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Bang & Olufsen A8

Bang & Olufsen A8
alaScore 83

288 reviews

Apr, 2014

alaTest has collected and analyzed 288 reviews from magazines and websites. Opinions about the usability and bass quality are generally positive. The design and comfort also get good comments, but views about the reliability and value for money are different.

sound, comfort, design, bass quality, usability

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 83/100 = Very good quality.

Review analysis

(Based on 288 reviews)

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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

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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...

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Amazon review summary for Bang & Olufsen A8


alaTest has collected and analyzed 154 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

sound, comfort, bass quality, design, portability

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


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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

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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%.

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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

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I would buy this Product again and again


I use this product everday to work out.

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

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Great sound and comfort headphones


Extremely durable, my first set lasted over 5 years before I lost them.

Stylish, Durable, Comfortable, Great Sound

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did not meet my expectations


While I loved the style and comfort, I could not understand why such pricy headphones had such poor bass range. I compared them with a cheap pair of VModas and played the second movement of Berlioz' Symphonie Fantastique. I could practically not hear...

Comfortable, Lightweight, Stylish

Poor Sound

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Wonderful pair of earphones


this the best pair of earphones i ever own. A little pricey but worth it

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

Unattractive Design

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

Type: None