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Overall Score 6.2 Represents average audio ecosystem compatibility score.
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Overall Score 3.8 Represents average audio ecosystem compatibility score.
The Apple AirPods Max have a weight of 384.8g, these are higher than 320g, which we consider as the highest average a headphone should weigh for comfort during long use.
We take in account a lower weight best because lighter devices are more comfortable to move with.
Bang & Olufsen Beoplay Portal, at 282g weigh less than the Apple AirPods Max by -102.8g
Detachable cables are cables that have connectors on both ends. One end goes into your headphone earpieces, while the other end is inserted into a source device. Some new headphones, and not just the expensive ones, are coming with detachable cables, Bang & Olufsen Beoplay Portal are one of those.
Twisted headphone cables can be a great source of annoyance and inconvenience, Bang & Olufsen Beoplay Portal's cable is designed to minimize tangling. Constant twisting of the cables can also lead to microfractures in the copper wires, affecting sound quality, or rendering your headphones defective.
Headphones that are designed to allow air to pass through their ear cups from the rear of the speaker driver unit are known as open-back. This design provides a very natural and accurate sound, Bang & Olufsen Beoplay Portal have this kind of design which means that resonances and low-frequency that tend to build up caused by the rear enclosure are no longer a concern.
A long cable ensures more freedom of movement, but remember that every cable based on the conducting material used has a certain amount of parasitic resistance, inductance, and capacitance. How much depends on the length and construction. Bang & Olufsen Beoplay Portal comes with a 1.25meters cable.
Over-ear headphones have larger earpads that fit around your entire ear Apple AirPods Max have a comfortable full-size form with earcups that fully enclose your ears. This design is loved for its increased sound isolation and the fact that it won't leak sound to your neighbors.
Bang & Olufsen Beoplay Portal with this design offer potential for maximum bass and loudness levels.
Apple AirPods Max have stereo speakers, devices with stereo speakers deliver sound from separate channels on both left and right sides, this creates a richer sound and a better listening experience.
Both Bang & Olufsen Beoplay Portal and Apple AirPods Max have stereo speakers
Active noise cancellation uses more advanced technology to reduce unwanted ambient sounds. How it works, it detects and analyzes the sound pattern outside and inside the earbud and then inverts the soundwaves to cancel it out. In simple terms, it's like taking +1 outside (noise from your surrounding) and adding -1 inside (counter sound within the device) to make 0 resulting in a reduced level of noise.
Apple AirPods Max allow you to listen at lower volume levels, causing less ear fatigue as you don't have to crank up the volume to overcome background noise.
Bang & Olufsen Beoplay Portal too have active noise cancellation making both devices ideal for plane rides and morning commutes. Each may work with different noise cancellation modes, pick the setting, mode, or noise cancellation type that suits your commute or that enhances your relaxation time.
Passive Noise Cancellation uses well-designed ear cups to seal out environment noise. This is used for both in-ear earphones and over-ear headphones where the headphone itself will keep surrounding noise out.
The Apple AirPods Max sits tightly in place, creating an acoustic seal that reduces background noise and prevents your music from leaking out.
Both of these devices have passive noise reduction which means that also the Bang & Olufsen Beoplay Portal isolates you from ambient noise instead of actively using technology to cancel it out.
Low-frequency response measures if and how well a particular audio device reproduces low audible frequencies and if it makes any changes to the signal on the way through. Bang & Olufsen Beoplay Portal's lowest frequency is at 20Hz, the lower the low-frequency response, the stronger and juicier the bass.
High frequency response measures if and how well a particular audio component reproduces high audible frequencies and if it makes any changes to the signal while at it. Bang & Olufsen Beoplay Portal's highest frequency is at 22000Hz, the higher the high-frequency response, the clearer and crispier the treble.
Sound pressure is the average variation in atmospheric pressure caused by the sound, the sound level .i.e how loud something is can be perceived differently by different people so we need to have a way of getting an objective measurement of sound level expressed in numerical terms.
The sound pressure level, SPL, is the pressure level of a sound, measured in decibels, dB, Bang & Olufsen Beoplay Portal's measurement is 95dB/mW. Devices with a higher sound pressure level are generally louder when supplied with any given audio source.
The driver unit is the component that produces sound in the device, its size dictates the loudness of the headphone. Apple AirPods Max driver unit is 40mm in diameter, bigger drivers are more powerful and can produce better bass.
Bang & Olufsen Beoplay Portal driver unit is 40mm in diameter, making both Bang & Olufsen Beoplay Portal, and Apple AirPods Max similar in how loud their sound gets , as many tend to believe that driver units of a bigger size automatically produce better sound quality.
However, large drivers usually have difficulty reproducing high frequencies so yeah, larger drivers are capable of generating louder sound, but this does not mean that they deliver better sound.
A speaker driver is an individual transducer that converts electrical energy to sound waves. Drivers come in different sizes and modes, but generally, you'll find three types: tweeter driver, which handles the high-frequency treble range (above 2,000 Hz), and midrange driver: which handles the midrange frequencies (200 Hz to 2,000 Hz). Woofer driver: which handles the low-frequency bass range (below 200 Hz).
Based on the frequencies they handle more drivers may result in better sound quality, Bang & Olufsen Beoplay Portal have 2 only.
Impedance is the device's resistance to the electromagnetic current, when electricity flows through a wire, it faces electrical resistance that counters the flow of current. The resistance of a wire is measured in ohms. Bang & Olufsen Beoplay Portal's impedance is 24Ohms, the lower the impedance, the easier it is to get higher volume and requires less power.
Neodymium magnets if used in audio devices produce a higher sensitivity and substantial sound output while using less power. They can help produce music at quite a high sound pressure level, SPL, with the use of high magnetic flux. The Apple AirPods Max have this type of magnet.
Bang & Olufsen Beoplay Portal have it too, devices with neodymium magnets are lighter and more powerful than those which use ferrite magnets. It is also known that they have more bass and clear high notes.
If your headphones play wirelessly, cancel ambient noise, or enhance your listening experience with active features, their battery life will reduce over time. The device's battery life is given by the manufacturer, with longer battery life, you get to use it for longer and have to charge the device less often. Apple AirPods Max's battery life is 20 hours
Bang & Olufsen Beoplay Portal's battery life is 24 hours. Each time you recharge your headphones, they get a little less listening time. The effect is barely noticeable at first. But over a few years, you may find that your device, no longer plays for long like it used to.
It takes 2 hours to fully charge the Apple AirPods Max's battery. It is recommended to fully charge the battery before using the headphones for the first time or when they have been unused for extended periods.
Bang & Olufsen Beoplay Portal takes 3 hours to fully charge the battery
Apple AirPods Max have a battery level indicator, an indicator shows you when the device has a low battery. The battery indicator lights indicate the charging status of your headphones.
Battery power, or battery capacity, represents the amount of electrical energy that a battery can store. Bang & Olufsen Beoplay Portal's battery power is 1200mAh, more battery power can be an indication of longer battery life.
A rechargeable battery is a type of electrical battery that can be charged, discharged into a load, and recharged many times, as opposed to a disposable or primary battery, which is supplied fully charged and discarded after use.
Apple AirPods Max's battery can be recharged and used over again.
The Bang & Olufsen Beoplay Portal too have a rechargeable battery.
Apple AirPods Max can be used wirelessly, wireless devices allow users more freedom of movement.
The Bang & Olufsen Beoplay Portal also can be used wirelessly
Bluetooth is a wireless technology standard that allows data transfers between devices placed in close proximity, using short-wavelength, ultra-high frequency radio waves. Apple AirPods Max has a v5
Bang & Olufsen Beoplay Portal has a Bluetooth version of v5.1. Newer versions provide faster data transfers.
Bang & Olufsen Beoplay Portal support USB TYPE-C, an industry-standard connector for transmitting both data and power on a single cable. The USB-C plug is now part and parcel of most current laptops, phones, and tablets, it features reversible plug orientation and cable direction.
Bang & Olufsen Beoplay Portal support APTX Adaptive, an audio codec for Bluetooth devices that are developed by Qualcomm. It has a variable bit rate (between 279kbps and 420kbps), which means it can adjust the bit rate for different scenarios, such as listening to HD audio or reducing interference from other devices.
The Bang & Olufsen Beoplay Portal support APTX HD, an audio codec for Bluetooth devices that are developed by Qualcomm. It supports high-quality 24-bit audio (at a bit rate of 576kbps).
Bang & Olufsen Beoplay Portal support APTX, a codec used for transmitting audio wirelessly with Bluetooth. It is developed by Qualcomm and supports 16-bit audio at a bit rate of 384kbps.
Bluetooth is a short-range wireless technology standard that is used for exchanging data between fixed and mobile devices over short distances. The Apple AirPods Max can connect at a 10meters distance via Bluetooth or infrared to another device.
The Bang & Olufsen Beoplay Portal can connect at a 12meters distance via Bluetooth
Being an industry standard audio plug, a standard 3.5mm male connector is suitable for use with all MP3 players and computer sound cards. This means that it is commonly used in stereo headphones to your phone or connecting your phone to an external amplifier, sound bars, your car radio, etc. Bang & Olufsen Beoplay Portal has this connector giving it a wider range of connectivity with most of the sound devices out there. All plugs have at least a tip and sleeve with the number of rings that stand as a differentiating factor.
Apple AirPods Max have only 9 microphones, more microphones result in better sound quality and enable the device to filter out background noise.
The Bang & Olufsen Beoplay Portal microphones are only 4.
Apple AirPods Max use a noise-canceling type of microphone, these microphones are designed to filter out background noise from the desired sound. Especially useful in noisy environments.
The Bang & Olufsen Beoplay Portal too use a noise-canceling type of microphone.
Apple AirPods Max support ambient sound mode, which uses microphones to pass through ambient noises so that they can still be heard. It’s useful when you want to listen to music but also be aware of what’s happening around you, for example when you’re having a jog but would still want to be able to hear traffic.
Bang & Olufsen Beoplay Portal have a mute function, they have an option to mute/unmute a conversation directly from the device. The mute function means that you unilaterally turn off the microphone, but you can still hear the other party's voice.
Bang & Olufsen Beoplay Portal support multipoint, which allows you to link to more Bluetooth devices and switch between them. For example, you can easily switch calls from one device to another without having to manually disconnect and reconnect.
There is a control panel on the Apple AirPods Max body, so you can easily access the volume control or remote without having to interact with a cable or another device it's connected to.
The Bang & Olufsen Beoplay Portal too have a control panel on them.
Apple AirPods Max can be used as a headset.
A headset is one headphone or pair with a built-in microphone. Headsets can be used for apps that require communication i.e. Zoom, Google Meet, Skype, games with voice chat, mobile phones, etc.
Bang & Olufsen Beoplay Portal can be used as a headset. since they have a built-in microphone
The period of time that warrant free repair and adjustment services in case of a malfunction occurring under normal use that has followed instruction manuals. When covered under the manufacturer’s warranty it is possible to get a replacement in the case of a malfunction. Apple AirPods Max have a warranty period of 1 years
The Bang & Olufsen Beoplay Portal have a warranty period of 3years.
Carrying headphones without a case, or putting them in bags without a casing can easily put them at risk of getting damaged. The Apple AirPods Max come with their own special case or pouch, which is useful for safe transportation.
Dolby Atmos is a surround sound technology that allows sounds to be interpreted as three-dimensional objects. Apple AirPods Max have Dolby Atmos, which allows them to have immersive, 360-degree sound.
Bang & Olufsen Beoplay Portal have it too, Atmos theoretically means you'll be able to hear, say birds chipping from above or a plane moving from over your head into the distance like it would be in a natural environment.