Microsoft has introduced the brand-new Bang & Olufsen Beoplay Portal Wireless Headphones for Xbox, which is the first product for the Designed for Xbox Limited Series program, and costs a whopping $500 - the same as a Series X!
"Beoplay Portal is the perfect combination of technology, design and craftsmanship providing an immaculate audio experience for gaming and everyday activities."
So, what are you getting for your money? Firstly, the headphones offer lambskin ear cushions with built-in jaw support and calfskin leather on the exterior headband with bamboo fiber textile on the inside band, while cushions on top of the headband relieve any sort of fatigue you might find from long-term wear.
In terms of performance, you can get up to 24 hours of battery life (when only using Bluetooth and active-noise cancellation - 12 hours when using Xbox Wireless as well), a virtual boom arm for reliable microphone performance without the intrusive design of a physical boom arm, and the ability to customise various aspects such as pre-set game modes (like RPG or FPS), adjust adaptive active noise-cancellation, mic monitoring, mic tone and game/chat balance via the Bang & Olufsen audio app.
Beoplay Portal has been tuned by acclaimed acousticians for the most immersive and precise gaming audio. Experience your favorite games like never before with its engaging, sensorial audio and hear the subtlest of sounds you did not even know 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.
Three versions are available to purchase over at the Microsoft Store - Black Anthracite (available today in the US & Canada), Grey Mist (ships in May) and Navy Brass (ships in May) - and you can find out more details over at Xbox Wire.
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