Production: 2000 - present
Designer: Anders Hermansen
Designed to fit into the ear, the A8 Earphones from Bang & Olufsen delivered good sound quality with the metal and rubberised arm of each earpiece able to be manoeuvred up and down and side to side to ensure a more snug fit around the ear.
The A8 Earphones, according to Bang & Olufsen “contained many of the same acoustic competences found in larger loudspeakers, just miniaturised.”
Sold with their own specially designed leather carrying case the A8 Earphones were fitted with 3,5mm jack plugs to fit into most portable audio equipment including the BeoSound 2 and BeoSound 6 whereby an attached 2-metre cord gave freedom of movement and flexibility of placement. A separate pair of ear pads was also provided at the time of purchase.
An In-flight Adaptor was sold as an additional extra for use on aircraft. This just plugged into the double mono socket found on most airlines.
Dimensions W x H x D: 35 x 59 x 14mm
Weight: (each earphone) 8g (complete unit) 22g
Principle: electro-dynamic speaker in-ear type (intra-concha earphone)
Frequency range: 50 - 20,000 Hz
Impedance: 19 Ohm
Plug: Mini-Jack, 3.5mm Included: Leather carrying case, cord extension, extra ear pads