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Beoplay H8

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Emil Jensen
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Emil Jensen posted on Tue, Jan 6 2015 6:21 PM

Beoplay H8

Beolab 20, Beolab 17, Transmitter 1

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leogoeswild
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My H6´s just went on my local selling site :P

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k3wt:

Would it be possible to use H7 ear pads on the H8?

Hi k3wt,

No, they are not interchangeable, I tried this on a pair in store a while ago.

Kind Regards,

Martin.

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Answered (Verified) Roger replied on Mon, Feb 1 2016 4:32 PM
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This just in from Struer:

 

Bluetooth reception improvements have been implemented in production from serial number:
Gray Hazel: serial number 2524849 (w1542), and
Argilla Bright: serial number 25120775 (w1543).
BeoPlay H8 Black and Natural are per definition OK from start with improved Bluetooth reception.
Anyone that can confirm this? For the rest of us, knowing that the receiver is in the right H8 cup should help a little (put the phone in the front right pocket, not the left one) - but it would be even better if they have actually solved the issue all together from these S/N´s.
Roger
 

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Michael
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Same here. Sometimes it works flawlessly. Sometimes the dropouts are so many they can't be used wirelessly. Sometimes Bluetooth turns off and the music/video starts playing sound through my mac or iPhone instead.

Sometimes they don't turn on properly, what happens then is that the Bluetooth won't work and the touch wheel won't work. Only the noise cancellation works then. When I turn them off (in this mode) they always make strange noise. Happens quite recently and is very annoying.

I usually connect the h8s with cable to my computer but then the DAC doesn't work so sound is much less strong and less bassy. Not a good work around.
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I was having a similar problem, and I'm not sure if it's come up in the thread so far (it's huge), but I unscrewed the right ear cap (which just twists off), and locked it back into place.  Not only did the quality improve, but the range picked up significantly, adding about a further 5m to the distance I could go before it dropped out.  I also had an occasional squeak {only way I can describe it} and that has disappeared too...  I have absolutely no idea if it's a coincidence, but it's got to be worth trying...

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Duspin replied on Fri, May 29 2015 9:08 PM

RenaissanceGirl:

I was having a similar problem, and I'm not sure if it's come up in the thread so far (it's huge), but I unscrewed the right ear cap (which just twists off), and locked it back into place.  Not only did the quality improve, but the range picked up significantly, adding about a further 5m to the distance I could go before it dropped out.  I also had an occasional squeak {only way I can describe it} and that has disappeared too...  I have absolutely no idea if it's a coincidence, but it's got to be worth trying...

Sadly, R-Girl, this did not work for me Sad

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I can't believe it. 500 EUR headphones with fundamental flaw and B&O does not find it appropriate to address it at least via some statement.

Just disgraceful.

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Well I have been using my H8 now for over 2 months, almost everyday, and I can advise that if I use my Motorola phone with the headphones on bluetooth, I get terrible issues with interuptions and drop outs, (the only way to mitigate it was to turn off WiFi, Location and 4G!) still had issues whenever I wnet through busy stations on the train! It did improve slightly when i was upgraded to Andorid 5.1, but still not perfect.

As the battery on my mobile ran out too quickly using bluetooth, I decided to buy an iPod Nano, and what a difference!  No drop outs, no interuptions, it is a joy!  I also do not get issues with my Laptop using a bluetooth adapter (it also uses wifi to connect to the interent, and no issues there either), and as such I don't think thew blame for the bluetooth issues can simply be put at B&O's door, unless i am simply being lucky!

Now I am free to listen to my music perfectly without anyissues, and my mobile battery lasts! The only pain is not being able to use the H8's for chatting on the phone, as they were great for that, but a small price to pay for flawless music delivery!

Also saw a guy the other day, nudge his wife as I walked down the stairs at the tube station, and point to me and as I had the headphones round my neck I heard him say "Look, those are the headphones I want!" Also love the fact you get left alone by Chuggers and the like, as they presume you can't hear them!

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BillC replied on Tue, Jun 2 2015 8:53 AM
I have tried my H8 using my Apple IPhone 6 Plus and haven't had any drop out so far. Using other third party transmitters I get plenty of drop outs. I haven't tried it with my laptops yet.

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BillC:

I have tried my H8 using my Apple IPhone 6 Plus and haven't had any drop out so far. Using other third party transmitters I get plenty of drop outs. I haven't tried it with my laptops yet.

Works well with my iMac 27. Tried with iPad Air 1 and was better in the distance if I use it standing up in the cover as opposed to lying down.
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That's a pity, mine is now working quite well, though I do have the occasional dropout when I "launch" my iPhone (if I'm listening on my MacBook), must send a spike in the bluetooth signal...

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Six week waiting list for new orders Surprise

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I ordered a pair of H8 (and H2) from my danish dealer the other day. Luckily they were both in stock. I'm not picking them up until next month though (the H2 is a present, so I don't want to give away any clues to what she's getting by bringing home the H8). 

Beoplay V1 with Beo4, Beolab 14.4 and ATV4/Chromecast.

Beoplay A2, A9, H2, H3, H8.

 

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elephant:

Six week waiting list for new orders BeoNut since '75

They've been for sale over the counter at the last three airports I visited!

Beovision 7-55 Mk2, Avant RF 28, Beolab 9,  Beolit 15,  Beoplay A1/A2, Beocom 2, Beotime, H3 ANC/H8/H6/H2, Form 2, Beoplay A3, Beovision 5-42 connected to a DVD1

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@ Chris

Did you buy one ?

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Not yet, my hair isn't long enoughSad

Beovision 7-55 Mk2, Avant RF 28, Beolab 9,  Beolit 15,  Beoplay A1/A2, Beocom 2, Beotime, H3 ANC/H8/H6/H2, Form 2, Beoplay A3, Beovision 5-42 connected to a DVD1

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Chris Townsend:

They've been for sale over the counter at the last three airports I visited! Beovision 7-55 Mk2, Beovision 8-32, Avant RF 28, Beolab 8000, Beolit 12, Beoplay A2, Beocom 2, Beotime, H6, Form 2.

I'll try my (h)airport tomorrow

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Chris Townsend:

Not yet, my hair isn't long enough.

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