B&O Play Debut Peculiar Looking Headphones, The Earset
B&O Play is adding new headphones to its line-up, the industrial looking wireless headset, Earset.
The acoustics of the new earphones is built around a 14.2mm speaker unit with a neodymium magnet. The cabinet behind the speaker unit has two acoustic vents and a bass port to optimise the sound performance. Digital equalisers inside the Bluetooth chipset are used to fine tune the final sound performance, and the grill on the earbuds is designed with inspiration from the hole pattern on the Beoplay A1, ensuring optimal sound dispersion.
The new headphones have five hours of battery life. Controls are on the in-line anodised aluminium remote with three buttons and a built-in microphone with the ability to activate Siri or Google Assistant on a smartphone using Bluetooth.
According to B&O, the original lines for the design were drawn by Anders Hermansen in the ’90s with a strong focus on making a set of earphones flexible enough to adapt to any ear.
The adjustment system on the earphones lets you modify the angle of the earbud, the height of the piston, and the curve of the earhook individually to ensure a perfect fit. Rotating and stretching in three different dimensions.
Jakob Kristoffersen, concept and design manager at B&O Play says, “We are extremely proud of our design heritage, and the original Earset has been a long-lasting favourite due to their flexible, yet precise industrial design and acoustic brilliance. We are excited to bring forward the new Earset that has been updated with wireless technology and a classic updated hue and satin.
The headphones have an aluminium telescopic piston with the earhook made from soft rubber.
The Earset will be available in graphite brown or white. The graphite brown will be available in mid-May and the white model from June 1. They are both priced at $449.