The first numbered 95 pieces of Bang & Olufsen Beoplay H95 headphones are already on sale. The numbers are of immediate relevance: The H95 is a 95th Anniversary on-ear headphone based on 40mm drivers with titanium diaphragms and neodymium magnet systems. They are complemented by a built-in DSP and are equipped with an active noise cancellation system. The Bang & Olufsen virtual acoustic laboratory was used in the development. Receiving a signal via Bluetooth version 5.1, the headphones use the new generation of dynamically tuned audio codecs ACC and aptX Adaptive.
Hands free mode is optimized by using four microphones at once, working in acoustic beamforming mode, with improved noise reduction of the speech signal. For interaction with the outside world, a transparency mode is provided. The novelty has received an adjustable Adaptive Advanced Noise Cancellation (ANC) system. It uses direct and feedback microphones. ANC and Clarity are adjusted with a rotary dial on the back of the left cup.
The symmetrically positioned dial on the right ear cup will allow you to adjust the volume. Gavin Ivester, Bang & Olufsen’s VP of Design, said the Beoplay H95 thinks it is the disc control that gives the desired result as accurately and smoothly as possible. 38 hours from one charge. Charging is carried out using a standard USB adapter. If necessary, the headphones are capable of receiving an analog audio signal via a cable. Like the USB cable, it comes with the new product.
In the words of Bang & Olufsen representatives, Beoplay H95 is “headphones for wealthy travelers”. Soft lambskin ear pads and a cowhide headband filled with memory foam are said to provide ample comfort. Foldable aluminum arms with hinges allow headphones and accessories to fit into a compact aluminum case.
Beoplay H95 headphones are available in Black and Gray Mist colors. They will be available in an unnumbered version from 10 September 2020 at a suggested retail price of €800.