What we Love about the Bang & Olufsen Beoplay EQ HEadphones

We’re not surprised that there’s been a lot of hype surrounding the premium, brand-new Bang & Olufsen Beoplay EQ headphones, so we've compiled our Bang & Olufsen Beoplay EQ review to help in deciding whether they're a good option for you. Retailing at £349, we’re looking to see if their first truly wireless in-ear headphones are worth your money.

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B&O Beoplay EQ: KEY Stats

Beoplay EQ PNG Blog Bang & Olufsen Beoplay EQ
Headphone Type In-ear
Noise cancellation Yes, adaptive
Weather rated IP54
Battery life 5.5 hours with aptX and ANC (7.5 hours with AAC and without ANC)
Voice control None
Connectivity Bluetooth 5.1 (SBC, AAC, aptX Adaptive)

B&O Beoplay EQ: Top Features

Adaptive ANC Transparency Mode Crystal Clear Audio

Adaptive active noise cancellation (ANC) will analyse your surrounding and block out any unwanted noises - perfect for working.


Transparency Mode can be switched on so you're subtly made more aware of your surroundings - perfect for commuters.


Market-leading DSP combined with 6 beamforming microphones means you’ll receive crystal clear call quality without background noise getting in the way.

.B&O Beoplay EQ: Design

.Bang & Olufsen are renowned for their luxurious technology and take no shortcuts when it comes to premium design. The Beoplay EQs are made from high-quality, durable material and come equipped with an IP54 rating making them dust, slash and sweat resistant.

Suitable for: Working from anywhere. The 6-microphone design ensures crystal clear audio to give you the freedom to work anywhere. All this while managing any distractions and adapting to a wide variety of background noise.

Not suitable for: Not our top pick for sports, if you’re looking for sporting headphones, look towards the Beoplay E8 sport.


✓ Adaptive Active noise cancellation

 6 Beamforming microphones and DSP for excellent call quality

IP54 weatherproof rating


No native voice assistant technology



B&O Beoplay EQ: Audio Quality

.The refined sound has been tuned by acclaimed sound engineers and ensures authentic audio is masterfully delivered to you. In particular, the mid-range and vocals have a great deal of clarity and definition from an impactful audio experience. The Adaptive ANC and Acoustic Technology make all this possible to ensure you get a premium sound that isn’t compromised with annoying background noise.

Suitable for: These headphones will really enhance any audio with a lot of vocals and acoustics.

Not suitable for: The bass could use extra depth so you could get a more suitable headphone for music genres like rock.



Detailed vocals

Warm mid-range

Great instrumental definition


✖  Bass could have more depth


B&O Beoplay HQ: Connection

.Thanks to Microsoft Swift Pair and Made for iPhone set-up and quick pairing is a breeze. Bluetooth 5.2 offers an impressive connectivity distance and gives you approximately 40m in indoor use.

B&O Beoplay EQ: Battery Life

.The EQs give an impressive 6.5 hours of battery life with ANC enabled and when paired with the premium aluminium charging case, you’ll get a total of 20 hours of charging time.

The stylish case not only protects the EQs but it will also allow you to charge on the go, with any Qi charging base or USB-C charging cable.

What we love: For just 15 minutes of charging you’ll receive an extra 2 hours of battery life!

.B&O Beoplay EQ: Comparisons

.There’s a lot of fantastic headphones on the market right now and the EQs are definitely competition for some of the best. But if they’re not quite what you’re looking for we have a few alternatives.

More bass? Look at the Bowers & Wilkins PI7’s. The PI7’s are some of the best headphones we’ve come across and give a lot of depth bass. Be wary, the PI7’s don’t offer the same impressive battery life as the EQs.


Sport-specific? Try the B&O Beoplay E8 Sport headphones. These are specially refined for a sporting environment with an IP57 weather rating and easy grip design.

.Our Verdict

After reading our Bang & Olufsen Beoplay EQ Review, if you’re looking for a premium, hi-fi quality pair of headphones, then look no further! The EQs particularly excel in the world of noise adapting and cancelling, so we can really see these working for commuters and office/home workers. 

The sound quality is particularly impressive when listening to instrumental music and vocals and when paired with the suburb quality and stylish design it’s hard not to love the EQs.

As ever though, if this blog has left any questions unanswered, please feel free to get in touch with us by email, info@smarthomesounds.co.uk, phone 08006771100 or online chat as we’d be happy to help!