Tuesday, January 7th 2014

B&O PLAY by Bang & Olufsen Announces Form 2i Headphones

B&O PLAY today announces one of the world's longest living headphones on the market, Form 2, is now updated and relaunched with new features including a microphone, 3-button remote and improved comfort, as well as a new name, Form 2i.

Form 2i is an ultra-light and stylish on-ear headphone with an impressive and honest stereo sound. Today's introduction at CES 2014 builds upon the popularity of its predecessor - plus the fact that it is part of the permanent collection at Museum of Modern Art in New York and widely recognized as a truly iconic piece of design.

ALWAYS IN FASHION
Back in 1983 Steve McGugan, by then a 23-year old Canadian industrial designer, designed what would become one of the most popular headphones ever - Form 2.

Originally conceived as a stylish, portable and sleek alternative to the other headphones that were on the market back in the Walkman days of the 80s - this trendsetting headphone has managed to stay relevant through a period of time where consumer electronics were possessions that were frequently changed with short-life spans.

Today, more than 30 years after McGugan did his first sketches and 3D cardboard models, Form 2 receives a welcomed update with the addition of in-line microphone, 3-button remote and improved comfort design. Form 2i will be available in a total of 6 vibrant and everlasting colors: Black, White and Red - joined by the new additions Blue, Green and Grey.

"Keeping the design aesthetics simple and streamlined - and the weight down to an astoundingly low 90g (3.17 ounces), has ensured the timelessness and iconic status of Form 2 - and with the updates presented today it is B&O PLAY's intention to build upon than popularity for the next 30 years," states Henrik Taudorf Lorensen, Executive Vice President of B&O PLAY.

SOUNDS AS GREAT AS EVER
The sound profile is the same as back in the days: Authentic and clean - bringing you sound the way the artists intended it - with no tweaks or over-emphasized bass.

The soundstage of Form 2i is well-defined - it's a combination of a good bass, a focused middle range and precise high frequency tones.

AN EVEN BETTER FIT
Form 2i weighs in at only 90 grams (3.17 ounces) - making it ultra light and perfectly suited for a life on the go.

The improved foam on the ear pads guarantees an even better comfort - and when you combine that with the weight and ergonomics of the headphones you get a piece of audio equipment you can use comfortably for extended periods of time.

PRICING
Form 2i will be priced at EUR 129 / USD 129 / DKK 999

Available at Bang & Olufsen stores, the B&O PLAY online store (www.beoplay.com) and selected design and department stores from February 2014.
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3 Comments on B&O PLAY by Bang & Olufsen Announces Form 2i Headphones

#1
AsRock
TPU addict
O hell no.. way to open for my taste and anyways their B&O YUK...... Sure some people like their over priced stuff but i never came across any company that offended my hearing so much
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SaltyFish
by: AsRock
O hell no.. way to open for my taste and anyways their B&O YUK...... Sure some people like their over priced stuff but i never came across any company that offended my hearing so much
More than BOSE, Monster, SOL Republic, and Beats? o.0

And yes, closed headphones are the way to go for portable/outdoor use.
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AsRock
TPU addict
I don't like BOSE either and still would not like them if the prices were cheap in price, I just don't like the sound.
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