Bang & Olufsen EarSet 3
The earphone of the future – available today.
I finally found a comfortable pair of earphones for the road warrior: the Bang & Olufsen EarSet 3.
Anders Hermansen, the designer of the EarSet 3, focused on matching the contours and curves of the ear with the earphone. As a result, unlike earbuds, which seem rather invasive, the EarSet 3 gently hangs on the ear (one earphone weighs a mere 0.3 oz.), making for a very comfortable high-fidelity listening experience.
It comes with a built-in microphone, making it usable with mobile phones, giving the business traveler one less thing to carry.
I enjoyed listening to a variety of types of music (classical, jazz, ragtime, pop); in fact, I felt it was as if I had hung a pair of very good speakers next to my ears. The earphones stayed firmly in place and there was very little sound leakage, I heard the highs as well as the lows.
The Earset 3 comes with a small leather carrying case, making it the perfect traveling companion. It’s is available with a suggested retail price of $250.
–Jonathan B. Spira is the Editor of Executive Road Warrior and Chief Analyst at Basex, a knowledge economy research firm.