BANG & OLUFSEN JUMP INTO THE BLUETOOTH EARPIECE GAME
As the cliche goes, “better late than never.” B & O is the latest company to jump onto the wireless bluetooth earpiece fray with their “Earset 2.” Fortunately for them, there’s much room for improvement in this sector of the wireless market.
The look is very minimalist in a brushed aluminum and black kind of way, but this ear piece is hardly inconspicuous. The fact still remains that most wireless users would sacrifice size for call quality and comfort. We haven’t personally tested the Earset 2, but with a background noise canceling feature and it weighing in at .8 ounces, doesn’t hurt its prospects. The reviews have been decent thus far encompassing everything from consumers who love the sound quality and comfort, to those that hate the design and the fact that you can only wear it one ear (you must purchase either a left or a right version).
We’re pretty confident that Bang & Olufsen wouldn’t put out this headset if it didn’t meet their high quality standards. But, at $350 a pop and a return policy that differs from store to store (as they’re all independently owned), just make sure that you try it out at the store and ask about that policy before you plunk down those hard earned Benji’s.