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.