Excerpt: When my wife drags me to the mall, I take the opportunity to visit our Apple Store. While the Gadgeteer Kid ‘tests’ the floor iMacs, I look around for review-worthy technology to potentially play with. During these times, I have fondled the Bang & Olufsen A8 Headphones (package) countless times…. Their unique high-tech look, quality metal construction and active design are really the draw for me.
Pros: Very well made, Excellent build materials, Engineered for the active user, Three way adjust-ability, Great sounding/well balanced listening experience
Conclusion: Sonically irreproachable, stylistically stunning and surprisingly affordable, the A8’s are best thing to come out of Denmark since bacon-flavoured Vikings.
Pros: You probably can’t afford a full B&O home hi-fi or you’d have someone to look at websites like this for you, while you light cigars with £20 notes in your 747’s hot-tub. But you can afford probably the best earphones on the markets today. The anodised aluminium A8s are built to last, with resilient (and comfortable) rubber arms that should fit all but the most cauliflower-esque lugholes. Sound is clear, precise and warm, powerful without being over-powering. You even ...
Cons: A 1.2m cable allows you to listen to your music while your valet carries the iPod three paces behind you – or alternatively means you’ll constantly be tangling yourself up in it. And while the A8s are never wimpy, don’t expect the bass to match full ear-canal jobs from Shure or Etymotic.
Summary: Known for its high-end electronics and finely tuned audio technology, Bang & Olufsen has brought its elite reputation to the A8 earphones. Crafted with individual comfort and unrivaled sound in mind, the A8 earphones carry the same minimalist aesthetic for which Bang & Olufsen is famous. Expensive and impressive-looking, these one-of-a-kind earphones offer crisp and clear sound that will get the most out of your iPod or even iPhone .
Conclusion: The B&O A8 earphones are designed to be robust and flexible and that's certainly the case, thanks to the solid build quality and various adjustable elements. While the earphones are not necessarily designed for sport, they are fairly secure, making them a good option for low-impact activies like bike-riding. The fact that they're small and lightweight is also to their credit.
Pros: Good audio, slick design, adjustable, lightweight
Conclusion: Med alt for mange MP3-afspillere og mobiltelefoner følger et sæt hovedtelefoner af en så tvivlsom kvalitet, at man kan blive i tvivl om hvorvidt producenterne rent faktisk står og griner af deres kunder. Det er synd. Musik er langt mere end blot tidsfordriv, og det kan B&O Earphones A8 i høj grad være med til at skrive under på.
Excerpt: Grundsätzlich ist der A 8 recht neutral abgestimmt. Zudem verfügt er über eine exzellente Auflösung. Allerdings werden Fans der tiefen Töne mit den Sound nicht ganz zufrieden sein, denn die In Ears verfügen über wenig Bass und Grundton. Wir vergeben 4 von 5 Sternen.