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Another new headphone: BeoPlay HX

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kuyttendaele
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kuyttendaele posted on Wed, Dec 30 2020 4:45 PM

More info here: https://fccid.io/TTUBEOPLAYHX

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matteventu:

Unfortunately, confirmed they don't work in passive mode, just like the H95 Sad

https://support.bang-olufsen.com/hc/en-us/articles/360018745518-What-do-I-do-when-the-Beoplay-HX-battery-have-no-battery-charge-

Damn.  That's one of the reasons why i didn't buy the H95 and I was looking forward to the HX(10) , so no HX for me 

When i read the spec guide and it said 

Inputs/Outputs "1.25 m audio cable with 3.5mm mini-jack for corded Connectivity", i was hoping this meant YES to PASSIVE MODE. 

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mbee replied on Fri, Mar 26 2021 7:58 AM

lawrencejmcook:
It’s a shame that they’ve put a non-replaceable battery into this new headphone (as they did with H95). Especially after the emphasis they put on the replaceable battery of the Level.

Wow, I didn't saw that! That's a shame, and considering how the design has not evolved from the H9 and the battery is still rated at the same capacity, they put energy just to make it different with a non-replaceable battery. I was considering an upgrade, not anymore.

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Curly replied on Fri, Mar 26 2021 3:42 PM

I would like to see how these compare to the H95.

Currently: BeoLab 17, BeoLab 18, BeoSound Core, BeoPlay S8 Connection Hub, Essence Remote

Previously: BeoSound 1 non-GVA

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Any pair of headphones without passive mode capability is a total no go for me. So I will stay absolutely happy with my H7s which sound great as I don’t give a damn about ANC. Sorry B&O you once again take the wrong turn.

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But you can replace the battery, takes 2-5 mins with a small screwdriver.

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Mikipidia:
But you can replace the battery, takes 2-5 mins with a small screwdriver.

Hello!

We have spoken on Reddit about this (battery availability for the H9 3rd Gen) Big Smile

 

Do you know if the HX allow the same easy opening as H9 3rd Gen do?

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n1 replied on Tue, Mar 30 2021 11:46 PM

Send a link to the thread pls, how to open them?

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n1 replied on Wed, Mar 31 2021 12:16 AM

Please sent us a proof, can’t find any info about this. I only see your messages at the Reddit and other beoworld threads.

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n1:

Please sent us a proof, can’t find any info about this. I only see your messages at the Reddit and other beoworld threads.

 

Can you please be more specific?

 

What is it that you're after?

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I don’t have one here, i asked my dealer and he says it takes him 2 minutes. Take the right earcup off and it should exposed the screws. Detach the battery and reverse order assemble and that’s it basically.

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Curly replied on Wed, Mar 31 2021 2:53 PM

A very important bit by John Darko on the new HX here, beginning at 7:05.

https://youtu.be/HNovkK4LRes

Currently: BeoLab 17, BeoLab 18, BeoSound Core, BeoPlay S8 Connection Hub, Essence Remote

Previously: BeoSound 1 non-GVA

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Curly:

A very important bit by John Darko on the new HX here, beginning at 7:05.

https://youtu.be/HNovkK4LRes

Correct but... Bluetooth 5.1 had 2Mb bandwith.
https://www.bluetooth.com/bluetooth-resources/bluetooth-5-go-faster-go-further/

It all depends on how far Bluetooth sender/receiver are located. Within a few meters with a clear line of sight the 2Mb is available.

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Curly:

A very important bit by John Darko on the new HX here, beginning at 7:05.

https://youtu.be/HNovkK4LRes

No!

Darko mixes up things!

B&O never claimed, that these headphones are ‘highres related’ - there is no ‘wrinkle for highres enthusiasts’ about these headphones.

B&O writes about these headphones, that they are ‘Comfortable ANC headphones that ‘offers a powerful and authentic sound experience with Adaptive Active Noise Cancellation, a comfortable, lightweight build , impressive call quality and up to 35 hours of play time’.

You find no ‘Highres’ logo there - B&O is adressing different costumers.......not the ones, that Darko is making his videos for.

I am fine with Darko telling his stories (and from time to time pointing at some important things for those who care for audio quality) - however he picked the wrong company for this video.

That he did not do much research and definitely did not listen to the HX is very clear.

 

In the typical B&O way, B&O claims to make a headphone, that has ‘well-balanced bass and treble performance combined with a clear midrange (which) means that with Beoplay HX, you can enjoy music the way the artist intended’

And they do this for those who need a wireless headphone with noice cancelling features and outstanding call qualities - not for the highres nerds.

And I am pretty sure that these people will go looking for some other headphones, if they need any.


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Millemissen:

Curly:

A very important bit by John Darko on the new HX here, beginning at 7:05.

https://youtu.be/HNovkK4LRes

No!

Darko mixes up things!

B&O never claimed, that these headphones are ‘highres related’ - there is no ‘wrinkle for highres enthusiasts’ about these headphones.

B&O writes about these headphones, that they are ‘Comfortable ANC headphones that ‘offers a powerful and authentic sound experience with Adaptive Active Noise Cancellation, a comfortable, lightweight build , impressive call quality and up to 35 hours of play time’.

You find no ‘Highres’ logo there - B&O is adressing different costumers.......not the ones, that Darko is making his videos for.

I am fine with Darko telling his stories (and from time to time pointing at some important things for those who care for audio quality) - however he picked the wrong company for this video.

That he did not do much research and definitely did not listen to the HX is very clear.

 

In the typical B&O way, B&O claims to make a headphone, that has ‘well-balanced bass and treble performance combined with a clear midrange (which) means that with Beoplay HX, you can enjoy music the way the artist intended’

And they do this for those who need a wireless headphone with noice cancelling features and outstanding call qualities - not for the highres nerds.

And I am pretty sure that these people will go looking for some other headphones, if they need any.


MM

 

I was about to say the same.

"also comes with an hi-res audio related wrinkle"


All due respect to Drako, but he didn't do the research I'd have expected him to do before talking about a product.

Beoplay HX are not Hi-Res Audio certified, neither Hi-Res Audio Wireless certified, neither do they support any of the two Bluetooth codecs that are capable of technically Hi-Res Audio streaming (LDAC by Sony and LHDC by Huawei).

They support aptX Adaptive that - despite its lower bitrate compared to aptX HD - is supposed to offer (in ideal conditions, as aptX Adaptive is a scalable codec just like LDAC, unlike the other aptX versions) the exact same audio quality as aptx HD which despite the name doesn't claim to be able to stream what's commonly referred to as "HD audio". Instead, aptX HD and aptX Adaptive are (by Qualcomm, which quotes some "university studies") claimed to be indistinguishible by humans from HD audio (24bit/96kHz). Which, to be clear, doesn't mean they're (those codecs) able to stream HD audio (with this I'm not judging whether HD audio and higher bitrates are an audio freak thing or are something perceptible by human ears, I'm just posting facts without my opinion).

B&O products, and especially the Beoplay headphones, are not for audio nerds - and B&O don't claim to manufacture "audiophile-oriented" products indeed.

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Just purchased, they were on Amazon UK on offer at £347 (vs RRP £449).

 

They should arrive on Thursday. Comparison with H9 3rd Gen coming soon :)

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