Introduced last year, the Beoplay Portal arrived as Bang & Olufsen’s first wireless gaming headphones. Coming from the Scandinavian audio masters, the most distinguishing feature of this headset is the lack of a boom arm, the tasks of which are handled by a virtual microphone array that uses four microphones and directional beamforming.
In addition to the above, the Bang & Olufsen Beoplay Portal also comes with adaptive ANC, virtual surround and Dolby Atmos for headphones, Beosonic Tuning customizable audio via the Bang & Olufsen app, as well as easy setup for Bluetooth connection to Android devices, iPhone handsets and iPad tablets. Naturally, Sony PlayStation and PCs are also supported. The Xbox version of the headset is a different product.
The $499 list price is now down to $290 for the Xbox version (42% off) and $299 for the PC/PlayStation model (40% off). Each of them is available in three color versions, namely Navy, Black Anthracite and Gray Mist.
The Amazon rating of the Beoplay portal is currently 4.1/5. This score comes after 417 reviews, of which 59% are perfect, followed by 15% 4/5 reviews and 12% 3-star ratings. The breakdown shows scores below 4 for gaming (3.4), battery life (3.8), and noise cancellation (3.9). However, the 4.4 for overall sound quality and 4.6 for comfort should be decisive.
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