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Evolving an icon: Bang & Olufsen updates the classic Earset to add wireless capabilities

By Marcus Wong - on 4 May 2018, 12:09pm

Evolving an icon: Bang & Olufsen updates the classic Earset to add wireless capabilities

Originally designed by Anders Hermansen in the 90s, Bang & Olufsen’s Earset earphones were built with a strong focus on the basic architecture of the arm, piston and earhook. As a whole, the earphones were meant to adapt to your ear, giving you the best fit possible, with finely-treated aluminum and soft rubber parts used to allow you to effortless adjustments and flexibility.

The 2018 version keeps these principles, but has been updated so the eartip sits in the concha of the ear with the housing supported by an earhook for better ergonomics. Built with an open design, the Earset allows you to stay in touch with your surroundings while listening to your music.

It comes with an inline remote and microphone, and has gained wireless Bluetooth capabilities thanks to a rechargeable battery that offers up to five hours of wireless playback on a single charge.

While the Earset is specifically tuned for music by Bang & Olufsen’s sound engineers during production, digital equalizers inside the Bluetooth chipset are also used to fine tune the final sound performance, so even the last part of the sound waves’ journey is as perfect as possible. The headphones have a frequency range of 20Hz-20kHz, support Bluetooth 4.2 and AAC codecs, and have an impedance of just 32 Ohm. They weigh just 30g.

The Bang & Olufsen Earset will retail for S$429 and come in a choice of Graphite Brown or White.

Graphite Brown is available at Bang & Olufsen Grand Hyatt, Bang & Olufsen Takashimaya, Analogue +, Apple Premium Resellers, Changi Airport Duty Free, Newstead, Robinsons, Tangs and other leading independent retailers from mid-May 2018 and White from June 1st 2018.