Sound with a bigger “bang”

lifestyle March 21, 2017 09:25

By The Nation



Sound with a bigger “bang”

Bang & Olufsen’s sister brand B&O Play, which targets young professionals, has just unveiled a new audio product. The H9 is a wireless, over-ear headphone that combines craftsmanship and comfort with noise cancelling performance that cocoons travellers from the roars of the city and immerses them completely in the music experience.

The headband is built up around a solid and lightweight aluminium frame covered with stitched cowhide leather, and underneath the soft lambskin coated ear cushion is adaptive memory foam that adapts to the shape and curve of the ear for comfort and breathability.

On the side of the right ear cup is an intuitive touch interface in anodised aluminium that captures the latest acoustic innovations from B&O Play. With this interface, you can – with just a single touch or swipe – activate the noise cancelling function, change songs, answer calls and control the volume. Made for travellers in all weather conditions, the interface works under humid conditions and with gloves on. 

Multiple microphones placed on the outside of the ear cushion as well as inside capture the noise before it reaches the ear and produce a reverse signal effectively cancelling out unwanted elements. H9 comes with up to 14 hours of noise cancelling music performance with just a three-hour charge. You can swap the battery in a snap, and if you run out, just attach an audio cord to keep listening to your music. If you forgot to turn your headphones off the intelligent battery-saving function will automatically kick in. It is also compatible with Beoplay App for Android, iPhone and Apple Watch, which gives you a variety of options for personalising your listening experience.

It’s available at B&O Play Store at the Crystal Veranda on Ekamai-Ramindra Road and at Bang & Olufsen Concept Store on the first floor of Gaysorn shopping centre.