With so many examples in the marketplace, it may be laborious for a pair of noise-canceling headphones to face out. However Bang & Olufsen has made a pair that just do that.
The Danish audio specialist has simply unveiled the Beoplay EQ, its first pair of actually wi-fi, energetic noise-canceling headphones. However not like so lots of its more and more frequent friends, together with the Bose QuietComfort and Grasp & Dynamic’s MW08 earbuds, this pair is designed to robotically adapt to your atmosphere so you possibly can immerse your self in no matter you’re listening to when you’re on the go.
Though the model has been releasing wi-fi earbuds for some time now, all of its earlier fashions have lacked energetic noise canceling, or ANC, even because it’s change into one thing of a calling card amongst different premium wi-fi fashions. However from what we’ve discovered concerning the Beoplay EQ, it seems that the corporate needed to make sure the characteristic’s efficiency was as much as its excessive requirements earlier than together with it in a mannequin.
B&O’s latest ‘buds have a devoted chip controlling ANC, which is meant to assist guarantee its Bluetooth chip doesn’t get overtaxed. The place it veers from its competitors is within the inclusion of six microphones, three on every headphone, that robotically modify ambient noise ranges based mostly in your environment. The chip will increase the extent in crowded or noisy settings and decrease or minimize it completely when it’s not wanted. Due to this characteristic, the corporate says you’ll get a seamless listening expertise irrespective of the place you’re—or what you’re listening to.
The earbuds ship B&O’s signature pristine sound by way of a brand new 6.8mm electro-dynamic driver, with a frequency vary of 20 Hz to twenty kHz. B&O has additionally fine-tuned the Beoplay EQ’s connectivity, so it’s simpler to shortly pair with units and is much less more likely to drop the connection. The buds are additionally IP54 licensed, to allow them to face up to each mud and a small quantity of water. Battery life is unspectacular, with the buds delivering 6.5 hours of playtime when ANC is turned on. You’ll be able to stretch this out to twenty if used with the included charging case, although, so that you’ll have the ability to simply get by the day with them.
The Beoplay EQ is available in both Black Anthracite or Sand Gold, and each colours are set to go on sale on August 19—yours for $399. That’s on the high-end of the wi-fi earbud value spectrum, however if you happen to’re uninterested in toggling your ANC settings, we are able to’t think about it’ll put you off.