Bang & Olufsen isn’t any stranger in terms of client headphones and audio merchandise. The corporate has been making them for years the place they’re often marketed and styled as way of life merchandise. Nonetheless, plainly the corporate is now exploring a brand new market section with its first pair of headphones designed for gaming.

Dubbed the Beoplay Portal, these headphones have been created with Microsoft’s Xbox platform in thoughts. If this sounds acquainted, it’s as a result of again in 2020, Bang & Olufsen had introduced their partnership with Microsoft on official Xbox equipment, however it appears to be like like it’s only now that their partnership has bore fruit.

That being stated, the Beoplay Portal doesn’t appear too totally different from common non-gaming headphones. They function energetic noise cancellation and they’re additionally wi-fi. Nonetheless, they’re designed to work seamlessly with the Xbox console and include a button that allows you to pair with the Xbox Sequence X, Sequence S, Xbox One, or PC via the Xbox Wi-fi adapter.

Additionally in contrast to extra conventional gaming headphones that function a growth mic, the Beoplay Portal has what the corporate calls a “digital growth arm” that supposedly delivers “crystal clear conversations”. It has a battery lifetime of 12 hours and as anticipated from a Bang & Olufsen product, it gained’t come low-cost with a price ticket of $500, sufficient to purchase a model new Xbox Sequence X console.

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