Bang & Olufsen’s new HX headphones offer 35 hours of battery life for $499

The Beoplay HX headphones. | Image: Bang and Olufsen

Bang & Olufsen’s latest pair of headphones are the Beoplay HX. They’re over-ear, noise canceling, and offer up to a truly impressive 35 hours of battery life. The headphones launch in black today for $499 (£499 / €499), but there’s a white model coming at the end of April, to be followed by a white and brown version in May.

At $499, the Beoplay HX are among the more expensive wireless noise-canceling headphones available. But this isn’t unfamiliar territory for Bang & Olufsen: the previous Beoplay H9 headphones cost exactly the same — and this is the company that also sells an $800 pair of Bluetooth headphones.

Thirty-five hours of battery life beats pretty much all competitors (and it rises up to 40 hours if you turn ANC off). The…

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