Traveling at the speed of style
BeoPlay H3 is designed by Jakob Wagner, who finds that one of the challenges of designing earphones is that with objects so close to the face, you get to affect people’s personality. Like eyewear, the design of an earphone becomes part of a person’s personality, what he or she communicates to the world, and therefore you have to be very conscious of what the design expresses.
With the B&O PLAY headphones significant studies in the shape and curves of the human ear have been carried out to find a suitable geometry that ensures you hear the music exactly the way the artist intended – wherever you go. The unique sound curve of the headphones provides a clean and powerful sound that reveals all the details in the music at any given volume level.
The BeoPlay H3 in-ear headphones is equipped with a bespoke 10.8 mm drivers and the new Micro bass port for a dynamic and balanced listening experience. The solid structure of the unibody aluminum frame allows acoustic precision that comes to light in a clear sound quality. In combination with the 23 vents it results in an open and undistorted sound stage. The BeoPlay H3 stands for the sound philosophy of Bang & Olufsen, according to the devices should reproduce the sound as authentic as humanly possible.
The major structural elements of H3 BeoPlay are made from fine anodized aluminum. Thanks to the long experience of Bang & Olufsen in the aluminum processing it succeeded to make the B&O PLAY headphones exceptionally lightweight, durable and scratch. The housing of the BeoPlay H3 is made of a high-quality solid piece of aluminum.
The round shape seemed at first to be an obvious choice, but after some investigation and a multitude of 3D modelling and testing, it was clear that, as the inner part of the ear is not really round, you have to find a shape that matches the actual shape of the ear better. Also you have to find some common ground to work from as the individual ear shape and size vary almost endlessly.
- Design: Jakob Wagner
- Finish: Aluminum, plastic
- Weight: Approx.12.8 g
- Driver: 10.8 mm
- Frequency range:20Hz – 16,000Hz
- Sensitivity:100dB / 1mW at1 kHz
- Impedance:18 ohms
- Connector: 3.5 mm, 4-pole (CTIAstandard)
- Remote control with microphone on cable (3 keys) (functionality depending on the phone)
- Cable length: 1.35 m