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Updated April 11, 2024·

If you prioritize sound quality on a smaller budget and mainly listen to music on wired devices, you'll appreciate the 7hz Timeless earbuds; they offer a very good overall sound and excellent soundstage, but note they lack wireless capabilities and have poor mic quality. On the other hand, the Bang and Olufsen Beoplay EX earbuds are more versatile with premium build quality, excellent wireless performance with aptX Adaptive codec support, and good microphone quality, suited for a broader range of activities like calls, meetings, and exercise. Despite their higher price, they also feature active noise cancelling and are optimized for both Android and Apple devices, making them suitable for travel and outdoor use. Give Feedback

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Advantages of the 7hz Timeless
  • Very good for music
Advantages of the Bang and Olufsen Beoplay EX
  • Excellent for gaming
  • Very good for TV and video
  • Very good for exercise
  • Very good for air travel

Key differences

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Music

8.6
Timeless
Beoplay EX
7.9
The 7hz Timeless is very good for music, while the Bang and Olufsen Beoplay EX is good.

Gaming

6.6
Timeless
Beoplay EX
9.3
The Bang and Olufsen Beoplay EX is excellent for gaming, while the 7hz Timeless is only fair.

Phone Calls

4.3
Timeless
Beoplay EX
5.3
The Bang and Olufsen Beoplay EX and 7hz Timeless are both poor for phone calls, though the Bang and Olufsen Beoplay EX is somewhat better.

Podcasts and Audiobooks

6.8
Timeless
Beoplay EX
6.1
The 7hz Timeless and Bang and Olufsen Beoplay EX are both only fair for podcasts and audiobooks, though the 7hz Timeless is somewhat better.

TV and Video

7.8
Timeless
Beoplay EX
8.9
The Bang and Olufsen Beoplay EX is very good for TV and video, while the 7hz Timeless is good.

Noise Reduction

5.3
Timeless
Beoplay EX
8.3
The Bang and Olufsen Beoplay EX is very good for noise reduction, while the 7hz Timeless is poor.

Battery

N/A
Timeless
Beoplay EX
6.5 Hours
The 7hz Timeless does not have a battery. The Bang and Olufsen Beoplay EX has 6.5 hours of battery life.

Cost

$170
Timeless
Beoplay EX
$399
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The 7hz Timeless has a price of $170 and the Bang and Olufsen Beoplay EX costs $399.

Build Quality

8.5
Timeless
Beoplay EX
10.0
The Bang and Olufsen Beoplay EX has best in class build quality, while the 7hz Timeless has very good build quality.
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How the 7hz Timeless and the Bang and Olufsen Beoplay EX compare to other earbuds and headphones

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Spec Comparison

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7hz TimelessBang and Olufsen Beoplay EX
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GENERAL

Price
$170
$399
Brand
7hzBang and Olufsen
Release Date
August 1, 2021May 1, 2022
Form Factor
EarbudsEarbuds
Connectivity
WiredWireless

SOUND

Music Score
8.6/108/10
Phone Calls Score
4.3/105.4/10
Gaming Score
6.7/109.3/10
TV and Video Score
7.8/109/10
Exercise Score
4.3/109/10

PERFORMANCE

Battery life
N/A6.5 Hours
Wireless charging
N/AYes
Charging time
N/A1.5 Hours
Bluetooth version
N/A5.2
Case Battery Life
N/A22

FEATURES

Active Noise Cancelling
NoYes
Noise Reduction Score
5.3/108.4/10
Virtual Surround
N/ANo
Android App
N/AYes
iOS App
N/AYes
Mic Quality
N/A7/10

BUILD AND DESIGN

Build Quality
8.5/1010/10
Comfort score
7/108.4/10
Size
LargeLarge
Weight (headset or single earbud)
5.5 Grams6 Grams
Microphone style
N/AIntegrated

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Headphonesty

Kazi Mahbub Mutakabbir | May 2023
"7Hz picked a bold name for the Timeless and frankly, got very close to justifying their word choice. Most importantly, the Timeless are good to go in stock form, so you don’t have to worry about source-matching and such. I can recommend the 7Hz Timeless to those who do not mind a dash of brightness up top, want a taste of planar in IEM form, and want one of the most resolving pair of earphones in the $150 - $300 price range."

Bang and Olufsen Beoplay EX

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Leaf and Core

Danielle | January 2023
"If you’ve wanted truly wireless headphones, but couldn’t pick them up because they sound terrible, these will be the headphones that win you over. If you’re the kind of person who would consider spending $400 on headphones, these are the right truly wireless headphones for you."

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About Bang and Olufsen

Bang and Olufsen is an almost century-old electronic goods manufacturer based in Denmark with a very special focus on design. Peter Bang and Svend Olufsen created the first AC radio in 1925 and went on to develop televisions, telephones and, of course, headphones and loudspeakers. Today, they are partnered with several companies, like Audi, BMW and Aston Martin, to provide very high-quality audio solutions.

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