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29 December 2005 @ 12:48 am
Bang & Olufsen iPod Earphones  

Does anybody out there own a pair of Bang & Olufsen iPod Earphones? I'm thinking that with the amount of iPodding I do at work it might be nice to have something better than the standard-issue MacBuds but I'm not sure how the hookie-guys on the B&Os would get along with my glasses frames so I figured that maybe if one of you owns a pair they could opine about this …


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kip_wkip_w on December 29th, 2005 02:19 pm (UTC)
No, I don't own those. What I did get was a pair of $40 Sony ear buds, and I've been surprisingly pleased with them. They deliver some sound, and they have little baffles that keep out a lot of room noise (pulling them out a fraction of a smidgen lets some noise back in, if desired). I was a little dubious when I got them, expecting the thin wires to die soon, but they've held out for a good while now, so far.

How expensive are the B&O's? They hang over the ear, you say? I've tried all number of earphones, including ones that hang, and so far these Sonys (and I'm not thrilled with Sony's stance on root kits, but I got these before all that was an issue) stay in my ear with less trouble than most others I've tried.
Fred A Levy Haskell: eyes of the Fredcritterfredcritter on December 30th, 2005 02:59 am (UTC)

Sony ear buds, eh? Hmmmmmm.

How expensive are the B&O's?
$159 at the Apple Store. Which seems like rather a lot, but, then, while I was in MSP airport waiting for our plane to Tucson the other week, I tried on the Bose noise-cancelling guys (~$300?) and was amazed—if it wasn't for that I want them for work where I need to have at least a little bleed of ambient sound so people can get my attention, I might well have bought them.

They hang over the ear, you say?
Yup. Observe:
Bang & Olufsen A8 Headphones

Thanks for the input!