[CES 2018] At CES this year, we’ve seen quite a few companies unveil new headphones, but if you’re after something that’s a little bit more premium, you might be interested to learn that Bang & Olufsen have not disappointed and at CES 2018, they have announced two new pairs of wireless headphones.
These headphones aren’t new per se, but rather they are improvements over existing models. This includes the Beoplay H8i and the Beoplay H9i, both of which are an upgrade over the Beoplay H8 and H9 respectively. Some of the improvements made to the headphones include slimmer ear cushion design, reshaped mono arm, larger aluminum discs, improved sound, improved active noise cancellation, improved battery life, and so on.
For example the battery life on the H9i has been bumped to 18 hours, which is a 4 hour increase over its predecessor. As for the H8i, Bang & Olufsen are boasting playtime of up to 30 hours, which is an increase of more than 100%. While both headphones are clearly different from each other, one of the main differences is how they sit on your ears.
The Beoplay H8i is a pair of on-ear headphones, meaning that the cups rest on top of your ears. The Beoplay H9i are a pair of over-ear headphones, which means that the cups will cover your ears, providing you with a tighter seal, which in turn helps with sound isolation. In terms of pricing, both headphones will be released on the 25th of January and will be priced at $399 for the Beoplay H8i, and $499 for the Beoplay H9i.