B&O Play by Bang and Olufsen Beoplay H6 Headphones Black Leather Gen 2 £129 @ BEOplay / Ebay
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B&O Play by Bang and Olufsen Beoplay H6 Headphones Black Leather Gen 2 £129 @ BEOplay / Ebay

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Mod & Ed
Found 27th Sep 2017
Think these are a bit of a bargain when you look around at other retailers, FIL bought some at the same price from this store back in July & he is over the moon with them!

Finished in aluminium and leather, the Bang & Olufsen H6 II on-ear headphones stand out with their luxury styling and supreme comfort. Matched twin 40mm drivers supply the sound and are tuned for balanced playback across their range.

Crystal-Clear AcousticsCustom built 40mm drivers bring you every part of your music's range with stunning clarity. Expertly tuned and covering a 20-22kHz range, you'll be free to explore every detail of a track.

Choose The Way You ListenConnect the cable (included) into the left or the right earpad for complete flexibility

Share Your TunesH6 headphones also support daisy chaining that allows a friend to connect and share your listening experience.

Swivel DesignRotating earpads make for great listening, and comfort.

Premium CompositionCarefully selected high quality materials like leather and aluminium make Beoplay H6 comfortable to wear and bring a sense of everyday luxury. Also, everyday wear and tear merely adds patina (surface sheen), and makes BeoPlay H6 age beautifully.

Super-ComfortThe softness of the lambskin on the ear pads is the first thing you'll notice, when you put on BeoPlay H6. When you wear the headphone, the memory foam inside the ear pads adapts ensuring great comfort.

Intuitive Controls
The in-line microphone and three button remote make it simple to stay in touch and in control of your music while on the move.
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Do these have noise canceling. Tempted
Coatze5 m ago

Do these have noise canceling. Tempted


No they don't.
They don't have active cancelling but they sound great, they're extremely comfortable and they block out a decent amount of external noise, in my experience - if you're not in a noisy environment ofc.
One of my favourite ever purchases and I paid £190 (last year). Super comfortable, especially for someone who wears glasses, I had discomfort with other headphones previously.
It is no doubt this is a good deal - they are well made and look good, but if you are after sound quality visit someone like John Lewis and compare.

The Sennheiser Momentum can be found for a similar price and for my tastes, have a better more natural sound - with deeper bass, and sharper treble.

Best to listen to listen to a range and compare as everyone has a different perception on sound.
Edited by: "fiqqer" 29th Sep 2017
fiqqer11 m ago

The Sennheiser Momentum can be found for a similar price and have a better …The Sennheiser Momentum can be found for a similar price and have a better more natural sound - with deeper bass, and sharper treble


I don't quite agree with that. Momentum (I guess you are talking about Momentum 2) is a bit on the dark sounding side, the bass is probably more but recess, high is there, but not as clean/clear. Whereas, H6 stand out almost very other areas, the H6 is clean but not ear piecing, the mid is very smooth and bass is on the mild side, but solid (probably not ideal for bass head). But what make H6 really shine is the soundstage ^ imaging, for these alone, Momentum 2 are quite a bit behind. Though that doesn't means M2 is not good, but just probably not as all around, especially when you pair H6 with a really good dac/amp source.
Anyone listened to these and the M40X/M50X? How are they compared?
Bargain. I paid £169 a few months ago. Painful but still happy with them. No noise cancellation and not great at noise isolation but horses for courses.
terencetcf4 h, 51 m ago

I don't quite agree with that. Momentum (I guess you are talking about …I don't quite agree with that. Momentum (I guess you are talking about Momentum 2) is a bit on the dark sounding side, the bass is probably more but recess, high is there, but not as clean/clear. Whereas, H6 stand out almost very other areas, the H6 is clean but not ear piecing, the mid is very smooth and bass is on the mild side, but solid (probably not ideal for bass head). But what make H6 really shine is the soundstage ^ imaging, for these alone, Momentum 2 are quite a bit behind. Though that doesn't means M2 is not good, but just probably not as all around, especially when you pair H6 with a really good dac/amp source.


Think I side on your side. Believe the Momentum are over rated. They give a totally different sound, much richer & warmer & as such mask finer details. I believe the H6 & H7 are a much better headphone. Much better balanced. More involving & engaging which suggests everything is just well balanced across the frequency range.
rev66 h, 0 m ago

Anyone listened to these and the M40X/M50X? How are they compared?



M50X was my first pair of headphone that go me into audiophile. The M50x is okay if you have never spend anything over £50. Though the H6 is on another level. I would give 8/10 to H6 whereas M50x for 5/10.
Coatze7 h, 58 m ago

Do these have noise canceling. Tempted


You need H8/9 for wireless / ANC
I've been reading reviews and found this quote from HiFi magazine which seems relevant here:


"With no obvious tonal flaws to pick out, it’s comparison with the best competitors that will reveal if the Generation 2s are really equipped to shoot to the top of your wish-list.

"The Sennheiser Momentum 2.0s - an obvious rival - have greater mid-range weight, and better definition in the mid and lower-mid frequencies"
Nevertheless, for this price they're a steal so I've gone for a set!
You can get them on Amazon for £135 (they have great customer service as well) if anyone is interested. Personally I recommend Bose or B&W, but at this price they are good value
Designed for Apple only though unlike sennheisers
gslgregory2 h, 19 m ago

I've been reading reviews and found this quote from HiFi magazine which …I've been reading reviews and found this quote from HiFi magazine which seems relevant here:"With no obvious tonal flaws to pick out, it’s comparison with the best competitors that will reveal if the Generation 2s are really equipped to shoot to the top of your wish-list."The Sennheiser Momentum 2.0s - an obvious rival - have greater mid-range weight, and better definition in the mid and lower-mid frequencies"


Never trust a Hi-Fi magazine, especially What HiFi

I found this page marco.org/hea…ble who's reviewed (and owned) a great deal of portable headphones. H6 G2 comes tops & momentum's come 25th! This also links to this marco.org/201…iew of the H6 where, in brief Marco says.... "It’s easily the best portable headphone I’ve ever heard, and one of the top few best headphones I’ve heard, open or closed, at any price, period. ,The only mystery to me is why nobody else seems to have discovered it yet."
These or the Bose soundtrue 2 for iOS devices. I already ordered the Bose for £89
Thanks op
Great deal, my issue is that I have used Bluetooth for a while now - while I understand the quality may be better I really have got used to not having a cable.
I have tried this a year ago but in the end I bought the Momentum 2.
This are perfect if you like crystal and clear sound (perfect for classic/acoustic).
They are a very good pair of over ear headphone but again you should try them before buying.
Bought these for £135 from Amazon last year. I love them - great sound and very comfortable. They are not noise cancelling but they do block out external sound quite well. I especially like using them when on flights.
Got them for £129 4 month ago. Also have beoplay h7 wiresless, m and d mh40 and many more but of lesser price and quality.
idrishussainw73 h, 26 m ago

Got them for £129 4 month ago. Also have beoplay h7 wiresless, m and d …Got them for £129 4 month ago. Also have beoplay h7 wiresless, m and d mh40 and many more but of lesser price and quality.

and where would you say these rank among that group
loop23 m ago

and where would you say these rank among that group


So I have used these headphones on lg g6, lg V20, galaxy s8, ZTE axon 7 and HTC one max, the last two which I currently have. Well for one in all package beoplay h7 wireless. For more comfort h6 2nd gen. If mostly at rest mh40 by master and dynamics are superior and well just by a little. H7 wireless best for bang for buck atm.
terencetcf27th Sep

I don't quite agree with that. Momentum (I guess you are talking about …I don't quite agree with that. Momentum (I guess you are talking about Momentum 2) is a bit on the dark sounding side, the bass is probably more but recess, high is there, but not as clean/clear. Whereas, H6 stand out almost very other areas, the H6 is clean but not ear piecing, the mid is very smooth and bass is on the mild side, but solid (probably not ideal for bass head). But what make H6 really shine is the soundstage ^ imaging, for these alone, Momentum 2 are quite a bit behind. Though that doesn't means M2 is not good, but just probably not as all around, especially when you pair H6 with a really good dac/amp source.


Absolutely this. The H6 destroy the Momentum completely. They are an outstanding pair of headphones.
Look alright, wonder what they sound like.
Mine have just arrived. The clarity and impact across the frequency range is exquisite (admittedly I'm using my G6's quad-DAC). It's hard to imagine how the build quality & premium feel could be better. They are also very comfortable.

It didn't come with a carry case, or pouch, so I've ordered one from amazon for ~£15.. these are well worth protecting.
Sorry for my ignorance is Bang and Olufsen a name? Never heard of them.
Edited by: "ws007" 4th Oct 2017
ws00711 h, 21 m ago

Sorry for my ignorance is Bang and Olufsen a name? Never heard of them.

Edited by: "loop" 4th Oct 2017
themoose2nd Oct

Mine have just arrived. The clarity and impact across the frequency range …Mine have just arrived. The clarity and impact across the frequency range is exquisite (admittedly I'm using my G6's quad-DAC). It's hard to imagine how the build quality & premium feel could be better. They are also very comfortable. It didn't come with a carry case, or pouch, so I've ordered one from amazon for ~£15.. these are well worth protecting.

Have you tried plugging in the wire only into the phone first and then separately attach the headphones into the wire?
loop11 h, 55 m ago


well that was very informative ...............NOT!
ws0075th Oct

well that was very informative ...............NOT!


I am always amazed how peoples with internet connection prefer posting in a forum to ask something extremely easy to look up on any internet search tool. Read en.wikipedia.org/wik…sen for example.
yant20 h, 28 m ago

I am always amazed how peoples with internet connection prefer posting in …I am always amazed how peoples with internet connection prefer posting in a forum to ask something extremely easy to look up on any internet search tool. Read https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bang_&_Olufsen for example.


Not sure you would be surprised why someone would prefer a personal opinion about a company and its products, than just facts and figures, after all that's why forums exist, too exchange thoughts and opinions.
ws00712 h, 9 m ago

Not sure you would be surprised why someone would prefer a personal …Not sure you would be surprised why someone would prefer a personal opinion about a company and its products, than just facts and figures, after all that's why forums exist, too exchange thoughts and opinions.

But you didn't ask for "a personal opinion about B&O products*. You asked:

"Sorry for my ignorance is Bang and Olufsen a name? Never heard of them."

The correct answer to your question is "Yes, it is a name". The simplest way for you to get this answer is to google it.
If instead you'd asked, for example, "Does Bang and Olufsen make good products? I never heard of them and would welcome first hand opinions". Then, I would see it as much more appropriate for a discussion. One might have answered something more elaborate, for example, I might have answered:

Bang and Olufsen traditionally were a high end audio company. The criticism on them used to be that their prices were very high and that sometimes, the form/style/look was more important than the pure audio quality. For this reason, they were never the darling of the audiophile community, In my opinion however, their products are usually high quality although fairly high priced. In recent years, they have brought out some more affordable products.
Edited by: "yant" 9th Oct 2017
Thank you for your opinion 😁
Bought last week. Amazing sound quality with thumping bass too. Disappointed as it wasn't compatible with my Sony XZ Premium, but resolved after I bought the Android single button cable. Overall very happy with purchase!
Original Poster Mod & Ed
back down in price
B & O are a very well known name. They produce very high quality and well designed products. As mentioned preferred by people who appreciate design and function.
Edited by: "fiqqer" 12th Oct 2017
Thanks, went for a pair. Currently using an old pair of AKGK451's out of the house and a pair of pretty old Goldrings in the house when watching TV late at night so will use these to replace both ideally. Hopefully I'll notice an improvement?
Edited by: "wozwebs" 12th Oct 2017
Found the gen 1 very mediocre but nice to look at much like a lot of B&O stuff.
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