B&O play announce their first wireless earphones with beoplay H5

B&O play announce their first wireless earphones with beoplay H5

B&O play announce their first wireless earphones with beoplay H5





the beoplay h5 from bang and olufsen play are headphones designed for music lovers with an active lifestyle by one of scandinavia’s foremost designers, jakob wagner, and combines the sleek aesthetics with an effortless tech experience. for seamless integration into an active everyday life, they come tuned with a variety of sound profiles to deliver best-in-class sound experience in all situations. users simply choose one of the preset sound profiles in the ‘beoplay’ app on their smartphone, such as working out, commuting, listening to podcasts or relaxing, or they can adjust the tonality and staging with the playful and intuitive ‘B&O PLAY ToneTouch’ interface.

listeners can intuitively control the sound profile via their smartphone





to make sure that users do not leave their earphones behind, beoplay H5 comes 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. by clicking the bang and olufsen earpieces together, the earphones automatically power down saving battery life.

the discreet earphones have integrated battery-saving technology




jakob wagner (1963) is one of scandinavia’s foremost designers known for his characteristic landscape of form driven by a quest to strike the right balance between opposing elements such as masculine / feminine, static / dynamic or symmetrical / asymmetrical. his simple yet sophisticated design captures the essence of a product in a minimalist, poetic and playful solution. his design approach is characterized by a keen focus on details, a high degree of curiosity and a strong grasp of user experiences in a balanced design expression. human ears are very complex and diverse, so beoplay H5 have been meticulously tested and improved to get the perfect fit, said the designer.

the designer has created a minimalist, timeless solution




‘when designing earphones to be worn in the inner ear for many hours, comfort is the most important factor. the human ear is a delicate and fascinating part of the body, and I wanted to honor that and take care for it to make beoplay H5 sit beautifully in the outer ear and blend in naturally. soft and yet precise.’

the beoplay H5 headphones can seamlessly fit into a number of environments




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 moisture, and to complement the braided textile cable a diamond cut and radially polished aluminium plate is mounted on top of each earpiece. 

the cable between the two earpieces is covered in a soft, braided textile




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 the earphones is easy with the cubic charger that is provided. 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.

the headphones sit in the cubic charger to recharge


beoplay H5 folded to a portable size for various travel situations





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