Bang & Olufsen brand subsidiary B&O Play has a new pair of wireless over-ear headphones Beoplay H4 as the latest entrant to its headphone lineup today. The H4s feature the same elegant design as both the H9s and H7s, with lambskin material wrapped over memory foam earpieces, affixed to a lightweight aluminum frame.
Unlike Beoplay’s other wireless models, the H4s use physical buttons to control playback and volume instead of using finicky touch interfaces. There’s no noise cancellation, like you’ll find in the $500 H9s, but for what its worth the company says the cushioned earpieces do a good job of drowning out ambient sound. B&O Play is claiming up to 19 hours of wireless listening for the H4s, which charge over a standard Micro USB port. And should the battery die, the H4s can be used as wired headphones through a 3.5mm jack.
The H4s hook up to the Beoplay mobile app through Bluetooth, which allows users to customize the sound through four different preset modes, Podcast, Clear, Workout and Commute, or alternatively they can fine-tune it themselves.
The Beoplay H4 costs $299, and is available from the B&O Play website and Bang & Olufsen stores starting today.