Last updated on December 8th, 2022 at 03:12 pm
Bang & Olufsen Beoplay HX Wireless Headphones for $ 499 provide up to 35 hours of battery life with noise canceling
Bang & Olufsen has unveiled its premium Beoplay HX wireless on-ear headphones priced at $ 499. The novelty supports Active Noise Cancellation (ANC) technology and has the ability to work offline for up to 35 hours. When the ANC function is off, the device can operate on a single charge for up to 40 hours.
In comparison, the $ 549 AirPods Max wireless earbuds are rated for just 20 hours of battery life with ANC enabled, while the $ 350 Sony WH-1000XM4 can last up to 30 hours of battery life. The Sennheiser Momentum 3 Wireless and Shure Sonic headphones have an even shorter battery life – 16 and 20 hours, respectively.
Beoplay HX headphones are equipped with 40mm neodymium-magnet drivers. The four-microphone array uses beamforming to improve communication quality when used as a headset. The Beoplay HX ear cushions are made of sheep leather, filled with memory foam inside, while the headband is covered with cow leather and knitted fabric. The cup body is made of recycled plastic, and the lever sliders are made of aluminum.
Beoplay HX specifications include a USB-C port for charging, a 3.5mm jack for wired connectivity. There are mechanical controls on the left and right ear cups, and there are also touch controls on the right side. The device supports Bluetooth 5.1 wireless protocol and aptX Adaptive next-generation dynamically configurable audio codec, in addition to AAC and SBC. Google Fast Pair and Microsoft Swift Pair are used to pairing with the respective platforms quickly. Unlike AirPods Max, the earbuds come with a 3.5mm cable.
The Beoplay HX headphones are currently available in black. A white version of the Beoplay HX will hit the market at the end of April, and a white-brown model will start selling in May.