Danish electronics giant Bang & Olufsen need little introduction. Consistently producing timeless design with high quality materials, B&O have recently released these incredibly beautiful BeoPlay H6 headphones. A pair I have been fortunate enough to test hours on end over the past week.
Firstly, the design of the BeoPlay H6 is hugely impressive, striking the right balance of classic and modern design influences, resulting in a simple, elegant, and extremely comfortable pair of headphones. The design itself was conceived by Jakob Wagner, and with a choice of black or natural leather, it is a perfect match for the style-conscious consumer who refuses to compromise quality in sound, design or craftsmanship.
The natural, stitched cow leather cover and soft lambskin ear pads, which I am currently using, should age gracefully with use. My favourite design features however, (aside from being the most comfortable headphones I have ever worn) are the detachable audio cable and the ports in both speakers. This not only allows you to decide which side to insert the cable, it also allows you to share your audio with others.
For such high-end headphones, there is high expectations for the BeoPlay H6 when it comes to sound quality. Perhaps I need to test them more thoroughly, but so far, the sound balance is remarkable - refined, with a clear midrange, as well as the bass and treble perfectly balanced, unless you enjoy a more noticeable bass presence.
B&O's focus with this product is clear:
An honest sound, portrayed the way the artist intended it - with no tweaks.