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Beoplay H95
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Monarch Mk II
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Advantages of the Bang and Olufsen Beoplay H95
  • Very good for phone calls
  • Excellent for gaming
  • Excellent for TV and video
  • Best in class for air travel
  • Excellent for podcasts and audiobooks
Advantages of the Thieaudio Monarch Mk II
  • Best in class for music

Key differences

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Music

7.6
Beoplay H95
Monarch Mk II
9.5
The Thieaudio Monarch Mk II is best in class for music, while the Bang and Olufsen Beoplay H95 is good.

Gaming

9.1
Beoplay H95
Monarch Mk II
6.7
The Bang and Olufsen Beoplay H95 is excellent for gaming, while the Thieaudio Monarch Mk II is only fair.

Phone Calls

8.0
Beoplay H95
Monarch Mk II
5.1
The Bang and Olufsen Beoplay H95 is very good for phone calls, while the Thieaudio Monarch Mk II is poor.

Podcasts and Audiobooks

9.4
Beoplay H95
Monarch Mk II
7.9
The Bang and Olufsen Beoplay H95 is excellent for podcasts and audiobooks, while the Thieaudio Monarch Mk II is good.

Noise Reduction

9.1
Beoplay H95
Monarch Mk II
6.0
The Bang and Olufsen Beoplay H95 is excellent for noise reduction, while the Thieaudio Monarch Mk II is only fair.

Battery

35.0 Hours
Beoplay H95
Monarch Mk II
N/A
The Bang and Olufsen Beoplay H95 has 35 hours of battery life. The Thieaudio Monarch Mk II does not have a battery.
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Key similarities

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TV and Video

9.1
Beoplay H95
Monarch Mk II
8.8
Although they have very similar scores, PerfectRec considers Bang and Olufsen Beoplay H95 to be excellent for TV and video, while the Thieaudio Monarch Mk II is very good.

Cost

$999
Beoplay H95
Monarch Mk II
$999
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$500

$480

$460

$440

$420

$400

The Bang and Olufsen Beoplay H95 has a price of $999 and the Thieaudio Monarch Mk II costs $999.

Build Quality

9.0
Beoplay H95
Monarch Mk II
9.0
The Bang and Olufsen Beoplay H95 and Thieaudio Monarch Mk II both have excellent build quality.

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How the Bang and Olufsen Beoplay H95 and the Thieaudio Monarch Mk II compare to other earbuds and headphones

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Spec Comparison

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Bang and Olufsen Beoplay H95Thieaudio Monarch Mk II
Bang and Olufsen Beoplay H95Thieaudio Monarch Mk II

GENERAL

Price
$999
$999
Brand
Bang and OlufsenThieaudio
Release Date
September 1, 2020October 1, 2020
Form Factor
HeadphonesEarbuds
Connectivity
Wired + WirelessWired

SOUND

Music Score
7.6/109.5/10
Phone Calls Score
8/105.1/10
Gaming Score
9.1/106.8/10
TV and Video Score
9.1/108.9/10
Exercise Score
6.5/104.5/10

PERFORMANCE

Battery life
35 HoursN/A
Wireless charging
NoN/A
Charging time
2 HoursN/A
Bluetooth version
5.1N/A

FEATURES

Active Noise Cancelling
YesNo
Noise Reduction Score
9.1/106/10
Virtual Surround
NoN/A
Android App
YesN/A
iOS App
YesN/A
Mic Quality
6.8/10N/A

BUILD AND DESIGN

Build Quality
9/109/10
Comfort score
8.4/107.6/10
Size
N/ALarge
Weight (headset or single earbud)
323 Grams9 Grams
Microphone style
IntegratedN/A

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Bang and Olufsen Beoplay H95

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Ecoustics

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."

Thieaudio Monarch Mk II

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Audiophile On | August 2021
"No other earphone I have listened to in the past 12 months has given me as much joy as the Thieaduio Monarch MKII. One of those IEMs will make you question where we can go from here. The sound is jaw-dropping, leaving you wanting more and more. It makes you want to run through your entire music library and reevaluate. It makes you not feel bad about paying full price for them, especially in a hobby where buyers' remorse is genuine. For me, it's top tier, rivaled by a few but not surpassed."

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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.

About Thieaudio

Thieaudio is the in-house brand of Linsoul Audio, a Chinese earbud and headphone retailer specializing in what the community lovingly calls Chi-fi, that is high fidelity brands out of China. Thieaudio was established in 2019 as the creative engineering branch of Linsoul. As of today, they market three different lines of earbuds, Voyager, Legacy and the extremely well-received Monarch.

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