So, to replace the sennheiser momentum 2. 0 around ear wireless headset – ivory that went back because the bluetooth connection was awful, i went for these beoplay h7s. I just got them yesterday evening, charged them up overnight and waited with bated breath for the moment when i could listen to them properly. I’ve been listening to them all morning. They have a lovely, balanced overall sound, well defined rich bass undertones without being in your face, although sometimes a little bright on the high notes. Come to think of it, i’m being convinced very much by the b&o ‘signature sound’ – it sounds, so far, far better profiled than the sound from the momentum 2. 0s, on a range of different music styles. They are exceptionally comfortable, the ear pads are so soft to the touch and it barely feels like they’re there. I thought the senns were comfortable (and don’t get me wrong, they were). The fit around the head could be a little snugger, even though i have them at the smallest adjustment and my head is not that small, i feel like they could just be a little tighter. Mind you, i found the senns a little tight on the head band, so you can’t please some people. Design wise i have to admit i was a little sceptical til they arrived. But they’re sleek, well crafted and they feel a fair bit more sturdy than the senns. The ear cups are flat rather than cup shaped on the outer profile and the headband joins in on the top rather than the side of the cups, which means that the phones can fold in flat unlike the momentums, which reduces their profile in your bag.
Great earphones for when you want to listen to your music or watch a film one your tablet. Especially useful when the wife has control of the tv remote.
These h7 headphones have the wireless tech from the flagship h8 model but not the gold design, the h7 headphones have ‘soft lambskin’ ear cushions that come in a black or natural finish. These really are gorgeous in their use almost exclusively of leather and anodised aluminium. If that doesn’t appeal, there are always the limited edition h6 models, which come in a variety of jazzier colours. The h7 headphones ooze premium build quality and design that blow most competitors away. They claim a 20-hour battery life for wireless music and have a power saving mode for when you start to run out of juice. I found that claim not exaggerated at all as is often the case with manufacturers. My set easily play well over the 20 hours. The aluminum ear cups are touch sensitive removing the need for an in-line control. They respond to gestures to control your music and also to take voice calls from your phone. Circling forwards increases the volume, whilst backwards decreases it. Here are the specifications for the Bang & Olufsen Beoplay H7 Over-Ear Wireless Headphones –:
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- Wireless Bang and Olufsen Signature Sound
- Innovative and intuitive aluminium touch interface to skip tracks, hit play and pause, control volume and answer calls
- Rechargeable and replaceable battery with up to 20 hours playtime
- Luxurious materials like aluminium and genuine leather; a pleasure to wear, a pleasure to use
- A pleasure to wear, a pleasure to use
I’ve had the headphones only a few hours and i can only say one thing: outstanding. Sound, look, materials, functions, android app, everything is simply outstanding.
Review for black h7sprosgreat lookswide stereo fieldcoloured but wonderful soundbass is strong but doesn’t hinder other frequenciesreplaceable battery and ear pads unlike h4charge in 2. 5 hrseasy controlslamb skin ears cups with cow leather headband. Metal construction, although cups are mainly plastic under the metal ends. App is great, offering east firmware upgrade and useful eq presets and scaled eq settings. Constouch control way too sensitive , constantly redial last number. Done this 5 times in the first day and no way to switch it off. Especially a problem when just hanging them around your neck. Such a problem i may send them back. Price is steep, got mine from their discount store half price, feels about right. Though they are mostly metal , most of the inner cup assembly is plastic.
Reviews from purchasers :
- Worth trying first
- Why so expensive?
- Great item, use them every day
Fast bt connection and really work fine. However the motion gesture is not really responsive, there are some noticeable delay which a bit annoying, really i would be much appreciate if b&o just use simple buttons that are working fine and responsive. Sound quality is fine, not superb. This is my first b&o product i own. I own some bose, marshall & jbl products and i found this product is not much exceeding their level on sound production.
Having always bought bose on ear headphones due to loving the sound and quality i decided to buy some grey h7’s after hearing my friends ones. I had bose qc35 noise cancelling headphones which i sold to get these as found the sound to be so much better. Yeah you don’t have the noise canceling but i never fly or commute so a pointless add on for me. What i love is the fact that you can connect the headphones to th b&o app and then update them and change your sound settings. There are 4 preset settings which you can fine tune to your preference by moving the small circle and can even pinch it to make it bigger. You can even save your different setting and name them. This is such a brilliant feature and makes up for the lack of noise canceling. These work brilliant with my samsung smart tv which has bluetooth. Build quality is of a really high standard and feel alot more premium than bose headphones. The touch controls on the side work extremely well.
Very comfortable, great sound, long battery life, quick to charge, and sturdy build quality.
These beauties are truly amazing. Sound quality is superb as you’d expect from b & o, and the battery life is excellent too. Expensive luxury i know, but if you have the funds, buy them.
Really slick looking and good sound.
Some of the best bluetooth headphones i have owned. The plush covers around the ear speakers allow for a comfortable feel. Fantastic headphones if you wear glasses, i wear these phones for hours on end and don’t have to worry about my glasses moving. I would definitely recommend these headphones.
Had these for 3 weeks now they look great very comfortable to wear i love the finger control but most of all and most important of all is the sound and i can honestly say these are without doubt and by far the best i have ever heard i can’t fault them five star.
Best ear phones i used so far. In this price range the are totally above everybody else.
I read review give it one star, because the touch button not brilliant on volume and skiping tracks , valid point, but the bottom line i buy headphones for sound quality, and this is by far the best headphones i listen to, the build quality is fantastic, there feel nice and light on your head, the depth of sound and bass is out of this world, i know £300. 00 is a lot of money, but you only spend that money once.
Super comfortable, incredible sound.
Great item, use them every day. The fit is quite large on my head (i’m a 28yo female) so i only get the best sound if i’m physically holding them against my ears. But even when i don’t, they still sound great. Had a problem with one of the speakers, sent them back, and received a new pair with no quibbles, which was great.
Portable and tone quality is not bad.
This is the best heaphones i have ever used, wired or wireless. Sound quality is amazing, it looks beautiful, touch controls work well, build quality is excellent as you expect from b&o. I havent had any drop outs, connects instantly to my phone once i turn bluetooth on. I use a samsung, but on the iphone it shows you the battery bar of the headset on your phone which is a great feature from apple.
Tip===if you’re going to get these beauties and need a spare battery. Don’t get the b&o one which is a little expensive. It’s a standard size that can be purchased on amazon for a few pounds. As you can imagine for this price they’re beautifully packaged. You know you have a top end premium product in your hands just from the packaging. You knew they’d be a but, but are they simply stylishness over a solid pair of headphones?i have to admit that there is a little bias against b&o as they produce some products (such as their tvs) which strike me as a little overpriced. (although they are stylish)so i was expecting these to be rather pleasant looking but average sounding. I just thought i’d be honest sharing my expectations as you may also share the same ‘hesitations’.
I am no audiophile but i have heard numerous headphones. Its overy expensive for what it is. I liked it but then i sold it becuase much cheaper headphones are brilliant.
These h7 headphones are certainly well constructed and sound good, with an engaging, well balanced performance and an almost 3d spacial quality to good music sources. They are not kind to low quality sources where they can sound somewhat cold & clinical. There is a little bluetooth noise, but overall i found little of concern for their main intended use of private tv viewing. Initially they had significant delay (latency) which was all too obvious with dialogue, but the available 4. 2 software update sorted this out. I do however, find the fit a little odd. They feel weighty through the firmly padded headband and despite being soft to the touch, the ear pads are not particularly comfortable and give a slight clamped feeling – i am constantly aware that i am wearing the headphones. I confirmed this at an audio retailer’s headphone station where i found them less comfortable than equivalent bose/sony/sennheiser models. Just my experience – headphones are such a personal choice it might be worth trying before buying, especially if planning to use for extended listening or use on the move.