Bang and Olufsen audio equipment have a prestige about it that is hard to match. Their equipment doesn’t just deliver high-level audio, professionally tuned but it also delivers a look and feel that matches. The high quality, functionality look and feel all contribute to the premium price you’ll wear if you choose to invest. The Beoplay Portal is a new piece of equipment aimed at gamers, who want to also enjoy premium sound all day.
Beoplay Portal brings all the hallmarks of Bang & Olufsen to the world of gaming — and beyond. Whether used for immersive gaming experiences, watching movies, or enjoying music, Beoplay Portal easily adapts to the situation, offering an impressive set of features including low-latency surround sound, outstanding microphone performance, Adaptive Active Noise Cancellation, Transparency Mode, and an elegant user interface.
The Beoplay Portal is compatible with PC and mobile devices via Bluetooth 5.1, aptXTM Adaptive, and USB-C connection. But the feather in its cap is specifically designed for Xbox (Xbox Series X|S and Xbox One) tag which results in a seamless Xbox experience.
The sound will undoubtedly have the signature B&O sound, sporting two custom-designed 40mm drivers with neodymium magnets for clear audio reproduction. If you’re enjoying a movie on a mobile device, you’ll have Dolby Atmos with virtualized surround sound. Users can expect around 24 hours of playback via Bluetooth with ANC active, or around 12 hours of playtime on Xbox from the 1,200 mAh battery.
Now for the bad news, if you’re after a set of the Beoplay Portal for your daily use it’s an investment. It’s an $840.00 investment which is definitely a lot to ask for a — albeit excellent on paper — set of wireless headphones. If you decide to pursue it further, they’re available in Black Anthracite starting early May, while the Navy and Grey Mis options will appear mid-June at B&O retailers.