Bang and Olufsen Beoplay H95

Bang and Olufsen Beoplay H95

Bang and Olufsen Beoplay H95

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BEST RATING
Battery Life:
5.0
MUSIC: Good7.6/10
CALLS: Very Good8.0/10
GAMING: Excellent9.1/10
TV: Excellent9.1/10
PODCASTS & AUDIOBOOKS: Excellent9.4/10
EXERCISE: Fair6.4/10
AIR TRAVEL: Best in Class9.5/10
NOISE REDUCTION: Excellent9.1/10
BUILD QUALITY: Excellent9.0/10
BATTERY: Best in Class10.0/10

The Bang & Olufsen Beoplay H95 are high-end over-ear closed-back headphones that offer excellent comfort, very good overall sound quality, and best-in-class noise isolation, making them particularly suitable for air travel and noisy environments. Their build quality is also rated very good, with features like a detachable cable and foldability enhancing durability and portability. For wireless audio, they support high-quality codecs like AptX Adaptive and AAC, but their suitability for exercise is limited due to lack of sweatproof certification. The Beoplay H95 also boasts a long battery life of 35 hours, an integrated mic, but the mic quality is only fair which may affect calls. Despite the high price, these headphones are well-suited for immersive music listening, calls and meetings, gaming, TV and video, and book/podcast experiences. However, for high-movement activities or environments where microphone quality is paramount, other options might be more appropriate. Give Feedback

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Evaluation

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Pros
  • Excellent comfort
  • Very good build quality
  • Superior noise isolation
  • High-quality overall sound
  • Foldable for portability
Cons
  • Fair microphone quality
  • Weight is on heavier side
  • Not ideal for exercising
  • Lacking wireless charging

Ratings by Category

Battery Life:
5.0
The Battery Life rating is based on hours of typical, actual usage.
Air Travel:
4.9
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.
Podcasts & Audiobooks:
4.9
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:
4.8
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
The Bang and Olufsen Beoplay H95 is excellent for watching TV and videos due to the support of aptX Adaptive, which minimizes audio latency, ensuring that the sound is in sync with the image. Alongside providing very good overall sound quality and a good level of soundstage and imaging, these headphones are also very comfortable for long viewing sessions.
Calls:
4.4
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.
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.
Music:
4.2
The Bang and Olufsen Beoplay H95 boasts a "Very Good" overall sound quality with "Good" soundstage and imaging, ensuring an immersive music experience with a sense of space and instrument separation. The closed-back enclosure design and support for AptX Adaptive codec contribute to high-quality, detailed audio reproduction while keeping external noise out, perfect for focused listening without the need for virtual surround capabilities.
Exercise:
3.5
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
$999
Brand
Bang and Olufsen
Release Date
September 1, 2020
Form Factor
Headphones
Connectivity
Wired + Wireless

SOUND

Music Score
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7.6/10
Phone Calls Score
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8/10
Gaming Score
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9.1/10
TV and Video Score
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9.1/10
Exercise Score
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6.5/10

PERFORMANCE

Battery life
35 Hours
Wireless charging
No
Charging time
2 Hours
Bluetooth version
5.1

FEATURES

Active Noise Cancelling
Yes
Noise Reduction Score
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9.1/10
Virtual Surround
No
Android App
Yes
iOS App
Yes
Mic Quality
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6.8/10

BUILD AND DESIGN

Build Quality
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9/10
Comfort score
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8.4/10
Weight
323 Grams
Microphone style
Integrated
Waterproof Rating
0

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Will Jennings | March 2023
"The Bang & Olufsen Beoplay H95 offers a near bespoke level of build quality and design with impeccable materials, intuitive controls, and great sound. From an industrial design perspective, they are one of the best wireless headphones we have tested so far."

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