Bang & Olufsen Beoplay Portal is a pair of high-end Bluetooth headsets with extremely flexible usability. You can use the product as a pair of gaming headsets, or listen to music directly through the 3.5mm jack of the source device.
Unlike most gaming headsets on the market, Beoplay Portal is made from high-quality materials, such as sheepskin covered with two earpads. With an overall weight of 282g, you can use the pair of headphones for a long time without feeling uncomfortable. Bang & Olufsen Beoplay Portal provides a comfortable wearing experience for users over a long period of time.
Beoplay Portal also has an advantage compared to competing products that is the active noise cancellation feature. The noise canceling of the headphones is not among the most effective we’ve ever experienced, but it doesn’t feel as tight as most ANC headphones on the market.
You can adjust the performance of the ANC feature, the volume level through the touch controls of the pair of headphones. These operations have very good sensitivity, providing a good experience during use. Overall, Bang & Olufsen Beoplay Portal is a pair of Bluetooth headphones with very good build quality and finish.
To further customize the functions of the headset, you can download and install the companion app developed by the manufacturer, called Bang & Olufsen App. The software is compatible with both iOS and Android platforms. Here, you can adjust the sound quality of the headphones through the EQ settings, as well as change the performance of the active noise cancellation feature to best suit your needs.
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Bang & Olufsen Beoplay Portal Specifications
- Design form: Over-ear headphones, back closed
- Frequency response range: 20Hz – 20kHz
- Drivers: Dynamic, 40mm
- Sensitivity: 95dB
- Impedance: 24 ohm
- Size: 167.3 x 178.7 x 92.6 mm
- Mass: 282 g
- The battery: 1200 mAh
Bang & Olufsen Beoplay Portal: Design
- Impressive build quality
- Compact design
- Comfortable wearing experience
One of the biggest plus points of Bang & Olufsen Beoplay Portal lies in the design array. Unlike most gaming headsets on the market, Beoplay Portal has a neutral and modern design language.
Made from premium materials, you can feel the outstanding build quality of the Beoplay Portal when you hold the headphones in your hand for the first time. The pair of headphones has a compact design and evenly distributes the weight on the wearer’s head, providing an extremely comfortable using experience.
Beoplay Portal functions can be controlled through the Bang & Olufsen companion app or directly via the two touch surfaces of the headset. Through touch operations, you can adjust the volume level, as well as play or stop the music.
The app allows you to change, select, and save various EQ settings, and also allows the user to adjust the intensity of the active noise cancellation. Overall, Bang & Olufsen Beoplay Portal is a pair of headphones with very good build quality and finish, especially when compared to other product lines in the same segment.
Bang & Olufsen Beoplay Portal: Audio Performance
- Top sound quality
- Active noise canceling has pretty good performance
With extensive experience in the audio equipment market, Bang & Olufsen has once again produced a pair of headphones with excellent sound quality in their segment. The sound quality of Beoplay Portal is highly detailed, allowing us to clearly feel every note in a piece of music.
The pair of headphones possesses an open soundstage, giving us the feeling that we are listening to music in the live auditorium. Overall, Beoplay Portal is a pair of high-quality Bluetooth headsets, offering a good sound quality compared to the segment.
The pair of headphones with active noise cancellation has quite good performance compared to the price segment. With this feature, you can comfortably listen to music without being affected by background noise.
In case you are not really satisfied with the characteristic sound quality of Bang & Olufsen Beoplay Portal, you can use the companion application to change the sound quality of the product through the EQ settings.
Bang & Olufsen Beoplay Portal: Voice mic quality and connection performance
- Connection performance is not too stable
- Call quality is at a moderate level
Beoplay Portal’s voice mic system has good performance, providing stable phone call quality on both the speaker and listener sides. During actual use, the voice emitted from both sides has a loud and clear volume level, providing a good experience during use.
Beoplay Portal’s wireless performance is unfortunately not very efficient. Specifically, when connecting the pair of headphones to the Xbox Series X console, we repeatedly encountered disconnection during the trial.
Bang & Olufsen Beoplay Portal: Battery Life
According to the manufacturer, Beoplay Portal has a theoretical battery life of 12 hours when connected wirelessly. This level of battery life can be extended up to 24 hours if you use a Bluetooth connection and do not use active noise cancellation.
During actual use, we found that the battery life figure estimated by the company is quite accurate. This is a long battery life, allowing users to use it for a long time.
Buy it if…
Are you looking for a pair of headphones for gaming and listening to music
Gaming headsets usually have less than impressive music performance, but we think the Bang & Olufsen Beoplay Portal headphones can deliver a full experience whether you’re listening to music or playing games.
Are you looking for a versatile pair of headphones?
Although Beoplay Portal is designed for Xbox consoles, this pair of headsets is still extremely flexible in use. You can use the pair of headphones with a variety of devices via Bluetooth connection, or through the 3.5mm jack.
For you, wearing comfort is everything
Beoplay Portal is a pair of headphones with impressive build quality, providing an extremely comfortable wearing experience. If you intend to use the headset for a long time, then Beoplay Portal will be a good choice.
Don’t buy if…
You are looking to buy a pair of wireless headphones with stable connection performance
Connection performance is the biggest minus point of Beoplay Portal. Choose another pair of headphones if you are looking for a pair of headphones with stable connection performance.
Are you looking to buy a pair of headphones with multi-point connectivity?
Beoplay Portal does not have multipoint connectivity, which means you won’t be able to use the headset to play games with your Xbox and listen to music on your phone at the same time.
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- Extremely comfortable wearing experience
- Impressive sound quality
- Flexible usability
- Connection performance is not completely stable
- No carrying bag included
- Has a high price tag when compared to competitors