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Bang & Olufsen Beoplay H8i

Bang & Olufsen Beoplay H8i

from  $399+
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81 Engadget Score
There's a lot to like about this in spite of a few flaws.
81

There's a lot to like about this in spite of a few flaws.

How we score

The Engadget Score is a unique ranking of products based on extensive independent research and analysis by our expert editorial and research teams. The Global Score is arrived at only after curating hundreds, sometimes thousands of weighted data points (such as critic and user reviews).

Engadget Review

While the B&O Play H8i on-ear headphones sound good and have impressive battery life, they could be even better with a few more notches of volume.

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Pros
  • Premium materials
  • Up to 30 hours of battery life
  • Lightweight and decently comfortable
  • Crisp and clear audio
  • USB-C charging
Cons
  • Expensive compared to the competition
  • No touch controls
  • Unimpressive volume
  • Companion app offers minimal audio controls
81 Engadget Score
There's a lot to like about this in spite of a few flaws.
81

There's a lot to like about this in spite of a few flaws.

How we score

The Engadget Score is a unique ranking of products based on extensive independent research and analysis by our expert editorial and research teams. The Global Score is arrived at only after curating hundreds, sometimes thousands of weighted data points (such as critic and user reviews).

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80
Average Critic Score
 
80
PC Mag
The on-ear B&O Play Beoplay H8i headphones deliver strong, balanced Bluetooth audio and solid noise cancellation for a high price.
 
80
TechRadar
The B&O BeoPlay H8i are luxury headphones with an excellent battery life and good audio reproduction. They're on the pricey side and have a problem of slipping off your head easily.