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B&O PLAY Beoplay H9 by Bang & Olufsen

Wireless Bluetooth® headphones with noise cancellation (Argilla Grey)

4 Reviews | 1 question - 1 answer

Item # 906H9ARG

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Product Highlights:

  • closed-back, over-ear design
  • Bluetooth 4.2 connectivity for wireless music listening and phone calls with compatible smartphones
    • aptX™ and AAC decoding provides high-quality music streaming from compatible devices
  • active noise-canceling circuitry to minimize external noise
  • aluminum touch panel on right earcup offers easy control of music, calls, and volume
    • swipe up and down to toggle noise-canceling on and off
  • 40mm dynamic drivers
  • built-in microphone for clear phone conversations
  • durable, aluminum frame and leather headband
  • memory foam earpads with soft lambskin covering for first-class comfort
  • removable lithium-ion battery is rechargeable via USB (cable included)
  • rechargeable battery provides up to 14 hours of wireless music listening with noise cancellation
    • up to 21 hours without noise cancelation
  • earcups fold flat for easy storage
  • miniplug cable included for wired listening
  • airline adapter for in-flight entertainment systems
  • carry pouch included
  • frequency response: 20-22,000 Hz
  • weight: 10.4 ounces
  • warranty: 2 years
  • Our 60-day money-back guarantee

What's in the Box:

  • Over-ear Bluetooth headphones (argilla grey)
  • Lithium-Ion rechargeable battery (3.7V 770mAh 2.9Wh)(inserted in left ear cup)
  • 50" Audio cable (straight 3.5mm plugs on each end)
  • 13" USB charging cable (Type A USB on one end and Micro USB on other end)
  • Airline adapter
  • Cloth storage pouch
  • Quick Start Guide
  • B&O Store brochure

Love these headphones. Fit, finish, and sound quality are excellent.

William, Wailuku, HI


B&O PLAY Beoplay H9 by Bang & Olufsen Reviews

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Features and Specs

Earcup Type Closed
Earcup Width x Height 3.53" x 3.53"
Noise-canceling Yes
Bluetooth Yes
Mic For Taking Calls Yes
iPhone Control Yes
Lightning Connector No
Android Control Yes
Frequency Response 20-22k Hz
Sensitivity Not Given
Impedance Not Given
Weight 9.8 ounces
Cord Length 50"
1/4-inch Adapter Included No
Volume Control Yes
Parts Warranty 2 Years
Labor Warranty 2 Years

Product Research


Overview: The Bang & Olufsen (B&O Play) H9 is an over-ear headphone with Active Noise Cancellation (ANC), Bluetooth 4.2, and high-performance sound. The H9 is powered by a rechargeable battery for hours of wireless listening. The headphone comes with on-board controls for music and phone calls, a replaceable Lithium-Ion battery, audio cable, and a soft cloth storage pouch.

Design: The Jakob Wagner-designed H9 weighs only 9.8 ounces for hours of comfort. It features 40mm electro-dynamic drivers that deliver the famous Bang & Olufsen Signature Sound. The H9 features soft lambskin leather and adaptive memory foam on the ear cushions, genuine cowhide leather on the headband, and a polished aluminum touch panel.

Touch Controls: The H9 over-ear wireless headphones feature a polished and anodized aluminum plate on the ear cup that lets you control your music, phone calls, and ANC, even with gloves on. Touch controls include play/pause (tap), volume (circular motion), next/previous (swipe forward/backward), answer call (tap), end call (long press), redial latest number (double tap), and transfer active call to smartphone (swipe). You can also control Active Noise Cancellation by swiping up (on) or down (off).

Active Noise Cancellation (ANC): The built-in ANC electronically shuts out ambient noise so you can focus on your music or phone calls. Microphones on the outside and inside of each ear cup pick up sound from your environment. These sound waves are mixed with equal, but opposite signals to cancel out the noise. If you wish to be more aware of your surroundings, you can turn off ANC by swiping down on the control panel.

Bluetooth: The B&O H9 features Bluetooth 4.2 that lets you listen wirelessly at a distance of approximately 33 feet (10 meters). With aptX Low Latency, the H9 delivers high quality sound that is in sync with your visual media.

Battery: The headphones feature a user-replaceable Lithium-Ion rechargeable battery (3.7-volts, 770 mAh) that provides up to 14 hours of wireless listening via Bluetooth with ANC, 16 hours of Bluetooth only, and up to 21 hours of ANC only. The battery can be charged in approximately 2.5 hours using the supplied Micro USB cable. Replacement batteries can be obtained from the B&O online store.

Cable: When the H9 headphones' battery is exhausted, or you're in an area where you can't listen wirelessly, you can plug the supplied 50" cable into your music source. You will need to control playback and volume on your music device, as the on-board controls only work in Bluetooth mode. A dual-plug airline adapter is included for listening to in-flight entertainment.


  • Frequency Response: 20Hz to 22kHz
  • Driver Size: 40mm
  • Dimensions: 3.53" diameter, 1.949" depth
  • Weight: 9.8 ounces

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Why did you buy this?

They needed to be wireless, noise canceling, and offer some features for extended wear like padding in the arch and leather ear cups. Despite the high price, I finally made the purchase based on reviews, and the company's website information. [ GARRET  Feb 25, 2017 ]
There were great reviews everywhere, online and in magazines, which spoke of the quality of construction, comfort, and sound quality for portable headphones. [ T  May 16, 2017 ]

1 question already asked

No. If you want to connect the provided cable to a source that features the 1/4" headphone output, you can add a 3.5mm to 1/4" adapter: [ Ryan  Feb 07, 2018 ]  Staff