Announced Bang & Olufsen announced their new Beoplay HX headphones, which work on noise cancellation and provide up to 35 hours of battery life.
The headphones are launching in black for $ 499, but there is a white model coming at the end of April, followed by a white and brown model in May.
And, at $ 499, the Beoplay HX is among the most expensive wireless noise canceling headphones available.
These prices are familiar to me For Bang & Olufsen, where the Beoplay H9 headphones come for $ 499, the company also has Bluetooth headphones for $ 800.
And its battery life of about 35 hours beats all competitors (and goes up to 40 hours if you turn off the ANC).
The AirPods Max are rated at $ 549 at just 20 hours with ANC playback, while the Sony WH-1000XM4 is priced at. $ 350 lasts for up to 30 hours.
Others, such as the Sennheiser Momentum 3 or Shure Aonic, were rated for 16 hours and 20 hours respectively.
In addition to battery life, the other thing you get for $ 499 is the build quality, as the Beoplay HX ear cushions are made of leather-carrying with an inner lining of resilient foam.
While the headband uses cowhide and woven fabric, the ear cups themselves feature an aluminum dial enclosed in a recycled plastic cap, and the arm sliders are aluminum.
The rest of the Beoplay HX specifications are typical, as there is a USB-C port for charging, a 3.5 mm port for wired connections, buttons on the right and left ear cups, as well as touch controls on the right side.
The headphones support 5.1 Bluetooth technology, and get aptX Adaptive, AAC and SBC for codecs.
Google Fast Pair and Microsoft Swift Pair are both included for easy pairing with their platforms, and the headphones come with a 3.5mm cable in the box, unlike the AirPods Max.