In neighboring Denmark, Bang & Olufsen has launched Beoplay EQ, the first real wireless headphones with adaptive noise reduction. Adaptive noise reduction is a more sophisticated technology that uses both microphones and speakers to adjust the sound to the level of noise around you. Bang & Olufsen claims that Beoplay EQ does exactly that and effectively eliminates ambient sound.
To achieve this, they have developed an adaptive in combination with a passive noise reduction. Beoplay EQ has a dedicated dsp processor and six microphones that automatically configure the noise reduction level based on ambient sound.
The headphones use Bluetooth 5.2 and have a range of about ten meters. Support is available for both lossless Apple and Qualcomm’s Aptx Adaptive. Aptx Adaptive can offer high definition wireless audio with a resolution of up to 24 bits and a sampling frequency of up to 48 kHz.
BeoPlay EQ remembers the last eight paired devices you used and is ip54 certified. The headphones have an 85 mAh rechargeable lithium-ion battery. They also support qi loading. Bang & Olufsen says you get approximately 7.5 hours of playback without noise reduction and 6.5 hours of noise reduction.
BeoPlay EQ is available in two colors: anthracite black and sand color. The price is SEK 4,119 and will be available to order from 19 August.