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B&O PLAY Beoplay H5 by Bang & Olufsen

Wireless in-ear headphones (Moss Green)

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Overview

Our take on the B&O PLAY Beoplay H5 by Bang & Olufsen

When I think of wireless earbuds, words like "convenient" or "nifty" come to mind, but I don't always think "luxury." Leave it to Bang & Olufsen to change that. The boutique Danish audio company's Beoplay H5 wireless headphones have a high-end feel and an understated style. Rubberized earpieces ensure the H5 'phones are durable enough for exercise, and a tasteful touch of aluminum makes them suitable for wearing out. They fit securely yet delicately in-ear, while your music or podcasts play wirelessly via Bluetooth — no cord from your phone to cause hassle.

Premium in-ear headphones with the freedom of Bluetooth®

BeoPlay H5 wireless headphones

The durable, comfortable Beoplay H5 wireless headphones give you convenient on-the-go listening — and look good doing it.

When I think of wireless earbuds, words like "convenient" or "nifty" come to mind, but I don't always think "luxury." Leave it to Bang & Olufsen to change that. The boutique Danish audio company's Beoplay H5 wireless headphones have a high-end feel and an understated style. Rubberized earpieces ensure the H5 'phones are durable enough for exercise, and a tasteful touch of aluminum makes them suitable for wearing out. They fit securely yet delicately in-ear, while your music or podcasts play wirelessly via Bluetooth — no cord from your phone to cause hassle.

Helpful iOS® app and user-friendly features

Large dynamic earbud drivers deliver smooth sound. Apple® users can make tonal adjustments based on mood or genre with a free downloadable app for iPhone® or Apple Watch. And when you're done listening, snap the two earpieces together using their built-in magnets. The music will automatically stop, and you can wear them around your neck until you're ready to listen again.

Comfortable, custom fit

From the gym, to the train, to your desk at work, the Beoplay H5s fit in anywhere, thanks to their light, compact in-ear design. And the included ear tips ensure they stay comfortable. There's a selection of seven pairs, so you can find ones that match your ears well. There are four sizes of silicone tips and three sizes of Comply™ memory foam tips.

BeoPlay H5 wireless earphones

Music plays wirelessly from your phone via Bluetooth, and the Beoplay app for Apple gives you control over the sound.

I'm a big fan of Comply foam tips — they're my personal favorite — because they fit snug but feel light and unobtrusive. The Comply "Sports" tips included here are extra-breathable and have a special membrane to keep moisture away from the earbuds' internal circuitry.

Rugged cord with remote for taking phone calls

Take a close look at the Beoplay H5 photos. You'll notice B&O didn't use a run-of-the-mill cable to connect the two earpieces. That cable is covered with a soft, braided textile and is dust- and sweat-proof like the earpieces.

Even the inline remote is durable.  It features a built-in mic so you can answer calls without reaching for your phone. You can also skip songs or play and pause music.

Product Highlights:

  • dynamic drivers housed in durable rubber earpieces
  • Bluetooth 4.2 for wireless music listening and phone calls with compatible smartphones
    • aptX® and AAC decoding provides high-quality music streaming from compatible devices
  • magnetic earpieces let you snap them together to wear around your neck when not in use
    • headphones automatically power off when magnets are connected
  • cloth-covered wrap-around cord with in-line remote and microphone for controlling music and taking calls
  • splash- and dust-resistant cord and earpieces
  • two built-in rechargeable batteries offers 5 hours of listening
  • magnetic USB charger included
  • free Beoplay app for Apple allows you to adjust settings and customize the sound using your iPhone or Apple Watch
  • includes 7 pairs of ear tips for a customized, comfortable fit
    • 4 pairs of silicone tips
    • 3 pairs of sport Comply foam tips
  • frequency response: 20-20,000 Hz
  • weight: 0.63 ounces
  • designed by Jakob Wagner
  • warranty: 2 years
  • Our 60-day money-back guarantee

What's in the Box:

  • Wireless in-ear Bluetooth headphones (moss green) with 20" connecting cable
  • Charging cube with attached 51" USB cable (Type A USB)
  • 3 Pairs of Comply Sport ear tips (1 pair installed)
  • 4 Pairs of silicone ear tips
  • 3 Cable clips
  • User Manual

B&O has set the bar with their products, which I own many. The H5 has crisp clear sound with bass response spot on. Couldn't be happier with my purchase and Crutchfield products. They far exceed the Apple earbuds that came with my iPhone 7 plus.

Maris, South Fallsburg, NY

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Features and Specs

General
Fit Style In-ear/Earbud
Earcup Type Closed
Earcup Width x Height 0.763" x 1.505"
Noise-canceling No
Mic For Taking Calls Yes
iPhone Control Yes
Lightning Connector No
Android Control Yes
Frequency Response 20-20k Hz
Sensitivity N/A dB
Impedance N/A
Weight 0.5 ounces
Cord Length 20"
1/4-inch Adapter Included No
Storage No
Charging Case No
Volume Control Yes
Parts Warranty 2 Years
Labor Warranty 2 Years

Product Research

Features

Overview: The Bang & Olufsen BeoPlay H5 is a high quality in-ear wireless headphone with high-performance sound. These Jakob Wagner-designed headphones come with three pairs of Comply Sport ear tips and four pairs of silicone ear tips. The H5s have Bluetooth 4.2 with aptX-LL, and a 20" connecting cable between the ear buds. The wireless headphones is powered by two rechargeable batteries, and come with a unique USB charging cube.

Drivers: The BeoPlay H5 is equipped with 6.4mm electro-dynamic drivers that deliver the signature Bang & Olufsen sound, whether you're commuting, running, or just relaxing. The drivers are mounted in a textured rubber and polymer housing that resists sweat and moisture.

Ear Tips: The BeoPlay H5s offer a large choice of ear tips to assure a custom fit. There are three pairs (large, medium, and small) of Comply Sport ear tips that stay in the ear canal during vigorous exercise. The tips are breathable, and feature a membrane to protect the inner electronic circuitry of the ear buds. In addition, there are four pairs (large, medium, small, and x-small) of comfortable silicone ear tips.

Bluetooth: Equipped with Bluetooth 4.2, the H5 lets you roam freely while listening to your favorite tunes and making calls on your mobile phone. In addition to AAC, the headphones support aptX and aptX Low Latency, which allow you to watch video while listening to synchronized audio. Typical Bluetooth latency is more than 150 ms (milliseconds), while aptX-LL is approximately 40 ms.

Rechargeable Batteries: The BeoPlay H5 are powered by two 50mA Lithium-ion rechargeable batteries, one in each earpiece. The batteries charge in about 2 hours via the supplied magnetic USB charging cube, and provide up to 5 hours of playtime at moderate levels. The headphones magnetically click into the cube for charging. When not wearing or charging the headphones, you can click the magnets together to automatically power down the earphones to save the battery.

Connecting Cable: The BeoPlay H5 features a 20" connecting cable with an inline remote and microphone. The cable features an easy-to-clean braided textile jacket, for durability and comfort. The remote is compatible with most smartphones for music playback and phone calls.

Beoplay App: The BeoPlay App works with many of the BeoPlay products, including the BeoPlay A1, A2, S3, H5, H7, H8, and BeoLit 15. The app lets you create and save your own personal ToneTouch preset. You can also use other ToneTouch presets, such as Commute, Relax, Workout, Podcast, etc., as well as change the presets from the Apple Watch. The app is compatible with Apple iPhone/iPad/iPod touch running iOS 8.0 or later, and Android devices running version 5.0 and up.

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Why did you buy this?

Reputation... [ Patrick  May 17, 2017 ]
My husband needed some earbuds that didn't get in the way when he was weight-lifting. [ LORI  Feb 06, 2017 ]
Fantastic sounding ear buds! Not very good for activities that require a lot of movement cause they don't seem to stay in your ears too good. However, when sitting and relaxing they are fantastic. I use my wireless Bose sport earbuds when active or at work cause they stay in better and sound almost as good. [ Bill  Dec 26, 2016 ]
Ratings [ JIM  Oct 01, 2016 ]
Sound quality [ E  Jul 12, 2016 ]
Good reviews on CNET and PC magazine. Key was having a microphone for telephone calls [ STEPHEN R.  Nov 08, 2017 ]
b&o play are good sounding headset and I like the wireless features. [ Elizabeth  Mar 14, 2017 ]
Replacement for earlier bought pair, which I broke due to my own carelessness. [ Kevin  Jan 01, 2018 ]
liked reviews [ DAVID O  Mar 27, 2017 ]

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We do not offer additional chargers separately and I did not find it as an option on B&O website either. [ Ryan  Aug 20, 2016 ]  Staff
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