Earset 2 - Tonal Precision and Superb Comfort From Bang and Olufsen

Earset 2: Tonal Precision and Superb Comfort From Bang & Olufsen

EarSet 2 from Bang & Olufsen is the complete Bluetooth solution, offering superb comfort and an unprecedented sound quality. EarSet 2 creates a true sensation of acoustic presence, ensuring your conversations are experienced as real-life and face to face.

"Continuing the design line introduced with our Earphones, the appearance and comfort of EarSet 2 is distinctive from any other wearable communication device available today," says Brian Stilling Laursen, Business Manager, Bang & Olufsen. "Our ambition is to create the best-sounding Bluetooth headset on the market, and we have set a new standard for refinement and ease of use."

Unique speech transmission quality
EarSet 2 represents an unheard-of focus on not only the standard of the listening quality, but of the transmitted sound quality also. Internally, innovative digital sound reproduction concepts are applied to a well-balanced design of both quality hardware and intelligent software solutions that truly make a difference.

Two omni-directional microphones are used to form the directional microphone system. The two microphones are approximately 30 millimetres apart and, together with Digital Signal Processing (DSP), assist in designing the dynamic sensitivity and directional characteristics of your voice. Omnidirectional microphones are more robust to wind noise than other types, and the two microphones compensate, filter and suppress wind noise, offering the best voice transmission possible. The end result is that sound is picked up exactly where it is, close to the face, leaving out sounds from the environment.

Listening to what is said
The loudspeaker is as known from our Earphones - a fully-fledged closed cabinet speaker unit in miniature. Supported by air vents and a bass port and together with the ergonomic fit, the speaker unit ensures a frequency response that offers a very high degree of tonal precision.

DSP plays a key role in optimizing the sound for each specific call. Digital Signal Processing monitors both the dynamic technical and tonal qualities of the signal to be reproduced, and the priority is to maintain the characteristics of the human voice. This means that not all transmission noise is eliminated, as this would create dead sound in natural pauses. As always, EarSet 2 ensures that there is always the sensation of a real person at the other end of the conversation.

In addition, DSP balances the static variables of the acoustic design, the characteristics of the amplification and loudspeaker system itself, as well as the imperfections caused by non-consistent transmission quality.

Setting a new standard for mobile and wearable devices
Simply fold out the short microphone arm and EarSet 2 is switched on. Fold the arm in again and it is switched off. How much more simple can it be? This makes it difficult to drain the battery by accident. This type of smooth and precise movement that also offers great benefit to the user is typical of Bang & Olufsen.

The extremely comfortable fit is made possible with the three-way adjustable ear piece, known from our other hands-free solutions. The choice of beautifully crafted aluminium and soft-touch plastic surfaces ensures EarSet 2 is a pleasure to handle and wear. When someone rings you, EarSet 2 gets your attention with its own especially composed ringing tone. Bang & Olufsen began working with composers for ringing tones with the BeoCom 2 cordless telephone, and this melody has been adapted for the placement of EarSet 2 close to the ear.

"We at Bang & Olufsen are excited about the reception EarSet 2 will receive in the market," says Brian Stilling Laursen and concludes: "Our customers have asked for this product, and we have waited until we can get it exactly right with our stringent requirements for stable and quality audio transmission."

Technical Specifications:
Technology: Bluetooth
Transmission range: Up to 10 m
Battery time: 4 hours talking, 100 hours standby
Charge time: 3 hours
Weight: 22 g
Materials: Aluminium and plastic
Charger: Standard
Wall bracket: Standard

Bang & Olufsen
Founded in 1925 in Struer, Denmark, Bang & Olufsen a/s is world renowned for its distinctive range of quality consumer electronic products that represent our vision: Courage to constantly question the ordinary in search of surprising, long-lasting experiences. The Bang & Olufsen Group manufactures a unique range of televisions, music systems, loudspeakers, telephones, medical, and multimedia products. With more than 2,400 employees and products sold in more than 60 countries worldwide.

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Photographs by: Søren Jonesen, Copenhagen 2006

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