Bang & Olufsen's Beoplay EQ ANC TWS earphones target the audiophile market
Danish premium audio maker Bang & Olufsen is back with its latest set of TWS earphones, the new Beoplay EQ. They are targeted at the luxury segment of the market but come with a decent amount of technology packed in to help justify the price of admission. Where it looks to differentiate itself from the competition, in particular, is its ability to deliver clear audio calling.
To achieve a high-quality call experience from the Beoplay EQ, Bang & Olufsen has built in six microphones (three on each side) that use directional beamforming technology to deliver what the company calls ‘crystal clear’ calls. Naturally, these mics do double-duty by also working with the in-built DSP to cancel out surrounding noise. They also work to capture ambient sound when the Transparency Mode is activated.
The listening experience should be first-rate too with a new 6.88 mm electro-dynamic driver delivering the audio. With ANC enabled, Bang & Olufsen says the Beoplay EQ will deliver 6.5 hours of sound and up to 20 hours in combination with the Qi-enabled battery case. They are also dust and water-resistant and come with an IP54 rating. iPhones are supported over an AAC Bluetooth connection while Android users can enjoy sound over the higher quality aptX Adaptive format.
The Bang & Olufsen Beoplay EQ come in Black Anthracite and Sand Gold colors and are priced as US$399. They will ship from August 19.