Bang & Olufsen H3 (2nd generation)
In-ear headphones with iPhone® control (Black)
Bang & Olufsen H3 (2nd generation) - Inline remote for controlling music and phone calls on an iPhone
Our take on the Bang & Olufsen H3 (2nd generation) by Crutchfield's Jeff Miller
The cure for edgy sound
Cheap earbuds can be grating on your ears. They often sound harsh, particularly with high-frequency sounds like cymbals. The Bang & Olufsen BeoPlay H3 in-ear headphones are a significant upgrade from whatever earbuds came with your smartphone. They offer smooth sound, with high frequencies that have plenty of detail without the hard edges. Their warm midrange makes vocals stand out, and the bass response is never bloated or boomy.
Beautifully crafted stainless steel earbuds
Take a close look at the H3's stainless steel earpieces and you'll notice lots of tiny holes surrounding the B&O logo. Those holes allow small amounts of air to flow into the enclosures, for sound that's more open and spacious — a cool feature we don't see often in in-ear headphones.
Calls and control with your iPhone®
The BeoPlay H3's built-in three-button remote offers volume and track control on Apple devices. There's also a tiny built-in microphone for taking calls — or talking to SIRI® — while your iPhone remains in your pocket or bag.
The H3 headphones feature soft rubber ear tips that are angled for better sound isolation. There are four pairs included, so that you can find the right size and fit.
- 10.8mm dynamic drivers housed in semi-open stainless steel earpieces offer spacious sound
- 47" cable with miniplug connector
- in-line three-button remote lets you control music and volume on an iPhone, iPod® , or iPad®
- built-in microphone lets you take calls with an iPhone
- includes four pairs of extra-soft rubber ear tips to ensure a comfortable, secure fit
- slightly angled for better sound and noise isolation
- airline adapter for in-flight entertainment systems
- carrying pouch included
- frequency response: 20-16,000 Hz
- weight: 0.56 ounces
- designed by Jakob Wagner
- warranty: 2 years
- Our 60-day money-back guarantee
What's in the Box:
- In-ear headphones (black) with 49" cable with in-line remote/mic (straight 3.5mm plug)
- 4 Pairs of silicone rubber ear tips (XS / S / M / L)
- Airline adapter
- Soft cloth storage pouch
- Quick Start Guide
Good sound overall Nice bass. Several size ear tips allow for a secure fit that blocks most outside noise.
Anonymous, Mechanicsburg, Pa
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Features and Specs
|Mic For Taking Calls||Yes|
|Frequency Response||20-16k Hz|
|1/4-inch Adapter Included||No|
|Parts Warranty||2 Years|
|Labor Warranty||2 Years|
Overview: The Bang & Olufsen BeoPlay H3 (2nd generation) is an ultra-light in-ear headphone with high-performance sound. The H3 has a lightweight metal housing with 10.8mm dynamic drivers, and comes with an in-line remote and microphone that is compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod. When not in use, the H3 can be stored in the included soft cloth pouch.
Design: The BeoPlay H3 (2nd gen) weighs only 0.58 ounces, and is comfortable to wear for hours. The machined metal body has 26 ventilation holes to provide acoustic precision for a clear musical experience. This semi-open design delivers a well-balanced soundstage with accurate highs, a focused middle, and natural bass that isn't over-emphasized. You'll hear your music the way the artists intended it.
Ear Tips: The H3 comes with four pairs (XS, S, M, and L) of silicone rubber ear tips, ensuring you get an airtight fit regardless of the shape or size of your ear.
Cable: The H3 features a 49" cord that terminates into a straight 3.5mm plug. There is an in-line 3-button remote and microphone that is compatible with select Apple iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch. It has limited functionality for Android devices (play/pause). The outer buttons control Volume Up and Volume Down. The center button controls various music playback and phone call commands.
Airline Adapter: Included with the headphones is a dual-plug airline adapter, which allows you to use your headphones with in-flight entertainment systems.
- Frequency Response: 20Hz to 16kHz
- Drivers: 10.8mm dynamic
- Dimensions: Width 0.547", Height 1.02", Depth 0.84"
- Weight: 0.56 ounces
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