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Bang & Olufsen Play H8 wireless headphones hands-on

Bang & Olufsen Play H8 wireless headphones hands-on

Acclaimed audio makers Bang & Olufsen are no strangers to the mobile industry, but here at CES 2015 they are unveiling some rather interesting products that represent a few firsts. Among these is the Play H8 headphones. B & O are positioning this as their first wireless headphones, but they are definitely more than just that. Not only do they offer active noise cancellation for an even better listening experience, they also have a touch interface that makes it easier to control your music on the go.

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Bang & Olufsen BeoSound Moment: hands-on with touch-sensitive wood

Bang & Olufsen BeoSound Moment: hands-on with touch-sensitive wood

Bang & Olufsen has a few wares on display here at CES 2015, but undoubtedly the most eye-catching piece of them all is the BeoSound Moment, a sound system, practically a sound system controller in the form of a large tablet-like slab, that has a few gimmicks up its sleeve. Of all those features, the most prominent, because also the most visible, is the wooden side, which features what B & O calls the world's first touch-sensitive wood interface. Fortunately, that isn't its only great feature.

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B&O’s BeoPlay A2 is maker’s first Bluetooth speaker

B&O’s BeoPlay A2 is maker’s first Bluetooth speaker

Bang & Olufsen has introduced its first portable Bluetooth speaker, marking its entrance into yet another segment of the audio industry. Called the BeoPlay A2, this new speaker is a stylish, relatively compact offering that is -- as those familiar with the brand would expect -- hailed as offering superb audio quality. This is despite being a Bluetooth device, which is often criticized for its compressed, lackluster performance. Even better, for those located in the United States the device has already launched at $399 USD.

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BeoPlay S8 is B&O’s idea of budget

BeoPlay S8 is B&O’s idea of budget

Bang & Olufsen has launched a new speaker set under its PLAY brand, the BeoPlay S8, pairing a striking subwoofer with a pair of compact stereo speakers. The pearl-blasted aluminum sub contains both a 280W class D amplifier dedicated to bass, and two 140W class D amps to drive the 2.5-inch full-range speaker drivers.

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2015 Audi A3 First Drive

2015 Audi A3 First Drive

No chances are being taken with the 2015 Audi A3. While the outgoing model never quite achieved the same cachet in the US as it did in Europe in five-door hatchback form, the new car targets the US from the outset with an A3 Sedan leading the charge. Starting just under $29,900 but promising Teutonic refinement - and a typically lengthy options list, including what may be the best infotainment system we’ve used so far - the A3 aims to follow in the footsteps of its well-received bigger siblings, not to mention return fire against other recent entrants in the premium C-segment niche. Read on for our first drive report.

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Bang & Olufsen BeoVision 12-65 New Generation TV pushed as full-room entertainment system

Bang & Olufsen BeoVision 12-65 New Generation TV pushed as full-room entertainment system

With the release of the Bang & Olufsen BeoVision 12 New Generation system, the company suggests that one 65-inch plasma television is never enough - not in and of itself. Instead Bang & Olufsen deliver a full home theater setup - effectively - with an all-digital video platform above a motorized floor stand and a set of speakers that'll bring full 7.1 surround sound to your living room. This is not your uncle's big-screen TV made for football Sunday - it's part of a whole new class.

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Bang & Olufsen shuttering shops as AV sales stumble

Bang & Olufsen shuttering shops as AV sales stumble

Bang & Olufsen will shutter up to 125 stores across Europe in an attempt to save money, the Danish style merchant has confirmed, after retail sales of the company's high-design A/V products failed to keep pace with its automotive deals. Sales grew 5.5-percent year on year in September to November 2012, B&O announced, but that was predominantly down to in-car audio tie-ins with Aston Martin, Audi, BMW, and other marques, rather than its more traditional media player and TV range.

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Audi, Bang & Olufsen, Fraunhofer IIS team up for 3D auto experience

Audi, Bang & Olufsen, Fraunhofer IIS team up for 3D auto experience

The folks at three of the biggest names in auto and/or audio have come together this month to bring on a beast of a system for the Audi Q7 for 2013. Bang & Olufsen have partnered with Audi as well as Fraunhofer IIS to bring on a "3D sound experience" for the next generation of Audi vehicles. Fraunhofer IIS, if you did not know, was the "main" inventor (as they say) of the MP3 and is an innovator of next-level audio experiences top to bottom - as any average Joe would tell you.

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