Bang & Olufsen Reveals Xbox Beoplay Portal Headphones

Posted on March 30, 2021 by Nick Moreno

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To the number of users that still actively use Xbox and plans to continue their devotion to the platform, Microsoft in its initiative to support its owners brings more content to the ‘Designed for Xbox’ project. In that, the firm has teamed up with more than two dozen product manufacturers to develop premium accessories that owners can keep and still use no matter where on the Xbox ecosystem.

Most recently in the past, Microsoft welcomed the line of xCloud-aimed items from OtterBox. The firm most recognized for its work on cell phone cases has conjured up cases for controllers, controller shells, and glass privacy guard for users that plan to take Xbox on the go through the  cloud-enabled xCloud program via Xbox Game Pass Ultimate.

Now in a new announcement made on Tuesday, Bang & Olufsen reveals to be welcoming its own headset designated for avid video game players. Announcing the Beoplay Portal Headphones, players on Xbox or elsewhere can utilize every aspect of the device to expand their senses to what is already familiar.

Beoplay Portal has a sophisticated aesthetic and can be used in any situation, while offering easy access to dedicated gaming features. Customize the 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 lossless 2.4GHz Xbox Wireless connectivity built in.

Beoplay Portal is also compatible with PC and mobile devices with Bluetooth 5.1 and aptX Adaptive, allowing you to take immersive audio on the go. Charging is quick and gets you back in 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 only using Bluetooth and active-noise cancellation.

Alex Nunn, Designed for Xbox Senior Business and Strategy Lead

In addition to the new headset, there is also a Bang & Olufsen audio app which allows players to also adjust the values of how the headset is used to offer peak performance based on the genre of game respectively. So users can bounce from a role-playing game to a first-person shooter and the Beoplay Portal offers a unique preset no matter the game.

Previously, Microsoft also welcomed its in-house Xbox Wireless Headset to the market. Most unique about the device is the ability to stream both audio from Xbox and your mobile device simultaneously. You can read the full report by heading here.

Do you think you’ll get the Bang & Olufsen Beoplay Portal Headphones?

The Beoplay Portal is available for purchase with the ‘Black Anthracite’ headset for $499.99. The two other variants, Grey Mist and Navy Brass, are up for pre-order and will be available sometime in May later this year.

Source: Microsoft

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