Launched in Singapore at the end of June, Beoplay H5 is the first wireless headphones from Bang & Olufsen (B&F), designed for music lovers with an active lifestyle by one of Scandinavia’s foremost designers, Jakob Wagner.
The innovative earphones combines the highly acclaimed Bang & Olufsen Signature Sound with sleek aesthetics and an effortless tech experience.
What characterises the Bang & Olufsen Signature Sound experience is the absence of any signature from Bang & Olufsen. Bang & Olufsen wants the power of an original performance recorded in a sound studio to reach your ear.
Beoplay H5 has a 6.4mm dynamic speaker, a small electromagnetic transducer and a Bluetooth 4.2 chip with Digital Sound Processing that allows for dynamic sound tuning.
Bang & Olufsen sound engineers have worked to produce what the company considers the best all-round sound profile that prevents listening fatigue, and can be activated via the Beoplay App for Android, iPhone and Apple Watch.
Users have the freedom to choose one of the preset sound profiles in the app, such as working out, commuting, listening to podcasts or relaxing, or they can adjust the tonality and staging with the B&O PLAY ToneTouch interface.
The earphones also come with a magnet built into each earpiece, so users can click them around their neck for effortless wear and easy access to their music and podcasts.
When the earpieces are clicked together, the Beoplay H5 automatically powers down saving battery life.
The cable connecting the two earpieces is encased in braided textile, which makes it comfortable against the skin, and is molded directly inside the rubber to prevent dirt and sweat from interfering with the delicate electronics.
The housing of the earphones is made of textured rubber and polymer to resist sweat and moisture, and to complement the braided textile cable a diamond cut and radially polished aluminum plate is mounted on top of each earpiece.
Beoplay H5 comes with a rechargeable battery with a total capacity of 100mAh that gives up to five hours of wireless mobility between charges, which is enough to complete a marathon with battery to spare.
Charging Beoplay H5 is easy with the cubic charger that comes with the earphones. Instead of inserting micro-USB cables in the earphones, users simply click in the earphones into the cubic charger and two magnets hold the earpieces in place as they charge.
The cubic charger is also available as an accessory, so users can have a charger at home and one for life on the go.
Seven pairs of ear tips are available with Beoplay H5 for wearers to find the perfect fit for sound and bass response. Three different sizes of rugged, heat sensitive and breathable ComplyTM Sport, where the open cell structure foam guarantees comfort and a near-perfect grip in the ear canal, and four sizes of regular silicone tips. Each Comply ear tip comes with a SweatGuardTM membrane to prevent sweat from entering the sound port.
Beoplay H5 is available in Dusty Rose or Black, and comes complete with a charger and a carrying pouch.
Both colours will be available from 31 July 2016 onwards in Singapore at Airport Duty Free, Apple Premium Resellers, Bang & Olufsen Grand Hyatt, Challenger, Newstead and leading independent retailers for a suggested retail price of SG$379.