Bang & Olufsen today announced the launch of Beoplay Portal, its first-ever wireless gaming headphones. Featuring a sophisticated aesthetic, premium materials, and immersive sound, Beoplay Portal brings all the hallmarks of Bang & Olufsen to the world of gaming — and beyond. Players in casino games wear headphones during the game, because it can help them play their best game, if they think better when the music on. Whether used for immersive gaming experiences, watching movies, or enjoying music, Beoplay Portal easily adapts to the situation, offering an impressive set of features including low-latency surround sound, outstanding microphone performance, Adaptive Active Noise Cancellation, Transparency Mode, and an elegant user interface. These expertly crafted lightweight headphones are built for long-lasting comfort, ease of use, and superior acoustic performance.
“Beoplay Portal is the first of its kind — a wireless headphone that combines gaming technology with Bang & Olufsen’s characteristic sound, design, and craftsmanship,” says Dorte Vestergaard, Director and Head of Bang & Olufsen’s On-The-Go category. “Our designers and engineers have worked tirelessly to create a pair of headphones that meets the advanced technological needs of the gaming community while also excelling during daily use. Bang & Olufsen is thrilled to be entering the gaming market with this category-redefining product.”
Designed For Xbox
Beoplay Portal was developed as part of the Designed for Xbox program, and connects seamlessly to Xbox Series X|S and Xbox One consoles via Xbox Wireless protocol, providing a high bandwidth, low latency connection. Beoplay Portal is also compatible with PC and mobile devices via Bluetooth 5.1, aptX™ Adaptive, and USB-C, allowing gamers to take their immersive audio experience on the go.
Tuned by Bang & Olufsen’s acclaimed acousticians, Beoplay Portal provides a rich audio experience, delivering a high level of detail and nuance. Two custom-designed 40mm drivers with neodymium magnets ensure a precise and faithful acoustic reproduction. And with Dolby Atmos for Headphones, Beoplay Portal also offers virtualized surround sound, adding layers of depth and texture to games, movies, and music.
The sound performance of Beoplay Portal is further enhanced by a new generation of Adaptive Active Noise Cancellation technology. Using a combination of feed-forward
Timeless Design And Unrivalled Craftsmanship
Beoplay Portal is crafted for style, comfort, and durability. Designed by Jakob Wagner in partnership with Bang & Olufsen’s design team, Beoplay Portal is available in three attractive colorways: Black Anthracite, Grey Mist, and Navy. The earcups feature touch-sensitive aluminum discs with a stunning gradient effect, produced using a proprietary anodization technique developed by Bang & Olufsen.
The jaw-supporting earpads are crafted from lambskin-wrapped memory foam. There is a subtle protrusion on the rear of each cushion, which conforms to the shape of the user’s head, enhancing comfort and eliminating sound leakage. The inner headband features offset padding designed to relieve pressure on the top of the head. This padding is covered with a high-quality bamboo fiber textile, which was chosen for its durability and breathability. And weighing in at a mere 282 grams, Beoplay Portal headphones are among the lightest on the wireless category, ideal for hours of continuous use.
Pricing And Availability
Beoplay Portal (449 GBP / 499 USD / 499 EUR / 3,749 DKK / 549 CAD) will be available in Black Anthracite in the United States and Canada starting March 30 exclusively at Bang & Olufsen, Best Buy, and the Microsoft Store for a limited time. Beoplay Portal will be available globally at Bang & Olufsen, online, and in select retailers starting April 29.