Bang & Olufsen Beoplay H9i Noise-Cancelling Bluetooth Over-Ear Headphones

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  • Overview

    Designed to move with you, Bang & Olufsen Beoplay H9i over-ear headphones feature advanced hybrid Active Noise Cancellation (ANC) to reduce both high- and low-frequency background noises such as traffic or human voices. With hybrid ANC, you can fully immerse yourself in rich, authentic Bang & Olufsen Signature Sound.

    Perfect for commuting, H9i headphones have an aluminium touch interface that lets you control the volume, track selection and more with simple gestures. Transparency Mode allows you to tune in, or out, of your surroundings with a simple swipe of the touchpad, and an intuitive proximity sensor stops playback when you remove your headphones, resuming play when you put them back on.

    With an intelligent battery-saving function, these headphones are ideal for travelling, offering up to 18 hours of play time when using Bluetooth and ANC. An easily replaceable battery is integrated into the ear cup, so you can keep the beat going on even longer journeys.

    You can also easily pair these wireless headphones with up to two devices at once. They offer an impressive 121-foot Bluetooth range, so you aren’t tethered to your source and can move freely while still enjoying seamless music streaming. H9i is also compatible with the Beoplay App, where you can control the ANC function and customise tonal ranges. This lets you match your listening experience to your activity.

    Designed by Danish industrial designer Jakob Wagner, Beoplay H9i headphones are crafted with luxurious materials, ensuring they look as good as they sound. The cowhide leather headband, memory foam/lambskin ear cushions and anodised aluminium discs deliver lightweight strength, clean modern style and exceptional sound quality. With a sophisticated over-ear design that envelops ears for comfortable, all-day wear, these headphones are made for serious on-the-go music lovers.

    Highlights

    On-device touch controls let you adjust the volume, change tracks and take calls

    Proximity sensor pauses playback when headphones are removed and resumes when placed back on

    Hybrid ANC reduces both high- and low-frequency background noises

    Transparency Mode lets you tune back in to the outside world with a swipe of the touchpad

    Bass port delivers deep sound

    Two dedicated microphones provide enhanced voice call clarity

    Pair with up to two devices at a time

    Bluetooth range of up to 121 feet lets you enjoy seamless streaming even when you aren’t close to your music source

    18 hours of play time while using Bluetooth and ANC

    Intelligent battery saver and a replaceable battery help prolong play time

    What’s in the Box

    Bang & Olufsen Beoplay H9i Noise-Cancelling Bluetooth Over-Ear Headphones

    Audio cable with 3.5mm mini-jack

    USB-A to USB-C cable for charging

    Flight adapter

    Carrying pouch

    Quick start guide

    Tech Specs

    Frequency Response: 20Hz-22kHz

    Impedance: 24 ohm +/- 15%

    Other Features: Active Noise Cancelling, Charging, With Mic, Noise Cancelling, Wireless, Works Without Batteries

    Form Factor: Over ear

    Cable length: 121.92 cm/48 in.

    Bluetooth Compatibility: Bluetooth 4.0

    Drivers: 40mm

    Power Source: Battery power, USB

    Batteries: Rechargeable Lithium Ion

    Battery life: Approximately 24 hours

    Charge Time: Approximately 2.5 hours

    Height: 19.5 cm/7.7 in.

    Length: 5.2 cm/2.05 in.

    Depth: 20 cm/7.9 in.

    Weight: 286.33 g/10.1 oz.

    Manufacturer Information

    Part Number

    Mfr. Part Number: 1645026

    UPC or EAN No.: 5705260070255

    Warranty

    Note: Products sold through this website that do not bear the Apple Brand name are serviced and supported exclusively by their manufacturers in accordance with terms and conditions packaged with the products. Apple’s Limited Warranty does not apply to products that are not Apple-branded, even if packaged or sold with Apple products. Please contact the manufacturer directly for technical support and customer service.

    Warranty: Two years

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  • 4.0 Average
    4 out of 5 stars
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    • 5.0 out of 5 stars

      Unbelievable Sound with Excellent ANC - best of all worlds

      After reading the prior reviews I was hesitant to pull the trigger on these but I am quite happy I did. To start, yes, they come with a cloth bag and utilize a After reading the prior reviews I was hesitant to pull the trigger on these but I am quite happy I did. To start, yes, they come with a cloth bag and utilize a USB-A to USB-C charge cord. Okay... not an issue for me I guess. The headphones are built like a tank and when in the cloth bag fold away easily into my bag. You just don’t need a rigid case with these. When you hold them you’ll understand. What does matter to me is the sound quality and the function of the ANC. The sound quality is unparalleled compared to any ANC headset on the market as of this writing. Bose doesn’t come close and Sony can compete (to be fair, Sony’s flagship utilizes 2 lossless playback mechanisms whereas the B+O do not) but the soundstage that these produce compared to either the Sony or Bose flagship headphones doesn’t even belong in the same ballpark... it’s way ahead of either of them. And I have 2 sets of Bose... they have permanently taken a back seat now. As for the ANC quality - it’s perfect. When I use any Bose ANC product (which I do think had the best overall ANC engine on the market) I feel like you are in a vacuum. If you want that (some do... they want everything drowned out) those are definitely your jam. However, these have an excellent, strong, yet subtle ANC with easy use of on-board gestures to let in voices and noise as needed. They are perfect on flights, work (when I want everything else blotted out) and just about every situation for which I’ve wanted ANC. Finally, as stated, no other build quality even comes close to these. They are literally made of leather and heavy aluminum - an amazingly strong combo. They come with a changeable battery (meaning you can extend their life by years) and given the build quality, I expect this to be the case. There are some cons - none of which would dissuade me from purchasing again - the proximity sensor is a bit funky. They pause automatically when you take them off the ears - but turning your head occasionally sets it off as well (you can disengage this if you desire - I haven’t bothered). And of course - cost. Are they really worth 500 dollars? Well, I wanted amazing sounded Headphones that had excellent ANC. And that’s exactly what I got. For me, Bose are the opposite (amazing ANC with decent sound) but the Sony Flagship ANCs come close. I’d still take these over them... they sound better and are just built better. They are exactly what I want in headphones.

      • Written by Gregory R from Chester

      36 of 36 people found this useful

      Is this review useful?Unbelievable Sound with Excellent ANC - best of all worlds

    • 4.0 out of 5 stars

      Sound Quality is Wonderful

      While I agree that the case and cord quality mentioned by another reviewer isn't the best, the sound quality is truly wonderful. I chose the H9is after compari While I agree that the case and cord quality mentioned by another reviewer isn't the best, the sound quality is truly wonderful. I chose the H9is after comparing a lot of other high-end closed-back headphones, and these cans are rich, immersive and balanced. If you prioritize noise canceling over sound, go for the Bose, but if you want to get lost in your tunes, these are worth the splurge.

      • Written by AC H from Brooklyn

      27 of 27 people found this useful

      Is this review useful?Sound Quality is Wonderful

    • 5.0 out of 5 stars

      Best I have tried at this price

      I have quite a few headphones, and these are now my go to. Surprisingly, I like these better that my wired Denon D2000 (plugged into an $1800 headphone amp). I' I have quite a few headphones, and these are now my go to. Surprisingly, I like these better that my wired Denon D2000 (plugged into an $1800 headphone amp). I'm a semi-audiophile, and am blown away that bluetooth can sound this good. The Denons are warm and musical, image better and technically perform better, but the H9i just feels better somehow, particularly for extended listening. The sound is typical B&O: crisp, defined (but non-fatiguing) highs, solid, driving (but not overhyped or boomy) bass. Sort of "stereotypical" hi-fi - detailed, broad, flat frequency response that feels luxurious, if not as good of a soundstage as some of the better wired cans. Not as light as the H7, they are still extremely light, and the curve of the band hits the top of my head better. They are very high quality and solid, miles beyond the plasticky Beats, Bose or Sony. The noise cancelling is quite good, maybe not as effective as the Bose. But I'll take the more musical sound quality and better construction over Bose. Everyone complains about the controls. They're really not that bad once you get used to them, aside from the proximity sensor, which is garbage and can be disabled. Pairing is fine, once you get used to how they do so. They can be a little wonky when you have multiple pared devices but totally workable. The don't have aptx (Which the previous models did), which is only an issues if you want to use non-apple devices. I picked up a used pair of H7s for watching TV using a transmitter that doesn't support AAC, and that solved that problem. I highly recommend these if you value musicality and quality over trendiness. A little more pricey, but worth it IMO. If you don't want to pay this amount there are always used buying options.

      • Written by Sven L from san francisco

      15 of 15 people found this useful

      Is this review useful?Best I have tried at this price

    • 4.0 out of 5 stars

      Outstanding Sound Quality

      The product is fantastic with only two areas of improvement. These are worth the money if you value sound quality. The headphones have a feature that pauses a The product is fantastic with only two areas of improvement. These are worth the money if you value sound quality. The headphones have a feature that pauses audio when the headphone is removed (on bluetooth). However, I find this to not work very well and the audio stops playing until the headphone is situated just right. I would also prefer a hard case rather than the soft pouch. A great headphone.

      • Written by Nicholas K from Ellsworth

      Is this review useful?Outstanding Sound Quality

    • 5.0 out of 5 stars

      WOW!

      I'm a musician, classical , Jaz and blues (love all sorts too including ethnic) so these head shines need to cope with a wide rage of sound requirements and I'm I'm a musician, classical , Jaz and blues (love all sorts too including ethnic) so these head shines need to cope with a wide rage of sound requirements and I'm very fussy with my sound! I am a professional musician and was a sound engineer......obsessive with sound! Thees are the best I have heard on the market.....sooooooo glad I got these as I'm loving listing to loads of music something I haven't done in years because of poor sound! the saved me thousands setting up a HI fin system!, just get them, they are THE BEST! worth every cent

      • Written by Paul V G from Subiaco

      Is this review useful?WOW!

    • 2.0 out of 5 stars

      Connectivity Issues

      When you're buying a premium pair of wireless headphones you expect them to stay connected to your devices and perform consistently. Unfortunately, that has not When you're buying a premium pair of wireless headphones you expect them to stay connected to your devices and perform consistently. Unfortunately, that has not been my experience with the B&O Beoplay H9i headphones. The connectivity issues happen consistently and make listening almost impossible at times. I've had to reset bluetooth dozens of times on my Macbook Pro, iMac and iPhone to get these to re-connect. Unless there is a solution to fix this issue I'll have to return, they simply don't perform as you would expect – especially at the price point. Sound quilty is very nice. Build quality of hardware is nice and feels premium.

      • Written by Matthew R from Lancaster

      5 of 11 people found this useful

      Is this review useful?Connectivity Issues