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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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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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Nice.

Now I just need a way to hook them up to the BV 11.

Does anyone know a good Bluetooth aptx transmitter?

I found:

http://www.avantree.com/product-bluetooth-audio-transmitter-avantree-priva-985.html

Then a rj45 to mini jack cabel.
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mbee replied on Tue, Jan 6 2015 10:28 PM

Very nice. Almost the same features as the most advanced blotch headphones I Knew (Parrot Zik 2 : yes, they already had gesture control), but with the nice and timeless H6 design.

My only concern? I would want to keep the H8 for a very long time if I bought it, so I ould have preferred it to have the latest USB socket which seems to soon replace every USB socket and is bidirectional.

But otherwise, well done.

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Surprised this thread has dropped off the front page - a bump from me as I think these could do really well (subject to satisfactory wireless and noise cancelling performance obviously)!

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They look great! Looking forward to seeing/listening to these!

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They do look great. But how many will upgrade from H6 to H8? 

Too high a turnover of products for me!

Graham

 

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vikinger:

They do look great. But how many will upgrade from H6 to H8? 

Too high a turnover of products for me!

Graham

 

Except, I think, there is a decent size market for active noise cancelling headphones among your middle-management type where brand and reputation is more important than having you head popped like a grape by an overly tight headband!

If these perform they could do really well - the benchmark is Bose, I'd be really disappointed if these didn't thump Bose from a audio point of view, but Bose have always held the high ground WRT noise cancelling - a good performance there could reset the bar, generate good sales whilst making those Bose owners in Business Class desperate to upgrade or else appear not quite as successful as they'd like to appear!!

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I'm going to buy the H8 and probably keep my H6 also. I have the black H6 and I'm leaning towards the dark H8 but the brighter gold edition looks cool to.

I am a bit worried about sound quality with my iPhone since it doesn't support aptx (why apple?!). At least not yet.
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Anyone know when these will be in store?

Too long to list.... 

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'B&O PLAY H8 koster kr. 3.699,-'

DK price.
Available Jan 2015
MM

 

There is a tv - and there is a BV.

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vikinger:

They do look great. But how many will upgrade from H6 to H8?

Graham

Not me yet, still haven't played enough with my H6 pepsi.

I don't know if I will ever go the Bluetooth way : another device with a battery you have to power up all the time.

Ok for a big speaker that can play while charging but headphones...

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@BeoGreg

You don't need to have all the HP's they make - do you Big Smile

I don't want/need them either - but if there is a demand for them, it's fine with me.

MM

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BeoGreg:
vikinger:

 

They do look great. But how many will upgrade from H6 to H8?

 

 

Graham

 

 

 

Not me yet, still haven't played enough with my H6 pepsi.

 

I don't know if I will ever go the Bluetooth way : another device with a battery you have to power up all the time.

 

Ok for a big speaker that can play while charging but headphones...

 

You can use them with a headphone-cable too. But I am not sure they work without power however. Perhaps.

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Mark replied on Thu, Jan 8 2015 1:34 PM

they do look good and once again well priced by Play ... 

at present my H6's are used only in-doors and my Parrot Zik's used outdoor and whilst commuting .... in this mode Bluetooth rocks as I saw a commuter loose his iPhone 6 when a fellow passenger exiting the train at a vast rate of knots caught his ear bud cable and pulled the phone out of his inside pocket and I then watched it drop down between the train and station platform... the perpetrator just shrugged his shoulders and could not even say he was sorry. I have also been strangled a few times by my cables in such instances. 

Intrigued on the ability of the H8 to pick up calls etc. so will be road testing these soon and as I was about to buy the Zik 2.0... and do not get too hung up on bluetooth sound quality as when using outside you are assaulted by number of external noises from wind, traffic and even the sound of your feat walking when on noise cancellation ....

good to see Play on a roll....

 

 

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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eYbc-3FEryY

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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Interesting - noise cancellation battery charging from your phone. Could this be the way forward?

http://www.macrumors.com/2015/01/08/philips-fidelio-nc1l/

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