A Close Look at the Beoplay H7 Headphones

  • Posted 19 months Ago

Bang & Olufsen’s Beoplay H7 headphones have been around for a little while now, but we’ve only just got our hands on a pair and thought they deserved a closer look, especially as wireless may be the way to go now Apple has got rid of the headphone jack on their new iPhone 7.

A slightly cheaper version of the H8 headphones (the only difference being no active noise cancellation), the H7 headphones are said to provide truly premium audio quality even with a wireless connection, something many people, including us, are fairly skeptical about. Bang & Olufsen say it brings their "Signature Sound without the cord," and on first listen it seems they’re not lying. The sound is full-bodied and crystal-clear, with plenty of bass and rich mid-tones coming through nicely. They sound pretty fantastic for something which is wireless, but this isn’t too much of surprise from B&O, seeing as their Bluetooth A1 Speaker we tried out earlier this year was equally as wonderful.

Another concern for those not used to wireless headphones is battery life, which you of course don’t have to worry about with cord headphones. The H7's battery is decent though, lasting up to 20 hours on one charge. It comes with a cord too, so if you do run out of juice, you can just plug in and continue.

As for the design, the headphones are sleek and minimal, using high quality materials like anodised aluminium, soft lambskin and genuine cowhide leather, which will apparently "age with beauty." They’re pretty comfortable and fairly light too, weighing in a just 280 grams.

Available for £329, these aren’t really made for the casual music fan, but once you get to feel and hear the quality they offer, you’ll think they’re worth the money.

To find out more head to beoplay.com.

Photos: HUH.