Bang and Olufsen Beoplay H9 Review

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Quick Points

  • Fit: Over Ear
  • Enclosure: Closed Back
  • Connectivity: Wireless
  • Best For: iOS & Android
  • Noise Canceling: Yes
  • Microphone: Yes

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What Comes Inside The Box

  • B&O Beoplay H9 Headphones
  • Audio Cable
  • Charging Cable
  • Carrying Pouch
  • Flight Adaptor
  • Beoplay H9 Manual
  • Warranty Card

Our Score

  • 7.1

Reasons Why You Should Buy Them

  • Beoplay H9 are well-crafted luxurious headphones with great fit and finish. Aluminum build, stitched leather headband and leather-clad memory foam earpads feel durable and high-quality 
  • The lightweight design, thick padded memory foam cushions and comfortable construction of B&O Beoplay H9 are perfect for extended listening sessions 
  • Decent noise cancellation filters out most low-frequency external sounds, such as airplane engine noise and louder conversations 
  • A well-sounding pair of headphones with deep, punchy, and very thumpy bass, detailed mid-range, clear and crisp high-range 
  • Up to 25 hours of battery life when Noise Canceling is activated or up to 32 hours in a disconnected state  
  • Dedicated app to customize the select EQ presets, check battery status and ANC on/off for a better listening experience 
  • On-board touch-sensitive controls and mic to answer calls, adjust volume, music play/pause, skip tracks, power on/off, Bluetooth pairing, ANC/Transparency mode on/off and connect to Google Assistant 
  • Transparency mode lets you keep an ear open for external announcements without taking your headphones off 
  • Thick pads barely leak sound and don’t distract those around you even at high volumes  
  • The ear-cups are completely removable and easy to replace if worn in the long run 
  • When the battery stops holding a charge, just get a new battery, instead of a new pair of headphones
  • Support superior-quality codecs such as aptX LL, AAC, CvC and SBC for better audio quality

Reasons Why You Should Avoid Them

  • The circular ear cups are a little smaller than the other headphones and are not ideal for listeners with large heads
  • When using headphones in a quiet room, the amplifier has a faint hissing sound due to the digital processing of Noise Canceling
  • Exaggerated bass suppresses high and mid frequencies, which makes the overall sound muddled and messy
  • B&O PLAY Beoplay H9 wireless have less latency than other headphones, but still are not perfect for watching high-quality videos or games
  • There is no auto Bluetooth pairing, you'll have to manually pair and unpair your headphones with any device you use
  • There’s also no auto play/pause when you take off the headphones, just the stand-by mode that puts the headphones into low power after 15 mins of inactivity
  • Sony WH-1000XM3 still has better sound quality and ANC, while Bose QC 35 ii is more comfortable
  • There's no multi-device connectivity, you can only connect one device at a time
  • Included carrying case only protects against scratches, but not falls and water damage
  • These wireless ANC headphones don't fold up for easy transport and occupy a lot of space when they are not in use

Highlights

  • Active noise cancellation cancels waveforms from outside the ear cup and completely removes unwanted sounds 
  • Built-in microphone allows easy hands-free chat via compatible devices 
  • The Bluetooth 4.2 allows easy wireless pairing with Bluetooth-enabled devices  
  • Supports HFP, HSP, A2DP and AVRCP Bluetooth profiles for superior sound quality 
  • Onboard Controls include Volume Control, Answer Calls, Music Play/Pause, Next/Previous Track, Noise Canceling On/Off Button 
  • Rechargeable Battery Offers up to 25 hours of use on a single charge 
  • 40mm drivers to deliver powerful sound 
  • The stereo design offers crisp tones

The Specs That Matter

Dimensions

  • Headphone Fit : Over Ear
  • Enclosure : Closed Back
  • Size In/Cm : 7.87 in (20 cm)
  • Weight Gm/Oz : 285 g (10 oz)
  • Foldable Design : No

Connectivity

  • Connectivity : Bluetooth
  • Connect Multiple Devices : No
  • On Device Controls : Power, Pair, Call, Volume, Play/Pause, Skip Tracks, ANC/Transparency Mode On/Off, Voice Assistant
  • In Line Mic & Controls : No
  • Voice Assistant : Google Assistant
  • Companion App : Bang & Olufsen App

Audio

  • Noise Cancelation Type : Hybrid Active Noise Cancellation
  • Sound Isolation : Yes
  • Echo Reduction : No
  • Sound Mode : Stereo

Features

  • Water/Sweat Resistant : No
  • Waterproof : No
  • Heart Rate Monitor : No
  • Step Tracking : No

Battery

  • Battery Life : Up to 25 Hours
  • Battery Life With ANC Off : Up to 32 Hours
  • Auto Pause & Play : No
  • Auto Shut-Off : No

Technical Data

  • Driver Size : 40 mm
  • Driver Unit : Electro Dynamic
  • Impedance (OHM) : 24 Ohm
  • Frequency Response : 20 Hz - 22000 Hz
  • Total Harmonic Distortion @ 90 dB : Less than 0.5%
  • Total Harmonic Distortion @ 100 dB : Less than 0.5%
  • Supported Codecs : aptX LL, CvC, AAC, SBC

Wireless

  • Bluetooth Version : 4.2
  • Bluetooth Profiles : A2DP, AVRCP, HFP, HSP
  • Radio Frequency : 2.4 GHz
  • Wireless Range : Up To 10 m (33 ft)
  • NFC : No

Noise Canceling

  • Noise Canceling Adjustment : Automatic
  • Noise Canceling ON/Off Switch : Yes
  • Atmospheric Pressure Optimizing : No
  • Ambient Sound Mode : Yes

Audio Cable

  • Audio Cable Length : 1.2 m
  • Detachable Audio Cable : Yes

Microphone

  • Microphone Feature : On-board 2 X Digital MEMS + 4 X Electret Microphones

Power

  • Battery : Rechargeable Lithium-Ion
  • Charge Time : 3 Hours
  • Charging Cable : Type-C Cable
  • Battery Indicator : Yes
  • Operating & Storage Temperature : 32°F - 113°F

iOS

  • Connection : Wireless
  • Audio : Yes
  • Microphone : Yes
  • Controls : Yes

Android

  • Connection : Wireless
  • Audio : Yes
  • Microphone : Yes
  • Controls : Yes

Windows

  • Connection : Wireless
  • Audio : Yes
  • Microphone : Yes
  • Controls : Limited

Xbox

  • Connection : Wired
  • Audio : Yes
  • Microphone : No
  • Controls : No

Playstation

  • Connection : Wired
  • Audio : Yes
  • Microphone : No
  • Controls : No

TV & Home Theater

  • Connection : Wired
  • Audio : Yes
  • Microphone : No
  • Controls : No

User Manuals


Service & Support Info

  • Manufacturer's Warranty on Parts : 2 Years Limited Warranty
  • Manufacturer's Warranty on Labour : 2 Years Limited Warranty
  • Helpline : 1 (844) 372-1050
  • Contact : Click Here


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