Bang & Olufsen EarSet 3i

I have come to realize that headphone are a very subjective thing.  What sounds good, and fits well to one, may not for another.  In the past ten years I have owned well over 20 different headsets.  It took me a while to find the ones that worked for me.  One of the headsets I tried were the Bang & Olufsen A8 Earphones, which share a lot of the audio characteristics of the Bang and Olufsen EarSet 3i  .

It was about 4 years I ago I first purchased these while on a trip to Las Vegas (this is before I lived here).  I was killing some time at the Fashion Show Mall, across from the Wynn, and I ended up in the Bang & Olufsen shop.  A dangerous place to be when you have time to kill.

I still had just gotten the iPhone at the time, and I was dying to find the perfect headphones to match.  So when I saw the Bang & Olufsen A8 Earphones, I had to have them.  The price point was a bit steep, but a barging for something that carried the Bang & Olufsen name.

As soon as I was out of the store, I put them to the test.  I liked the over-the-ear loop, but found it a bit uncomfortable.  But to be fair, I have some big f’n ears.  The sound was decent, possibly the most musical of any headphone I had plugged in yet.  I should also mention that these do look great.  They of course add some bulk to usual earbud style, but they match an iPhone quite nicely.

The only problem I think I would have with the Bang & Olufson EarSet 3i is the comfort level.  But I think if I had more human-like ears, these would have worked out wonderfully.  The reviews on Amazon are solid.

I can also speak to the Bang & Olufsen EarSet 2 Bluetooth.  I did not like that device at all.  I found the sound quality to be so-so, and the microphone picked up ambient noise like crazy.  Plus, it always felt a bit odd on my ear.  I would stay clear of that device.

The Bang & Olfsen EarSet 3 is listed at $250, but you can usually find them for $199 on sites like Amazon.


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