Bang & Olufsen. Not the brand name that comes to mind immediately to one looking for high-quality, over-ear lightweight headphones, but by all logical and statistical means, do not allow brand naming to completely govern technology (well, at least not excessively). B&O have delightful pair of headphones called the Form 2, available in numerous colors (the unit tested is in red), weigh 68 grams, and have a frequency range of 40 to 20,000Hz. The method of distributing sound in the Form 2 is the dynamic drive variant, which according to B&O, “gives you a true and well-defined soundstage, with a good bass, a focused middle and precise highs.”
B&O Form 2 Photo Shots
That actually speaks for itself. Not exemplary bass, astounding middle and perfect highs, but just enough audio performance to justify the cost of the Form 2 ($105), while keeping it lightweight. Now, what the Form 2 does well is deliver pretty good sound, whether it be via a music app on your smartphone or through a laptop. However, it sometimes causes discomfort (for my ears and head, at least), for not being entirely ergonomic, but more so modern and minimalism. An example of this is the length adjustments, which don’t always stay in place. Also, there is no remote on the wires, allowing you to pause/play or skip songs.
All in all, the Form 2 delivers good sound and representation, is both detailed and balanced, but has the tendency to be uncomfortable if used for too long. It’s an acceptable pair of lightweight headphones.
Available at Bang 7 Olufsen or Amazon for $105.