At $399/£349, the new B&O Beoplay EX Earbuds are positioned at the very high-end of in-ear audio, and they’ll need to perform exceptionally well to justify the price tag.

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New Beoplay EX Earbuds // Image B&O.

B&O Beoplay EX Earbuds

However, performing at the top end of the audio market is something Bang & Olufsen has done for years. Every speaker and piece of audio equipment I have used bearing the B&O logo has performed better than the device looks, and the entire range is stunning!

In short, B&O are one of the few brands that can charge a premium price and justify it.

The new EX buds will sit alongside last year’s EQ earbuds and the slightly older E8 Sport, providing B&O with three in-ear options for travellers who demand the best music experience when they’re on the move.

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Black Anthracite EX Earbuds // Image B&O

B&O Beoplay EX Earbuds// Features

The new EX buds comprise aluminium, polymer, silicone and uniquely tempered glass, all of which have been shaped into new ergonomically designed earbuds that, in my opinion, are arguably the best looking on the market.

This new combination of materials is best shown off on the Anthracite Oxygen option (see below); however, the Black Anthracite and Gold Tone are almost equally as impressive.

Inside, B&O has placed an Electro-dynamic 9.2mm driver in each bud that is not the biggest, nor smallest, at this price point for this type of bud. The drivers’ performance will be boosted by the adaptive active noise cancellation and the six Omni directional microphones.

Tuned by the brand’s acoustic engineers with decades of experience, Beoplay EX brings the superior sound that listeners expect from Bang & Olufsen’s legacy of portable and home audio products to the comparatively-miniature package of an in-ear device

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Designed for Life

B&O have looked beyond delivering superior sound with the Beoplay EX earbuds and has recognised how many travellers now use them for more than just music.

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Anthracite Oxygen // Image B&O

Focus on the design and shape to reduce the size, bring more of the housing in-ear, and ship the EX with COMPLY foam tips, allowing users to wear the buds for longer and more comfortably. There’ll be a selection of silicone gel tips in the box to ensure all ear sizes can get the perfect and snug fit.

Improving call quality for hands-free and video conferencing is also high on the B&O list, and to deliver this, they’ve added three Omni directional microphones into each bud. All six microphones have beamforming technology and Adjustable own voice controls.

Switching between devices is possible thanks to the Multipoint connectivity with Bluetooth 5.2, and the Beoplay EX earbuds will remember the last eight devices they are connected to for faster pairing.

Power & Controls

The EX earbuds and charging case have 600mAh of battery power. This translates to around 24 hours of playback with ANC turned on and about 28 hours with it off or in Transparency mode.

// Media B&O YouTube Channel.

The charging case offers multiple charging options as you’d expect on a $300+ pair of buds. For a quick 1.45 hours charge, there is USB-C, and for a more leisurely 2.15-hour charge, you can use the Qi Wireless option. A single 20-minute charge results in 1.75 hours of playback.

That eye-catching tempered glass disc, protected by an aluminium ring, on each bud conceals the touch controls. The good news is that although B&O support the EX Earbuds on its app (Android | Apple), including Beosonic equaliser and noise cancellation adjusters, there is complete control support on the buds.

Left EarbudRight Earbud
Volume down
ANC / Transparency Own Voice
Play / Pause
Volume up
Incoming/End call

B&O describes the EX earbuds as “Premium true wireless earphones with soul-stirring sound and adaptive ANC to block unwanted noise. Secure and comfortable fit. Perfect for sport. Or just a walk.”

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Beosound EX ANC Earbuds // Image B&O | {Tech} for Travel.
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B&O Beoplay EX Earbuds// Specifications

DimensionsBuds – 22x35x23mm
Case – 66x28x48mm
WeightBuds – 6g each
Case – 53g
Combined – 65g
Colour OptionsBlack Anthracite
Anthracite Oxygen
Gold Tone
Driver9.2 mm Electro-dynamic
w/ neodymium magnets
Frequency Range20 – 20,000 Hz
TechnologyAdaptive Active Noise Cancellation
Battery600mAh
Battery PerformanceANC On – 6 hours
ANC Off – 8 hours
Case – 20 hours
ConnectivityBluetooth 5.2
USB-C
Qi Wireless Charging
CertificationsMade for iPhone (MFi)
Microsoft Swift Pair
Supports Apple watch interface
Google Fast Pair
Waterproof RatingIP57
MultipointYes
remembers previous 8 connected devices
Customizable Sound EQYes
App SupportAndroid
Apple iOS
In the BoxEX Earbuds
Charging Case
0.5m USB-A to USB-C cable
4x Silicon tips
1x COMPLY Foam tips
Manual
Websitebang-olufsen.com

B&O Beoplay EX Earbuds// Pricing

The new B&O Beoplay EX Earbuds are $399/£349 at bang-olufsen.com.

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