Latest Bang & Olufsen Gaming Headset Keeps Price, Adds PS5 Support
Priced at $499, these headphones don’t come cheap. Of course, Bang & Olufsen isn’t trying to make products cheap – being a luxury brand means they charge a premium not only for high quality, but also for the brand name itself. The previous pair from the Beoplay portal was also priced at $499 and it received warm reviews, although many reviewers pointed out the price to performance ratio. We’ll see if the new iteration of Beoplay Portal will be worth the slightly exorbitant price tag.
On paper, the headphones sound good. Bang & Olufsen promises flawless Active Noise Cancellation (ANC), blending feedback and feedback ANC to achieve total immersion and block out the world. The boxes have two custom-designed 40mm neodymium magnet drivers to deliver a superior audio experience not only in games but also when listening to music. The addition of Dolby Atmos should allow for good surround sound and increased depth.
The company also promises great battery life, and if those estimates prove true, these headphones could have one of the best battery lives you can find in a gaming headset. Bang & Olufsen claims that Beoplay Portal offers up to 42 hours of uninterrupted playback with Bluetooth and active noise cancellation, and 19 hours of wireless playback with just ANC. Either way, this is a huge increase over the previous model, adding 18 hours with Bluetooth and 7 hours without.