• 5.0 out of 5 stars

    From Scandinavia with Love

    • Written by from Verdun

    I came across Beoplay H6 on apple store website. Its elegant, stylish design caught my eyes. I have owned Bose QuietComfort 15, currently have a pair of Sennheiser Momentum, i have decided to give it a try. Well, that's one of the smartest decisions I have made since I purchased Sennheiser Momentum. If you are a fan of good sound, you need no introduction of Sennheiser Momentum, i would say Beoplay H6 is on the same level as Momentum, even better in some aspects.

    In terms of style,its looks speaks for itself, I haven't seen a more beautiful headphone than this, and that including Momentum. Don't let the beauty fools you, its sound is just as nice as it looks. If you are looking for heavy bass, go look somewhere else, i can say this is hands-down the most balanced headphone on the market (in the 400 dollars range). No matter how loud you turn on the volume, it doesn't distort the sound, it let you hear every single keys. Its light weight enables you to wear it for hours without feeling it is on your head. What i like about is its bigger earcups, if you have big ears like me, wearing Momentum for longer duration can hurt my ears and make them steamy, this problem doesn't exist with Beoplay H6. However, i found it will make your good tracks (320kbps) even better, and expose your bad tracks (256 kbps or less) even more. It also can be folded for easy storage (Momentum can't be folded). It has two connections ports (one each under the earcup), allows you to share music with other people, just by plugging the 3.5mm jack into the other connection port. Overall, it is one of the elite headphones I have experienced (in the 400 dollars range). If i have to pick between Beoplay H6 and Momentum, I would pick Beoplay H6, because of its balanced sound, better design and portability, lastly, bigger earcups. So, if you have extra 100 bucks to spare, i would say go for it, you won't regret it. (If you do regret it, you have the Applestore 14 days return policy :)

    64 of 66 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Great quality for 399

    • Written by from Santa Maria

    Most of my stereo stuff is Bang & Olufsen. So when I found out that they were going to make a new headphone set to compete with others on the market I was excited. The old Form 2 headphones, which b&o has had for years, really needed to be updated. first off let me say that if you like listening to heavy rock or Rap then these headphones are not for you. These headphones have a well balanced frequency range. While most headphones concentrate on heavy bass, the B&O H6 allow you to hear the mids and highs that you wouldn't hear with other headphones, with just the right amount of bass. These headphones are crafted in aluminum with plastic with large driver magnets. Real Australian leather, which is supposed to be a lot smoother. They have very comfortable ear cushions and at times you forget you are even wearing them. These are not noise canceling but they do a good job at silencing noises around you so that you can enjoy your music. Overall these headphones are well worth it at 399.

    43 of 46 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Nice Headphone

    • Written by from Gatineau

    Design & Build Quality:
    I think this headphone is one of the most beautiful headphones on the market. When you hold it in your hands, it feels very well made with good quality materials. Everything feels expensive (they are actually expensive too!). B&O has always focused a lot on the design of its products and this one is no exception.

    Sound:
    This headphone is not meant for everybody.
    The sound is flat but well balanced. The mids and highs are very clear but the lows are almost absent (almost no bass). Compared to Sennheiser's Momentum, I find the Momentum to have a clearer sound but less wide sound stage than the H6.
    Many people may not like flat sound, since nothing is pronounced and it can become boring after a long period of listening. I personally prefer a warmer sound.

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  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Give it time to burn in

    • Written by from Great falls

    And they will perform.

    Background about me, past concert violinist, so I have very sensitive and pick ears. All of my audio equipment is B&W (802 diamonds, zeppelin air mm1 to name a few)so I was initially leaning towards the p7.

    1) never buy a headphone based in the apple store demo. The connections are all frayed, and the true character of all headphones seldom comes out.

    2) give it at least 20 hours to open up. They will sound tinny and lack bass in the 20 hours of listening, then they will open up. I believe this is why some reviews say that are bass light. That is not the case. I'm not usually a big proponent of burn in but for these I absolutely believe it.

    3) I listen to all kinds of music, from classical to dubstep and everything in between.

    Amazingly balanced soundstage and you will hear detail you have seldom heard before.

    For lovers of acoustical, classical, vocal, and jazz nothing more needs to be said. But...

    For electronic music lovers I highly recommend it contrary to conventional wisdom. Why? To anyone who has been to a club with a Funktion 1 setup or other hifi setup, yes the bass rattles you to your core, but actually it's the mids and highs that knife through all the noise and encompass you. The amazing clarity of vocals or the crescendoing instruments, that's what gets you. On the h6 those aspects are so sharp, where normal headphones distort and crack, these just deliver a visceral scream when needed. And also, I truly believe these headphones actually deliver music the way it was produced, sure, if you listen to a track that only has a bass line and a vocal rapper, these headphones, but any kind of music with instrumental sophistication (even Kanye and J' more recent music will show that layering) will avail itself here.

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  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Sound is exceptional, but accessories should be better

    • Written by from Raleigh

    $400 is a lot to pay for a headphone. The H6 is worth it. Its soundstage is unparalleled, and the sound quality is incredible, especially for a closed-back design. While the B&W P5 comes close to matching the sound quality, it cannot pull together the complete quality, precision, and soundstage package as well as the H6 can. The Sennheiser Momentum and VModa M100 are also great products, but they just can't match the H6.

    Bang and Olufsen does need to address its accessories, most notably the quality issues of its cable/mic and the atrocious bag in general. However, accessories issues aside they are well worth a look (and the $400 leap) if you are in the market for a high-end set of earphones. The H6 aims for precision instead of character, and while there are some drawbacks to this choice, it not only is a step outside the box in terms of high-end headphone design, but also is able to bring the sheer experience of listening to music to another level. I am curious as to how the Bowers and Wilkins P7 stacks up, as they are true competition to the H6, and will update this review with my comparison thoughts when I am able to get a hold of a pair.

    In short, if you can swallow the price tag, the H6 is absolutely worth the investment. But be warned: once you use them, you may never want to use a different set of headphones ever again.

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  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Great

    • Written by from HUNTINGTON STATION

    I just bought the H6 and I am amazed at the detail and clarity of the audition. I also liked the W & B P7 but I found the H6 more comfortable to the wear. The H6 is worth the money. Enjoy!!!

    11 of 12 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Wonderful

    • Written by from Rockaway

    Listening on these beautiful and supremely comfortable H6 to regular AAC 256 bit tracks from an iPad via an HRT microStreamer DAC ($179). Add the Lightning to USB converter and around $600 buys you close to aural nirvana in my view.

    Extremely balanced, clean, non-fatiguing, exquisitely detailed sound and from iTunes compressed files. Wonderful! The tiny, self-powered external DAC adds subtly to the sound quality. Worth the additional investment, in my view.

    9 of 9 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Clarity In Music.

    • Written by from ROWLAND HEIGHTS

    $400 for a pair of headphones? Expensive, but the BeoPlay H6 is certainly worth every penny. If you are buying this thinking it is bass-heavy, look elsewhere. The bass on this pair is sufficient but is not what stands out. What stands out on this headphone is how clear every note in my music stands out. I have not heard any distortion in my music even at high volumes. Just amazing. Designwise, it is gorgeous headset. The design of the pads apply very minimal pressure to my glasses and are incredibly comfortable. The inline mic, music and volume control is a huge plus!

    An excellent pair of headphones! Highly recommended!

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  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Best Headphones I have had

    • Written by from McLean

    You just have to listen to see for yourself....Comfort is superb, overall clarity is superb...have used QC15, BW and Sennheiser Momentum and this is the best of the bunch! Really check it out at your local Apple Store first, and make sure you are playing FLAC or other high quality songs to see the difference

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  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Worth the price, great headphones!

    • Written by from Cold Spring Harbor

    I set off looking for a over the ear headphone and boy are there lots of them to choose from. I thought I wanted noise canceling, but they made me feel like I was swimming underwater and I didn't like that feeling. I went to a few different stores and spent a few hours testing different types of headphones. I wanted to like the B&W P7s based on the reviews I had read online, but they just didn't block out noise like the B&O do around my ears. Tried Beats, Solo, Bose, Parrot, Sony etc. etc. but in the end I kept coming back to the B&O. They are very comfortable to wear, look and feel high end and sound pretty good to top it off. Now yes, the bass on these will not blow you away in fact they may put off the lowest sounding bass out of all the ones I tried, but I don't like heavy bass. Are they worth $400, my answer in a nut shell is yes. They sound amazing, you hear sounds from your music you've never heard before, block out a decent amount of external noise and look and feel high end compared to the +$300 competitors. So yes, I shelled out $400 and picked up a pair of B&O H6 and have been happy with them so far.

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  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    I never hear something even close!

    • Written by from Eugene

    I'm not going to write what headphones I had before, but I had all names you can read in audiophile reviews.

    I bought them after I spent three hours in Apple Store listening H6 (I didn't found any disadvantage that not spend $400), I can say only one thing about sound, I never heard something like H6 before.

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  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Perfect

    • Written by from VINELAND

    Wow. I have tried lots of headphones and always find one or two flaws in every one. No product is perfect but these are as perfect as any product can be. I was debating between these and others like the bowers and wilkins p7's. The p7s are way too heavy and big and not as comfortable despite sounding as good as these beoplay h6's.

    Lets talk about what to love. They are build so comfortable and light and of quality materials. The sound quality is so clear and despite what some have said i love the way it sounds on even hip hop music. The ear cups are a good size but do not stick out or make you look dorky in public. The cable on them can be plugged into the left or even the right ear cup it is your choice! The ear cups are soft and feel built to last. The remote on the inline remote is also big enough to feel unless some that are hard to use due to size or hard to click. The cable is also the thickness of the beats headphones so they do not tangle easily. The mobile cord is long enough but not so long it hands down too much like bose ae headphones did. Lastly my ears dont get hot with these as much as almost all other headphones.

    Trust me when i say this.. i honestly cannot find a flaw with these. I listen to pop, hip hop, rock, alternative and even 80's and 90's music and these sound perfect with all of it. If you want tons of bass just turn up the bass in the equalizer on an iPod or iPhone. They can handle it and sound great either way. They are beautiful headphones and as light as most bose ones but with much better sound. You can't go wrong with these and the sound is equal to the bowers and wilkins p7s which i loved too. Just wasn't crazy about their size, weight and leather pads that made me hot in the summer. These are my favorite headphones i have ever owned and they will be replacing my bowers p5's.

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  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Awesome sound! And beautiful too

    • Written by from Poughkeepsie

    First of all, the robustness and quality materials used really make these headphones stand out. The sound is very true, accurate, and my ears cannot pick up any distortion. As some reviewers have written, the sound is flat which is exactly how I like it. If you prefer more base one can enable the equalizer that most Apple products have. If you are looking for great studio reference headphones, this is it. I have always been impressed by Bang & Olufsen's sound, quality, and design.

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  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Outstanding by all standards

    • Written by from Doral

    Yesterday I punched the B&W P5 headphones. They sounded great, but I could not wear them for longer than 5-10 minutes without my ears hurting.

    I returned them to the Austin Apple store and upgraded to the B&O H6. The also have excellent sound, but are soooo comfortable. The increase in cost over the B&W was well worth it.

    If I have any complaint, it is that the carrying case is not very protective. I can live with that for the sound and comfort.

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  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Comfortably nice.

    • Written by from Galten

    Most comfortably headphones I ever used, very nice design and awsome sound quality as well. The best recommendation from me.
    /J

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  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Superb

    • Written by from Huntington beach

    I searched and searched for a set of head phones after trying Beats, Bose and Sony's offerings i settled on the Bang & Olufsen H6 head phones and i am glad that i did. They are an over the ear, light weight, stylish and sound great. I would definetly recommend these

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  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    The best

    • Written by from New York

    Comfort, balanced hifi, and stylish looks=THE BEST!

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  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Great quality, but poor on-head design & flat sound for the price.

    • Written by from Toronto

    Purchased the tan&steal B&O H6 which look great in the marketing materials online and offline, but do not look good on-head. I found them bulky and the sounds flat for the price of the product. On the positive side, the quality of the product is very good, with a nice thick detachable sturdy cord.

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