I was part of the development team, and one of the two persons who decided on the final sound design (aka tonal balance) of the B&O H2 headphones. So, I’m happy to share some of the blame for some of the comments (at least on the sound quality) from the reviews.
from Techradar India
“Bass accuracy is right on and just as powerful as it needs to be. Mids and highs also shine through in the sound with a subtle warmness that’s hard to find in a set of headphones.”
from What Hi-Fi?
“The 40mm driver and bass port in each earcup provide an easily accessible sound, as is appropriate for headphones intended to be worn outdoors.
“It’s warm without being overbearing, and the presentation is even across the frequency range, so no one area stands out as prominent. Treble is clear without being too sharp or bright, and the midrange is a strength, with vocals coming across warm and intimate.
“The bass is a touch tubby, but only compared with our current class favourites, the Award-winning Philips M1 MkIIs (indeed the H2s’ bass is reminiscent of the original M1s’).
“It’s not overblown, though, and that character trait certainly doesn’t hurt in a pair of headphones designed to be worn in the open.”
“Overall, the sound quality is great, as you’d expect, and users will notice a stark difference between these and an entry-level set.”