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Bang & Olufsen Beoplay H5 Wireless Bluetooth Earbuds - Black - 1643426
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- Immersive wireless sound for life on the move
- Adaptive sound profile via the Beoplay App
- Designed to be out and about (splash and dust resistant)
- Comfortable on the long commute (and the short ones)
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From the manufacturer
Firmly grounded in decades of design excellence, craftsmanship and product innovation from Bang & Olufsen, the Beoplay range interprets the same values for a new type of contemporary product aimed at design-conscious, active, cosmopolitan music lovers. B&O transforms your listening experience with better sound and acoustic performance wherever you go with in-home music systems, portable speakers and headphones that integrate seamlessly into everyday life.
Beoplay H5 Wireless Bluetooth Earbuds
Beoplay H5 wireless earphones deliver an immersive listening experience with the power to move you. Combined with a splash and dust resistant design, these elegant earphones bring the beauty of music into your everyday life. When not in use, they rest comfortably around your neck – simply click the magnets on the earbuds together to power down and save the battery.
- Ultra-portable wireless earbuds; charge lasts up to 5 hours
- Sound profile adapts to fit your activity (via the App)
- Stylish and durable splash and dust resistant finish
- Magnetic earbuds conveniently click together
- Easy-to-use magnetic charging cube
The Small Earbuds with the Big Sound
Bang & Olufsen Signature Sound
Designed to deliver the best sound profile for active, metropolitan listeners, these Bluetooth earbuds have been professionally tuned by acclaimed Bang & Olufsen sound engineers. These small earphones provide big sound and are effortlessly high-tech thanks to Bluetooth 4.2 with DSP, a long-lasting battery and Beoplay ToneTouch.
The Bang & Olufsen app lets you adjust the settings of your sound profile via your smartphone or Apple Watch for a custom listening experience. Preset ToneTouch sound profiles geared toward specific activities such as commuting or listening to podcasts let you conveniently access the best sound quality for whatever you’re doing.
High Quality Materials
The Beoplay H5 comes with earbud tips in multiple sizes and are made of silicone and Comply Sport materials for added comfort. The cable connecting your earbuds is encased in a braided polyester and nylon blend textile, which looks great and prevents dirt and sweat from interfering with the delicate electronic components.
Adaptable Earbud Tips
Adapt your listening experience to your activity through your choice of earbud tips. Three pairs of Comply Sport Premium Earphone Tips with SweatGuard offer a comfortable grip in the ear canal when you're on the move. For relaxing with your favorite tunes, four pairs of silicone tips provide an easy, comfortable fit.
Dynamic and Durable Earphones
Dust and Splash Resistant
Beoplay H5 wireless earphones are designed to fit into your active lifestyle. A textured rubber and polymer housing protects your earphones from dust, sweat and water. These durable, dynamic earbuds are as fashionable as they are functional, making them a smart choice in any environment.
When not actively listening to music, you can click the magnetic earbuds together. Not only does this allow them to hang conveniently and securely around your neck, it also powers the earphones down to conserve the battery. When the magnets are connected, the earbuds turn discreetly toward your chest.
Whether you’re getting centered for yoga, listening to podcasts on your commute or relaxing with music at home, Beoplay H5 has your wireless needs covered with its powerful battery. Each charge provides up to five hours of wireless mobility so you can listen on the go, wherever you go.
Charging your earphones is quick and easy with your included USB charging station. This cubic charger connects to a computer or wall socket and holds the earbuds in place with magnets. Simply click your earbuds into place and when the indicator light turns solid green they are fully charged.
|Beoplay H3||Beoplay E4||Beoplay E6||Earset||Beoplay E8|
|Dimensions||26 mm x 20 mm x 23 mm/16 g||20 mm x 30 mm x 26 mm/50 g||47 mm x 26.3 mm 22.2 mm/21 g||40 mm x 55 mm x 24 mm/30 g||23 mm x 20 mm x 25 mm/13 g|
|Headphone Type||In-ear||In-ear||Wireless in-ear||Wireless earphones||Truly wireless, in-ear|
|Colors||Black, Natural, Champagne||Black||Black, Sand||Graphite Brown, White||Black, Charcoal Sand|
|Connection||3.5 mm mini jack||3.5 mm mini jack, USB to Micro USB cable for charging||Wireless Bluetooth 4.2 connectivity, supports AAC codec||Wireless Bluetooth 4.2 connectivity AAC codecs||Wireless Bluetooth 4.2 with DSP|
|Frequency Range||20 - 16,000 Hz||20 - 16,000 Hz||20 - 20,000 Hz||20 - 20,000 Hz||20 - 20,000 Hz|
|Driver||10. 8 mm dynamic||10.8 mm electro-dynamic||6.4 mm diameter electro-dynamic||14.2 mm electro-dynamic||5.7 mm electro-dynamic|
|Remote||3 Control buttons and microphone||3 Control buttons and microphone||3 Control buttons and microphone||3 Control buttons and microphone||Touch functionality on earbuds|
|Materials||Stainless steel, rubber, polymer||Stainless steel, rubber, polymer, aluminum||Aluminum, textile, rubber, polymer, foam, silicone, nylon||Aluminum, rubber, polymer, foam||Aluminum, textile, polymer, silicone, foam, leather|
|Microphone||MicroElectrical-Mechanical System (MEMS)||MicroElectrical-Mechanical System (MEMS)||Omnidirectional Micro Electrical Mechanical System (MEMS)||Omnidirectional MicroElectrical-Mechanical System (MEMS)||Omnidirectional|
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Beoplay H5 wireless earphones deliver an immersive listening experience with the power to take you anywhere. Conveniently pair them with your Bluetooth device to bring the beauty of music into your active everyday life. Whether you're out walking, listening to podcasts on your daily commute or relaxing at home with your favorite tunes, these wireless earbuds will deliver outstanding Bang & Olufsen Signature Sound to suit your activity. The Beoplay app lets you customize your listening experience via your smartphone or Apple watch to ensure you can enjoy music the way the artists intended. Combined with a splash and dust resistant design, these elegant Beoplay H5 earphones are as fashionable as they are functional. To ensure optimal fit and sound quality, each pair comes with seven sets of earbud tips in various sizes - four made from silicone and three made from rugged and breathable comply sport foam. When not in use, your wireless earphones can rest comfortably and securely around your neck - simply click the magnets on the earbuds together. Not only is this a convenient hands-free way to keep your earphones accessible, clicking them together will also cause them to power down and conserve battery life. When you're ready to recharge, the sleek magnetic USB charging cube quickly and easily provides up to five hours of power to meet up with the demands of your mobile lifestyle.
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I have two issues with this product:
Issue no 1:
The cloth braided wire is a nice touch. However, after a year of usage, the shape of the wire has been mishappened and it no longer straightens up anymore. Truly a tragic design oversight with this flaw. Minus 1 star.
Isue no 2: The soft molded ear foam (not the silicone) tears and breaks down very fast. With active weekly usage, these soft foam only last a 3-4 months. That is a terrible life expectancy for a crucial earpiece component for this product type.
The sound quality is great. I am aware that this earphone is not made for sport or any activities that involve major movement. My main usage for the H5 is for casual commuting on the train or on my bicycle.
Love that I can customize the EQ setting for my desire sound quality via the B&O app. Once you've set up your EQ profile, you can save and name it. I only have 2 custom EQ settings but I would imagine you can create and save as many as you want.
Love the fact that the earphone has the wire so I don't have to worry about loosing one earpiece LT or RT like the Apple air pod.
Battery life is pretty good, I would say I get about 4-5 hours of usage out of each full charge.
Bluetooth connects and works seamlessly with my iPhone and laptops.
With the announcement and of Beoplay H5, I kept a close eye out for the ratings and reviews. In the beginning, as I'm sure most of you all are, I was extremely skeptical about spending $250 for what seemed like a less than perfect pair of earphones.
The consensus seemed to be:
-earphones don't stay in your ear
-braided cable rubbing against your clothes makes too much noise
-magnetic clasp is not strong enough
-there is not enough bass
-not good earphones for working out
-charging cable was not universal
I'd like to give you my honest and unbiased opinion based on all of these statements.
The most common complaint, the earphones don't stay in your ear:
I am a 6' male with reasonably large ears. The B&O earphones fit perfectly in my ear with both types of earbuds provided. If you read the user manual provided about proper placement in the ear, just about anybody can get the earphones to fit. I can walk and run around with confidence; these earphones do not fall out. There are enough sizes to fit just about any ear, it just takes about a minute of your time to read the user manual. And honestly, the earbuds are the single most important factor when determining whether any earphone will stay in your ear. So, it makes sense if the earphone doesn't stay in, then you need to try a different ear tip. It just so happens that the ear tips are easily the least expensive part of the product. Sure some people may say, "I'm spending 250$ already for the product, so I expect it to be perfect!" But the fact of the matter is not everybody has the same ear dimensions, and a company can only do so much to try to cater to its vast audience. It's up to the consumer to optimize the product to their specific needs.
The braided cable makes too much noise rubbing against your clothes:
This is one of the complaints that I do agree with, somewhat. Due to the nature of the sturdy and stylish braided cable, there is a distinct sound that is made when rubbing against your clothes. Since the braid is connected to the ear piece, it makes sense that this sound would transfer to your ear. I do not agree with the claim that this makes the earphone completely unusable or unbearable, however. The only time I really noticed the "rubbing" sound is when the earphone is paused/off or when I am moving my head from side to side repeatedly in a short period of time, which is not at all common movement. Generally speaking, when I have the music at half volume and I'm moving around, I can barely notice the sound of the braid, if at all.
The magnetic clasp isn't strong enough:
The magnetic clasp is as strong as it needs to be. Unless you are planning on using the H5 whilst practicing gymnastics, the magnetic clasp is just strong enough to keep your earphones fastened when around your neck, but not too strong as to cause a struggle when you wish to use your earphones again. It also allows from a pretty stylish necklace when not in use, and a handy quick "off" feature.
The bass isn't strong enough:
If you're looking to listen to only bass heavy tracks, these earphones are probably not for you. But honestly if you are planning on listening to only bass heavy tracks, earphones in general are not the right choice for you. The H5 delivers extremely well balanced and reasonably strong and punchy bass. If you wish to play around with the EQ of the H5, you can easily download B&O's free app to do so.
H5 doesn't seem good for working out:
I've used the h5 a couple of times whilst lifting and the earphones worked perfectly for that task regard. No cords to worry about, and it never fell out of my ear once. I have also used the H5 whilst running and cross-fit, and whilst using the comply sports tips, I did not have much trouble with the earphones staying in my ear. I personally didn't have a problem with the earphones falling out when using the sports comply tips provided, but again it is up to the consumer to optimize the product to their specific needs.
The charging cable isn't universal:
I don't know any B&O consumers who wish to buy a "universal" product. I mean part of the experience is buying the eccentric and unique products. I think the charging cable is a perfect description of what the B&O experience really is. There were also many complaints that the charging cable didn't come with a USB to wall port. In this day and age, every phone comes with a USB to wall charging port. You will almost certainly have AT LEAST one, if not more, USB to wall ports available; and that's only if you'd like to charge your H5 from the wall. From my experience, I have not once even considered charging my H5 from anything other than my laptop just because of convenience. Also, the H5 is not the type of product you can use whilst charging, so USB to wall seems like more of a burden than a luxury.
The H5 sounds amazing:
The H5 sounds amazing.
By far the best earphone on the market in terms of premium sound quality. As an owner of an H8 and various other headphones, I can honestly say that if the H5 had come out before I purchased my H8, and other headphones, that I would seriously consider taking the H5 over many other headphones. The H5 sounds that good. In my opinion, I believe the 250$ price point is completely justified due to the fact that it can hold its own against many premium headphones on the market.
All in all, the H5 is a stylish and well designed product that I would give a must buy for music audiophiles and music enthusiasts. I believe much of the bad press that the H5 is getting is due to the consumer's unwillingness to experiment with alternative ear tips/read the user manual.
I received the following reply from B&O concerning the ear fit issue:
“Thank you for contacting Bang & Olufsen Customer Service regarding your BeoPlay H5.
In October we will launch an fins/wingtips for sports, which will keep the H5 in the ears all the time.
I assume it will be an extra cost option, but at least they recognize there is a fit issue for some users.
I continue to enjoy the H5 but even with the Comply tips, the fit is just a bit "off". When I press them just a little further in my ear canal and hold them there, the sound is measurably improved. Otherwise, they tend to slip out just enough to still stay in but the sound is diminished and they feel like they will eventually work their way out so I am continually reseating them. I also found the following recent quote from Beoplay from late August:
"Nonetheless, we are aware that some of our customers could benefit from even more options in order to find an ideal fit. We are actively working on a solution, which we expect to announce in near future. Please stay tuned."
I will be contacting them to follow up on this, but I'm concerned that they are just trying to blunt criticism of the fit issue so stay tuned. I have also lowered my rating from four stars to three stars.
I wanted to add my thoughts about the B&O H5 wireless Bluetooth earphones. I recently purchased B&O H7 Bluetooth headphones but also wanted wireless earphones for exercise and walking.
Needless to say, I was initially put off by all of the negative comments about the H5 both here and in many of the online reviews as well. Most reviewers praised the audio quality, but found other aspects off putting, particularly obtaining a satisfactory fit using the tips that come with the h5’s and tips from other companies such as Comply. Reviewers also seemed concerned about the (relatively) high price, ambient noise from the cable rubbing on clothing, quirky controls and the unique proprietary magnetic wireless charging. I found an Amazon Warehouse deal for a very reasonable price and decided to give them a try.
My first priority was obtaining a good fit and that's not always an easy task no matter what earphones you might be considering. In my case the silicone tips just didn't work and the H5’s wouldn't stay in. I tried the medium sized Comply 200 isolation tips because I use them with another set of wired earphones, but they were also not quite right. Lastly I tried the large Comply sport tips that came with the H5 and these seem to be working well so far. I've ordered the denser foam Comply isolation tips to try as well. I found it takes a minute for the sport tips to expand and provide sufficient holding power so the denser Comply tips should (hopefully) solve that problem. Once seated, they did not come out when I walked or when I used my elliptical (I have a couple of hours of exercise time so far with no issues). I haven't tried running with them but I suspect they would probably work loose.
My next priority was sound quality and connectivity. The easy part is connecting--I charged them up, turned them one and they immediately connected to my IPhone with zero issues. I could roam through most of the house and did not drop my connection. Sound is a bit more subjective but they compare very favorably to other earphones that I own. What really differentiates them is the Beoplay app which allows for quite a bit of customization of the sound. There are four quadrants (warm, relaxed, excited and bright) and the app displays a white circle centered in the display. You can then drag the circle into a quadrant to change the sound profile and also pinch the circle display and make it larger which seems to really expand the soundstage. Any settings you like can be saved with its own name and easily accessed again. The app is a “must have” in my opinion and really helps to differentiate the H5’s from other Bluetooth earphones. I'm getting about 5 hours of use on a charge.
I have heard some noise from the wire rubbing on my clothing but, honestly, it's very minimal and is no worse than I experience with my wired earphones. It is definitely not an issue when music is playing. Heavy exercise might make it worse but otherwise it's a non issue for me. Clearly other reviewers disagree with that so your mileage may vary here.
Some may find the controls to be finicky but once you adjust to them they seem to work just fine. I haven't tried them with my phone but with just a little practice I can adjust sound levels easily and advance or go back when listening to music. The controls are on the left and there is no real tactile feedback so you need to “learn” with use. If you like regularly moving back and forth between songs and are constantly raising and lowering volume it may prove annoying but I adjusted pretty quickly.
Some reviewers also expressed concern about the proprietary magnetic charging system. It would certainly be nice if all my devices had one universal charging system but that's not happening anytime soon. I have lots of USB chargers and two USB ports on my laptop so is just not an issue for me. I have numerous devices already (iPads, iPhones, an Apple Watch, music players, etc) so multiple cables and chargers is just another annoying first world problem I've adjusted to. You can buy a second charger for travel or the office for about $15 if needed.
So, are these worth the $249 list price? Now that I've had a few days to get used to them, I would say yes. That said, I was able to save significantly with an Amazon Warehouse deal and I have seen some discounts. Considering that Apples Bluetooth earbuds are $159 and don't have comparable sound quality the pricing seems appropriate and the Beoplay app is free. The materials are high quality, I love the design and the sound is excellent. Highly recommended as long as you can adjust to their quirkiness and can get a good fit with the right tips.
Edit: I switched to the Comply isolation tips and they are a noticeable improvement in terms of fit over the sport Comply tips. I also noticed more rubbing noise with certain shirts, but tucking the cable inside my collar mitigated that considerably. I don't use these to answer my phone but I see other reviewers were not happy with that so it's definitely something to keep in mind if that's important to you. These are keepers for me.
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I've used Comply Isolation tips for years so quickly got some to fit these - they give a big improvement on sound and fit.
When you first use them, you can sometimes hear some rustling from the fabric cord brushing your clothing, but once you are actively listening to music or podcasts that rustling disappears. Battery life is good, I've never been caught short, and they charge up quickly. The only thing I'm not a fan of is the charging station, it would be so much easier if you could simply plug a micro USB straight in. The other niggle is the B&O app - its great to be able adapt the soundscape and works really well, but you have to open the app each time and manually activate - it would be better if the headphones remembered the previous settings. Other than that, I highly recommend Beoplay H5s.
I use the headphones mainly for running, as that is what they are advertised for, and just listening around the house. I listen to audiobooks and music so I need the headphones to be good to hear what is being said while plodding along. I have used them for a good 150 hours running in all weathers (more on that later) and never had a problem with them falling out (even on uneven cross country runs). It did take a little testing to get the right Comply ear tip, after experimenting I am a small sports one for general use and running and a small comfort one for mowing the lawn (better isolation on that one). The Comply tips are very good and need to be put in correctly (there are youtube videos out there), but they do wear out, so much so (a pair a month at £10) that they are like a consumable for the headphones! (This is probably down to the sports use so if you are just using the headphones for commuting then you'll get more life out of them).
One of the features that I love about the headphones is that you can switch them off by just clipping them together around your neck. This keeps them a lot safer than just having them dangling and I do find myself wearing them like this, around the house, when not using them. I normally pop them in a pocket when I'm out.
The app that goes with them is also really good as you can change the sound presets and save ones you like. It took me months before I realised you could use a two finger zoom to control the bass!
I did have a problem with my headphones after about 11months. I had been out on a very rainy run (so rainy that my shoes filled with water!), and the three button controller started working intermittently. I put up with this for a bit then contacted B&O again. The headphones went back with a prepaid RMA again and a week later a new pair turned up with a new 2 year warranty.
Really pleased with them and would definitely recommend them for the sound quality and on going support.
The charger block is ungainly large and has a long USB cable permanently attached, so for me that was already putting me off them. I wanted to use the ear hook attachments to help them stay in my ears. But you cannot charge the headphones with the hooks attached - you have to remove the hook to fit them in the charger. And you can't remove the hook without removing the rubber ear bud.
That's too much faff and likely to cause the rubber components to fail quickly. Returned :(
The Design, is outstanding again, as expected.
Love the charger, love the pouch, and the packaging was great too.
Haven't had any issues with calls or people not hearing me - it's been fine, and I love the app that comes with it allowing you to adjust the sound.
The only reason this is a 4 star, and not a 5 - is the level of "microphonics" sounds, which are produced due to the cable rubbing against your clothes. It's noticeable, so you have to either stay quite still - or wear t-shirts, soft cotton based clothing. A work shirt will be quite noisy in your ears.
I bought these headphones in July 2018 for commuting and for sports. It did take a while to get used to them with the ideal comfy buds. The sound quality is excellent.
1. You do hear the lead rubbing against the back of my neck when running but after a while you don't notice it.
2. They can fall out during a run or require a slight adjustment.
3. Very poor build quality. As you can see from the pictures - the lead has started to unravel after 6 months of use. I have sent these back to B&O for an inspection but they have deemed this to be user induced. They haven't offered any sort of repair service.
In summary, fantastic sound quality but let down by poor build quality.
Auch der Kundeservice ist super. Hatte mal ein Problem mit dem Aufladen, was sich aber durch ein einfaches Softwareupdate lösen ließ (im Vergleich zu Bose Bluetooth Geräten, wo nur noch ein Gang zum Serviceshop möglich war). Superschnelle Antwort vom Support Team mit guten Lösungsvorschlägen. Dafür gibts von mir 4 Sterne!
Einen Stern Abzug gibts von mir wegen der mangelhaften Verwendbarkeit beim Joggen. Die mitgelieferten Plugs halten (egal welche Größe oder Form) einfach nicht wenn man hüpft oder läuft. Man muss ständig nachdrücken und das ist sehr lästig. Für den Preis echt nicht cool!!!
Habe mir jetzt Meijunter 2 Silikon Plugs besorgt, mit denen halten sie um einiges besser. Also Problem gelöst, aber optimal ist das nicht von B&O.
* Great Sound
* Great that magnets (when touching) turn earphones off
* Does not fully pair with older Bluetooth devices (2013 iPod nano touch). Meaning I have to go to Bluetooth settings each time to connect. Works perfectly with iPhone X.
* Not loud enough (No\Not good noise cancellation)
* Battery life is poor in comparison to competitors.A little over 3hrs - 4hrs
* Proprietary charger
* Be sure to apply the firmware update to make these livable
I’m a long time bose person, and currently use the QC35 wireless headphones. I’ve been looking for some earbuds for the times where a big set of headphones wasn’t ideal. The bose buds were too pricey for my use case, so opted for these.
All in all these are fantastic sounding earphones, which is basically all I was looking for, but the lack of features Id expect from this brand and price range, plus the video sync issue, makes them far from perfect
What I like:
- the materials, design & build feel great
- the sound is so clear, very well balanced. As a bose person I forget how much bose treat their soundstage, so I was missing a little more bottom end, which was overcome via the app - at a cost (see next section)
- the magnets to turn off is really handy
What I didn’t like
- video delay. It’s a small delay, but noticeable and pretty annoying. If you tweak the eq in the app, the sync gets worse too (presumably due to additional processing needed). My bose bluetooths have 0 delay. The sync for me means that I can’t watch video using them as it’s just too annoying
- the fit - the stock buds did fit ok, but I didn’t get the seal I was wanting. I took advice from other comments and got the comply tx-200 buds. Much better! Albeit this adds to the cost
- the charger - I now have to carry around yet another cable. Would have been nice if it had a case/charger combo, like with theirs E8 buds
- I can’t simultaneously connect to more than one device. Perhaps a feature from bose that I now take for granted. But I can’t have music on one device and receive a call from the other. Reconnecting becomes a pain
- the black safety label!! I get that it’s probabbly a regulation, but why put a massive black label right next to the remote, flapping about. Completely ruins the look. Doesn’t look easy to remove either
Considering what you pay for them this doesn't sound like a good buy after all.
The sound quality is amazing, I’ve a bit of a varied taste in music and these headphones can handle what ever I throw at them. Great sound no matter what the genre.
The design is pretty funky too. I guess I’m lucky as the ear buds fit straight out of the box, but there are lots of different types and sizes supplied so I’m sure you’d find you fit.
These paired very easily with my phone, laptop and tv.
Had these for a week now and still impressed. I’m laying in bed listening to Tubular Bells and for the past 40 years I’ve been missing so much. The sound quality on these bad boys is amazing.
My only issue, which its something that other reviewers have mentioned, is that the cable can be a bit irritating as you do feel the noise from any contact that the cable has with clothing. Even a t-shirt will make some audible noise when in contact with the cable. I did find it better wearing the cable at the front, rather than going around the back as this does reduce this noise.
They come with lots of different earbuds including some some for sport, so if you go jogging etc then they should be fine. The big thing is though that the sound is good. I would certainly recommend them to friends as they are really nice and do the job well. Just wish the cable was a bit different, but then you never really get everything 100% perfect on anything.