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B&O Beoplay H95 review: Heritage in headphones

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The Danish are responsible for some of the best-known companies in the world, from Urbanears and Libratone, to the unforgettable Georg Jensen.

Right now, one of Denmark’s most popular audio companies is celebrating almost 100 years in action.

Bang and Olufsen are an iconic company across the globe, known for an unbeatable dedication to innovation, style, and performance.

For decades, the company has introduced the world to endless minimalist headphones, and speakers.

Now, the B&O Beoplay line is welcoming another product in the form of the Beoplay H95 — a set of headphones that’s sure to be on the wish-list of any Scandi design fan.

The Beoplay H95 are the company’s anniversary headphones for 95 years in the industry, and they’re also the finest set of audio accessories created by the company yet.

Here’s everything you need to know.

B&O Beoplay H95 review: Tech specs

The Beoplay H95 headphones are a celebration of all things Bang and Olufsen. Harnessing the stunning minimalist design of the Danish company, alongside decades of audio experimentation, the H95s have it all.

Tech specs include:

  • Adaptive active noise cancellation
  • Electro-dynamic titanium driver (40mm)
  • Driver sensitivity (101.5 dB)
  • Frequency range 20-22,000 Hz
  • Customizable sound via B&O presets
  • Over ear fit
  • Dimensions: 185 W x 165 H x 80 D
  • Weight: 323 grams
  • 2 Hour charging time
  • Up to 50 hours of battery with Bluetooth or 38 with Bluetooth and ANC
  • Lithium Ion 1110 mAh battery
  • Bluetooth 5.1
  • AAC, AptX and DBC codecs
  • Voice assistant
  • 4 MEMs for voice mics
  • 4 dedicated MEMs mic for ANC function
  • 1 3.5mm jack
  • 1 USB-C charging
  • Multi-point connectivity
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B&O Beoplay H95 review: Design

The B&O Beoplay H95 headphones take ANC headset design to the next level.

Celebrating 95 years of exceptional performance in sound, design, and manufacturing, Bang and Olufsen created the Beoplay H95 to support the ultimate listening experience, with long-lasting comfort for those who need all-day ANC.

The build quality is second to none here, with magnetic detachable ear cushions made with lambskin, and earpads filled with memory foam. The headband also combines top-level cowhide with custom-knitted textiles padded with more memory foam.

If you’re looking for long-term listening comfort, you can rest assured that you’ll have it here.

Inside the ear cups are the amazing 40mm titanium drivers that include neodymium magnets, and the sensational sound design also uses filters in a digital signal processing engine developed by the Bang and Olufsen team too.

The ANC in these Beoplay headphones is the most advanced the company has every created, and it adapts to your environment.

Though sensationally well-made, the B&O Beoplay H95 headphones aren’t over the top — they still maintain the incredible minimalism that makes Bang and Olufsen so appealing.

B&O Beoplay H95 review: Features

Bang and Olufsen’s Beoplay H95 headphones are beautiful to look at, but they’re amazing to use as well. You control them through a combination of mechanical dials and touch controls.

The dials are also inspired by the high-end lenses on expensive cameras — which makes everything feel so much smoother.

Move the dial on the right to update the volume and use the one on the left to control transparency mode and active noise cancellation. Remember, you can adjust everything to suit you.

Once you get past all of the amazing controls of the Beoplay H95, you can focus on the features underneath.

These headphones come with AAC and APTX adaptive technologies. That means you can worry less about lag and latency.

Battery life on these headphones is pretty amazing too. You can expect up to around 38 hours on a single charge when you’re using both the ANC and the Bluetooth.

That’s much longer than you’ll get from something like the Sony WH-1000XM4. Plus, the Bluetooth is fantastic too — clocking in at 5.1 connectivity.

The biggest issue? Getting your hands on these headphones. The closest you can get from Amazon is the Beoplay H9i.

You’ll need to buy the official anniversary headphones from Bang and Olufsen, which will set you back around $700 for features like:

  • Active noise cancellation (adaptive)
  • Amazing DSP digital signature processing
  • Luxury memory foam comfort
  • EQ adjustment with included app
  • Foldable portable design
  • Bluetooth 5.1 connectivity
  • Multi-device pairing
  • AAC and APTX codecs
  • Titanium drivers (40mm)
  • 38 hours of playback, and up to 50
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B&O Beoplay H95 review: Performance

So, how do the B&O Beoplay headphones perform in terms of sound and general use?

Well, as we mentioned above, the controls are a delight to use, but you can always use your voice assistant if you prefer too, or just fiddle with your sound from the Bang and Olufsen app.

The B&O app is a delight to work with, and it gives you full control of your noise cancellation levels, and your EQ pre-sets. There are some options available to choose from already, such as Commute Sound, Workout or Podcast.

The option you choose determines whether Bang and Olufsen upgrades the voice quality in your audio, the bass, or the treble. Optimal is the best option in our opinion, but you can set your own EQ too with the B&O graphical sliders.

Working with the sliders can feel a little confusing at first, but you’ll quickly get the hang of it after a little experimentation. Alternatively, you can avoid making any changes at all — as the Beoplay headphones do sound pretty amazing straight out of the box.

When you put on the Beoplay H95 headphones, it really does feel like you’ve walked into a new world, with an amazing soundstage that truly envelops you.

The immersive sound throws you into an incredible clarity unlike anything we’ve heard before from most leading audio brands, and there’s more than enough dynamic headroom to access every individual sound.

The high-ends are crisp and clear, while the lower frequencies are deep and punchy. Bang and Olufsen say that these are the best headphones they’ve ever created — and that’s definitely something we can see, even with just a little bit of listening.

B&O Beoplay H95 review: Verdict
Conclusion
The Beoplay H95 headphones check all the right boxes for excellent performance and sound quality.

Taking almost a century of the specific talents that this Danish company has to offer, the B&O Beoplay H95 headphones are second to none for a reason.

Sure, they’re some of the most expensive headphones you’ll see today — but they’re also among the best.

If you’re ready to celebrate B&O’s birthday in style, and you have the cash to splash, then you really can’t go wrong with these uber-impressive headphones.
Positives
Unforgettable sound quality
Tons of EQ control
App access with graphical equalizer
Voice assistant control
Convenient tactile controls
Beautiful design with incredible luxury
Comfortable for all-day wear
Bluetooth 5.1 connectivity
Multi-device connection
Leading Bluetooth codecs included
Incredible battery life
Negatives
Expensive
Not available everywhere
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