While they offer a “sophisticated aesthetic and can be used in any situation,” they also offer easy access to gaming features like customized game/chat balance, mute, and volume on the headset itself or from the Bang & Olufsen audio app.
They are made to easily connect to your Xbox Series X/S or Xbox One with lossless 2.4HGz Xbox Wireless connectivity, but they also are compatible with gaming PCs and mobile devices with Bluetooth 5.1 and aptX Adaptive.
Charging only takes 3 hours, and the Beoplay Portal offers “12 hours of battery life when using Xbox Wireless, Bluetooth and active noise-cancellation, and 24 hours when only using Bluetooth and active-noise cancellation.”Its virtual boom arm provides “reliable microphone performance without the intrusive design of a physical boom arm” that can amplify your voice while cancelling out background noise.
The previously mentioned Bang & Olufsen app is available on iOS and Android phones and allows for user to “quickly swap between pre-set game modes, like RPG or FPS, adjust adaptive active noise-cancellation, mic monitoring, mic tone and game/chat balance.”
As far as design goes, the Beoplay Portal “combines Scandinavian design values with the world of gaming.” Designed by Jakob Wagner in partnership with Bang & Olufsen’s design team, these over-ear headphones feature lambskin ear cushions for great sound isolation and fully immersive audio.
They also have calfskin leather on the exterior headband with bamboo fiber textile on the inside band, and the cushions on the top of the headband help prevent fatigue and head pain from long-use.These more expensive headphones give Xbox fans a new option to go alongside the more affordable Xbox Wireless Headset that was revealed earlier this month.
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