The newest addition to Bang & Olufsen Beoplay earphones range is very clever. The Beoplay H5 is wireless and comes with a Bluetooth 4.2 chip with Digital Sound Processing. It ensures dynamic tuning of sound and the users can link the earphones to Beoplay apps on Android, iPhone and the Apple watch.
Users can switch between different preset profiles for different places like the gym, the morning commute or the bus. Each profile is designed for a different environment providing special sound staging. Users can also tweak things manually by taking control themselves and creating a personal profile.
The apps also display the battery status of the earphones which don’t have a microUSB charging port like other wireless earphones. Instead, they clip into a charging block via built-in magnets. One charge will last for up to five hours of continuous usage. Other smart features ensure extended battery timings by powering down when the earbuds clip together. The magnets can also clip them around the user’s neck so that the earphones don’t get lost.
The manufacturing is top class and smart materials have been used. The cable is encased in braided fabric to be comfortable against skin and to prevent dust and sweat from getting into the electrical parts. The earphones themselves are made from textured rubber and plastic with aluminum plate on top to stop moisture from reaching critical parts.
The Beoplay H5 earphones will cost you around $249. It is a hefty sum of money, but for that, you will be getting seven different ear tips with both sport-optimized foam and regular silicone options included. Not to mention the immaculate and environment specific sound quality too.