You probably know by now, that the OPUMO online offering goes above and beyond sneakers, coats and jackets and accessories. As well as stocking the world's finest clothing, we also like to pride ourselves on our curated lifestyle, homeware and audio selection, too. When we get to welcome an exciting new name to one of those categories, we like you to be the first to know. This week, it's an extra-special introduction because the brand in question - Bang & Olufsen - needs, well, little to no introduction at all.
Famed for their top of the range sound equipment and stylish minimalist aesthetic, Bang & Olufsen arrives perfectly in time for Christmas wish lists and shopping lists alike. So, scroll down for a full low-down on the latest B&O speakers alongside the best Bang & Olufsen headphones that you can gift this festive season.
Bang & Olufsen History
Bang & Olufsen boasts a history richer than most. At the ripe age of 93, this Danish company have got their fair share of experience in the audio world. Dating back to 1925 when it was founded by friends Peter Bang and Svend Olufsen in the attic of Olufsen’s parents’ house, B&O has continued to push boundaries in sound and visual technology.
During their time together Peter Bang and Svend Olufsen were considered unorthodox in their approach. For a long time, the overriding audio opinion held that products should display their technical capabilities and little or no attention needed to be paid to their physical appearance. They changed that. Bang & Olufsen is - and has always been - a visionary audio powerhouse and that ideology has grown to inspire an array of the world's finest audio products from the Bang & Olufsen M5 to the sculpted A9 Speaker.
BangCharcoal Beoplay E8 Earphones£260
BangNatural Beolit 17 Portable Speaker£440
BangBlack Beoplay H4 Headphones£240
BangBlack / Rosewood Beoplay A9 Speaker£1,990
BangBlack Beoplay M5 Bluetooth Speaker£520
BangAluminium BeoSound 2 Smart Speaker£1,640
BangBlack Beoplay P2 Portable Speaker£140
BangNatural Beoplay A1 Portable Speaker£220
BangNatural Beoplay P6 Portable Speakers£340
Bang & Olufsen Headphones
Whether you’re looking for in-ear of over-ear earphones, Bang & Olufsen provide premium sound quality for the lot. With many variations: wireless or wired, in-ear or over-ear and even behind the ear, the one thing that links all of B&O’s products is the dedication to innovation, timeless design and unrivalled craftsmanship.
Our Top Bang & Olufsen Headphones & Earphones
Not only does the combination of black and aluminium look the part, this pair of headphones comes with Bang & Olufsen’s signature sound and innovative aluminium touch interface. Considered to be Bang & Olufsen’s most luxurious headphones, the H9i combine ANC, wireless, an innovative aluminium touch interface and Bang & Olufsen Signature Sound. Pull them on for the perfect escape from your commute.
Recently launched, the new B&O Beoplay E6 wireless headphones offer a new wireless headphone experience. The focus on the E6 Earphones is all on the fit; the better the fit, the better the sound and the better the bass. That’s why the E6 Earphones comes with four pairs of ear fins, four pairs of ear tips in different sizes and one pair of high performance foam tips – so you can choose a specific fit depending on what you’re doing. Better still, the freedom and lightweight feel of the E6 in-ear earphones gives you the authentic B&O sound for a dynamic and active lifestyle.
Bang & Olufsen Speakers
Bang & Olufsen’s commitment to groundbreaking innovation in sound and design is abundantly obvious in their range of speakers. The collection looks as well suited to a spaceship as it does a city studio. Reliable wireless connection for all devices removes the stress we’re used to experiencing with wireless speakers, and once you’re connected, the power of even B&O’s smallest speaker will blow you away.
Our Top Bang & Olufsen Speakers:
Classic materials merge seamlessly with futuristic design in the Beoplay A9 Speaker. The huge black plane of the speaker face spreads the striking range of sound throughout any room. The construction and choice of materials are so beautiful, you’ll be sure to receive compliments on this piece of kit even when you’re not using it. The classic multi-room speaker not only looks great thanks to its slim and sculpted design, but it works with everything. Connect wirelessly to any device and enjoy the powerful 480 watts sound in whatever colour, fabric and material that you choose.
The Beoplay P2 is the latest Bluetooth speaker from B&O Play, and while it is filled with most of the expert features you’d expect from a premium portable speaker, there’s one thing that is missing – buttons. In an effort to elevate aesthetics, the P2 has only a single button hidden on the reverse to turn it on and off. Everything else – volume, pause-and-play, skipping tracks – is controlled through customisable taps and shakes as you configure the speaker through a connected app. For those reasons, the P2 connects easily and sounds incredible considering its handy small size.