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

Beoplay H8

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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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KMA replied on Fri, Feb 6 2015 10:04 AM
fredpert:

Hi KMA,

What kind of bluetooth dongle will you use and how are you going to connect it to the BV11 to get the sound through the H8?

Thanks

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Hi Fredpert,

I am using the Avantree Priva BT transmitter, connected to BV11 with a RJ45 (powerlink) to RCA/Line out cable.

You can find links to the products (Priva & the cable) and the settings I am using on BV11 from my post at:

http://forum.beoworld.org/forums/p/13476/119563.aspx

It's really easy to set it up, you just need the right cable to connect the Avantree Priva bluetooth transmitter to BV11, and then follow my settings at the post I linked above. Your dealer will also be able to supply the right cable for connecting the bluetooth transmitter dongle. It works with all bluetooth headphones.

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Thank you very much KMA, this is really helpful! I'm really looking forward to get my BV11 installed now... It's planned Sat 21st, still long days to wait though.

Cheers

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I guess if I want to use a wired headphone, I just need to connect it to an amplifier and then connect to it a second Avantree Priva in the receiver mode? Am I correct?

Thanks

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Just picked up my H8's(many thanks to William from Bang & Olufsen Lincoln) nice packaging .

Only played with them for a hour but so far sound great,very good feel to them.

Its all about the music.

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paul 00:

Just picked up my H8's(many thanks to William from Bang & Olufsen Lincoln) nice packaging .

Only played with them for a hour but so far sound great,very good feel to them.

 

Just ordered a pair myself and should have them early next week.

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I had mine on the plane by now.

For one, they can connect to multiple devices at the same time, so you can just go from Iphone Music Listening to Ipad Video watching and back,

Noise canceling works like a charm, Sound I would rate very very good compared to the Beats Pros Non Noise canceling headphones I was using before. Note that I have AAC files on Iphone which H8 nativly should support.

They are super comfortable, even with glasses.

The controls on the side work flawless when I use my thumb instead of index finger, even volume control is precise enough. I slept with them on (red eye), one just needs to switch off the blue tooth for that since head motion while sleeping can activate the music.

Wireless adds actually more comfort then I expected.

Very happy with my purchase

 

Cheers

JK

 

 

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KMA replied on Fri, Feb 6 2015 8:50 PM
fredpert:

I guess if I want to use a wired headphone, I just need to connect it to an amplifier and then connect to it a second Avantree Priva in the receiver mode? Am I correct?

Thanks

FREDPERT

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Hi Fredpert,

The Avantree Priva does not have a receiver mode, the Avantree Saturn Pro does. The Priva is only a transmitter, so using two of them to bridge a bluetooth connection will not work.

In any case, I would not recommend using Avantree Priva to transmit from BV11 and then Avantree Saturn Pro to receive the signal to your Amp, as this would most likely result in audio sync delay issue (double latency).

Instead, get two RJ45 -> RCA/Line cables:

1) Connect one of them from BV11 to Avantree Priva for wireless bluetooth headphones.

2) Connect the other from BV11 to the Amp for wired headphones.

You'll use two RJ45 (powelink) sockets for this, for example PL4 and PL5, and you'll need to create another Speaker Group for the Amp. So you will have, for example, these two speaker groups:

1) "Wireless Headphones" (PL4 connection, RJ45 to Priva)

2) "Headphone Amp" (PL5 connection, RJ45 to Amp)

(You can name the Speaker Groups freely.)

From BV11's menus, simply use the same settings for both connections (the settings I mentioned in my post for bluetooth headphones). They work for connecting an Amp, too.

Don't hesitate to ask for further advice Smile

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Temi replied on Sun, Feb 8 2015 8:24 AM

I bought mine about a week ago, intending to use this as my entertainment on my commute on the train.

Sounds are great,  Noise canceling is very nice.  Even without NC, I think it blocks out a lot of unwanted sounds.

I'm having a little problem, but I'm not sure if it's just the unit or if this is the problem with this model.

Using bluetooth... if you're walking around, I get sound drops.  This is especially true when I'm at the train station.  

Perhaps this is caused by interference from other devices? 

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Just got mine. Quick test, now charging.

Sound nice, clean sound, hassle-free and comfortable.

Does what it says on the tin.

Get to test the NC in 3 weeks time on long-haul. See what they arte like to live with then.

A Good buy!

 

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jonnyb replied on Tue, Feb 10 2015 10:20 PM

I'm really enjoying my H8s. 

As we know, the H8 supports AAC which is the format iTunes uses. But what happens to music from Spotify played through an iPhone to the H8s? Is it being converted by the iPhone to something the H8s can play or are the headphones doing the converting?

From my searches on Google, it seems Spotify uses the OGG format. The music on Spotify sounds as good to my ears as the AAC which is natively supported by the H8s, so how is this achieved if the H8s don't support OGG natively?

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Michael replied on Wed, Feb 11 2015 11:11 AM
jonnyb:

I'm really enjoying my H8s.

As we know, the H8 supports AAC which is the format iTunes uses. But what happens to music from Spotify played through an iPhone to the H8s? Is it being converted by the iPhone to something the H8s can play or are the headphones doing the converting?

From my searches on Google, it seems Spotify uses the OGG format. The music on Spotify sounds as good to my ears as the AAC which is natively supported by the H8s, so how is this achieved if the H8s don't support OGG natively?

I think the iPhone will send the music as AAC 256kbit which it encodes on the fly. I think this might be the case with AAC files also. I am not sure the files are sent directly to the headphones. If they are re encoded then some loss will happen.

I noticed when I had my A2 that my Mac started a special process that took some cpu to encode the sound for the A2.

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jonnyb replied on Wed, Feb 11 2015 1:50 PM

I would be surprised if the iPhone was re-encoding the AAC files to send to the H8. Surely the fact that B&O says that the H8 supports AAC (in the tech spec on the Beoplay site) means that the iPhone will just send the file which can be played natively on the H8?

It makes sense that it would re-encode other unsupported formats, though, like OGG. I guess the on-the-fly encoding must be good enough to be nearly indistinguishable from the original file.

 

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Picked up my new H8's now and also saw special edition Beolab 18 and BeoPlay A9 in copper to celebrate b&o 90 years. Looks very cool.

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Hi

Am I the only one have issue with ANC when using Bluetooth?

I have trouble turning it on and off with the gestures, up and down. Is there any why to tell if it is on? Sound beep or light.

Also I read somewhere that it is possible to use an H6 cabel with microphone, can any on confirm that?

It doesn't say so and the play website.

Thanks Big Smile
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jonnyb:

I would be surprised if the iPhone was re-encoding the AAC files to send to the H8. Surely the fact that B&O says that the H8 supports AAC (in the tech spec on the Beoplay site) means that the iPhone will just send the file which can be played natively on the H8?

It makes sense that it would re-encode other unsupported formats, though, like OGG. I guess the on-the-fly encoding must be good enough to be nearly indistinguishable from the original file.

I just connected my H8's to my iPhone and I can hear the "click" sound when locking the screen over the music. That means that the file is not sent to the earphones to decode but that the iPhone re encodes.

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