The Beoplay Portal was developed as part of the ‘Designed for Xbox’ program and seamlessly connects to Xbox Series X | S and Xbox One consoles via the Xbox Wireless protocol. This makes a low-latency connection possible. The headphones are also suitable for connecting to a computer or mobile devices via Bluetooth 5.1, aptX Adaptive and USB-C.
The Beoplay Portal features two custom-designed 40mm ear cups with neodymium magnets. With Dolby Atmos for headphones, the Beoplay Portal also provides virtualized ambient sound and creates layers of depth and texture in the sound of games, movies and music. The headphones feature a new generation of Adaptive Active Noise Cancellation technology. Using a combination of feed-forward ANC and feed-back ANC, Beoplay Portal allows users to listen to music or play games in a loud environment. In addition, the addition of Own Voice allows you to hear your own voice while being isolated from their surroundings.
The wireless headphones were designed by Jakob Wagner in collaboration with Bang & Olufsen’s design team. The Beoplay Portal is available in three colors: Black Anthracite, Gray Mist, and Navy. The ear cups feature touch-sensitive aluminum discs. The jaw-supporting ear pads are made of memory foam wrapped in lamb leather. There is a subtle protrusion on the back of each pillow that conforms to the shape of the user’s head, improving comfort and eliminating sound leakage. The inner headband features additional padding designed to relieve pressure on the top of the head. This filling is covered with bamboo fiber textile, chosen for its durability and breathability. With a weight of 282 grams, Beoplay Portal headphones are among the lightest in the wireless category.
The Beoplay Portal also features a new virtual microphone arm. Using Directional Beamforming technology, a range of microphones help to isolate and amplify your voice, while eliminating background noise. The headphones feature a new user interface consisting of finely tuned touch controls built into the side of the earcups. With several simple gestures you can increase and decrease the volume, adjust the ANC and transparency mode, and control the music and phone calls.
The headphones will be available worldwide from April 29 for a price of 499 euros.