Day: April 2, 2018

Bang & Olufsen headphones

I got my first Bang & Olufsen piece of equipment today, the H9i wireless headphones.

I remember the first time I ever saw and touched a B&O stereo. This was probably in 1982 or 1983 and I was 12 or 13 years old. A friend’s dad had a stereo that had no physical buttons, everything was controlled by touch. It didn’t look like a piece of electronic equipment. It was flat whereas stereo equipment was rectangular. It had a few subtle lights compared to the big LED displays on audio equipment. It felt futuristic, or maybe very European, to me. I was amazed by it. I don’t know what model it was but it was a lot like the Beomaster 1900.

Since then, I’ve never been able to afford anything made by Bang & Olufsen and by the time I could afford it I had no need for receivers or compact disc players or turntables or tape decks because all my music was on a computer or an iPod.

Looking for a high quality pair of wireless headphones I discovered that B&O made some highly-regarded ones. It didn’t take many reviews to convince me now is my chance to have something made by Bang & Olufsen.