Bang & Olufsen EarSet 3

By Jonathan Spira on 1 March 2008
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The earphone of the future – available today.

I finally found a comfortable pair of earphones for the road warrior: the Bang & Olufsen EarSet 3.Bang&Olufsen_Earset3_fullres

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.

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