Bang & Olufsen’s Beoplay EQ Is A Great Product!
The Beoplay EQ by Bang & Olufsen looks as luxurious as it sounds.
They might not have the best battery life or ANC on the market,
But their excellent audio quality still makes them among the best wireless earbuds you can buy.
The Beoplay EQ are Bang & Olufsen’s first true wireless earbuds with adaptive active noise cancellation (ANC).
And despite their astronomical price, they perform admirably in most areas.
They scream luxury in every way.
From their sophisticated appearance to their exquisitely detailed audio and little carrying case.
Although the buds are a little on the large side, once in place, they fit comfortably and snugly without pressing on your ears.
You can switch between ANC settings, playback, and volume.
And phone answer/reject using the touch controls on the outside of the earbuds.
It’s quicker to control things on the device the earphones are linked to.
And, like other touch controls on earbuds, they can be a little awkward.
Cost And Availability: Bang & Olufsen’s Beoplay EQ
For a suggested retail price of AED 2,130, the Beoplay EQ are currently on sale.
Black Anthracite and Sand Gold Tone are the two colour options available.
The item we have for review is the stunning sand gold model.
They cost significantly more than the majority of reputable alternatives for truly wireless earbuds made by Sony, and Bose.
And even Bowers & Wilkins.
If you want to justify spending that much on a pair of wireless earphones.
You’d expect the Beoplay EQ to meet every expectation for the price.
Consider the Sony WF-1000XM4 if you’re seeking reasonably priced wireless ANC earbuds with good sound.
Controls & Design: Bang & Olufsen’s Beoplay EQ
Simply said, the Beoplay EQ has a classy, luxurious appearance.
With delicate contours around the rim and elegant metal embellishments on the sides.
Bang & Olufsen has created a fairly substantial set of comma-shaped buds that are comfortable to grasp.
They weigh more than typical wireless earbuds at 8g each.
But once you insert them into your ears, they don’t seem particularly heavy.
They won’t protrude too far, but they will jut out of your ears somewhat.
A memory foam ear tip called Comply for a better fit.
And increased sound isolation is included in the box along with silicone ear tips in various sizes.
Since the Beoplay EQ doesn’t fit as snugly as other earbuds on their own.
Which takes some getting used to, we found ourselves usually using the Comply tips for a tighter fit.
They never fell out while we were testing them.
But more than once we needed to move around a little to make sure they were seated properly.
It’s a small flaw, but it’s a good thing because it prevents ear cramps and weariness even when worn for long hours.
They aren’t particularly suited for physical activity and sports because of their peculiar fit.
And IP54 dust and waterproof classification.
Performance Of Audio
The Beoplay EQ has Bluetooth 5.2, which enables simultaneous connections to up to two devices.
And they’re quite simple to set up.
The accompanying Bang & Olufsen smartphone app serves as a straightforward control panel.
The Beoplay EQ truly shines in this situation.
With a big soundstage and lots of headroom, they are quite simple to listen to.
With the possible exception of Bowers & Wilkins, tracks are rich in depth.
And definition with a level of clarity and bite you don’t find in most wireless earbuds.
The Beoplay EQ is outfitted with cutting-edge noise-cancelling technology that excels in drowning out ambient noise.
Six omnidirectional microphones and a special DSP chip for adaptive ANC are included.
And they guarantee that noise-canceling settings will be automatically adjusted as you travel between various environments.
There is a transparency mode that allows you to hear some of the background noise.
It works well for letting you keep an eye on what is going on around you.
And is slightly more suppressive than the transparency option on AirPods Pro.
Although slightly less than competitor earphones, the Beoplay EQ gives a very standard battery life that fluctuates a little depending on how you use them.
We received about 7 hours of usage with ANC on and loudness at about 80%.
Which is a little less than what B&O claims—7.5 hours.
The buds last a further hour without ANC.
Expect the battery life to decrease by around an hour if you enjoy turning up the volume to its highest setting.
The case can recharge the earphones twice, giving you a total of about 20 hours of gameplay.
We had no trouble making it function across several wireless charging pads thanks to its rubber-coated base.
Which is ideal for wireless charging.
The case may be fully charged in under an hour when utilizing a USB-C connection for battery top-up.
However, if you’re in a hurry, a 20-minute charge will provide two hours of use.