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(True Wireless Earbuds Review) Bang & Olufsen Beoplay EQ: Monitor sound that emphasizes definition and separation typical of brands from advanced digital music countries

Bang & Olufsen Beoplay EQ

Bang & Olufsen Beoplay EQ

 

 

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  • People looking for earphones for EDM and digital music
  • People who like monitor sound
  • People who like Vocaloid music
  • People who are looking for a multi-point model
  • People who value functionality
  • People who value communication quality

 

Overview of Bang & Olufsen Beoplay EQ

This review will give an overview of Bang & Olufsen Beoplay EQ. A complete review of this product can be found here.

 

audio-sound Score

  • Total Score: 8.4 / 10.0
  • Package: 8.0 / 10.0
  • Build quality: 9.0 / 10.0
  • Fit: 8.0 / 10.0
  • High range: 9.5 / 10.0
  • Mid range: 9.0 / 10.0
  • Low range: 9.0 / 10.0
  • Less distortion: 8.0 / 10.0
  • Communication quality: 9.5 / 10.0
  • Active noise canceling: 6.0 /10.0

 

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Basic Specifications
  • Continuous / maximum playback time: 7.5h (6.5h with ANC ON) / 20h
  • Waterproof performance: IP54
  • Supported codecs: aptX Adaptive / aptX / AAC / SBC

 

Features of Bang & Olufsen Beoplay EQ

Bang & Olufsen Beoplay EQ

 

Immerse yourself in pure sound. Noise-canceling earphones with six built-in microphones for clear calls and authentic audio.

 

 

Have a quiet moment just for yourself

When life at home is uncomfortable, why not have a moment to yourself? Hybrid ANC function compensates for ambient sound. The earpiece fits snugly in your ear to reduce distracting sounds. Lightweight and compact, the Beoplay EQ in-ear headphones are comfortable to wear even when sleeping with your head resting on a pillow. Immerse yourself in silence whenever you need to. Enjoy your favorite albums without being disturbed.

 

Bang & Olufsen Beoplay EQ

 

Sound: Authentic audio

Enjoy Bang & Olufsen's signature sound with noise-canceling earphones tuned by the world's most acclaimed sound engineers. Enjoy rich, authentic sound from the new dynamic drivers. This powerful audio performance is enhanced by passive noise suppression with adjustable ear fit.

 

Bang & Olufsen Beoplay EQ

 

ANC: Headphones with Adaptive Noise Cancellation

Adaptive ANC and acoustic technologies ensure complete silence, authentic sound, and clear calls with consistent performance without the hassle of ambient noise. With Beoplay EQ's ability to compensate for a variety of ambient sounds, you can immerse yourself in fully wireless sound wherever you go.

 

Bang & Olufsen Beoplay EQ

 

Connectivity: Seamless connection

Designed for a completely wireless listening experience, Beoplay EQ supports a variety of streaming options, including Bluetooth 5.2. Power-saving drive and state-of-the-art technology ensure a stable connection while minimizing battery drain. It can be used for longer periods of time.

 

Bang & Olufsen Beoplay EQ

 

Battery: Wireless charging

The high-performance battery provides 6.5 hours of audio playback with ANC function enabled and up to 20 hours without ANC function. It also provides an additional 2 hours of operation after only 20 minutes of charging.

 

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Materials: High-quality materials

Durable, high-quality materials are used, including anodized aluminum and a sweat-resistant textured casing. The compact aluminum charging case is rubberized for ease of use with wireless charging.

 

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Design: Elegant and ergonomic

The ergonomic form of the Beoplay EQ ensures a comfortable fit. Interchangeable ear tips come in a variety of sizes and can be adjusted to fit securely in the ear. An aluminum touch interface provides easy access to the various functions.

 

Bang & Olufsen Beoplay EQ

 

package

The package meets the price level.

 

Package contents

There is no shortage of accessories. The package contains the following:

  • Bang & Olufsen Beoplay EQ
  • Charging case
  • Eartips
  • USB Type-C cable
  • Manual

 

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Build quality

Build quality meets price standard. Overall, there is a sense of luxury.

 

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Fit

The fit is good.

 

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Connection quality

I tested it by connecting it to a Cayin N6II/E02 with aptX.

 

I don't know because I haven't been in crowds, but it is stable in the home. Distance tolerance is excellent, and the connection is seamless and intact even at a distance of about 5 meters. Communication is never interrupted, even across obstructions, and music can be heard consistently.

 

There may be a small amount of background noise, but most people probably won't notice it.

 

Interface/operation

The operating interface is a touch type.

 

Power ON Open the lid of the charging case and take out the earphones
Power OFF Place the earphones in the charging case
Pairing Put the earphones in the charging case and press and hold the multi-function button on both earphones for 6 to 8 seconds
Play a song Tap the right multifunction button twice
Stop playback Tap the right multifunction button twice
Volume + Tap and hold the right multifunction button twice
Volume - Tap and hold the left multifunction button twice
Answer call Tap the right multifunction button twice
End call End call
Activate voice assistant Press and hold right multifunction button for 2 seconds
Switch between ANC and Hear-Through Tap the left multifunction button twice

 

Active noise canceling performance

The ANC performance of the Bang & Olufsen Beoplay EQ is mediocre for its price range.

 

Compatible Apps

The B&O app is supported.

 

What the app allows you to do:
  • Customize Sound Quality
  • Firmware updates
  • Unpairing
  • Factory Reset
  • Verify device information

 

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Sound quality

audio status

Bang & Olufsen Beoplay EQ

 

Sound quality description

The following review was tested on a FiiO M15 with an  connection.

 

Bang & Olufsen Beoplay EQ has a U-shaped sound signature with neutrality in mind.

 

Please see here for detailed reviews on sound quality.

 

Bang & Olufsen Beoplay EQ

 

Lows / Bass

The low frequencies of the Bang&Olufsen Beoplay EQ extend relatively deep. In the lower frequencies, the separation between drums and bass is somewhat emphasized, and the overall impression is of a slimmer, less fat sound. The sense of perspective is excellent there.

 

Drums are tight and rhythms are easy to understand, but the body sounds too slim and may feel slightly lacking in power.

 

The electric bass is also not bad on blacks, but the spaciousness is not great and seems a bit bright.

 

Bang & Olufsen's low frequencies sound a bit artificial to me, and while I feel like I can hear the speed in EDM and rock, they tend to sound a bit lacking in richness of power. If you like monitor-like low frequencies, it's not bad, but you will easily get a DTM seasoned feel.

 

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Mids

Bang & Olufsen is known for creating sounds that emphasize detail over texture, which tends to make them sound digital and monitor-like.

 

The midrange of the EQ is no exception, with high brightness and a strong sense of harshness, and the sense of detail is emphasized, making the overall sound a bit dry.

 

While the impression is a bit delicate and detailed in expression, the overall sound tends to be dry and crumbly, and vocals tend to sound husky.

 

Instrumental sounds are also highly detailed thanks to the emphasis on detail, but the texture is quite unnatural, and when listening to a full orchestra, the thinness of the midrange is quite apparent.

 

The overall structure is backward leaning, with a slight emphasis on staging to create a sense of depth.

 

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Highs / Treble

The Bang&Olufsen Beoplay EQ's high frequencies are tuned to emphasize a sense of detail, and the level of extension is not bad.


Brightness is high enough, and the sound image does not feel buried. There is a tendency to sound a little too harsh and raspy. Sibilance is also slightly over-adjusted, but at the correct volume level, it is rarely unpleasant.

 

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Sound quality general comment
  • Original sound fidelity: A
  • Recommendation: A
  • Personal preference: A-

 

Looking at the frequency response of the Bang&Olufsen Beoplay EQ is almost like looking at a collection of DTM techniques.

 

As you would expect from a Scandinavian brand that is at the forefront of digital audio, there are digital audio sound creation gimmicks embedded throughout the product that emphasize the presence of each individual instrument by flavoring it well and making it sound separate from the rest while building up the whole. This makes EDM and recent pop music with digital sound design quite enjoyable. On the other hand, when I listen to analog sound sources, they tend to sound artificial and fake, and I feel that they are quite peculiar.

 

Either way, B&O's sound creation is quite addictive for those who are into it, and since I am also a DTM fan, I rather like its sound.

 

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Sound quality features

Pros
  • High definition
  • High resolution in the midrange
  • Digital-like
  • Monitor-like
  • Good range
  • Good overall sound balance
  • Good fidelity of original sound
  • Excellent separation

 

Cons
  • Easily sounds artificial
  • Lacks sound image consistency
  • Low overall resolution
  • Unnatural texture

 

General comment

Bang & Olufsen Beoplay EQ is true wireless earbuds that delivers a well-balanced sound with good overall separation and definition. Its sound tends to sound digital, but it also has a high resolution in the midrange, making it a fairly enjoyable experience for those who prefer EDM, pop, and other electronic musical sounds.

 

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