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Sensual sound from B&O's new head-huggers

Luxury meets great sound in the new Bang & Olufsen's Beoplay H9 headphones. But can they dethrone the reigning king of premium noise cancellation?

You won't tire of the sound that the H9s produce: they're some of the cleanest-sounding pairs of headphones I've reviewed. Acoustic and classical music sounded particularly impressive on the H9 with its clean, bright and "forward" sound.

BANG & OLUFSEN's latest flagship Beoplay H9 (2019) headphones should be nearly at the top of your shopping list if you're looking for a good pair of noise-cancelling (NC) headphones. I say "nearly", because its S$760 asking price is steep when its closest rivals are being hawked for S$300 or...

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