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Bang & Olufsen Beoplay H8i

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Bang & Olufsen Beoplay H8i review: specs and price

Bang & Olufsen Beoplay H8i
Bang & Olufsen Beoplay H8i
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Why is Bang & Olufsen Beoplay H8i better than the average?

  • Driver unit size
    40mmvs30.89mm
  • longer battery life
    45hvs13.56h
  • Number of microphones
    6vs1.08
  • Bluetooth version
    4.2vs3.88
  • Battery power
    1110mAhvs389.71mAh

Top specs and features

Design

1.has stereo speakers
Bang & Olufsen Beoplay H8i

Devices with stereo speakers deliver sound from independent channels on both left and right sides, creating a richer sound and a better experience.

2.has a detachable cable
Bang & Olufsen Beoplay H8i

With a detachable cable you can use alternative cables, and if the cable is pulled it will pop out instead of breaking.

3.weight

225g

Best

Sony MDR-EX150AP

3g

4.can be folded
Bang & Olufsen Beoplay H8i

Folding devices are good for transporting as they take up less space in your bag.

For example

Audio-Technica ATH-ANC900BT

5.travel bag is included
Bang & Olufsen Beoplay H8i

The device comes with its own special case or pouch, which is useful for safe transportation.

6.has an on-ear form
Bang & Olufsen Beoplay H8i

This device comfortably rests on top of your outer ears. As it doesn't block out everything from the outside world, it's preferred in places like office environments and recommended for outdoor activities.

Sound quality

1.highest frequency

20000Hz

The highest frequency at which device produces audio. The higher the high-frequency response, the clearer and crispier the treble.

Best

Sony MDR-Z1R

120000Hz

2.lowest frequency

20Hz

The lowest frequency at which the device produces audio. The lower the low-frequency response, the stronger and juicier the bass.

Best

Sony MH1CBLK

1Hz

3.has active noise cancelling (noise reduction)
Bang & Olufsen Beoplay H8i

This type of device allows you to listen at lower volume levels, causing less ear fatigue as you don't have to crank up the volume to overcome background noise. Ideal for plane rides and morning commutes.

4.driver unit size

40mm

The driver unit is the component that produces sound in the device. Bigger drivers are more powerful and can produce better bass.

Best

Audeze LCD2 Classic

106mm

Power

1. longer battery life

45h

The device's battery life (when in use) as given by the manufacturer. With a longer battery life you have to charge the device less often.

Best

Sennheiser PXC 480

50h

2.has a battery level indicator
Bang & Olufsen Beoplay H8i

An indicator shows you when the device has low battery.

3.has a rechargeable battery
Bang & Olufsen Beoplay H8i

The battery can be recharged and used over again.

4.battery power

1110mAh

Best

Phaz P5

2000mAh

5.charge time

3.5h

The time it takes to fully charge the battery.

Best

Sony Xperia Ear Duo

0.46h

6.has a removable battery
Bang & Olufsen Beoplay H8i

The battery is removable and can be replaced by the user if broken.

For example

Bang & Olufsen Beoplay H9i

Connectivity

1.Can be used wirelessly
Bang & Olufsen Beoplay H8i

Wireless devices allow users more freedom of movement.

2.Bluetooth version

4.2

Best

Audio-Technica ATH-ANC900BT

5

3.has a 3.5mm male connector
Bang & Olufsen Beoplay H8i

A standard 3.5mm male connector is suitable for use with all MP3 players and computer sound cards.

Features

1.control panel placed on a device
Bang & Olufsen Beoplay H8i

There is a control panel on the device body, so you can easily access the volume control or remote without having to interact with a cable or another device it's connected to.

2.can be used as a headset
Bang & Olufsen Beoplay H8i

A headset is one headphone or pair with a built-in microphone. Headsets can be used for applications which require communication i.e. Skype, games with voice chat, mobile phones etc.

3.warranty period

2

When covered under the manufacturer’s warranty it is possible to get a replacement in the case of a malfunction.

Best

Treblab X2

Unlimited undefined

4.number of microphones

6

More microphones result in better sound quality and enable the device to filter out background noise.

Best

Parrot Zik Sport

8

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