Bang & Olufsen has introduced their first truly wireless headphones with active noise cancellation. This alternative to the AirPods is the first of the Danish firm with this feature.
Bang & Olufsen, a Danish firm dedicated to premium audio worldwide and internationally, has presented its first truly wireless headphones with active noise cancellation. The B&O Beoplay EQ become the first AirPods-style devices from the Danish firm to offer this feature.
They are not the brand’s first audio devices with this feature, but they are the first in this form factor to feature cancellation. This is a popular addition among users, and manufacturers have taken it upon themselves to include it in all their new releases.
The idea behind the Beoplay EQ, as always with B&O, is to offer premium sound with these additions, including up to 20 hours of battery life and resistance to water and dust.
B&O BeoPlay EQ specs and features
These are truly wireless headphones in an in-ear format, with a 6.8mm driver and a frequency band of 20 to 20,000Hz. Its impedance is 17 ohms, and the construction of these headphones is made of anodized aluminum. They are IP54 water and dust resistant, and each earphone weighs around 8 grams.
Noise cancellation is the star of these Beoplay EQ headphones. It uses a series of microphones built into the headphones to silence outside noise. Specifically, we have 6 omnidirectional microphones that are responsible for picking up outside noise and eliminate it completely.
In terms of battery, the charging case has a 340mAh battery, while both headphones mount 85 mAh batteries. The case is compatible with Qi wireless charging, they use USB-C for charging and the battery life is 20 hours of playback if we use the charging case. Obviously, the use of active noise cancellation will have an impact on the battery of the Bang & Olufsen Beoplay EQ, since if we use it the battery life will be reduced.
Specifically, the Danish manufacturer promises about 7.5 hours of multimedia playback on one charge, always with active noise cancellation. If we activate it, the battery drops to 6.5 hours of playback, although of course, this figure could vary. Fortunately, the B&O incorporates a quick charge for an additional 2 hours with 20 minutes in the case.
B&O BeoPlay EQ price and release date
The Bang & Olufsen Beoplay EQs are now available for pre-order on the B&O website and will be available to all users on August 19 at a price of around $440. We will be able to buy them in two colors: black and gold.