B&O PLAY by Bang & Olufsen Bang & Olufsen BeoPlay Form 2i On-Ear Headphones – Blue – Love them

They keep falling off my ears and not very high in sound quality.

These are great headphones for the money. I am upgrading from a set of 5 year old sennheiser px-100iis after my cat decided to chew through the lead. Very crisp highs with less emphasis on bass than the sennheisers.

Only problem is that other people can hear them too even at low volume. Here are the specifications for the B&O PLAY by Bang & Olufsen Bang & Olufsen BeoPlay Form 2i On-Ear Headphones – Blue:

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  • Form 2i is an ultra-light and stylish on-ear headphone with an impressive and honest stereo sound, made for Urban Creative Professionals.
  • Part of the permanent collection at Museum of Modern Art in New York and widely recognized as a truly iconic piece of design.
  • Features a microphone and a remote control. Functionality of the buttons may vary according to the device.
  • Sounds as great as ever – it’s a combination of a good bass, a focused middle and precise highs. An even better fit – Form 2i weighs in at only 90 grams – making it ultra light and perfectly suited for a life on the go. The improved foam on the ear pads guarantees an even better comfort.
  • Form 2i is available in a total of 6 vibrant and everlasting colors: Black, White and Red – joined by the new additions Blue, Green and Grey.

Very stylish and a great sound.

What one would expect from a b&o product.

Reviews from purchasers :

  • Incredible Headphones
  • Sound is great and they are lite but they are fragile.
  • Pretty Good

Superb sound quality great auto turn down when your calls kick in. Only downside is they can fall/ slide of your head easily if you vigourously move your head.

Awesome sounds depending on what device you are using, with my nvidia shield tablet, they rock. Keeping them on your head is a mission if your active, and sponges are forever falling off, spent all the money on excellent drivers, and the asthetics have just been skimped on.

Superb sound along with good looks.

Sound quality, design, weight (or lack of it), all perfect.

These are very comfortable and quite stylish too. Several issues:- they feel a little flimsy around the earbud (the bit that touches your ear). – the plastic material that the band is made of is a magnet for grease – it glistens unless your hands are super clean- for a pair of headphones this price range, there should be a case that comes with them to protect them. However if you look around you can pick a good one up for about £10-15.

What you expect from b&o quality .

I bought these headphones as a punt because they were on sale. Having read the previous reviews i was a bit concerned but i need not have been. I have spent hundreds, almost a thousand of pounds on headphones; bose, sony, philips and never been happy; i like melodic rock; w. T, eclipse, art nation and the like and have never found the right headphones for the genre until now; these b&o headphones are simply amazing, the sound is the best; perfect clarity and bass and i can hear things on these that i could not on £400 headphones. They are not noise cancelling but i don’t care; the sound quality is so good it overrides the lack of nc for me. The design; some say they look cheap; i like the design because they look different and i like the way i can move the ear pads to get the best sound. Comfort; unlike other reviewers i have not had any issues with these slipping off my head and they stay put for me. The foam pads; i agree that is a bit of a disappointment but for a few quid i bought aftermarket velvet pads from amazon and they look and feel much better than the foam ones. I can finally stop looking for the perfect headphones (for me); buy these b&o play headphones – you won’t get a better set of headphones for the money.

Very lightweight, clean looking but seemingly quite flimsy. Sound quality is good but just as good as any £30 earphone and was expecting better things from bang & olufsen.

Great price for a great set of headphones.

Excellent sound well worth the price.

I use these for gaming and general listening and find the sound brilliant. They are very light, can slide off your head now and again but you’ll almost forget you’re wearing them. I like the non isolated bright sound, i’m no professional but like to hear when someones at the door or a phone rings which my hd660s would struggle with even being open backed. Only thing i’d change would be a padded headband.

Shipment speed also very quick.

Best headphones i have ever had.

Bought them to go with my b&o sound system when i am not allowed to play my music to loud for my teenage daughters idea of how a 50 odd year old mother should have it playing.

Excellent sound & light weight.

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One Response to B&O PLAY by Bang & Olufsen Bang & Olufsen BeoPlay Form 2i On-Ear Headphones – Blue – Love them

  1. 2.0 out of 5 stars Not up to normal high standard of B&O products. says:

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    The plastic head band is a little excessive, in being over tight, if you ware glasses. Also, jack is very slightly a looser fitting, the slightest movement of cable, courses load crackle and if i change from music to a film, for example, the volume button on the lead stop working until i pause the program, unplug the headphones and then push back in. Have also b&o full ear cover bio h2 ( not sure about model) they work fine and would get 5 stars in all sections.
  2. Colour: Grey Verified Purchase says:

    This review is from : Bang & Olufsen BeoPlay Form 2i On-Ear Headphones – Blue

    The plastic head band is a little excessive, in being over tight, if you ware glasses. Also, jack is very slightly a looser fitting, the slightest movement of cable, courses load crackle and if i change from music to a film, for example, the volume button on the lead stop working until i pause the program, unplug the headphones and then push back in. Have also b&o full ear cover bio h2 ( not sure about model) they work fine and would get 5 stars in all sections.
    • 4.0 out of 5 stars Sound is great and they are lite... but they are fragile. says:
      I was looking for a retro look headphones with great sound and well. I got them:)they were super comfortable and the sound was amazing. As you noticed i wrote were. Well, i had them for 2 days and unfortunately. I was standing up from my desk and the cable got tangled on the armrest and long story short the cable was ripped out of them damaging the earpiece. Won’t be buying them again because i got disappointed by the build quality. I know, my fault but now have a bad taste in my mouth because of that fragile build.
      • Colour: Black Verified Purchase says:
        I was looking for a retro look headphones with great sound and well. I got them:)they were super comfortable and the sound was amazing. As you noticed i wrote were. Well, i had them for 2 days and unfortunately. I was standing up from my desk and the cable got tangled on the armrest and long story short the cable was ripped out of them damaging the earpiece. Won’t be buying them again because i got disappointed by the build quality. I know, my fault but now have a bad taste in my mouth because of that fragile build.
  3. 5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars says:
    Lovely and stylish and not so big on your head as some other headphones, brilliant.
    • Colour: Black Verified Purchase says:
      Lovely and stylish and not so big on your head as some other headphones, brilliant.
  4. 1.0 out of 5 stars Very disappointed says:

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    You have to keep moving the plug in order to get proper sound.
  5. 5.0 out of 5 stars A beautiful earphone. says:

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    I really like this earphone. Light, beautiful and powerful.
  6. Colour: White Verified Purchase says:
    I feel like my head is under a hydraulic press but its worth it.
  7. 5.0 out of 5 stars Neutral sounding headphones - open and punchy says:

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    I saw all the review expecting to get a pair of headphones with no bass. They feature 31mm drivers so should be fairly decent. Well, after using them i can confirm, they is bass. It is controlled and only appears on songs that have bass. It presents a representation of the source as accurately as it can. Not a bassy song, no bass, bassy song, bass. I was really impressed with their openness. They sound very grado like rather than dr dre beats. If you like your music to sound open, neutral and punchy with controlled bass, buy these. If you like bass emphasised and bassy everywhere buy beats.
    • Colour: Blue says:
      I saw all the review expecting to get a pair of headphones with no bass. They feature 31mm drivers so should be fairly decent. Well, after using them i can confirm, they is bass. It is controlled and only appears on songs that have bass. It presents a representation of the source as accurately as it can. Not a bassy song, no bass, bassy song, bass. I was really impressed with their openness. They sound very grado like rather than dr dre beats. If you like your music to sound open, neutral and punchy with controlled bass, buy these. If you like bass emphasised and bassy everywhere buy beats.
  8. 5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars says:

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    Excellent quality and a slightly different styling from the norm, small on ear cups which is nice.
    • Colour: Black Verified Purchase says:
      Excellent quality and a slightly different styling from the norm, small on ear cups which is nice.
  9. Colour: Black says:
    Excellent sound quality at high volumes, but heavy sound leakage.
  10. 2.0 out of 5 stars BUYERS BEWARE SHORT 1.2 M CABLE says:

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    Buyers beware if like me you have recently bought a new pair of these headphones and you are an older purchaser who first bought their first ones in the 1980’s be warned that the cable has gone from 3m, to 2. 2m which is far to short to listen to music from your music system unless you are sitting directly underneath it with your neck creaked, the cord would be fine for an i player etc or on the move plugged into you mobile phone but please come on this is just a ridiculous length for the home, so now us oldies have to go to more expense and buy a extention cable which can be purchased from beo shop.
    • Colour: Black says:
      Buyers beware if like me you have recently bought a new pair of these headphones and you are an older purchaser who first bought their first ones in the 1980’s be warned that the cable has gone from 3m, to 2. 2m which is far to short to listen to music from your music system unless you are sitting directly underneath it with your neck creaked, the cord would be fine for an i player etc or on the move plugged into you mobile phone but please come on this is just a ridiculous length for the home, so now us oldies have to go to more expense and buy a extention cable which can be purchased from beo shop.
  11. 2.0 out of 5 stars Unmatched sound but bad design says:

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    These are the most amazing hedphones i have ever tried. The style is great they are very light and feel durable. The sound they produce insane. I can also take phonecalls with them which is a huge plus. I really cant fault them really they are absolutely stunning and if you are thinking about getting them, just do it-you wont be disappointed. Update:after the initial excitement i got to test these babies. Kept falling off my head, the sponge pads kept falling off and soon i had to order replacement pads as one got lost. The adjusters are too loose.
  12. Colour: Black Verified Purchase says:

    This review is from : Bang & Olufsen BeoPlay Form 2i On-Ear Headphones – Blue

    These are the most amazing hedphones i have ever tried. The style is great they are very light and feel durable. The sound they produce insane. I can also take phonecalls with them which is a huge plus. I really cant fault them really they are absolutely stunning and if you are thinking about getting them, just do it-you wont be disappointed. Update:after the initial excitement i got to test these babies. Kept falling off my head, the sponge pads kept falling off and soon i had to order replacement pads as one got lost. The adjusters are too loose.
    • 4.0 out of 5 stars Comfortable and aesthetically good looking, but there are many problems concerning the sound. says:
      On the whole, i would say that these headphones are worth the money. However they are plagued by many issues that i will go on to explain in the following review, finishing with a summary of the pros and cons of these headphones. Sound: for something that doesn’t look as if it has very many drivers, these headphones are surprisingly powerful, but they aren’t the sort of headphones for those who want to ‘listen loud’ furthermore, at high volumes i have noticed that the sound created can be a bit fuzzy. The major problem with the sound on these headphones is that there is a lot of sound-leakage, so again, if you like to ‘listen loud’, don’t use these on public transport. Another problem, i feel, is that they don’t cancel very much exterior sound. This creates a problem, you don’t want your music to be so loud that everyone hears it, but you don’t want it to be so quiet that all you can hear is the movement of the train and people chatting. However, on the whole, the sound quality is clear, but if you are a bass lover (looking at you big narstie), then these probably aren’t for you. Comfort + design: these headphones are probably the most comfortable headphones (however limited my headphone experience might be) they are light, weighing at 90 grams, feeling so light that its as if they aren’t even there. You can adjust the headphones to fit your head type making for the most ergonomic possible experience with these headphones (there is a sometimes an issue with this slipping out of place) , and despite this they never show any sign of falling off. Despite this there is a large design fault.
      • Colour: Black says:
        On the whole, i would say that these headphones are worth the money. However they are plagued by many issues that i will go on to explain in the following review, finishing with a summary of the pros and cons of these headphones. Sound: for something that doesn’t look as if it has very many drivers, these headphones are surprisingly powerful, but they aren’t the sort of headphones for those who want to ‘listen loud’ furthermore, at high volumes i have noticed that the sound created can be a bit fuzzy. The major problem with the sound on these headphones is that there is a lot of sound-leakage, so again, if you like to ‘listen loud’, don’t use these on public transport. Another problem, i feel, is that they don’t cancel very much exterior sound. This creates a problem, you don’t want your music to be so loud that everyone hears it, but you don’t want it to be so quiet that all you can hear is the movement of the train and people chatting. However, on the whole, the sound quality is clear, but if you are a bass lover (looking at you big narstie), then these probably aren’t for you. Comfort + design: these headphones are probably the most comfortable headphones (however limited my headphone experience might be) they are light, weighing at 90 grams, feeling so light that its as if they aren’t even there. You can adjust the headphones to fit your head type making for the most ergonomic possible experience with these headphones (there is a sometimes an issue with this slipping out of place) , and despite this they never show any sign of falling off. Despite this there is a large design fault.
  13. 5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent headphones as you would expect from B&O says:

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    Excellent headphones as you would expect from b&o. Superb price and first class customer service from gary at digital ict.
    • Colour: Black Verified Purchase says:
      Excellent headphones as you would expect from b&o. Superb price and first class customer service from gary at digital ict.
  14. 5.0 out of 5 stars Great, stylish headphones says:

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    Sound quality is good for the price. Cable is of a sensible length for out-and-about use; long enough to reach to a trouser pocket without being so long that you have to bundle it up over itself. Sound isolation is not particularly good, but personally i like this for using around town – it helps to hear a little of the outside world to stop yourself from getting run over. The cable is a little thin, which makes me question how long it will last, but so far it has not been a problem. Despite having quite a wide collection of (arguably much better) headphones, i have found a use for these headphones, and have never felt disappointed when taking them out.
  15. Colour: Blue says:

    This review is from : Bang & Olufsen BeoPlay Form 2i On-Ear Headphones – Blue

    Sound quality is good for the price. Cable is of a sensible length for out-and-about use; long enough to reach to a trouser pocket without being so long that you have to bundle it up over itself. Sound isolation is not particularly good, but personally i like this for using around town – it helps to hear a little of the outside world to stop yourself from getting run over. The cable is a little thin, which makes me question how long it will last, but so far it has not been a problem. Despite having quite a wide collection of (arguably much better) headphones, i have found a use for these headphones, and have never felt disappointed when taking them out.
  16. 3.0 out of 5 stars Sound is good, but don't move your head as they keep ... says:

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    Sound is good, but don’t move your head as they keep falling off. Nearly every time i look down the headband fall over my face.
    • Colour: Black says:
      Sound is good, but don’t move your head as they keep falling off. Nearly every time i look down the headband fall over my face.
  17. 2.0 out of 5 stars Unworthy build quality of B&O, but great sound says:

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    I understand some people prefer this type of lightweight design, but i can’t stand it. It feels flimsy and relatively cheap (considering it is b&o). First time i used them, it felt like the complementary headsets you get on a long flight. Also, they are not particularly comfortable, but not terrible either. Typical high standard from b&o, great job as always. Pros:+ superb sound quality, you will not be disappointed+ very lightweightcons:- design and build quality is not what you expect from b&o- the foam pads are terrible- they leak.
  18. Colour: Black says:

    This review is from : Bang & Olufsen BeoPlay Form 2i On-Ear Headphones – Blue

    I understand some people prefer this type of lightweight design, but i can’t stand it. It feels flimsy and relatively cheap (considering it is b&o). First time i used them, it felt like the complementary headsets you get on a long flight. Also, they are not particularly comfortable, but not terrible either. Typical high standard from b&o, great job as always. Pros:+ superb sound quality, you will not be disappointed+ very lightweightcons:- design and build quality is not what you expect from b&o- the foam pads are terrible- they leak.

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