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mr_anders_son
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mr_anders_son posted on Thu, Aug 27 2020 11:49 AM

First 1-95 edt engraved

 

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Michael
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MaxH:

Recently bought a pair of the new Sony WH - 1000xm4 as my casual walkarounds.

You also can't change the battery yourself.

Although I accept there are a lot more Sony than B&O dealers I can't see what the deal-breaker is here.

Perhaps I should send them back :-)

You do as you please. B&O have had replaceable batteries in their bigger headphones always except for the h8i, the previous versions did also have replaceable batteries. Not every one care but fact is it’s gonna be more waste when batteries aren’t easily replaceable.

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Which ones? Last gen H4, current gen H4, H9i and H9 didn’t iirc. Atleast not in a “click-pop and swap” way.

Besides if the new H95 are similar to the H9’s you can replace the battery by undoing 4 tiny screws.

Btw the battery is rated for a full charge and full empty every day for 5 years straight. That’s probably near max volume with anc on as the battery lasts more than a 24 hours with anc on and more than 48 hours with anc off.

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Of the H9* range only the H9 third-gen lacked a user-replaceable battery.

Honestly, what becomes of H5s or E6s when they no longer hold a charge? Bottom of a drawer? Landfill? What a shameful waste.

Yes, B&O is not the only company manufacturing disposable products.

Yes, the number sold by B&O is less than sold by Sony / any other mass-market high quality brand.

But what about B&O’s social conscience? They actively chose to go from User-replaceable batteries to dealer-replaceable batteries.

Apple does this, but at least Apple has better presence. You can more easily find somewhere to do it.

I find it a disappointing move that underlines B&O’s conversion to a maker of disposable products.
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Yes atleast apple is kind enough to hang netting to catch the workforce on the way down Stick out tongue

B&O’s stuff tend to last really long and tends to be fixable for many years sometimes decades after. The battery is replaceable, it just takes 10-15 mins longer to do it. If within warranty, the dealer does it and you keep the warranty. Outside of that it’s your own choice. Not to mention that they will keep on working passively until the end and without a battery.

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Mikipidia:

B&O’s stuff tend to last really long and tends to be fixable for many years sometimes decades after.

BeoLab 4 amplifier module, anyone?

Moment jukebox?

Disintegrating Beocom 2 charger?

BeoSound 3 unresponsive touchpanel?

BeoSound Essence remote failing volume ring?

Mikipidia:

Not to mention that they will keep on working passively until the end and without a battery.

The H95 FAQ confirms that it DOESN’T work without a charged battery.

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I didn’t say all but “most” and “tend to last” i can also give you a list of things that are out of warranty that can still be fixed if you like?!Huh?

I don’t trust the FAQ to be completely accurate. I trust that they won’t do bt or anc etc, in other words to work to it’s full potential. The reason is that i used my gen 2 H4’s i used for months on end passively. Last time i charged them for a trip was in May and I use them daily.

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Mikipidia:
Yes atleast apple is kind enough to hang netting to catch the workforce on the way down Stick out tongue

B&O’s stuff tend to last really long and tends to be fixable for many years sometimes decades after. The battery is replaceable, it just takes 10-15 mins longer to do it. If within warranty, the dealer does it and you keep the warranty. Outside of that it’s your own choice. Not to mention that they will keep on working passively until the end and without a battery.

I think you can safely say this is as sarcastic and cynical a post as has ever been posted on beoworld unless, of course, it was serious. In that case, ignorance is orgasmic bliss. 

 

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Beitie replied on Sun, Aug 30 2020 3:19 AM

Hey all. It's great to see a conversation going on here about these headphones. I'll gladly admit that I bought a pair. Though my story is a little odd so far. So Bang & Olufsen announced the H95's at 5am my time on Thursday (CDT Time Zone). I wake up at 5:20 am for work (yuck). Part of my morning ritual includes just scrolling through Facebook, and that's where I saw the ad for the Special Engraved Edition of the H95's. Even in my still somewhat sleepy grog, I knew I wanted these, even at that high price point. So I bought them!

I live in a very small town in Minnesota, and this is now the 4th set of headphones I've bought directly from B&O. Previously I had purchased H7's, H9i in Bronze (yes, it absolutely has a replaceable battery). My issue has always been that B&O uses UPS to deliver in my area, and they put a special clause on the shipping that requires me to be home to accept the delivery. I understand why they have that requirement, however, my current work schedule does not allow me to be home when they come by. This has caused me a ton of issues in the past, so I contacted support after placing my order in hopes to remove that requirement.

Surprisingly, the H95's showed up on Friday at my door! I was super excited, and really curious what my number would be.

Upon unboxing them, I documented this in a YouTube video, I found that I did not receive a numbered set. I've been in contact with B&O, and I really hope to get this sorted out.

I really like these headphones. The case is super cool, and so much more than the bag that I got with my H6's, H7's, and H9i's. I love the sound of these headphones. The bass is very punchy, and in my humble opinion, they might be better than my H6's.

I do find that I need the ANC on max for me to fully enjoy them, and I really like that the ANC doesn't have the hiss that my H9i's had. The volume wheel is kind of nice, though I find the left side ANC one not as useful. The 3.5mm headphone input is a little odd, it's actually a line level input, and volume is adjusted with the wheel on the right ear cup. So if you use a cable with headphone controls like I do, you'll have to adjust the headphones volume to max, and then adjust the volume with the cable. Kind of odd.

Anyway, those are my thoughts and findings.

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MaxH replied on Sun, Aug 30 2020 11:12 AM

 Many thanks for the review and I hope you get the numbered set you requested.

As they say: wear them in good health :-)

 

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Beitie replied on Mon, Aug 31 2020 4:41 AM
lawrencejmcook:

BeoLab 4 amplifier module, anyone?

Moment jukebox?

Disintegrating Beocom 2 charger?

BeoSound 3 unresponsive touchpanel?

BeoSound Essence remote failing volume ring?

The H95 FAQ confirms that it DOESN’T work without a charged battery.

I can also confirm that the H95’s will not play passively. The 3.5mm input is a line level input and uses the internal amplifier and volume control to operate.

Though this does open the opportunity for me to hook them up directly to my turntable phono stage.
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KMA replied on Mon, Aug 31 2020 4:56 PM
*deleted, not relevant here*

Started a new thread on new products.

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KMA replied on Mon, Aug 31 2020 5:27 PM
An observation: B&O has been letting go of the BeoPlay sister-brand. New generations of BeoPlay products have been renamed as Beosound products, such as A1.

Is BeoPlay still the brand for B&O headphones? In their price category, H95 would be better presented as B&O H95.

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The downside of user replaceable battery is shorter battery life and from what I know all high end headphones or consumer electronics are going with sealed batteries. My older H9i had replaceable battery which I never replaced and the H9 3rd gen which does not have replaceable battery is better in every way.

You can't please all the people all the time  🙂

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  • Beosound 1 with wireless dock (Portable)
  • Beosound Balance (Dining)
  • Beoplay H95 (Focused listening, travel)
  • Beoplay H9 (3rd gen) (retired)
  • Beoplay P6 (Portable)
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In the US you can ship them to get the battery replaced based on my experience. The same as I would do with an iPhone or a Bose product etc...

B&O in my life 😊: 

 

  • Beolab 8002 + Beolab 2 + Beosound Core with Essence Remote (Office)
  • Beolab 6000 + Beolab 11 + Beosound Core with Essence Remote (Bedroom)
  • Beoplay A9 Mk2 (Living Room)
  • Beosound 1 with wireless dock (Portable)
  • Beosound Balance (Dining)
  • Beoplay H95 (Focused listening, travel)
  • Beoplay H9 (3rd gen) (retired)
  • Beoplay P6 (Portable)
  • Beotime wall clock (hallway entrance)
  • BMW X5 50i with B&O Audio Package (Commute/drive)

 

 

 

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Beoplay is done, everything is just B&O now. They did that about a year ago. My gen 2 h4’s had no beoplay markings on them nor did the new a1 or last h9i even iirc

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