09. 24. 2007
Bang & Olufsen Form 2: Headphone happiness at last!
I've been in search of the perfect over-the-head headphones that I can leave at work, since I recently realized that my earbuds actually hurt my ears (a combination of the intensity of my music and the way they fit into my ears, and my low pain threshold). At home I have my bulky-but-beautiful Bose, but I didn't want to make another $100+ investment for something that will definitely result in back-to-back bad hair days and ultimately may end up walking off without me one night.
Enter Bang & Olufsen Form 2. These headphones are definitely the most stylish and comfortable over-the-head ones I've sampled. I picked them up in the Apple Store (I actually bought two pairs). Form 2 fits over-the-head, but feels as if they're floating on your ears instead. Bang & Olufsen, a company known for slick, minimalist design, created Form 2 to be lightweight and easily adjusted for maximum comfort.
Sound isn't sacrificed for beauty, the dynamic drive units prove to be a true and well-defined sound-stage with a good bass, focused middle and precise highs. The 3 meter long connecting cable gives you room to spin around in your chair or get up and walk to your bookshelf without hitting "pause."
Price: $100 at Amazon.