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Bang and Olufsen BeoPlay H7: One sweet but pricey Bluetooth headphoneAlthough it carries a lofty list price of $450, B&O's first over-ear Bluetooth headphone is quite nice -- and sounds quite good, too.
For those of you in the market for a premium, full-size, wireless bluetooth headphone, this is Bang & Olufsen's BeoPlay H7, which carries a list price of $450. But can and we had online for 400. It's a swanky headphone. There's no doubt about that. It's headband is crafted out of anodized aluminum and plush memory foam earmuffs are covered with lambskin leather and I found it very comfortable but your ears will get steamy wearing it on hot days. B&O makes an on your [UNKNOWN] model, the H8, which adds active noise cancelling, a feature this model leaves off, however, it does have similar touch controls to the H8. They're on the ear cup and they allow you to advance tracks forward and back with a swipe. As well as adjust volume and answer calls. I like the sound of the headphone, it's overall well balanced with tight bass and good clarity and is pretty open for a closed back headphone. The only issue I detected was a little peak in the high end that created some sibilance at certain frequencies. There's just a little too much sizzle from the hi-hat cymbals in some tracks. But apart from that, it's an excellent wireless headphone. It's very comfortable, and offers good battery life at around 20 hours. It can also be used as a wired headphone with the included cord. That's the [UNKNOWN] 87 in a nutshell. It's definitely worth checking out if you can afford it. I'm David [UNKNOWN], thanks for watching. [BLANK_AUDIO]