Bang & Olufsen Beoplay H5 Wireless Bluetooth Earbuds –, Getting it in Pink probably wasn’t the best idea

I’m used to buying bose but thought i would give b&o a try they are a nice sound but when watching films ect there is a time lapse which puts me off i don’t know if all wireless headphones are the same but not impressed.

I got these as a present for my sister. She absolutely loves them, however the cord does pick up dirt so getting them in pink probably wasn’t the best idea.

I love this product so much having lost the first pair i took a long time to buy i caved and bought a second. The charging dock is fast and quirky, the second set came with a new feature to help hold the earbud in. The variety of earbuds from silicone and memory foam are great as is the magnetic off switch which acts as a holder or the little clip. I do think there are products with slightly better battery life but i find mine consistently last longer than advertised, the sound quality on calls is also amazing. I’ll look forward to adding to my collection soon.

Key specs for Bang & Olufsen Beoplay H5 Wireless Bluetooth Earbuds – Black:

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  • Wireless earphones are tuned by acclaimed sound engineers to deliver immersive Bang & Olufsen signature sound on the go. Impedance : 16 Ohm
  • Beoplay app lets you choose presets or adjust settings via your smartphone or Apple watch to customise your earphones sound profile to your activity
  • Beoplay H5 come with a choice of ear tips including Comply Sport, ideal for exercise or life on the go
  • When not in use durable splash and dust resistant earbuds magnetically connect to conserve battery power and hang securely around your neck
  • Long-lasting battery provides up to 5 hours of power between charges to keep your earphones as active as you are

Comments from buyers

“Love these
, Outstanding sound & design – just a little too much cable noise!
, Separate charger is inconvenient. Poor design choices.

I’ll just sum it up:good:* great sound* great that magnets (when touching) turn earphones offdisappointing:* does not fully pair with older bluetooth devices (2013 ipod nano touch). Meaning i have to go to bluetooth settings each time to connect. Works perfectly with iphone x. * not loud enough (no\not good noise cancellation)* battery life is poor in comparison to competitors. A little over 3hrs – 4hrs* proprietary charger* be sure to apply the firmware update to make these livable.

Ok, first the good parts:- i liked the fact that they snap together with magnets, very handy for wearing around neck. – sounded good to me- look nice- easy to use, i did not have any setup issueshowever, these good parts were spoiled by the cable noise, which i very quickly started to hate every time i put these on. They would be so much better with a thinner, more slick cable, instead of the stiff, braided cable, which creates a kind of sawing noise in your ear as you walk along and the cable rubs against your collar. They were bearable when wearing a t-shirt (or also naked i assume) but for anyone who has to wear an office shirt or a jacket, you will likely have the same problem. Also, the magnets are great, but they are very weak, so they do come apart very easily when wearing around your neck. Worth a try if the above points don’t bother you.

Most amazing sound quality ever, really comfortable fit and secure when training in the gym. Only criticism i would say is that the supporting app is pointless as it does nothing – was expecting at least a graphic equaliser on it. Holds a reasonable charge as i use it a lot i guess but do need to charge every night.

Great sound, but much lager than i expected them to be. You have to use a separate charger for these, there is no usb port on the headphones themselves. If the 5 hour playtime is sufficient and you don’t need to travel with them, that might be fine for you. The charger block is ungainly large and has a long usb cable permanently attached, so for me that was already putting me off them. I wanted to use the ear hook attachments to help them stay in my ears. But you cannot charge the headphones with the hooks attached – you have to remove the hook to fit them in the charger. And you can’t remove the hook without removing the rubber ear bud. That’s too much faff and likely to cause the rubber components to fail quickly.

Yeah, as the tittle says, i can find its warrenty information according to its series number, and i have consumed 2 products from this brand in retail store before, i can recognise the fantastic clear sound. It was the black friday that i buy it, it came to my door the very next day.

These headphones arrived yesterday and i am already in love with them. They wouldn’t pair with my phone right away, so i left them to charge overnight. They took 7 hours to charge (not great and if that continues, i will be looking to return them) but i’m hoping that was a one off as they were new. Since charging them, everything seems to be working fine (touch wood). I love the fact you can change the bass using the b&o app. They fit perfectly in my ears (using the extra small buds) and the noise cancellation is better than i expected for in-ear headphones. I’ve also made a call using them. Had absolutely no problems with being able to hear or being heard, despite being on a packed tube. For me, they have been a worth while luxury purchase so far.

Sound quality is outstanding as expected. You will struggle to match this. The design, is outstanding again, as expected. Love the charger, love the pouch, and the packaging was great too. Haven’t had any issues with calls or people not hearing me – it’s been fine, and i love the app that comes with it allowing you to adjust the sound. The only reason this is a 4 star, and not a 5 – is the level of ‘microphonics’ sounds, which are produced due to the cable rubbing against your clothes. It’s noticeable, so you have to either stay quite still – or wear t-shirts, soft cotton based clothing. A work shirt will be quite noisy in your ears.

Another set of excellent headphones. Using these for running and they stay in even after long runs. Sound is great and combined with the beoplay app you’ll get the sound you want. Even if one falls out you won’t lose them as they are tied around your neck. I prefer this concept to apple’s airpods.

Nicest in-ear headphones i’ve had. The battery life is good, the pairing is simple, all the different buds are helpful and sound quality is typical b&o standards (so excellent. ) only negative is the charging cradle. It’s proprietary so if i ever lost it, i suspect it would be awkward and expensive to replace.

Sound and build quality everything you’d expect from b&o. Battery life is a blatant lie though hence the 3 stars. At any decent volume you’ll be lucky to get hour and half.

Brilliantly comfortable earphones, with excellent sound and a really funky little charging unit. Sound quality has to be good, to match the price tag, and the earbuds allow for (in almost every case) a perfect fit. Bought as a treat for myself, well worth it – i’m hoping they’ll prove very durable.

Bought these on black friday and have been waiting a few months before writing a review. I was slightly apprehensive from reading other reviews and left it about a year before pulling the trigger. Sound quality is very impressive. These are replacing some ageing sennheiser ie6 which i thought couldn’t be better for the sound/value but the h5s trump them in every respect. For commuting they are perfect. I’ve used comply isolation tips for years so quickly got some to fit these – they give a big improvement on sound and fit. When you first use them, you can sometimes hear some rustling from the fabric cord brushing your clothing, but once you are actively listening to music or podcasts that rustling disappears. Battery life is good, i’ve never been caught short, and they charge up quickly. The only thing i’m not a fan of is the charging station, it would be so much easier if you could simply plug a micro usb straight in.

For £200 i expected a better sound quality but they are well made & look great. My major problem is the magnets which hold them on your neck when you’re not using them. They’re very weak & it’s very likely they’ll fall off without you noticing so you’ll lose £200 pretty quickly.

This is my first time using b&o, as being really critical, can’t believe i am saying that, they are great. Sound quality is just amazing. I didn’t expect this much sound definition from them to be honest. Though if you are looking for punchy bass, this might be not for you, but that’s just my opinion.

Loses 2 stars for video sync issues. I’m a long time bose person, and currently use the qc35 wireless headphones. I’ve been looking for some earbuds for the times where a big set of headphones wasn’t ideal. The bose buds were too pricey for my use case, so opted for these. All in all these are fantastic sounding earphones, which is basically all i was looking for, but the lack of features id expect from this brand and price range, plus the video sync issue, makes them far from perfectwhat i like:- the materials, design & build feel great- the sound is so clear, very well balanced. As a bose person i forget how much bose treat their soundstage, so i was missing a little more bottom end, which was overcome via the app – at a cost (see next section)- the magnets to turn off is really handywhat i didn’t like- video delay. It’s a small delay, but noticeable and pretty annoying. If you tweak the eq in the app, the sync gets worse too (presumably due to additional processing needed). My bose bluetooths have 0 delay. The sync for me means that i can’t watch video using them as it’s just too annoying- the fit – the stock buds did fit ok, but i didn’t get the seal i was wanting.

Great sound, perfect pair with the b&o app (for iphone and ipad). 1 have 2 weeks use and the battery life is very good. Charging is a wonderful and exquisite procedure. Great soundstage, perfect trebles, balanced mids and a fine tuned bass (all these for my taste of listening). I also use the ‘equalizer’ app in my iphone so i can adjust the settings to my taste.

These are very good build quality and stylish as you would expect from b&o. The audio is very crisp and good quality. I spent a lot of time researching these before i bought and many review on youtube and online. I am a big fan of bose and this is my first b&o product. A good level of bass but also very pure sounding. It really handles all music well. My only issue, which its something that other reviewers have mentioned, is that the cable can be a bit irritating as you do feel the noise from any contact that the cable has with clothing. Even a t-shirt will make some audible noise when in contact with the cable. I did find it better wearing the cable at the front, rather than going around the back as this does reduce this noise. They come with lots of different earbuds including some some for sport, so if you go jogging etc then they should be fine. The big thing is though that the sound is good. I would certainly recommend them to friends as they are really nice and do the job well. Just wish the cable was a bit different, but then you never really get everything 100% perfect on anything.

Never thought i’d spend so much on a set of headphones but these justify every penny. The sound quality is amazing, i’ve a bit of a varied taste in music and these headphones can handle what ever i throw at them. Great sound no matter what the genre. The design is pretty funky too. I guess i’m lucky as the ear buds fit straight out of the box, but there are lots of different types and sizes supplied so i’m sure you’d find you fit. These paired very easily with my phone, laptop and tv. Edithad these for a week now and still impressed. I’m laying in bed listening to tubular bells and for the past 40 years i’ve been missing so much. The sound quality on these bad boys is amazing.

I was a little unsure as to how much better these would be than the usual headphones i would normally buy. I’ve always had fairly decent headphones but never purchased over £50-60. The audio quality is superb. I thought they were a bit tinny at first but i didn’t have them fitted right. There are a load of fitting options in the box and when you get the right one they are awesome. The app works well and charging is a doddle. Remembering to charge them is just something to get used to with wireless headphones. I chose the green as they were a lot cheaper than black, they look aceall in all, very happy with the purchase 👍🏻.

I’ve had these since december ’16 (now jun ’18) and feel that i can give them a pretty good review. I initially got the b&o h3 anc, these were a bit rubbish, so i returned them and upgraded to the h5. Again it didn’t start brilliantly with these. The set i had had a balance issue (one head phone louder than the other). I call b&o and went over some diagnostics with them but no joy. They went back with a prepaid rma, a week later a new pair arrived and all was good. I use the headphones mainly for running, as that is what they are advertised for, and just listening around the house. I listen to audiobooks and music so i need the headphones to be good to hear what is being said while plodding along. I have used them for a good 150 hours running in all weathers (more on that later) and never had a problem with them falling out (even on uneven cross country runs). It did take a little testing to get the right comply ear tip, after experimenting i am a small sports one for general use and running and a small comfort one for mowing the lawn (better isolation on that one).

Do not buy these if you want them for sport as they will fall out,but apart from that these are stunning from quality to sound, i’ve got other ines which don’t fall out which i use for sport but these h5’s i use for best , listening to music in car, on holidays and at home , they even connect to my apple tv 4 for music and movies , sound is flawless music and movies , i’ve got klipsch , beats had bose and more and these h5’s whoop them all.

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One Response to Bang & Olufsen Beoplay H5 Wireless Bluetooth Earbuds –, Getting it in Pink probably wasn’t the best idea

  1. 4.0 out of 5 stars Outstanding sound & design - just a little too much cable noise! says:
    Sound quality is outstanding as expected. You will struggle to match this. The design, is outstanding again, as expected. Love the charger, love the pouch, and the packaging was great too. Haven’t had any issues with calls or people not hearing me – it’s been fine, and i love the app that comes with it allowing you to adjust the sound. The only reason this is a 4 star, and not a 5 – is the level of “microphonics” sounds, which are produced due to the cable rubbing against your clothes. It’s noticeable, so you have to either stay quite still – or wear t-shirts, soft cotton based clothing. A work shirt will be quite noisy in your ears.
    • Colour: BlackStyle: Without Accessories Verified Purchase says:
      Sound quality is outstanding as expected. You will struggle to match this. The design, is outstanding again, as expected. Love the charger, love the pouch, and the packaging was great too. Haven’t had any issues with calls or people not hearing me – it’s been fine, and i love the app that comes with it allowing you to adjust the sound. The only reason this is a 4 star, and not a 5 – is the level of “microphonics” sounds, which are produced due to the cable rubbing against your clothes. It’s noticeable, so you have to either stay quite still – or wear t-shirts, soft cotton based clothing. A work shirt will be quite noisy in your ears.
  2. 1.0 out of 5 stars The most unpractical design ever: you must remove the ear fins to charge your earphones says:
    The ear fins don’t fit in the charger which means that, everytime you charge them, you must remove the ear tips, then remove the ear fins, then charge your earphones. And after charging, you must put the ear fins back again, and put the ear tips back again before you can use your earphones. And considering how thin the ear fins are, i doubt they are very durable if you have to remove them and put them back everyday. This is the worst and most unpractical design ever.
    • Colour: Dusty RoseStyle: Without Accessories Verified Purchase says:
      The ear fins don’t fit in the charger which means that, everytime you charge them, you must remove the ear tips, then remove the ear fins, then charge your earphones. And after charging, you must put the ear fins back again, and put the ear tips back again before you can use your earphones. And considering how thin the ear fins are, i doubt they are very durable if you have to remove them and put them back everyday. This is the worst and most unpractical design ever.
      • 2.0 out of 5 stars Sound quality is good as you would expect from this product says:
        Sound quality is good as you would expect from this product. The problem is, which is a surprise from me is the charger. There is a design flaw which is super surprising given a brand like this. Basically if you are going to use the earbuds as you see them in the advert photo, that is, without the surrounding rubber covers then all is well and they will fit perfectly into the charger. If however, you require the outer rubber paddings in order for them to fit in your ears, then you must remove the rubber paddings every time you wish to charge the earbuds as they will not fit int he charger with them on the earbuds. Not sure why they have not thought of this. Obviously if you have to keep taking the otter rubber covers on and of, eventually in not too much time their elasticity will wear out. What should have been done is to have a charge which will charge the earbods no matter what paddings you attach to it and so they can be left on at all times. I have returned them for this reason.
  3. Colour: BlackStyle: Without Accessories Verified Purchase says:

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    Sound quality is good as you would expect from this product. The problem is, which is a surprise from me is the charger. There is a design flaw which is super surprising given a brand like this. Basically if you are going to use the earbuds as you see them in the advert photo, that is, without the surrounding rubber covers then all is well and they will fit perfectly into the charger. If however, you require the outer rubber paddings in order for them to fit in your ears, then you must remove the rubber paddings every time you wish to charge the earbuds as they will not fit int he charger with them on the earbuds. Not sure why they have not thought of this. Obviously if you have to keep taking the otter rubber covers on and of, eventually in not too much time their elasticity will wear out. What should have been done is to have a charge which will charge the earbods no matter what paddings you attach to it and so they can be left on at all times. I have returned them for this reason.
    • 1.0 out of 5 stars The speed with which this product broke down is impressive. says:
      As a customer who switched over from bose to b&o (out of pure curiosity and not due to bose related disappointment) this was nothing short of a full blown disaster. Upon receiving these earphones, they lasted about 4 days. Within 4 days, the charging dock which is large and uncomfortable to carry around, stopped working. This dock was not handled carelessly, it was stored in its pouch carefully. Upon confronting b&o with this, the best they could offer was to review the issue and if this was a manufacturing issue they would return. No compensation for failure of their product, no compensation for the waste of valuable time. I have returned the product to b&o and will be switching back to an alternative more competent earphone manufacturer indefinitely. The detailed product review is as follows:comfort (1/5): the product is uncomfortable, b&o have tried to create an ear to earphone match which simply doesn’t work. It almost feels like you have to jam the earphone right down your ear and then twist to secure it from bouncing around and falling out.
      • Colour: BlackStyle: Without Accessories Verified Purchase says:
        As a customer who switched over from bose to b&o (out of pure curiosity and not due to bose related disappointment) this was nothing short of a full blown disaster. Upon receiving these earphones, they lasted about 4 days. Within 4 days, the charging dock which is large and uncomfortable to carry around, stopped working. This dock was not handled carelessly, it was stored in its pouch carefully. Upon confronting b&o with this, the best they could offer was to review the issue and if this was a manufacturing issue they would return. No compensation for failure of their product, no compensation for the waste of valuable time. I have returned the product to b&o and will be switching back to an alternative more competent earphone manufacturer indefinitely. The detailed product review is as follows:comfort (1/5): the product is uncomfortable, b&o have tried to create an ear to earphone match which simply doesn’t work. It almost feels like you have to jam the earphone right down your ear and then twist to secure it from bouncing around and falling out.
  4. 2.0 out of 5 stars They stopped working after a couple of weeks! says:

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    But i had to return them after a short time because they stopped working. Only way to get them working was to reset them then sync them back to your device.I’ll wait until they bring out a second edition.
  5. Colour: BlackStyle: Without Accessories Verified Purchase says:

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    But i had to return them after a short time because they stopped working. Only way to get them working was to reset them then sync them back to your device.I’ll wait until they bring out a second edition.
  6. 4.0 out of 5 stars Brilliant headphones for the gym says:

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    I was skeptical about how good the sound would be over bluetooth but i was surprised to hear that the sound quality is brilliant. My review would be 5 stars if the battery life was longer and the charger wasn’t a funny wee cube thing. There’s no need for proprietary charging connectors in this day and age.
  7. Colour: BlackStyle: Without Accessories Verified Purchase says:

    This review is from : Bang & Olufsen Beoplay H5 Wireless Bluetooth Earbuds – Black

    I was skeptical about how good the sound would be over bluetooth but i was surprised to hear that the sound quality is brilliant. My review would be 5 stars if the battery life was longer and the charger wasn’t a funny wee cube thing. There’s no need for proprietary charging connectors in this day and age.
  8. 2.0 out of 5 stars Sound was very tinny says:

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    Really didn’t like the sound. I’ve been using the old wired bose soundsport. Switching to this i found the sound extermely tinny with no depth and bass. It was also a hassle to have to take off the accompanying ear holder to have to charge the headphones. One thing i did like about it was the braided wire, which i think would last longer than a typical rubber wire.
  9. Colour: BlackStyle: Without Accessories Verified Purchase says:

    This review is from : Bang & Olufsen Beoplay H5 Wireless Bluetooth Earbuds – Black

    Really didn’t like the sound. I’ve been using the old wired bose soundsport. Switching to this i found the sound extermely tinny with no depth and bass. It was also a hassle to have to take off the accompanying ear holder to have to charge the headphones. One thing i did like about it was the braided wire, which i think would last longer than a typical rubber wire.
    • 2.0 out of 5 stars Great Sounds , VERY Poor battery, ear fins says:
      Sounds and volume on these headphones are outstanding, lightweight and durable. If you use the ear fins then its annoying that you have to remove them every time you charge them, which is a lot due to the poor battery life. As mentioned above unfortunately you feel like you are constantly charging them due to the poor battery, slightly disappointing considering the price.
  10. Colour: BlackStyle: Without Accessories Verified Purchase says:

    This review is from : Bang & Olufsen Beoplay H5 Wireless Bluetooth Earbuds – Black

    Sounds and volume on these headphones are outstanding, lightweight and durable. If you use the ear fins then its annoying that you have to remove them every time you charge them, which is a lot due to the poor battery life. As mentioned above unfortunately you feel like you are constantly charging them due to the poor battery, slightly disappointing considering the price.
    • 5.0 out of 5 stars Great sound, perfect pair with the B&O App (for ... says:
      Great sound, perfect pair with the b&o app (for iphone and ipad). 1 have 2 weeks use and the battery life is very good. Charging is a wonderful and exquisite procedure. Great soundstage, perfect trebles, balanced mids and a fine tuned bass (all these for my taste of listening). I also use the “equalizer” app in my iphone so i can adjust the settings to my taste.
  11. Colour: BlackStyle: Without Accessories Verified Purchase says:

    This review is from : Bang & Olufsen Beoplay H5 Wireless Bluetooth Earbuds – Black

    Great sound, perfect pair with the b&o app (for iphone and ipad). 1 have 2 weeks use and the battery life is very good. Charging is a wonderful and exquisite procedure. Great soundstage, perfect trebles, balanced mids and a fine tuned bass (all these for my taste of listening). I also use the “equalizer” app in my iphone so i can adjust the settings to my taste.
    • 1.0 out of 5 stars String not insulated- ruins sound says:
      I really wanted to like these, but the string rubs on your coat/ clothes etc and transmits the sound straight to the ear buds- completely ruins the high quality b&o sound.
      • Colour: Dusty RoseStyle: Without Accessories Verified Purchase says:
        I really wanted to like these, but the string rubs on your coat/ clothes etc and transmits the sound straight to the ear buds- completely ruins the high quality b&o sound.

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