If you’re like me, this is the stuff to ‘geek out’ over. To give you a brief introduction, I’m the guy in Best Buy trying out the test headphones for 45 minutes just to kill some time. Needless to say, I’m always on the lookout for a new pair of headphones, carrying the latest technology in noise cancelation, Bluetooth, or audio quality. So, when the esteemed Bang & Olufsen unveiled the new Beoplay H4, you can bet that they had my attention.
This new pair of headphones is seen as a bit of a budget alternative to the company’s more expensive H7’s, or even the extra-pricey H8s and H9s. So if you’re looking for a solid pair of audiophile quality headphones without breaking the bank, you may want to give these guys a chance. Unlike Beoplay’s other models, the H4 features physical buttons to adjust playback with volume and track controls. This might turn the heads of those are tired of dealing with finicky touch interfaces.
Now, on to the things that matter…
The BeoPlay H4 is definitely marketed to those want a little extra oomph in their bass, not unlike Beats. The pair has been noted as having a tight and concise bass sound as opposed to the thunderous, overpowering bass that other pairs fall victim to.
While the new H4s may come with a cheaper price tag, don’t expect these babies to be made out of some crappy material. In fact, the H4s are made out of the same sturdy material as any of the other pricier models. Built from B&O’s trademark aluminum and and lambskin, the H4 is built to last.
The new H4 is advertised as holding up to 19 hours of wireless listening, using a standard micro USB cable. Even if your headphones run out of juice when you’re out and about, they also have the ability to run with a wired connection and an included auxiliary cord. The BeoPlay H4s cost $299 (which for a pair of audiophile headphones isn’t bad!) and can be purchased through Bang & Olufsen’s website today!