Bang and Olufsen Beoplay EQ

Bang and Olufsen Beoplay EQ

Bang and Olufsen Beoplay EQ

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BEST RATING
Podcasts & Audiobooks:
4.7
MUSIC: Fair6.8/10
CALLS: Good7.2/10
GAMING: Very Good8.4/10
TV: Good7.8/10
PODCASTS & AUDIOBOOKS: Very Good8.8/10
EXERCISE: Fair6.4/10
AIR TRAVEL: Very Good8.3/10
NOISE REDUCTION: Good7.0/10
BUILD QUALITY: Very Good8.9/10
BATTERY: Very Good8.0/10

The Bang and Olufsen Beoplay EQ earbuds are a midrange-priced option well-suited for music listening, with active noise cancelling that enhances the listening experience for air travel and noisy environments. They have very good build quality and battery life lasting 6.5 hours per charge, extendable to 20 hours using the charging case, which also supports wireless charging. The earbuds are sweat and dustproof, making them suitable for exercise, and they come with a companion app that allows EQ customization. However, they're better for music and calls than for gaming and TV due to Bluetooth latency, and the soundstage may not be as expansive as some other options. Give Feedback

this description is based on the product variant with some specs. At the time of writing, the variant with some specs cost some dollars.




Evaluation

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Pros
  • Excellent build quality
  • Good overall sound quality
  • Active noise cancelling included
  • Comfortable for long periods
  • Supports AptX Adaptive codec
Cons
  • Fair score in gaming performance
  • No headphone jack available
  • Battery life could be longer
  • Large earbud size may not fit all

Ratings by Category

Podcasts & Audiobooks:
4.7
This score evaluates the product when used solely to listen to podcasts or audiobooks. It takes into account sound quality and sound signature, to be able to keep voices clear and intelligible. It also considers battery life, when available, and comfort.
Gaming:
4.5
This score evaluates the product when used to play videogames. It takes into account wireless latency - the perceived delay between the action on screen and the sounds playing in your ears. The score also considers soundstage quality, whether they have a virtual surround feature, and overall comfort. Finally, the gaming score takes into account microphone quality for in-game voice chat. It’s important to note that the device paired with the earbuds heavily influences their performance in regards to latency or delay.
Air Travel:
4.5
This score evaluates the product for use on airplanes and other similar kinds of travel. It takes into account noise reduction and portability, including case shape, case size, and weight. It also incorporates the battery life of the product, long-haul comfort, noise reduction (both active and passive), and sound quality. We generally consider wireless products to be more suitable for air travel.
Portability:
4.4
The Portability score is based on an overall assessment that includes volume and maximum dimension of the product (and case, if relevant), and its weight. Special features like foldability for headphones are also taken into account.
Battery Life:
4.4
The Battery Life rating is based on hours of typical, actual usage.
TV & Video:
4.3
The Bang and Olufsen Beoplay EQ earbuds feature AptX Adaptive codec, supporting low latency which minimizes audio delay, making them suitable for watching TV and videos without sync issues. Additionally, their closed design and good overall sound quality enhances the listening experience by providing a clearer and more immersive audio.
Calls:
4.1
This evaluates the product when used solely to make and receive calls. It takes into account how well the products are able to clearly reproduce the human voice, the quality of the integrated microphones and the battery life, when available, to be able to use them for longer sessions or conferences.
Music:
3.9
This evaluates the product when used solely to listen to music. It takes into account the sound quality, whether or not they support high quality codecs, their ability to reproduce soundstage, and whether or not it has any virtual surround capabilities.
Exercise:
3.4
This score evaluates the product when used for exercise and physical activity. It mainly takes into account comfort, whether or not the products are sweatproof and how secure are the earbuds or headphones while wearing them. We also consider products with wireless capabilities to be more suitable for this particular scenario

Full Specs

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GENERAL

Price
$250
Brand
Bang and Olufsen
Release Date
August 1, 2021
Form Factor
Earbuds
Connectivity
Wireless

SOUND

Music Score
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6.9/10
Phone Calls Score
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7.2/10
Gaming Score
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8.4/10
TV and Video Score
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7.8/10
Exercise Score
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6.4/10

PERFORMANCE

Battery life
6.5 Hours
Wireless charging
Yes
Charging time
1.5 Hours
Bluetooth version
5.2
Case Battery Life
20

FEATURES

Active Noise Cancelling
Yes
Noise Reduction Score
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7/10
Virtual Surround
No
Android App
Yes
iOS App
Yes
Mic Quality
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6.5/10

BUILD AND DESIGN

Build Quality
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8.9/10
Comfort score
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7.6/10
Size
Large
Weight of single earbud
8 Grams
Microphone style
Integrated

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Tim Gideon | March 2022
"Bang & Olufsen’s audio products prioritize style and function just as much as sound quality. The company’s latest Beoplay EQ noise-cancelling true wireless earphones combine strong, accurate-leaning audio with solid noise cancellation in an exceedingly classy design."

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