New arrivals from Bang & Olufsen: for design-savvy (and solvent) music lovers
New arrivals from Bang & Olufsen: for design-savvy (and solvent) music lovers
New arrivals from Bang & Olufsen: for design-savvy (and solvent) music lovers
New arrivals from Bang & Olufsen: for design-savvy (and solvent) music lovers
New arrivals from Bang & Olufsen: for design-savvy (and solvent) music lovers

New arrivals from Bang & Olufsen: for design-savvy (and solvent) music lovers

Thomas Wüthrich
Zurich, on 08.01.2021
Translation: Veronica Bielawski

The Danish audio manufacturer Bang & Olufsen released two new products this autumn. First off, the new, top-of-the-range headphones. Secondly, the successor to the brand's largest Bluetooth speaker. Read on to find out what the Beoplay H95 and Beolit 20 can do. Slide through the pictures at the top of the page to get a closer look at the design.

Beoplay H95

With the Beoplay H95, Bang & Olufsen has added a new pair of headphones to the top end of its product range. Not only are they the most expensive, they’re also supposed to be the brand's highest quality headphones. The Beoplay H95 is Bang & Olufsen's birthday gift to itself; the brand recently turned 95 years old, hence the name «H95».

The most important specs

  • Bluetooth 5.1 for a stable connection and low power consumption
  • 38-hour battery life with ANC turned on
  • 40 mm titanium driver
  • Six microphones for Active Noise Cancellation (ANC) and phone calls

What makes the H95 special

According to Bang & Olufsen, the headphones are specifically designed for travel. The year 2020 might not have been optimal for this use, though that will hopefully change soon. So during development, special attention was paid to wearing comfort, which is supposed to be excellent even when listening to music for hours on end. This is especially thanks to the ear pads made of memory foam and covered with lambskin leather.

At 330 g, the Beoplay H95 are heavier than the Sony WH-1000XM4 or the Bose Headphones 700 but lighter than the Apple Airpods Max. That’s mainly due to the aluminium components on the frame and earpieces, while Sony and Bose mainly use plastic.

Last but not least, the headphones have a knob for active noise cancelling and volume control, which I personally prefer over a touch interface.

Beolit 20

The Beolit 20 is the Beolit 17’s successor. According to the manufacturer, the battery life has been improved by about 30% compared to the predecessor and the grille has been optimised for clearer sound. The top now also features a wireless Qi charging pad.

The most important specs

  • 240W peak power
  • Up to 37 hours at background listening volume (55 dB) or 8 hours at typical listening volume (70 dB)
  • Qi charging surface to charge your phone
  • Bluetooth 4.2.

What makes the Beolit 20 special

Unlike the small, colourful Bluetooth speakers you see outdoors every summer, the Beolit 20 is also suitable as a music system for your home. The simple Scandinavian design works for almost any living room, and thanks to the speaker’s power, even a larger room can be filled with music. This is made possible by two 35W amplifiers along with a woofer and three full-range speakers. The sound can also be individually adjusted via the app.

Let's talk about the price.

What do you think of the price tag on the H95 and Beolit 20?

  • I'll pay that in cash.
    9%
  • It's not cheap, but quality has its price.
    22%
  • I would only spend that kind of money if it gives me absolutely amazing sound.
    32%
  • Way too expensive.
    36%

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Thomas Wüthrich
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Round, egg-shaped or a shuttle, I love chasing after anything if it’s part of a competitive sport. Old and new vehicles with powerful engines make my heart beat faster – and so does my own little smart home. I never leave the house without headphones and luckily, I have quite a few to choose from. 


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