Bang & Olufsen Beoplay EQ Review: Big Buds, Big Sound | Digital Trends

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Bang & Olufsen's Beoplay EQ true wireless earbuds cost $400. But the high price is justified if you value heritage and a distinct sound signature.
Bang & Olufsen Beoplay EQ review: Big buds, big sound — big price MSRP $399.00 Score Details DT Recommended Product "Bang & Olufsen's Beoplay EQ true wireless earbuds cost $400, so is the high price justified? Yes, if you value heritage, excellent build quality and construction, and a distinct sound signature." Pros Distinct signature sound

Long range, reliable Bluetooth

Wireless charging

Quality metal components and case

Effective adaptive ANC Cons Earbuds don't always seat properly in the case

No customization for touch controls

No virtual assistant support

There has been some chatter at Digital Trends recently about not really needing to spend hundreds of dollars to get a good pair of true wireless earbuds. I've recently enjoyed the $99 Nothing Ear 1 earbuds, while my colleague Simon Cohen has tested a host of similarly priced models and come to the conclusion that, unless you're a real audiophile, $100 is more than enough to bag you a great pair of true wireless earbuds.

Where does that leave the $400 Bang & Olufsen Beoplay EQ? It's all about heritage, audio appreciation, and the very big sound they deliver that'll get your wallet opening up just that little bit more.

Design

It's immediately obvious the Beoplay EQ are not small earbuds. The body is considerably larger than an Apple AirPods Pro bud, and even larger than the Beoplay E8 bud. This means they do protrude from your ear quite a lot and are definitely not subtle. Each one weighs 8 grams, so you feel them in your ear more than a lighter bud like the Apple AirPods Pro. But the metal body and shiny end caps, complete with noticeable B&O logo, look ace. There are four silicone ear tips in the box, giving a flexible range of sizes for even the smallest ears.

However, I initially had trouble keeping the Beoplay EQs secure in my ears. The large silicone tips were too big, and the medium ones were a little too small, resulting in one quickly working its way loose during activities. Luckily Bang &…
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