B&O BeoPlay H6 by Bang & Oulfsen Complete Review
Design 9
Features 7
Performance 8

Very elegant and comfortable, the new headphone of B&O offers many great assets to play. And its price confirms it all!

Summary 8.0 Excellent

  • Positives: The Bang & Olufsen headphones H6 has many advantages. We particularly like its comfort and quality materials (including the leather of the pads), good finishes and audio performance are more than correct.
  • Negatives: At this rate, we would expect a bit more accessories for a Premium headset like this. Its price, precisely, is also one of these main defects.
  • Briefly: The brand relaunch brilliantly in the market for mobile headsets. They have H6 with a quality product that should meet the expectations of the most difficult.

B&O BeoPlay H6 by Bang and Olufsen Review

The BeoPlay H6 headphones by Bang and Olufsen (B&O) is the latest addition to the well-known audio brand. They are clearly intended to compete with top names from the current market as the  Bose QC15, B&W P7 or the Sennheiser Momentum. A headphone with a particularly classy design but also very sophisticated sound performance.

Test B & O BeoPlay H6

B & O BeoPlay H6 Review

Technical characteristics of B&O Beoplay by Bang and Olufsen Review

Category Headphone
Type of port Circum-aural
Application domain Hi-Fi
Specificities headset
Device control Apple
Type of transmission Wired
Connection 3.5 mm jack
Specifications of the card law
Cable Length 1.20 m
Bandwidth 10 – 22,000 Hz
Impedance 30 Ω
Color beige
Weight 230 g

 

Design and Comfort Od B&O BeoPlay H6

With its over-ear (circum-aural) design, the B&O BeoPlay H6 is an example of comfort. Its large round headphones give it a very successful and elegant design without appearing too imposing like some headphones of this type. The headphone reminds me the appearance of Philips Fidelio M1 with it but in slightly larger versions.

On the back of each earpiece is an aluminum part forming concentric centers with the ear cushions. It is available in several colors like black, dark green and beige/silver. I personally find this latest version very successful.

The two headphones are connected by rather a wide metal hoop allowing the best headphone to ensure a very good support on the head, and this one can probably be used during sports exercises. The comfort of the arch is good, but not particularly light and like the Bose AE2w, there is little chance that you forget about your head. The comfort is nonetheless very good and extended listening is not a problem thanks to the memory foam pads.

Read: Bowers & Wilkins P7 Complete Review

Another important point concerning the design of the H6 is the possibility to disconnect the cable very easily when it is to be transported. The cord has a 3-button remote control and uses a standard 3.5mm connection. Another originality for a headset of this range is the possibility of connecting a second headset or a second pair of headphones in order to share your music or the audio of a movie with another person. Rather handy if you’re watching a movie for two on your tablet on an airplane.

Sound performance

As you can imagine regarding a headset of this range, there is not much to complain about the audio quality proposed by the B&O BeoPlay H6. The 40mm drivers offer a powerful sound and particularly well balanced. It is close to the quality obtained with a Bowers & Wilkins P7, with a warm and very versatile sound to take advantage of all your tracks.

Bass is powerful and accurate, although the Momentum offers better performance in this area for my taste. We still regret the performance at high volume on pieces a little more complex and detailed where the headphone will show some of its limits.

Sound performance B&O BeoPlay H6 by Bang & Oulfsen Complete Review

Sound performance

 

So, is we buying or not?

We know with Bang & Olufsen name attached to the headphone, do not expect a small price, but unfortunately, BeoPlay H6 has neither the active noise reduction headphone proposed in Bose or audio performance offered by Sennheiser currently. For these reasons, the new B&O model will not necessarily be our first choice for these tariffs, but it is nevertheless a particularly successful headphone. The finish is very good, the design is excellent for my taste and the sound performance is very close to the best headphones and earphones of the moment.

Conclusion

The B&O BeoPlay 6 is a stylish headphone with a trendy look and more than correct audio performance. In direct competition with current market leaders, it will find its place easily in the most technical shops. It will not always offer the best value for money possible. However, if for you the budget is not a real problem, go ahead.

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