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Form 2i

Form 2i

The longest living headphones on the market, Form 2 from B&O PLAY, have been updated with a microphone, 3-button remote and improved comfort – and aptly renamed Form 2i.

Form 2i is an ultra-light and stylish on-ear headphone with an impressive and honest stereo sound. Today’s introduction builds upon the popularity of its predecessor – plus the fact that it is part of the permanent collection at Museum of Modern Art in New York and widely recognized as a truly iconic piece of design.


Back in 1983 Steve McGugan, by then a 23-year old Canadian industrial designer, designed what would become one of the most popular headphones ever – Form 2. Today, more than 30 years after McGugan did his first sketches and 3D cardboard models, Form 2 receives a welcomed update with the addition of in-line microphone, 3-button remote and improved comfort design. Form 2i – as it is called now – will be available in a total of 6 vibrant and everlasting colors: Black, White and Red – joined by the new additions Blue, Green and Grey.

Originally conceived as a stylish, portable and sleek alternative to the other headphones that were on the market back in the Walkman days of the 80s – this trendsetting headphone has managed to stay relevant through a period of time where consumer electronics were something you’d change ever so often.

Keeping the design aesthetics simple and streamlined – and the weight down to an astoundingly low 90g – has ensured the timelessness and iconic status of Form 2 – and with the updates presented today it is the intention of B&O PLAY by Bang & Olufsen to build upon than popularity for the next 30 years.


The sound profile is the same as back in the days: Authentic and clean – bringing you sound the way the artists intended it – with no tweaks or over-emphasized bass. The soundstage of Form 2i is well-defined – it’s a combination of a good bass, a focused middle and precise highs.


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 – and when you combine that with the weight and ergonomics of the headphones you get a piece of audio equipment you can use comfortably for extended periods of time.


Form 2i is available at Bang & Olufsen stores, the B&O PLAY online store and selected design and department stores (RRP AUD $175.00 / NZD$219.00).

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