Bang and Olufsen Beoplay EX

Bang and Olufsen Beoplay EX

Bang and Olufsen Beoplay EX

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BEST RATING
Gaming:
4.8
MUSIC: Good7.9/10
CALLS: Poor5.3/10
GAMING: Excellent9.3/10
TV: Very Good8.9/10
PODCASTS & AUDIOBOOKS: Fair6.1/10
EXERCISE: Very Good8.9/10
AIR TRAVEL: Very Good8.6/10
NOISE REDUCTION: Very Good8.3/10
BUILD QUALITY: Best in Class10.0/10
BATTERY: Very Good8.0/10

The Bang and Olufsen Beoplay EX earbuds are a premium option that offer wireless convenience with AptX Adaptive and AAC codec support for high-quality sound. They are not particularly well-suited for gaming or watching TV due to low latency issues. The earbuds support both Android and Apple devices and come with active noise cancelling to block out background noises. They feature a stemmed design and are large in size, offering six hours of typical use with an additional 22 hours provided by the case. Users looking for earbuds suitable for exercise will appreciate that these are sweatproof and dustproof certified, and they also support wireless charging. 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
  • Quality sound performance
  • Stylish, premium design
  • Comfortable, secure fit
  • Active noise cancellation
  • Water-resistant build
Cons
  • High price point
  • Average noise isolation
  • Limited battery life
  • No multi-device pairing

Ratings by Category

Gaming:
4.8
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.
TV & Video:
4.7
This score evaluates the earbuds or headphones when used to watch videos, movies and TV. In the case of wireless products, it takes into account 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. It’s important to note that the device paired with the earbuds heavily influences their performance in regards to latency or delay.
Exercise:
4.7
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
Air Travel:
4.6
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.
Music:
4.4
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.
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.
Podcasts & Audiobooks:
3.1
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.

Full Specs

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GENERAL

Price
$399
Brand
Bang and Olufsen
Release Date
May 1, 2022
Form Factor
Earbuds
Connectivity
Wireless

SOUND

Music Score
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8/10
Phone Calls Score
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5.4/10
Gaming Score
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9.3/10
TV and Video Score
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9/10
Exercise Score
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9/10

PERFORMANCE

Battery life
6.5 Hours
Wireless charging
Yes
Charging time
1.5 Hours
Bluetooth version
5.2
Case Battery Life
22

FEATURES

Active Noise Cancelling
Yes
Noise Reduction Score
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8.4/10
Virtual Surround
No
Android App
Yes
iOS App
Yes
Mic Quality
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7/10

BUILD AND DESIGN

Build Quality
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10/10
Comfort score
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8.4/10
Size
Large
Weight of single earbud
6 Grams
Microphone style
Integrated

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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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