Latest in Gear

Image credit:

Bang & Olufsen's pricey H8i headphones are currently $250 at Best Buy

The lower price makes them much more competitive.
63 Shares
Share
Tweet
Share

Sponsored Links

Billy Steele/Engadget

We liked Bang & Olufsen's H8i headphones between their premium construction, clear audio and comfort, but the $399 price was tough to swallow when the competition offered solid sound for less. Cost won't be an obstacle right now, though. Best Buy has dropped the price of the H8i to $250 as part of a clearance sale, making a pair far easier to justify if you're determined to put that upscale audio on your ears.

The H8i shares some things in common with the higher-end H9i (which wasn't on sale as we wrote this), but there are some key differences beyond cosmetics. It's an on-ear design instead of over-ear, it relies on physical buttons rather than touch and it lacks a removable battery. You do, however, get a much longer and quite competitive 30 hours of battery life with active noise cancellation and Bluetooth enabled. That could make them better-suited to long flights. About the only setback is the relatively low max volume -- you'll want to consider alternatives if you like things loud.

All products recommended by Engadget are selected by our editorial team, independent of our parent company. Some of our stories include affiliate links. If you buy something through one of these links, we may earn an affiliate commission.
Comment
Comments
Share
63 Shares
Share
Tweet
Share

Popular on Engadget

Roku is giving away 30 days of premium video

Roku is giving away 30 days of premium video

View
NASA warns Moon base plans might slip by a year

NASA warns Moon base plans might slip by a year

View
Lab-in-a-box test can detect COVID-19 in 5 minutes

Lab-in-a-box test can detect COVID-19 in 5 minutes

View
Facebook's experimental Stories feature lets users cross-post to Instagram

Facebook's experimental Stories feature lets users cross-post to Instagram

View
SpaceX launches its original Dragon capsule for the last time

SpaceX launches its original Dragon capsule for the last time

View

From around the web

Page 1Page 1ear iconeye iconFill 23text filevr