Bang & Olufsen Beoplay H7 Over-Ear Wireless Headphones – – Five Stars

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.

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One Response to Bang & Olufsen Beoplay H7 Over-Ear Wireless Headphones – – Five Stars

  1. 4.0 out of 5 stars Great headphones! says:
    They’re stylish, the quality is great and they’re comfortable. Only problems i have is they seem to fit slightly loose, even at the smallest setting. Maybe i have a smaller head. But i’m 6ft 3 and don’t think i do. This means i’m unable to use them in the gym, as they slip off when lying back. They’re good for walking round though. The touch functions take some getting used to but are good. They don’t come with a real case which is a shame for the price point.
  2. Anonymous says:

    This review is from : Bang & Olufsen Beoplay H7 Over-Ear Wireless Headphones – Black

    They’re stylish, the quality is great and they’re comfortable. Only problems i have is they seem to fit slightly loose, even at the smallest setting. Maybe i have a smaller head. But i’m 6ft 3 and don’t think i do. This means i’m unable to use them in the gym, as they slip off when lying back. They’re good for walking round though. The touch functions take some getting used to but are good. They don’t come with a real case which is a shame for the price point.
    • 1.0 out of 5 stars One Star says:
      The bluetooth connection has stopped functioning after 4 months. Have no idea how to get this fixed.
      • Verified Purchase says:
        The bluetooth connection has stopped functioning after 4 months. Have no idea how to get this fixed.
  3. 4.0 out of 5 stars Good headphones says:

    This review is from : Bang & Olufsen Beoplay H7 Over-Ear Wireless Headphones – Black

    Solid overall craftsmanship & sound but crap bluetooth connection and internal technology sold my pair and upgraded to sony 1000xm and it’s the best brand of headphones i had in my opinion and was awarded hifi of the year.
  4. Verified Purchase says:

    This review is from : Bang & Olufsen Beoplay H7 Over-Ear Wireless Headphones – Black

    Solid overall craftsmanship & sound but crap bluetooth connection and internal technology sold my pair and upgraded to sony 1000xm and it’s the best brand of headphones i had in my opinion and was awarded hifi of the year.
  5. 2.0 out of 5 stars Great but volume feature not functioning. says:

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    Excellent design and comfortable, quality product. I love the touch control feature, but the volume touch function would not work properly for anyone. Replacement headphones were delivered next day, but had same issue. Hopefully this is only a bad batch and not the norm.
  6. Verified Purchase says:

    This review is from : Bang & Olufsen Beoplay H7 Over-Ear Wireless Headphones – Black

    Excellent design and comfortable, quality product. I love the touch control feature, but the volume touch function would not work properly for anyone. Replacement headphones were delivered next day, but had same issue. Hopefully this is only a bad batch and not the norm.
  7. 5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars says:

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    Good delivery and product is exvcellent. Great to get a prime day deal this good.
  8. Verified Purchase says:

    This review is from : Bang & Olufsen Beoplay H7 Over-Ear Wireless Headphones – Black

    Good delivery and product is exvcellent. Great to get a prime day deal this good.
  9. 1.0 out of 5 stars Absolute rubbish says:

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    For the price you pay you’d expect decent quality bluetooth headphones. Instead you get headphones that even at max volume you can clearly hear the traffic outside and everyone sneezing on the tube. The bluetooth connection isn’t any good either constantly have dips in quality and even going silent from time to time. Spend your money else on a different pair of headphones, i sent these back straight away and got a pair of v-moda crossfade wireless headphones. Far superior headphones and cost less than these overpriced paperweights.
  10. Verified Purchase says:

    This review is from : Bang & Olufsen Beoplay H7 Over-Ear Wireless Headphones – Black

    For the price you pay you’d expect decent quality bluetooth headphones. Instead you get headphones that even at max volume you can clearly hear the traffic outside and everyone sneezing on the tube. The bluetooth connection isn’t any good either constantly have dips in quality and even going silent from time to time. Spend your money else on a different pair of headphones, i sent these back straight away and got a pair of v-moda crossfade wireless headphones. Far superior headphones and cost less than these overpriced paperweights.
  11. 3.0 out of 5 stars Would be five stars, however the headphones did not ... says:

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    Would be five stars, however the headphones did not come with the headphone pouch as i have seen in other un-boxing, also the volume controls are not very responsive, you have to really press quite firmly for them to recognise the gestures. I am not sure if mine is fault or not.
    • Anonymous says:
      Would be five stars, however the headphones did not come with the headphone pouch as i have seen in other un-boxing, also the volume controls are not very responsive, you have to really press quite firmly for them to recognise the gestures. I am not sure if mine is fault or not.
      • 5.0 out of 5 stars Absolutely brilliant! Love the sound quality and the overall feel says:
        Love the sound quality and the overall feel. I use them pretty much daily for commuting, working and general listening around the house. Only issue is that they are a little loose, so i would recommend trying on first to make sure they fit.
  12. Verified Purchase says:

    This review is from : Bang & Olufsen Beoplay H7 Over-Ear Wireless Headphones – Black

    Love the sound quality and the overall feel. I use them pretty much daily for commuting, working and general listening around the house. Only issue is that they are a little loose, so i would recommend trying on first to make sure they fit.
  13. 3.0 out of 5 stars The package arrived in perfect condition, not a truly 2nd (hardware improved) generation product. says:

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    The package arrived on time and in perfect condition and so was the product box. However, i find it hard to believe that the headphones are 2nd gen for a number of reasons. (edited) b&o verified it as a 2nd gen h7 headphones, which (surprisingly) must be firmware updated as soon as you get them fully charged if you wish to be able to pair them with your mobile and use the beoplay app (at least for android, as i tested on my s7 edge). I find that ridiculous as (in most cases) a 2nd gen article should already be up-to-date with the latest firmware right out of the box. A second gen should be an improved generation comparing to the 1st gen, shouldn’t they?. No they are not: (edited 11th november 2016) amazon uk has baptised the 1st gen as 2nd gen and priced it more (on the 10th of november the price difference between 1st gen new h7s 287. 99 gbp, and the 2nd gen 357. 18 gbp was almost 70 pounds) without any hardware difference. Only difference was that the 2nd gen has no carrying case despite what amazon uk still claims in the product’s respective package description (as i can still see today november the 11th 2016 at 15:00). From b&o emails, both generations of h7 share same hardware and specs once both get all firmware updates (up till today the 11th of november 2016).
    • Verified Purchase says:
      The package arrived on time and in perfect condition and so was the product box. However, i find it hard to believe that the headphones are 2nd gen for a number of reasons. (edited) b&o verified it as a 2nd gen h7 headphones, which (surprisingly) must be firmware updated as soon as you get them fully charged if you wish to be able to pair them with your mobile and use the beoplay app (at least for android, as i tested on my s7 edge). I find that ridiculous as (in most cases) a 2nd gen article should already be up-to-date with the latest firmware right out of the box. A second gen should be an improved generation comparing to the 1st gen, shouldn’t they?. No they are not: (edited 11th november 2016) amazon uk has baptised the 1st gen as 2nd gen and priced it more (on the 10th of november the price difference between 1st gen new h7s 287. 99 gbp, and the 2nd gen 357. 18 gbp was almost 70 pounds) without any hardware difference. Only difference was that the 2nd gen has no carrying case despite what amazon uk still claims in the product’s respective package description (as i can still see today november the 11th 2016 at 15:00). From b&o emails, both generations of h7 share same hardware and specs once both get all firmware updates (up till today the 11th of november 2016).
      • 5.0 out of 5 stars Better than expected says:
        I don’t review many things but i felt compelled to review these for a couple of reasons. Firstly i found actually choosing a pair of headphones pretty difficult, after reading and re-reading all of the review sites as well as amazon i was just confused, so hopefully this will help others in a similar situation. And secondly because they turned out to be far better than expected. I’d been around john lewis trying them all out, all the popular options like your sennheiser, bose and (even) beats, and none really hit the spot. Of them though the sennheiser momentum 2 wireless came the closest but there was something about the design i just wasn’t keen on and the bass was a little light for my taste. I’d looked at some sony’s having previously had a pair, the sound quality was excellent but they were just too plasticky for the price, although from experience the build quality is very good despite the materials. My partner has a pair of b&w p5 which are extremely well built and possibly the most comfortable headphones i’ve worn, including the b&o’s, but i find the sound a bit flat so they were out of the running. Being relatively new and therefore lacking the number of reviews most of the others had gained i did what research i could but without a test run i decided to invest, i think brand nostalgia played a big part, remembering the many visits to the b&o shop as a kid with my dad and marvelling at the (sometimes unnecessary) tech and reading about the great lengths they went to to create it. It was a rose tinted purchase but when the box arrived i was suitably impressed with the packaging, the sort you’ve come to expect with a ‘premium’ product. Inside the item in question felt expensive, lots of metal and leather, and the movement and adjustment was very pleasing when moving and adjusting.
  14. Anonymous says:

    This review is from : Bang & Olufsen Beoplay H7 Over-Ear Wireless Headphones – Black

    I don’t review many things but i felt compelled to review these for a couple of reasons. Firstly i found actually choosing a pair of headphones pretty difficult, after reading and re-reading all of the review sites as well as amazon i was just confused, so hopefully this will help others in a similar situation. And secondly because they turned out to be far better than expected. I’d been around john lewis trying them all out, all the popular options like your sennheiser, bose and (even) beats, and none really hit the spot. Of them though the sennheiser momentum 2 wireless came the closest but there was something about the design i just wasn’t keen on and the bass was a little light for my taste. I’d looked at some sony’s having previously had a pair, the sound quality was excellent but they were just too plasticky for the price, although from experience the build quality is very good despite the materials. My partner has a pair of b&w p5 which are extremely well built and possibly the most comfortable headphones i’ve worn, including the b&o’s, but i find the sound a bit flat so they were out of the running. Being relatively new and therefore lacking the number of reviews most of the others had gained i did what research i could but without a test run i decided to invest, i think brand nostalgia played a big part, remembering the many visits to the b&o shop as a kid with my dad and marvelling at the (sometimes unnecessary) tech and reading about the great lengths they went to to create it. It was a rose tinted purchase but when the box arrived i was suitably impressed with the packaging, the sort you’ve come to expect with a ‘premium’ product. Inside the item in question felt expensive, lots of metal and leather, and the movement and adjustment was very pleasing when moving and adjusting.
  15. 4.0 out of 5 stars Good Headphones, Interface could be better... says:

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    I have used them wireless only with a samsung galaxy s7, asus transformer prime (tf201) (running custom rom) and amazon firetv. Good sound range on a variety of music types and good clear sound from films/series on firetv. I have had no connectively issues on all the devices i have tried. I would echo what others have mentioned the volume control “gesture” on the headphones is difficult to master. More often than not you find yourself pausing the music/video rather than changing the volume.
    • Verified Purchase says:
      I have used them wireless only with a samsung galaxy s7, asus transformer prime (tf201) (running custom rom) and amazon firetv. Good sound range on a variety of music types and good clear sound from films/series on firetv. I have had no connectively issues on all the devices i have tried. I would echo what others have mentioned the volume control “gesture” on the headphones is difficult to master. More often than not you find yourself pausing the music/video rather than changing the volume.
  16. 5.0 out of 5 stars Great sound and comfort says:

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    The sound quality of these headphones is amazing – so much better than i expected from a bluetooth set. I’m not sure if it’s just me getting used to them, or if they need a little time to wear in, but i think they sound even better now than when i first got them. They are really comfortable too, nicely padded so you can wear them for long periods without any aches or pains (the only time they have been uncomfortable is sometimes when i’ve had glasses on too, and have been wearing both together for a prolonged time). The touch controls are really easy and quick to get used to. And if you were going to give them as a gift, the packaging is gorgeous too.
  17. What's this? says:

    This review is from : Bang & Olufsen Beoplay H7 Over-Ear Wireless Headphones – Black

    The sound quality of these headphones is amazing – so much better than i expected from a bluetooth set. I’m not sure if it’s just me getting used to them, or if they need a little time to wear in, but i think they sound even better now than when i first got them. They are really comfortable too, nicely padded so you can wear them for long periods without any aches or pains (the only time they have been uncomfortable is sometimes when i’ve had glasses on too, and have been wearing both together for a prolonged time). The touch controls are really easy and quick to get used to. And if you were going to give them as a gift, the packaging is gorgeous too.
    • Anonymous says:
      These are one of the hardest things i have ever had to review, mainly because there is one heck of an elephant in the room, namely that price tag. Speaking as someone who has been known to use headphones from poundland without complaint, i might not be the best person to give an opinion. I’ll start at the beginning and say that the packaging for these headphones is the sort of premium level you would expect to come with the price. I was reminded of apple’s products. The big draw on these is the fact that they are wireless. I had been exercising and using my mobile phone to listen to music. A few times i had problems with headphone cords (either getting tangled in equipment or snagged on clothing) so i liked the idea of not having to worry about pesky cables any more. Connecting to my (android) phone via bluetooth was simplicity itself and in no time i was happily listening to music. But how did it sound?pretty fantastic actually. As i noted earlier i have been known to use £1 headphones in a pinch.
      • 4.0 out of 5 stars Pricey but good says:
        These are one of the hardest things i have ever had to review, mainly because there is one heck of an elephant in the room, namely that price tag. Speaking as someone who has been known to use headphones from poundland without complaint, i might not be the best person to give an opinion. I’ll start at the beginning and say that the packaging for these headphones is the sort of premium level you would expect to come with the price. I was reminded of apple’s products. The big draw on these is the fact that they are wireless. I had been exercising and using my mobile phone to listen to music. A few times i had problems with headphone cords (either getting tangled in equipment or snagged on clothing) so i liked the idea of not having to worry about pesky cables any more. Connecting to my (android) phone via bluetooth was simplicity itself and in no time i was happily listening to music. But how did it sound?pretty fantastic actually. As i noted earlier i have been known to use £1 headphones in a pinch.
  18. 4.0 out of 5 stars I've never owned headphones like the B&O play says:
    My experience with bluetooth headphones before this pair has been mixed. I’ve owned pairs that lose connection if i put them in the wrong pocket, or if i’m holding something heavy – seemingly that’s enough to interfere with the signal. Suffice to say, i’ve never owned headphones like the b&o play. Design and build quality:==================these headphones are definitely in the full size over-ear category but they have a professional, understated look that stops them from being too ostentatious. The generously padded earcups pivot on precisely machined aluminium hinges. The outward faces of each earcup are metal as well, with the b&o logo etched on each. The headband is a luxurious leather that i expect will age well. The earcups tilt so the headphones can be stored flat, but they do not fold. Something to bear in mind if you intend to travel with them. They are well packaged and come with a soft protective bag.
  19. What's this? says:

    This review is from : Bang & Olufsen Beoplay H7 Over-Ear Wireless Headphones – Black

    My experience with bluetooth headphones before this pair has been mixed. I’ve owned pairs that lose connection if i put them in the wrong pocket, or if i’m holding something heavy – seemingly that’s enough to interfere with the signal. Suffice to say, i’ve never owned headphones like the b&o play. Design and build quality:==================these headphones are definitely in the full size over-ear category but they have a professional, understated look that stops them from being too ostentatious. The generously padded earcups pivot on precisely machined aluminium hinges. The outward faces of each earcup are metal as well, with the b&o logo etched on each. The headband is a luxurious leather that i expect will age well. The earcups tilt so the headphones can be stored flat, but they do not fold. Something to bear in mind if you intend to travel with them. They are well packaged and come with a soft protective bag.
  20. Anonymous says:

    This review is from : Bang & Olufsen Beoplay H7 Over-Ear Wireless Headphones – Black

    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.
  21. 5.0 out of 5 stars a beautifully crafted premium grade pair of headphones says:

    This review is from : Bang & Olufsen Beoplay H7 Over-Ear Wireless Headphones – Black

    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.
  22. 5.0 out of 5 stars The sound is fantastic, the build quality excellent says:

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    The sound is fantastic, the build quality excellent and they look good to boot, fashioned from high quality materials. They connect through bluetooth no problems, and i find them very comfortable to wear- i on the whole prefer over-ear phones. To be honest, you can forget you’re wearing them. Recharge is quick and you get a good 20 hours listening and the touch controls are easy to manipulate- the volume control in particular is positive and not too sensitive. On the whole very difficult to find a fault with, which is typical of b&o. If you are looking for high quality headphones in this upper end of the market, you can’t really go wrong with these.
    • What's this? says:
      The sound is fantastic, the build quality excellent and they look good to boot, fashioned from high quality materials. They connect through bluetooth no problems, and i find them very comfortable to wear- i on the whole prefer over-ear phones. To be honest, you can forget you’re wearing them. Recharge is quick and you get a good 20 hours listening and the touch controls are easy to manipulate- the volume control in particular is positive and not too sensitive. On the whole very difficult to find a fault with, which is typical of b&o. If you are looking for high quality headphones in this upper end of the market, you can’t really go wrong with these.
  23. Anonymous says:

    This review is from : Bang & Olufsen Beoplay H7 Over-Ear Wireless Headphones – Black

    Boy, these are lovely headphones. They have a leather headband, lambskin earcups and aluminium backs on the speaker units. There’s memory foam inside the lambskin earcups, making them as soft and supple as you could possibly want. The inside of the headband, which is made of stiff little foam blocks, is a bit too hard for my liking – i’d have preferred something a bit softer pushing down on my head. They’re not uncomfortable, but my ideal is headphones that you completely forget you’re wearing, and these ones don’t quite achieve that. They’re neither heavy nor light at 280 grammes (that’s twice the weight of my bose quietcomfort headphones, but then the bose headphones are very light indeed, and are made of plastic, not leather and aluminium). If you’re not moving around you hardly notice the b&o play headphones, but if you’re moving around a lot the mass of the headphones gives them sufficient inertia that you become aware of them. I wear glasses; the earcups fit snugly over my ears and the legs of my glasses, almost completely blocking out external sounds. I can’t remove my glasses without first taking off the headphones. You can use these headphones wired or wireless, using bluetooth.
  24. 5.0 out of 5 stars Civilised headphones says:

    This review is from : Bang & Olufsen Beoplay H7 Over-Ear Wireless Headphones – Black

    Boy, these are lovely headphones. They have a leather headband, lambskin earcups and aluminium backs on the speaker units. There’s memory foam inside the lambskin earcups, making them as soft and supple as you could possibly want. The inside of the headband, which is made of stiff little foam blocks, is a bit too hard for my liking – i’d have preferred something a bit softer pushing down on my head. They’re not uncomfortable, but my ideal is headphones that you completely forget you’re wearing, and these ones don’t quite achieve that. They’re neither heavy nor light at 280 grammes (that’s twice the weight of my bose quietcomfort headphones, but then the bose headphones are very light indeed, and are made of plastic, not leather and aluminium). If you’re not moving around you hardly notice the b&o play headphones, but if you’re moving around a lot the mass of the headphones gives them sufficient inertia that you become aware of them. I wear glasses; the earcups fit snugly over my ears and the legs of my glasses, almost completely blocking out external sounds. I can’t remove my glasses without first taking off the headphones. You can use these headphones wired or wireless, using bluetooth.
    • Anonymous says:
      I much prefer headphones that sit around your ears to those which press onto them, and cordless headphones are much easier to use while working. For the past few years, i have been on a quest to find the best cordless around-ear solution, and the sad truth is that there aren’t many out there. If you want hi-fi products, sennheiser’s kleer-based ‘phones are excellent, but they use their own wireless solution, not bluetooth. There are very few bluetooth-based around-ear headphones on the market, presumably because around-ear ‘phones tend to be larger and aimed at use in the home, rather than the portable market addressed by bluetooth products. I initially tried a set of harman kardon headphones, but they were dreadful – far too heavy for extended wear, uncomfortable and with poor bluetooth performance (the signal kept dropping out even when sat a couple of feet from the transmitting device). Bose are one of the few other manufacturers who make an around-ear bluetooth solution, and i’ve been very happily using their aew2 for a couple of years now; they are extremely light and comfortable, and the sound quality is more than acceptable. The drawbacks are that they feel quite cheap (which they aren’t) and the battery life is quite poor at around 7 hours. The newer soundlink model looks better and has improved battery life, but is pretty similar in terms of sound and comfort – in addition, neither of the bose models use the aptx codec, which gives better sound quality. So i was very keen to try the h7s, which seemed to cover the areas the bose miss – 20 hour battery life and the aptx codec. First impressions on getting them out of the box are very good – they feel like a high quality product, with aluminium and leather construction.
  25. 5.0 out of 5 stars Bose is finally beaten says:

    This review is from : Bang & Olufsen Beoplay H7 Over-Ear Wireless Headphones – Black

    I much prefer headphones that sit around your ears to those which press onto them, and cordless headphones are much easier to use while working. For the past few years, i have been on a quest to find the best cordless around-ear solution, and the sad truth is that there aren’t many out there. If you want hi-fi products, sennheiser’s kleer-based ‘phones are excellent, but they use their own wireless solution, not bluetooth. There are very few bluetooth-based around-ear headphones on the market, presumably because around-ear ‘phones tend to be larger and aimed at use in the home, rather than the portable market addressed by bluetooth products. I initially tried a set of harman kardon headphones, but they were dreadful – far too heavy for extended wear, uncomfortable and with poor bluetooth performance (the signal kept dropping out even when sat a couple of feet from the transmitting device). Bose are one of the few other manufacturers who make an around-ear bluetooth solution, and i’ve been very happily using their aew2 for a couple of years now; they are extremely light and comfortable, and the sound quality is more than acceptable. The drawbacks are that they feel quite cheap (which they aren’t) and the battery life is quite poor at around 7 hours. The newer soundlink model looks better and has improved battery life, but is pretty similar in terms of sound and comfort – in addition, neither of the bose models use the aptx codec, which gives better sound quality. So i was very keen to try the h7s, which seemed to cover the areas the bose miss – 20 hour battery life and the aptx codec. First impressions on getting them out of the box are very good – they feel like a high quality product, with aluminium and leather construction.

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