Bang Olufson Beoplay Hx WhiteSource: Bang & Olufson

What you need to know

  • Bang & Olufson today announced the new Beoplay HX headphones with active noise cancelation.
  • The new headphones come in three colors and sell for $499.

Bang & Olufson today announced the new $499 Beoplay HX noise-canceling headphones, available in three different colors. While Black Anthracite is shipping right now, Timber and Sand colors will have to wait a few months.

As you'd expect from a pair of $499 headphones in 2021, these things are not only wireless but also support active noise cancelation. We're told that a 35-hour playtime should be expected and you can of course make calls thanks to the usual array of microphones and whatnot, too.

With the latest generation of adaptive active noise cancellation, Beoplay HX effectively removes background noise. Premium materials and a close-fitting design ensure effective sound isolation, so you can keep your listening experiences to yourself - ideal when you're working from home and don't want to disturb your family. Four dedicated microphones ensure that when you have to make a call, clarity is optimized.

The new Beoplay HX headphones do look a little like Apple's AirPods Max and the price point will undoubtedly see the to pairs compared. But unlike Apple's headphones, the Beoplay HX support custom audio profiles via the BeoSonic app on your iPhone.

Beoplay HX are finely tuned by our industry-leading engineers to ensure you hear your music the way the artist intended. Custom-made 40mm drivers with neodymium magnets deliver a precise and immersive listening experience. You can also customize your sound profile via BeoSonic on the Bang & Olufsen App as well as change ANC levels to match your needs wherever you are.

That, and more, makes these an interesting proposition if AirPods Max aren't your thing. You can bag your new Beoplay HX headphones right now. Not taken with them? Check out some of the best noise-canceling headphones already available to buy.

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