The coolest aspect of the H8 headphones has to be the aluminum touch panel. It allows you to control music and calls with just the tap or swipe of a finger. Slide your finger forward across the panel to skip a track. Move it in a circular motion forward as if you were controlling a dial to increase the volume. Got a call coming in on your phone? Tap the panel to answer — the built-in microphone on the headphones ensures clear call quality. You can even turn noise cancellation on and off with the touch panel.
A great pair of headphones should feel comfortable and inviting, both in your hands and on your ears. How do the H8 headphones achieve this? Memory foam earpads that are covered with soft lambskin offer a plush on-ear fit. The cowhide leather headband is both durable and stylish, while its interior is softly padded for long-lasting comfort. The aluminum frame lends durability to these headphones without weighing them down — they're as lightweight as any headphones with both Bluetooth and noise cancellation that we've seen.
The H8 headphones are powered by a rechargeable battery — it's replaceable should it ever stop taking a charge. Recharging is easy using the included USB cable. A full charge offers up to 14 hours of use with both Bluetooth and noise-cancellation activated. Plug in the included headphone cable and increase your battery life to 35 hours with only noise cancellation activated. Turn that off too, and you won't use any power at all, just in case you want to stay aware of your surroundings or conserve the battery.