When it comes to absolute sound quality, there’s no denying that Bang & Olufsen makes some of the best earbuds around. However, for all of the brand’s auditory expertise, their offerings have been decidedly lacking insofar as their inclusion of ANC.
With the launch of its latest pair — dubbed the ‘Beoplay EQ’ — Bang & Olufsen is finally looking to set things straight. As the brand’s first true wireless earbuds to be equipped with Adaptive Active Noise Cancellation technology, they feature passive sealing, a dedicated DSP chip, and an array of six microphones. In practice, such a combination not only allows for maximum sound blockage but also automatic adjustments as well as crystal clear call quality. And here’s the best part: even with ANC on, they offer a solid 6.5 hours of listening, with 20-minute top-ups giving you as much as two hours at a time. Housed in a Qi-enabled, 20-hour aluminum charging case, they’re both sweat and water-resistant, rated to IP54 standards. Pre-order them now for $399.