Last month, renowned Danish maker Bang & Olufsen —B&O— launched their newest headphone creation, BeoPlay H6 headphones designed by Jakob Wagner. B&O introduced their first set of headphones, the U70, back in 1978 which means that their design principles introduced nearly four decades
ago have been further refined and developed ever since. These are not your run-of-the-mill Beats by Dr. Dre that everyone and their mother are wearing. These headphones are classy and distinguished.
These around-the-ear type headphones are the ultimate in design, fidelity, luxury and comfort. The BeoPlay H6 are fitted with the softest lambskin leather on the ear pads and the memory foam inside them adapts to the shape of your ears perfectly. The headband area is made of calfskin leather to guarantee durability and proper aging over time. Underneath the leather of the headband, there's the right amount of padding to provide ultimate comfort.
Something we love about the natural color leather is that over time it will start gaining patina becoming darker and evolving into a set of headphones full of character. If you are someone that appreciates Danish design —like on the Linde Werdelin SpidoSpeed Black Orange pictured here— then these headphones are a must have for you. Inside the ear pads you'll find the Left and Right indicators carefully imprinted.
The headphones come with a removable cable with 1/8'' tips and the ability to plug the cable to either side of the headphones. The unused side allows for the user to share his/her music with someone else by plugging their own headphones to the B&O BeoPlay H6. The cable includes a small built-in control that can be used to adjust the volume or to play/pause the music. The headphones also include a nice black travel bag.
The B&O BeoPlay H6 offer truly natural and authentic sound performance with focus on a clear mid-range with a balanced bass and treble performance. It includes a 40mm custom-designed driver with a neodymium magnet in a closed headphone design. The BeoPlay H6 has a bass port, which optimizes the bass performance, and drivers that are slightly angled to get the best distance and sound direction into the ears. The sound quality is way superior to other headphones we've used in the past including the Sennheiser or the Bowers & Wilkins.
If you don't want to be seen around wearing that huge red 'b' on your headphones, maybe its time for you to continue to embrace the best in life, just as you wouldn't want to be seen wearing a cheap watch. Headphones also available in black.
Sticker Price $399 USD. For more info on Bang & Olufsen Beoplay click here.