Australian Review: Bang & Olufsen Beoplay H5 – Almost all class

Bang & Olufsen's Beoplay H5 is easily the slickest pair of wireless in-ear headphones on the market. While most competing alternatives have large protruding buds or a clunky plastic neckband, the Beoplay H5 is a far a subtler option. The buds are still bigger than your typical pair of wired in-ear headphones, but the difference is day and night when compared to wireless in-ear alternatives from the likes of Bose and Beats. It just looks like you're wearing headphones, which in my opinion, is a good thing.

Weighing in at 18g, is a reasonably light option when it comes to wireless in-ear buds. The issue is, the svelte braided cord is quite heavy for what it is. As such, it can easily catch on the back of your neck or on collar, and given enough time, dislodge the buds. No matter which size tips I was wearing (you get a great range of options in the box), I couldn't get the H5 to stay put for more than 15 or so minutes at a time when wearing them on the move. Even a brisk walk was enough to slowly work one of the buds out. This gets far worse if you wear the H5 while at the gym or on a run. If you're looking for sports headphones, you should look elsewhere.

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