Pricey Bang & Olufsen headphones cater to smartphone crowd

Meet the EarSet 3i, the latest headphone design from luxury Danish hi-fi brand Bang & Olufsen.

Bang & Olufsen

Meet the EarSet 3i, the latest headphone design from luxury Danish hi-fi brand Bang & Olufsen. It's basically a dual-earbud version of the EarSet 1 Mobile, the company's ergonomic over-the-ear headset made from silver aluminum and a light rubber earpiece.

The remote on the EarSet 3i incorporates three separate buttons that adjust the volume and can be used to navigate through song titles on your iPhone, iPod, or iPad--the EarSet 3i spec sheet only lists Apple products as compatible with the headset, but if the remote is anything like other smartphone-friendly headphones we've tested, it's likely to work with Android handsets as well.

As with all B&O products, the $199 price for these headphones reflects an attention to "quality, comfort, and top design," although we'll remain skeptical until we can hear them for ourselves.

Look out for a full review of the Bang & Olufsen EarSet 3i headphones coming soon.

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Justin Yu covers headphones and peripherals for CNET. When he's not wading through Web gulch or challenging colleagues to typing tests, you can find him making fun of technology with Jeff Bakalar every afternoon on The 404 show.

 

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