Bang & Olufsen Refreshes Form 2 Headphones

Bang & Olufsen has decided to mark the 25th

anniversary of the original release of its iconic Form 2 headphones by giving

them a new lick of paint.

The unique-looking headphones from the Danish manufacturers

of high-end audio-visual products were previously available only in

black/aluminium colouring but to celebrate the anniversary, B&O has

released the Form 2 headphones in red, orange, yellow and white.

If we are to believe the promotional shots sent to us from

B&O, the company will be targeting female audiophiles with its new range of

colours, but we’re sure they will flog you a set even if you do have a Y chromosome.

The Form 2 headphones offer a semi-open configuration to

let in some of the noise from the world around you and even though they may not

look like headphones you would wear while jogging, the head of B&O would

tend to disagree.

“I never leave my house without my Form 2 headphones and I

even had a pair custom-made to match the colours of the Danish flag when I

hosted a BeoSound 8 speaker dock in China,” says Tue Mantoni, President and CEO. “I had a

lot of very positive comments to the headphones on that occasion, so I believe

there’s still interest out there.”

The acoustic design remains identical to the origin with

dynamic drive units offering “a true, well-defined sound stage with a good

bass, a focused middle and precise highs, allowing you to shut out the world

and submerge yourself in pure, listening pleasure.”

While B&O has not announced a price for the new

headphones, considering the current black model sells for around £100, we

imagine the new line-up will sell for a similar amount.

Let us know what you think of the new colours and whether a

fresh lick of paint would tempt you to purchase these 25-year-old headphones.