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Beoplay H5 – Bang and Olufsen’s foray into the wireless.

July 3, 2016

From the addition of music storage, GPS, to heart rate monitors there’s no doubt the next frontier in earable tech is really heating up. Just a few days back, Bang & Olufsen threw their hat into the ring when they announced their maiden wireless earphones, the Beoplay H5 .

The Danish company’s wireless earphones are designed to deliver an immersive listening experience be it on the daily commute or the evening runs.

Receive calls, enjoy your music or use voice activation with the on-cord remote. Speaking of which the cords are encased in braided textile.beoplay-h5-black-coiledThe splash and dust resistant earbuds runs up to 5 hours on a single charge. That should suffice for a week of commute or a marathon plus some.beoplay-h5-feature-2When connected to the Beoplay ToneTouch ,mobile app, the user may customise their listening experience by choosing from pre-set profiles or create their own. Pre-sets can be saved easily and accessed from connected smart device or the Apple Watch.beoplay-h5-black-cmagnet-tipThe Beoplay H5 features magnets cleverly built into each earpiece that turns off the earphones when joined together. Saving you the hassle of turning it off after or mid way through workout. Just remove from ear and click.

The Beoplay H5  will also ship with Comply Sport foam eartips, the popular 3rd party accessory for earphones, on top of 4 pairs of silicon ear tips.

LIST OF FEATURES:

  • Up to 5 hours of play time
  • Upgrade software or choose pre-set profiles with Beoplay app
  • Splash and dust resistant
  • Bluetooth 4.2
  • Supports aptX, aptX-LL and AAC codecs
  • Ships with 3 pairs of Comply Sport and 4 pairs of silicon ear tips
  • Earphones turn off when clipped together at magnetic end
  • Receive calls, enjoy your music or use voice activation with the on-cord remote

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The charging time is long at 2 hours and battery life of 5 hours is less than stellar. Also the Beoplay H5 is priced at the higher end compared to close competitors such as those from Bose and Jaybird.

Beoplay H5 is available in Black or Dusty Rose at the RRP of $249. It is currently available at major online retailers.

Source: Bang & Olufsen

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