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Bang & Olufsen A8

Bang & Olufsen A8
alaScore 82

331 reviews

Oct, 2015

alaTest has collected and analyzed 331 reviews of Bang & Olufsen A8. The average rating for this product is 4.1/5, compared to an average rating of 4.0/5 for other Headphones for all reviews. People really like the durability and usability. The comfort and design are also appreciated, whereas there are mixed comments on the reliability and price.

sound, design, comfort, usability, durability

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Headphones the Bang & Olufsen A8 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 82/100 = Very good quality.

Review analysis

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Consumer review by: ( review summary for Bang & Olufsen A8


alaTest has collected and analyzed 30 user reviews of Bang & Olufsen A8 from The average user rating for this product is 2.6/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.0/5 for other Headphones on People are impressed by the size and usability. The durability and design are also mentioned favorably. There are some critical comments about the portability and reliability. Reviews about the bass quality and comfort are mixed.

sound, design, durability, usability, size

price, reliability, portability

53% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Bang & Olufsen A8 Ear PhonesBang & Olufsen A 8 In-Ear Headphones (1.2 m Cable, Leather Case, Earpads) WhiteBang & Olufsen A 8 In-Ear Headphones (1.2 m Cable, 3.5 mm Cinch Connection, Leather Case, Earpads) White

Oct, 2015

Consumer review by: ( review summary for Bang & Olufsen A8


alaTest has collected and analyzed 155 user reviews of Bang & Olufsen A8 from The average user rating for this product is 4.3/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.9/5 for other Headphones on Reviewers are impressed by the usability and bass quality. The design and comfort are also mentioned favorably, but many are critical about the reliability. There are mixed comments on the size and portability.

sound, comfort, design, bass quality, usability


88% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Bang & Olufsen A8 EarphonesBang & Olufsen A8 Earphones (Orange)Earphones

Oct, 2015

Expert review by: Dave Rees (

Bang & Olufsen A8 Headphones Review


When my wife drags me to the mall, I take the opportunity to visit our Apple Store. While the Gadgeteer Kid ‘tests' the floor iMacs, I look around for review-worthy technology to potentially play with. During these times, I have fondled the Bang &...

Very well made ; Excellent build materials ; Engineered for the active user ; Three way adjust-ability ; Great sounding/well balanced listening experience

Somewhat expensive

Jan, 2010

Expert review by: Adam Weinberg (

Bang & Olufsen A8 Earphones


Apple knows these earphones are better than what they offer - that's why they're for sale at

Known for its high-end electronics and finely tuned audio technology, Bang & Olufsen has brought its elite reputation to the A8 earphones. Crafted with individual comfort and unrivaled sound in mind, the A8 earphones carry the same minimalist aesthetic...

Expert review by: Libby Plummer (

Bang & Olufsen A8 Earphones review


This week, Pocket-lint is gearing up for the ski season with plenty of gadgets to keep you kitted out on the slopes. If you're a skier or boarder and you can't bear to be parted from your tunes, then you'll be needing some earphones that don't fall out...

Good audio, slick design, adjustable, lightweight

High price

There's no denying that these are earphones are expensive, but the slick design and good audio help to sweeten the pill

Feb, 2011

Expert review by: Ty Pendlebury (

Bang & Olufsen A8 Earphones


The original and still the best, the Bang & Olufsen A8 Earphones sound good and look great, but if you're looking for an exciting result these aren't for you.

Uncharacteristically inexpensive ; Balanced sound ; Premium build and looks

Uncomfortable fit ; Not suited to bass fiends

The real clincher for music fans is the price: they're AU$70 cheaper than the Creative set. If out-and-out detail isn't your main goal, and you're looking for a smooth-sounding headphone that's not outrageously expensive then the Bang & Olufsen A8 is a...

Jul, 2009

Expert review by: Macworld Australia Staff (

Group test: Earphones


You can't go round the stores trying out earphones, so we've done it for you. All products rated at their pricepoint.

Definitely one of the best pairs of earphones we’ve used, but expensive at $500.

Nov, 2012

Expert review by: Joe Minihane (

Bang&Olufsen A8 review


B&O has given its excellent A8 headphones a colourful makeover, but do they still sound up to scratch? And how do they compare to the excellent Creative Aurvana Air? Read our full Bang&Olufsen A8 review now and we'll tell you whether they're worth a punt.

Great sound, great looks and excellent value

Bass could be better

A stunning pair of headphones worth every penny

Sep, 2009

Expert review by: (

Bang & Olufsen A8


Aluminium earphones offering 50 to 200,000Hz frequency response. Includes in-flight adaptor, extension cord and additional earpads. Weighs 22g. The good You probably can't afford a full B&O home hi-fi or you'd have someone to look at websites like this...

Sonically irreproachable, stylistically stunning and surprisingly affordable, the A8’s are best thing to come out of Denmark since bacon-flavoured Vikings. Bang & Olufsen A8 is tagged with Bang & Olufsen A8 and headphones. Select a tag (Bang & Olufsen...

Sep, 2009

Consumer review by: CRB38 (

Fantastic headphones


I absolutely love these headphones. This is my second pair of headphones from B&O and the old ones lasted me over 4 years and the only reason I got a new pair is because I wanted one :-). They fit perfectly around the ear. I sweat a lot and they don't...

Durable, Stylish, Good Bass, Great Sound, Compact, Lightweight, Good Value, Comfortable

Feb, 2012

Consumer review by: (

Bang & Olufsen A8


If you bought this A8 from Ebay... used, new, from china/japan/korea/hongkong/singapore whatever, then sorry your A8 is FAKE. I can assure you 150%.

Dec, 2011

Consumer review by: NP (

Love these


I use these with my Samsung Galaxy SII. I love the build and ease of use. I have small ears and the regular earbud headphones almost always cause me discomfort after prolonged use. These headphones are awesome. Though the only downside I can think of...

Comfortable, Good Bass, Stylish, Lightweight, Great Sound

Nov, 2011

Product Specifications

All too often, earphones must sacrifice comfort for the sake of sound quality and vice versa. Bang & Olufsen has struck the perfect balance with earphones that embody both - designed to fit the individual ear and deliver unsurpassed sound quality. With conventional earphones much of the sound never makes it into the ear. To stop this kind of leakage, Apple has developed earphones that can be adjusted to fit the contours and curves of the individual ear. The earphones are crafted from anodized aluminum and hard rubber giving them both flexibility and robust durability.

Audio Output

Connectivity Technology:Wired
Headphones Form Factor:Over-the-ear
Headphones Type:Binaural
Product Type:Headphones
Response Bandwidth:50 - 20000Hz
Sound Output Mode:Stereo

Audio System

Recommended Use:Portable audio system

Dimensions & Weight



Manufacturer:Apple/Bang & Olufsen
Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:Bang & Olufsen

Remote Control

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