Bang & Olufsen Beoplay H8 Aluminum Touch Interface Headphones

Last updated: January 7, 2022

Bang & Olufsen Beoplay H8 Aluminum Touch Interface Headphones

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In our analysis of 141 expert reviews, the Bang & Olufsen Beoplay H8 Aluminum Touch Interface Headphones placed 22nd when we looked at the top 25 products in the category. For the full ranking, see below.

From The Manufacturer

Cut the cord and move wherever the music takes you with the high-quality immersive listening experience of Beoplay H8 wireless headphones. Bang & Olufsen’s Signature Sound remains perfectly balanced and uncompromised when paired with your favorite Bluetooth device, whether you’re listening to music or talking on the phone. Choose when (and if) you want to let the sound of the city in with advanced active noise cancellation (ANC) designed for serious music lovers. Enjoy the freedom and control of an intuitive touch interface that lets you easily adjust volume, switch tracks, answer calls, and more with the touch, or swipe, of a finger. The Beoplay app lets you customize your listening experience via your smartphone or Apple watch to ensure you can enjoy music the way the artists intended. With a battery life of 14 hours when Bluetooth and ANC are enabled; 16 hours as Bluetooth headphones; and up to 35 hours with just ANC enabled, these hardworking wireless headphones are ready to take the show on the road with you. Designed by Jakob Wagner, these chic headphones possess an honest, authentic charm you can feel in their clean lines and premium materials. Carefully sun-polished and anodized aluminum, soft lambskin, and rich high-quality cow leather start out looking chic and only get better with age as their patina develops.

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Expert Reviews

What reviewers liked

It features active noise canceling, touch controls in the right earcup and a replaceable rechargeable battery that delivers an ample 14 hours of battery life with Bluetooth and noise canceling turned on.
Noise cancelling is so effective (it did the job silencing descending planes and office chit-chat) we find ourselves reaching for it on nearly every occasion.
It has comfy ear cups.
The real treat from the H8 is the active noise-cancelling technology. Unlike many competitors where wind can cause a "tearing" sound, the H8 doesn't suffer from such an issue.
Top notch audio quality from a well known brand in the industry of sound. Rechargable up to 13 hours playtime.
When cord connected they have medium sensitivity regardless of whether the noise canceling feature is turned on or off, so they can provide satisfying volume levels when used with home audio equipment and all but the lowest powered portable audio devices.
The controls are intuitive and easy to master within a few minutes.
Good gesture motion controls.

What reviewers didn't like

The on-ear design isn't as comfortable as some over-ear designs and the sound isn't quite as open as we would have liked.
Treble doesn’t let the side down, with shakers and cymbal strikes biting and defined. It’s bass that proves their weak spot.
Gesture controls don't work when headphones are wired.
Resonant interference when walking not ideal.
Expensive. Some reports of Bluetooth issues and other quirks.
We found that these headphones produce a moderate sense of pressure on the ears. The ear pads might feel hot and/or sticky after prolonged use.
No way to turn off active noise-cancellation when connected through cable.
Rumbles when you walk and heel hits the pavement.
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