Beoplay H8 is the top-of-the-line on-ear wireless headphone of Bang & Olufsen’s B&O PLAY Collection. In most aspects, H8 is quite similar as the company’s flagship over-ear wireless headphone, the Beoplay H9, except for its more portable on-ear form factor.
Pampered in soft genuine lambskin and cowhide, and enforced by polished anodized aluminum, Beoplay H8 is one of the most luxurious on-ear headphones in the market. And it is definitely one of the most comfortable on-ear headphones we have experienced. Weighing just 255 grams, it is designed to fit your active and commuting lifestyle.
As with Beoplay H9, Beoplay H8 is controlled via the intuitive touch interface on the beautifully polished anodized aluminum back plate of the ear cups. It gives you full control over your music and calls with simple gestures, even if you’re wearing gloves. A quick swipe turns ambient noise down and lets you focus on your favorite music tracks. Its hybrid noise cancellation technology uses two microphones to accurately capture and measure ambient noise and effectively cancel it out with the opposite signal.
Connectivity can be done via Bluetooth or the included cord. It is certainly not the best choice for bass heads. However, if clear, detailed and easy listening sound is what you are looking for, then you would appreciate the sound of Beoplay H8.
If you prefer a more expansive listening experience, and do not mind the slightly extra bulk added by over-ear form factor, then we recommend that you check out the Beoplay H9.
Other headphones in Bang & Olufsen’s Beoplay Collection: