B&O BeoPlay H3 ANC - First Look

October 05, 2015

On Sep 24, Bang & Olufsen announced the launch of the BeoPlay H3 ANC, a pair of noise-canceling in-ears. If you're familiar with the H3, these new buds look practically the same except for the microphone slits on the bud exterior and the additional circular noise-canceling unit. 

What's the Big Deal?

1. Noise-canceling
These 40g in-ears claim to allow you to 'enjoy the acclaimed B&O Signature Sound whether the ANC (Active Noise Canceling) is turned on or off'. 

2. Comply Foam Tips
We've tested these out on the Jaybird X2 Wireless so we know how these tips can perform for the H3 in terms of noise isolation and fit - pretty darn well. In addition, there are 4 different sizes of standard fare silicon tips thrown in.
From L to R - Silicon tips (XS, S, M, L) and Comply foam tip

Update (16 Nov 2015)
The Comply buds included are the Isolation tips (T-200) (M). 

3. Battery Life
The BeoPlay H3 ANC clocks a decent 20 hours of battery life on this mode after a 2.5 hour charge. Beyond this timeframe, you can still use the BeoPlay earphones but without the ANC.

4. Design
Almost a standard unique selling point given its B&O branding. These are built from a scratch-resistant lightweight metal designed by one of their resident industrial designers, Jakob Wagner. 

According to the Bang & Olufsen site, these in-ears retail for EUR 249 / USD 249. We are currently checking on the Singapore pricing.

And again according to their website, they should be available by the end October 2015 in Gunmetal Grey.

Update (5 Oct 2015)
Bang & Olufsen (SEA) confirmed that the pricing will be at SGD 379 and will be available in Singapore from late Nov 2015 at the B&O Showroom at Grand Hyatt.

Update (4 Feb 2016)
Check out the full review of the BeoPlay H3 ANC!

Where To Buy
If you like what you have read, feel free to support me by buying via this Amazon affiliate link. Pricing is from USD 249. 
B&O BeoPlay H3 ANC
(Gunmetal Gray)
USD 249

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