B&O BEOPLAY PORTAL in the test: expensive headset

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Test grade

1.7

Good

The Bang & Olufsen Beoplay Portal is expensive, but also scores in almost all areas: the design is simple and chic, the gaming headset is valuable. The invisible microphone is not a high -flyer who is once again first class the sound for which the Danes are known. Thanks to functions such as ANC and transparency mode, the technology is even suitable as over-ear headphones in everyday life.

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Per

  • Chic and valuable
  • Great sound
  • Microphone installed in the housing
  • Can also be used away from the gaming
  • Active noise suppression

Contra

  • Microphone only okay
  • App compulsory for all functions

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Gaming headsets are part of the repertoire of every gamer, whether hobby gamblers or professional eSporters. The focus is often on price and performance, the large brands of the scene that have been inspiring with their periphery for years: Razer, Steelseries, Roccat, Corsair, Logitech or Hyperx. Especially when it comes to headsets, however, more and more well -known manufacturers are involved who otherwise have little to do with gaming. This includes the traditional company Bang & Olufsen, or B&O for short. The Danes are known for high -quality, optically unusual and above all expensive products. With the B&O Beoplay Portal, a gaming headset from a proud 400 euros is available. Computer BILD tested the high-priced audio technology.

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1st place

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Test grade

1.7

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Bang & Olufsen

Beoplay portal

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Per

  • Chic and valuable
  • Great sound

Contra

  • Microphone only okay
  • App compulsory for all functions

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359, 20 €

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place 2

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Test grade

1.9

Good

Audio

Penrose X

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Per

  • Detailed sound
  • Good location

Contra

  • Bad microphone

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291, 96 €

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place 3

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Test grade

2.1

Good

Asus

Rog Strix Go Black

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Per

  • Balanced sound
  • Good surround sound

Contra

  • Transfers voices tinies
  • Breathing noises audible

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59, 99 €

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4th place

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2.1

Good

Logitech

G Pro X Gaming Headset

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Per

  • High sound quality
  • Good location of opponents

Contra

  • Something high weight

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76, 99 €

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These are $500 Xbox Headphones - Bang & Olufsen Xbox Portal 5th place

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Test grade

2.3

Good

Corsair

HS80 RGB Wireless

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Per

  • Good microphone
  • All kinds of setting options

Contra

  • Sounded up with air
  • A little uncomfortable.

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124, 90 €

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Rank 6

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Test grade

2.3

Good

Corsair

Virtuoso RGB Wireless

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Per

  • High sound quality
  • Good location of opponents

Contra

  • Microphone quality expandable
  • Long loading time

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148, 99 €

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7th place

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Test grade

2.4

Good

Razer

BlackShark V2

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Per

  • High sound quality
  • Neat location of opponents

Contra

  • Connection cable a little short (1.84 m)

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59, 38 €

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8th place

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Test grade

2.4

Good

Steelseries

Arctis Prime

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Per

  • Good sound
  • Natural voice reproduction

Contra

  • Location partly out of focus
  • High microphone overview

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85, 51 €

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9th place

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Test grade

2.4

Good

Microsoft

Xbox Wireless Headset

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Per

  • Good bass
  • High comfort

Contra

  • Moderate indoor sound
  • Voice a little falsified (microphone)

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94, 90 €

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Place 10

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Test grade

2.4

Good

Logitech

G733

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Per

  • High comfort
  • Good software

Contra

  • Bass too loud
  • Microphone quality

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95, 30 €

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class design and value

The Bang & Olufsen Beoplay Portal is largely made of plastic, with parts of the listening shell and the top of the ironing covered with synthetic leather. The same applies to the thick and comfortable ear cups. Meanwhile, the upholstery on the bracket is made of fabric. The pressure is subtly strong here. With just 280 grams of weight, even longer gaming sessions are no problem. The cables can all be removed. Working about the position of the micros does not need to make users: As with the Sony Pulse 3D, the microphone is in the housing, an additional arm in front of the mouth is not necessary. But how good does the recording sound?

microphone with air up

Many headsets fail regardless of the price range due to the built -in microphones. Bang & Olufsen also no trees out, although the quality is generally okay. Overall, the recording quality of the invisible micros is good, but the sound for teammates over radio and cables seems rather dull and slightly robotic. Background noises, such as the crackling of a chip bag, are partially captured and transferred to teammates. After all, you never have to think about the position of the micros in front of your mouth.

a real board

Bang & Olufsen is known for strong prices and striking designs, but above all for good sound! And you can also hear these expertise at the Beoplay Portal. The sound looks slightly tinny and offers only a few boobs in shooters without real bass, but playback is clear and very pleasant. Spatial location - often a decisive advantage in games to find the position of the opponent - works great. The enemy in "Call of Duty: Vanguard" one floor higher is located as quickly and precisely as the approaching opponent at "Gran Turismo 7".

full of only with the app

Thanks to Bluetooth, the portal can be connected to the smartphone and used in everyday life with music, podcasts & Co. Via the "Bang & Olufsen" app (for Android and iOS), the Danes donate software updates and access to equalizers to adapt heights or bass personal preferences. In addition to your own presets, transparency mode and active noise suppression (Active NOISE CANCELING, short ANC) can be set. A great feature that is usually used for good in and over-ear headphones. B&O clearly shows that the expensive beoplay portal is also suitable for music when traveling. All settings in the app are only possible after registration. There is no other option than the use of the app, especially for changes to ANC & Co.

many connections, persistent battery

The Beoplay portal can be connected to PC, consoles, smartphones via Bluetooth, USB or analogous to the jack cable. For Microsoft's Xbox and Sony PlayStation there are various designs and corresponding USB A dongle that guarantee wireless connection. The battery lasts for a long time: the headset of B&O in the Playstation version came to almost 23 hours of play under full load and with ANC. Fine: Even during the cargo, the headset can continue to be used, thanks to a long cable you do not have to frame yourself unnecessarily or lay extensions through half the apartment. The control on the headset is a bit fiddly.

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Test grade

1.7

Good

Bang & Olufsen

Beoplay portal

  • Chic and valuable
  • Great sound

  • Microphone only okay

  • App compulsory for all functions

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359, 20 €

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B & O BEOPLAY PORTAL TESS: Conclusion

The Bang & Olufsen Beoplay Portal is expensive, but also scores in almost all areas: the design is simple and chic, the gaming headset is valuable. The invisible microphone is not a high -flyer who is once again first class the sound for which the Danes are known. Thanks to functions such as ANC and transparency mode, the technology is even suitable as over-ear headphones in everyday life. Testnote : 1.7

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