Bang and Olufsen’s Beoplay EQ are the Danish sound brand’s first pair of noise-canceling true wireless headphones. Two microphones on each earbud handle noise cancellation duties alongside an extra mic for making calls, for a sum of six across the two earbuds. They’re releasing universally on August 19th in black and gold.
At $399 (£359/€399), the Beoplay EQ are around $50 more costly than B&O’s non-noise canceling Beoplay E8 earbuds were at launch. They don’t feature the third-generation E8’s considerable battery life, which tops out at 35 hours of total charge from the earbuds and case consolidated.
All things being equal, the Beoplay EQ can run for around 20 hours when utilized with the charging case. Battery life from the earbuds themselves is about something similar, nonetheless, at around six and a half hours with ANC on, or seven and a half with it off. Charging is taken care of over USB-C or Qi wireless charging.
Balancing the specs, the Beoplay EQ support Qualcomm’s AptX adaptive standard, which can make different adjustments to optimize your wireless audio depending on your current environment or the substance you’re paying attention to. The earbuds additionally support the AAC and SBC codecs, and there’s an IP54 rating for dust and water resistance.
Like the entirety of Bang and Olufsen’s devices, the Beoplay EQ aren’t actually cheap. They’re $150 more costly than Apple’s AirPods Pro and around $120 more than Sony’s WF-1000XM4 — our present pick for the best noise-canceling earbuds accessible. Be that as it may, what else did you anticipate from an organization whose Xbox headset costs probably however much the control center with which it’s intended to be utilized.
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