Have you considered Beoplay H9i?

The Beoplay H9i is the upgrade to the earlier H9, the upgrade of which happened without much fanfare.  Since its release though it has been making waves amongst the headphone blogger community as well as the audio review magazines so could this over ear headphone be ‘the one’ for many?  We’ve gathered snippets of various reviews below which might encourage you to pop on by the local store and give them a test run.

Style and comfort

The Beoplay H9i are simply gorgeous. These are stylish, eye-catching headphones that scream premium quality and first-class construction.

-techhive

 

Let me be clear from the jump: The over-ear $499 H9i is one of the comfiest sets of headphones I’ve tested.

-Endagadget

 

Going over comfort, on paper the On-Ear H8i’s are the lightest pair of ANC headphones I’ve tested.  The H8i’s felt great from my experience. But those who prefer the all encompassing, fully enclosed over-ear style, the H9i’s were money.

-Jims Review Room

Sound quality

The drivers fire sound slightly from the front of your ears, creating a sound stage that tends to be slightly more in front of you, mimicking (to a slight degree) what you’d get with traditional loudspeakers. You typically need to spend hundreds of dollars more to find such a driver positioning.

-techhive

 

We find the H9i sound quality exceptional, with great bass delivery, crisp highs and well-balanced sound stage.

-Pocket Lint

 

The H9i sounds crystal clear, high resolution and offers high fidelity with offering not necessarily a bright audio signature, but surely enough in the forefront to make them stand out and for you to hear all the details.  You can distinctly hear audio on the sides, in the forefront, behind you… you can perceive different height in your audio on quality audio files.

-Jims Review Room

Noise Cancelling & Battery

The drivers fire sound slightly from the front of your ears, creating a sound stage that tends to be slightly more in front of you, mimicking (to a slight degree) what you’d get with traditional loudspeakers. You typically need to spend hundreds of dollars more to find such a driver positioning.

-techhive

 

The thing that’s always drawn us back to the H9 time and again is the overall sound quality and subtle noise-cancelling.  When it comes to active-noise cancellation, some complained that the H9 never had an especially strong delivery in this department. We, however, having used them on dozens of plane journeys, appreciate the way that engine ‘hiss’ is cut-out without ‘damaging’ the overall sound. In the H9i the ANC has been enhanced to cut out a greater frequency range, which makes it better for blotting out voices too. We’d still call it subtle, but find it an ideal balance when travelling.

-Pocket Lint

 

Some wireless headphones today are pushing even longer play times. But here’s what is truly unique about the Beoplay H9i: Its 770mAh battery is removable, so you can purchase an additional battery for $50 from B&O’s website and pop it in for added flexibility.  I used the Beoplay H9i during a transatlantic round-trip flight and didn’t have any problems with the battery life on either leg of the trip.

-Tech Hive

https://jimsreviewroom.com/2018/08/05/bo-h8i-review-h9i-tested-anc-headphone/

https://www.engadget.com/2018/04/28/bang-olufsen-beoplay-h8i-h9i-headphones-review/

https://www.pocket-lint.com/headphones/reviews/145722-beoplay-h9i-review-headphones

https://www.techhive.com/article/3342211/bang-olufsen-beoplay-h9i-headphones-review.html