B&O Beoplay H5, Company’s First Wireless In-Ear Headphones
Bang and Olufsen has recently unveiled the very first wireless earphones in the company’s history, to go alongside its existing wireless headphone collection. The Beoplay H5 headphones use Bluetooth to wirelessly connect to your music player, come out with an app for adjusting the sound and connect together using magnets when you’re not using them.
The BeoPlay H5 in-ear headphones deliver it’s signature sound out of the box, but a range of preset sound profiles can be selected using the accompanying Beoplay app. That app is available on Android and iOS smartphones, as well as the Apple Watch.
The headphones are not completely wireless, there’s a small lead connecting the two earbuds which contains the device’s inline remote.
Weighing in at 0.63 ounces, these earphones include two rechargeable batteries in each earpiece, with the 100mAh of total capacity offering up to 5 hours of usage after two hours of charging. Connecting over Bluetooth 4.2 and with support for aptX-LL, aptX, and AAC codecs.
The splash and dust resistant personal audio accessories are largely constructed from aluminum, along with a textile coating on the cable. Embedded magnets allow the earphones to be stored tidily with the minimal chance of knotting while kept in a pocket, and are also used to connect them to the accompanying cubic charger.
The B&O Beoplay H5 is available in Bang & Olufsen stores and selected third party retailers from today, at a cost of £199. Offered in a choice of two colors and supplied with a variety of ear tips.