Bang & Olufsen, a Danish company known for its pricey high-end audio devices, has now come up with a new version of its stereo headset for all iPhone, iPad and iPod users looking for the highest sound quality and a fashion statement piece. Successor to the company’s EarSet 3 headset, the new EarSet 3i is a stylish, wired, stereo headset with built-in microphone and a 4-pole mini jack, which has been designed to fit the individual ear comfortably without compromise.
The headset has an electro-dynamic full tone loudspeakers mounted on telescopic rod, constructed according to the open loudspeaker principle, that allows users to hear some of the surrounding sounds of the environment. Matching ears like a pair of glasses and can be easily adapted to the contours and curves of each ear. Each piece of the EarSet 3i is very light weight at about 8 grams with a total weight of 23 grams including the 3.3-foot cord. The frequency range is light on bass at 50Hz to 20,000Hz.
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. Although 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, it’s likely to work with Android handsets as well.
Designed by Anders Hermansen, the EarSet 3i is made of brushed aluminum and a special soft-touch rubber coating for a comfort fit. [Bang&Olufsen]