Bang & Olusffen Form 2 headphone

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  1. JCstudios, Oct 27, 2012
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    Hi folks,

    Recently purchased this headphone for my partner, however I have not test this or experience the sound and comfort quality of this headphone.

    Would like to ask if anyone has experience with them?

    One things i know is they sure looks great.

    I need some opinion as to return this and get something else or...

    Thanks
     
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    I, myself, never heard 'em. Yet for a hundred dollars, these sure look interesting. I would recommend you try the P3 from Bowers & Wilkins. Then again, it really depends on what you "want" in terms of sound characteristics. That or what you generally listen to?

    Destroysall.
     
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    Edm and pop songs most likely.
    What would you recommend on the same price range?

    Like I said , they do look nice but one thing I'm worrying about is will it last?
     
  4. Destroysall, Oct 27, 2012
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    Sennheiser HD25SP. Its a great headphone, and is durable. It's a little bit more than the B&O, but its well worth the money.

    Destroysall.
     
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    I would go with headphones from either Sony, AKG, or Sennheiser. They're the big 3.
     
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    I agree with your recommendation, as I'm also a big fan of the P3 from Bowers & Wilkins; they are beautifully constructed, very portable and offer a lovely listening experience.
     
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    Bt they only comes in 2 colors.... And is a bit dearer than the B & O.

    It's for my partner. She doesn't care much of the sound quality.
     
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    True, but either colour looks stunning. Physically, these are attractive ear-phones/head-phones. Re cost, yes, the B & W are a bit dearer than the B & O, but the build quality is excellent.

    Also, while you say your partner doesn't much care about sound quality, given that we are discussing a set of head-phones/ear-phones, I'd argue that sound quality is the first feature that needs to be taken into consideration.

    Anyway, with the B&W, the sound quality is really extremely good. Besides, they are extraordinarily comfortable to wear. A few weeks ago, I wore them on a few long haul flights for several hours without any discomfort.
     
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    I'd still recommend the Sennheiser headphone, but the Bowers & Wilkins headphones are great. Another great manufacture to consider is Incase. Their headphones have been receiving numerous amounts of attention in the Head-Fi Community, especially the Incase Sonics.

    Destroysall.
     
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    Not much positives for the B & O Form2. Most people are complaining about its ear pod foam and discomfort after a long time on the heads.

    Yes it does looks good, and it makes a statement. However its not that good as a long haul headphone.

    I might return it in this case and consider other brands. Honestly, i think the only good thing about the Form 2 is Its design and looks.

    does anybody actually own one?
     
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    Have you considered the Philips Citiscape Downtown? Attractive, comfortable, and sound great for the price. You can get them for under £50 here in the UK so I assume that finding them for $75 isn't too difficult. If she's not interested in sound quality there's no real point spending more.
     

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