u can adjust every part of it. The sound is quite superb. ... read more

  • If you own an ipod you must have these

    Jun 4, 2004 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Small, comfortable, sound great, look great.
    Cons: A bit pricy (but worth it).

    Summary: All my life I have searched for a great pair of earbuds. Not just okay, or good for their size, but something to actually compete with a quality pair of full sized headphones. Prior to finding these the only ones I had found were the Shure E5 in-ear ... read more

  • Just buy them....

    Feb 16, 2004 by
    Rated a Helpful Review
    Pros: Sublime sound quality, total comfort, beautiful looks
    Cons: None

    Summary: Since receiving an Ipod for Xmas, I have been listening to an average of 4-5 hours of music a day (I listen at work).Whilst I was happy enough with the sound from the stock Ipod headphones, I was finding that the buds were making my ears sore after an ... read more

  • Wonderful portable headphones.

    Jul 26, 2003 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Sound detail is incredible, design is brilliant, nice case
    Cons: bass is not as impressive, plug is not gold-plated

    Summary: I have been using my Bang and Olufsen A8 headphones for several months now, so I thought I would rev ... read more

  • this one is a keeper

    Jun 11, 2003 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: unique design, light weight, very good sound, comfortable
    Cons: price.....

    Summary: i bought a Sony mini disc MZN1 six months ago and right after that i needed a headphone that could m ... read more

  • Bang & Olufsen, Find Earphone Perfection.

    Apr 3, 2003 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Brilliant Sound, so sharp and clear. Very comfortable, durable Aluminium.
    Cons: None, When their this good!

    Summary: Undoubtedly, the best pair of earphones available. Very crisp and clear sound, you won't miss a single nuance of the music. A very sharp and detailed reproduction of the original sound source. They really make the CD; MD etc. come alive and make the ... read more

  • B&O for the masses

    Oct 12, 2002 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Stylish, distinctively unique, makes other earphones look unequivocally boring!
    Cons: Nothing too major to really worry about!

    Summary: I have had my B&O earphones approximately nine months, in which time I have used them mainly for listening to my portable minidisc player. I occasionally use it for listening to my home audio system when it's required that I keep the noise down. ... read more

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