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Bang & Olufsen EarSet 2 Review

by December 15, 2006
Bang & Olufsen EarSet 2

Bang & Olufsen EarSet 2

  • Product Name: EarSet 2
  • Manufacturer: Bang & Olufsen
  • Performance Rating: StarStarStarhalf-star
  • Value Rating: StarStar
  • Review Date: December 15, 2006 00:00
  • MSRP: $ 350

Technology:  Bluetooth
Transmission range:  Up to 10 meters
Battery time:  4 hours talking, 100 hours standby
Charge time:  3 hours
Weight:  22 grams
Materials:  Aluminum and plastic


  • Aesthetics
  • Ease of operation


  • Price
  • Non-reversible
  • Uncomfortable after extended use


Bang & Olufsen has been synonymous with high design and contemporary aesthetics for years. It seems the minute they come out with a new product; it shows up in a movie or TV show (I think they use a Bang & Olufsen phone on the show Deal or No Deal). Their products seem to have that je ne sais quoi that just oozes style. But you pay for that style. Visiting a B1 store can be an eye opening and wallet empting experience. My visit to the B&O headquarters in Denmark showed that they do put a lot of thought and engineering into each of their products. Bluetooth headsets are becoming more and more popular. Most of them look remarkably similar – like half a tongue depressor sticking out of your ear. The EarSet 2 looks completely different. While I am a believer that looking different is a good thing, performance is what really matters.

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As Associate Editor at Audioholics, Tom promises to the best of his ability to give each review the same amount of attention, consideration, and thoughtfulness as possible and keep his writings free from undue bias and preconceptions. Any indication, either internally or from another, that bias has entered into his review will be immediately investigated. Substantiation of mistakes or bias will be immediately corrected regardless of personal stake, feelings, or ego.

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