Thursday, April 15, 2021

Introducing the Bang & Olufsen Beoplay Portal Headphones Designed for the Xbox Limited Series

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At Xbox, we believe providing choice for our players is essential to delivering quality gaming experiences across all of our products and services. We know how important immersive audio is in keeping you connected and being connected is more important than ever. Whether you’re playing with your friends around the world, listening to your favorite music, talking on a conference call for work, or saturating the latest shows, audio plays a vital role in your everyday experiences. . While we currently offer a wide range of first and third party helmets for all types of gamers, including the new Xbox Wireless Headset, we see an opportunity to deliver even more experiences through the Designed for Xbox program.

Today we are delighted to present to you the Bang & Olufsen Beoplay Portal Wireless Headphones for Xbox. Beoplay Portal is the perfect combination of technology, design and craftsmanship providing a pristine audio experience for games and everyday activities. This is the first product in the Designed for Xbox Limited Series program, intended to deliver premium, tailored experiences to our Xbox fans.

Bang & Olufsen Beoplay Portal Wireless Headphones for Xbox are available in Charcoal black, Gray mist, and Marine brass and can be pre-ordered today in select markets.

Designed for play, designed for life.

Beoplay Portal has a sophisticated aesthetic and can be used in any situation, while providing easy access to dedicated gaming features. Customize game / chat balance, mute and volume directly on the headset itself or from the Bang & Olufsen audio app. You can easily connect to your Xbox Series X | S or Xbox One with built-in Xbox lossless 2.4GHz wireless connectivity. Beoplay Portal is also compatible with PCs and mobile devices with Bluetooth 5.1 and adaptive aptX, allowing you to take immersive sound on the go. Loading is fast and gets you back into the game within 3 hours. Beoplay Portal offers 12 hours of battery life when using Xbox Wireless, Bluetooth and active noise cancellation, and 24 hours when using only Bluetooth and active noise cancellation.

Bang & Olufsen Beoplay Portal Helmet

With the introduction of a virtual boom arm, Beoplay Portal delivers reliable microphone performance without the intrusive design of a physical boom arm. A range of directional beamforming microphones isolate and amplify your voice while canceling background noise for crystal-clear conversations. The modern design of the virtual boom arm with Bluetooth 5.1 makes this headset perfect for listening to music or taking calls on the go.

Players who purchase Beoplay Portal can use the Bang & Olufsen audio app, available on iOS or Android, to fine tune their audio experience. The app allows users to quickly switch between preset game modes, such as RPG or FPS, adjust adaptive active noise cancellation, mic monitoring, mic tone, and game / chat balance. You can also customize your own personal audio mix by balancing the audio tones between bright, relaxed, energetic and warm, and many other options for a personalized audio experience. With Bluetooth, the app will automatically adapt to preset entertainment and travel modes. The app also ensures that you have the latest software for your headphones and that updating is quick and easy.

Sleek and sophisticated design for gamers.

Beoplay Portal combines Scandinavian design values ​​with the gaming world. Designed by Jakob Wagner in partnership with the Bang & Olufsen design team, the contemporary design aesthetic can be seen in features such as gradient anodizing on aluminum headphones, unparalleled craftsmanship and quality materials. Lambskin ear pads with integrated jaw support provide excellent sound insulation and fully immersive sound. Chosen for durability and breathability, the Beoplay Portal features calfskin on the outer headband with bamboo fiber textile on the inner band, and the cushions on the top of the headband relieve any sort of fatigue you might feel in the process. long term. The headset is extremely light at just 9.9 ounces (282 grams), making it ideal for gaming and travel.

The headphones have capacitive touch controls for easy access to volume and game / chat balance. Slide your finger up or down on the back of the headset to adjust volume on the right and game / chat balance on the left. A quick double tap mutes your microphone, and another brings you back to chat. When using Bluetooth, a quick tweak in the app allows the left atrium to control ANC and balance with its own voice.

Bang & Olufsen’s renowned sound is making its way into games.

Bang & Olufsen are world leaders in sound and design and now bring their legendary audio expertise to Xbox with the Beoplay Portal headphones. Based in Denmark, they have been developing audio solutions for over 95 years and continuously raising the bar for audio innovation in several categories. While many are familiar with Bang & Olufsen sound quality from their world-famous speakers, headphones or televisions, this is the first time they have set out to create an audio device dedicated to gaming.

Bang & Olufsen Beoplay Portal Helmet

Beoplay Portal has been tuned by renowned acousticians for the most immersive and precise game sound. Experience your favorite games like never before with its captivating, sensory audio and listen to the most subtle sounds you never even knew existed. Beoplay Portal comes with a pre-activated Dolby Atmos for Headphones service and is compatible with Xbox Series X | S, Xbox One, PC and mobile devices.

Designed for the Xbox Limited Series

Bang & Olufsen Beoplay Portal is the first product designed for the Xbox limited series of our program. Marked with a Made For The Xbox Limited Series badge in the lower right corner of the box, this new category of licensed products guarantees premium product quality and design. Limited-series products will also include a set of custom features designed specifically for the Xbox that will take your gaming experience to the next level.

Pricing and availability

We are delighted that you experience the thoughtful combination of immersive sound, timeless design and the unparalleled craftsmanship that is Bang & Olufsen. Bang & Olufsen Beoplay Portal Headset for Xbox will be available starting at $ 499.00 USD at select Microsoft Store global markets, Bang & Olufsen and other participating retailers. See below for availability details:

Microsoft Store: United States and Canada

  • Charcoal black: Available for purchase today
  • Gray mist: Pre-order today, ships in May
  • Marine brass: Pre-order today, ships in May

For all other markets, check or your local game dealer for availability.

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