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Bang & Olufsen Beoplay H9i

Bang & Olufsen Beoplay H9i
alaScore 89

27 reviews

May, 2021

alaTest has collected and analyzed 27 reviews of Bang & Olufsen Beoplay H9i. The average rating for this product is 4.7/5, compared to an average rating of 4.0/5 for other Headphones for all reviews. Comments about the comfort and noise isolation are generally positive. The durability and design also get good feedback, whereas the reliability and price get negative opinions. Reviews about the bass quality and portability are mixed.

sound, design, durability, noise isolation, comfort

price, reliability

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Headphones the Bang & Olufsen Beoplay H9i is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 89/100 = Very good quality.

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B&O Beoplay H8i and H9i headphones review: Diminishing returns


While the B&O Play H8i on-ear headphones sound good and have impressive battery life, they could be even better with a few more notches of volume.

Premium materials ; Touch controls ; Lightweight and decently comfortable ; Crisp and clear audio ; USB-C charging

Expensive compared to the competition ; Touch controls present a learning curve ; Companion app offers minimal audio controls

B&O continues its run of well-designed headphones with the H8i and H9i, and for the most part, the audio is up to par. The volume issue with the H8i is a big sticking point for me, especially when you consider how steep the investment is there. The H9i...

Apr, 2018

Expert review by : Tim Gideon (

B&O Play Beoplay H9i


The handsome B&O Play Beoplay H9i headphones offer excellent audio quality in a luxurious design, but you can get better noise cancellation for less.

Rich bass depth matched with detailed highs. Adjustable EQ in app. Luxurious materials and lovely design. Can be used in passive, wired mode.

Expensive. Noise cancellation affects audio playback and adds hiss.

From an audio standpoint, the Beoplay H9i headphones are terrific, if a bit pricey. From a noise cancellation standpoint, they're not up to par with Bose, which sells the Bose QuietComfort 35 II for $150 less. So if you're looking for the best active...

Mar, 2018

Expert review by : Jean-Simon Bonneterre (

B&O PLAY Beoplay H9i Wireless Review


The B&O PLAY H9i are decent noise cancelling over-ear headphones that can be used for a variety of daily use cases. They have an exciting V-shaped sound profile,...

Great design and build quality.;Comfortable fit.;Good battery life.

Worse ANC than comparable headphones.;May be too bass-heavy for some.

May, 2019

Expert review by : Theo Nicolakis (

Bang & Olufsen Beoplay H9i review: Gorgeous headphones with great active noise cancellation


B&O's H9i headphones hit a high note with excellent active noise cancellation, premium build quality, and superb sound.

Beautiful design and premium build quality ; Excellent active noise cancellation and outstanding transparency mode performance ; High-end audio performance

Gesture pad can be finicky on rare occasions ; Can become uncomfortable after long listening sessions ; No support for aptX, aptX HD, or LDAC

B&O’s Beoplay H9i headphones hit a high note, with superb sound, premium build quality, and excellent ANC performance that falls just short of the reigning champs from Sony and Bose.

Expert review by : Mike Mettler (

Seen at CES: Bang & Olufsen Beoplay H9i and H8i Over-Ear Headphones (Plus Google Assistant & Apple AirPlay 2 Updates) - Hi Res Audio Central


Story by Brendan Hesse, via our partner site, Digital Trends / Bang and Olufsen joined the chorus of companies making big announcements at CES 2018. The audio manufacturer detailed several upcoming headphone models, as well as teased future updates...

Jan, 2018

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B&O Beoplay H9i


B&O Beoplay H9i review: the most gorgeous wireless headphones you can buy. They're expensive, but they're worth every penn

Gorgeous looks ; Excellent build quality ; Sounds great ; Proximity sensors work ; Removable battery

Touch controls can be fiddly ; Optional app is buggy ; Expensive

The most gorgeous wireless headphones you can buy.

Aug, 2018

Expert review by : Alfred Siew (

Goondu review: B&O Play Beoplay H9i sounds refined, has excellent noise cancellation February 8th, 2018 | by Alfred Siew Audio-visual 6


The Beoplay H9i pleasantly surprises with a neutral, transparent sound that handles a wide variety of material extremely well.

Feb, 2018

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well worth getting


I loved these the minute I saw them. The quality is as pictured and the sound is pure perfection. The only disappointment of these is the over head piece does not adjust small enough, as they slipped forward when I bent my head forward.

Oct, 2019

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Great Sound


It was a hard choice between the Bang & Olufsen and Bose the deciding factor for me if I'm paying this sort of money for wireless headphones then the material used should be of high quality and not plastic.I to go for the Bang & Olufsen and I'm glad I...

Sep, 2019

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Bang & Olufsen Beoplay H9I


I purchased these in January 2019 for $799 at JB Hi Fi and at first ran into a few issues with quality but had them replaced under warranty in February 2019. Ever since then I've absolutely loved them.

Aug, 2019

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