Gamers' B&O wireless headphones By Microsoft

Gamers' B&O wireless headphones By Microsoft

Microsoft has introduced a new Xbox accessory to elevate the audio enjoyment of its gamers, the Bang & Olufsen (B&O) Beoplay Portal wireless headphones.

The premimium device maker’s latest(new) headset is workable with Xbox Series X|S, Xbox One, PC(computer), and mobile devices. It is the first product in the Designed for Xbox Limited Series programme.

“Beoplay Portal is the perfect combination of technology, design and craftsmanship providing an immaculate audio experience for gaming and everyday activities,” Xbox said in a social media post post.

The headphone’s features include active noise-cancellation (ANC), virtualised surround sound through Dolby Atmos for Headphones, and a virtual boom arm with an array of directional, beamforming microphones, instead of a physical one.
The B&O audio app for iOS and Android enables users to fine-tune their audio experience by adjusting adaptive ANC, mic monitoring and tone, game and chat balance, and access to pre-set game modes such as RPG or FPS. The app also helps in updating the headset’s software.

The headset is in lesser weight , at 0.282kg, its ear design have built-in jaw support for greater sound isolation, and the aluminium earbuds feature capacitive touch controls for volume as well as, gaming and chating balance.

Gamers can connect Beoplay Portal to the compatible gaming consoles with lossless 2.4GHz Xbox Wireless connectivity built in, and to PC and mobile devices with Bluetooth 5.1 and aptX Adaptive. According to Microsoft, the headset takes about three hours to charge, and users can get up to 12 hours of battery life from it with Xbox Wireless, Bluetooth and ANC, and up to 24 hours with Bluetooth and ANC.

Beoplay Portal is the Danish company’s first foray into making a gaming-first audio device.

The B&O Beoplay Portal wireless headphones are made  in three colours -- Black Anthracite, Grey Mist, and Navy Brass, price is at $499 in chosen  markets worldwide, Microsoft addressed.

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