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Bang & Olufsen Headphones - A8

Abt Model: 1640511 | UPC Code: 5705260039580
Bang & Olufsen - A8  - Headphones
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$165.00  
Electro-Dynamic Speaker/ Adjustable For Proper Fit/ Includes Specially Designed Leather Carrying Case/ Crafted From Anodised Aluminium And Hard Rubber/ Black And Aluminum Finish
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Bang & Olufsen A8 Headphones- Model 1640511

All too often, earphones must sacrifice comfort for the sake of sound quality and vice versa. Bang & Olufsen has struck the perfect balance with earphones that embody both - designed to fit the individual ear and deliver unsurpassed sound quality.

With conventional earphones much of the sound never makes it into the ear. To stop this kind of leakage, B&O has developed earphones that can be adjusted to fit the contours and curves of the individual ear. The speaker unit itself can be moved up or down or side to side until the most comfortable and effective position is found. This ensures that they sit comfortably and firmly regardless of whether you’re jogging or just relaxing.

Features:

  • Perfect Materials
    The earphones are crafted from anodised aluminium and hard rubber giving them both flexibility and robust durability. They come with their own specially designed leather carrying case that also includes a two metre extension cord for use with stationary equipment.
  • Proper Fit
    Just like fitting a pair of spectacles, the earphones are placed over the ears and adjusted to suit the wearer. The speaker unit itself can be moved up or down or side to side until the most comfortable and effective position is found. This ensures that they sit comfortably and firmly regardless of whether you’re jogging or just relaxing.
  • Carrying Case
    They come with their own specially designed leather carrying case that also includes a two metre extension cord for use with stationary equipment.
  • Contours And Curves
    With conventional earphones much of the sound never makes it into the ear. To stop this kind of leakage, B&O has developed earphones that can be adjusted to fit the contours and curves of the individual ear.

Specifications:

  • Principle: Electro-dynamic speaker In-ear type (intra concha earphone)
  • Frequency range: 50 - 20,000 Hz
  • Impedance: 19 Ohm
  • Finish: Aluminium
  • Cord: 1,2 M (4 Ft.)
  • Plug: Mini-Jack, 3.5 mm (0.137 in.)
  • Included
    • Leather carrying case
    • Cordextention
    • Extra earpads

Approximate Dimensions:

  • Width: 1 3/8"
  • Height: 2 5/16"
  • Depth: 9/16"

Approximate Weight:

  • One Earphone: 0.28 oz
  • Complete Set: 0.78 oz
  • Shipping: 5 lbs
More reasons to buy the Bang & Olufsen A8 from Abt Electronics
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  • The Bang & Olufsen A8 is Brand New.
  • The Bang & Olufsen A8 Ships in a Factory Sealed Box.
  • Abt ships this product for free!
 
TypeIn-Ear
Wired Or WirelessWired
iPod ControlsNo
Sound IsolatingNo
Noise CancelingNo
Mobile Phone ControlsNo
MicrophoneNo
Power SwitchNo
Volume ControlNo
Water ResistantNo
  

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Bang & Olufsen Headphones
 
4.5

(based on 17 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (12)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (3)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (0)

88%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Great sound (16)
  • Comfortable (15)
  • Lightweight (13)
  • Stylish (11)
  • Compact (8)

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Working out (12)
    • Portable devices (11)
    • Music (10)
    • Travel (9)
    • Relaxing (7)
      • Primary use:
      • Personal (9)
      • Reviewer Profile:
      • Audiophile (7), Traveler (5)
      • Primary Use:
      • Working out (5)
      • Was this a gift?:
      • No (11)

    Most Liked Positive Review

     

    Meets B&O Expectations

    I absolutely love the quality. Its clarity is phenomenal, it truly is. It fits on my ear and I never worry about it falling off. It's a pricey product, but you are...Read complete review

    I absolutely love the quality. Its clarity is phenomenal, it truly is. It fits on my ear and I never worry about it falling off. It's a pricey product, but you are getting the Bang & Olufsen quality for it. If you are looking for headphones/earphones, understand that this brand comes with a price. Simply put, expect to pay a price. It comes with a beautiful leather case, which really makes me confident that this will last a long time. I'm still in awe of how high quality these earphones are.

    I did not give this product 5 stars because of one thing: I cannot get the earphones to fit snug into my ear. This diminishes the volume. The max volume is plenty loud, but I like keeping my iPod on a low volume so the whole world doesn't hear what I'm listening to. Otherwise, I might as well carry loudspeakers.

    VS

    Most Liked Negative Review

     

    Not Durable at all!

    As much as I love the sound more than any earbuds I've used, which is why I bought them a second time, I continue to find the weak thin guage wire to fail at...Read complete review

    As much as I love the sound more than any earbuds I've used, which is why I bought them a second time, I continue to find the weak thin guage wire to fail at both the plug connection and intersection where it splits off to the individual ears. I always store them in the case provided and now see the wire splitting because of the frequency I wrap the wire around the carrying case. For the kind of money being spent, surely a heavier guage wire would go a long way to providing better durability.

    Reviewed by 17 customers

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    5.0

    Great headphones

    By aa

    from Chicago area

    About Me Audiophile

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Comfortable
    • Great Sound

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Music
      • Working Out

      Comments about Bang & Olufsen Headphones:

      Sounds much better than traditional ear buds, and comparable to other $200 headphones. Much more accurate sound reproduction than beats or other bass heavy phones.

      • Primary Use:
      • Working out
      • Was this a gift?:
      • No

      Comment on this review

       
      5.0

      Now You Can Listen and Actually Hear

      By The Real Ikester

      from Highland Park, IL

      About Me Walking Or At The Health

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Comfortable
      • Compact
      • Durable
      • Good Bass
      • Good Value
      • Great Sound
      • Lightweight
      • Pleasurable
      • Stylish

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Portable Devices
        • Working Out

        Comments about Bang & Olufsen Headphones:

        Makes my workouts a symphony.

        • Primary Use:
        • Working out
        • Was this a gift?:
        • No

        Comment on this review

         
        4.0

        Bang & Olufsen A8 Headphones-Great Sound

        By Bang

        from Geneva, IL

        About Me Frequent Traveler

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Comfortable
        • Compact
        • Great Sound
        • Lightweight

        Cons

        • Durabilty

        Best Uses

        • Music
        • Portable Devices
        • Relaxing
        • Traveling
        • With My Computer

        Comments about Bang & Olufsen Headphones:

        The B&A 3i headphone is a better product if the intended use is the Apple I-Pod. That's a 5 star rated device in my opinion, because the additional manual control is very convenient. Otherwise B&A A8 headphone is far superior, for lots of reasons, compared to other competing headphones. I think it's well worth the extra money, if for no other reason the sound quality.

        • Primary Use:
        • Traveling
        • Was this a gift?:
        • Yes

        Comment on this review

         
        5.0

        Great running partner

        By Marco the runner

        from woodridge,Il

        About Me Runner

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Comfortable
        • Great Sound
        • Lightweight
        • Stylish

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Working Out

          Comments about Bang & Olufsen Headphones:

          My main use for these headphones are for my daily running routine. I cant begin to tell you how annoying it is when you have to keep adjusting your earbuds mid workout, well i no longer have that problem. These headphones wrap nicely around the ear which prevents them from falling off, and the sound is just perfect. At first they were a little strange to get used to but give it a couple days and you will learn how to adjust them perfectly to your ears...

          • Primary Use:
          • Working out
          • Was this a gift?:
          • No

          Comment on this review

           
          5.0

          Excellent sound. Great design.

          By Ed

          from Baltimore, MD

          About Me Audiophile

          Verified Buyer
          Site Member

          Pros

          • Comfortable
          • Compact
          • Great Sound
          • Lightweight

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Music
            • Portable Devices
            • Relaxing
            • Traveling

            Comments about Bang & Olufsen Headphones:

            IF you want clear sound that is not "beefed up," etc., you'll love these earphones. Not pretentious. Just good quality sound.

            • Primary Use:
            • Listening to iPod
            • Was this a gift?:
            • No

            Comment on this review

            (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

             
            3.0

            Not Durable at all!

            By JB Fitness Fan

            from Chicago, iL

            About Me Gear Head

            Pros

            • Good Bass
            • Great Sound
            • Lightweight

            Cons

            • Flimsy Construction

            Best Uses

            • Portable Devices
            • Working Out

            Comments about Bang & Olufsen Headphones:

            As much as I love the sound more than any earbuds I've used, which is why I bought them a second time, I continue to find the weak thin guage wire to fail at both the plug connection and intersection where it splits off to the individual ears. I always store them in the case provided and now see the wire splitting because of the frequency I wrap the wire around the carrying case. For the kind of money being spent, surely a heavier guage wire would go a long way to providing better durability.

            • Primary Use:
            • Working out
            • Was this a gift?:
            • No

            Comment on this review

             
            5.0

            Fantastic headphones

            By CRB38

            from Bethesda, MD

            About Me Runner

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Comfortable
            • Compact
            • Durable
            • Good Bass
            • Good Value
            • Great Sound
            • Lightweight
            • Stylish

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Music
              • Working Out

              Comments about Bang & Olufsen Headphones:

              I absolutely love these headphones. This is my second pair of headphones from B&O and the old ones lasted me over 4 years and the only reason I got a new pair is because I wanted one :-). They fit perfectly around the ear. I sweat a lot and they don't fall out and the sound is fantastic. They are light weight and they adjust to the ear. They are worth every $ I spent on them.

              • Primary Use:
              • Working out
              • Was this a gift?:
              • No

              Comment on this review

               
              5.0

              Love these

              By NP

              from Des Moines, IA

              About Me Frequent Traveler

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Comfortable
              • Good Bass
              • Great Sound
              • Lightweight
              • Stylish

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Portable Devices
                • Traveling

                Comments about Bang & Olufsen Yellow A8 Series Earphones:

                I use these with my Samsung Galaxy SII. I love the build and ease of use. I have small ears and the regular earbud headphones almost always cause me discomfort after prolonged use. These headphones are awesome. Though the only downside I can think of is that they are quite expensive. I hope they last - I have only used these for about 3 months now.

                • Primary Use:
                • Traveling
                • Was this a gift?:
                • No

                Comment on this review

                 
                5.0

                I would buy this Product again and again

                By Bid Ask

                from Chicago, IL

                About Me Professional

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Comfortable
                • Compact
                • Good Bass
                • Good Value
                • Great Sound
                • Stylish

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Working Out

                  Comments about Bang & Olufsen Green A8 Series Earphones:

                  I use this product everday to work out.

                  • Primary use:
                  • Personal
                  • Was this a gift?:
                  • No

                  Comment on this review

                   
                  4.0

                  Great sound and comfort headphones

                  By Irv

                  from Stamford, CT

                  About Me Audiophile, Frequent Traveler

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Comfortable
                  • Durable
                  • Great Sound
                  • Stylish

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Music
                    • Portable Devices
                    • Traveling
                    • With My Computer
                    • Working Out

                    Comments about Bang & Olufsen Headphones:

                    Extremely durable, my first set lasted over 5 years before I lost them.

                    • Primary use:
                    • Personal
                    • Was this a gift?:
                    • No

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