One of the most important elements of games is sound.
Powerful sound effects and music that enhances a scene add to the fun of the game, and in FPS games, sound plays an important role in determining who wins the game by hearing footsteps and other sounds.
However, no matter how careful the game is in outputting sound, if there is no device capable of reproducing the sound, the sound will lose half its appeal.
In many cases, it is difficult to play loud sound from speakers in residential environments, so high-quality gaming headphones and headsets are popular, and various manufacturers offer a wide range of items.
Among the many well-known audio manufacturers, the Danish high-end audio brand "Bang & Ol ufsen" is now offering a new gaming headset!
Bang & Olufsen has announced the "Beoplay Portal" headphones, which can be seamlessly connected to the Xbox!
Headphones designed in collaboration with Xbox
Bang & Olufsen " Beoplay Portal " is a high performance gaming headphone designed as an accessory for the Xbox Limited Series and designed for gaming.
The headphones feature Dolby Atmos for Headphones for enveloping sound, a clear microphone, a lightweight design weighing only 282g, and active noise cancellation.
The dedicated app allows you to set the equalization from presets and fine-tune it to your liking, so you can say that everything you need in a wireless headphone is possible.
The battery lasts up to 24 hours, so there is almost no need to worry about it running out of power, but since a wired connection is also possible, you can rest assured that it will last even when the battery runs out.
The wireless connection method is 2 .4GHz lossless wireless and Bluetooth 5.1, so it would be difficult to find a device that cannot be connected.
It may not sound much different from other high-performance headphones, but the greatest feature of the Beoplay Portal is its seamless connection to the Xbox!
As mentioned above, Beoplay Portal is a set of headphones designed as an accessory for the Xbox Limited Series.
Therefore, the design is perfect for use with the Xbox Series S|X, of course, but that's not all.
When used with the Xbox Series S|X and Xbox One, it can connect directly using a 2.4GHz lossless wireless connection!
Most game consoles, including Xbox, do not support stand-alone wireless connectivity and require a separate adapter to make a wireless connection or a wired connection.
The "Beoplay Portal", with its stand-alone 2.4GHz lossless wireless connection, will be an essential item for Xbox users to enjoy low latency and high quality sound.
It will be available in three colors at the end of April!
Beoplay Portal" will be available in three colors: "Black Anthracite," "Grey Mist," and "Navy. The price is 59,900 yen (tax included).
Bang & Olufsen's official Rakuten Online Store is currently accepting pre-orders for "Black Anthracite," scheduled to ship on or after April 28, 2021 (Wednesday ).
Grey Mist" will be available in May 2021, and "Navy" will be available in early June 2021.
The "Grey Mist" will be available at general consumer electronics stores from July 2021 onward.
The "Beoplay Portal" has a cool design that matches the Xbox, but is also designed for everyday use.
Many gaming headsets are dedicated to gaming, but the Beoplay Portal can be used for both daily use and gaming in a single headset, so it is not an expensive proposition.
Bring the best of Bang & Olufsen sound into your gaming and Xbox life!
For more information, please visit the "Beoplay Portal" product page on the official Bang & Olufsen website!
|Beoplay Portal" Specifications|
|Frequency Range||20-22,000 Hz|
|Advanced Acoustic Technology|| Adaptive ANC
Dolby Atmos for Headphones
|Driver Type||40 mm diameter electrodynamic driver with neodymium magnet|
|Driver Sensitivity||95 dB @ 1kHz / 1mW|
|Impedance||24 ohms ±15|
|Customizable Sound EQ||Presets and customizable equalizers available in the Bang & Olufsen App|
|Designer|| Jakob Wagner
Bang & Olufsen Design Team
|Wearing Type|| Aluminum
|Size (W x H x D)||167.3 x 178.7 x 92.6 mm|
|Battery life up to 12 hours (with Xbox Wireless, Bluetooth and ANC)|| Up to 12 hours (with Xbox Wireless, Bluetooth and ANC)
Up to 24 hours (with Bluetooth and ANC)
|Charging time||Approx. 2 hours|
|Battery capacity|| Lithium-ion battery
|Wireless connection|| Bluetooth 5.1
|Sound codecs||SBC, AAC, aptX™ Adaptive|
|Pairing Authentication|| Google Fast Pair
Made for iPhone (MFi)
Microsoft Swift Pair
|Microphones|| 4 MEMS microphones for voice (2 shared with ANC function)
4 MEMS microphones dedicated to ANC function (2 on each ear cup)
Virtual boom arm for clear conversations
|Inputs and Outputs|| Audio cable with 3.5 mm mini-jack for wired connection (1.25 m)
USB-A to USB-C cable for charging (1.8 m)
|Controls on the main unit|| Right button: On/Off/Bluetooth pairing
Left button: Xbox Connect/Unconnect
Right slider: Volume Up/Down
Left slider: ANC/Transparent mode or Own Voice
Touch Interface: Play/Pause or
|Multipoint||Simultaneous connection with two devices|